Highlights May 11 – May 17

KLRU Highlights

Light of the Valley Sunday at 1:30 pm tells the inspiring story of the 15th renovation of the Swayambu Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, recognized as one of the most important monuments in the Buddhist world.

Concert footage, interviews and magical offstage moments are interwoven into this documentary about Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble’s 15th anniversary performance on  Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Sunday at 2 pm.

Asia Society Texas Center at 3 pm Sunday explores how famed Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi’s landmark building came to fruition in Houston’s Museum District.

Sister Julienne calms an anxious new mother who has put her baby in grave danger and Jenny returns from the Mother House on Call the Midwife Sunday at 7 pm.

Harry’s secret service contact does him a favor on Masterpiece Mr. Selfridge Season 2, Part 7. Mae and Loxley cross swords. LeClair gets good news – and bad.

In Richmond, Virginia, Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Reid Dunavant travel to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art to talk about silver coffee and teapots, Monday at 7 pm.

Whether it’s a ceramic dog or a painted cat, Antiques Roadshow at 8 pm Monday is chock full of appraisals featuring felines and canines – in sculpture, on canvas and in many other forms.

POV at 9 pm Monday presents The World Before Her. This documentary is a tale of two Indias: In one, a small-town girl competes in the Miss India pageant. In the other, a militant woman leads a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls.

Independent Lens “Let the Fire Burn” at 10 pm Monday brings to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history.

Wes Moore explores the questions surrounding the difficulty with the process of coming back from war on episode one of Coming Back with Wes Moore at 7 pm Tuesday.

Frontline at 8 pm Tuesday investigates the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11th and continues today.

Mulberry Child at 10 pm Tuesday tells the moving story of author Jian Ping and her family’s struggle to survive China’s Cultural Revolution of 1966-1979.

Nature at 7 pm Wednesday talks to scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists that regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages.

Amy Tan, the author of three best-selling novels including The Joy Luck Club and her newest novel, The Valley of Amazement, talks about her career on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Meet Austin’s indie video game developers who push games to new frontiers in storytelling, music, animation and design on Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Film School Shorts at 8 pm Thursday features University of Texas student Hammad Rizvi’s film Road to Peshawar. During the Soviet-Afghan War, a father leads his injured daughter through the treacherous Peshawar Pass. In a literal minefield, her fate becomes linked to that of a Soviet sniper.

Chet heads to Lufkin to explore the Texas Piney Woods and one of Texas’s four National Forests on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Arts In Context at 9 pm Thursday explores the remote Texas city of Marfa, which attracts visitors including those interested in literary pursuits, fine arts and the metaphysical.

American Masters at 8 pm Friday showcases the remarkable life of famed participatory journalist George Plimpton: writer, editor, amateur sportsman and actor. Using Plimpton’s own narration, interviews with friends, family and contemporaries, and previously unseen archival material, the film creates a compelling portrait of a one-of-a-kind person.

Find out what’s going on underground to keep your plants at top performance on Central Texas Gardener at noon and 4 pm Saturday. On tour, visit the Texas Quilt Museum and its heritage plant garden patterned like a quilt.

Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday presents indie rock with Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear.