Highlights Sept 4-10

KLRU Highlights

With permission from Queen Elizabeth, Queen’s Garden at 7 pm Sunday covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.

Secrets of the Manor House at 8 pm Sunday looks beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was in these ancient British houses, and how mounting financial, political and social pressures were about to bring momentous changes to both the wealthy and their servants.

Go behind the scenes at Japan’s Yoshida Brewery, where a brotherhood of artisans, spends  months in nearly monastic isolation as they follow an age-old process to create sake on POV The Birth of Sake at 9 pm Monday.

Arts In Context at 10:30 pm Monday showcases Songwriting With Soldiers, which offers intensely immersive retreats to military veterans and active duty soldiers where they write songs about their experiences with the help of professional songwriters.

On September 11, 2001, Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon, killing 184 people. What happened behind the walls of the Pentagon is a largely untold chapter in history. Fifteen years later, survivors and first responders shed light on that tragic day on 9/11 Inside the Pentagon at 7 pm Tuesday and 9 pm Wednesday.

Frontline The Man Who Knew at 8 pm Tuesday tells the story of John O’Neill, an FBI expert on Al Qaeda who warned it was a threat. He was forced out of the FBI and worked in security at the World Trade Center, where he died during September 11th, 2001 attack.

Learn how Asian-American, black millennial, Arab-American and Latino evangelical voters are exerting their growing strength on America By The Numbers at 9 pm Tuesday.

Nova at 8 pm Wednesday investigates the psychology of a terrorist and examines how radical organizations have grown to make use of modern propaganda and social media tools in order to cultivate an army of self-radicalized killers.

Ken Burns talks about creating documentary films on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday. Former US Representative for California’s 36th district Jane Harman discusses politics on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet heads to the “Lavender Capital” in Blanco at 8 pm and Richmond at 8:30 pm to explore a living history park full of reenactors and a local swamp full of alligators.

From the early settlers to shopping mecca and urban oasis, Post Oak Boulevard: A Texas Legacy at 9 pm Thursday examines the transformation of Houston’s most glamorous address.

Enjoy an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, on Friday at 8 pm.

High school students taste the future of sustainability with hands-on growing and aquaponics on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

The Grammy Award-winning group featuring Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and an ensemble of musicians showcases their latest record, Let Me Get By, at Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

 

 

In the Studio: Gloria Steinem tapes Overheard 9/14

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UPDATE:This taping has reached capacity. We are no longer accepting RSVPs. Thank you for your understanding and your interest in Overheard with Evan Smith.

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Gloria Steinem on September 14 at 3pm in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 2:30pm. The event is free but an RSVP is required. Entrance is based upon capacity. 

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence. She now lives in New York City and has just finished a book detailing her more than thirty years on the road as a feminist organizer. Steinem is in Austin for the Liz Carpenter Lectureship.

Wednesday, September 14 at 3pm
KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors at 2:30pm

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues its seventh season of interviews featuring engaging conversations with fascinating people. The show airs on PBS stations nationally and presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers from the fields of politics, journalism, business, arts, sports and more. Please join us and be part of the studio audience at this taping with Gloria Steinem. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime atklru.org/overheard.

American Graduate Champions: Denise Hernandez

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that are making a difference in our community.

Denise Hernandez knows firsthand the challenges of being the first member of your family to go to college. Since her parents didn’t complete high school, she needed to find advice and guidance from different avenues. Now as a lawyer and mentor at Con Mi Madre, she is a strong advocate of giving back and helping other young Latinas start their higher education.

American Graduate Champions: Chaka

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that are making a difference in our community.

Chaka is a man of many musical talents, which he funnels into his mentoring with E4 Youth. Chaka and E4 work together to introduce talented students to the process of professional music production, as well as to spread awareness about the history and culture of Austin that is being forgotten.

American Graduate Champion: Cortney Jones

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that are making a difference in our community.

A former foster youth herself,  Jones has spent the past 10 years advocating for youth in the foster care system. She founded programs aimed at helping youth in foster care, and currently works with American YouthWorks assisting people with housing needs. Read more about Jones’ work

American Graduate Champion: Bavu Blakes

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that are making a difference in our community.

“I never emcee without the mind of a scholar, and I’m never a scholar without the mind of a emcee.” This pretty much sums up the philosophy of Bavu Blakes, a prominent Austin rapper who now spends his time melding the worlds of hip-hop and education to create a learning experience that is captivating, intrinsic and edifying.

In the Studio: Overheard tapes Kelly McEvers 8/28

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Kelly McEvers on August 28 at 2:15pm in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 1:45 pm. The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please complete the form here to RSVP.

Kelly McEvers is the host of NPR’s Embedded and co-host of All Things Considered from NPR West in Culver City, California.

McEvers won many awards for her work during the Syrian conflict including a Peabody,Gracie and an Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia Award. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Slate and The Washington Monthly.

Sunday, August 28 at 2:15pm
KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors at 1:45pm
RSVP
Entrance is based upon capacity

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith kicks off its seventh season of interviews featuring engaging conversations with fascinating people. The show airs on PBS stations nationally and presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers from the fields of politics, journalism, business, arts, sports and more. Please join us and be part of the studio audience at this taping with Kelly McEvers. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard.

In the Studio: Overheard tapes Shawn Colvin 8/17

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Shawn Colvin on August 17 at 12:15pm in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 11:45am. The event is free but an RSVP is required.Please complete the form here to RSVP.

Shawn Colvin is a singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas. She has won three Grammy awards, including Song of the Year for her hit “Sunny Came Home.” Colvin’s new album titled Colvin & Earle was released last month. Colvin joined forces with long-time friend and creative partner Steve Earle to create the debut collaborative album. The pair are currently touring across the US.

Wednesday, August 17 at 12:15pm
KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors at 12:15pm
RSVP
Entrance is based upon capacity

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith kicks off its seventh season of interviews featuring engaging conversations with fascinating people. The show airs on PBS stations nationally and presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers from the fields of politics, journalism, business, arts, sports and more. Please join us and be part of the studio audience at this taping with Shawn Colvin. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard.