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
Date: April 23 Time: 12:15 pm (Doors open at 11:45 am) Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map) RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now
Photo by Joan Marcus
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.
Turning your love of photography into more than a hobby is not an easy task. With the rise in popularity of apps like Instagram, everyone has the ability to be a photographer, but it takes more than just having the right equipment. We’ve got some tips from Austin professionals at the Texas Photo Roundup on how to develop your photography.
KLRU and four other public television stations will train teachers and families to use educational content developed through the Ready To Learn Initiative
KLRU is one of five stations partnering with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and PBS KIDS to provide educational multimedia content to low-income communities. The station will receive $109,318 from CPB to test the effectiveness of digital content developed through Ready To Learn (RTL), a cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Innovation and Improvement, to test the effectiveness of digital content developed through the program in supporting the development of early math and literacy skills for children ages 2-8 in low-income families.
Over the next year, KLRU will provide RTL content and resources at two sites in the community: SafePlace, which provides residential services to victims of family violence, and Foundation Communities, which offers housing and family-centered educational services to low-income families. The station will train highly qualified educators/education service providers to use RTL content so they can support the children and families who use the facilities at SafePlace and Foundation Communities. Through family-focused community events, KLRU will also demonstrate RTL to other community educators/education service providers, children, and parents/caregivers in the Austin area.
“The Corporation for Public Broadcasting has set the standard for investment in the future of our young learners,” said Bill Stotesbery, KLRU CEO and General Manager. “Through initiatives such as this CPB is continuing its leadership into the digital world, and KLRU is proud to be at the forefront of this technology. We’re excited to get to partner with SafePlace and Foundation Communities but also to provide these tools for learning to our entire community.”
* RSVPs are now closed. If you would like to see Larry Wilmore, he will be at an Austin Film Festival event on Saturday, April 6th, at the Harry Ransom Center. Details for the AFF event.
Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Larry Wilmore
Date: April 5 Time: at 8:15pm (Doors open at 7:45pm) Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map) RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now
Larry Wilmore is “Senior Black Correspondent” for The Daily Show, along with being a television writer and producer. He started his career as an actor and stand-up comic before he began writing in the early 90s on shows like In Living Color and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He also created The Bernie Mac Show. Recently he is a consulting producer on The Office. Wilmore is in town for a conversation on writing and producing comedy, presented by the Austin Film Festival on Saturday.
We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues 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.
Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for interviews with Dan Balz and Sebastian Junger on April 9 in KLRU’s Studio 6A. The tapings are free but RSVP is required. One RSVP will work for both tapings. RSVP now
Time: 9:15 am
(Doors open at 8:45 am) RSVP now
Dan Balz is Chief Correspondent at the Washington Post, covering national politics. He previously served as National Editor at The Post, and as White House correspondent. Balz has also written two books, including the New York Times bestseller, “The Battle for America 2008.” He is a regular analyst on PBS’ “Washington Week” as well as other public affairs shows, including NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’ “Face the Nation.” He is in Austin for the 2013 William Randolph Hearst Fellows Award Lecture at the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Communication.
Time: 10:15 am
(Doors will open as soon as Dan Balz taping is completed) RSVP now
Sebastian Junger is an award-winning journalist and author. His book The Perfect Storm spent three years on the New York Times best-seller list and was later made into a major motion picture. His 2010 book WAR, about a U.S. Army platoon in Afghanistan, was also a best-seller. Junger is also a documentary filmmaker, his 2011 film Restrepo was nominated for an Oscar, and his newest film Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington will air on HBO in April. It was recently screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Junger is in Austin for a screening of the film at the LBJ Library.
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. Be sure to watch past episodes and complete Q&A at klru.org/overheard
This week, KLRU Collective presents an artistic spiritual meditation. Compassion and wisdom are spread as a group of Tibetan Buddhist monks from the Drepung Loseling Monastery constructed a sand mandala at the Blanton Museum of Art.
The Sand Mandala is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving the creation and destruction of mandalas made from colored sand. Each step in its creation and destruction are accompanied by rituals, ceremonies and chanting symbolizing the Buddhist philosophy in the transitory nature of material life. During January 9-13, 2013, the monks constructed a sand mandala in the Blanton’s Rapoport Atrium. The monks believe it takes divine understanding to make art which is really powerful.
(Not) The End Of The World was a a videogame developer panel discussion jointly produced by International Game Developers Association-Austin and KLRU on January 4, 2013 in KLRU’s Studio 6A. The featured videos consist of the 12 main questions asked of the panel that evening.
The discussion both played with the idea of the predicted end of the world in 2012 and the state of the gaming industry while highlighting the work done in Austin on five very high-profile games DARKSIDERS 2, DISHONORED, PIRATE101, HALO 4 and STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC. Seven panelists from the five studios with a base in Austin representing these games answered questions meant to provide basic understanding about how they were able to enjoy success in a year marked by difficulty, and their foresight into the future in a world that has yet to end.
Thanks to IGDA-Austin, our panelists and moderator, our volunteer staff and our studio audience!