Highlights March 25 to 31

KLRU Highlights

Lucille is called from her sick bed to assist with a breech birth  on Call the Midwife at 7pm Sunday. Sister Winifred is keen to have fathers be more involved in the care of their babies on Call the Midwife at 8 pm.

Joanne Froggatt, Anna on “Downton Abbey,” stars in a totally different role in this spine-tingling drama – the notorious Victorian poisoner Mary Ann Cotton, Britain’s first female serial killer – on Dark Angel On Masterpiece  at 9 pm Sunday.

Robert, Earl of Grantham, and his American-born wife Cora live with their three daughters and domestic staff at Downton Abbey on Downton Abbey Season 1 On Masterpiece at 11 pm Sunday and 8 pm Saturday.

Learn how an astrophysicist, preacher, philosopher and artisanal mortician grapple with universal questions of mortality on Into The Night: Portraits Of Life And Death at 8 pm Monday.

Decibel  at 11 pm Monday and 10 pm Friday looks at the surge of women running in the 2018 election, the search for solutions to the opioid epidemic in Texas and the healing power of hugs.

Hear about the exceptional women – past and present – who have taken the world of business by storm on Makers at 7 pm Tuesday.

Meet the indomitable Dolores Huerta, who tirelessly led the fight for racial and labor justice alongside Cesar Chavez, becoming one of the most defiant – and unheralded – feminist activists of the 20th century on Independent Lens at 8 pm Tuesday and 8 pm Friday.

A growing number of scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists have come to regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming. Find out more on Nature at 7 pm Wednesday.

Is math invented by humans, or is it the language of the universe on NOVA The Great Math Mystery at 8 pm Wednesday.

Learn how Japan, in a bid to dominate the Pacific, builds the biggest battleship in the world on WWII Mega Weapons at 9 pm Wednesday.

A thrilling hour with rock & roll legend Iggy Pop on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10:30 pm Friday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Sally Kohn, a writer, activist and political commentator.

SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. The show airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to Abilene to explore the history of the wild Texas frontier on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

In the current moment, when sexual harassment is at the forefront of the national conversation, Metoo, Now What? at 7:30 pm Friday aims to take the discussion to another level, engaging both women and men  from all generations and walks of life in dialogue about these difficult issues.

Style up indoors with plant panache and tour a small lot makeover that brought design up to date on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Enjoy modern roots rock with Band of Horses and Parker Millsap on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Highlights March 18-24

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.

Take a fresh look at the abdication crisis of 1936 through dramatized monologues by the two women at its heart, the Queen Mother and Wallis Simpson on Royal Wives At War at 8 pm Sunday.

In Jesus: Countdown To Calvary at 9 pm Sunday Hugh Bonneville, well-known actor and a Cambridge theology graduate, travels to Jerusalem in search of answers about Jesus of Nazareth.

The documentary Hawking at 10 pm Sunday takes an intimate and revealing story of Stephen Hawking’s life.

In this Ken Burns film, Jackie Robinson rises from humble origins to integrate Major League Baseball, performing brilliantly despite the threats and abuse he faces on and off the field and, in the process, challenges the prejudiced notions of what a black man can achieve. Part 1 at 8 pm Monday and Part 2 at 8 pm Tuesday.

Art In The Twenty-first Century Chicago at 10 pm Monday features Nick Cave, Barbara Kasten, Chris Ware and more.

The mention of Al Capone’s name sparks images of pinstripe suits and ruthless murders. More than 80 years after the height of his power, Al Capone: Icon at 7 pm Tuesday explores Capone’s enduring impact on American culture and learn why people are still so fascinated by this celebrity gangster.

Art In The Twenty-first Century Mexico City at 10 pm Tuesday features Damian Ortega, Pedro Reyes and Natalia Almada.

Wednesday is Science Night featuring Nature Forest Of The Lynx at 7 pm, NOVA Roman Catacomb Mystery at 8 pm; WWII Mega Weapons The Tunnels Of Okinawa at 9 pm.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Amy Bloom, Author.

Muons detectors are elementary particles used by researchers to look inside ancient pyramids. Scientists from the University of Texas at Austin are using these detectors to explore the Mayan pyramids in Belize on SciTech Now at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet heads to the “oldest town in Texas” to learn its history, go zip lining in the piney woods, and eat at a historic hotel on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo at 8 pm Friday is an innovative look into the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author, and countercultural icon, Oscar Zeta Acosta – best known for his volatile friendship with legendary journalist-provocateur, Hunter S. Thompson.

Brie Arthur swaps homegrown tips with an urban farmer and an Indian couple grows ethnic tastes on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

A thrilling hour with rock & roll legend Iggy Pop on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday. The Detroit native blasts through classics and cuts from his latest album, Post Pop Depression, accompanied by members of Queens of the Stone Age and Arctic Monkeys.

Build Hope, Not Walls with Arts In Context

How do you turn a symbol of division into a symbol of love? Nick Ramos created Build Hope, Not Walls to answer that question. Instead of using bricks to build walls, he’s invited 150 artists from across the United States to use them as their canvas. All 150 bricks are unique works of art representing the diversity and unique voices that make up American society.

 

Highlights March 11-17

KLRU Highlights

Revisit treasured moments from the unforgettable series, including new behind-the-scenes clips and interview footage on I Miss Downton Abbey!  at 7 pm Sunday.

David Suchet returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in “Dead Man’s Folly,” based on the novels by Agatha Christie, Sunday at 8:30 pm.

Rick Steves goes to France’s Loire Valley to visit the Chateau Country, then to Italy’s Riveria on a journey through Cinque Terra, and and finally to Berlin to explore Germany’s historic and reunited capital Sunday at 10:30 pm.

Ancient Roads From Christ To Constantine at 9 pm Monday charts Christianity’s evolution from a small movement to the largest religion in the world, with more than two billion followers.

Join Tom Hanks and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker on Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller at 7 pm Tuesday.

Celebrate “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the children’s series that premiered nationally 50 years ago on Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like at 10 pm Tuesday.

Helen Macdonald’s best-selling book H Is for Hawk told the saga of a grieving daughter who found healing in training a goshawk. Now she digs deeper into the world of these raptors by following a family in the wild and raising a goshawk of her own on Nature
H is for Hawk: A New Chapter at 7 pm Wednesday.

Join host Maria Shriver to discover how to improve and maintain cognitive fitness and deal with aging on Brain Secrets With Dr. Michael Merzenich at 8 pm Wednesday.

Journey along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world featuring the wildlife and wild places that make it so special on Ireland’s Wild Coast at 10 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Joan Walsh, The Nation’s National Affairs Correspondent and an MSNBC political analyst.

Hear powerful personal stories from veterans, activists and refugees about their experiences related to the war on Stories From The Vietnam War at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Celebrate “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the children’s series that premiered nationally 50 years ago on Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like at 8 pm Thursday.

David Suchet returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in “Dead Man’s Folly,” based on the novels by Agatha Christie, Thursday at 10 pm.

In the current moment, when sexual harassment is at the forefront of the national conversation, Metoo, Now What? at 7:30 pm Friday aims to take the discussion to another level, engaging both women and men  from all generations and walks of life in dialogue about these difficult issues.

Grammy Award-winning jazz/soul singer Gregory Porter performs a sold-out show in front of a rapturous audience at the Berlin Friday at 8 pm.

Find out what to ask when installing rain collection and tour a yard updated with layers of depth on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

David Suchet returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in “Dead Man’s Folly,” based on the novels by Agatha Christie, Saturday at 8 pm.

Hugh Bonneville presents Jesus: Countdown to Calvary

Regardless of one’s religious beliefs, there is no denying the impact Jesus of Nazareth has had on world history, particularly the events surrounding his death. In Jesus: Countdown to Calvary, Hugh Bonneville,well-known actor and a Cambridge theology graduate, travels to Jerusalem in search of answers. Meeting with academic experts and spiritual leaders, Bonneville deconstructs the week leading up to Jesus‘s death and untangles the complex factors that resulted in his crucifixion. Exploring questions that have provided more than 2000 years of debate, the documentary offers fascinating insight from both religious and historical angles.

The show will air on KLRU Q Thursday, March 29, at 8 pm and Saturday, March 31, at 5  pm. Or watch now:

Jesus: Countdown to Calvary

Highlights March 4-10

KLRU Highlights

Little Women: A Timeless Story at 7 pm Sunday features a behind-the-scenes look at the upcoming series. Based on the classic novel by Louisa May Alcott, the series features an all-star cast including Emily Watson, Michael Gambon and Angela Lansbury.

David Suchet  returns in his signature role as suave Belgian super sleuth Hercule Poirot in “The Big Four” based on the novels by Agatha Christie on Masterpiece Mystery! Poirot at 8 pm Sunday.

Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966 on Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years at 10 pm Sunday.

Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities is a documentary and interactive project that explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history on Independent Lens at 8 pm Monday.

Queen Rock The World at 10 pm Monday and 7 pm Saturday features the British band playing their greatest hits in a never-before-seen film of their 1977 tour.

Celebrate “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the children’s series that premiered nationally 50 years ago on Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like at 7 pm Tuesday.

Ancient Roads From Christ To Constantine at 8:30 pm Tuesday charts Christianity’s evolution from a small movement to the largest religion in the world, with more than two billion followers.

Born inside a sanctuary in the wilderness of Botswana, Naledi the baby elephant loses her mother and faces the world alone on Nature at 7 pm Wednesday.

“Incredible Aging: Adding Life to Your Years” hosted by Meredith Vieira, sheds light on the complex and sometimes confusion information around healthy aging at 8:30 pm Wednesday.

Ireland’s Wild Coast at 10 pm Wednesday takes a personal journey along one of the most spectacular coastlines in the world featuring the wildlife and wild places that make it so special.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Nikki Giovanni, a poet, writer, activist and educator.

In a town that epitomize Texas Bar-B-Q, Chet interviews 3 different pit masters, each with their own spin on Texas que on The Daytripper at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Zainab Salbi and guests discuss how to move forward, and dare to ask the questions others are afraid to ask on #MeeToo Now What at 7:30 pm Friday.

Celebrate “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” the children’s series that premiered nationally 50 years ago on Mister Rogers: It’s You I Like at 8 pm Friday.

Highlights Feb. 25- March 3

KLRU Highlights

Victoria and Albert deal with their worst nightmare as parents on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece The Luxury Of Conscience at 7 pm Sunday.

Albert is intent on re-creating the Christmastime joy he remembers from his youth on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece Comfort And Joy at 8 pm Sunday.

KLRU’s Decibel at 6 pm and 9:30 pm Sunday and 11 pm Tuesday looks at the surge of women running in the 2018 election, the search for solutions to the opioid epidemic in Texas and the healing power of hugs.

Trace the history of Baltimore through this provocative film that uses the rat to chronicle the systemized oppression in impoverished communities on Independent Lens Rat Film at 9 pm Monday.

Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Gershwin Prize at 10 pm Monday.

Condoleezza Rice and David M. Kennedy cross party lines to ask what ideals we share on American Creed at 7 pm Tuesday.

See part two of a special series about how two rivals have plunged the Middle East into sectarian war on Frontline Bitter Rivals: Iran And Saudi Arabia at 8 pm Tuesday.

Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter on Nature Snowbound at 7 pm Wednesday.

Discover how predictions underpin nearly every aspect of our lives and why some succeed spectacularly while others fail on Nova at 8 pm Wednesday.

The Singularity: Will We Survive Our Technology? at 9 pm Wednesday is a compelling documentary, exploring the impact of rapid-fire technological advances on humanity.

Enjoy a career-spanning performance by R&B icon Ms. Lauryn Hill  on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Khizr Khan, a Gold Star father, author, and a Constitutional Rights Advocate.

New series! SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. The show airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to a small town in the shadow of Houston to explore a living history park full of reenactors and a local swamp full of alligators on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

In the current moment, when sexual harassment is at the forefront of the national conversation, Metoo, Now What? at 7:30 pm Friday aims to take the discussion to another level, engaging both women and men  from all generations and walks of life in dialogue about these difficult issues.

Frontline at 8 pm Friday explores how Harvey Weinstein, the Hollywood mogul, allegedly sexually harassed and abused dozens of women over four decades.

Grab a bit of history for your rose garden and tour a romantic garden carved into flooding terrain on Central Teas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Savor an hour with Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Southern country rock act Zac Brown Band on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Explore the history of the Fab Four from their early days in Liverpool to their last concert in San Francisco in 1966 on Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years at 8:30 pm Saturday.

Picnic & more on this week’s Q Night at the Movies 2/24

Our Q Night at the Movies feature film for Feb. 24th is Picnic! Here is the complete lineup:

7 pm Science Goes To The Movies – The Drama Of Space Travel
Science Goes to the Movies is a new monthly series, co-hosted by Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin, that looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. Guests are drawn from different scientific disciplines, illuminating scientific truths or imaginings in films like Interstellar, Birdman, The Theory of Everything, Into the Woods, and more.

7:30  pm On Story – John Patrick Shanley: Writing For The Stage And Screen

8 pm Picnic
A handsome drifter (William Holden) provokes explosive emotions in citizens (Kim Novak, Rosalind Russell) of a small Kansas town at a Labor Day festival. Based on William Inge’s play.

9:55  pm Hollywood Idols – William Holden: The Golden Boy
Academy Award winner William Holden was handsome, charming and unconventional, and never lost his power to enchant an audience. Included are scenes from: Golden Boys, The Country Girl, Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The World of Suzie Wong, and Network. Interviewees include actors Robert Wagner, Robert Mitchum, Cliff Robertson, Stefanie Powers, Glenn Ford, Nancy Olson and Susan Strasberg; and directors, Sydney Lumet, Blake Edwards and Robert Wise.

10:25  pm Variety Studio: Actors On Actors

Gal Gadot (Wonder Woman) with Kumail Nanjiani (The Big Sick), Willem Dafoe (The Florida Project) with Hugh Jackman (Logan), Mary J. Blige (Mudbound) with Salma Hayek (Beatriz at Dinner) and Allison Janney (I, Tonya) with Sam Rockwell (Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri).

Highlights Feb. 18-24

KLRU Highlights

Feeling suffocated by the weight of the crown, Victoria escapes with her court to the Scottish highlands on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece The King Over The Water at 7 pm Sunday.

Victoria and Albert deal with their worst nightmare as parents on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece The Luxury Of Conscience at 8 pm Sunday.

Independent Lens at 8 pm Monday features Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities, a documentary and interactive project that explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity.

Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions of people who lost touch after the civil rights movement on We’ll Meet Again Tuesday at 7 pm.

Examine the dangerous rivalry that has plunged the Middle East into sectarian war on Frontline Bitter Rivals: Iran And Saudi Arabia, Part 1 at 8 pm Tuesday.

Eye On The Sixties: The Iconic Photography Of Rowland Scherman at 10 pm Tuesday features the images of the LIFE magazine photojournalist.

Meet Sudan, the last male of his kind, the northern white rhino, living in a Kenyan sanctuary under 24-hour armed guard on Nature The Last Rhino at 7 pm Wednesday.

Evidence discovered in the world’s highest tombs reveals ancient rituals and beliefs on Nova Secrets of the Sky Tombs at 8 pm Wednesday.

Follow the build to make living beneath the waves into a reality as a team in Dubai attempts to construct a floating house on Impossible Builds at 9 pm Wednesday.

Enjoy an hour of contemporary country music with Chris Stapleton followed by Turnpike Troubadours on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10:30 pm Friday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Lyle Lovett.

New series! SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. The show airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

Chet visits the “Tomato Capital of the World” in Jacksonville on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

In the current moment, when sexual harassment is at the forefront of the national conversation, Metoo, Now What? at 7:30 pm Friday aims to take the discussion to another level, engaging both women and men  from all generations and walks of life in dialogue about these difficult issues.

Watch as Helen Mirren receives the 2017 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award on Great Performances at 8 pm Friday.

Style up indoors with plant panache and tour a small lot makeover that brought design up to date on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Enjoy a career-spanning performance by R&B icon Ms. Lauryn Hill  on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.