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.

Highlights March 2 – March 8

KLRU Highlights

BrainChange With David Perlmutter, MD Sunday at 2 pm reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health.

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

From the romantic mood of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ to the dramatic emotions of Orff’s ‘O Fortuna’, Classical Rewind visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time, Sunday at 5 pm.

Ed Sullivan’s Rock And Roll Classics - The 60s presents classic song performances from 1963 – 1968, on Sunday at 7 pm.

Reflect and remember the very best of The Folk Years in an all new show which remembers archival folk era classics from the vault in John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind, Sunday at 9 pm.

Mrs. Tishell returns to the village as Martin has to work out what is wrong with beachcomber Lorna in Doc Martins The Practice Around The Corner, Sunday at 11 pm.

Antiques Roadshow Simply The Best showcases objects deemed the finest examples of their kind ever seen on the program, Monday at 7 pm.

Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now Monday at 8:15 pm presents personal stories as well as 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.

Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions For You Tuesday at 7 pm sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers “find financial solutions for you.”

Explore The Shannon, Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and the longest river as Nature presents Ireland’s Wild River Wednesday at 7 pm.

Rick Steves tours the ancient glories and back-street riches of three great Italian cities – Rome, Venice and Florence on  Rick Steves’ Italy: Cities Of Dreams  Wednesday at 8:30 pm.

Rick Steves’ Festive Europe on Wednesday at 10:30 pm captures Europeans doing what they do so expertly – celebrating the good life.

Discover the unforgettable concert featuring singing sensations from a kinder and gentler time in Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop, Thursday at 7 pm.

Landscape architect Kenneth Francis illustrates water management from experience in New Mexico and Texas as Central Texas Gardener presents Water Conservation Design Saturday at noon.

Brit Floyd – Live At Red Rocks Saturday at 7 pm pays a special tribute to era defining classic rock album “The Dark Side Of The Moon,” this year celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary.

Austin Revealed: Joan Khabele on Segregation at Barton Springs

In honor of Black History Month, Austin Revealed features stories of Austin’s civil rights history told through first person interviews.

Denied a class trip to Barton Springs, Joan Khabele protested the exclusion of African Americans. She describes the measures she and others took to desegregate the iconic Austin landmark.

KLRU’s Austin Revealed is an online oral history project sharing the stories of Austin’s past to encourage discussion and thought around the city’s future. Watch more Austin Revealed

Highlights February 23 – March 1

KLRU Highlights

Dr. Omi Jones discusses the experience of being a black female professor and  Dr. Aimee Cox discusses women’s empowerment and dance on Blackademics TV Sunday at 1:30 pm.

William Kentridge’s innovative production of Shostakovich’s shocking, unconventional opera about a beleaguered Russian official and his runaway nose returns as Great Performances At The Met presents The Nose Sunday at 2 pm.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 8 Sunday at 8 pm.

When the Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford, Susie is drawn to their charismatic leader Kalon. After Kalon’s wife is murdered, Father Brown must break his spell over Susie or risk losing her forever in Father Brown’s The Eye of the Apollo, Sunday at 10 pm.

Tune in to Doc Martin as Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup, while Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor, in Nobody Likes Me Sunday at 11 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in Baton Rouge and heads to the LSU Museum of Art to delve into the work of local Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter, on Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in Pittsburgh, PA Monday at 8 pm and discovers centuries-old jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron.

Ice Warriors – USA Sled Hockey portrays the United States Ice Sled Hockey team as it prepares to compete in the Winter Paralympics in a sport called “murderball on blades,” Monday at 9 pm.

10 Buildings That Changed America Monday at 10 pm tells the stories of 10 American architectural marvels.

American Experience Triangle Fire Tuesday at 7 pm focuses on the fire that broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1911 and the events that followed.

Frontline Secrets Of The Vatican Tuesday at 8 pm goes inside the Vatican – one of the world’s most revered and mysterious institutions – to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world.

The Mind of a Chef Louisiana Tuesday at 10 pm focuses on the heavy influence of Louisiana cuisine on Sean.

On Story presents Writing The Fantastical: A Conversation With David Magee Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Return Of The Wolves: The Next Chapter, Wednesday at 7 pm, follows the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Idaho, and explores why the wolf remains a controversial animal.

NOVA presents Ground Zero Supertower Wednesday at 8 pm. Engineers race to complete 1 World Trade Center as they grapple with the final challenges.

Super Skyscrapers The Billionaire Building Wednesday at 9 pm follows the teams tasked with creating New York’s most luxurious residential skyscraper, One57, and their ambition to redefine luxury living the big city.

Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson stops by Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Shakey Graves turns his one-man band into a do-it-yourself success story on Arts In Context  Not Alone at Thursday at 7:30 pm.

