Science Night 3/26

Wednesday is Science Night on KLRU! This week we have Nature, Nova and Secrets of the Dead. Here’s more about each show:

Nature What Plants Talk About at 7 pm
When we think about plants, we don’t often associate a term like “behavior” with them, but experimental plant ecologist JC Cahill wants to change that. The University of Alberta professor maintains that plants do behave and lead anything but solitary and sedentary lives. What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought!

NOVA Cold Case JFK at 8 pm
Can modern forensic science uncover fresh clues about the assassination of JFK?

Secrets of the Dead The Lost Diary Of Dr. Livingstone at 9 pm
To celebrate the 200th anniversary of Dr. David Livingstone’s birth, new forensic techniques are being used to study the famed explorer’s lost diary. It reveals he was witness to the brutal massacre of slaves at the hands of their traders. And the writings in this diary suggest he was a far different man than the legend that surrounds him.

 

Highlights March 23 – March 29

KLRU Highlights

Dr. Leonard Moore discusses the surprising intellectual aspects of elite football; Baritone Sax musician Fred Ho performs and talks about jazz as black vanguard music in Blackademics TV, Sunday at 1:30 pm.

Great Performances At The Met presents Tosca with Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi, and George Gagnidze as the villainous Scarpia, Sunday at 2 pm.

Unlock the doors to rooms you didn’t know existed, talk to the people who do the jobs no one sees and reveal some surprising facts about one of England’s most famous icons in Secrets Of The Tower Of London, Sunday at 7 pm.

Tragedy strikes on the day polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton comes to the store as Masterpiece presents Mr. Selfridge, Part 8 Sunday at 8 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in the Red Stick city and head to Port Hudson to discuss a rare Civil War hand grenade in Baton Rouge, Monday at 7 pm.

Independent Lens premieres All Of Me: A Story Of Love, Loss, And Last Resorts, Monday at 8 pm.

Civic Summit: Obesity, Weight Loss And Body Acceptance is a conversation about the complex issues and experiences surrounding obesity and weight loss, Monday at 9 pm.

Set For Life follows three Baby Boomers – a third-generation steelworker from West Virginia, a community college staffer from South Carolina and an IT project manager from California – struggling to recover from the Great Recession, premiering Monday at 10 pm.

Story Of The Jews With Simon Schama presents The Beginning and tells the story of the Jewish experience begins 3,000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal people in a contested land and their extraordinary book, the Hebrew Bible, a chronicle of their stormy relationship with a faceless, formless, jealous God, Tuesday at 7 pm.

Story Of The Jews With Simon Schama continues with the story of medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity under the rule of Christianity and Islam in Among Believers, Tuesday at 8 pm.

Frontline tells the heart-wrenching stories behind the spread of a deadly infection threatening people around the world in TB Silent Killer, Tuesday at 9 pm.

Natures‘ What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought, airing Wednesday at 7 pm.

Can modern forensic science uncover fresh clues about the assassination of JFK? Find out in NOVA‘s Cold Case JFK, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Secrets of the Dead‘s The Lost Diary Of Dr. Livingstone celebrate’s the 200th anniversary of Dr. David Livingstone’s birth, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Former Chancellor, Joel Klein, visits Overheard with Evan Smith on Thursday at 7 pm.

Discover how Indie video game developers push games to new frontiers in storytelling, music, animation and design in The Art Of Playing, on Arts In Contexts Thursday at 7:30.

One Square Mile Texas: Dallas explores the condo scene of modern urban Texas and the cultural side of the city, Thursday at 8 pm.

Women In Chemistry: Life Lessons From The Laboratory profiles eight remarkable women who have made important contributions to the field of chemistry, Thursday at 9 pm.

Patina Miller presents her first concert special with music ranging from classic R&B to Broadway’s best in Live from Lincoln Center, Friday at 8 pm.

Whether escaping small town life or overcoming intense anxiety, The Villettes are finding new hope every day, see them perform in Hardly Sound, Friday at 10 pm.

 

Q Night At The Movies 3/22

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #510 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Re-Imagining The Classics at 7:30 pm
The writers of re-imagined classics and popular franchises such as GHOST, CHARLIE & THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, TWINS and SNOW WHITE AND THE HUNTSMAN deliberate how to keep stories fresh while remaining faithful to the original version. Accompanied by Spencer and Lloyd Harvey’s short film JACK & JILL, a fresh take on the classic nursery rhyme that follows a young Australian girl who finds an inventive way to contact her father, a WWII soldier stationed in New Guinea.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Ten Little Indians at 8 pm
Unwary houseguests meet their deaths when they are invited by an unknown host to a secluded mountain mansion in this Agatha Christie thriller. Cast: Hugh O’Brian, Shirley Eaton.

