Science Night 6/1

This week, Science Night features back-to-back episodes of Genius By Stephen Hawking!

Genius By Stephen Hawking What Are We? at 8 pm
Join Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to find out what we really are. Self-assembling machines, light-up bacteria and the world’s first physical demonstration of evolution in action conspire to revolutionize their view of life.

Genius By Stephen Hawking Where Are We? at 9 pm
Join renowned scientist Stephen Hawking as he challenges three ordinary people to think like a genius. Can they measure the earth, the solar system and even the universe – and find our true place in the cosmos?

Highlights May 29 – June 4

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Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for National Memorial Day Concert at Sunday at 7 pm and 8:30 pm and Monday at 10:30 pm, a night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform.

Ted Talks War And Peace at 8 pm Monday joins those who have experienced war-fighters, journalists, psychologists and more to learn how it affects everyone.

At a first-of-its-kind PTSD treatment center in California, follow Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families on their paths to recovery as they attempt to make peace with their pasts on POV Of Men and War at 9 pm Monday.

Investigate a re-enactor’s Texas roots; learn about Andersonville prison and find out if a black man’s ancestors fought for the Confederacy on Genealogy Roadshow at 7 pm Tuesday.

With law enforcement cracking down, Frontline The Fantasy Sports Gamble at 9 pm Tuesday traces the growth of these booming businesses and goes inside their operations at home and abroad.

Follow the historic rescue of Hubble—the space telescope that unveiled the cosmos on Nova Invisible Universe Revealed at 7 pm Wednesday.

Genius By Stephen Hawking takes on What We Are? and Where Are We? in back-to-back episodes starting at 8 pm Wednesday.

Actor Bryan Cranston talks about his latest project on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Families are often the primary mental health care providers. In these rich portraits on Stories of the Mind at 7:30 pm Thursday looks at the lives of families as they help loved ones and each other to manage their challenges.

Join Carol Burnett for her personally selected favorite moments from her long-running comedy series at 8 p Friday.

Grow gorgeous inside with terrariums. Outside, a family turned lawn into a patio pond living room on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

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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

KLRU Highlights

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.