One Square Mile: Texas presents Midland Thursday at 8 pm. As Midland’s economy booms, the lives of the people that live here are shaped by the economy and the influx of job-seekers.

A Reason To Dance, Thursday at 9 pm, explores the life of China Smith as she wrestles with the business aspect of sharing her art as well as the uphill battle against cultural expectations and the cultural stereotypes of ballet.

Burt Bacharach’s Best Friday at 8 pm features all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s.

One of America’s favorite genre-defying bands has returned with the same signature “magic” that blurred boundaries and musical styles twenty years ago on Mavericks: In Time Friday at 9:30 pm.

Rick Steves’ Italy: Cities Of Dreams premieres Saturday at 10 am.

Central Texas Gardener presents England Goes To Texas Saturday at noon.  Find out why plants like peonies can’t make the move to the Southwest and bring the garden indoors in low-care terrariums.

My Music Best of The 60′s Saturday at 8 pm features a special configuration of selected original hit songs featured in My Generation: The 60s, The British Beat, Motown, 60s Pop, Rock & Soul.

 

Q Night At The Movies 2/22

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:

On Story Creating Fantastical Worlds at 5 pm
The challenges of creating fantastical world and getting the audience to suspend their disbelief are discussed by the creative minds behind STAR TREK, TRANSFORMERS, EL MARIACHI, and WATCHMEN. Featuring David Hayter, Robert Orci, Damon, Lindelof, and Robert Rodriguez. Film: Tadpoles by Miguel Alvarez.

On Story Writing Action! at 5:30
The creators behind the explosions CON AIR, GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS, HULK, ZOMBIELAND and MACHETE debate what makes a great action movie.

On Story Unawakening at 6 pm
Suspenseful storytelling is discussed by the creative minds behind THE USUAL SUSPECTS, THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS, THE BIG EASY and LETHAL WEAPON. Featuring Shane Black, Ted Tally, Daniel Petrie, Jr. and Christopher McQuarrie. Film: Unawakening by Jack Daniel Stanley.

On Story A Conversation With Chris Carter, Creator Of The X-Files at 6:30 pm
Legendary television writer Chris Carter reveals the secret behind the creation and success of The X-Files and how he stirred audiences using the power of mythology. Lost and PROMETHEUS writer, Damon Lindelof, speaks with Carter on how his use of the paranormal and search for the truth have become staples of popular culture.

On Story A Conversation With Damon Lindelof, Co-Creator of Lost at 7 pm
Damon Lindelof discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years, and how much of their success is attributed to writing stories that leave a lot up to one’s imagination.

On Story Elements Of Great Horror at 7:30 pm
Professional horror writers explore how great drama lies at the core of the most frightening films, and discuss the style and techniques used to invoke fear, suspense and thrills that linger long after the credits roll. 

Hollywood Stars Film Package Aliens at 8 pm
The survivor (Sigourney Weaver) of a horrific alien attack returns to planet LB 426 with Marines sent to check out the situation.

Android Prophesy at 10:20 pm
For almost a century, Hollywood has been warning us of a future where human beings become enslaved by the machines they created. But has the time come to take the seemingly outlandish imagination of science fiction seriously? Drawing disturbing conclusions about our impending mechanical domination, THE ANDROID PROPHESY, narrated by actor Tom Baker (Doctor Who), investigates the parallels between science fiction and science reality. Over the years technology has matured on screen and innovations in artificial intelligence and bio technology are making it harder to distinguish man from man-made. The debate is set, who has the upper hand: the great minds of Hollywood, or the world’s leading scientists? Featuring an array of clips from the distant world of ‘Lost in Space’ to the domestic horror of ‘The Stepford Wives, THE ANDROID PROPHESY investigates the parallels between movie director fantasy and science reality by bringing together legendary filmmakers like Steven Spielberg and Ridley Scott as well as pioneers in cyborg research.

Science Night 2/26

Wednesday is Science Night on KLRU!

Return Of The Wolves: The Next Chapter at 7 pm
Narrated by Peter Coyote, this program follows the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Idaho, and explores why the wolf remains a controversial animal.

NOVA Ground Zero Supertower at 8 pm
This program is part of Architecture Month
Engineers race to complete 1 World Trade Center as they grapple with the final challenges.

Super Skyscrapers The Billionaire Building at 9 pm
This program is part of Architecture Month
Upon completion, One57, on Manhattan’s 57th Street, will rise more than 1,000 feet, making it the tallest residential tower in the western hemisphere and boasting spectacular views of Central Park. “One57″ follows the teams tasked with creating New York’s most luxurious residential skyscraper and their ambition to redefine luxury living the big city. Condominiums at One57 showcase state-of-the- art interiors: double-height ceilings, full-floor apartments, bathrooms clad in the finest Italian marble and the finest material finishes.