KLRU Community Screening & Discussion "Fixing the Future"

Thanks to everyone who attended the KLRU Community Screening with David Brancaccio and Ellen Spiro on their documentary Fixing The Future.

In Fixing the Future: NOW on PBS, David Brancaccio visits communities across America,  including Austin, using innovative approaches to create jobs and build prosperity. After the economic meltdown of 2008, the nation stands in urgent need of economic growth that’s not based on risky financial bets placed by Wall Street. Brancaccio talks to working Americans who are re-engineering the future, built on American values of commonwealth, shared prosperity, fairness, wellness, sustainability and creativity. Here are ways to get involved.

Special thanks to our sponsors Austin Community College, Live Oak Brewing and Texas Coffee Traders.

KLRU Teams Up with Austin High School and the NewsHour

KLRU is participating in a pilot program for students around the country to create their own NewsHour Reports to be shared on NewsHour Extra (the student and teacher web site of the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer). The program, called Student Reporting Labs, teams up individual classrooms with local area journalists, and the national NewsHour Team.

In Austin, KLRU is the sponsoring station for these students and KUT is helping to mentor them. This year we are working with students from Academy for Global Studies and the Media Lab at Austin High School.

Check out Austin High School students Joanne Troutner and Lee Mendez’s report on climate change on the NewsHour Extra site.

KLRU, KUT, Austin students chosen for pilot program with PBS Newshour

KLRU has been selected to participate in on a pilot program for students around the country to create their own NewsHour Reports and share them on NewsHour Extra (the student and teacher web site of the PBS NewsHour). The program, called Student Reporting Labs, teams up individual classrooms with local area journalists, and the national NewsHour Team. Other cities selected to participate include have Washington, DC, Philadelphia, PA, Salt Lake City, UT, Slidell, LA and Middletown, CT.

KLRU partnered with KUT (90.5 FM) and their reporter Erika Aguilar on the project to mentor the students from Academy for Global Studies and the Media Lab at Austin High School.  Each term, students will work on a different story: first term the focus is Supreme Court, second term the focus is climate and the third term they can pitch any topic they want.  The completed stories will be shared on NewsHour Extra. Here is the first video from the Austin students Catalina Lizarraga, Matt Azarmehr, Kelly Schaefer, Elena Bernal Lee Mendez, Nick Newman, Lea Jackson, Karem Miramontes, Reece Ousey and Roy Rayos.

Austin Daytripper takes on Waco

Austin Daytripper
Thursdays at 9:30 p.m. starting October 8

From the well-known landmarks to the completely obscure dives and hideaways, host Chet Garner takes viewers on an adventure throughout Central Texas on The Austin Daytripper. In the premiere episode, Chet travels to Waco; home of Baylor University, Dr. Pepper, and exceptional mountain biking right in the middle of the city. If you thought Waco wasn’t worth the trip, better think again.

Become a fan of the show on Fnacebook facebook.com/theaustindaytripper

Austin winemaker on The Winemakers

The Winemakers
The six part series airs at 9 p.m. Thursdays on KLRU

Watch as Austin-area winemaker Ross Outon and others compete in a national competition to launch their own wine label nationwide. In each episode they will face challenges on every aspect of wine making from viticulture and enology to sales and marketing, but in the end only one contestant will win the title of Wine Maker.

Meet the cast: