Taste of Black Austin 2/20

KLRU is a proud supporter of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce and its mission to promote the development of African American businesses in Central Texas. Join us at a Taste of Black Austin for a culinary experience that traverses the journey of black economic prosperity through the historical context of food on February 20 at the Peaches Social House. Purchase your tickets now.

The theme “From Field to Table” traces the influence of food and farming in the preservation of black history and culture.The evening will commence with an intimate reception on February 20, 2018 at Peached Social House, featuring savory hors d’oeuvres prepared by some of Austin’s favorite Black chefs and a curated photo exhibition showcasing unique food history.

Event tickets are available for $85 and community sponsor tickets are available for $150, which includes a VIP cooking demonstration preceding the reception.

KLRU’s Arts In Context brings home 2017 Lone Star Emmy

At the 15th Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards Gala in San Antonio, KLRU’s Arts in Context won an Emmy for “The House of Songs.” You can watch the Emmy-winning documentary below.

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT – PROGRAM / SPECIAL
Arts In Context: House Of Songs
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Producer/Editor
Christopher Kim, Videographer

The House of Songs brings together international songwriters with American songwriters not only to bridge cultures but also for the pure joy of collaboration. It was after going on a songwriting retreat in Denmark that American singer-songwriter Troy Campbell felt inspired to bring this idea of international, intercultural collaboration to his homeland.

Congrats to all the other KLRU productions that were nominated this year including Decibel, Overheard with Evan Smith, and Blackademics.

Here’s a list of all our Lone Star EMMY nominees:



ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT – PROGRAM FEATURE / SEGMENT

Arts In Context: Home
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Producer/Editor
Christopher Kim, Videographer



CHILDREN / YOUTH / TEEN – PROGRAM / SPECIAL / FEATURE / SEGMENT

Blackademics Television: Episode 401 (Ulmer/Wests/Smiths)
Kevin Michael Foster, Executive Producer
J.J. Weber, Executive Producer
Michael Emery , Director
Paul Sweeney, Editor



HISTORIC / CULTURAL – PROGRAM FEATURE / SEGMENT
Arts In Context: Sacred Hearts
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Producer/Editor
Christopher Kim, Videographer



POLITICS / GOVERNMENT – PROGRAM / SPECIAL

Decibel: Immigration
Judy Maggio, Producer
Joe Rocha, Videographer/Editor
Blair Waltman-Alexin, Videographer/Editor


DOCUMENTARY – CULTURAL / HISTORICAL
Passing It Forward
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Producer/Editor
Christopher Kim, Videographer



DOCUMENTARY – TOPICAL

Sing Me A Lullaby
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Producer/Editor
Christopher Kim, Videographer



PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS – FEATURE / SEGMENT

Two Sides Of The Border
Joe Rocha, Producer



TALENT – COMMENTATOR / EDITORIALIST / PERFORMER / NARRATOR / PROGRAM HOST

Overheard With Evan Smith
Evan Smith, Host

Watch Ken Burns and Lynn Novick’s The Vietnam War on air or online

THE VIETNAM WAR, a ten-part, 18-hour documentary film series directed by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick, premiered Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017 across all platforms, broadcast, and digital. All episodes will be available until 10/4 online at PBS.org and on station co-branded web and mobile platforms.

Watch Online:
Broadcast Version
Explicit Language Version
Spanish Version
Vietnamese Subtitles

Passport members have access to the entire film starting 9/17/2017 until 12/31/2017. Click here to learn more about our Passport member benefit.

Broadcast schedule:
18.1 airs Sept. 17-21 and Sept 24-28 starting at 7 p.m.
18.3 airs the nightly encore Sept. 24-28 and Sept. 24-28 at 8:30 p.m.

18.1 will air episodes weekly on Tuesdays in October and November.

Find episode details and the full schedule at this link.

To explore more about the film, get resources, share your story and watch additional videos go to klru.org/vietnam.You can also find out how to host your own screening of the film. Make sure to check out our local Vietnam War productions from KLRU’s Decibel, Austin Revealed, and ATX Together.

Decibel: Capitol Coffee Talk feat. Girls Girls Girls!

Get a preview of the Texas Legislature’s upcoming Special Sessions with hits like “One More Day of Summer Vacation,” “Kleenex: One Box Per Child,” “That Sounds Like A Song,” and more!

Musical improv troupe Girls, Girls, Girls joined KLRU’s Judy Maggio and KUT’s Ben Philpott for this special (session) coffee talk. Watch the video below:

Make sure to like Decibel‘s to be the first to know when content like this comes out.

Decibel: Do cars get hot enough to bake cookies?

If you’ve ever gotten into your car after it’s been sitting out on a hot and sunny Central Texas day, you know it can feel like an oven in there. But, does it get hot enough for you to bake cookies in there? KLRU’s Decibel went out and put it to the test.

Watch the video below and let us know in the comments whether you’d give car cookies a try.

Make sure to like Decibel’s Facebook page to join in on the conversation and to be the first to know when new content is released.

KLRU NEXT Night: Going Batty on 7/27

Head down to the water at the beautiful Waller Creek Boathouse on Thursday, July 27th from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. to learn about the bats that help make Austin so unique.

Fly like a bat, explore a cave and more with Samsung’s exciting VR Gear. Then glide over and snap a photo with the Galaxy S8! Show off your best pose at our bat wing wall, and craft some batty accessories to take home. Enjoy beer, wine and tequila cocktails from Twin Liquors.

Did you know bats are prolific pollinators? Grab a popsicle from GoodPop, made of watermelon and agave, two ingredients we can thank bats for!

Then it’s time to fly – at the end of the night, head down to the dock for the best view in town to watch the 1.5 million bats take flight!

Cost for this event is $15 and all proceeds benefit KLRU. Get your tickets today!

This NEXT Night is made possible by ABC Home & Commercial Services.

The Wild Kratts are coming back to Austin!

KLRU & Texas Performing Arts are proud to welcome back Wild Kratts Live! to Bass Concert Hall on January 28, 2018! Martin and Chris Kratt come to life at Bass Concert Hall in a classic Wild Kratts story.

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescue their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.

Tickets on sale this Friday, June 16th at 10am. For more information, please visit TexasPerformingArts.org.