Our friends at Texas Performing Arts are pleased to present the world premiere engagement of BASETRACK, a gripping theatrical production that confronts the complex truths and ambiguities of the modern military experience. The event takes place September 11-13 at 8 pm at the McCullough Theatre. Live music, film and a cascade of images from independent photojournalists in Afghanistan punctuate a performance drawn from genuine social media exchanges and interviews, immersing audiences in the experiences of contemporary military service personnel and their families. KLRU Members receive 15% OFF on Friday and Saturday night tickets! Visit bit.ly/BASETRACK and enter the code MARINES for the discount.
Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for interviews with Mark Bittman & Lawrence Wright on September 12 in KLRU’s Studio 6A. One RSVP will grant you admission to both tapings. RSVP now
Mark Bittman is an opinion columnist and lead food writer for The New York Times. His “Minimalist” column ran in the Times’ Dining section for more than 13 years. He’s written two books, the best-selling How to Cook Everything and the groundbreaking VB6: Eat Vegan Before6:00 to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health…for Good, which introduced Americans to the Flexitarian diet. His newest book, How to Cook Everything Fast, is out October 7. Bittman is in Austin to speak at the Food + Health 2014 conference.
Lawrence Wright is a Pulitzer Prize-winning author and staff writer for The New Yorker. His newest book, out September 16, is Thirteen Days in September: Carter, Begin, and Sadat at Camp David, a day-by-day account of the 1978 Camp David Accords. Wright won the Pulitzer in 2007 for his book Looming Tower: Al-Qaeda and the Road to 9/11. He last taped Overheard in January 2013 to discuss his best-seller, Going Clear: Scientology, Hollywood and the Prison of Belief.
We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a fifth 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 theses tapings with Mark Bittman and Lawrence Wright. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard.
Stay in and snuggle up this Saturday with our weekly movie night only on KLRU Q!
First, the Hollywood review show Just Seen It airs at 7 p.m. Watch the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.
On Story, Austin Film Festival’s original series, investigates the challenges of recreating a real story on film with the episode Explosive Action! The writers behind Wanted, The Bourne Ultimatum, Con Air and Snitch discuss how they use action scenes to further the plot, convey tension, and build toward a satisfying climax.
The action continues with our feature film Thunderbolt and Lightfoot at 8! A young drifter (Jeff Bridges) joins a Montana preacher (Clint Eastwood) in a repeat of another robbery.
Don’t miss our night at the movies only on KLRU Q!
KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.
Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation at 7 pm
Cranes and geese rise over Venice, Dover, Edinburgh and the monkey-guarded Rock of Gibraltar. In Rome, the Loire Valley, Holland and Hungary, birds gather by the millions to breed and two by two to raise their families.
Nova Vaccines: Calling The Shots at 8 pm
Diseases that were largely eradicated 40 years ago are returning. How do parents decide whether to vaccinate or not, and what are the risks to the child and to society? Featuring research scientists, pediatricians, psychologists, anthropologists, and parents, this program travels the globe to look at the science behind vaccinations, track epidemics, and investigate the serious human costs of opting out.
Operation Maneter Crocodile at 9 pm
Mark Evans travels to Namibia’s Chobe River, a place that’s known as the croc attack capital of the world. To find a way to keep both people and crocodiles safe, Mark joins leading croc experts Rom Whitaker and Dr Patrick Aust to carry out a radical new experiment.
From the outside, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben are the classic London scene, the emblems of British democracy and history. Learn the stories behind these icons on Secrets of Westminster at 7 pm Sunday.
POV at 9 pm Monday presents an emotionally complex story about one family’s struggle to come to terms with Alzheimer’s disease on The Genius of Marian.
From the epicenter of the Ebola outbreak, Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday follows health officials tracking the deadly disease and trying to stop its rampant spread.
SXSW Flashback 2014 at 10:30 pm Tuesday presents highlights from SXSW including Nicolas Cage, Rosario Dawson, Mike Judge, Spandau Ballet, America Ferrera, Diego Luna, and more. Famed felines Lil BUB and Grumpy Cat also appear.
Cranes and geese rise over Venice, Dover, Edinburgh and the monkey-guarded Rock of Gibraltar on Earthflight, a Nature Special at 7 pm Wednesday. In Rome, the Loire Valley, Holland and Hungary, birds gather by the millions to breed and two by two to raise their families.
