Highlights July 30 to Aug 5

KLRU Highlights

Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, Wild Alaska Live at 7 pm Sunday will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast. This will air on both KLRU and KLRU PBS Kids at 7 pm Sunday.

Sidney, Geordie, Leonard and Mrs. Maguire all take steps in a new direction on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Find out what happened to Isha and Dorothea and why the police are questioning Tom on Remember Me at 9 pm Sunday.

POV Memories Of A Penitent Heart at 9 pm Monday follows filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s investigation-both a love story and a tribute-of a buried conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death during a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin.

Boys Of ’36: American Experience at 7 pm Tuesday tells the story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Travel with photographer Joel Sartore as he adds vibrant insects to his Photo Ark collection and searches for larger animals in Budapest and Prague on Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark at 8 pm Tuesday.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday examines The Vaccine War, which is pitting the scientific establishment against a populist coalition of parents, celebrities, and activists.

Emmy award winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson takes viewers on an authored odyssey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast on Ireland’s Wild Coast 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 9 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Margaret Atwood is an award-­winning author.

Chet visits Palestine and Blanco on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Karl wonders if he’s being threatened and Elise and Eryka cross the line, but they could live to regret it on back-to-back episodes of Tunnel: Sabotage at 9 pm Thursday.

Join the four remaining bakers in the semi-final as they bash and fold pastry to achieve perfect lamination on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday. Then at 9 pm, find out who will be crowned the winner after the finalists wrestle with meringues.

Dynamic author Ann McCormick spices things up with herbs and gardeners recycle scavenges for art on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Noir rock hits ACL with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father BrownDoctor BlakePlace to Call Home and Tunnel: Sabotage back-to-back starting at 8 pm.

Science Night July 26

Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, Wild Alaska Live at 7 pm Wednesday will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast.

Witness the perilous journey of thousands zebra who face lions, hunting dogs, drought and starvation as they brave a brutal Botswana wilderness on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.

From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa’s elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet’s most cherished – but endangered – species on NOVA Wild Ways at 9 pm Wednesday.

Swim Team preview screening 8/21

KLRU has partnered with the Austin Film Festival to present preview screenings of Swim Team from the documentary series POVThe screening is free with an RSVP and takes place Aug. 21st at 7 pm at the SANTA CRUZ CENTER FOR CULTURE at 1805 E 7th St, Austin, TX 78702.

Swim Team
August 21st – 7PM
PBS Broadcast Premiere Date – October 2nd
Filmmaker – Lara Stolman
RSVP FOR AUGUST 21st

Parents of a boy on the autism spectrum form a competitive swim team, recruiting other teens on the spectrum and training them with high expectations and zero pity. Swim Team chronicles the extraordinary rise of three diverse young athletes, capturing a moving quest for inclusion, independence and a life that feels like winning. A co-presentation with the Center for Asian American Media (CAAM).
Presented in partnership with the Austin Film Festival.

 

Highlights July 23 to 29

KLRU Highlights

Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, Wild Alaska Live at 7 pm Sunday will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast. Tune in Wednesday at 7 pm for part two of this live event.

Amanda gives Sidney an ultimatum on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

See how Hannah’s nightmares about water and drowning foreshadow events on Remember Me at 9 pm Sunday.

A donated violin forges an unexpected friendship between Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold and Bronx schoolgirl Brianna Perez on POV Joe’s Violin / Shalom Italia at 9 pm Monday.

View a complex portrait of the notorious Haight-Ashbury event that many consider the peak of the 1960s counter-culture movement on American Experience Summer Of Love at 7 pm Tuesday.

Journey with Joel Sartore in Spain, where he photographs the alluring Iberian lynx, and to China to film the Yangtze giant softshell turtle on Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark at 8 pm Tuesday.

Frontline Hunting The Nightmare Bacteria on Tuesday at 9 pm investigates the alarming rise of untreatable infections.

Witness the perilous journey of thousands zebra who face lions, hunting dogs, drought and starvation as they brave a brutal Botswana wilderness on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.

From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa’s elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet’s most cherished – but endangered – species on NOVA Wild Ways at 9 pm Wednesday.

Great American singer/songwriters Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis return to the Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10 pm Friday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features David Brown, a thirty-three-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department.

Chet visits San Antonio and Austin in back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Witness Elise’s struggle to face her past, while an unexpected revelation threatens to turn Karl’s life upside down on Tunnel: Sabotage. Back-to-back episodes air starting at 9 pm Thursday.

Follow the five remaining bakers as they attempt to re-create dishes fit for the Tudors on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Meet a 9th-grader growing food for the hungry and a Vietnamese immigrant in her culinary garden on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday features soulful pop from Sam Smith and Future Islands.

British drama night on features Father BrownDoctor BlakePlace to Call Home and Tunnel: Sabotage back-to-back starting at 8 pm.

Sixth Annual PBS Online Film Festival Features Two Independent Films from KLRU

Today, PBS announced the 25 films that will be part of the sixth annual, Webby Award-nominated PBS Online Film Festival on July 17-28, 2017. Austin filmmakers Lauren Kinsler and Jay Hubert are among those featured in this year’s Festival. Beginning July 17, the festival will be available via PBS and station digital platforms, including PBS.org, YouTube and PBS social media channels. The films will also be available via the PBS app on iOS, Android, Apple TV, Roku and FireTV devices.Viewers are encouraged to watch, vote and share their favorite film by going to pbs.org/filmfestival. The film with most votes will receive the “Most Popular” award. Additionally, for the first time ever, a distinguished panel of eight jury members will select their favorite film of the festival for the “Juried Prize”. For updates on the festival, follow #PBSFilmFest on Twitter.

Lauren Kinsler’s U R a Dial Tone
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Sylvia loves her job as a sign language interpreter, where she makes phone calls for deaf people. Sure, sometimes she gets too emotionally involved and a computer glitch sucks her into her callers’ lives, but who doesn’t break the rules every now and then? When Sylvia’s company starts monitoring her every word, she has to figure out how to hold back, or risk losing everything.

Jay Hubert’s The Secession
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Tyler and Andre are two 12-year-old Texas boys who get inspired one night by a drunken rant of Tyler’s father against immigrants and Obama. Armed with only their bikes and their BB guns, they set out early the next morning to ride to the capitol and secede from the Union, but their plans soon get derailed when they run into their Chinese classmate Jenny.

Science Night July 19th

Watch nature filmmakers at work, follow the caribou’s harrowing migration and see the first sparks of life on earth on this week’s Science Night!

Follow the adventures of the filmmakers behind Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday. This “making of” special explores the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.

Join 100,000 caribou who face hungry bears and wolves, deadly frozen rivers and rugged mountains as they undertake the world’s longest land migration on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.

From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. Nova at 9 pm Wednesday goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.

Highlights July 16-22

KLRU Highlights

Find out if Tillie can stop the captain and Rose from making a terrible mistake on My Mother And Other Strangers On Masterpiece at 7pm Sunday.

Geordie, Leonard and Sidney are forced to face the difficult truths in their lives on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

NEW SERIES: On episode one of Remember Me at 9 pm Sunday, learn what happens after Tom (Michael Palin) enters assisted living and a social worker falls to her death.

View the extraordinary true story of Princess Shaw, an aspiring musician down on her luck, who inspired internationally famous YouTube artist Kutiman to create a magical collaboration that would bring her music to a whole new audience on POV Presenting Princess Shaw at 9 pm Monday.

Join Geoffrey Baer as he travels to Havana on Weekend In Havana at 7 pm Tuesday.

Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark at 8 pm Tuesday features photographer Joel Sartore as he travels to Madagascar and the Florida Keys on his mission to photograph beautiful and endangered animals for the Photo Ark.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday follows former prisoners through the challenges of their first year on parole.

Follow the adventures of the filmmakers behind Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday. This “making of” special explores the highlights and challenges of wildlife filmmaking.

Join 100,000 caribou who face hungry bears and wolves, deadly frozen rivers and rugged mountains as they undertake the world’s longest land migration on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.

From the first sparks of life to the survival of the fittest, unearth the secret relationship between rocks and life. Nova at 9 pm Wednesday goes around the world and back in time to investigate how minerals are vital to the origins and evolution of life.

Thrill to an hour of soul and gospel on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10:30 pm Friday. Grammy-winning legend CeCe Winans sings new songs and classics from her catalog, while breakout sensations St. Paul & the Broken Bones support their acclaimed album Sea of Noise.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Katharine Hayhoe, an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change.

The Art of Architecture: Houston at 7:30 pm Thursday takes viewers on a journey through the extraordinary history, art and architecture of the stunning skyline.

Chet visits Boerne and Marble Falls in back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper starting at 8 pm Thursday.

Trail Elise as she uncovers some disturbing facts about a passenger, while Karl makes a major breakthrough on Tunnel: Sabotage back-to-back episodes starting at 9 pm Thursday.

Learn why sweet challenges mean a bitter end for one baker as the six battle for a spot in the quarter final on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Join host Samuel L. Jackson for an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Smokey Robinson, the 2016 recipient of the Gershwin Prize, with a special appearance by Berry Gordy, founder of Motown at 9 pm Friday.

Join Jenny Peterson on her healing cancer journey and how an old basketball court scored gardens at Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Great American singer/songwriters Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis return to the Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father BrownDoctor BlakePlace to Call Home and Tunnel: Sabotage back-to-back starting at 8 pm.

 

 

Science Night July 12th

See how the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations on Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday. View forest penguins with a tenuous marriage and the secret rendezvous of great white sharks, and hear the tale of male pregnancy.

Follow the annual gathering of a thousand elephants in northern Kenya on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday. From magnificent bulls to vulnerable orphans, they face deadly threats from both predators and poachers.

On NOVA Mystery of Easter Island at 9 pm Wednesday a team of scientists and volunteers test a theory on how the ancient stone statues were moved, using a 15-ton replica.

Highlights July 9 to 15

KLRU Highlights

Learn Capt. Dreyfuss’ plan to thwart advances from Rose’s sister, Vera, on My Mother And Other Strangers On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday.

Sidney and Geordie must determine the connection between a murder and a number of post office robberies on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Jane is faced with several harsh realities in both her professional and personal life on Prime Suspect: Tennison On Masterpiece at 9 pm Sunday.

After five years of war in Syria, the remaining citizens of Aleppo are readying themselves for a siege on POV Last Men In Aleppo at 9 pm Monday.

Journey back in time to see the splendor of the last Chinese dynasty, the Qing, on Story Of China at 7 pm Tuesday.

As Europe reels from a terror onslaught, top security officials describe their struggle to contain the unprecedented threat revealed by attacks in France and Belgium on Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday.

See how the quest to multiply has spawned a stunning array of unusual behaviors and adaptations on Big Pacific at 7 pm Wednesday.

Follow the annual gathering of a thousand elephants in northern Kenya on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.

On NOVA Mystery of Easter Island at 9 pm Wednesday a team of scientists and volunteers test a theory on how the ancient stone statues were moved, using a 15-ton replica.

Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10:30 Friday presents pop legend Cyndi Lauper with a a program of classics and country covers. Songs include “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, ” “True Colors” and “End of the World.”

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Gary Kelly, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Southwest Airlines.

Asia Society Texas Center: Building Bridges at 7:30 pm Thursday explores how famed Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi’s landmark building came to fruition in Houston’s Museum District.

Chet visits Conroe and Athens in back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Season 2 of Tunnel begins this week! Join Elise and Karl as they investigate the abduction of a French couple from the Eurotunnel, leaving behind their traumatized daughter on Tunnel: Sabotage. Two episodes back-to-back starting at 9 pm Thursday.

Monitor the remaining seven as they strive to give their bakes maximum botanical taste on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Enjoy an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song, Friday at 9 pm.

Turn tiny containers into big ideas and salvages into clever garden design on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Thrill to an hour of soul and gospel. Grammy-winning legend CeCe Winans sings new songs and classics from her catalog, while breakout sensations St. Paul & the Broken Bones support their acclaimed album Sea of Noise on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father BrownDoctor BlakePlace to Call Home and Midsomer Murders back-to-back starting at 8 pm Saturday.