In the Studio: Tom Hayden tapes Overheard 4/26

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TomHayden_400Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Tom Hayden on April 26 at 4:45pm in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 4:15pm.  The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP Now

Tom Hayden is an anti-war activist and author. Best known for speaking out against the Vietnam War, Hayden has been an activist for more than 50 years. He served 18 years in the California legislature. Today he is  a member of the editorial board and a columnist at The Nation and is Director of the Peace and Justice Resource Center in Culver City, California. He’s written more than 20 books and was once married to Jane Fonda. Hayden is in Austin to speak at the LBJ Presidential Library’s Vietnam War Summit.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a sixth 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 and don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Steve Case tapes Overheard 4/25

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SteveCasePlease join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Steve Case on April 25 at 11:15am in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 10:45am.  The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Steve Case is Co-Founder of AOL and a venture capitalist. As CEO of Revolution he has backed companies like Zipcar, Sweetgreen and Living Social. He’s known as one of America’s most successful entrepreneurs and executives, focused on supporting startups. Case is also a Presidential Ambassador for Global Entrepreneurship and was a member of President Obama’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He is author of a new book entitled The Third Wave: An Entrepreneur’s Vision of the Future. Case is in Austin to speak about his book at the Long Center.

Arts In Context Shorts: Austin Community Steelpan Band

More than an after-school program, the Austin Community Steelband has created an expressive place to uplift local youth through learning steelpan music.  Originating in Trinidad, steelbands served as a way for poor and oppressed people to come together and express themselves through music. Executive Director Paula Beaird and Musical Director Cecil Francis continue manifest the soul of Trinidad by providing a free musical instruction where underprivileged children learn skills like memorization, focus and listening that they can take home and apply to their lives at home and in school.  With an emphasis on collaborative and enriching learning, the students have turned it into more than an after-school program.  They are now a part of a vibrant, historically-rich musical community that extends beyond the city limits of Austin, Texas.

In the Studio: Overheard tapes Kara Swisher 4/16

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Kara Swisher on April 16 at 3:45pm in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 3:15pm. The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please complete the form here to RSVP.

Kara Swisher is the Executive Editor of Re/code, Host of the Re/code Decode podcast and Executive Producer of the Code Conference, which brings together technology influencers and CEOs. Swisher has been covering technology and digital issues since 1997 when she was a reporter in the Wall Street Journal’s San Francisco bureau. She’s been called Silicon Valley’s “most feared and well-liked” journalist and the region’s “most powerful snoop.” Swisher is in Austin to keynote the International Symposium on Online Journalism at UT.
Saturday, April 16 at 3:45pm
KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors at 3:15pm
RSVP

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 Kara Swisher. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard

Jackie Robinson screening at Huston-Tillotson 4/12

Join KLRU and Huston-Tillotson University for a preview screening and discussion of Ken Burns’ new film Jackie Robinson. Examine the life and times of this baseball legend and how his life-long battle for first class citizenship for all African Americans transcends even his remarkable athletic achievements.

Tuesday, April 12
Film begins at 6 pm
King-Seabrook Chapel on the Huston-Tillotson University Campus
900 Chicon St. Austin, TX 78702 (map)
This community event is free but an RSVP is required.  RSVP now


Arts In Context Shorts: Alegria do Samba

The Austin Samba School has created a new twist on the classic western “horse opera.” Fusing Brazilian Carnaval rhythms and dancing with Texas’ musical history, the performers of Austin Samba School are truly a community who come from all walks of life and in all sizes, shapes, colors, races and nationalities.  This diversity allows them to take on creative challenges with full force and to create a performance unlike any other – cattle and cowboys, blues and rock, spangles and feathers, glitter and gold, samba and country.

Caring, consistent adults key to child success

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Adults make a world of difference to a child’s educational achievement, and the greatest difference comes from adults who are both caring and consistent in their learners’ lives. Scroll down from this post to read and watch stories of local American Graduate Champions making a difference for kids of all ages. And here are some quick links to resources for your family ….

Watch videos about the difference adult participation can make.

KLRU partners that have mentorship programs and other ways adults can get involved:

African American Youth Harvest Foundation
American Corps Austin
Ann Richards School Foundation
Austin Chambers
Austin Partners in Education
Austin Voices for Education & Youth
AVANCE – Austin
AVID
Bastrop Education Foundation
Big Brother, Big Sister
Boys & Girls Club
Boys to Men Mentoring
Breakthrough Austin
CAN
Caritas
CARY
Change Happens
Changing Expectations
Claim Your Destiny
College Forward
Communities in Schools of Central Texas
Con Mi Madre
Court Appointed Special Advocates CASA
Creative Action
Explore Austin
FIRST LEGO League
Foundation Communities
GENAustin
Girl Start
ICUSP
Kids’ HOPE USA
Latinitas
Life Works
Media Awareness Project
MindPop
OutYouth
Partnerships for Children
Project Males
Seedling Foundation
Southwest Key Programs
The Settlement Home
Upward Bound at Texas State University
Urban Roots
Ventanilla

Early education sets standard for future success

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Early education is a key to creating a lifelong dedication to knowledge. KLRU supports community efforts to encourage early childhood education, one of the tenets of American Graduate Initiative. Scroll down from this post to read and watch stories of local American Graduate Champions making a difference in early childhood education in our area. And here are some quick links to resources for your family ….

KLRU Kids has games, videos and much more to help kids find a love for learning.

Watch videos about work being done locally in early childhood education.

KLRU Partners offering early childhood resources:
ACC Children’s Lab School
AISD Pre K
Any Baby Can
Child Inc
Extend a Care for Kids
JCC – Jewish Family planning
Literacy Coalition of Central Texas
Mainsprings
One Voice
Open Door
KLRU Smart Screen Time
KLRU Smart Screen Time (Spanish version)
SSP Early Childhood Education
Thinkery
United Way
United

Pathways to success lead to high school graduation

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The road to success is paved differently for everyone – but an avenue to success is still an avenue to success. KLRU supports all pathways to educational success, one of the fundamental pillars of American Graduate initiative. Scroll down from this post to read and watch stories of local American Graduate Champions helping students on the pathway to success. And here are some quick links to resources for your family ….

Watch videos about students on the path to success.

KLRU partners helping build pathways to success:
AchieveTexas
Advise TX
American Youthworks
Austin Achieve Public Schools
Austin Asian Chamber
Austin Can Academy
Austin Community College
Austin Council PTA
Austin Partners in Education
Better Make Room
CAN
Changing Expectations
College Forward
E3 Alliance
GenTx
Greater Austin Hispanic Chamber
Hispanic Scholarship Consortium
One Voice
Phoenix House
Ready by 21
SAALT
Skill Point Alliance
The Goodwill Excel Center
University of Texas at Austin

Uniting residents and new businesses with East4East

This February, the Hispanic Alliance kicked off its inaugural East4East day — a fundraising effort in which participating east side businesses contributed part of their earnings for the day to charities that work primarily in East Austin. But the event is also hoping to bridge the cultural gap between new businesses and the residents who feel that they are being pushed out.