Q Night at the Movies! 7/19

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

This Saturday, skip the theater and have a movie night at home on KLRU Q!

Starting at 7 p.m., a new episode of Just Seen It shows us previews and reviews of the newest films. This week, see what they think of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, then check out inventive director Michel Gondry’s latest film, Mood Indigo, starring Audrey Tatou. Finally, we weigh in on Zach Braff’s long-awaited follow up to Garden State, Wish I Was Here.

Next at 7:30 p.m., Austin Film Festival’s On Story airs on KLRU Q. This week examines the vision, style, influences, and creative passion for Jonathan Demme’s The Silence of the Lambs, Stop Making Sense, Rachel Getting Married and Something Wild.

Then, the Hollywood Stars Film Package begins at 8 with the 2008 blockbuster Slumdog Millionaire. A young man from the slums of Mumbai participates in the Indian version of the show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire and wins, which then attracts suspicion of foul play. The film was nominated for 10 Academy Awards, won 8 including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Don’t miss the feature film and exclusive insiders only on Q Night at the Movies!

Science Night 7/23

This Wednesday, learn something new on KLRU’s Science Night!

First, the series My Wild Affair tells the story of The Ape Who Went to College at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Chantek, the orangutan raised as a human child on an American university campus during the 70s and 80s, describes himself an “orangutan person.”

Then at 8 p.m., NOVA‘s special Australia: Life Explodes shows us how fossils revealed how life’s explosion in the ocean was recreated on dry land.

In Borneo, we learn more about monkeys: Sex in the Wild‘s episode on Orangutans. Watch as Mark and Joy uncover the latest scientific theories about how these kings exert their power over other males and seduce females in their territory at 9 p.m. Wednesday on KLRU.

Highlights 7/20-7/26

KLRU Highlights

Don’t forget to find out what we have in store for you this week on KLRU! Here are the highlights:

Sunday night, we have back-to-back all-new episodes of your favorites. Starting at 7 p.m., the reality drama Last Tango in Halifax shows the elderly newlyweds Celia and Alan holding another wedding ceremony, along with interfamilial disagreements. Then, the hit series Masterpiece Mystery! debuts the new episode Endeavour, Season 2: Neverland at 8 p.m. Watch as Morse investigates the cases of a missing boy, a dead journalist and an absconder from an open prison.

Next, watch more mystery solving on KLRU with an episode of Father Brown Sunday night at 9:30 on KLRU.

Monday night, catch back-to-back episodes of Antiques Roadshow on KLRU! First, a revisit to Salt Lake City checks out the antiques discovered on the show in 1999, plus many more, including Napoleonic prisoner-of-war pieces. Then, the show hits the road to Milwaukee to find more valuable treasures. Watch the Roadshow starting at 7 p.m. Monday!

Monday night then features a POV original documentary, Dance For Me at 9. A story about Denmark’s professional ballroom dancing culture, 15-year-old Russian performer Egor leaves home and family to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark’s most promising young dancers.

In case you missed it, the new SXSW Flashback of 2014 airs Monday night at 10:30. Stars of the special include Nicolas Cage, Rosario Dawson, Mike Judge and more, only on KLRU!

80 years after his peak, people are still fascinated with the celebrity gangster Al Capone. The program Al Capone: Icon takes a closer look at the figure and his effect on American culture Tuesday night at 7 on KLRU.

Another mobster special premieres with the series History Detectives Special Investigations attempting to find out Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa? at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Hoffa, a hero to many working Americans, played a major role in the growth and development of the trucking union – then disappeared for good in July of 1975. Many mob conspiracies were investigated, but the former Teamsters president was never found. Check out the hunt through history on KLRU!

Then, an all-new Frontline, Poor Kids, airs at 9 on Tuesday night. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, the story of three young girls is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen, through the eyes of children.

The film Room to Breathe shows more intimate portrayals of underprivileged American children. The surprising story of the transformation of struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school airs at 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

Wednesday night, KLRU features its weekly science night! First, My Wild Affair tells the story of The Ape Who Went to College at 7 p.m. Taught to speak in sign language, Chantek is now living among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta, although he describes himself as an “orangutan person.”

Next at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, NOVA‘s episode Australia: Life Explodes uses fossils to reveal how life’s explosion in the ocean was recreated on dry land.

There’s even more monkey business on KLRU science night on Sex in the Wild: Orangutans. Our close cousins are the largest tree dwellers, mating high in the jungle canopy. Learn about the art of reproduction in the wild at 9 p.m. Wednesday on KLRU.

