KLRU Civic Summit: Arts in Context

Video segments from the KLRU Civic Summit: Arts in Context are now posted.

Economic Impact of Austin’s Creative Sector from KLRU-TV on Vimeo.

Living & Working as an Artist in Austin, Texas from KLRU-TV on Vimeo.

The Future of Arts in Austin from KLRU-TV on Vimeo.

Why do you think we should fund the arts?

How do *you* keep creativity alive in Austin?

There are countless ways to support Austin’s creative sector. Attending opening night at a theater, playing in a band, taking an improv class. Creativity is what makes Austin unique…so what do *you* do that keeps creativity alive?

Tell us how you keep creativity alive in Austin. Make a quick video and upload it to YouTube. Tag it “CivicSummitCreativity” and your comments may be used in our upcoming broadcast.

In the Studio: Civic Summit arts impact 8/22

Join KLRU and other arts organizations as we explore the economic and cultural importance of the arts in Austin. Civic Summit: Arts in Context examines the economic impact of Austin’s creative sector, what it takes to live and work as an artist, and the future of arts in Austin.

Date: Wednesday, August 22
Time: 7 pm (doors at 6:30 pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: event is free but RSVP is required. Please RSVP now

Leaders and art professionals representing a diverse range of Austin organizations will discuss the state of the arts in Austin. Hear perspectives from groups like Health Alliance for Austin Musicians and The Long Center for the Performing Arts, City of Austin  and learn about resources available for artists and plans for the future.

This Civic Summit taping will be broadcast on KLRU Thursday, August 23, at 7:30 pm. It will be available online after this date at klru.org/civicsummit

This is a co-production with Austin Creative Alliance.

In the Studio: Civic Summit 4/12

How can a community overcome damage from bigotry and hate?

On Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 pm, Civic Summit talks with community leaders and activists to show how Central Texans are working to create an atmosphere of respect through prevention, response and healing. Join us as part of the studio audience by RSVPing now

Moderator Tom Spencer, CEO of Interfaith Action of Central Texas, will host live television event. Panelists will include Art Acevedo, Chief of Police Austin Police Department; Muna Hussaini, Community Activist; and Karen Gross, Austin Community Director Anti-Defamation League. Civic Summit: Creating A Community of Respect is part of the citywide Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project.

Thursday, April 12th in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
6:30 pm Doors open
7:15 pm Everyone must be seated to get instructions about this live broadcast
7:30 pm Live broadcast begins airing on KLRU
8:30 pm event ends

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Civic Summit: 2012 Senate Race

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.

Civic Summit: 2012 U.S. Senate Forum from KLRU-TV on Vimeo.

We also recorded a web-only Q&A with questions submitted from the audience.

Civic Summit: 2012 U.S. Senate Forum Audience Q&A from KLRU-TV on Vimeo.

Civic Summit: U.S. Senate Forum taping 6/8

Join KLRU as an audience member for Civic Summit: U.S. Senate Forum on Wednesday, June 8th in KLRU’s Studio 6A. The forum begins at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm). The taping will take approximately one hour and will be followed by an audience question and answer with the participants. Attendance is free. Please RSVP here

Civic Summit: U.S. Senate Forum is a moderated conversation with the five leading G.O.P. politicians on the issues facing the 2012 U.S. Senate Race: Ted Cruz, Elizabeth Ames Jones, Tom Leppert, Michael Williams and Roger Williams. Discussions will include the failed Texas budget, foreign policy, health care reform and other issues.  As the campaign starts to heat up find out how do these potential candidates distinguish themselves from each other and how they view Texas versus the Feds. Moderated by Evan Smith, this is a co-production between KLRU and Texas Tribune.

Civic Summit is KLRU’s program for discourse on public affairs issues.

Civic Summit 2/28: Austin’s Future

KLRU-TV and Austin Mayor Lee Leffingwell invite you to a community forum on Austin’s future. Join us in KLRU’s Studio 6A as an audience member for Civic Summit: Planning the Future on Monday, Feb. 28, at 6:30 pm (doors open at 5:30).RSVP here.

Former mayors from across Texas reflect on their years in office as guidance for Austin’s transition into a major city. Topics will include governance, major infrastructure and what the city of Austin can learn from their experience. Guests include Bill White, former Mayor of Houston, Henry Cisneros, former Mayor of San Antonio, Laura Miller, former Mayor of Dallas and Kirk Watson, former Mayor of Austin.

Civic Summit is KLRU’s program for discourse on public affairs issues.

Originally published Feb 15, 2011 @ 17:55