Poisoner’s Handbook: American Experience at 9:30 pm
In the early 20th century, the average American medicine cabinet was a would-be poisoner’s treasure chest. There was radioactive radium in health tonics, thallium in depilatory creams, morphine in teething medicine and potassium cyanide in cleaning supplies. While the tools of the murderer’s trade multiplied as the pace of industrial innovation increased, the scientific knowledge (and the political will) to detect and prevent the crimes lagged behind. All this changed in 1918, when New York City hired its first scientifically- trained medical examiner Charles Norris. Over the course of a decade and a half, Norris and his extraordinarily driven and talented chief toxicologist, Alexander Gettler, would turn forensic chemistry into a formidable science, sending many a murder to the electric chair and setting the standards that the rest of the country would ultimately adopt.

 

Highlights March 16 – March 22

KLRU Highlights

Doc Martin reluctantly agrees to help Louisa hand out awards at her school’s sports day and Ruth & Margaret have a showdown in Listen With Mother, Sunday at 11 pm.

Explore how the innovative “Mississippi” rifle dramatically changed the odds in the Mexican-American War as Antiques Roadshow visits El Paso, Texas, Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow continues its visit in El Paso, Texas and discusses the styles and construction that distinguish Texas spurs and what collectors of vintage spurs are willing to pay for them, Monday at 8 pm.

Makers: Women Who Make America all three episodes back-to-back starting at 9 pm Monday. Episode #101 tells the compelling story of women’s advancement in America over the past 50 years, Monday at 9 pm. Episode #102 features the stories of those who led the fight, those who opposed it and those — both famous and unknown — caught up in its wake, Monday at 10 pm. Episode #103 presents the compelling story of women’s advancement in America over the past 50 years, Monday at 11 pm.

Follow some of the most prominent figures of the time in 1964: American Experience Tuesday at 7 pm.

Frontline tells the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families in Rape in the Fields, Tuesday at 9 pm.

Discover the children in the slums of Calcutta that are starting a revolution as Independent Lens presents The Revolutionary Optimists Tuesday at 10 pm.

Discover why  are vanishing off the face of the Earth in Nature‘s Frogs: The Thin Green Line, Wednesday at 7 pm.

NOVA reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die in Venom: Nature’s Killer, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Skeletons of The Sahara tells the story of scientist Paul Sereno’s amazing discovery of a prehistoric human burial ground in the middle of one of the world’s most forbidding desert, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Comedian Kevin Nealon visits Overheard with Evan Smith, Thursday at 7 pm.

Discover how Alenjandro Rose-Garcia, a.k.a. Shakey Graves, has gone from obscurity to the national spotlight as Arts In Context presents Not Alone, Thursday at 7:30.

One Square Mile: Texas visits Houston, a city that is known for being diverse, Thursday at 8 pm.

Through the use of theatre, Conspire seeks to provide women prisoners a revolutionary and creative approach to healing from trauma, increasing self-esteem, becoming better parents, and improving literacy in Performing Possibilities Thursday at 9 pm.

American Masters‘ Lennon NYC tells John Lennon’s story as it has never been told before — and as it will never be told again, Friday at 8 pm.

Chris and Bill Reid pick a few plants to get your garden humming in Central Texas Gardener‘s Bee Happy, Saturday at noon & 4 pm.

Chef Daniel Klein is off to Arkansas to learn about shiitake mushrooms grown in a purely sustainable way in Victory Garden‘s Ediblefeast, Saturday at 4:30 pm.

Austin City Limits presents an hour with jazz/soul singer/bassist Esperanza Spalding in support of her LP Radio Music Society, Saturday at 7 pm.

When two nuns die in mysterious circumstances at St. Agnes convent, Father Brown investigates with the aid of Sister Boniface, an eager young fan of detective novels in The Bride Of Christ, Saturday at 8 pm.

 

 

Q Night At The Movies 3/15

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KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #509 at 7 pm
Just seen It is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Based on a True Story at 7:30 pm
The challenges of making true life stories compelling on the screen are discussed by THE FIGHTER’s Academy Award-nominated screenwriter Scott Silver, Academy Award-nominated scribe Nicholas Kazan (REVERSAL OF FORTUNE, AT CLOSE RANGE), Pamela Gray (CONVICTION), Academy Award-winner Ron Howard and the team behind APOLLO 13. Followed by OVERNIGHT STAY, directed by Daniela Sherer.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Gypsy at 8 pm
Based on the 1957 memoirs of famous striptease artist Gypsy Rose Lee, the story focuses on her mother, Rose (Rosalind Russell), whose name has become synonymous with “the ultimate stage mother.” Cast: Rosalind Russell, Natalie Wood, Karl Malden.

