Nominate a Champion!

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KLRU wants to share the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re asking for your help to find these stories.

Do you know someone in our community who is working to improve high school success for students throughout Central Texas? Nominate them as an American Graduate Champion!

American Graduate Champions can be students who work as mentors, business leaders who serve as role models, school officials making changes to better the system, parent activists, and even struggling students who are overcoming obstacles in order to graduate.

Do you know an American Graduate Champion? Fill out our short nomination form to give us details about their contributions to our community. KLRU will feature all nominated Champions on our American Graduate website. We will select a few Champions to be featured as part of our next American Graduate Day celebration in the Fall of 2015.

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You can be the BIG DEAL 2015

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One lucky Texan gets access to the best music and entertainment events in Austin in 2015. For only $25 you can purchase a raffle ticket for your chance to win. 100% of the proceeds benefit KLRU-TV, Austin PBS. Support your public television station for a chance to be the BIG DEAL today! Buy tickets and get complete rules and regulations

What’s the BIG DEAL?
It’s a year full of prizes, all awarded to one winner, including:

  • 2 3-Day VIP Passes to the 2015 Austin City Limits Music Festival
  • 2 Music Badges to the 2015 SXSW Conference
  • 4 Passes to 1 (one) Austin City Limits taping – Season 41
  • 2 Producers Badges to the 2015 Austin Film Festival
  • 2 3-Day Ultimate Smooth Passes to Fun Fun Fun Fest 10
  • 2 Tickets to the Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Benefit Concert
  • 2 Fan Passes to the 2015 Moontower Comedy and Oddity Festival
  • 2 Tickets to KUTX Birthday Party Concert
  • 2 VIP Passes to TMBBQ Fest
  • 1 Night Stay at the W Austin
  • 2 Tickets to an ACL Live at The Moody Theater show

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Arts In Context Shorts I Am Who I Am

This month, Arts In Context Shorts profiles a musician who is creating her own style. Gina Chavez is exactly who she is supposed to be.  This award-winning Austin musician uses her multi-ethnic roots to create her own sound. Influenced by the music she heard and the people she met while traveling through Central and South America, Chavez delves into cumbia, bossa nova, vintage pop, reggaeton and folk. Singing in both English and Spanish, her contagious love of life shines through in her unique fusion of musical styles.

Giveaway: Rick Steves at The Paramount 12/3

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Rick Steves is coming to Austin! and our friends at The Paramount have given KLRU a few passes to his talk to give to our fans. Email giveaways@klru.org by Wednesday, November 19th, with your request. We will randomly choose winners from those who email by the deadline. Winners will be notified by email.

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Wednesday, December 3rd
Doors @ 7:00pm | Show @ 8:00pm
The Paramount Theatre
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Guidebook author and travel TV host Rick Steves is America’s most respected authority on European travel. Producer of more than 50 guidebooks, host of America’s most popular travel series on public television as well as a weekly hour-long national public radio show and a weekly syndicated column, Rick is an enthusiastic and prolific speaker that will both inform and entertain.

Screening: America By The Numbers 11/21

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KLRU-TV, Austin PBS & The Futuro Media Group invite you to a screening and discussion of AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS a new documentary series hosted by Maria Hinojosa that focuses on the dramatic demographic shifts currently taking place in this country.

Friday, November 21 
Doors at 6:30pm | Film at 7pm 
KLRU Studio 6A (map)
The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Please join KLRU for a special screening of the episode America By the Numbers: The New Mad Men which was shot in Austin. Executive Producer and host Maria Hinojosa will lead a panel discussion with Sergio Alcocer, President/Chief Creative of LatinWorks, Juan Camilo Agudelo, a third-year Ph.D. student in Ethnomusicology at the University of Texas at Austin, Rachael Neal, Assistant Professor of Sociology at St. Edward’s University in the Department of Social Work, Sociology, and Criminology, and Candace Queen, MA student in the Stan Richards School of Advertising and Public Relations at the University of Texas.

A DJ will be spinning music after the panel discussion.

Special thanks to La Condesa, Deep Eddy Vodka, Montejo and Texas Coffee Traders for donating food and beverages.

The New Mad Men: Episode Description
It is estimated that consumers of color represent a $3 trillion market, and advertisers are taking particular notice of the rapidly growing purchasing power of Latinos. AMERICA BY THE NUMBERS goes to the Austin, Texas headquarters of LatinWorks, an award-winning ad agency at the forefront of efforts to win the attention of the growing multicultural market, to examine how advertisers of today are reframing their messaging to appeal to Latino consumers, and how these consumers are responding.

