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This June, tune-in to KLRU as we continue to transform the way we fundraise by providing more programs and fewer interruptions! Central Texans are counting on YOU to Shape the Future of #YourKLRU. Won’t you help us continue to grow ☘ by supporting your favorite PBS programs during our second annual online giving drive?

Arts In Context Shorts: A Living Language

Dstudents posing during Egyptian dance0ance Another World has created a new standard on the classic view of learning a new language. Through dance, Dance Another World, intertwines an English immersion program for young non-native females in America. Founded by trained ballerina, Dawn Mann, Dance Another World helps refugees and students from low socioeconomic communities by inspiring its students to express their thoughts and feelings into a creative movement.

 

Q Night At The Movies 5/28: Meet John Doe & More

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Witness the talent of Gary Cooper this week with Q Night At The Movies. First, we highlight his legacy as an actor who mastered the Western Hero archetype. Then, we’ll see him play a man who a newspaper hired to impersonate a made-up man in Meet John Doe.

On Hollywood Idols Gary Cooper: The Face Of A Hero, learn about Cooper’s personal connection to the roles he played onscreen at 7 p.m. Known for his personification of the Western Hero, it was Montana-born Gary Cooper’s horse-riding skills that first brought him bit parts in movies – and he never lost his love of the great American outdoors.

On Story 7:30 p.m. 

In Corinth Films Collection Meet John Doe, fired reporter Ann Mitchel (Barbara Stanwyck) prints a fake letter from unemployed “John Doe,” who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby (Gary Cooper) to impersonate “Doe.” Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story, until the made-up “John Doe” philosophy starts a whole political movement. This riveting film airs at 8 p.m.

In the Studio: Wendy Davis tapes Overheard 5/31

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Senator Wendy Davis.

Date: Tuesday, May 31
Time: 10:15am (Doors at 9:45am)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP Now
Entrance is based upon capacity.

photo3662Wendy Davis is a former Democratic State Senator from Fort Worth, Texas. Davis stepped into the national spotlight during her 11-hour filibuster in the summer of 2013. She spoke out in an effort to defeat a controversial abortion bill. In 2014, Davis ran for the Governor of Texas. Today, she still fights for gender equality. Davis’ new non-profit organization Deeds Not Words launches this month. The organization is an online network that connects millennial women to resources that help fight gender inequality.

West Austin Studio Tour May 14-15 & 21-22

Big Medium’s West Austin Studio Tour (West) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning across two weekends in May. West provides opportunities for the public to meet the makers: the local artists and artisans who drive Austin’s vibrant creative culture. Get more details

In its 5th edition, West features 205 Artist Studios, 53 Galleries, 62 Temporary Exhibitions, 4 Happenings, and 12 Partner Programs. This website serves as an overview of tour stops and a schedule of events. It is intended to help tour-goers hand-pick their West experiences, particularly while using mobile devices. The West mobile website is a free online companion to the West catalog.

KLRU is proud to be a media partner for the West Austin Studio Tour 2016.

Highlights May 22-28

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Nonnatus House tries to cope with a tragedy and there’s joy all around at a wedding reception on Call the Midwife at 7 pm Sunday.

With his memory failing, Wallander draws on primal instincts to crack a decades-old submarine mystery on Wallander on Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

POV The Return at 9 pm Monday explores the ramifications when California amended its “Three Strikes” law, shortening the sentences of thousands of “lifers.”

Allison Orr finds the poetry of motion in unusual places and uses non-traditional choreography to celebrate everyday life. For nearly two years Orr has been shadowing and observing technicians, linemen and machines at a power company on Arts In Context Power Up at 10:30 pm Monday.

Follow genealogists as they trace stories about Pocahontas, a Cuban grandfather’s secret past, the impact of WWII on a Filipino family on Genealogy Roadshow at 7 pm Tuesday.

Join Stephen Hawking on Genius at 8 pm Wednesday as he sets three ordinary people a truly mind-bending challenge: Can they work out why they exist at all?

Margaret Atwood, award-­winning author of more than 40 volumes of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, talks about storytelling on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Sleep deprivation affects everything, from memory to mood to decision making.

In our 36hour No Sleep Challenge, researchers track 4 participants to see just how vital sleep is to your mental health on Stories of the Mind at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet heads to the panhandle where he finds Caprock Canyon State Park which is full of beautiful views, horseback riding, and the Official State Bison Herd of Texas on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Discover the story behind the pioneering outlaw country music supergroup that featured Willie Nelson, Waylon Jennings, Johnny Cash and Kris Kristofferson on The Highwaymen: American Masters at 8 pm Friday.