Life Is A Banquet: The Rosalind Russell Story at 10:25
The star of Auntie Mame, His Girl Friday, Gypsy, and scores of other memorable films and Broadway shows, Rosalind Russell came into her own during Hollywood’s Golden Era and was paired with many of the luminaries of that time, including Joan Crawford, Cary Grant, and Kirk Douglas. Long an advocate for those with disabilities, late in life this unique and pioneering talent was struck with severe rheumatoid arthritis, which derailed her career. Thereafter, Russell championed the needs of millions also suffering from the disease. Whether considered for her sophisticated comedy roles or dignity under duress, her humanity shines through. Narrated by Kathleen Turner, this insightful and warm profile comes on the occasion of the approach of the 75th anniversary of her breakthrough role as Sylvia Fowler in The Women (1939) and the 55th anniversary of her most famous role as Mame Dennis in Auntie Mame (1958).

 

 

Science Night 3/19

Wednesday is Science Night on KLRU!

Nature Frogs: The Thin Green Line at 7 pm
It is the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaurs. Population by population, species by species, amphibians are vanishing off the face of the Earth. Despite international alarm and scientists scrambling for answers, the steady hemorrhaging of amphibians continues like a leaky faucet that cannot be fixed or a wound that will not heal. Large-scale die-offs of frogs around the world have prompted scientists to take desperate measures to try to save those they can.


NOVA Venom: Nature’s Killer at 8 pm
Venom scientists are in a race against time. Inside the bodies of many creatures, evolution has produced extreme toxic cocktails, all designed for one reason: to kill. It took millions of years to perfect these ultimate brews of proteins and peptides and we have only just begun to discover their potential. Now, the race is on to collect and study them before the animals that produce them disappear. But how does venom do its deadly work? NOVA reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die. But nature’s most destructive and extreme poisons could contain the building blocks for a new generation of advanced drugs that could treat heart attack, stroke, diabetes, obesity and cancer. VENOM follows scientists on their expeditions to track down and capture the planet’s most deadly creatures, risking life and limb just to tease out milligrams of venom and get it back to the lab. Find out how nature’s deadliest cocktails could be medicine’s brightest new hope.


Skeletons Of The Sahara at 9 pm
This film tells the story of scientist Paul Sereno’s amazing discovery of a prehistoric human burial ground in the middle of one of the world’s most forbidding desert. Like many great scientific discoveries, this one happens by accident. Sereno, one of the world’s leading experts in finding fossils of dinosaurs and ancient crocodiles, is on an expedition to Niger, in Saharan Africa. Six weeks into a three-month journey, Sereno’s team makes an unexpected discovery. They find bones all right, but these bones don’t belong to prehistoric beasts — they are human bones, the last remnants of a people who lived from 10,000 to 5,000 years ago when this now forbidding landscape was a thriving culture on the edge of a vast lake. Sereno’s team counts the remains of dozens within a few minutes. “Skeletons of the Sahara” tells the story of this find and what it reveals to us about two civilizations that once thrived in what is now the world’s largest desert.

Q Night At The Movies 3/08

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #508 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story The Heart of a Film at 7:30 pm
On the next On Story, the inspiration behind such classic films as Edward Scissorhands, Toy Story, and UP is discussed by Academy Award winning Pixar director John Lasseter and screenwriter Caroline Thompson followed by the short Playing Ghost by Andrew Start.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The French Lieutenant’s Woman at 8 pm
The relationship of two actors (Meryl Streep, Jeremy Irons) in a movie production parallels that of the Victorian characters they are portraying.

POV Guilty Pleasures at 10:05 pm
Every four seconds a romance novel published by Harlequin or its British counterpart, Mills & Boon, is sold somewhere in the world. Julie Moggan’s “Guilty Pleasures” takes a look at this global phenomenon. Ironies abound in the contrasts between the everyday lives of the books’ readers and the fantasy worlds that offer them escape. This film portrays five romance devotees who must, ultimately, find their dreams in the real world.

Elvis: Return To Tupelo at 11:05 pm
In the 1950s and ’60s, Elvis Presley became an icon of rock n’ roll around the world. But understanding the Elvis story requires going back to his origins in rural Tupelo, Miss. ELVIS: RETURN TO TUPELO documents the period from his birth in 1935 during the depths of the Great Depression, to his breakout year 1956, when Elvis made a triumphant return to his hometown.

Highlights March 9 – March 15

KLRU Highlights

Overheard With Evan Smith presents Reza Aslan, Author And Religious Scholar Sunday at 12:30 pm.

Legends of the 1960s unite in the all-new live performance “My Music” special, 60s Pop, Rock & Soul Sunday at 4 pm.

Step into the past with America’s Wild West Sunday at 6 pm. This special captures some of the best moments from American Experience’s films of the Wild West.

