We also want you to become a part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Make a video describing what being Latino means to you, share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage and culture or let us know about your role models. Share your story and become part of ours. More details on submitting your video
Raymond Sanchez served on a combat fleet oiler during World War II and quickly learned there are no foxholes in the Pacific.
KLRU will be highlighting several distinct Austin voices as part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. We also want you to become a part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. Make a video describing what being Latino means to you, share your family traditions, tell us how you celebrate your heritage and culture or let us know about your role models. Share your story and become part of ours. More details on submitting your video
This video was made in conjunction with The University of Texas Austin Voces Oral History Project. This project seeks to document and create a better awareness of the contributions of Latinos and Latinas of the WWII, Korean War and Vietnam War generations. The project was created in 1999 by UT journalism professor Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez. Learn more about Voces
KLRU’s presentation of Hispanic Heritage Month programs and activities is made possible in part by Ranch 616 Restaurant and Cantina and Seton Healthcare Family
Superman was adopted. Spiderman was raised by his aunt and uncle. Batman grew up with his butler. Few superheroes grew up in a typical family situation, yet they all accomplished great things as adults. KLRU and Court Appointed Special Advocates believe all children deserve the chance to become superheroes themselves. You can help by participating int he CASA Superhero Run. This year’s run on September 21st, benefits CASA of Travis County and CASA of Williamson County. Register today
Here’s some video from last year’s race!
Sorry, this event is now at capacity and we are no longer accepting RSVPs.
Vamos al Baile (Let’s go to the Dance)
Date: Thursday, July 11
Time: recording begins promptly at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: Event is free but RSVP is required. This event is now at capacity and we are no longer accepting RSVPs.
Featuring some of Austin’s most renowned musicians and their special guests, Vamos al Baile (Let’s go to the Dance) will air on KLRU this Fall. We invite you to be part of our studio audience as KLRU celebrates the different styles of Mexican-American music and the family atmosphere of the dance halls in which they are performed.
This production will air this Fall as part of KLRU’s Hispanic Heritage Month programming in conjunction with the PBS series Latino Americans.
KLRU presents the new documentary Tomlinson Hill on June 18 at 9 pm and June 24 at 10 pm. Tomlinson Hill documents how the legacy of slavery in East and Central Texas has created a region still divided despite the civil rights changes of the last 60 year. Learn more about this powerful documentary.
Also new this year is Juneteenth Jamboree: Texas’ African American Heritage on June 13 at 8 pm and June 16 at 1 pm on KLRU. Celebrate the history and rich culture of African Americans in San Marcos, Texas. Juneteenth Jamboree takes you on a tour of Calaboose African American Museum and the historic Dunbar neighborhood. Plus, learn about native son and musician Eddie Durham who provided innovation to the world of jazz. The Gospel Expressions from Texas State University performs “The Black National Anthem.”
KLRU Q will feature a special day of programming on June 15th. First up is the 2013 Juneteenth Parade starting at 10:30 am. KLRU has again partnered with Channel Austin to present the annual Juneteenth parade live.
KLRU Q will also feature the 2010-2013 episodes of Juneteenth Jamboree on June 15 from 12:30 pm to 3 pm. These programs, produced by KLRU, celebrate African-American culture in Central Texas. First is Juneteenth Jamboree: Texas’ African American Heritage at 12:30 pm. That’s followed by:
Juneteenth Jamboree 2012 - Visit the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center and its director/curator Bernadette Phifer. Meet Janel Jefferson, an artist who gets some of her old-school ideas from eBay.
Juneteenth Jamboree 2011 – Dr. Jessica Grogan and Funmi Ogunro.
Juneteenth Jamboree 2010 - explore the notion of freedom.
An alien named Uchi has the most unfortunate speech impediment. When he falls in love with a girl named Layla, he works to overcome his inability to tell her how he feels.
The Ann Richards School for Young Women Leaders was founded in 2007 and serves grades 6-12. It is a unique public all-girls school in Austin, Texas dedicated to educating young women to become leaders and to provide them with the skills needed to be successful in college and beyond. Ann Richards is a college preparatory school that focuses on challenging its students through rigorous pre-AP and AP courses.
When students at Ann Richards reach ninth grade, they choose one of three pathways to learn about in their four years of high school: Media Technology, Engineering, or Biomedical. Students in the Media Technology pathway create many short films and animations, among other things, over the course of their high school years. KLRU has partnered with juniors from the Media Technology pathway to share a selection of these shorts.
The animations were completed by the sophomores over the course of a semester. Before beginning these projects, students had to develop new skills and learn software programs such as Adobe After Effects and Papagayo. The sophomores had to create original story lines and characters that they would hand draw and paint in Photoshop before beginning to animate. They also dedicated time before and after school as well as on the weekends to complete their animations.
These short films and animations are available at http://video.klru.tv/program/ann-richards-school-student-productions/
Three baby chicks are playing in a field when an owl swoops down and takes one of them. The other two go to great lengths to save their fellow brother chick.
KLRU is a sponsor for the 2013 Hispanic Marketing Symposium coming in May.
The Austin Advertising Federation presents the 2013 Hispanic Marketing Symposium Program: STATE OF MIND: UNDERSTANDING THE LATINO EXPERIENCE, a digital conference on the Bicultural Latino Market
Date: Friday, May 3, 2013
Conference: 1:00 – 5:00pm
El After Party: 5:00 – 7:00pm
Location: Blanton Museum of Art, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Tickets are $65. Purchase tickets now
Be ready to talk #hashtag! Today, Latinos are online, engaged and live in the digital space. Their experiences are lived in English, Spanish, online, at work, in full color and flavors that together create endless ways to define what it means to be Latino. The 2013 Hispanic Marketing Symposium brings together industry leaders, trendsetters and influencers to create a deeper understanding of this experience and how it relates to you.
This half-day conference will provide strategies, trends and ideas from marketing, advertising, business and nonprofit professionals that will inspire you to better connect with Bicultural Latinos – Twitter feeds and all.
Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for Día de los Niños, Día de los Libros—Children’s Day, Book Day, a celebration of children, literacy and multiculturalism! All events are free and open to the public.
Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Southeast Branch, 5803 Nuckols Crossing Rd., (512) 974-8840
The Southeast Branch Library, KLRU, BookSpring, A Community for Education, and The Austin Project a collaborating for this annual celebration with children’s music, dance performances, bilingual storytime, fun literacy activities for the whole family and FREE children’s books!
Make sure to also check out the great educational resources at KLRU’s ipad station and enjoy getting your picture taken with Clifford and Maya & Miguel. (Be sure to bring your camera!)
Discover, write, recite, and celebrate National Poetry Month with KLRU! Thanks to the Academy of American Poets and their initiative to highlight and introduce the pleasures of poetry, April has been dedicated to explore the art since 1996. KLRU works to support the local arts through our programming and partners with other local arts organizations. He
Spoken 4 All on Arts In Context
Austin’s spoken word performers take center stage as part of KLRU’s focus on the arts. Also known as “slam poetry,” spoken word is an oral performance of extemporaneous or composed pieces of free poetry. Austin has a number of venues that present spoken word, this program highlights the ranging styles of poets at an all-age program hosted monthly at Mitchie’s Gallery. This event features several artists who were involved with the Austin Neo Soul Team that placed 4th in the 2010 National Poetry Slam.
Austin Poetry Slam on KLRU Collective
Austin Poetry Slam events take place each Tuesday at the 29th Street Ballroom (located at 29th and Fruth Street). The Austin Poetry Slam (APS) is one of the longest running poetry venues in Texas. Founded in 1994 by Wammo of the Asylum Street Spankers and helmed for 15 years by former Poetry Slam, Inc. president, Mike Henry, Austin Slam is renowned for memorable and often raucous performances by many of the best poets in the slam poetry world. Get details about how to attend the next Austin Poetry Slam
(Not) The End Of The World was a a videogame developer panel discussion jointly produced by International Game Developers Association-Austin and KLRU on January 4, 2013 in KLRU’s Studio 6A. The featured videos consist of the 12 main questions asked of the panel that evening.
The discussion both played with the idea of the predicted end of the world in 2012 and the state of the gaming industry while highlighting the work done in Austin on five very high-profile games DARKSIDERS 2, DISHONORED, PIRATE101, HALO 4 and STAR WARS: THE OLD REPUBLIC. Seven panelists from the five studios with a base in Austin representing these games answered questions meant to provide basic understanding about how they were able to enjoy success in a year marked by difficulty, and their foresight into the future in a world that has yet to end.
Thanks to IGDA-Austin, our panelists and moderator, our volunteer staff and our studio audience!