KLRU Celebrates Earth Day 4/22

KLRU has Earth Day programming for both children and adults on Monday, April 22.

Curious George Swings Into Spring
Monday, April 22, 8:00 AM and 2 PM
It’s springtime! And a little monkey has a big case of spring fever. But serious lobby dogs like Hundley have no time for frolicking, especially when there’s a spring cleaning prize to be won. Hundley’s dreams are dashed when a burst pipe forces him to evacuate the building and join George in the country. Seeing such a down dog, George gets the idea to give his friend spring fever, but instead Hundley gets lost. Will George be able to rescue Hundley and lift his spirits?

Independent Lens The Island President
Monday, April 22 at 9 pm
President Mohamed Nasheed of the Maldives is a man with a bigger problem than any other world leader has ever faced — the literal survival of his country and everyone in it. After bringing democracy to the Maldives, he must now ensure that his tiny country doesn’t disappear under rising sea levels. That means capturing the attention of global superpowers, forging alliances, persuading the skeptical, and learning the ropes of international political horse-trading. Despite the size of his country and his political challenges at home, Mohamed Nasheed has become one of the leading international voices for urgent action on climate change.

Sky Island
Monday, April 22 at 10:30 pm
In Northern New Mexico a range of moutains rises up from the high desert, a wild, rugged land of the Faraway Nearby.  The volcanic Jemez Mountains are isolated from all other ranges — an island in the sky, surrounded by a desert sea.  In “Sky Island,” filmmaker John Grabowska profiles this enchanting landscape and our place within it, with climate change effects already dramatically altering the desert and alpine ecosystems.  The film features narration by Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday and actress Meryl Streep.