From the producers of Riverdance comes Heartbeat of Home — a music and dance spectacular featuring the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance, Sunday at 7.

Masterpiece Sneak Preview: Mr. Selfridge Season 2 will give viewers an exciting taste of the new season, Sunday at 9 pm.

Doc Martin‘s mother returns to Portwenn with some interesting news as penhale spreads pandemonium throughout the village at the drop of the word “asbestos” in Hazardous Exposure, Sunday at 10 pm.

Great Performances presents The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration, a star-studded concert tribute to the American pop music icon at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Monday at 9 pm.

Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now Tuesday at 7 pm presents personal stories as well as various philosophical and poetic illustrations to explain that each of our lives is a tapestry composed of all of the choices we’ve made and will make.

Brit Floyd – Live At Red Rocks plays a special tribute to era defining classic rock album “The Dark Side Of The Moon,” Tuesday at 10 pm.

A Celebration Of Blues  & Soul premieres Wednesday at 7 pm for this never-before-seen historic concert featuring Steve Ray Vaughan and some of the biggest names in blues and rock history performing their greatest hits.

Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions For You focuses on her helping individual viewers “find financial solutions for you,” Wednesday at 8:30 pm

3 Steps to Incredible Health! With Joel Fuhrman, MD Wednesday at 10:30 pm addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America.

Joe Bonamassa: Tour De Force Thursday at 9 pm chronicles Bonamassa’s atmospheric rise from the intimate club environment of The Borderline, to the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

Paul McCartney & Wings: Rockshow a concert film recorded during the band’s 1976 North American Wings Over the World tour, captures the group at the peak of their career, premiering Friday at 9:30.

Fed up with a turf lawn in drought? Mark Simmons from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center changes our habits with Habiturf in Central Texas Gardener’s Lawn Option for Drought Saturday at noon.

 

Create for March

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Create special days with these marathons each Saturday on KLRU Create.

March 1 
Let the Good Times Roll
In honor of the biggest party, on the bayou, “Laissez Les Bons Temps Roule” – Let the Good Times Roll! We’re celebrating Mardi Gras, with chefs Steve Raichlen, John Besh, John Shields, Nick Stellino and John Folse. They will be preparing the finest seafood and Cajun dishes just in time for Fat Tuesday.

March 8
Spirit of the Emerald Isle
The pre-St. Patrick’s Day celebrations start today! Rudy Maxa, Rick Steves and Burt Wolf are your Emerald Isle tour guides. Even Irish folksinger, Tommy Makem, gets in on the exploration; visiting churches, pubs and castles in Ireland.

March 15
Taste of Ireland 
Chef Kevin Dundon invites us into his kitchen for a sampling of Irish food made with a new, fresh approach. Taste everything from the appetizers to dessert in this marathon. In addition, Kevin provides historic and cultural anecdotes about the country he loves! Kevin and you – what a way to kick off St. Patrick’s Day!

March 22
Girly Girl
Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what girl girls are made of. This crafty marathon featuring Georgia Bonesteel, Donna Dewberry and Vicki Payne; make items that a little girl would adore. Whether it’s a room makeover, a doll fashion studio or room accessories with the perfect feminine touch, the little girl in your life will feel pretty in pink!

March 29
Rise and Shine
What’s the most important meal of the day? Breakfast of course! Start your day with creative crepes, perfect pancakes and excellent eggs prepared by chefs Lidia Bastianich, Hubert Keller and Pati Jinich. With this caliber of cooks in the kitchen, you’ll never miss breakfast again!

 

Q Night At The Movies 3/1

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #507 at 7 pm
On this episode of JUST SEEN IT, we review the re-make of the classic sci-fi action film, ROBOCOP. We continue our special lead-up to the OSCARS with a look at the nominees for BEST DIRECTOR and BEST PICTURE, and we check out the indie thriller, ODD THOMAS, based on the best-selling novel by Dean Koontz.

On Story The Silence of the Lambs at 7 pm
Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster’s Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world’s most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more.

The Picture Of Dorian Gray at 8 pm
A corrupt young man keeps his youthful beauty, while a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Things That Go Bump In The Night at 9:55 pm
THINGS THAT GO BUMP IN THE NIGHT details some of New England’s most bone-chilling stories, myths and legends. Interviews with local authors and experts, along with personal accounts, reveal tales of the supernatural, the unexplained and the mysterious. The special features visits to the infamous Lizzie Borden home in Fall River, MA, the long-abandoned village of Dudleytown in northern Connecticut, the Hoosac Tunnel in the Berkshire Mountains, the New London Ledge Lighthouse, Bellcourt Castle in Newport, Rhode Island and a Union cemetery in Easton, CT – the sites of terrible tragedies, supposed curses and ghostly hauntings.