Relax after these fascinating shows with Sarah Jarosz’s and The Milk Carton Kids’ Austin City Limits performances. Both acoustic talents, multi-instrumentalist Jarosz highlights her album Build Me Up From Bones; then, the Milk Carton Kids play folk songs from their LP The Ash & Clay.

The filmmaker Richard Linklater is a special guest on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday night at 7. His newest film, Boyhood, was filmed over 12 years with the same cast and is already generating Oscar buzz. Check out the exclusive interview only on KLRU!

Another of our local programs, Arts In Context: transFIGURATION explores the very nature of authorship of art and the resultant cultural response. See how artists destroy their own portrait and recover or remake it Thursday night at 7:30.

Sarah Brightman’s new album Dreamchaser is inspired by the beauty and wonder of outer space, and her lifelong dream to travel there. She is due to become the first musician to travel to the International Space Station. The special premiere of Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser in Concert follows the beginning of her journey with her performance outside of London, airing Thursday night at 8 p.m. on KLRU.

The new episode of the series Bletchley Circle airs at 9 p.m. Thursday! On Uncustomed Goods, Part 2, Millie’s abduction into a crime ring leaves her determined to help the victims of human trafficking she met.

Finally, wrap up your Thursday night with the episode The Hungry Earth of Doctor Who Series 5 at 10 p.m. on KLRU.

PBS’ acclaimed political discussion programs, Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and Moyers & Company, air at 7 and 7:30 respectively on Friday evening. Get caught up with the latest news from these broadcast journalism veterans and experts as they interview key figures and discuss controversial topics.

Watch as an all-star cast pays tribute to Tina Fey, the contemporary comedic icon. Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize dedicates a feature to the winner of the 13th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Don’t miss the hilarious special at 8 p.m. Friday on KLRU.

Saturday, Central Texas Gardener brings bromeliads to the garden to keep it drought-resistant. Also, a family picks intrigue over lawn on this week’s episode Structure Up With Bromeliads, airing at noon and 4 p.m. on KLRU.

Phoenix takes the stage on Austin City Limits Saturday night at 7. Watch as the French band performs their greatest hits on our ACL Live stage!

The rest of KLRU’s Saturday night is filled with PBS’ hit mystery dramas. An episode of Father Brown airs at 8 p.m., followed by an episode of Masterpiece Mystery! at 8:50.

Don’t miss what’s new this week on KLRU!

Q Night at the Movies! 7/12

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

Check out what our movie night on KLRU Q has in store this Saturday, July 12th!

First, get fresh insight on programs with our review show Just Seen It. This week, TV shows are the subject of scrutiny, such as HBO’s The Leftovers, FX’s The Strain, and CBS’ Extant with Halle Berry. Join us for exclusive TV talk at 7 p.m. on KLRU!

Next, On Story takes us behind the scenes of new movies with teasers and a look into the making of films. This week’s episode Greaser’s Palace: A Conversation with Jonathan D joins filmmaking legends Paul Thomas Anderson and Jonathan Demme to pay tribute to Robert Downey Sr.’s cult classic Greaser’s Palace. Then, a look inside the short film Grandma’s Not a Toaster by Andrew Napier, all at 7:30 p.m. Saturday on KLRU.

Finally, the feature film begins: Hollywood Stars Film Package presents Fiddler on the Roof, the classic 1971 adaptation of the Broadway musical. Winning three Academy Awards, this musical comedy-drama brings Broadway to your TV screen.

Don’t miss the film insider shows starting at 7 p.m. and the feature film at 8 on KLRU Q’s Q Night at the Movies!

Science Night 7/16

Love elephants? How about Australia? If so, you’ll love this week’s Science Night on KLRU!

A baby elephant orphan named Aisha was rescued by a woman who developed a bond with Aisha just like mother and daughter. When the foster mother goes away for a wedding, Aisha is struck as abandoned and refuses to eat. My Wild Affair tells the heartbreaking story of The Elephant Who Found a Mom at 7 p.m. on KLRU’s Science Night.

A break from elephant programming is next at 8 with NOVA traveling back 4 billion years to discover the Earth’s earliest life in one of the planet’s most enchanting lands, Australia. Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Awakening takes a deep look into the beautiful landscape to find where our species perhaps began. Watch the preview above!

Find out how the Earth’s largest land animal reproduces and carries mammals’ longest pregnancy. Details and footage of conception and birth of 200-pound calves are featured on Sex in the Wild: Elephants at 9 p.m. on KLRU’s Science Night!

Highlights 7/13-7/19

KLRU Highlights

Here’s what you can’t miss this week on KLRU!

