KLRU-Q Celebrates Dia De Los Muertos 11/1

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Join KLRU-Q and celebrate Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead) with programming that explores the history, culture, and traditions of this ancient holiday.

Arts In Context The Art Of Dia De Los Muertos at 8 pm
Discover the personal history and unique art of Dia de los Muertos through the stories of San Antonio artists who capture this rich cultural heritage. Although the philosophy behind Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead) began in the Mexican culture, it now crosses all cultures as a ceremony to remember and value the ones who led us to where we are today.

In The Americas With David Yetman Day of The Dead: A Mexican Celebration at 9 pm
Many Native American groups in pre-Conquest Mexico celebrated one day each year when their deceased ancestors would return to visit them-El Dia de los Muertos. This ancient tradition has become the state of Oaxaca’s most important celebration. Parades, home altars, and gaily-decorated graves welcome back the dead. The custom has spread throughout Mexico and even to Los Angeles and Tucson.

Desert Speaks Dying Traditions In A Mexican Pueblo at 9:30 pm
Host David Yetman takes a trip to the pueblos of the Sierra Madre, where traditions are slowly dying out as the big cities become more accessible to the population. After stopping to see a donkey-powered Pinole grinder made of stone, he heads to agrarian community of Sahuaripa to visit its talabarteria (a leather goods shop) and call upon the last remaining weaver of palm hats and baskets.

Arts In Context Shorts: Pour Your Heart Out

Pour Your Heart OutArts In Context Shorts debuts with a unique local art experience in Pour Your Heart Out.

Painting with a palette of unconventional mediums, once a month baristas and coffee nerds transform our early-morning beverages into temporary pieces of art at TNT ATX, a head-to-head latte art throwdown. These latte artists travel from across Texas for coffee, competition, camaraderie and community. With skilled craftsmanship and a touch of chemistry, these latte artists continue to pour their heart out.

Father Brown joins KLRU lineup

Father Brown

Based on the short stories by G K Chesterton, Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community. It is a quintessentially English world: drawing rooms in large country houses, miles of countryside, village halls and secret gardens, as well as country fairs, railway stations and rural parish churches. Father Brown will air Sundays at 10 pm and Saturdays at 8 pm.

Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way, using intuition and psychology. Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul – the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires. Many years spent hearing his parishioners’ confessions have given him an uncanny insight into the origins of evil and the workings of the criminal mind. But the stories are not concerned with judgement – Father Brown is more interested in saving souls than in bringing the guilty to justice.

10/20 – The Hammer Of God
When an ungodly man is murdered at the unveiling of a new church clock, Father Brown must find the killer before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows.

10/27 – The Flying Stars
Father Brown becomes embroiled with a theatrical family when he discovers that a supposed tragic drowning was actually murder.

11/3 – The Wrong Shape
Soon after his poetry recital, Leonard Quinton is found hanging in the conservatory. When Father Brown realises that he could not have committed suicide, the search begins for a murderer.

11/10 – The Man In The Tree
When Lady Felicia finds a stripped and injured man stuck up a tree, Sid is implicated as the perpetrator. Can Father Brown prove his innocence, or has Sid gone too far this time?

11/23 – The Eye Of Apollo
(This episode )When the Church of Apollo comes to Kembleford, Susie is drawn to their charismatic leader Kalon. After Kalon’s wife is murdered, Father Brown must break his spell over Susie or risk losing her forever.

In The Studio: Lethem, Alter, Aslan, Leibovich tape Overheard 10/26

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for interviews during the Texas Book Festival. Tapings for Sunday, October 27th, have been cancelled. 

DATE: October 26th
TIME: Doors open at 11:45 pm. Tapings take place at 12:05 pm, 1:15 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).  Please see note about construction.
RSVP: RSVP Now … One RSVP gets you access to all three tapings. You are welcome to come to only one, but please wait for the taping to finish before leaving the studio. RSVP now

JJonathan Lethem at noon
Jonathan Lethem is an American novelist and former MacArthur Fellow. In 1994 he published his first novel Gun, with Occasional Music.  He has also been published in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and The New York Times. Lethem’s most recent novel, released in September, is Dissident Gardens.

 

 

 

AlterJonathan_credit Kristopher LongJonathan Alter starts at 1:15 pm
Jonathan Alter is an author and journalist. He began his career as a media critic for Newsweek before becoming columnist and editor. He has written three New York Times best-sellers about American presidents. Alter has appeared as a correspondent on several NBC news networks and has written for The New York Times and Vanity Fair. Alter’s most recent book is The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies. He is the current executive producer for the political comedy Alpha House.

 

 

REZA ASLAN author photo (Credit Malin Fezehai)Immediately following at 2pm Evan will sit down with Reza Aslan. 
Reza Aslan is a religious scholar and author of the New York Times best-seller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of California, Riverside. Aslan established AslanMedia.com, an online journal for news in the Middle East and the world. His first book No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam was named one of the most important books of our decade and was translated into thirteen languages.

 

Mark Leibovich_credit Ralph Alswang PhotographyImmediately following at 3pm Evan will sit down with Mark Leibovich. 
Mark Leibovich is a political correspondent for The New York Times. He previously wrote for The Washington Post. He has won several journalism awards including the 2011 National Magazine Award for a profile of Politico’s Mike Allen. Leibovich’s most recent book is This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital.

 

 

The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please complete the form to the left to RSVP. The audience is welcome to stay in their seats between breaks, but will also be permitted to come and go between interviews.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch past episodes and audience Q&As at klru.org/overheard

PLEASE NOTE: The KLRU lobby on the 3rd floor of the University of Texas CMB building will be closed due to construction. Please enter the building through the ground level alley and take elevator to 6th floor. Those with accessibility needs — including people with difficulty walking down steep inclines — should call 512-471-4811 for additional information. Please leave a message if no one answers so KLRU can call you back.

KLRU nominated for 17 Emmy Awards!

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The Lone Star Emmy Award nominees were announced this week. KLRU programs and projects received 17 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.

Below is the list of KLRU nominees. Winners will be announced Nov. 9th.

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

Arts In Context: Mother Falcon
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer

Arts In Context: The Intergalactic Nemesis
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer

Hardly Sound: Royal Forest
STUCK Productions
Christopher Kim, Director
Randy Reynolds, Producer

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

TEXAS HERITAGE – PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Arts In Context: La Junta
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer

DOCUMENTARY – CULTURAL
Arts In Context: Sky Candy
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer

DOCUMENTARY – TOPICAL
Arts In Context: Hold My Hand
Mario Troncoso, Producer
Chithra Jeyaram, Producer

INTERVIEW/DISCUSSION – PROGRAM/SPECIAL/SERIES
Overheard With Evan Smith: Fred Armisen
Allison Sandza, Producer
Paul Sweeney, Editor

MAGAZINE PROGRAM – PROGRAM/SPECIAL
SXSW Flashback 2012
J.J. Weber, Executive Producer/Sound
Pat Kondelis, Producer/Editor/Videographer
Galia Farber, Associate Producer

SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (OTHER THAN NEWS OR SPORTS)
Arts In Context: All My Friends Are Vampires
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer
J.J. Weber, Producer

SXSW Flashback 2013
J.J. Weber, Executive Producer/Sound/Videographer
Pat Kondelis, Producer/Editor/Videographer
Galia Farber, Producer

EDITOR – PROGRAM (NON-NEWS)
Arts In Context
Mario Troncoso, Editor
Christopher Kim, Editor

PHOTOGRAPHER – PROGRAM (NON-NEWS)/ SHORT FORM (PROMOS, PSAS, COMMERCIAL, OPENS, ETC.)
Arts In Context
Mario Troncoso, Photographer
Juan Izaguirre, Photographer
Christopher Kim, Photographer

ON-CAMERA TALENT – PROGRAM HOST / MODERATOR / REPORTER – PROGRAMMING
Chet Garner, Host Of The Daytripper
Hogaboom Road, Inc.
Chet Garner, Program Host

 

 

 

Highlights September 29 – October 5

KLRU Highlights

Join Peter Greenberg for a tour of Mexico through the eyes of its leader Sunday at 7 pm with Mexico: The Royal Tour. Led by President Calderon, travel to Mexico’s iconic spots and beyond with this television special.

