Highlights September 20 to September 26

KLRU Highlights

Follow Gabrielle on a visit to the ancient city, where she makes a parmesan omelet and ravioli on The Mind of a Chef Rome at 5:30 pm on Sunday.

On Great British Baking Show Desserts at 6 pm on Sunday, follow the remaining 11 bakers as they deal with desserts: a trifle of biscuit, cake, jelly or custard in distinct layers; perfect Floating Islands; and a Showstopper of 24 petits fours. And, for the first time, there’s a baking burglary in the tent!

Sir Arthur and Woodie close in on the Wyrley Ripper. But have they found their man? Find out on Masterpiece Arthur & George Part 3 at 7 pm on Sunday.

To Sherlock Holmes, Charles Augustus Magnussen is the Napoleon of blackmail—and the one man he truly hates. Watch their saga unfold on Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: His Last Vow at 8 pm on Sunday and 9 pm on Saturday.

After Freddie and Stuart have a falling out, Stuart moves in with Ash and Violet moves in with Freddie on Vicious Flatmates at 9:33 pm on Sunday and 10:35 pm on Saturday.

Lady Felicia finds in her park a man on a tree, fallen from a passing train on a nearby viaduct.The man has been stripped and tortured, and Sid is accused of the crime on Father Brown The Man In the Tree at 10 pm on Sunday and 8 pm on Saturday.

There’s a new chief superintendent who doesn’t approve of Blake’s unorthodox methods, and despite the pathologist solving the crimes which have confounded the police, he is determined to get rid of Blake for good on Doctor Blake Mysteries Death of a Traveling Salesman at 11 pm on Sunday.

Antiques Roadshow Rapid City Hour One at 7 pm on Monday visits one of South Dakota’s greatest treasures, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, to look at presidential prints.

Join a town hall meeting to explore the many issues propelled into public discourse after a white gunman shot and killed nine African-American parishioners in Charleston’s Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in June. Gwen Ifill moderates on America After Charleston at 8 pm Monday.

On POV Don’t Tell Anyone at 9 pm on Monday, meet immigrant activist Angy Rivera, the country’s only advice columnist for undocumented youth. In a community where silence is often seen as necessary for survival, she steps out of the shadows to share her own experiences of being undocumented and sexually abused.

Rudolfo Anaya was the first Hispanic American writer to achieve major publishing success with his landmark novel, Bless Me, Ultima. On Rudolfo Anaya: The Magic of Words at 10:30 pm on Monday, learn how Anaya has demonstrated a lifelong determination to persevere—through poverty, catastrophic injury and an almost insurmountable artistic struggle to publish—and in the end, succeed.

Bob Poole joins scientist Paola Bouley as she tries to solve a baffling mystery: Why isn’t Gorongosa’s lion population growing? By filming the lions, Poole hopes to help, following five cheeky lion cubs on their journey to adulthood on Gorongosa Park: Rebirth of Paradise Lion Mystery / Elephant Whisperer at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on the working class during On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam at 9 pm on Tuesday. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one a POW and the other a protestor at home.

Latino Americans on the South Plains at 10:30 pm on Tuesday is a celebration of culture, music, and artistic expression by Latinos in West Texas through specific stories of larger significance. The history is laid out in detail, how and why Latinos came to this area and what they faced when they got here.

Watch rescue center caregivers help wild baby orphans get back on their feet on Nature Nature’s Miracle Orphans: Second Chances on Wednesday at 7 pm. In Australia, a teddy bear comforts baby koala Danny, and tiny wallaby Neil receives preemie care. In Costa Rica, baby three-toed sloth Newbie battles pneumonia.

Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration on NOVA Arctic Ghost Ship at 8 pm on Wednesday. 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team discovers one of Franklin’s lost ships-a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.

Take a fresh look at the enigmatic story of a young American hiker named Chris McCandless, the son of successful middle class parents, who was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject of the best-selling Jon Krakauer book and Sean Penn-directed movie Into the Wild on Return to the Wild – The Chris McCandless Story at 9 pm on Wednesday.

Superstar rockers Foo Fighters return to the Austin City Limits stage at 10 pm on Wednesday and 10:30 pm on Friday. The band, with special guests, features songs from the best-selling Sonic Highways. Then, on Saturday at 7 pm, ACL presents indie rock with Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear.

On Overheard with Evan Smith Bernie Sanders at 7 pm on Thursday, Evan talks with Bernie Sanders.

Featuring larger-than-life creatures powered by pedals, Austin Bike Zoo is a one-of-a-kind blend of puppetry and cycling. On Arts In Context Beautiful Creatures at 7:30 pm on Thursday, learn how this “Human Powered Puppetry” was born out of a passion to combine the beauty and strength of human movement with the artistry and theater of puppets and a dedication to creating interactive works.

Aaron travels to a BBQ cook-off competition in Kansas with his father-in-law, going way outside his comfort zone on BBQ with Franklin Competition at 8 pm on Thursday.

Chet heads north of Houston to explore a town built along the railroad—Tomball, Texas. He visits its many historic sites and takes a flight on a WW2 B-17 “flying fortress” bomber on The Daytripper Tomball, TX at 8:30 pm on Thursday.

The best of Austin and British Invasion musicians perform in celebration of the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians on All ATX: The British Invasion at 9 pm on Thursday. Performances include Eric Burdon & The Animals, The Zombies, Alejandro Escovedo, Ian McLagan, Ruthie Foster, Shinyribs, Van Wilks, Malford Milligan, Guy Forsyth, Monte Montgomery, Shawn Sahm, Erin Ivey, Hector Ward and the All ATX band.

On American Masters The Women’s List at 8 pm on Friday, meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ new “List” film featuring Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Wendy Williams and more.

The jig is up for art forger Mark Landis, who has donated his expert copies to museums for 30 years. But stopping isn’t simple. On POV Art and Craft at 9 pm on Friday, see how this cat-and-mouse caper uncovers the universal in one man’s search for connection and respect.

Get ideas for your low-water design, whatever your style, and visit a drought tough succulent garden in deer country on Central Texas Gardener Garden Conservancy Tour 2015 at noon on Saturday.

Science Night September 23

On this week’s Science Night, we bring you into stories of second chances and mysterious circumstances. On Nature, watch wild orphans get a chance at a new life, and on NOVA, dive into an expedition that took a mysterious turn. To wrap up the night, Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story takes a look at the man who inspired the book and film adaptation, Into the Wild.

Nature Nature’s Miracle Orphans: Second Chances at 7 pm
Watch rescue center caregivers help wild baby orphans get back on their feet. In Australia, a teddy bear comforts baby koala Danny, and tiny wallaby Neil receives preemie care. In Costa Rica, baby three-toed sloth Newbie battles pneumonia.

NOVA Arctic Ghost Ship at 8 pm
Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team discovers one of Franklin’s lost ships—a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition.

Return to the Wild: The Chris McCandless Story at 9 pm
Take a fresh look at the enigmatic story of a young American hiker named Chris McCandless, the accomplished son of successful middle class parents, who was found dead in an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and became the subject of the best-selling Jon Krakauer book and Sean Penn-directed movie, Into the Wild.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2015

KLRU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a range of special programs and events that celebrate the Hispanic experience. Year round, KLRU provides content and events that give a diverse perspective on our community.

New programs for this September & October include the documentary On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam.This program, airing on Tuesday, September 22 at 9 pm, examines the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on working class youth. Framing the documentary are memoirs of two siblings, Everett and Delia Alvarez, who stood on opposite sides of the Vietnam War, one as a POW and the other protesting at home.

Other programs airing on KLRU for Hispanic Heritage Month:

American Masters Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey
Friday, September 18 at 8 pm
This film captures the life and work of Pedro Guerrero, a Mexican American photographer born and raised in segregated Mesa, Arizona, who goes on to an international career as photographer of master American artists of the 20th century. Using Guerrero’s words, the film gives the viewer an insider’s look into three of the most iconic American artists of the 20th century: Frank Lloyd Wright, Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson, as well as important images of modernist architecture.