Diseases that were largely eradicated 40 years ago are returning. Nova at 8 pm Wednesday travels the globe to look at the science behind vaccinations, track epidemics, and investigate the serious human costs of opting out.
Country legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell return to Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday, playing favorites and songs from their joint LP Old Yellow Moon.
Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann talks about her career in music on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.
Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday profiles an Austin group that uses puppetry and physical theater to address the impact of climate change on traditional farming societies around the world on Tiny Puppets.
Chet heads to Orange to explore the swamps and waterways of this town on the Louisiana border on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.
James McNeill Whistler and the Case for Beauty at 8 pm Friday examines the life and career of the man best known for the painting ”Whistler’s Mother.”
Who influenced your garden design? See how our Spanish and Mexican melting pot impacts us today on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. Visit an historic home where a walled Mission-style garden features a central aqueduct.
Great Performances at 7pm Saturday presents a star-studded celebration of the 200th anniversary of the penning of the country’s national anthem.
Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Ian McEwan on September 9 at 2 pm in KLRU’s Studio 6A. Doors open at 1:30pm. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now
Ian McEwan is a critically acclaimed, highly distinguished author, whose thirteenth book, The Children Act, is out this month. McEwan has won numerous awards for his writing, including the Somerset Maugham Award in 1976 for his first collection of short stories, First Love, Last Rites. He has been a contender for the Man Booker Prize many times, winning it in 1998 for his novel Amsterdam. He wrote Atonement, which received the WH Smith Literary Award and the National Book Critics’ Circle Fiction Award, and was later made into an Oscar-winning film. The Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas recently acquired McEwan’s archive. He is in Austin for the first American reading of The Children Act on September 10 at the Ransom Center, and part of his archive will be on view in the Ransom Center’s lobby from September 9 to September 25.
We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a fifth 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 Ian McEwan. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard
Episode 9 – The Hive Horror
Things go from bad to worse when our heroes encounter an old enemy deep in the Central Hive. And who does this enemy have in tow? None other than the double-crossing Jean-Pierre Desperois.
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POV “After Tiller” at 9 pm Monday presents a probing portrait of four doctors in the United States still openly performing third-trimester abortions in the wake of the 2009 assassination of Dr. George Tiller in Wichita, Kansas.
Cuban Missile Crisis Tuesday at 7 pm tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, exploring how in October 1962 the earth teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust.
Fidel Castro Tapes Tuesday at 8 pm uses only news and documentary footage — past and present — to detail the life and times of one of the most controversial political figures of the 20th Century.
Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday shines a light on the hidden world of the North Korean people, drawing on undercover footage from inside the country as well as interviews with defectors who are trying to chisel away at the regime’s influence.
Fly and arrow-dive with cape gannets among sharks, dolphins, whales and the great sardine run on Earthflight: A Nature Special at 7 pm Wednesday. Soar with fish eagles, flamingoes, kelp gulls and vultures to see the most animal-packed continent with fresh eyes.
Nova at 8 pm Wednesday looks inside Machu Picchu, the most famous archeological ruin in the Western hemisphere and an iconic symbol of the power and engineering prowess of the Inca.
Mark Evans travels to the shores of Canada’s Hudson Bay where polar bears are causing havoc in isolated communities on Operation Maneater at 9 pm Wednesday.
Texas country reigns on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm with Kacey Musgraves and Dale Watson. Contemporary songwriter Musgraves sings tunes from her winning LP Same Trailer Different Park, while honky-tonker Watson plays tunes from throughout his career.
Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features a conversation with Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson.
The Octopus Project expresses the meaning of “multi” media by creating lively art through music, film and technology on Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.
Sister Wendy and the Art of the Gospel Thursday at 8 pm uses great old master paintings and some modern paintings to tell us the gospel stories that were once universally familiar, but are now regularly disregarded.
David Suchet In the Footsteps of St. Paul part 1 at 9 pm Thursday begins on the path of St. Paul traveled throughout the Middle East/Asia Minor from Jerusalem to Turkey.
Kehinde Wiley: An Economy of Grace at 8 pm Friday offers a tantalizing look at the intersection of art and fashion.
American Masters “Sister Rosetta Tharpe” at 9 pm Friday tells the life story of the flamboyant African-American gospel superstar.
Since it’s the season to plant, fall into perennials with Nathan Uncleback from Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, see how dump claustrophic exotic shrubs for an updated native look. Out in the vegetable garden, John Dromgoole plants garlic.
Country legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell return to Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday playing favorites and songs from their joint LP Old Yellow Moon.
