KLRU wins national awards for community engagement and education work

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The National Educational Telecommunications Association (NETA) honored KLRU as one of 17 stations for excellence in content production, promotion and marketing, community engagement, and instructional media.

KLRU brought home two awards in Community Engagement for their work in Play to Learn and An Eastside Education.

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KLRU’s Ben Kramer accepts the award for Play to Learn at the 2016 NETA Conference.

Play to Learn began when the United Way for Greater Austin asked KLRU to design a ten-week workshop for parents and youth residing in the poorest sections of town, where school readiness rates were only 12 percent overall. The Play to Learn sessions served over 500 families with a completion rate over 90 percent, created a sense of community, and was invited to the 2015 White House ConnectHome Summit.

“[Play to Learn is] deep community engagement, deep results based on solid research,” the Awards Judges review panel said. “I am obsessed with this very well laid-out program. This is SUPER impactful work. I am amazed at how many kids and families have been touched by this.”

The awards presentation was a highlight of NETA’s annual professional development conference.

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KLRU’s April Burcham accepts the award for An Eastside Education at the 2016 NETA Conference.

An Eastside Education was a six-part digital news project that followed students, teachers and staff at an Austin high school under threat of closure by the state. For years, Eastside Memorial High School has been plagued by failing test scores and negative headlines. An Eastside Education spent one semester at one of Austin’s lowest-income schools, as teachers, parents, administrators, and students fought to meet state accountability standards or watch their school be closed.

A custom-built website was built for this project and includes seven chapters, with video, in-depth narrative, imagery, infographics, and links to external resources.

“This is how to take a new, fresh look at a chronic problem,” the Awards Judges review panel said.

They also added that, “KLRU’s storytelling platform created an exciting way to dive deep into communities.”

You can take a look and interact with An Eastside Project here.

KLRU takes home 6 Lone Star Emmys

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KLRU-produced programs took home seven Lone Star Emmy Awards Saturday night, including four awards for the Arts In Context team! Thanks to your support, Austin’s public television station is able to create top quality programs, and we’re proud that the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized this work.

The winners were:

SXSW Flashback 2014
Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports)
JJ Weber, Galia Farber, Taylor Kondelis, Colleen Nelson

SXSW Flashback Emmy winners JJ Weber, Galia Farber, Taylor Kondelis, Colleen Nelson

SXSW Flashback Emmy winners JJ Weber, Galia Farber, Taylor Kondelis and Colleen Nelson

Arts In Context In Their Words
Public/Current/Community Affairs B.
Mario Troncoso, Director & Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Editor & Associate Producer
Juan A. Izaguirre, Camera Operator
Christopher Kim, Camera Operator

Arts In Context El Taller
Documentary A. Category
Mario Troncoso, Director & Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Associate Producer

Arts In Context In Face
Documentary B. Category
Mario Troncoso, Director & Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Director & Producer

Arts In Context The Best Little Art House In Texas
Arts/Entertainment B Category
Mario Troncoso, Director & Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Editor & Associate Producer

Arts In Context winners Chris Kim, Chelsea Hernandez and Mario Troncoso

Arts In Context winners Chris Kim, Chelsea Hernandez and Mario Troncoso

Overheard with Evan Smith
Interview/Discussion Program / Special / Feature / Segment / Series
Allie Sandza, Paul Sweeney, Evan Smith

KLRU-produced programs also received four additional nominations:

Arts In Context Shorts Wilderness Lake
Arts Segment Category
Eve Tarlo, Galia Farber, Chris Kim

Arts In Context Shorts Beautiful Fences
Human Spirit Category
Eve Tarlo, Galia Farber, Jeff Buras

Arts in Context Shorts Bridging the Gap
Public/Comm Affairs Category
Eve Tarlo, Galia Farber, Jeff Buras

Evan Smith
On-Camera Talent Program Host/Moderator/Reporter – Programming

Also nominated were shows that KLRU presents to other PBS stations across the nation:

The Daytripper
Texas Heritage-Program/Special/Feature/Segment
Magazine Program: Series
Chet Garner in the host category

Texas Parks & Wildlife
Magazine Program: Program/Special/Series

KLRU receives Partner In The Arts award

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KLRU was honored in the Partners In The Arts Awards for partnering with the city’s cultural centers. The award recognizes individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions toward the expression of the creative community through the arts.