Last Tango in Halifax, a series about a couple reunited after 60 years, continues season two on Sunday at 7 p.m. Watch the family dynamics of their grown children colliding and the revealing of a secret Celia has kept since she was 15 years old.

The brand new episode of Masterpiece Mystery!, Sway, airs at 8 p.m. on Sunday. Constable Endeavour Morse finds the third strangling victim of the month, putting the Oxford police in panic as he and Thursday work to narrow down suspects.

After the new Endeavour episode, our classic mystery dramas continue on Sunday night with Father Brown at 9:30 and Doc Martin at 10:15 p.m.

Monday, hit the road with Antiques Roadshow to see what hidden treasures are in Baltimore and Los Angeles. The back-to-back episodes feature an Edgar Allan Poe-inscribed book, a Titanic collection, and Disney animation art, starting at 7 p.m.

A very special POV documentary premieres Monday night at 9: Getting Back to Abnormal, co-directed by Austinite Paul Stekler, beautifully examines the nature of New Orleans’ politics and culture, centered around the complicated and ever-present issue of race. Over five years after the disaster of Hurricane Katrina, the fascinating rebuilt city struggles over the election of a city council member.

Following the POV premiere, Makarios: A Rising Tide  at 10:30 p.m. on Monday documents a preschool tucked away in a remote village in the Dominican Republic and its efforts to end the cycle of extreme poverty through education.

Time Scanners zooms in on the ancient desert city of Petra Tuesday at 7 p.m. Using 3D laser-scanning technology, Steve Burrows seeks to uncover the architectural secrets of the lost wonderland.

In 1885, eight women – two white and six black servants – were brutally murdered with an ax in Austin, Texas. Police rounded up suspects, then took to trial a white man who was eventually acquitted. The murders were forgotten, but not by our History Detectives Special Investigations team who attempts to solve the murder using special investigative techniques. Watch Texas Servant Girl Murders on KLRU at 8 p.m. on Tuesday.

PBS airs a new Frontline at 9 p.m. on Tuesday: Separate and Unequal tells the story of a white community in Baton Rouge, La. that attempts to create a new city and school district to avoid majority black schools. Also, this special updates the story of Omarina Cabrera, a student featured in the 2012 film Middle School Moment about a struggling student in the Bronx.

From a neglected individual with disabilities to a national hero, Friend Indeed: The Bill Sackter Story follows the man that changed America’s perception of people with disabilities forever. Watch the documentary at 10 on Tuesday night.

Get ready for a KLRU science night! Starting in the wild, My Wild Affair tells the story of an abandoned elephant taken in by Daphne Sheldrick, and the bond that eventually reaches a crisis. Watch The Elephant who Found a Mom on KLRU at 7 p.m. on Wednesday.

NOVA goes deep into the Earth’s isolated continent to show how Australia’s ancient landscape holds clues to the world’s early history and the beginning of life. Australia’s First 4 Billion Years airs at 8 p.m. on Wednesday.

Back to elephants: Sex in the Wild shows us just how the largest animal on land reproduces. The longest pregnancy in the animal kingdom and the birth of a 220-pound calf make elephants quite unique in the world of procreation. Watch the special on KLRU Wednesday night at 9.

Grammy award-winning Lucinda Williams is a special guest on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday night at 7. Watch as they discuss her self-titled album’s re-release after 25 years along with a Q&A for the singer and more.

Arts in Context examines the just recently respected art of tattoos. Over the past three decades, the art has undergone drastic changes – check out A Moving Canvas Thursday at 7:30 p.m. only on KLRU.

Austin’s favorite South by Southwest is put in the spotlight by KLRU on SXSW Flashback 2014 Thursday night at 8. See the highlights of SXSW 2014, including Nicolas Cage, Rosario Dawson, Mike Judge, Spandau Ballet, America Ferrera, Diego Luna, and more. Famed felines Lil BUB and Grumpy Cat also appear!

Follow Chet to Johnson City on The Daytripper at 8:30 p.m. Thursday. The birthplace and hometown of President Lyndon B. Johnson, Chet visits his boyhood home and the National Historical Park, the “Texas White House.”

Don’t miss the new episode of Bletchley Circle on Thursday night at 9! In the episode Uncustomed Goods, Part 1, Millie escapes from her human trafficking abduction and decides to tip off Customs to intercept a shipment of contraband.

Doctor Who Season 5 airs its episode Amy’s Choice Thursday night at 10. Tune in to follow Doctor Who’s amazing adventures with Amy, whom he promised to take to the stars.

Get caught up on White House news on Friday night, starting with Washington Week with Gwen Ifill at 7 followed by Moyers & Company at 8. These broadcast journalism legends showcase their expertise with special interviews and insight to present, pressing political issues.

Everyone adores Ellen, proven by Degeneres’ award of The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Celebrate her hilarious success on the special Ellen Degeneres: The Mark Twain Prize on Friday at 8 p.m. on KLRU.

Austin City Limits features Randy Newman, the comical and influential singer songwriter. Watch the special performance with the multitalented artist on Friday night at 9:30 on KLRU.

Get answers to your top questions on summertime pond care on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, visit a backyard stream inspired by a garage sale find.

Austin City Limits showcases new acoustic music with Sarah Jarosz and The Milk Carton Kids Saturday night at 7.

The rest of our Saturday night is full of addicting dramas: first with crime-solving Father Brown and Masterpiece Mystery!, then with the chaotic world of Doc Martin. The priest solves his community’s mysteries with an episode at 8 p.m., followed by this week’s new episode of Endeavour, Season 2 on Masterpiece Mystery! at 9 p.m. Following, Doc Martin‘s episode Midwife Crisis airs at 10 p.m.

Q Night at the Movies! 7/5

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

This Saturday night, skip the theater and watch film reviews, a feature film and more with us on KLRU Q!

The night starts off at 6 p.m. with film reviews on Just Seen It. The program reviews the new films Earth to Echo, Deliver Us From Evil, the Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd comedy They Came Together, and the new documentary on film critic Roger Ebert, Life Itself. Find out which new films you want to watch on KLRU Q.

Next, listen to experts discuss a new form of film storytelling on On Story‘s Neo Noir: The Modern Day Film Noir. Shane Black (Kiss Kiss Bang Bang) and Brian Helgeland (LA Confidential) discuss the genre-bending response to the Film Noirs of the 1940s Saturday at 6:30 p.m. on KLRU Q.

Let the movies begin! At 7 p.m., the classic The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly hits the screen on KLRU Q. The Italian Western Spaghetti film starring Clint Eastwood, Lee Van Cleef, and Eli Wallach tells the story of a drifter, a bandit and a bounty hunter at a standoff over buried gold.

Next, a later night Hollywood Stars Film Package begins at 10 p.m. with the classic Bonnie and Clyde. Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway star as the criminal couple who escalate in crime and gain an archnemesis.

Catch the movie night on KLRU Q this Saturday! KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Science Night 7/9

Another Wednesday night, another chance to learn more about the world around us.

Starting at 7 p.m. on July 9th, Nature tells the story of one orphan otter from the Monterey Bay Aquarium in Monterey, Calif. Saving Otter 501 documents the aquarium’s 501st attempt to save an orphan otter, following the process of discovering her, rehabilitation, and learning how to dive, hunt, and eat.

A portrait discovered in 2009 quickly gained value of up to $100 million once it was tied to Leonardo da Vinci. NOVA goes to the experts that investigated the portrait’s history, and how exactly they did so. Mystery of a Masterpiece begins at 8 p.m. on KLRU’s Science Night! (Watch the preview above – you’ll be hooked!)

Continue investigating the history of da Vinci portraits – the most famous in the world, the Mona Lisa: is it the original? Follow scientists as they unroot history to solve the mystery on Secrets of the Dead: The Mona Lisa Mystery at 9 p.m. on this week’s Science Night.

Highlights 6/29-7/5

KLRU Highlights

Find out what’s worth watching this week on KLRU!

Sunday, June 29th is a special day on KLRU as we host two season premieres! Starting with the premiere of Last Tango in Halifax Season Two, childhood sweethearts, now widowed in their 70s, reunite over the Internet and rekindle their love. The couple, while a testament to timeless love, faces complications with their grown daughters.

Next at 8 p.m., the 90-minute season two premiere of Masterpiece Mystery!: Endeavour takes us another step in the shoes of Inspector Morse as he digs deeper into the murder mystery.

More dramas follow the season premieres, with an episode of the classic Father Brown at 9:30 p.m. followed by the episode “Perish Together as Fools” of Doc Martin at 10:20 p.m.

Antiques Roadshow in Columbus and then Pittsburgh starting at 7 p.m. Monday. Highlights from the antiques include a letter from Thomas Jefferson valued around $350,000, a Marx “Roy Rogers” play set, and a gold, silver and ruby bracelet worth around $10,000.

Grace Lee Boggs of Detroit is a 98-year-old Chinese American philosopher, activist, writer, and more. She brings a wise perspective on American revolutions from her experience in the labor, civil rights and Black Power movements. Watch a special feature on this amazing woman, American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee on Monday night at 9 on KLRU.

Ken Burns is pairing with PBS for a 7-part epic titled The Roosevelts. Before the series begins this fall, watch a special preview with behind-the-scenes details on the renown documentarian’s filmmaking process on PBS Previews: The Roosevelts. Tune in at 10:30 p.m. on Monday on KLRU.

The investigative team, the Time Scanners, travels to Egypt to scan the amazing pyramids and find out how they evolved into some of the most amazing structures of the ancient world. Watch Egyptian Pyramids on Tuesday night at 7 on KLRU!

On April 27, 1865, the Mississippi steamboat USS Sultana was packed with Union soldiers, and its explosion led to the worst maritime naval disasters in U.S. history. Find out the details on History Detectives Special Investigations: Civil War Sabotage? at 8 p.m. Tuesday and find out if the death toll was reported slimmer than reality, and if the ship sank due to the Confederacy or not.

PBS’ Frontline investigates the crackdown on insider trading with FBI wiretaps, exclusive footage and more on the special To Catch a Trader at 9 on Tuesday night.

Employee-owned businesses are more than underrated, as award-winning filmmakers Melissa Young and Mark Dworkin present in their documentary Shift Change. Learn about the business behind co-operative businesses at 10 p.m. Tuesday.

The driving demand for salmon has led to biologists and engineers engaging in audacious experiments to shore up their numbers. Wednesday night at 7, watch Salmon: Running the Gauntlet on Nature that shows us what these processes are doing to the species and how one might be able to change it.

KLRU continues Wednesday’s science night at 8 p.m. with a supernatural episode of NOVA! Ghosts of Murdered Kings tells the story of the hunt through Ireland’s County Tipperary to investigate the violent, mysterious deaths of bog bodies.

When colonial estate manager Willie Peppe set his workers digging at a mysterious hill in Northern India in 1898, he had no idea what they’d find. Secrets of the Dead: Bones of the Buddha tells the story of the amazing discovery of ancient gems and jewels on Wednesday night at 9.

Unwind with an Austin City Limits performance by modern rock band Wilco at 10 p.m. Wednesday on KLRU.

The best-selling book Game Change spawned an Emmy Award-winning film. Meet the authors and political reporters Mark Halperin and John Heilemann on KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. Thursday.

Travel around Texas with Chet from The Daytripper! At 7:30 p.m. Thursday, he visits the International Bowling Hall of Fame and takes a private bowling lesson from a Team USA coach in Arlington. Then at 8 p.m. Chet travels to Abilene to try some artisan peanut brittle and learn about the Texas Frontier. Summing up this Thursday’s tour, Chet explores Orange, Texas to go alligator watching in an airboat at 8:30 p.m.

The seductive, thrilling drama Bletchley Circle is on Thursday night at 9 with the episode Blood on Their Hands, Pt. 1. Another striking PBS drama, Doctor Who, airs at 10 p.m. with Flesh and Stone, the Series 5 opening. Doctor Who and his newfound friend Amy become embroiled in an alien plot that could destroy the Earth!

Tom Bergeron hosts the 34th annual broadcast of A Capitol Fourth at 7 pm and 8:30 pm Friday. The country’s national Independence Day celebration features celebrity and a fireworks display.

See how to grow and design enchanting succulent gardens that stand up to drought and heat on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, visit a cactus and succulent game changer who’s helped bring succulents into home gardens.

Queens of the Stone Age performs rock anthems on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

 

 

 

Science Night 7/2

Join us for Science Night on Wednesday, July 2nd!

Starting at 7:00 p.m., Nature features a vital member of the food chain, salmon. Salmon: Running the Gauntlet explores possible solutions to repopulate the endangered species other than the farming, transportation and tanks currently used. Watch the extended preview above for a sneak peek!

NOVA follows archaeologists and forensic experts in Ireland’s County Tipperary to uncover the mystery of frozen bog bodies that were gruesomely murdered – who are they? What happened to them? Ghosts of Murdered Kings travels back up to 5,000 years ago to investigate the mysterious mutilated bodies at 8 p.m. on KLRU’s Science Night. (P.S. – watch the preview above!)

Next at 9 p.m., more buried mysteries are revealed: Secrets of the Dead‘s Bones of the Buddha tells the story of a colonial estate manager that accidentally discovered treasures underground in India in 1898. Find out what the ancient materials unveiled in history on Science Night!