KLRU Create Marathons for May

Starting at 10 am each Saturday, KLRU Create offers viewers themed programming to get you started on various projects. KLRU Create is on channel 18.2 over the air.

May 5 – Pizza Party
Crispy crust, savory sauce and gooey cheese are the foundation of any good pizza. Create chefs Jacques Pepin, Lidia Bastianich and Mary Ann Esposito are among the chefs who put their own flavorful spin on one of America’s most beloved meals. They top their pizzas with roasted veggies and chorizo while Ming Tsai gets into the mix with his east-meets-west flare making Hoisin Chicken Sausage and Roasted Bell Pepper Pizza. No need to go to the Pizzeria – hot pizza will pop out of your oven in no time!

May 12 – Fresh Air Fun
It’s time for fresh air fun! See the beautiful sights of the world as you’ve never experienced them before with Create intrepid explorers Rudy Maxa, Rick Steves and Darley Newman. You’ll be touring on bikes and horseback along with some hiking. See the views, enjoy the sun on your face and relax!

May 19 – Spring Garden
Liven up your dishes with fresh vegetables right from your spring garden. Create hosts P. Allen Smith, Christina Pirello and Nick Stellino will show you how to take your harvest from garden to table. Your spring carrots, asparagus and peas will breathe new life into your meals!

May 26 – Red, White and Barbecue
The unofficial start of summer begins today. If you grill it, they will come, equipped with forks and a big appetite. Fear not as Create‘s expert grillmaster Steven Raichlen will show you how to cook the perfect steak and prepare ribs so succulent they will make your mouth water. Make sure you have plenty of napkins on hand to wipe up all the barbecue sauce. Fire up the grill and enjoy the first cookout of the season!

"Dinosaurs A to Z" One-Hour Special!

Sing along to the “Dinosaurs A to Z” song!

Dinosaur Train A-Z with Galimimus

Monday, May 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Friday, May 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 10, 8:30-9:30 a.m.

While riding the Dinosaur Train with Buddy and Mom, Tiny gets the idea to gather all the dinosaurs in the “Dinosaurs A to Z” song for a picnic at Troodon Town. The Conductor agrees, and as the Train starts picking up dinosaurs, Tiny, Buddy, Shiny and Don help keep track of how many of the different species have come on board. They learn about classification and organize the dinosaurs by their species, features, and size. When all 26 dinosaurs finally come on board, the Train has more extra cars than it ever has — and they need an additional engine to help pull it! Once they arrive at Troodon Town for the picnic, Tiny leads the 26 different “A to Z” dinosaurs in a fun, rousing, and historic singing of the “Dinosaurs A to Z” song!


Each month, KLRU chooses a program for your family to enjoy together. This month’s Family Choice program, NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT 2012,  will unite the nation with an evening that has become an American tradition.

Jack Everly Concert

Sunday, May 27, 7-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, May 27, 8:30-10 p.m.
Monday, May 28, 10:30 p.m.-midnight
Tuesday, May 29, 2:30-4a.m.

The NATIONAL MEMORIAL DAY CONCERT honors the service and sacrifice of the men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. The top-rated show (#3 in PBS Primetime!) is broadcast live from the West Lawn of the US Capitol before a concert audience of hundreds of thousands, to millions more at home and on the American Forces Network to troops serving around the world. The multi award-winning broadcast features an all-star line-up in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra and is co-hosted for the seventh time by Emmy Award- winner Gary Sinise and Tony Award-winner Joe Mantegna, two acclaimed actors who have dedicated themselves to veterans’ causes and supporting the troops in active service. The event has become the nation’s memorial service offering viewers a time to remember, to heal and bring the country together.

3rd Annual WordGirl Definition Competition

The 3rd Annual WordGirl Definition Competition is fast approaching!

Inspired by the educational objectives of WordGirl’s TV show, the Definition Competition aims to enrich students’ vocabulary in a fun and interactive way. During the 30-minute live webcast, students will play along with three rounds – and a bonus round – of game-show-type questions, testing their knowledge of words, usage, and reading comprehension.

Classes have been registering throughout the month, and there has been a great turnout. Make sure to tune in live on Tuesday, May 1, at 1pm Eastern, noon Central, 10am Pacific, to cheer on the live players and see if a school from your district takes home a prize!

After the broadcast, the event will be archived on the PBS Teachers Page.