KLRU partnered with the Emma S. Barrientos Mexican American Cultural Center, the Asian American Resource Center and the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural and Genealogy Center to present screenings and discussions of films like Latino Americans, Freedom Summer and Children of Giant. CEO and General Manager Bill Stotesbery and Senior Vice President Maury Sullivan were recognized for exceptional interest in engaging, educating, informing and entertaining community members.

The City of Austin’s Economic Development Department and Parks and Recreation Department give these awards each October in conjunction with National Arts and Humanities Month as a part of Austin Creates! celebrations.

This year’s other honorees include: Representative Dawnna Dukes, for leadership in establishing the Juneteenth Memorial; Teruko Nimura, for her Drawing Lines public art project; Jose Ibarra, for his work on the Seaholm art wall; Austin Commercial – and, specifically, senior project manager Steven Jones – for the city’s largest public art commission to date; and the thinkEAST Living Charette Team for their best practices in creative placemaking and public/private partnerships.

Learn more about Austin Creates! here.

KLRU receives 10 Lone Star Emmy nominations 2015

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The Lone Star Emmy Award nominees were announced today (9/25). KLRU-produced programs received 10 nominations! The Daytripper and Texas Parks and Wildlife, which both air on KLRU also received nominations. Thanks to your support Austin’s public television station is able to create top quality programming and we’re proud that the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized this work with nominations.

Here are all nominations for programs produced by or airing on KLRU:

Arts In Context Shorts “Wilderness Lake”
Arts Segment Category
Eve Tarlo, Galia Farber, Chris Kim

Arts In Context Shorts “AICS Beautiful Fences”
Human Spirit Category
Eve Tarlo, Galia Farber, Jeff Buras

Arts in Context Shorts “Bridging the Gap”
Public/Comm Affairs Category
Eve Tarlo, Galia Farber, Jeff Buras

Arts In Context The Best Little Art House In Texas
Arts/Entertainment B Category
Mario Troncoso, Director & Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Editor & Associate Producer

Arts In Context In Face
Documentary B. Category
Mario Troncoso, Director & Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Director & Producer

Arts In Context In Their Words
Public/Current/Community Affairs B.
Mario Troncoso, Director & Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Editor & Associate Producer
Juan A. Izaguirre, Camera Operator
Christopher Kim, Camera Operator

El Taller
Documentary A. Catagory
Mario Troncoso, Director & Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Associate Producer

SXSW Flashback 2014
Special Event Coverage (other than News or Sports)
JJ Webber, Galia Farber, Taylor Kondelis, Colleen Nelson

Evan Smith
On-Camera Talent Program Host/Moderator/Reporter – Programming

Overheard with Evan Smith 
Interview/Discussion Program / Special / Feature / Segment / Series
Allie Sandza, Paul Sweeney, Evan Smith

Also nominated were shows that KLRU presents to other PBS stations across the nation. Congratulations to They Daytripper and Texas Parks & WIldlife for their nominations as well.

The Daytripper
Texas Heritage-program/special/feature/segment
Magazine Program: Series
Chat Garner in the host category

Texas Parks & WIldlife
Magazine Program: Program/Special/Series

KLRU shows receive Emmy Awards

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KLRU’s Arts In Context received two Lone Star Emmy Awards at the 11th Annual ceremony in October. KLRU associated programs On Story Presented by The Austin Film Festival and The Daytripper also received one Emmy each. Awards were presented for:

WEATHER – PROGRAM/ SPECIAL / FEATURE/SEGMENT
Thirst
Mario Troncoso, Producer/Director
Chelsea Hernandez, Producer/Editor

SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (OTHER THAN NEWS OR SPORTS)
There Will Be Fun
Mario Troncoso, Producer/Director
Chelsea Hernandez, Associate Produce/Editor

ON-CAMERA TALENT
Chet Garner, Host of the Daytripper

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT – PROGRAM / SPECIAL
On Story-Breaking Bad: A Conversation With Vince Gilligan
Austin Film Festival
Barbara Morgan, Executive Producer

Austin-produced programs airing on KLRU were up for 13 Emmy nominations. The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the standard-bearer for excellence in the television industry and the gatekeeper of the prestigious regional Emmy Awards in Texas. The Lone Star Emmy Chapter represents the best and brightest television and media professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from all of Texas’ 19 television markets. Get the complete list of winners

 

KLRU shows nominated for 13 Emmy Awards!

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The Lone Star Emmy Award nominees were announced this week. KLRU programs and projects received 13 nominations! Thanks to your support Austin’s public television station is able to create top quality programming and we’re proud that the Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has recognized this work with nominations.

The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is the standard-bearer for excellence in the television industry and the gatekeeper of the prestigious regional Emmy Awards in Texas. The Lone Star Emmy Chapter represents the best and brightest television and media professionals from all disciplines of the industry and from all of Texas’ 19 television markets. Complete list of nominees

Below is the list of KLRU nominees.

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT – PROGRAM / SPECIAL
Masters Of Ceremony
Mario Troncoso, Producer/Director

On Story-Breaking Bad: A Conversation With Vince Gilligan
Austin Film Festival
Barbara Morgan, Executive Producer

Peligrosa
Mario Troncoso, Producer/Director

CHILDREN/YOUTH/TEEN – PROGRAM FEATURE / SPECIAL / FEATURE / SEGMENT
Marching To Nowhere
Mario Troncoso, Producer
Christopher Kim, Producer
Juan A. Izaguirre, Photographer
Isaac Hammons, Audio

TEXAS HERITAGE – PROGRAM / SPECIAL / FEATURE / SEGMENT
Tardeadas
Mario Troncoso, Producer/Director
Danny Guerra, Associate Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Editor
Isaac Hammons, Audio
Juan A. Izaguirre , Photographer
Christopher Kim, Photographer

WEATHER – PROGRAM/ SPECIAL / FEATURE/SEGMENT
Thirst
Mario Troncoso, Producer/Director
Chelsea Hernandez, Producer/Editor

DOCUMENTARY – CULTURAL / HISTORICAL
A Reason To Dance
Mario Troncoso, Producer/Director
Chelsea Hernandez, Producer/Editor

DOCUMENTARY – TOPICAL
Makarios: A Rising Tide
KLRU
Kristen Cox, Producer
Randall Dark, Director

INFORMATIONAL / INSTRUCTIONAL – PROGRAM / SPECIAL / FEATURE / SEGMENT
Central Texas Gardener: So Succulent
Linda Lehmusvirta, Producer Editor
Ed Fuentes, Director

PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS – FEATURE/SEGMENT
Silence To Power
Chelsea Hernandez, Producer, Cinematographer
Eve Tarlo, Producer

SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (OTHER THAN NEWS OR SPORTS)
There Will Be Fun
Mario Troncoso, Producer/Director
Chelsea Hernandez, Associate Produce/Editor

Vamos Al Baile (Let’s Go To The Dance)
Sara Robertson, Producer
Mario Troncoso, Producer

ON-CAMERA TALENT
Chet Garner, Host of the Daytripper

 

KLRU wins 2013 Emmy Awards

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KLRU was well represented at the 2013 Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards November 9th and was honored to come home with four gold statues for Arts In Context, KLRU Collective and SXSW Flashback 2013. The awards ceremony was held at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio and was attended by television professionals from all over the state. KLRU programs and associated shows were up for 17 nominations.

We were pleased when two of these associated shows, Daytripper and Texas Parks and Wildlife received awards for Outstanding Magazine Program – Series and Outstanding On-Camera Talent – Program Host and Magazine Program – Feature/Segment and Magazine Program – Program/Special.

KLRU winners include:

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT – PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Arts In Context: Bill Carter & The Blame
J.J. Weber, Executive Producer
Pat Kondelis, Executive Producer/Director/Editor/Videographer
Kevin Cochran, Song Mixer

CHILDREN/YOUTH/TEEN – PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Arts In Context: Young Composers
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer

RELIGION – NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE
KLRU Collective/Healing Sands: The Sand Mandala Project
Eve Tarlo, Producer/Editor

SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (OTHER THAN NEWS OR SPORTS)
SXSW Flashback 2013
J.J. Weber, Executive Producer/Sound/Videographer
Pat Kondelis, Producer/Editor/Videographer
Galia Farber, Producer

About KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique – whether music, arts or public issues – by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts In Context, Central Texas Gardener, Civic Summit and Overheard with Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all. Find out more at klru.org.