Arts In Context Shorts Barrio Writers
By empowering teens through creative writing, higher education and creative arts, the Barrio Writers are reinstating the term “Barrio” to its original meaning – community, and embracing it.  This writing community began with small workshops atEl Centro Cultural de Mexico in Santa Ana, California and have now evolved into week long, intensive programs on university campuses. At the end of the week, the Barrio Writers transform their stereotypes into a place of positivity and become empowered in their own words. Watch more Barrio Writers videos from Arts In Context Shorts

POV Don’t Tell Anyone
Monday, September 21 at 9 pm
In a community where silence is seen as necessary for survival, immigrant activist Angy Rivera joins a generation of dreamers ready to push for change in the only home she’s ever known — the United States. Hers is the quintessential America​n success​ story: Rivera is the author of the country’s first and only advice column for undocumented youth, and her YouTube channel boasts over 27,000 views as she comes out of the shadows to inspire her peers.

Rudolfo Anaya: The Magic of Words
Monday, September 21 at 10:30 pm
Rudolfo Anaya was the first Hispanic American writer to achieve major publishing success with his landmark novel, Bless Me, Ultima, in print since 1972. Recipient of the National Medal for the Arts, Anaya has demonstrated a lifelong determination to persevere – through poverty, catastrophic injury and an almost insurmountable artistic struggle to publish – and in the end, succeed. Rudolfo Anaya: The Magic Of Words is a vital reference to the authentic culture of Hispanic New Mexico. And while the wellspring of Anaya’s stories is New Mexico, his insight is invaluable to understand the quest by all Hispanic Americans for cultural identity, recognition and respect.

Arts in Context “Tardeadas”
Thursday,October 1 at 7:30 pm
Through music and community, the band Los Pinkys is keeping the Conjunto musical tradition alive. Los Pinkys are a traditional-style conjunto formed in 1993 and have been performing around the United States ever since. The band is one of the few who continues the long tradition of the Sunday afternoon performance (Tardeadas). Elderly Mexican-American couples share the dance floor with a new crowd of revelers often experiencing their first sounds of conjunto music.

El Taller
Thursday,October 1 at 9 pm and repeats on Sunday, October 4 at 1 pm.
Proyecto Teatro aims to make the arts accessible to the entire community, regardless of income levels, and to reduce social and cultural differences of society. For actor and director Luis Ordaz maintaining a space that leads to human development through the arts is his main reason to keep Talleres Infantiles alive. Talleres Infantiles is a year round Spanish language art program for mostly low income students. We follow Luis Ordaz and a group of theater students and volunteers as they work together to improve their community while keeping their culture alive.

Annual Imagen Awards
Friday, October 2 at 8 pm and repeats on Sunday, October 4 at 2 pm
The 30th  Imagen Awards recognizes and rewards positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as encourages and recognizes the achievements of Latino celebrities and Latino-focused projects, including programs that have aired on PBS.  This year’s nominees include America by the Numbers with Maria Hinojosa, the Children of Giant documentary by Hector Galan, Voces, Palmetto Scene: East coast Migrant Head Start, from South Carolina Educational Television and an on-air spot, Jessica Suarez PSA, out of Vegas PBS.

Voces on PBS “Children of Giant”
Monday, October 5 at 10:00 pm
In 1955, Elizabeth Taylor, Rock Hudson, James Dean and a massive crew descended on the Texas town of Marfa to begin production on Giant. Now, 60 years later, “Children of Giant” explores the film’s still timely examination of racial prejudice.  Film by Hector Galan.

Unity – The Latin Tribute to Michael Jackson
Friday, October 9 at 8 pm
The PBS Arts Fall Festival is hosted by international superstar and Grammy-winner Gloria Estefan. The Festival begins October 9 and showcases such titles as Unity, which features 16 songs that inspired musicians from all over Latin America to come together to celebrate and re-imagine hits such as “Smooth Criminal,” “I Want You Back” and “Billie Jean.”

The Hispanic Heritage Awards
Friday, October 9 at 9 pm
Join host Rita Moreno for a celebration of the country’s highest tribute to Latinos by Latinos. The program includes performances and appearances by celebrated Hispanic artists.

Central Texas Gardener
Saturday, October 17 at noon
Meet effervescent Velia Sanchez who designed and maintains a front yard garden complete with colorful meditative nicho. Every month of the year, neighbors stroll through to gather serenity and wonder, along with handfuls of fresh herbs and flowers. Not only only does Velia teach young and old about the wildlife that visit, she also passes along knowledge of Mexican herbal remedies for health and good taste.

