Q Night at the Movies 8/31

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Just Seen It at 7 pm
Summer winding down? Not for us – check out our review of the legal drama, CLOSED CIRCUIT. Then, we take a look at the biopic JOBS with Ashton Kutcher as the famous founder of Apple Computers. Next, director Brian De Palma gives us his newest “Femme Fatale” corporate thriller, PASSION. And we wrap it up with a look at the newest martial arts offering from another famous director, Wong Kar Wai, in THE GRANDMASTER.

On Story at 7:30 pm
The voices behind THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, BRIDESMAIDS, and RACHEL GETTING MARRIED deliberate how the most impressionable characters – both good and evil – are compelling because of their flaws, complexities, and personal truths. Accompanied by the short film, MENTIROSO by writer/director Will Shipley about trailing a young boy whose incessant lies are almost as far-fetched as an astonishing encounter.

Feature Film: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly at 8 pm
A drifter (Clint Eastwood), a bandit (Eli Wallach) and a bounty hunter (Lee Van Cleef) reach a standoff over buried gold. Cast: Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach, Lee Van Cleef.

Highlights August 25 to 31

KLRU Highlights

Watch Churchill: Lion’s Roar, the second installment of the series about Winston Churchill’s career, life, and politics on Sunday at 7 pm.

Masterpiece Mystery! on Sunday at 8 pm premiers “Silk“, a legal drama following the rivalries, passions and intrigues of criminal law.

Take a tour of Hampton Court on Secrets Of Henry Viii’s Palace Sunday at 9 pm and follow King Henry the Viii’s descent from young warrior to an arrogant womanizer.

POV‘s “5 Broken Cameras” Monday at 9 pm takes a deeply personal first-hand account of life and nonviolent resistance in a West Bank village where Israel is building a security fence.

Have a night at the White House on Tuesday at 7 pm with In Performance At The White House hosted President and Mrs. Obama, featuring popular musicians performing contemporary arrangements of music that galvanized the U.S. civil rights movement.

Honoring the 50th anniversary of the original March on Washington, March Tuesday at 8 pm covers the day that would help usher in sweeping civil rights legislation.

Independent Lens spotlights Whitney Young as one of the most celebrated and controversial leaders of the civil rights era on Tuesday at 9 pm.

American Masters on Tuesday at 10 pm gives an in-depth portrait of James Baldwin, one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century who helped mobilize the civil right movement.

Koalas are the main focus of Nature on Wednesday at 7 pm. Watch how scientist decode just what koalas need to survive by listening to the Koala’s calls and noises.

Nova‘s Making Stuff Cleaner  Wednesday at 8 pm dives deep into using new green materials to build and power the devices of the future.

Look into the growing number of smart materials that can respond, change and even learn like an airplane wing that changes shape as it flies on Nova Making Stuff Smarter Wednesday at 9 pm.

Austin City Limits has modern rock band Wilco back to perform music from their LP The Whole Love on Wednesday and  Friday at 10 pm.

U.S. Supreme Court Justice and new author, Sonia Sotomayor, talks about her career on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts in Context on Thursday a 7:30 pm follows Atkins’ HS marching band as they get ready for the UIL State Marching Band Contest. See first-hand the financial challenges that face all music programs in the state.

Daytripper at 8 pm on Thursday heads out to Marfa to tour its famous art galleries and to see the Marfa lights. Then at 8:30, Daytripper takes you to Van Horn, Tx to climb the tallest peak in Texas and explore the history and Mexican food of this west Texas town.

See how over the past 20 years American manufacturing has undergone a massive revolution and is slowly becoming the number-one manufacturing nation on earth on  America Revealed: “Made in the USA” Thursday at 9 pm.

Live from the Lincoln Center: Audra McDonald on Friday at 9 pm features Audra McDonald as she steps center stage to shine a light on her own favorite music and composers, performing powerful renditions.

Segue from summer to fall vegetables with Sari Albornoz from the Sustainable Food Center on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. See how they’re building their new gardens, keeping plants cool in the heat, and prepping for fall planting.

Contemporary folk rock takes the stage on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.  Mumford and Sons performing songs off their album Sigh No More plus new tracks. Also, Flogging Molly plays highlights from their career.

Miss Marple’s old friend is found murdered and, when she receives a list of names sent by the victim before his death, Miss Marple seeks justice on Masterpiece Mystery Saturday at 8 pm.

Science Night 8/28

Nature Cracking the Koala Code at 7 pm
From the miracle of marsupial birth to tender moments of discovery between mother and newborn joey, encounters with threatening forest creatures, battles between rival males and the complex chorus of bellows and grunts that have become so important to science — join leading scientists as they unravel just what a forest needs to support a healthy population of koalas by listening to these marsupial.

Nova Making Stuff Cleaner at 8 pm
From carbon nanotubes to artificial skin, our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. This series explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. The New York Times’ technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this exploration of the future of “stuff.” Each episode explores the talent, luck and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough. Making Stuff Cleaner – Host David Pogue is on a quest to clean up, using new green materials to build and power the devices of the future. Batteries grown from viruses, plastics made of sugar and solar cells that cook up hydrogen are just the beginning of a new generation of clean materials.

Nova Making Stuff Smarter at 9 pm
From carbon nanotubes to artificial skin, our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. This series explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. The New York Times’ technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this exploration of the future of “stuff.” Each episode explores the talent, luck and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough. Making Stuff Smarter – An army tanker truck that heals its own bullet wounds. An airplane wing that changes shape as it flies. Clothing that can monitor its wearer’s heart rate, health and mood. Host David Pogue looks into the growing number of smart materials that can respond, change and even learn.

Q Night at the Movies 8/24

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Just Seen It 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 at 7:30 pm
Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack (OUT OF AFRICA, TOOTSIE, THE WAY WE WERE) and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film THE LAB by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry.

Feature Film: The Sand Pebbles at 8 pm
Multiple Oscar nominations went to this tale of a cynical sailor’s experiences on an American gunboat in 1926 China. Cast: Steve McQueen, Richard Attenborough, Candice Bergen.

Sunday Night Adventures on KLRU Q

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Have a night of adventure and mystery with KLRU Q on August 25th

Final Hours: Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight at 6:00pm
This powerful documentary recreates the final flight of Amelia Earhart, the noted aviation pioneer whose historic 1937 trip around the world ended in her tragic disappearance – shot in 19 countries and based on “World Flight 1997,” Texas aviator Linda Finch’s honorary recreation of Earhart’s planned flight. With the rare accreditation of the Smithsonian Institution, this informative program presents footage of Finch’s flight, artfully intercut with archival footage and interviews with Earhart. Notably different from other Amelia Earhart films, this program also presents theories as to what actually occurred during the deadly flight.

Secrets of the Dead #1102, “Lost in the Amazon” at 7:00pm
This program is a modern day quest to find the truth behind one of exploration’s greatest mysteries: what happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett, who went looking for a city of gold — the Lost City of “Z” — in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever? New archaeological digs, the science behind the discovery of “newly found” jungle cities and clues collected over the years reveal the fate of Fawcett. The program unravels the truth of what really happened to Fawcett and shares surprising finds that are causing experts to re-think the image of a pristine uninhabited Amazon rainforest: a place that before Columbus, may have had large populations living in sophisticated towns and cities.

Glacier Park’s Night of the Grizzlies at 8:00pm
On the night of August 12, 1967, grizzly bears in Glacier National Park killed two
young women and severely mauled one man. For everyone involved, it remains an unforgettable night of crisis, intense fear, bravery and, ultimately, grief. This dramatic and tragic story, and how it eventually influenced the fate of the grizzly bear in the continental United States, takes center stage in this historical documentary. Archival material, photographs, re-creations and gripping on-camera interviews with survivors, witnesses, family members journalists and biologists, provide a complete account of those events. Veteran film and television actor J.K. Simmons (Law and Order, Juno, Up in the Air, The Closer) narrates.

Touching the Void at 9:30pm
Based on the international best-seller by renowned climber Joe Simpson, this film recounts the extraordinary story of a climb Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, undertook in the Peruvian Andes in 1985. The two ambitious young mountaineers set off to scale the hitherto unclimbed west face of Siula Grande, a remote and treacherous 21,000-foot peak. Starting their descent through a blizzard, Simpson fell and shattered his leg, launching a heroic battle for survival in which both men were faced with life-or-death decisions that tested the human spirit to its limit.

Wild Friday Night 8/23 on KLRU Q

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Wild!, “Camels Empire” at 8:05pm
This documentary explores the surprisingly wide range of the camel family, re-tracing their family history to reveal the qualities that make them so resilient.

Wildlife Safaris, “Exploring the Extremes” at 9:00 pm
Some of the most challenging places on Earth are also home to truly remarkable wildlife and astounding scenery. This episode visits the colorful mineral-rich lakes of Bolivia, the mountains of the Himalayas and the inhospitable landscape of Namibia. The forbidding mountains are the home of the rare snow leopard. The desert of Southern Africa is one of the driest places on earth, yet within it can be found giraffes, elephants and rhinos. In stark contrast, the frigid Norway wilderness boasts killer whales, reindeer, lynx and the Arctic fox.

Nature’s Power Revealed, “The Atmosphere” at 10:00 pm
The effects of tornados, lightning storms and wind and strange weather occurrences
are showcased.

Highlights August 18 to 24

KLRU Highlights

Watch the first installment of Winston Churchill’s life covering his aristocratic birth, his search for glory on the battlefield, and his rise up the political ladder. Churchill: Destiny on Sunday at 7 pm.

When a young woman inexplicably disappears from a train, foul play is expected on Masterpiece Mystery on Sunday at 8 pm.

POV‘s “The Law In These Parts” at 9 pm on Monday looks inside the system of military administration used by Israel since the Six Day War of 1967.

Follow the history of Muhammad on Life of Muhammad, a three part series starting a 7 pm on Tuesday.

On Story at 10 pm on Tuesday reflects upon different forms comedy with the creator of The Bernie Mac Show. At 10:30, another On Story airs dealing with how impressionable characters build a connection with the audience.

“Birds of the Gods” goes with New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film the elusive Bird of Paradise on Wednesday’s Nature at 7pm.

Nova on Wednesday at 8 pm looks at the ways in which science and nature work to make strong stuff from steel to Kevlar and spider silk to carbon nanotubes.

Wednesday at 9 pm, Nova “Making Stuff Smaller” takes us to an even smaller world profiling the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and micro-robots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and building materials from the ground up

Austin City Limits features rock and funk collide with Alejandro Escovedo and Trombone Shorty at 10 pm on Wednesday.

Actor Michael McKean is on Overheard with Evan Smith at  7 pm Thursday.

Go inside the booming improv comedy scene of Austin, Texas with Arts in Context‘s “Out Of Your Head” Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Pioneers Of Television focuses on Carol Burnett’s television comedy career and the funny ladies of television who helped lead the way for today’s comedians airs Thursday at 8 pm.

Explore Dripping Springs, TX with Chet on Daytripper as he eats at a Belgium bakery, swims in Hamilton Pool, climbs Reimer’s Ranch, and polishes the day off at Salt Lick. All on Thursday at 8:30 pm.

On Thursday at 9 pm, America Revealed travels around the country to understand America’s electric grid, its intricacies, its vulnerabilities and the remarkable ingenuity required to keep the electricity on, every day of the year.

Explore the the story of Jacob’s Pillow, an international dance center, with interviews, never seen before footage and performances on Friday at 9 presented by Great Performances.

See how to grow and design enchanting succulent gardens that stand up to drought and heat on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, visit a cactus and succulent game changer who’s helped bring succulents into home gardens.

Austin City Limits has modern rock band Wilco back to perform music from their LP The Whole Love on Saturday at 7 pm.

 

Restoring Historic Buildings on KLRU Q 8/18

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On Sunday, August 18th, take a look at restoring historic buildings across the nation.