Masterpiece Mystery! presents Foyle’s War, Series VII: Sunflower Sunday at 8 pm. Foyle is tasked with protecting Karl Strasser, a Nazi officer turned MI5 informant who believe he is in danger.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Sunday at 9:30. As Matthew grows into his role as heir, he brings out the bitter rivalry between sisters Mary and Edith.

Visit Detroit with Genealogy Roadshow Monday at 8 pm. The team connects citizens to world events with ancestral findings at the Daley Rhea Mansion in “Motor City.”

Independent Lens  Don’t Stop Believin’: Everyman’s Journey Monday at 9 pm follows Arnel Pineda and traces his story of being plucked from YouTube to become the front man for iconic American rock band Journey.

Travel back in time to 1981 with John Denver Rocky Mountain High Live In Japan Monday at 10:30 pm. This concert was from his seven-show tour of Japan that delighted an enthusiastic audience, including Japan’s Royal Family.

Latino Americans presents Pride And Prejudice/ Peril And Promise Tuesday at 7 pm. Witness the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity as labor leaders organize farm workers in California and activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos.

Frontline goes inside Japan’s Nuclear Meltdown Tuesday at 9 pm.    Watch the story of workers struggling frantically to reconnect power inside the Fukushima Dai-ichi nuclear complex after a devastating earthquake and tsunami struck Japan on march 11, 2011.

The Mind of a Chef presents Southerners Tuesday at 10 pm as Chef Sean Brock explores a few of the unique regional cuisines in the South.

On Story presents A Conversation With Chris Carter, Creator of the X-Files Tuesday at 10:30 pm. Discover how Carter stirred audiences using the power of mythology and how his use of the paranormal and search for the truth have become staples of popular culture.

Take a breathtaking voyage to Asia And Australia with Earthflight, A Nature Special Presentation Wednesday at 7 pm.

NOVA presents Inside the Megastorm Wednesday at 8 pm. Discover the impact of Hurricane Sandy and the future of storm protection.

Explore archaeological evidence from the Mayan society Wednesday at 9 pm with Quest For The Lost Maya.

Overheard with Evan Smith presents Her Excellency Joyce Banda, President Of Malawi Thursday at 7 pm. Malawian President Joyce Banda is the first female president of the African nation and the second female head of state.

Travel to El Paso, Texas with The Daytripper and discover the Wild West history of this frontier town Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Great Performances presents The Hollow Crown: Henry IV, Part 2 Friday at 9 pm. During the aftermath of the Battle of Shrewsbury, Northumberland learns of the death of his son and the frail King is reconciled to his son.

Rick Steves’ Europe presents London: Historic And Dynamic Saturday at 10:30 am. Ponder royal tombs in Westminster Abbey, learn how to triple the calories of an English scone at teatime, and discover treasures in the British Library.

Join Rick Steves’ Europe Saturday at 11 am for North England’s Lake District And Durham. Hike through the Cumbrian Lake District, tour a slate mine, and visit Durham’s Norman Cathedral.

 Fall Into Perennials with Central Texas Gardener Saturday at 12 pm. Pick a peck of perennials to plant now for attention this fall, spring and summer.

Austin City Limits presents Juanes / Jesse & Joy  Saturday at 7 pm. Juanes performs a high-energy set of his best, while Mexico City’s sibling duo Jesse & joy sing a selection of their greatest hits.

Watch Elton John In Concert Saturday at 8 pm. The legendary artists returns to the stage for a specially staged concert.

