Q Night at the Movies11/29

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

Relax and watch a movie this Saturday evening with KLRU Q’s Movie Night. The entertainment begins at 6 pm.

This week’s feature film is sandwiched in-between two pledge events, Classic Hollywood Musicals beginning at 6 pm and again at 9:25 pm. Featuring some of the most iconic images ever recorded on film, these five classic Hollywood musicals – The Wizard of Oz, Yankee Doodle Dandy, Singin’ in the Rain, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and Viva Las Vegas – will take you on a journey across the Golden Age of movie musicals, spanning the days from the Great Depression all the way to the Civil Rights Movement. Join Nick Clooney as he takes you on a journey – alongside some of our greatest movie stars – of laughter and inspiration that will have you singing for days.

The film begins at 8 and stars the beloved Gene Kelly. You won’t want to miss the classic movie An American in Paris. American soldier (Gene Kelly) stays in Paris after World War II to paint and falls in love with a French beauty (Leslie Caron).

Following the film at 10:55 pm, That’s Entertainment II shows a history of Hollywood films and musicals produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, featuring excerpts from many beloved classics.

Remember: KLRU Q hosts Movie Night every Saturday!

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Highlights November 30-December 6

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Emmy and Tony Award-winner Kristin Chenoweth brings it home – to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, that is – to perform music from her career on Kristen Chenoweth – Coming Home Sunday at 6:30 pm.

Downton Abbey Rediscovered Sunday at 8 pm, Thursday at 9 pm and Saturday at 8:30 pm will combine clips, interview bites, and behind-the scenes footage.

Watch the next episode of Father Brown Sunday at 9:30 pm.

Antiques Roadshow Monday at 7 pm has more appraisals than ever to share from the 8 cities it visited during its newly-expanded Season 18 tour.

50 Years with Peter, Paul and Mary Monday at 8 pm is a documentary that celebrates the impact of the preeminent trio that brought folk music to America’s mass audiences, combining their artistry with their activism and inspiration over the last 50 years.

American Masters | Bing Crosby Rediscovered Tuesday at 7 pm reveals a man far more complex than his public persona.

Gail “Hal” Halvorsen and his Air force buddies dropped 20 tons of treats on handkerchief parachutes and delivered 6,500 pounds of chocolate bars to the 1948 West Berlin children’s Christmas parties on the ground on Candy Bomber Tuesday at 9 pm.

Narrated by the late Ossie Davis, Trans-Siberian Orchestra: Ghost of Christmas Tuesday at 10 pm is a fantasy trip through the magic of Christmas.

Celebrate the natural world with Nature’s Best of Birds Wednesday at 7 pm, a catalogue pledge special featuring some of the most memorable bird scenes from Nature’s award-winning library.

Nova | First Man on the Moon Wednesday at 8 pm presents an intimate portrait of an unassuming American hero through interviews with Neil Armstrong’s family and friends.

Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating Great Railway Journeys of Europe Wednesday at 9:30 pm.

Don’t miss the Arts In Context Special on KLRU Thursday at 7 pm.

The essence of the city during the most wonderful time of year is captured in a series of intimate and unique musical performances on Christmas in New York Thursday at 8 pm.

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and Moyers and Company begins Friday at 7 pm.

Recorded at the 2013 MusiCare’s Man of the Year Bruce Springsteen benefit, Tribute to Bruce Springsteen Friday at 8 pm features the industry’s biggest names performing The Boss’ biggest hits.

On Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga: Cheek to Cheek Live! Saturday at 7 pm, the duo performs swinging selections from their latest collaboration.

 

Learn about Wolves on KLRU Q 11/28

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Wolves and the American West dominate KLRU-Q Friday evening. You won’t want to miss these nature specials:

8 pm: The river Jordan runs in deep valleys through this mountainous landscape, providing shelter for a variety of animals that in turn feed the wolves. Wild! | Cry of the Wolves follows the story of one particular pair of wolves as they meet and start a family, the beginnings of a new pack.

9 pm: Narrated by Peter Coyote, Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter follows the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Idaho, and explores why the wolf remains a controversial animal.

10 pm: For 40 years, the American West has been the nation’s battleground for the preservation of wild lands. Wilderness: The Great Debate explores a host of environmental issues in the American West.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Science Night December 3

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Every Wednesday night KLRU hosts Science Night. It’s educational fun for the entire family starting at 7 pm!

Celebrate the natural world with Nature’s Best of Birds at 7 catalogue pledge special featuring some of the most memorable bird scenes from Nature’s award-winning library. Included in the special will be excerpts from fan favorites like My Life as a Turkey, An Original DUCKumentary, Hummingbirds: Magic in the Air, Raptor Force, Birds of the Gods, Ireland’s Wild River and more.

When Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon, he won instant fame. Yet this accomplished engineer and test pilot was so determined to stay out of the limelight that few know the personal story of how his rare combination of talent, luck and experience led to his successful command of Apollo 11. Nova | First Man on the Moon at 8 pm presents an intimate portrait of an unassuming American hero through interviews with Armstrong’s family and friends.

In Great Railway Journeys of Europe at 9:30 pm, Historian and archetypal Englishman Julian Davidson travels from the frozen wastes of Norway to the sunny shores of the Italian Adriatic coast, sampling the delights of some of the most dramatic and fascinating railway journeys in Europe.

Wild West night on KLRU Q 11/27

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Take a journey to the Wild West with Ray Mears all evening on Thursday. He explores the Mountains, the Great Plains and the deserts of the Wild West. It all starts at 8 pm only on KLRU-Q!

Following at 10:30 pm, there’s more to learn about the Wild West on Buffalo Bill’s American West.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Double your genorosity – Support Your Favorites!

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You spoke and we listened! We’re kicking off our Winter Fundraising Drive this week, but we want you to know that we’re doing things a little bit different this time around.

In an effort to keep more of your favorite PBS programs on-air during fundraising periods, this drive, we’re pledging to provide one full week of your regularly scheduled primetime shows, like Antiques RoadshowNova and Masterpiece TheaterIt’s a full week of YOUR FAVORITES and we’re counting on you to do your part to support the shows you rely on each week, helping us transform the way we fundraise on-air and in turn, making this fundraising effort a success.

Best of all, we have an exciting challenge that begins today – a $25,000 match from a generous donor of KLRU! Your gift of any amount will be matched dollar for dollar from this challenge, effectively doubling your generosity in an instant.

Make a one-time gift or an ongoing, monthly gift online now to take advantage of this generous donor match!

Civic Summit: Austin Mayoral Debate 2014 – Submit your questions!

KLRU is hosting one more debate before runoff election day between Mike Martinez and Steve Adler on December 7 at noon, in partnership with KUT Radio and the Austin Monitor. It will be broadcast live on KLRU.

We’d love to hear what questions you’d like us to ask the candidates. Or, tell us topics you’d like us to drill down on. You can post a comment below, tweet @klru using #atxmayor, email us: CivicSummit@klru.org, post a comment on the KLRU Facebook page, or call and leave a voicemail: (512) 475-9073.

This isn’t the first time we’ve produced a debate in the 2014 race for Austin Mayor. You can see our August 27 forum here, and our conversation about leadership with Adler and Martinez from November 13 here.

As always, this Civic Summit is free and open to the public. You can RSVP to join our studio audience here.

Flores Education & Training Center Grand Opening

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KLRU joined the Boys & Girls Club (B&GC) of Austin on Nov. 21 to help celebrate the grand opening of the Housing Authority of the City of Austin (HACA) Flores Education & Training Center at the Meadowbrook Apartments. HACA and B&GC will make this our fifth and final partner for the Ready To Learn Demonstration Station grant.

HUD Secretary, Julian Castro, spoke and cut the ribbon on the new center. The center features classrooms for youth and adult education programs, a community library, an outdoor amphitheater, computer lab, outdoor green spaces, a video and sound production lab and more.

Castro and Clifford

KLRU is proud to partner with the Boys & Girls Club and HACA, thanks to this Ready To Learn (RTL) Initiative, a partnership of PBS, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, funded by the U.S. Department of Education, to provide rich, educational multimedia content to this community’s children and their families!

Congratulations to the Méndez family for winning the Thomas the Train door prize!

Mendez Family with Thomas the Train door prize

Travel the globe on KLRU Q 11/26

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What’s on KLRU-Q Wednesday evening? Take a look:

8 pm: On Globe Trekker, Tyler kicks off his culinary adventure in Mexico City, where he explores the vibrant markets and discovers the potent chilies of the region.

9 pm: Buen Provencho! takes viewers on a delicious journey through Florida’s culinary past. The one-hour documentary explores Florida’s Spanish roots through its cuisine, while blending historical narrative with delicious recipes and vibrant locations.

10 pm: Florida is a state known for its sun, surf, and sand! But wait a minute! Florida also has a darker, offbeat and downright weird side, where ancient mysteries and legends reside on Weird Florida: On the Road Again.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.