Historic Texas Courthouses: Foundations of the Future at 2:00pm
Celebrates the Texas Historic Courthouse Restoration Program. Texas’ county courthouses are considered to be among the treasures of American civic architecture and the state has embarked on an ambitious multi-million dollar restoration effort. Viewers will tour restored courthouses across the state, from the Panhandle to the Texas coast, and meet the men an women responsible for preserving these beautiful, iconic buildings.

Historic Bridges of Arkansas at 2:30pm
Some bridges still standing in Arkansas are nearly as old as the state itself, but each year several of these structures are being lost to the ravages of time and the demands of a modern roadway system. The historic significance of the structures and importance of preservation are highlighted.

Saving the Hansen House at 3:00pm
The story of a mild-mannered college professor from the Midwest who buys a dilapidated 18th-century farmhouse in a small North Carolina town. Originally he plans to just restore it and then maybe sell it and move on. But the house turns out to be something special, and the town is even more special. Before he knows it, he is putting down roots. This one-hour documentary chronicles the unique challenges and rewards of saving a 250-year-old house.

Restoring A Masterpiece: The Renovation of the Eastman Theatre at 4:00pm
A one-hour documentary that captures the fascinating story of the Eastman Theatre and documents its recent restoration. Narrated by Rochester native, actor and director Philip Seymour Hoffman, the film includes historic photographs, film, and video – including live performances from the Eastman School of Music and the RPO among others.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Boynton House: The Next Hundred Years at 5:00pm
Provides an exclusive look inside the painstaking process of restoring and rehabilitating a historic home. Even today, the Boynton House – one of the few Frank Lloyd Wright creations still functioning as a private, single-family residence instead of a museum. Built in 1908, the Boynton House exemplifies Wright’s signature “Prairie style,” with its gently sloping roofs, long bands of windows, wide overhangs, low terraces, private gardens, open floor plan and built-in furnishings.

Q Night at the Movies 8/17

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Just Seen It at 7 pm
In a summer full of Sci-Fi thrillers, we review the newest starring Matt Damon – ELYSIUM. Next, we discuss the new Disney animated comedy, PLANES and let you know if it takes off, and then we look at the historical drama, LEE DANIEL’S THE BUTLER, about a White House butler that serves during the span of seven presidential administrations. And finally, we look at the second chapter in the Percy Jackson mythical franchise – PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS.

On Story 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

Feature Film: The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes at 8 pm
When a bored Sherlock Holmes (Robert Stephens) takes the case of Gabrielle Valladon after an attempt on her life, the search for her missing husband leads to Loch Ness and the legendary monster. Cast: Robert Stephens, Colin Blakely, Genevieve Page.

Science Night 8/21

Nature Bird of the Gods at 7 pm
Living in the depths of the New Guinean Rainforest are birds of unimaginable color and beauty. When Europeans first saw the plumes of these fabulous creatures in the 16th century, they believed they must be from heaven and called them Birds of Paradise. The people of New Guinea make even greater claims. They say the birds possess supernatural powers and magic. But to find these birds in New Guinea is one of the toughest assignments and to witness their extraordinary mating displays is even tougher. David Attenborough introduces a young team of New Guinean scientists on a grueling expedition to find and film these Birds of Paradise; the holy grail of wildlife filmmakers.

Nova Making Stuff Stronger at 8 pm
From carbon nanotubes to artificial skin, our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. This series explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. The New York Times’ technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this exploration of the future of “stuff.” Each episode explores the talent, luck and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough. Making Stuff Stronger – What is the world’s strongest material? From steel to Kevlar and spider silk to carbon nanotubes, host David Pogue looks at the ways in which science and nature work to make strong stuff.

Nova Making Stuff Smaller at 9 pm
From carbon nanotubes to artificial skin, our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. This series explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. The New York Times’ technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this exploration of the future of “stuff.” Each episode explores the talent, luck and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough. Making Stuff Smaller – Here in the information age, smaller is better: transistors, microchips and the laptops and cell phone that they power are triumphs of tiny. Now, host David Pogue takes us to an even smaller world, as he profiles the latest in high-powered nano-circuits and micro-robots that may one day hold the key to saving lives and building materials from the ground up.