Thanks to everyone who supported KLRU by purchasing tickets to the All-Star Celebration on May 16th. It was a truly incredible night of music to celebrate Lloyd Maines and all the musicians who have appeared on Austin City Limits through the years. Here are just a few photos from the evening.
Watch on KLRU or join our online community discussion starting at 9 pm May 16th. Take part in the online screening now
KLRU’s ongoing dialogue on civic engagement, Why Bother? takes an in-depth look at how the change to Austin City Council’s governing structure will impact voters. Experts and community members from across the city meet to discuss issues that are most important to them, to try to figure out how 10 separate districts will reconcile their differences once the new council is elected.
Local residents with interesting stories needed for national broadcast of new PBS series
PBS and KLRU-TV announce that the new series Genealogy Roadshow, which premieres nationally this fall, is seeking local participants to share their families’ stories. Final participants will be part of an episode taping in Austin on Sunday, June 23. Part detective story, part emotional journey, Genealogy Roadshow will combine history and science to uncover fascinating stories of diverse Americans. The producers are looking for Austin-area residents who have (or believe they have) a historically significant story in their family. Chosen stories will be researched by a team of local experts, and will be linked to the larger community’s history, revealing the rich cultural tapestry of Central Texas and America. Individuals with interesting stories are encouraged to submit them online through the KLRU website at klru.org/grshow.
Genealogy Roadshow’s premiere season features participants from four American cities — Austin, Detroit, Nashville, and San Francisco — who want to explore unverified genealogical claims passed down through family histories that may (or may not) connect them to an event or an historical figure. These cities were chosen as American crossroads of culture, diversity, industry and history with deep pools of potential participants and stories. The Austin episode, which will be filmed before a live audience, will air this fall (specific air dates will be announced later).
“Austin is a natural fit for Genealogy Roadshow. As the capital of Texas, it is known as a very progressive and modern city with a fascinating multicultural history,” said executive producer Stuart Krasnow. “We’re looking for a diverse mix of stories from locals who want to know more about their history.”
“I am delighted that Austin was chosen to be a part of Genealogy Roadshow,” said Bill Stotesbery, KLRU CEO. “Our participation in this project helps us fulfill our mission to make a better community one story at a time. We encourage Central Texans to share their story by going to klru.org/grshow and be part of this exciting production.”
After participants are chosen, genealogy, history and DNA experts will use family heirlooms, letters, pictures, historical documents and other clues to hunt down more information. These experts will enlist the help of local historians to add color and context to the investigations, ensuring every artifact and every name becomes a clue in solving the mystery. Austin residents are invited and encouraged to submit their personal stories as Genealogy Roadshow will unearth family and community secrets, reveal notable relatives and discover unexpected stories that connect the past to the present. Many answers will be revealed on camera before a local audience, in a historic building relevant to the cities’ – and the participants’ – histories.
Genealogy Roadshow is produced by Krasnow Productions. President and owner Stuart Krasnow is a long-time television industry veteran, having worked for all of the country’s top broadcasters in news and entertainment, as well as at numerous cable networks as a creator and executive producer. It is represented in the U.S. by Pat Quinn of Quinn Media Management and packaged with PBS by APA.
Genealogy Roadshow has been a huge hit in Ireland, where national public broadcaster RTE commissioned this original format from producer Big Mountain Productions.
Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Marc Morial
Date: May 3
Time: 1:45pm (Doors open at 1:15pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now
Marc Morial is President of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest civil rights organization. He assumed that post in 2003, after Morial serving as Mayor of New Orleans from 1994-2002. Morial is credited with the city’s “renaissance” through police reforms, housing and neighborhood revitalization and investments in infrastructure. During his time in office, murders and violent crimes fell by 60% and the unemployment rate was cut in half. He left office with a 70 percent approval rating. Morial is in Austin to give the commencement address at Huston-Tillotson University.
We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith wraps up a third season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida. We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. See past shows and interviews at klru.org/overheard
Nature Legendary White Stallions at 7 pm
This story of the world-famous Lipizzaner stallions focuses on the bond that develops between the horses and their caregivers, beginning at the moment of their birth and culminating in the perfect harmony between horse and rider demonstrated at the famous Spanish Riding School in Vienna, Austria. Their carefully choreographed movements were originally developed for the training of war horses; only the strongest and most athletic horses qualified. The Lipizzaner stallion is bred for its courage, strength and character, but the horse is also gentle, sensitive, and exceptionally responsive to praise.
Nova Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Strange Creatures at 8 pm
Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of its origins than Australia. NOVA’s mini-series takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from high-energy host and scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. This is the untold story of the Land Down Under, the one island continent that has got it all.
Secrets of the Dead Bugging Hitler’s Soldiers at 9 pm
Spied upon by MI19 in a bugging operation of unprecedented scale and cunning, 4,000 German POW’s revealed their inner thoughts about the Third Reich and let slip military secrets that helped the Allies win WWII. Based on groundbreaking research conducted by a team of leading German historians and scientists, the film will tell the story of how those confessions were stolen, how they changed the outcome of the war and how they can now reveal, in more shocking detail than ever before, the hearts and minds of the German fighter. The evidence that supports this extraordinary new chapter in the history of WWII will be told through powerful dramatic reconstructions.
“The year is 1933. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Molly Sloan and her intrepid research assistant Timmy Mendez team up with a mysterious librarian from Flagstaff, Arizona, named Ben Wilcott. Together, they travel from Rumania to Scotland to the Alps to Tunis to the Robot Planet and finally to Imperial Zygon to defeat a terrible threat to the very future of humanity: an invading force of sludge-monsters from outer space known as the Zygonians.”