Highlights September 13 to September 19

KLRU Highlights

Hear Gabrielle’s explanation of what is and isn’t garbage on The Mind of a Chef Garbage at 5:30 pm on Sunday.

On Great British Baking Show Bread at 6 pm on Sunday, watch the 12 remaining contestants bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy bread sticks and technically tricky English muffins. The Showstopper features outrageous loaves of bread: a Christmas wreath, a proud peacock and a psychic octopus.

Sir Arthur and Woodie get a shock after they order their driver to “follow that carriage!” on Masterpiece Arthur & George Part 2 at 7 pm on Sunday.

Sherlock faces his biggest challenge of all—delivering a Best Man’s speech on John’s wedding day on Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: The Sign of Three at 8 pm on Sunday.

On Vicious Stag Do at 9:30 pm on Sunday and 10:30 pm on Saturday, finding themselves both single, Violet and Ash consider dating new people. Violet has already met someone on the internet, while Ash’s ex, Chloe, returns.

When a poet hangs himself in his locked conservatory. Father Brown thinks that it was not a suicide, but a murder on Father Brown The Wrong Shape at 10 pm on Sunday and 8 pm on Saturday.

Amid the upheaval the mysteries continue and Lucien Blake will face his most personal challenge yet as he tries solving his own mother’s mysterious death on Doctor Blake Mysteries The Greater Good at 11 pm on Sunday.

Every antique is a survivor, but considering some have made it through exceptionally dangerous circumstances, it is amazing they survived at all. Antiques Roadshow Special: Survivors at 7 pm on Monday highlights amazing tales of rescues, near misses and beating the odds with treasures that have endured wars, natural disasters and fires.

Explore the complex life and enduring legacy of the iconic filmmaker from his early days creating Mickey Mouse through the making of Snow White, the first full-length animated film on Walt Disney: American Experience Part One at 8 pm on Monday.

High school dropouts, educators, and researchers introduce the economic and personal costs of dropping out, why a high school equivalency is no longer enough, and the benefits of dropouts gaining second chances on Dropping Back In Second Chances at 10 pm on Monday. Then, at 10:30 pm on Monday, Dropping Back In Building a Better Life features Cafe Hope, a culinary apprentice program in New Orleans and The Makers Coalition, a training program in sewing manufacturing.

Follow Jim Henson’s career, from his early television work with the Muppets in the 1950s to his commercial work and network appearances, his breakthrough with Sesame Street and “The Muppet Show,” his fantasy films and his sudden death in 1990 on In Their Own Words Jim Henson at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Explore the complex life and enduring legacy of the creative genius as Walt Disney made films such as Cinderella and Mary Poppins and realized his dream project, Disneyland, on Walt Disney: American Experience Part Two at 8 pm on Tuesday.

Follow the infectious party song on its fascinating journey from Ukraine to YouTube during Hava Nagila at 10 pm on Tuesday. Featuring Harry Belafonte, Glen Campbell and more, the program celebrates the power of music, the importance of joy and the resilient spirit of a people.

On Nature The Sagebrush Sea at 7 pm on Wednesday, learn about one of the most overlooked ecosystems on the continent that consists of a massive sea of sagebrush stretching across 11 states in the American West.

Take a dazzling dive with NOVA Creatures of Light at 8 pm on Wednesday to explore how and why so many of the ocean’s creatures light up-revealing a hidden undersea world where creatures flash, sparkle, shimmer or simply glow.

Follow six brilliant scientists for the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, built to recreate the conditions of the Big Bang and search for the Higgs boson, marking the start of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet on Particle Fever at 9 pm on Wednesday.

Golden Hornet Project has presented over 60 concerts of indie classical music by more than 40 composers from non-academic musical backgrounds – all in the name of making classical music exciting and accessible. Arts In Context Classical Undead at 7:30 pm on Thursday will take behind the scenes to the follow up to the highly successful “String Quartet Smackdown I.”

Aaron gets a lesson in cooking “cowboy style” in a way that combines traditional BBQ skills with the grill on BBQ with Franklin Direct Heat & Mesquite at 8 pm on Thursday. Then, go behind the scenes at a big city BBQ joint in Dallas and learn their unique take on Texas traditions.

