October 13 – 19

KLRU Highlights

Dr. Heather Pleasants and Dana Salter present their findings on digital media youth and the creation of new narratives on Blackademics TV  Sunday at 1:30 pm.

Join Kevin Cokley on Blackademics TV  as he discusses the academic achievement of black students and students of Dr. Gloria Quinlan perform as she explains the work of teaching voice at Historically Black Universities Sunday at 2 pm.

In Performance At The White House presents Musica Latina Sunday at 2:30 pm. Gloria Estefan and Arturo Sandoval join President and Mrs. Obama as they welcome a host of today’s most celebrated Latino American performers.

Join Masterpiece for The Paradise, Part Two on Sunday at 8 pm. Follow the life of Denise Lovett who lands a job as a shop girl and finds herself facing a future filled with never-before-imagined-opportunities.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey, Series II – Part One Sunday at 9 pm. Two years into World War I, Downton Abbey is in turmoil, as Matthew and other young men go to war – or avoid it.

Antiques Roadshow continues in Harford, Connecticut Monday at 7 pm and find a sign of the times at the Connecticut Historical Society.

Genealogy Roadshow heads to Austin Monday at 8 pm and finds secrets involving football, politics, and home-state pride.

56 Up premiers on POV on Monday at 9 pm. Director Michael Apted returns to film the same subjects after their last meeting seven years ago.

Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle presents Truth, Justice, And The American Way  Tuesday at 7 pm. Explore the popularity of dozens of superhero characters that opened the door for a new generation of artists and writers during the Depression.

Discover the essential role of rice in Southern cuisine as The Mind of a Chef presents Rice Tuesday at 10 pm.

Re-Imagining The Classics explores how writers keep stories fresh while remaining faithful to the original version at Tuesday at 10:30 pm on On Story.

Follow the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 501st attempt to save an orphan otter as Nature presents Saving Otter 501 Wednesday at 7 pm.

NOVA follows David Pogue as he begins the quest for ultimate speed in Making Stuff Faster Wednesday at 8 pm.

Raw To Ready presents Komatsu, the story of a giant 232-ton, two-story-tall dump truck that is used to extract precious metals found beneath the earth on Wednesday at 9 pm.

New York staff writer CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin joins Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm to talk about his book, The Oath: The Obama White House and The Supreme Court.

Marching To Nowhere premieres on Arts In Context Thursday at 7:30 pm. The film follows a low-income high school marching band and explores the financial challenges that face all music programs in the state.

San Marcos, Texas gets a visit from The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm. Explore with Chet the history of Aquarena Springs and take a stab at whitewater rafting.

Civic Summit presents Healthcare Reform and You Thursday at 9 pm to clear up the confusion surrounding the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Plainspirits premiers Thursday at 9:30 pm features the first-hand paranormal experiences of dozens of Kansans.

Join Great Performances for their 40th Anniversary Celebration Friday at 9 pm.  A stellar roster of diverse alumni share their personal stories at the David Koch Theater at Lincoln Center.

Rick Steves’ Europe presents European Travel Skills, Part II Saturday at 10:30 am. The second episode continues Rick’s tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience.

Central Texas Gardener presents Brent Heath’s Naturalizing Bulbs Saturday at noon & 4 pm. Visit an old garden makeover that peps up its look with water conservation and wildlife plants.

The Lumineers and Shovels & Rope bring the best in Americana to the Austin City Limits stage Saturday at 7 pm.