This month’s episode of Arts In Context will take us inside the unique production of the Live-Action Graphic Novel that is the Intergalactic Nemesis. Projecting the artwork from the original comic-book story panel-by-panel, while three actors voiced the characters, one performer created sound-effects, and a keyboardist performed the score, The Intergalactic Nemesis, Book One: Target Earth was an instant sensation when it debuted in the Long Center in 2010. Since then it has been featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered,” “Conan,” and is now on a world tour.
Arts In Context has been closely following the Intergalactic Nemesis crew behind the scenes of their rising production of Book One: Target Earth for the past few months. Full of striking images and interviews, this episode captures the creative process of the Intergalactic crew. But on this episode Arts In Context is trying something new. The crew is collaborating with documentary filmmaker Anton Curley, using footage from his upcoming film, Nemesis Rising. Nemesis Rising is a feature length film on the Intergalactic Nemesis that follows the crew through their history, their first national tour, and into their future from Volume 2 and beyond. In combination with the documentary that Arts In Context has been working on, this episode will tell the story of the the Intergalactic Nemesis crew from their small beginnings to their debut in Broadway earlier in April. This collaboration will make for a unique episode of Arts in Context that cannot be missed.
Make sure to tune in on Thursday, April 25th at 7:30 pm to take an intimate behind the scenes look at the Live-Action Graphic Novel on Arts in Context: Intergalactic Nemesis.
To see if the Intergalactic Nemsis is coming to you check out on their tour schedule.
KLRU is a sponsor for the 2013 Hispanic Marketing Symposium coming in May.
The Austin Advertising Federation presents the 2013 Hispanic Marketing Symposium Program: STATE OF MIND: UNDERSTANDING THE LATINO EXPERIENCE, a digital conference on the Bicultural Latino Market
Date: Friday, May 3, 2013
Conference: 1:00 – 5:00pm
El After Party: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tickets are $65. Purchase tickets now
Be ready to talk #hashtag! Today, Latinos are online, engaged and live in the digital space. Their experiences are lived in English, Spanish, online, at work, in full color and flavors that together create endless ways to define what it means to be Latino. The 2013 Hispanic Marketing Symposium brings together industry leaders, trendsetters and influencers to create a deeper understanding of this experience and how it relates to you.
This half-day conference will provide strategies, trends and ideas from marketing, advertising, business and nonprofit professionals that will inspire you to better connect with Bicultural Latinos – Twitter feeds and all.
Civic Summit: Why Bother? Austin After 10-1
Date: Tuesday, April 23
Time: taping begins promptly at 7:00pm (Doors at 6:30pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (2504-B Whitis Austin, TX 78712 map)
RSVP: Attendance is free, but RSVP is required. RSVP Now
Why Bother? an ongoing dialogue on civic engagement, takes an in-depth look at how the change to Austin City Council’s governing structure will impact voters. Experts and community members from across the city meet to discuss issues that are most important to them, to try to figure out how 10 separate districts will reconcile their differences once the new council is elected.
Sponsored by the Strauss Institute for Civic Life, KLRU, and KUT, this event is part of Why Bother? Engaging Texans in Democracy Today, a news and public dialogue series intended to provoke a conversation among regular people about why Texas has one of the lowest rates of civic engagement in the world, and what we can do about it.
Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Tony Kushner
Tony Kushner is an award-winning American playwright and screenwriter. He was recently nominated for an Oscar for his work on the screenplay of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Kushner won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for the play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. He has also won an Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards. If you can’t make it to our Overheard taping, you can also see Kusher in conversation with Evan Smith at the Texas Performing Arts Center Monday, April 22, at 8 pm.
We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues its third season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida. We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview.
Starting at 10 am each Saturday, KLRU Create offers viewers themed programming to get you started on various projects. KLRU Create is on channel 18.2 over the air.
April 6 Simply Shrimp
Who doesn’t love shrimp? After this marathon you’ll love shrimp even more! Shrimp is so versatile and our Create chefs show us how to work it into any recipe. One bite of Chipotle Shrimp by Pati Jinich will immediately transport you to Mexico. Sara La Fountain will show you how shrimp is done in Finland, with Shrimp Sandwiches. Shrimp Fra Diavolo, Shrimp Scampi and Shrimp Parmigano is on Lidia Bastianich’s menu. So many shrimp dishes in one marathon – it’s simply shrimp.
April 13 Travel Smart – Pacific Rim
Spend your weekend leisurely traveling the Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa. Journey from continent to continent, country to country. Visit majestic landmarks of Australia, then work your way through Hong Kong and end your trip in the good ol’ U.S. of A, in San Francisco. There’s a lot to see on this amazing tour!
April 20 It’s Not Easy Being Green
In recognition of Earth Day, this eco-friendly marathon will show you how to recycle, repurpose and care for an organic garden. Lifestyle experts, including P. Allen Smith, Michele Beschen, Vicki Payne and Sloan Payne-Rutter will help you follow the path to a “greener” life.
April 27 Motivation, Renovation
The weather is getting warmer and it’s time to renovate your home. Katie Brown, Vicki Payne Matt Fox and Shari Hiller will give you tips, tricks and great ideas as your remodeling project unfolds. No room is off limits! The house is getting a much needed makeover and you’ll be pleased with the end result.