Chet heads to no-man’s land to canoe the “most pristine river in Texas” in Devils River, Texas. On this multi-day canoe trip, he fishes, camps on the banks of this blue river, and learns what it takes to survive in the middle of nowhere on The Daytripper Devils River, TX at 8:30 pm on Thursday.

Austin City Limits at 9 pm on Thursday and 9 pm on Friday features soulful pop from Sam Smith and Future Islands. UK sensation Smith sings “Stay With Me” and others from his debut. Future Islands features their single “Seasons (Waiting on You)” as well as other tunes from Singles. Then, Foo Fighters feature songs from the best-selling Sonic Highways at 7 pm on Saturday.

Discover the life and work of Mexican-American photographer Pedro E. Guerrero, who collaborated with Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Alexander Calder and Louise Nevelson, on American Masters Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey at 8 pm on Friday.

Meet homegrown designs that inspire drought tough visions and visit a garden that supports wildlife all year on Central Texas Gardener Master Gardener Tour 2015 at noon on Saturday.

Science Night September 16

This week’s Science Night takes you on the land, in the sea and everywhere in between. Nature tells the story of the animals living in the sagebrush sea—a place that’s anything but empty. Then, NOVA dives down to explore shiny, shimmering sea life, and Particle Fever captures the thrill of discovery during the building of the Large Hadron Collider.

Nature The Sagebrush Sea at 7 pm
One of the most overlooked ecosystems on the continent consists of a massive sea of sagebrush that stretches across 11 states in the American West. Learn how the sagebrush is losing ground contending with wells and pipelines tapping the resources buried deep below.

NOVA Creatures of Light at 8 pm
Take a dazzling dive with NOVA and National Geographic to explore how and why so many of the ocean’s creatures light up-revealing a hidden undersea world where creatures flash, sparkle, shimmer or simply glow.

Particle Fever at 9 pm
Follow six brilliant scientists for the launch of the Large Hadron Collider, built to recreate the conditions of the Big Bang and search for the Higgs boson, marking the start of the biggest and most expensive experiment in the history of the planet.

In this clip, theoretical physicist David Kaplan discusses the making of the documentary, Particle Fever.

Highlights September 6 to September 12

KLRU Highlights

Spend a day at Prune as Gabrielle cooks smoky eggplant, celery salad and sweetbreads on The Mind of a Chef Prune at 5:30 pm on Sunday.

On Great British Baking Show Cakes at 6 pm on Sunday, meet the 13 bakers who make simple sandwich cakes in the Signature challenge, angel food cakes in Mary’s Technical challenge and all things chocolate in the Showstopper.

Asked to clear a man convicted of animal mutilation, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle finds there’s more to the case than meets the eye on Masterpiece Arthur & George Part 1 at 7 pm on Sunday.

Mycroft calls Sherlock back to London to investigate an underground terrorist organization on Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: The Empty Hearse at 8 pm on Sunday.

The gang decides to join Ash and Jess at a ballroom dancing class on Vicious Ballroom at 9:30 pm on Sunday. Nimble on his feet, Stuart quickly becomes teacher’s pet, leaving Freddie in a huff, while Violet becomes a hit with the amorous teacher in other ways.

When an alcoholic woman is found drowned near her home, Father Brown suspects murder, although the police think it’s an accident on Father Brown The Flying Stars at 10 pm on Sunday.

Many years have passed since Dr. Blake first returned home from war to run his father’s old practice. But Ballarat is no longer the sanctuary from the outside world it used to be on Doctor Blake Mysteries Still Waters at 11 pm on Sunday.

Antiques Roadshow Myrtle Beach Hour 3 at 7 pm on Monday visits the Waccamaw River with host Mark L. Walberg and militaria appraiser Christopher Mitchell as they discuss an important 19th-century blockade rifle. Other discoveries include an 1884 Courier & Ives print; a Pennsylvania folk art whirligig; and a 1936 first edition of Gone With the Wind, valued at $12,000-$15,000.