Enjoy an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song Friday at 9 pm.

Style up with indoor succulents as living decor and meet Army base families uniting around gardens on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Revel in the best performances from the 2015 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony at 7pm Saturday.

Science Night 5/25

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Learn about how humans triggered adaptation and evolution in the Coywolf and watch Stephen Hawking challenge ordinary people to think deeply about our universe and existence.

Nature Meet The Coywolf at 7 p.m.
The coywolf, a mixture of western coyote and eastern wolf, is a hauntingly beautiful carnivore found increasingly on the streets of North American cities. Its appearance is very recent — within the last 90 years — in evolutionary terms, a blip in time. The story of how it came to be begins in Canada but by no means ends there. It is a tale of how quickly adaptation and evolution can occur, especially when humans interfere.

Genius By Stephen Hawking Why Are We Here? at 8 p.m.
Join Stephen Hawking as he sets three ordinary people a truly mind-bending challenge: Can they work out why they exist at all? Hawking takes them down a rabbit hole of profound realizations, helping them think like philosophers as much as scientists.

Genius By Stephen Hawking Where Did The Universe Come From? at 9 p.m.
Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to work out where the universe came from. Hawking leads the trio on an extraordinary journey of discovery featuring racing cars, ice-skaters, balloons and running tracks.

Q Night At The Movies 5/21: Mr. Smith Goes To Washington & More!

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This week is all about sorting through morality on the screen. First, learn about Jack Lemmon’s journey from Harvard grad to leading man. Then, Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage talk about the moral complexity of the characters in Daredevil. End the night with Mr. Smith Goes to Washington — a story about a naive, good-hearted man who must navigate his way through corruption in the U.S. Senate.

Hollywood Idols Jack Lemmon: America’s Everyman tells the story of how this great actor rose to fame at 7 p.m. Lemmon was born in Boston, graduated from Harvard and then headed for New York City to become a professional actor. It was his appearance in a Broadway revival of Room Service that led to a co-starring role with Judy Holliday in his first movie, It Should Happen to You. His unmistakable intellect and boyish, average looks played against him becoming a romantic leading man.

On Story Daredevil: Behind The Screen features Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage discussing the process of adapting the Marvel comic Daredevil for television. The duo break down the juxtaposition of brute realism and the moral complexity of Daredevil’s characters, along with how they navigated the show’s unconventional story structure in the writers room at 7:30 p.m.

In All-star Film Collection Mr. Smith Goes To Washington, a country bumpkin faces ridicule and corruption when he takes his idealistic views to the nation’s capital. Don’t miss it at 8 p.m.!

Q Night At The Movies 5/14: Holiday & The Philadelphia Story

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If you’re a Cary Grant fan, you need to catch Q Night At The Movies this week! We start off the night learning about his acting career. Following an intimate conversation with writer/director Gary Ross, we’ve got back-to-back films starring Cary Grant. In Holiday, he plays a man with a questionable relationship with his fiancé’s sister. In The Philadelphia Story, Grant plays the ex-husband of a snooty socialite who flirts with a reporter. You won’t want to miss all of the fun!

At 7 p.m., Hollywood Idols Cary Grant: The Leading Man highlights the acting career of a man who is to this day a household name. With a winning combination of comic style and leading-man charisma, Cary Grant was the essence of a star. But the suave exterior concealed a complex individual. Family photos, archival footage and film clips vividly convey Grant’s journey from lonely, working-class beginnings to the peak of Hollywood royalty.

On Story The Path Of An Action Writer features writer/director Gary Ross (Pleasantville, Seabiscuit, Free State of Jones) at 7:30 p.m. He explores lessons learned and wisdom gained over the course of his career as a storyteller, including the significance of mythology, imagination, and inventiveness throughout all parts of creation, from conception through completion of each project.

At 8 p.m., a tomboy New York socialite (Katharine Hepburn) flirts with her stuffy sister’s (Doris Nolan) down-to-earth fiance (Cary Grant) on All-star Film Collection Holiday.

In All-star Film Collection The Philadelphia Story, Katharine Hepburn plays a snooty socialite who fights with her ex-husband (Cary Grant) and flirts with a reporter (James Stewart). Don’t miss it at 9:37 p.m.!