KLRU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a range of special programs and events that celebrate the Latino experience. Year round, KLRU provides content and events that give a diverse perspective on our community. This September & October, Austin’s PBS station focuses on local programs and events including a screening of El Taller: An Arts In Context Special.
KLRU and The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center will host a preview screening of El Taller on Sept. 4th at 7 pm. Arts In Context director Mario Troncoso will be in attendance to answer questions about the film. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now
This documentary follows a group of students and volunteers at Talleres Infantiles for a year as they work together to improve their community while maintaining their culture.Talleres Infantiles is a year round Spanish language art program for mostly low income students. El Taller will air on Thursday, September 25 at 9:00 pm.
Other programs airing on KLRU for Hispanic Heritage Month:
Central Texas Gardener “Spanish Melting Pot Garden Design”
Saturday, September 13 at 12 noon and repeats at 4:00 pm.
It is also presented on Sunday, September 14 at 9:00 am.
Who influenced your garden design? See how our Spanish and Mexican melting pot impacts us today. Visit an historic home where a walled Mission-style garden features a central aqueduct.
Independent Lens “The Graduates”
Part 1 of 2 airs on Monday, September 22 at 10:30 pm
Part 2 of 2 airs on Tuesday, September 23 at 10:30 pm
This mini-series is a journey into the heart of American education. More than a survey of contemporary policy challenges, it is an intimate and honest exploration of how students, their families and teachers are faring in a stressed public education system, during a politically complex climate, and during an unforgiving global economy.This is a story about how Latino students are faring in our nation’s public education system, but it is also a story about the American future.
Latino Americans on the South Plains
Tuesday, September 23 at 10:00 pm and Thursday, September 25 at 8:00 pm. A celebration of culture, music, and artistic expression by Latinos in West Texas through specific stories of larger significance.
Annual Imagen Awards 2014
Saturday, September 27 at 5:00 pm.
The 29th Imagen Awards recognizes and rewards positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media.
Independent Lens “Las Marthas”
Monday, September 29 at 10:00 pm
The annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other in the country — its 94 percent Latino debutantes and their attendants all dress as Martha Washington or other patriotic figures from America’s colonial period.
Vamos Al Baile (Let’s Go To The Dance)
Thursday, October 2 at 7:30 pm
Little Joe y La Familia, Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution, and Joel Guzman with Sarah Fox plus special guest take the stage.
Arts In Context “Tardeadas”
Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 pm
A profile of Conjunto Los Pinkys, which also tells the story of Austin’s changing East side.
Arts in Context “Peligrosa”
Thursday, October 9 at 8:00 pm
Established in 2007,Peligrosa is a collective of DJs, producers, and visual artists re-energizing the sights and sounds of Latin America.
Ruben Salazar: Man in the Middle: A Voces Special Presentation
Thursday, October 9 at 9:00 pm
This documentary provides insights and answers to one of the most bizarre, disturbing and controversial fatal shootings of the mid-20th century. Part political expose, part narrative deconstruction, part poetic meditation, the film is an independent and thorough investigation of the life and death of Ruben Salazar, a prominent Civil Rights era journalist.
V-me (broadcast channel 18.4)
Fridays starting September 20th at 9:00 pm
Latino Americanos, is the first major documentary series for television to chronicle the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos, who have helped shape North America over the last 500-plus years and have become, with more than 50 million people, the largest minority group in the U.S. The changing and yet repeating context of American history provides a backdrop for the drama of individual lives. It is a story of immigration and redemption, of anguish and celebration, of the gradual construction of a new American identity that connects and empowers millions of people today.
V-me presenta Latino Americanos
Latino Americanos, el primer gran documental televisivo que presenta una crónica de las ricas y variadas historias y experiencias de los latinos de Estados Unidos que han ayudado a darle forma a América del Norte durante más de 500 años y que se han convertido, al ser más de 50 millones de personas, en el grupo minoritario más grande de Estados Unidos El contexto cambiante e incluso repetitivo de la historia americana ofrece un telón de fondo para el drama de la vida de los individuos. Es una historia acerca de la inmigración y de la redención, de la angustia y de la celebración, de la formación gradual de una nueva identidad americana que enlaza y empodera a millones de personas hoy en día.
Episode 8 – Into the Central Hive
Molly has been skeptical of Ben all along, but now that they’ve finally arrived at the Central Hive, she realizes that everything he said is true. But it’s even more terrifying than she could have imagined.