Beginning with an examination of slavery, Civil War The Cause – 1861 at 8 pm on Monday looks at the causes of the war and the burning questions of union and states’ rights. Significant events include John Brown’s rebellion at Harper’s Ferry, the election of Abraham Lincoln, the firing on Fort Sumter and the jubilant rush to arms on both sides.

In 1863, Abraham Lincoln proved himself a master of a new frontier-not on the battlefields of the Civil War, but in his “high-tech” command center: the War Department Telegraph Office, America’s first “Situation Room.” Lincoln@Gettysburg at 10 pm on Monday will unfold the greatest turning point in American history: the rebirth of a nation and the dawn of the information age.

Follow Muhammad Ali’s path from a gym in Louisville to boxing successes, conversion to Islam, opposition to the draft, exile from the ring, comeback fights, Parkinson’s disease and his inspirational re-emergence at the Atlanta Olympics on In Their Own Words Muhammad Ali at 7 pm on Tuesday.

On Civil War A Very Bloody Affair – 1862 at 8 pm on Tuesday, see the birth of modern warfare and the transformation of Lincoln’s war to preserve the Union into a war to emancipate the slaves. Then, on Civil War Forever Free – 1862, convinced by July 1862 that emancipation was now morally and militarily crucial to the future of the Union, Lincoln must wait for a victory to issue his proclamation.

Watch interviews with prominent Austin citizens about their experience during Austin’s civil rights period, the effect of segregation and what gentrification has meant to the city on Austin Revealed Civil Rights Stories at 10:30 pm on Tuesday.

Legend paints the wolverine as a solitary, bloodthirsty killer that roams the icy heart of the frozen north, taking down prey as large as moose, crushing bones to powder with its powerful jaws. Nature Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom at 7 pm on Wednesday takes viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family to reveal who this dynamic little devil truly is.

On Civil War Simply Murder – 1863 at 8 pm on Wednesday begins with the nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg and follows two clashes: at Chancellorsville in May, where Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; and at Vicksburg, where Grant is prevented from taking the city by siege. Then, on Civil War The Universe of Battle – 1863, learn how the Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the war.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm on Thursday talks with Salman Khan, founder of Khan Academy.

Since 1995, Rude Mechanicals have created original theatrical productions that represent a genre-defying cocktail of big ideas, cheap laughs, and dizzying spectacle. On Arts In Context Rude Mechs at 7:30 pm on Thursday, learn how the group has jumped into the national spotlight.

Civil War Valley of the Shadow – 1864 at 8 pm on Thursday begins with a biographical comparison of Grant and Lee and then chronicles the series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia. Then, Civil War Most Hallowed – 1864 teaches you how the presidential campaign of 1864 set Abraham Lincoln against his old commanding general, George McClellan.

William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea brings war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy on Civil War War Is All Hell – 1865 at 8 pm on Friday. Then, Civil War The Better Angels of Our Nature – 1865 recounts the final days of the war, the capture of John Wilkes Booth and the fates of the series’ major figures.

The best contemporary rock hits the Austin City Limits stage with the Black Keys and J. Roddy Walston & The Business at 10:30 pm on Friday. The Black Keys play hits from their #1 album Turn Blue, while Walston and his trio highlight their record, Essential Tremors. Then, ACL features soulful pop from Sam Smith and Future Islands on Saturday at 7 pm.

How do organic techniques improve homegrown food? Learn more, plus see how gardens help a high school keep students at risk for graduation on Central Texas Gardener Why Grow Organically at noon on Saturday.

Science Night September 9

This week’s Science Night takes you into the world of a mysterious creature and a historic war. On Nature, the complex image of the wolverine that is just beginning to emerge. And then, Ken Burns’ The Civil War examines the pivotal year of 1863.

Nature Wolverine: Chasing the Phantom at 7 pm
Its name stirs images of the savage, the untamable. Legend paints it as a solitary, bloodthirsty killer that roams the icy heart of the frozen north, taking down prey as large as moose, crushing bones to powder with its powerful jaws. Enter the secretive world of the wolverine to find out who this dynamic little devil truly is.

