Civic Summit: 2012 Senate Race airs tonight (6/23) at 7:30pm. This co-production with the Texas Tribune features the four leading GOP politicians who have announced their intentions to run for the Texas U.S. Senate seat being left by Kay Bailey Hutchinson.
If you’re unable to catch the broadcast the entire program can be viewed online.
KLRU is honored to be chosen as the non-profit to receive funds raised at this year’s Austin Asian Occasion.
Experience the Romance and the Spirit of Emperor Genghis Khan with the “Super Orient Courser” musicians from Mongolia along with talented Austin artists on Saturday, May 28, 2011 at 7pm (pre-show begins at 6:30 pm) at The Long Center for Performing Arts. Tickets are $10, for ticket information, please visit www.thelongcenter.org or call (512) 474-5664
The Super Orient Courser from Mongolia has performed at the Beijing Olympic and at the State Banquet for President Obama during his State Visit to China in 2009. It’s been said that their special musical instrument, The Morin Khurr, aka Horse Head Fiddle was able to make the camels cry.
In the aftermath of the killing of Osama bin Laden, FRONTLINE presents two inside views of the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban.
First, Afghan journalist Najibullah Quraishi — who reported last year’s award-winning FRONTLINE film Behind Taliban Lines — once again journeys deep inside enemy territory. This time, he gains extraordinary access to a band of militants and foreign fighters in Afghanistan who say they’re loyal to bin Laden and are readying a Spring offensive against the U.S.
Then, FRONTLINE crosses the border into Pakistan, where correspondents Stephen Grey and Martin Smith go inside The Secret War against the militants. They uncover new details of a CIA “private army” of militiamen launching kill raids against al Qaeda and the Taliban inside Pakistan. They also find new evidence of covert support for elements of the Taliban by the Pakistani military and its intelligence service, the ISI. At a safe-house not far from where bin Laden was killed, they make contact with one mid-level Taliban commander who tells FRONTLINE, “If they really wanted to, [the Pakistanis] could arrest us all in an hour.”
“Fighting for Al Qaeda” airs tonight at 8pm on KLRU.
This is part two of our video from the KLRU Appraisal Fair, next week we’ll post some pictures. We also want to thank everyone who donated to participate in the event and all of the appraisers who volunteered their time.
Visit www.klrusupport.org/appraisalfair for a complete listing of the appraisers who made the day possible.
The KLRU Appraisal Fair will return for its second year in 2012, so stay tuned to KLRU for your chance to attend!
At the first KLRU Appraisal Fair, over 500 fans and supporters of public television braved the stormy weather to come to the KLRU-TV studios to have their treasured antiques and collectibles appraised by volunteer appraisers and antiques dealers from Austin.
For a gift of $120 to the station, donors could bring up to three items to be appraised – items included jewelry, furniture, paintings, clocks, glassware, dolls, quilts, and much more. There were a lot of surprises throughout the day and we captured some truly special items on video.
We want to share our videos and photos from the event with you all, so for the next couple of Mondays we’ll post something new from the day. We also want to thank everyone who donated to participate in the event and all of the appraisers who volunteered their time!
There are several bills pending in Congress that would eliminate all federal funding for public broadcasting. Debate and a vote in the House of Representatives are likely to occur next week.
KLRU and stations all across the country rely on this funding to ensure that public media will continue to enhance the quality of life of our local communities through its offerings of children’s programming, news and public affairs, local cultural programming, non-commercial educational programs.
We hope you will call your Members of Congress – their contact info is listed below – and tell them what you think of public broadcasting and the proposed cuts. It is important that your elected representatives hear directly from you about whether or not funding for public broadcasting should be continued.
You can also show your support by visiting 170millionamericans.org and sign up to receive updates. KLRU has joined the efforts of this grass-roots campaign, a collaboration of public radio and television stations, listeners and viewer’s throughout the country.
Our viewing area covers many districts, find your representative here.
District 10- Michael T. McCaul
Phone: (202) 225-2401
Fax: (202) 225-5955
District 11- Michael Conaway
Phone: (202) 225-3605
Fax: (202) 225-1783
District 20- Charles A. Gonzalez
Phone (202) 225-3236
Fax (202) 225-1915
District 21- Lamar Smith
Phone (202) 225-4236
Fax: (202) 225-8628
District 25- Lloyd Doggett
Phone: (202) 225-4865
Fax: (202) 225-3073
District 28- Henry Cuellar
Phone (202) 225-1640
Fax (202) 225-1641
District 31- John Carter
Phone: (202) 225-3864
Fax: (202) 225-5886
If you would like to write your representative, click here.