Cedar park student headed to PBS Newshour Student Reporting Lab Academy

Twenty talented youth storytellers from 13 states will convene in the nation’s capital this summer with the common objective to advance the future of journalism and public media. KLRU’s PBS Newshour Student Reporting Lab participant Isaac Hernandez of Cedar Ridge High School was named one of the fellows for the Student Reporting Labs Academy.

The middle and high school fellows are participants in the third annual Student Reporting Labs Academy. They will work alongside public media mentors to produce original digital content and sharpen their journalism and production skills. The fellows will also help program leaders develop strategies to engage young people with the news and current affairs, and ensure that diverse youth voices are active in the conversations about critical issues facing the nation.

During the 2016-17 school year, these young journalists contributed to the NewsHour’s broadcast and digital platforms with Letters to the Next President, stories of New Americans, 13 Reasons Why and two upcoming series on overcoming disabilities and America’s National Parks.

To learn more about the other students, please visit the official 2017 SRL Academy Tumblr.

Student Reporting Labs is supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting’s American Graduate: Let’s make it happen initiative, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health Science Education Partnership Award.

On social media, visit PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs on Facebook or follow @reportinglabs on Twitter.

Highlights May 14-20

KLRU Highlights

Call the Midwife, Sunday at 7:00 pm: Dr. Turner helps the Mullucks cope with the stresses of caring for a disabled child as the terrible legacy of thalidomide becomes apparent.

King Charles III On Masterpiece, Sunday at 8:00 pm: The hit Broadway show “King Charles III” is adapted for television. A 2016 Tony nominee for Best Play, the drama imagines Prince Charles’ ascension to the throne following Queen Elizabeth’s death.

Father Brown, Sunday at 10:00 pm & Saturday at 8:00 pm: Father Brown (Mark Williams) drops into Chedworth Boxing Club and sees London gangster Dennis Nelson (Martin Kemp) set Jeb (Chris Gordon) up for a crack at the Southern Area Belt at Cheltenham Town Hall.

Independent Lens, Monday at 9:00 pm: The story of famed Israeli soccer club Beitar Jerusalem F.C. after it acquired two Muslim players, which led to a racist backlash and a lot of soul-searching from their new teammates.

Beyond The Wall: A Texas Tribune Investigation, Monday at 10:30 pm: Go past the rhetoric to investigate the reality of the Texas border with The Texas Tribune. Step into the shoes of undocumented immigrants, border patrol agents and a borderland rancher, and explore Texas’ thirst for illegal drugs and cheap labor.

Victorian Slum House, Tuesday at 7:00 pm: Despite high unemployment and intolerable conditions, people flock to London, desperate for work. When curious upper-class visitors are permitted to visit the slum as tourists, the participants realize how precarious their situation truly is.

American Epic, Tuesday at 8:00 pm: Travel to 1920s Tennessee as the Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers and the Memphis Jug Band make their first records with producer Ralph Peer on a revolutionary portable electronic recording system, creating the first R&B songs and modern country music.

Frontline, Tuesday at 9:00 pm: How one family’s fight against the government invigorated armed militias and “Patriot” groups. Inside the Bundy family’s standoffs over land in the West, and the groups aligned with them that have grown to levels not seen in decades.

Stories of the Mind, Tuesday at 10:00 pm: Ups and downs are part of being human. But when they’re extreme, that’s bipolar disorder. Three inspiring characters show us how they manage and succeed.

On Story, Tuesday at 10:30 pm: John Patrick Shanley on Writing For The Stage and Screen

Nature, Wednesday at 7:00 pm: “Animal Misfits” reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life.

NOVA, Wednesday at 8:00 pm: For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China’s battlefields-dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China’s first super-weapon.

Food – Delicious Science, Wednesday at 9:00 pm: Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy.

Austin City Limits, Wednesday at 10:00 pm & Friday at 10:00 pm: Experience the contemporary R&B of Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. as he plays songs from his album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Rocking Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett performs tunes from her LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit.

Overheard with Evan Smith, Thursday at 7:00 pm: Timothy Simons is an actor, comedian and writer who is best known for his work on HBO’s television series Veep. His role in the series has gained him both an EWwy Award and a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination.

Portrait Of A Landscape: The Flint Hills, Thursday at 7:30 pm: A visually-stunning portrait of the Flint Hills of Kansas during one of their most striking times of the year, Spring. Long ago, 170 million acres of tallgrass prairie extended its reach across Canada to Texas. Join us for a unique experience of intense and unforgettable emotion seen through the camera lens.