Follow America By The Numbers on Facebook and Twitter.

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In the Studio: Austin Runoff Election Candidate Conversations

Civic Summit Taping Announcement

KLRU, Leadership Austin, Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life and KUT will host three nights of discussions about leadership with runoff candidates for Austin’s 10 City Council districts and Austin Mayor.

The forums are free but an RSVP is required. One RSVP gets you access to all tapings on that night. Please RSVP separately for each night you plan to attend.

Tuesday, November 11
5:45 pm Doors open
District 1: 6:30-7pm
District 3: 7:15-7:45pm
District 4: 8:00-8:30pm
District 6: 8:45-9:15pm
RSVP

Wednesday, November 12
5:45 pm Doors open
District 7: 6:30-7pm
District 8: 7:15-7:45pm
District 10: 8:00-8:30pm
RSVP

Thursday, November 13
5:45 pm Doors open
District 2, 5 & 9 Council Member-Elect conversation: 6:30-7pm
Mayor Candidate Conversation: 7:30-8 pm (Reception with light refreshments to follow the Mayoral Candidate taping only)
RSVP

All run-off candidates will be invited to participate in discussions to be taped for broadcast in KLRU’s Civic Summit series. Invitations are also extended to newly-elected council members in Districts 2, 5 & 9 to speak on the same topics.

Only four of the 78 candidates who ran for Austin’s 10 new districts and for Mayor have ever served at City Hall. As our government shifts from an at-large council to one with geographic representation, each person on the dais will be tasked with leading their region, while keeping a focus on the needs of the city as a whole. Our conversations will focus on leadership values and qualities each candidate will bring to our rapidly changing city.

Civic Summit: Runoff Discussions will be focused on the theme of leadership. “By the time run-off elections begin, we will have heard candidates’ opinions on specific policies and projects. What we want to focus on is what leadership values and qualities will they bring to help lead our rapidly changing city,” said Christopher Kennedy, Leadership Austin CEO.

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Civic Summit Austin runoff forums

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KLRU will broadcast a series of forums featuring the candidates in the Austin runoff elections. We will also feature conversations with District 2 & District 5 Council Member-Elect. Here are all the air dates and times.

District 1 Runoff conversation
Thursday, Nov. 13, at 7:30 pm

District 3 Runoff conversation
Thursday, Nov. 13, at 8 pm

District 4 Runoff conversation
Thursday, Nov. 13, at 8:30 pm

District 6 Runoff conversation
Thursday, Nov. 20, at 7:30 pm

District 7 Runoff conversation
Thursday, Nov. 20,at 8 pm

District 8 Runoff conversation
Thursday, Nov. 20, at 8:30 pm

District 2, District 5 & District 9 Council Member-Elect Conversation
Thursday, Nov. 20, at 9 pm

District 10 Runoff conversation
Thursday, Nov. 20, at 9:30 pm

Austin Mayoral Runoff
Friday, Nov. 21, at 8 pm

Community Cinema: Evolution of a Criminal 11/4

Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for a screening and discussion of Evolution of a Criminal on Tuesday, November 4th, at Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.). The free event is open to the public and takes place from 7 pm to 9 pm.

In this gripping blend of documentary, true crime, and personal essay, a filmmaker confronts his past, dissecting the circumstances that led him to commit a bank robbery as a young man, and his journey since that act.

 

KLRU shows receive Emmy Awards

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KLRU’s Arts In Context received two Lone Star Emmy Awards at the 11th Annual ceremony in October. KLRU associated programs On Story Presented by The Austin Film Festival and The Daytripper also received one Emmy each. Awards were presented for:

WEATHER – PROGRAM/ SPECIAL / FEATURE/SEGMENT
Thirst
Mario Troncoso, Producer/Director
Chelsea Hernandez, Producer/Editor

SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (OTHER THAN NEWS OR SPORTS)
There Will Be Fun
Mario Troncoso, Producer/Director
Chelsea Hernandez, Associate Produce/Editor

ON-CAMERA TALENT
Chet Garner, Host of the Daytripper

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT – PROGRAM / SPECIAL
On Story-Breaking Bad: A Conversation With Vince Gilligan
Austin Film Festival
Barbara Morgan, Executive Producer

Austin-produced programs airing on KLRU were up for 13 Emmy nominations. The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the standard-bearer for excellence in the television industry and the gatekeeper of the prestigious regional Emmy Awards in Texas. The Lone Star Emmy Chapter represents the best and brightest television and media professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from all of Texas’ 19 television markets. Get the complete list of winners