The Civil War Simply Murder – 1863 / The Universe of Battle – 1863 at 8 pm
In this piece of Ken Burns’ Civil War, Simply Murder covers the nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg and follows two clashes that spring: at Chancellorsville in May, where Lee wins his most brilliant victory but loses Stonewall Jackson; and at Vicksburg, where Grant is prevented from taking the city by siege. Then, in The Universe of Battle, learn how the Battle of Gettysburg was the turning point of the war.

In this interview, watch Ken Burns discuss his revolutionary documentary, The Civil War.

Dropping Back In

As part of our American Graduate initiative, KLRU presents back-to-back airings of Dropping Back In, a Kentucky Educational Television (KET) series focusing on America’s dropout crisis airing on public television stations across the country. During these half-hour documentary-style programs, you will meet some of America’s dropouts, come to understand the issues they face and learn about the people and programs helping them drop back in and move on with their educations and lives.

For more information and to watch full episodes, visit the program’s official site here.

Dropping Back In #101 “Second Chances”
Re-airs on KLRU September 13 at 1 pm and September 14 at 10 pm

High school dropouts, educators and researchers introduce the economic and personal costs of dropping out, why a high school equivalency is no longer enough and the benefits of dropouts gaining second chances. Two former dropouts, Kellie Blair Hardt, homeless as a child, now an award-winning teacher, and Hasan Davis, former commissioner of juvenile justice for the state of Kentucky, tell their stories.

Dropping Back In #105 “Building A Better Life”
Airs on KLRU September 13 at 1:30 pm and September 14 at 10:30 pm

Building a Better Life for the Dropping Back In series looks at successful apprenticeship programs around the country that are helping get adults back into education and into jobs. There are currently 2 million open jobs that have no skilled laborers to fill them. This new program in the series looks at successful apprentice and training-based programs preparing under-educated and unemployed people for available jobs by teaching valuable skills.

Big Blue Live

This summer, PBS and BBC invited you to dive into the deep blue sea with their live television and multimedia event, Big Blue Live.

Scientists, filmmakers and photographers, animal behaviorists and other experts will come together for two amazing live weeks in late August and early September to document the extraordinary rejuvenation of the once endangered and now thriving ecosystem of Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary in California.

ABOUT-Humpback-Whale2Some of the world’s most charismatic marine creatures – humpback whales, blue whales, sea lions, dolphins, elephant seals, sea otters, great white sharks, shearwaters, and brown pelicans – convene in this once-a-year confluence.

In the television feed, as well as streaming online and in social media, viewers can watch one of nature’s great “reality” shows delivered through state-of-the-art filming technologies and live reports from air, sea and below the waves.

KLRU presents the three-night live special beginning on Monday, August 31.

Q Night at the Movies 8/29

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

This week’s Q Night at the Movies brings you around the world! After On Story teaches you about the modern day Neo Noir, The Third Man takes you on a mysterious adventure through Vienna and Spies Beneath Berlin transports you to the Soviet sector of Berlin’s past. Finally, The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint looks back at a classic American club.

On Story Neo Noir: The Modern Day Film Noir at 7:30 pm
Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential) discuss the modern day Neo Noir—a genre-bending response to the Film Noirs of the 1940s and 50s —and dissect the basic styles, impulses, themes and tones that embrace this form of storytelling.

Corinth Film Collection The Third Man at 8 pm
Pulp novelist Holly Martins (Joseph Cotten) travels to shadowy, postwar Vienna, only to find himself investigating the mysterious death of an old friend, black-market opportunist Harry Lime (Orson Welles).

Spies Beneath Berlin at 9:35 pm
This film tells the extraordinary true story of the top-secret mission to build a spy tunnel into the Soviet sector of one of the most heavily guarded cities in history. CIA Chief Alan Dulles would later describe the tunnel as “one of the most valuable and daring operations ever undertaken.”

The Bayou: DC’s Killer Joint at 10:29 pm
This film chronicles the 45-year history of a Washington, D.C., landmark and takes viewers on a journey from Dixieland to Dave Matthews, from strippers and bikers to hippies and punks. The kind of club that’s all but vanished from the American scene, The Bayou featured jazz legends in the 1950s; rock ‘n roll and student riots in the ’60s; the debuts of Kiss, the Runaways, Dire Straits, Foreigner and U2 in the ’70s and ’80s; and the last performance by international star Eva Cassidy in the ’90s.

KLRU-Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.