The Daytripper, Thursday at 8:00 pm: Chet explores this East Texas town’s history at the old high school and searches for a hidden waterfall at the local park. He then learns about giant balloons at a NASA facility and hunts for hogs in the dark woods.

The Daytripper, Thursday at 8:30 pm:  Chet heads to a Northeast Texas town where he dines on sushi and samples the legendary “Pittsburg Hot Links.”

Midsomer Murders, Thursday at 9:00 pm & Saturday at 10:40 pm: Part 1 – A man’s apparent suicide in an armored car shocks the village of Morton Fendle, but things take a more sinister turn upon the discovery he was not alone when he died.

Midsomer Murders, Thursday at 9:50 pm & Saturday at 11:30 pm: Part 2.

Living Springs, Thursday at 10:40 pm: Barton 4 Springs; Barbara Mahler, Science Detective; Salamander Captive Breedings; Waterworks.

James Beard: American Masters, Friday at 8:00 pm: Experience a century of food through the life of iconic chef James Beard. The quintessential American cook, he hosted the first cooking show on television in 1946, was a pioneer of the farm-to-table movement, and introduced Julia Child to New York

Julia Child: American Masters, Friday at 9:00 pm: The life and legacy of Julia Child is remembered and celebrated in this special AMERICAN MASTERS program. Child is fondly remembered for introducing French cuisine to American home cooks through her television series – beginning with WGBH’s “The French Chef” in 1963 – and books.

Austin City Limits, Saturday at 7:00 pm: The Grammy Award-winning group featuring Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and an ensemble of musicians showcases their latest record, Let Me Get By.

Doctor Blake Mysteries, Sunday at 8:50 pm: Another episode of Doctor Blake Mysteries.

Place to Call Home, Saturday at 9:50 pm: Elizabeth is rushed to the hospital where Jack confirms she has suffered a heart attack.

Science Night May 17

This science night, don’t miss out on dolphins, boats, and food!

Alongside the fastest, strongest, smartest animals are nature’s misfits, odd, bizarre and unlikely creatures that at first glance seem ill-equipped for survival. Left at the starting line in the race for life, these are the apparent losers in the story of evolution, yet somehow they manage to cling to life and in some cases even thrive. “Animal Misfits” reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life. Nature begins Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

For over 1000 years, chariots thundered across China’s battlefields-dominating warfare longer than anywhere else on earth. Now, a series of amazing archaeological findings enable a team of experts to reconstruct and test China’s first super-weapon, on this episode of NOVA, beginning Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Travel the world with Michael Mosley and James Wong to learn how the hidden chemistry in every mouthful of food keeps our bodies fit and healthy, all on Food – Delicious Science, beginning Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

Cine Las Americas Film Festival 5/3-5/7

KLRU is proud to be a media sponsor of the 20th Cine Las Americas Film Festival (CLAIFF)!  This year’s fest takes place May 3rd – 7th with featured films from across the world. 17 countries will be represented, each with unique films and twists on traditional cinema. Opening night will feature Me estás matando Susana (You’re Killing Me Susana), from Mexican director Roberto Sneider and featuring Gael Garcia Bernal and Veronica Echegui. A complete list of all the films can be found here.

To attend the Cine Las Americas Film Festival, head over to the website where you can secure your badge. Locations of screenings include The Blanton Museum, The Santa Cruz Theatre and The Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center. All free shows will be screened and open to the public at the MACC. To find out which location is offering each screening, click here!

Austin is internationally known as a film town. In addition to this, the unique character of the City, along with its geographic location contribute to a rich cultural atmosphere. In a town with many cultural and entertainment options, Cine Las Americas programs offer a truly international character by representing the fastest growing demographic in the United States, while integrating these cultures to the wider multicultural landscape of Austin. Cine Las Americas audiences not only have the opportunity to watch films that otherwise would not be available for public exhibition, on the big screen and with English subtitles, but they are also privy to learning the importance and relevance of these works through the unique experience that only these specially curated Latino and indigenous film exhibition programs can offer.

Cine Las Americas works directly with filmmakers, distributors, industry representatives, and government agencies in order to acquire temporary rights for the exhibition of the films it offers to the public, whether these screenings are offered for a ticket price or free of charge. By doing this, Cine Las Americas functions as a cultural agency representing Latino and indigenous cultures, and also as an international film institution that engages artists and industry professionals in business and supports the production and exhibition of quality cinema.

 

 

 

 

Highlights May 7-13

KLRU Highlights

Valerie Dyer oversees the care of an expectant Somali woman and is shocked when she uncovers a troubling aspect of this unfamiliar culture. Call The Midwife begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday.

There’s cause for joy in the village as everyone prepares for a wedding. Even as the allies cheer for victory in the Battle of Britain, there’s one more twist of fate in store for the citizens of Great Paxford. Home Fires Season 2 On Masterpiece begins Sunday at 8:00 pm.

Henry’s love for Anne Boleyn has given way to anger and distrust. Henry instructs Cromwell to rid him of his second queen. Follow Wolf Hall on Masterpiece, beginning Sunday at 9:00 pm.

Months later at the Kembleford parish council meeting Anglican Reverend Allsworthy and Methodist Minister, Reverend Gillespie report that the clergy have been tasked to form a committee to report about the moral threat of a coven in the village. Father Brown discovers atrocities in the village in this episode, beginning at 10:05 pm Sunday and again the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

More people are imprisoned in the United States at this present moment than in any other time or place in history, yet prisons themselves have never felt further away or more out of sight. A meditation on the prison’s disappearance in the era of mass incarceration, the film unfolds as a cinematic journey through a series of ordinary places across the USA where prisons affect lives. Independent Lens begins Monday at 9:00 pm.

Mele Murals is a documentary about the transformative power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture, and through Estria Miyashiro and John Hina’s stories, Mele Murals shows how public art and Native Hawaiian traditions transforms the artists, students and community. Pacific Heartbeat begins Monday at 10:00 pm.

Witness a dire economic depression heightened by the arrival of Irish migrants seeking work. Victorian Slum House begins Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

Discover the true story of the most famous outlaw couple in US history. Though their exploits were romanticized, the Barrow gang was believed responsible for at least 13 murders, including two policemen, as well as robberies and kidnappings. Watch Bonnie & Clyde: American Experience, beginning Tuesday at 8:00 pm.

Investigate the billions spent on housing the poor and why so few get the help they need. With NPR, the film examines the politics, profits and problems of an affordable housing system in crisis, all on Frontline, beginning Tuesday at 9:00 pm.

Comedians know a thing or two about mental health and they’re not afraid to talk about it, as they compete in the Cracking Up Comedy Competition on Stories of the Mind, beginning Tuesday at 10:00 pm.

Marta Kauffman and Season 3 of Grace & Frankie are part of the conversation on this On Story, beginning Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

The Spy Creatures continue to reveal the world of dolphins as never before, their mysteries of communication and strategies. Go undercover to meet the Orca, the largest dolphins, and race the Dall’s porpoises, the fastest dolphins in the world, on Nature, beginning Wednesday at 7:00 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, on NOVA, beginning Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose – to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp. Plants Behaving Badly begins Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

Enjoy new classics and fan favorites from music icon Robert Plant. The British superstar sings classics from the catalogs of Led Zeppelin, the blues canon and his solo Americana albums, on Austin City Limits, beginning Wednesday at 10:00 pm and again on Friday at 10:00 pm.

Another episode of Overheard With Evan Smith begins Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Another episode of Living Springs begins, with Barton 4 Springs, Barbara Mahler, Science Detective, Salamander Captive Breedings and Waterworks, Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet travels to a town that’s full of fossils where he walks in the shadows of fake dinosaurs at an amusement park and stands in their real footprints at a state park, on The Daytripper, beginning Thursday at 8:00 pm.

Another episode of The Daytripper begins Thursday at 8:30 pm.

When accused murderer Annie Woodrow comes to court charged with Frances Trevelyan’s death, DCI Barnaby begins to doubt the evidence for her conviction. DC Jones is promoted to DS. Midsomer Murders Part 1 begins at 9:00 pm and Part 2 begins at 9:48 pm on Thursday. Both episodes air again Saturday night at 10:30 pm and 11:15 pm.

A visually-stunning portrait of the Flint Hills of Kansas during one of their most striking times of the year, Spring. Watch the Portrait of a Landscape: The Flint Hills, beginning Thursday at 10:41 pm.

In the wake of recent tragic and fatal events between men of color and law enforcement, learn how black and Hispanic families counsel their kids to stay safe if they are stopped by the police. Talk – Race In America begins Friday at 7:30 pm.

A special begins Friday at 9:30 pm.

Experience the contemporary R&B of Austin’s Gary Clark Jr. as he plays songs from his album The Story of Sonny Boy Slim. Rocking Australian singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett performs tunes from her LP Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit. Austin City Limits begins Saturday at 7:00 pm.

Another Doctor Blake Mysteries begins Saturday at 8:45 pm.

Receiving word that her mother is gravely ill, Sarah gets a lift to Sydney with George and Anna. Find out what happens on this episode of Place To Call Home, beginning at 9:45 pm Saturday night.