In the Studio: Joyce Banda tapes Overheard 9/19

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with President Joyce Banda of Malawi.

Date: September 19
Time: 9:30am (Doors open at 9am)
Location: KLRU Studio 6a (map) Please see below note about construction
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now
Joyce BandaMalawian President Joyce Banda was sworn in as president in April 2012, following the death of former President Bingu wa Mutharika. She is the first female president of the African nation and the second female head of state. Banda is also the founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation, which works to make women financially independent. The foundation also runs two schools, a farm and builds clinics in Malawi. President Banda is in Austin for the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Distinguished Lecture at Texas State University.PLEASE NOTE: The KLRU lobby on the 3rd floor of the University of Texas CMB building will be closed due to construction. Please enter the building through the ground level alley and take elevator to 6th floor. Those with accessibility needs — including people with difficulty walking down steep inclines — should call 512-471-4811 for additional information. Please leave a message if no one answer so KLRU can call you back.We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch past episodes and Q&As at klru.org/overheard

Latino Americans explores 500 years of culture

KLRU Celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with special programming including six-hour PBS documentary LATINO AMERICANS and locally-produced VAMOS AL BAILE and ARTS IN CONTEXT: TARDEADAS

KLRU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a range of special programs and events that celebrate the Latino experience. Year round, KLRU provides content and events that give a diverse perspective on our community. This September, Austin’s PBS station focuses on local programs and events to coincide with the broadcast of the PBS landmark series Latino Americans.

Latino Americans chronicles the rich and varied history and experiences of Latinos over the course of 500 years. KLRU will host three screenings and a multi-media project in support of the film. The screenings will happen on Tuesday, September 10th and Wednesday, September 11th and are free and open to the public.  John Valadez, producer of episodes 3 and 5 of the series, will be in attendance at all three screenings. Screening details:

  • Tuesday, September 10 at noon at KLRU Studio 6A – screening with the Center for Mexican American Studies at the University of Texas.  Dr. Domino Perez will join John Valadez in discussion after the film.
  • Tuesday, September 10 at 7:30 pm at the Mexican American Cultural Center.  Dr. Cinthia Salinas will moderate a discussion with John Valadez, Dr. Emilio Zamora and Martha Cotera after the screening. RSVP required because of limited space. RSVP at klru.org/latinoamericans
  • Wednesday, September 11 at 6 pm at the Wittliff Galleries at Texas State University in San Marcos.  Texas State History professor John McKiernan-Gonzalez, Texas State Political Science professor Emily Hanks and Texas State Director of the Center for the Study of the Southwest Jesus F. de la Teja will join John Valadez in discussion after the film.

KLRU will also present short stories about the Latino experience in Austin on klru.org and on the Latino Americans website.  KLRU has partnered with Maggie Rivas-Rodriguez, Ph.D. Associate Professor of Journalism at the University of Texas School of Journalism, to capture five stories of Latino World World II veterans.  Additionally, KLRU will highlight several distinct Austin voices as part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. KLRU will be featuring 20 Austinites including Nora de Hoyos Comstock, Victor Saenz, Celeste Quesada, Enrique Romo, Claudia Alarcon and more telling their stories on the KLRU blog and on the PBS Latino Americans website. The community at large can become part of this unique and empowering video series by creating their own short videos describing what it means to be Latino. Videos could be describing family traditions, talking about how you and your family celebrate your heritage and culture or describing the role models who have inspired you. Watch and submit videos at klru.org/mihistoria

KLRU has several other programs to coincide with the Latino Americans broadcast. The complete list includes:

Storm That Swept Mexico airs
Sunday, September 15 at 1:30 pm
The Mexican Revolution, the first major political and social revolution of the 20th century, not only changed the course of Mexican history, but also profoundly impacted its relationships with the rest of the world. This program looks at the complex historical, social, political, economic and cultural forces that shaped the Mexican Revolution, influenced its course, and determined its consequences and legacy.

