Science Night May 11

Wednesday at 7 p.m., earn the value of teamwork among animal partners, even ones as odd but perfect as hippo and fish on Nature Nature’s Perfect Partners. Sea and land animals collaborate using brainpower to solve complex problems and stay alive.

Wednesday at 8 p.m., join NOVA Bombing Hitler’s Supergun as engineers, archaeologists, and WWII historians investigate Hitler’s supergun. And discover the two audacious missions designed to destroy the seemingly impregnable supergun complex, one of which is led by none other than Joseph Kennedy, Jr.

In the first two years of the war, Hitler’s Germany crushes its enemies in a series of lightning offensives. A new word is coined to describe this incredible string of successes; ‘Blitzkrieg’ or ‘Lightning War’. Learn about Hitler’s technical prowess on Nazi Mega Weapons Blitzkrieg Wednesday at 9 p.m.

KLRU Next at the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce’s 7th annual Nonprofit Fair 5/5


Join KLRU Next at the Austin Young Chamber of Commerce’s 7th annual Nonprofit Fair on Thursday, May 5th from 5:30-8:30 pm at the Texas State Capitol outside the Legislative Conference Center. This event will showcase 35 local nonprofits that offer rewarding opportunities for young professionals to serve in the Austin community. There will be ample food, drinks, and networking opportunities. RSVP now

Come celebrate the good work of these nonprofits and find a way to give back to your community!

Parking: Texas Capital Visitors Parking Garage located at 1201 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, TX 78701

The event will be in the Legislative Conference Center. Find AYC volunteers in the rotunda to help guide you!

Science Night May 4th

Nature The Last Orangutan Eden at 7 pm
Ecologist Chris Morgan (Bears of the Last Frontier) travels to the jungles of Northern Sumatra to document the work being done to save its population of wild orangutans, which is quickly dwindling due to deforestation.

NOVA  Operation Lighthouse Rescue at 8 pm
The Gay Head Lighthouse, a historic landmark perched high on the cliffs of Martha’s Vineyard, is soon to become the next victim of the ocean’s relentless erosion of the island’s cliffs. Join engineers as they race to rescue this national treasure.

NOVA Petra: Lost City of Stone at 9 pm
How did early engineers carve tombs into rock cliffs and funnel water to this desert city?

Cine Las Americas Film Festival 5/4-5/8

The 19th Annual Cine Las Americas International Film Festival is scheduled for May 4 – 8, 2016. The festival showcases contemporary films and videos from Latin America (North, Central, South America, and the Caribbean) and the Iberian Peninsula. Films and videos made by or about Latinos in the U.S. or the rest of the world, as well as films and videos by or about indigenous groups of the Americas are also invited to participate. Get the complete list of films.

Films will be presented at partnership venues The Marchesa Hall & Theatre, The Salvage Vanguard Theater, and The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. The festival once again will offer narrative and documentary feature and short films and videos, as well as experimental, animation, and music video selections, in competitive and non-competitive sections.

Badges for the entire festival and individual screening tickets are available for purchase. Get more details. All screenings presented at the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) are free and open to the public.

Highlights April 24-30

KLRU Highlights

See how Sister Julienne’s faith is tested by and how a teenage pregnancy poses a problem for a young man on Call the Midwife at 7 pm Sunday.

The case of a suspicious death takes a surprising turn on Grantchester at 8 pm Sunday.

Jimmy comes up with a plan to save Harry’s bacon on Mr. Selfridge at 9 pm Sunday.

National Parks: America’s Best Idea
 Monday to Saturday at 8 pm. works its way chronologically through the history of the national parks featuring characters — some famous, most not, from every walk of life — who dedicated their lives to insuring all could enjoy these places. The film explores how the national park system came to be and examines some— but not all — of how these majestic places came to be national parks.

The National Parks of Texas: In Contact With Beauty at 7 pm Tuesday shares how these parks were created and reveals the secrets they hold. Travel with us on a trip around the state and across time to experience the past, present and future of the national parks of Texas.

Anthony Foxx, 17th U.S. Secretary of Transportation, is the featured guest on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Songwriting With: Soldiers 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 Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Celebrate Wildflower Week to spare water and nurture us and wildlife, even in a side yard meadow on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday showcases new acoustic music with Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids.




KLRU wins regional Edward R. Murrow Award

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KLRU’s Austin’s Eastern Frontier reporting project created in partnership with KUT and Austin Monitor received a regional Edward R. Murrow Award in the news series category from the Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA). RTNDA, the world’s largest professional organization devoted exclusively to electronic journalism, has been honoring outstanding achievement in electronic journalism with the Edward R. Murrow Awards since 1971. You can read, listen and watch entire project here

Here are KLRU’s news stories:

KLRU reschedules 4/17 shows interrupted by rain


Due to the heavy rains on Sunday evening, KLRU experienced some technical difficulties that interrupted programming. We will be rebroadcasting the Sunday night dramas so fans can have a chance to watch without interruption before the new episodes air on April 24th.

Saturday, April 23 starting at 8 pm
8 pm Grantchester Episode 4
9 pm Mr. Selfridge Episode 4

Sunday, April 24
10 pm Doctor Blake “My Brother’s Keeper”
11 pm Doctor Blake “This Time and This Place” will start at 11 pm

The Father Brown originally scheduled for Sunday will air later this year.

You can watch online now here:


In the Studio: Colin Jost tapes Overheard 4/22


Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Colin Jost on April 22 at 11:45am in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 11:15am. The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please complete the form here to RSVP.

Colin Jost is co-anchor of Saturday Night Live’s “Weekend Update,” alongside Michael Che. This is Colin’s third season in the anchor chair.  He was previously co-head writer and a staff writer at SNL. Colin has won three Writers Guild Awards, a Peabody Award and has been nominated for multiple Emmy Awards for his SNL writing. He writes occasionally for The New Yorker. He also wrote and starred in “Staten Island Summer,” a film based on his days as a lifeguard growing up in New York. Colin is in Austin performing at the Moontower Comedy & Oddity Festival.

Friday, April 22 at 11:45am
KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors at 11:15am

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a 6th 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 Colin Jost. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at

Join KLRU NEXT for NEXT Nights: Brews & BBQ 4/20


Be a part of KLRU NEXT’s newest event series – NEXT Nights.

On April 20th, we’re geeking out about Brews & BBQ! Enjoy fare from Austin’s own microbreweries and local BBQ icons. Brew masters and pit masters alike will be there to share their goods, as well as personally share with guests the art and science behind their crafts

WHEN: Wednesday, April 20, 2016 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
WHERE: Waller Ballroom – 700 East 6th Street, Austin, TX 78701
Tickets are $15 ($20 on the week of the event).  PURCHASE TICKETS HERE!

We’ll have tastings from:
Strange Land Brewery
New Braunfels Brewing Co.
Oasis Texas Brewing Co
Argus Cidery

Micklethwait Craft Meats
Stiles Switch BBQ & Brew

And learn a little about brews & BBQ from:
Evan LeRoy (Freeman’s)
Tom Micklethwait (Micklethwait Craft Meat)
Lance Kirkpatrick (Stiles Switch)
Strange Land Brewery
New Braunfels Brewing Co.

NEXT is KLRU’s young professionals group, comprised of a diverse, well-connected, civic-minded membership (ranging in age from 25 – 45). NEXT members support KLRU and its focus on arts and music, public issues and education in the Austin community. Members are KLRU’s next generation of leaders and philanthropic supporters. Find out more at