Science Night May 10

Join science night for an adventure with the dolphins, and go deeper into the ocean with NOVA to discover sunken ships. End the night with a closer look at the way plants exist in their natural habitats!

The Spy Creatures continue to reveal the world of dolphins as never before, their mysteries of communication and strategies. Go undercover to meet the Orca, the largest dolphins, and race the Dall’s porpoises, the fastest dolphins in the world, on Nature, beginning Wednesday at 7:00 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, on NOVA, beginning Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose – to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp. Plants Behaving Badly begins Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

 

KLRU features documentaries for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Join KLRU for the annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Special documentaries will air throughout the month, featuring the ancient science behind Chinese chariots, and historical Asian Pacific heroes like Pinky Thompson.

Mele Murals airs Monday, May 8 at 10 pm.  A documentary about the transformation of power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture.  At the center of the story are two renowned street artists – Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime) – a group of Native Hawaiian youth, and the rural community of Waimea.  Through their stories, Mele Murals shows how public art and native Hawaiian traditions transforms the artists, students and community.

Mele Murals Trailer from Tadashi Nakamura on Vimeo.

Nova “Chinese Chariot Revealed” airs Wednesday, May 17 at 8 pm.  NOVA premieres “Chinese Chariot Revealed.” For over a thousand years, chariots thundered across China’s battlefields — dominating warfare far longer than anywhere else on earth. Now a series of archaeological discoveries, including whole chariots buried with their horses, enable a team of experts to discover the genius of China’s first super-weapon. The program investigates design secrets which made chariots such a long lived war-machine, exploring hands-on how they were used, what set them apart from the rest of the world and how they helped unify China.

Visions in the Dark:  The Life of Pinky Thompson airs Monday, May 22 at 10:30 pmVisions in the Dark:  The Life of Pinky Thompson is a Hawaiian story of challenge, triumph and leadership of Myron “Pinky” Thompson.  Sustaining a serious eye wound during World War II that left him in the dark for two years, Myron “Pinky” Thompson emerged with a clear vision.  He would become a social worker, mentor and revered leader in his community.  He left a legacy of positive social change, pride in Pacific heritage and a strong sense of native Hawaiian identity.

PBS wants to see the Asian American & Pacific Islander experience through your lens. Share a picture or video — of your family, friends and the experiences that are important to you! Use the hashtag #MyAPALife and watch the conversation unfold. See what others have shared

 

Science Night May 3

Spend this Wednesday on a journey below sea level – from following dolphins throughout the ocean to seeing how subways are built in London, you won’t want to miss it!

The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins’ “superpod” behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries. Nature begins Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Join engineers as they build a massive new railway deep beneath the streets of London, on NOVA, airing Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants, which have been a feature of many a sci-fi film over the years. The reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction. See why on Plants Behaving Badly, airing Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

Highlights April 30 – May 6

KLRU Highlights

Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit, Nurse Valerie Dyer. A vulnerable young man captures the hearts of Fred and Violet, while the whereabouts of Sister Mary Cynthia causes distress among the team. Catch another episode of Call the Midwife, airing Sunday at 7:00 pm.

Steph risks losing the farm. Sarah finds herself in a dangerous situation, while Teresa has a big decision to make. Alison discovers the real reason behind the parachute accidents – but can she warn Frances before it’s too late? Find out on this episode of Home Fires Season 2 on Masterpiece, beginning Sunday at 8:00 pm.

With Anne pregnant again and away from court, Henry begins to take notice of Jane Seymour. Anne hears of this and threatens Cromwell to make terms with her before her son is born. But has she overplayed her cards? Wolf Hall on Masterpiece begins Sunday at 9:00 pm.

An intruder enters Lady Felicia’s bedroom, snapping on the light to reveal her niece Bunty. She’s gone on the run after being photographed with a married man – can she stay with her favourite aunt? Stay up to date with the drama on another episode of Father Brown, beginning at 10:05 pm on Sunday, and again on the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

National Bird is the first in-depth investigation of the U.S. drone war with unique access to two courageous women, a drone-target analyst and a retired intelligence officer, who connect with a former NSA analyst to become whistleblowers on the drone program, risking backlash, all on Independent Lens beginning Monday at 9:00 pm.

Arc of Innovation documents the making of the West 7th Street Bridge in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, which is a breakthrough from an artistic standpoint and for technology. The program takes a look at the creation of the bridge to its completion. The unique concrete arch bridge design required an equally unique construction plan. Follow the strategies and solutions on Arc of Innovation, beginning Monday at 10:30 pm.