Voces: “Escaramuza:  Riding from the Heart”
Monday, September 16 at 10 pm
A team of first-generation Mexican American girls construct their identities through a romanticized equestrian tradition, while facing challenges at home, and escalating violence in Mexico.

Latino Americans
Part 1 and 2: Tuesday, September 17, starting at 7 pm
“Strangers in Their Own Land” spans the period from 1500-1880, as the first Spanish explorers enter North America, the U.S. expands into territories in the Southwest that had been home to Native Americans and English and Spanish colonies, and as the Mexican-American War strips Mexico of half its territories by 1848. “The Pull and the Push” documents how the American population begins to be reshaped by the influx of people that began in 1880 and continues into the 1940s, as Cubans, Mexicans and Puerto Ricans begin arriving in the U.S. and start to build strong Latino-American communities in South Florida, Los Angeles and New York.

Latino Americans
Part 3 and 4: Tuesday, September 24, starting at 7 pm
“War and Peace” moves into the World War II years and those that follow, as Latino Americans serve their new country by the hundreds of thousands — but still face discrimination and a fight for civil rights. “The New Latinos” highlights the swelling immigration from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic that stretches from the post-World War II years into the early 1960s as the new arrivals seek economic opportunities.

Latino Americans
Part 5 and 6: Tuesday, October 1, starting at 7 pm
“Pride and Prejudice” details the creation of the proud “Chicano” identity, as labor leaders organize farm workers in California, and as activists push for better education opportunities for Latinos, the inclusion of Latino studies and empowerment in the political process. “Peril and Promise” takes viewers through the past 30 years, with a second wave of Cubans arriving in Miami during the Mariel exodus and with hundreds of thousands Salvadorans, Nicaraguans and Guatemalans fleeing civil wars, death squads and unrest to go north into a new land — transforming the United States along the way. The debate over undocumented immigrants flares up, with a backlash that eventually includes calls for tightened borders, English-only laws and efforts to brand undocumented immigrants as felons.

NOTE:  Latino Americans will be broadcast in Spanish on KLRU’s Vme channel (18.4), over six consecutive Fridays beginning on September 20 at 9 pm.

Arts in Context: Tardeadas
Thursday, September 26, at 7:30pm
Follow a week in the life of Tejano band Los Pinkys as Arts In Context explores the importance of keeping the Tejano musical tradition alive in East Austin. The band’s story shows how music can help bridge differences and bring a community together despite demographic changes.

Vamos al Baile (Let’s go to the Dance)
Thursday, September 26, at 8 pm
A one-hour special featuring some of Austin’s most renowned musicians and their special guests, including Little Joe y La Familia, Ruben Ramos and the Mexican Revolution, and Joel Guzman with Sara Fox. This program captures the different styles of Mexican-American music and the family atmosphere of the dance halls in which they are performed.

Arts in Context: Peligrosa
Thursday, September 26 at 9 pm
Often excluded from the mainstream arts scene, DJing is a complex art form that combines music, dance, and visual art. Established in 2007,Peligrosa is a collective of DJs, producers, and visual artists re-energizing the sights and sounds of Latin America. Panamanian born creator and founder DJ Orión, grew up immersed in music from his Puerto Rican and Colombian parents, and now pumps it into clubs across the globe.

Pedro E. Guerrero, Portrait of an Image Maker
Thursday, September 26 at 9:30 pm
Pedro E. Guerrero was the photographer for three of America’s most famous artists:  architect Frank Lloyd Wright and sculptors Louise Nevelson and Alexander Calder.  Guerrero’s six-decade career included long-term relationships with each of these individuals.  Guerrero’s collection of photographs on this web site also includes scenes of New York in the 1940′s, Mid-Century Modern homes and interiors from the 1950′s, and Nudes from the 1930′s.

