Call for Applications 2018: KLRU’s Community Advisory Board

KLRU is now accepting applications for consideration of membership to our Community Advisory Board (CAB) until March 30, 2018. You can apply at the link below.

APPLY HERE

About the KLRU Community Advisory Board
The KLRU Community Advisory Board (CAB) is one of two boards that guide the work of KLRU. The CAB is composed of up to 30 individuals who reflect the diverse interests, concerns, organizations, issues and populations of the Central Texas community. Membership in the CAB is open to anyone who lives in the designated market area for KLRU and who has demonstrated an interest in KLRU. Members are selected by the existing CAB after being nominated by the staff, or the CAB, or they may nominate themselves. The role of the CAB is to provide a link between the community-at-large and the staff of KLRU. Members elected to the CAB commit to serve a two-year term. The CAB meets on the third Wednesday, every third month from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at KLRU’s Studio 6A.

For a list of current members go to the KLRU Community Advisory Board page.

The duties of the CAB are:

  • Act as a liaison between KLRU and the community.
  • Raise community awareness about KLRU, its programming and its services.
  • Advise KLRU on issues of importance in the community where KLRU may have an impact.
  • Encourage community involvement in KLRU projects, activities.
  • Ensure that the content of the programming reflects the community.

Selection of KLRU Community Advisory Board Members
Applications should be submitted by March 30, 2018 and will be reviewed by the CAB Nominating Committee. The election of new members will occur at the regularly scheduled August CAB meeting.

Applications should be accompanied by a resume.
After completing the application, please email your resume to:
Maury Sullivan
msullivan@klru.org

SXSW Edu Conference & Festival 3/5 to 3/8

KLRU is proud to support SXSW Edu Conference & Festival, taking place March 5 to 8 at the Austin Convention Center. This year’s opening keynote features storytelling phenomenon and renowned podcast, The Moth, with a dynamic storytelling showcase featuring educators and their teaching journeys – inside and outside the classroom.

Other keynotes include researcher and media literacy expert Dr. danah boyd with What Hath We Wrought? and Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, with WE over Me: From College to MovementRegister today.

PBS will also be in attendance with the PBS Teachers’ Lounge all days of the festival from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 13AB. There you’ll be able to fuel-up with fresh-brewed coffee. Connect with peers and explore ways PBS can support your heroic work in the classroom.

KLRU and PBS serve teachers by providing quality resources to amplify and extend instruction. KLRU serves the Central Texas community providing teachers with free, trustworthy, standards-aligned resources that can engage learners in class, at home, and on the go. To learn more go to klru.org/education.

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.