Follow participants as they move into an 1860s tenement made up of sparse rooms, a shared water pump and outdoor privies. They seek to make a living by matchbox making, wood turning and the rag trade, work once done by their impoverished forebears. Victorian Slum House begins Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

In the 1950s and early ’60s, a small band of high-altitude pioneers exposed themselves to the extreme forces of the space age long before NASA’s acclaimed Mercury 7 would make headlines. Though largely forgotten today, balloonists were the first to venture into the frozen near-vacuum on the edge of our world, exploring the very limits of human physiology and human ingenuity in this lethal realm. Space Men: American Experience begins Tuesday at 8:00 pm.

A fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling. The film examines the impact of the order to re-evaluate thousands of juvenile murder cases and follows two of the first convicts to be released, on Frontline, beginning Tuesday at 9:00 pm.

Comedians know a thing or two about mental health and they’re not afraid to talk about it, as they prepare for the Cracking Up Comedy Competition. Part 1 of 2. Stories of the Mind begins Tuesday at 10:00 pm.

On Story will feature A Conversation With Tony Hale, beginning Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins’ “superpod” behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries. Nature begins Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Join engineers as they build a massive new railway deep beneath the streets of London, on NOVA, airing Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants, which have been a feature of many a sci-fi film over the years. The reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction. See why on Plants Behaving Badly, airing Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

Enjoy the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma. Mexican superstar Lafourcade performs songs from her Grammy-winning album Hasta la Ruiz and powerhouse Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma dazzle with irresistible grooves. Austin City Limits begins Wednesday at 10:00 pm and again on Friday at 10:00 pm.

Giancarlo Esposito is an Emmy-nominated actor best known for playing Gustavo “Gus” Fring on AMC’s Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Overheard with Evan Smith begins Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Living Springs begins Thursday at 7:30 pm, with Of Mills and Picnics, Mr. Habitat, Barking Springs, Studying the Aquifer, and Spirit Waters.

Chet explores this East Texas town’s history at the old high school and searches for a hidden waterfall at the local park. He then learns about giant balloons at a NASA facility and hunts for hogs in the dark woods. The Daytripper begins Thursday at 8:00 pm.

Chet travels to a town that’s full of fossils where he walks in the shadows of fake dinosaurs at an amusement park and stands in their real footprints at a state park. He then explores a museum about the beginning of civilization and goes wild on a safari. Another episode of The Daytripper begins Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Barnaby and DC Ben Jones attempt to unravel the deaths of a choir member and a bird watcher before more murders occur. With an art scam and another person trying to keep control, there is much to keep Barnaby and Jones busy. Midsomer Murders Part 1 begins at 9:00 pm and Part 2 begins at 9:52 pm on Thursday. Both air again Saturday at 10:37 pm and 11:30 pm.

In episode 3, Mexican-Americans in CA, TX and across the Southwest create their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. Their music would play an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propel them from the barrio to the national stage. In episode 4, Mexican-Americans in CA, TX and across the Southwest create their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. Their music would play an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propel them from the barrio to the national stage. Latin Music USA begins Friday at 8:00 pm.

Enjoy new classics and fan favorites from music icon Robert Plant. The British superstar sings classics from the catalogs of Led Zeppelin, the blues canon and his solo Americana albums. Austin City Limits begins Saturday at 7:00 pm.

Another episode of Doctor Blake Mysteries begins Saturday at 8:50 pm.

Anna and Gino’s romance continues to blossom as they sneak off to spend time together, although it’s clear that something about their secret trysts is resting heavy on Gino’s mind. At Ash Park, Olivia and James’s relationship is at breaking point as Olivia struggles with the identity of James’ lover. Place To Call Home airs Saturday at 9:50 pm.

Celebrate Memorial Day with KLRU on 5/28

Join KLRU on Sunday, May 28th, as we celebrate our national heroes and veterans in honor of Memorial Day.

Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 28th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. National Memorial Day Concert airs at 7 pm and encores at 9 pm and 11:30 pm.

This program takes a look at creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: THE VIETNAM WAR. Featuring interviews with the filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive clips from the series, this program will give viewers an advance look at this Fall’s most anticipated film. PBS Previews: The Vietnam War begins at 8:30 pm.

Canine Soldiers explores the intimate bond between Military Working Dogs and their handlers-combat soldiers who make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the dogs who lead their patrols. In wars where the rules of engagement have shifted from traditional combat to the unforeseen and the invisible, these highly trained dogs are saving soldiers’ lives and giving them comfort, hope and protection. Canine Soldiers: The Militarization of Love begins at 10:30 pm.