Mexico:  The Royal Tour
Sunday, September 29 at 3:30 pm
A tour of the extraordinary locations and landmarks of Mexico is led by President Felipe Calderon. Explore the legendary ruins of lost civilizations, seek out their descendants and find the ancient mysteries these sites have hidden for generations. From soaring across the skies in a hot air balloon for a bird’s-eye view of Teotihuacon, to whale watching in Baja California, to rappelling stories into a seemingly bottomless pit, the program uncovers the essence of this captivating and complex nation. This is not the Mexico of media headlines or the pristine Mexico of travel brochures – this is the real Mexico of The Royal Tour.

Quest for the Lost Maya
Wednesday, October 2 at 9 pm
This program explores archaeological evidence of a previously unknown Mayan society based in the Yucatan Peninsula of southern Mexico. The film surveys their dramatic rise to prominence in the “pre-classic era” of the Maya (800-700BC) as well as new evidence of the collapse of their civilization in the 800-900s AD.

Austin City Limits featuring Juanes followed by Jesse & Joy
Saturday, October 5, at 7 pm; Wednesday, October 9 at 10 pm, and Friday, October 11, at 11:30 pm
Austin City Limits presents Juanes and Jesse & Joy. Columbian superstar Juanes performs a high-energy set of his best, while Mexico City’s sibling duo Jesse & Joy sing a selection of their greatest hits.

In Performance at the White House Musica Latina
Tuesday, October 8, at 7 pm
Hosted by President and Mrs. Obama, Musica Latina is an all-star celebration of Latin music. Latin Music in the United States is extraordinarily diverse, reflecting the influence of different waves of immigration in different regions of the country, from South Florida to California. Musica Latina will honor and celebrate that beauty and diversity. Artists to be announced.

The Graduates/Los Graduados
KLRU will also host a Community Cinema screening of The Graduates/Los Graduados on Tuesday, October 1, at 7 pm at the Windsor Park Branch Library.  The struggles and triumphs of Latino and Latina high school students from across the USA are explored through their own eyes in this eye-opening and uplifting documentary.

latino americans partners

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

Science Night 8/28

Nature Cracking the Koala Code at 7 pm
From the miracle of marsupial birth to tender moments of discovery between mother and newborn joey, encounters with threatening forest creatures, battles between rival males and the complex chorus of bellows and grunts that have become so important to science — join leading scientists as they unravel just what a forest needs to support a healthy population of koalas by listening to these marsupial.

Nova Making Stuff Cleaner at 8 pm
From carbon nanotubes to artificial skin, our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. This series explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. The New York Times’ technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this exploration of the future of “stuff.” Each episode explores the talent, luck and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough. Making Stuff Cleaner – Host David Pogue is on a quest to clean up, using new green materials to build and power the devices of the future. Batteries grown from viruses, plastics made of sugar and solar cells that cook up hydrogen are just the beginning of a new generation of clean materials.

Nova Making Stuff Smarter at 9 pm
From carbon nanotubes to artificial skin, our world is poised at the frontier of a revolution in materials science as far-reaching as the biotech breakthroughs of the last two decades. This series explores how materials changed history and are shaping the future, ranging from cost-effective fuel cells and solar panels to quantum computers and ultra-light automobiles. The New York Times’ technology correspondent and best-selling author David Pogue brings his trademark goofball humor and techie zeal to this exploration of the future of “stuff.” Each episode explores the talent, luck and determination that can turn a wild idea into a cutting-edge material or high-tech breakthrough. Making Stuff Smarter – An army tanker truck that heals its own bullet wounds. An airplane wing that changes shape as it flies. Clothing that can monitor its wearer’s heart rate, health and mood. Host David Pogue looks into the growing number of smart materials that can respond, change and even learn.

Mi Historia Project

Mi Historia

KLRU will be highlighting several distinct Austin voices as part of the Latino Americans Mi Historia project. The new PBS series, which documents the evolution of a new “Latino American” identity from the 1500s to the present day, airs Sept. 17, Sept. 24 and October 1. KLRU will be featuring Austinites telling their stories here on the blog and on the PBS Latino Americans website.

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