Big news for BBQ with Franklin

We’ve reached a million views on our YouTube channel!

We’d also like to share some news on a project we’ve been working on for a while. Based on the success of the web series and the positive feedback we’ve gotten, we’ll be developing BBQ with Franklin into a TV series. It will air on KLRU and be distributed nationally to PBS stations early next year.  RetailMeNot www.retailmenot.com, the leading marketplace for digital coupons and deals, signed on to be the first sponsor of the TV series.

The TV show will be developed concurrently with the YouTube channel, which was launched in October 2012. The television program will explore the history and culture of BBQ while the online videos continue to focus on instruction. KLRU will work with Austin-based Rocket Science Video to help produce and direct the series.

All current videos can be viewed at youtube.com/BBQwithfranklin

Antiques Roadshow coming to Austin 6/28

Post updated 4/8: Deadline for ticket entry was April 8th, 2014. Antiques Roadshow will notify those receiving tickets.

Antiques Roadshow, PBS’s most-watched primetime series, has announced its Summer 2014 Tour destinations including Austin! The show will film in Austin on June 28th, 2014.

Admission to the Antiques Roadshow Austin event is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in advance from the show’s producers. Ticket applications and complete ticketing rules will be available on pbs.org/antiques or by dialing toll-free 1-888-762-3749. Ticket applications must be received by Monday, April 7, 2014 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Tickets will be awarded by random drawing.

Other Summer 2014 Tour destinations include: Bismarck, North Dakota; Santa Clara, California; Birmingham, Alabama; Albuquerque, New Mexico; Chicago, Illinois; New York, New York; and Charleston, West Virginia. Programs recorded in those locations will make up the 11-time Emmy® Award nominated production’s 19th broadcast season on PBS, airing in 2015.

Antiques Roadshow couldn’t be happier to embark on our second summer of a beefed up, eight-city tour,” said Antiques Roadshow executive producer Marsha Bemko. “From a first-time visit to West Virginia to a long-awaited return to New York’s thriving antiques scene, we are thrilled about each and every city we are traveling to.”

Additional information about the Summer 2014 Tour is available at pbs.org/antiques.

 

Arts In Context Shorts: Installation

ASFILINS2This week Arts In Context Shorts is bringing museums and gallery spaces to life! Jeremy Birks and Kirk Anders of Austin Art Services give a behind-the-scenes look into the world of art installation. They display each work of art with a thoughtfulness to help improve the viewing experience. Working to create an extension of the piece itself into the physical space with each installation, Austin Art Services helps artists and museums to express their ideas.

Happy Holidays from KLRU

As 2013 comes to an end, we would like to thank you all of our members, viewers and community partners for their investment in KLRU. With the community’s support, we’ve been able to provide books and digital resources to children, educational workshops for parents and teachers, events to foster civic discourse, programming that reflects the uniqueness of our viewers and many other services that help build a stronger community. We look forward to another successful year in 2014!

KLRU/ACL Holiday Sale 12/16

KLRU featured event

Hunting for the right gift for the music fan in your life? We’ve got what you need at our annual Holiday Gift Fair!

This year’s event on Dec. 16th, features special deals on limited edition posters, Austin City Limits T-shirts and much, much more. Vintage posters including Radiohead and Coldplay as well as posters from all artists featured in season 39, 38 and 37 will be on sale. Many of these have extremely limited availability.

The Season 38 DVD and photobook plus other commemorative items will be available for purchase. KLRU-TV, the PBS station that produces Austin City Limits, will also have PBS items for sale so you’re sure to find the perfect gift for everyone on your list!

Austin City Limits/KLRU Holiday Gift Fair
Mon. Dec. 16 from 5-7 p.m
KLRU’s Studio 6A (corner of Guadalupe and Dean Keeton Streets).

We’ll have performances by local DJs to get everyone in the holiday mood

If you’re not in Austin, check out our online shop to get ACL items in time for the holidays.

In the Studio: John Sayles tapes Overheard 12/9

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with filmmaker John Sayles.

DATE: December 9
TIME: 9:30am (Doors open at 9 am)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

johnsaylesJohn Sayles is perhaps one of the most respected independent filmmakers of our time. In 1979, he produced his first film entitled Return of the Secaucus 7. In 1983 he received a MacArthur Foundation “genius grant,” which paid him to produce films for five years, including The Brother from Another Planet in 1984. Sayles has written several novels including his first story I-80 Nebraska that won an O. Henry Award and his novel Union Dues which was nominated for a National Book Award. Sayles most recent feature film Go For Sisters was released in November. He is in Austin for a screening of his 1987 film MATEWAN with the Austin Film Society.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues 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.

 

Community Cinema: The State of Arizona 12/3

KLRU and the Austin Public Library present Community Cinema. The free public screenings take place at the Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr.) from 7 pm to 9 pm.

On December 3rd, watch a preview and discuss The State of Arizona. The divisive battle over illegal immigration in Arizona that came to a head with Senate Bill 1070 frames this tense documentary that tracks multiple perspectives – activists, politicians, Latino immigrants, controversial Sheriff Joe Arpaio, ranchers, and others – as America eyes the results.

After the documentary screening, we’ll have a community discussion of the issues in the film with guest Matt Simpson, Policy Strategist with ACLU of Texas. Simpson has served as a policy strategist at the ACLU of Texas since 2008. He advocates for civil rights and civil liberties at the state legislature and assists with local campaigns related to criminal justice reform, such as prison and jail policy, law enforcement information sharing, and ending the school-to-prison pipeline. Matt holds a J.D. from Lewis and Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon and a B.A. in political science from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Community Cinema is a groundbreaking public education and civic engagement initiative featuring screenings of films from Independent Lens on location in 100 cities and online. Between September and June, Community Cinema brings together leading organizations, community members and public television stations to learn, discuss and get involved in today’s critical social issues.

Special thanks to

Austin American-Statesman

KLRU Kids Author’s Celebration 11/22

KLRU featured event

Join KLRU for a fun-filled event celebrating student authors!

DATE: Friday, November 22
TIME: 4:15-6 p.m.
LOCATION: M Station Learning Center, 2906 E Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
The event is free and open to the public.

For the last few weeks, KLRU’s Educational Services Department has been working with the students of M Station’s after-school program to create their own autobiographies or original stories. A surprise PBS Kids characters will be on hand to congratulate the young authors for their hard work.

This event is part of an on-going project funded by The Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Get more details

 

 

In the Studio: Civic Summit: Obesity, Weight Loss and Body Acceptance 11/19

Civic Summit Taping Announcement

KLRU invites you to Civic Summit: Obesity, Weight Loss and Body Acceptance. This Civic Summit explores the complex issues and experiences surrounding obesity and weight loss. This panel discussion will raise questions and provide information and insights related to the physical and emotional challenges confronting those in our society who are obese.

DATE: Tuesday, Nov. 19
TIME: 7 pm (doors open at 6:30 pm)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: Event is free, but RSVP is required. RSVP now

This event builds on the stories in a moving new documentary – All of Me – that humanizes a group of Austin-area women grappling with obesity, body image, friendships, relationships and the journey of surgery. KLRU is the presenting station for this film to PBS Independent Lens and has consulted with the director on the film.

Panelists:

  • Dr. Connie Stapleton, PhD, psychologist and author of Eat it Up! and Thriving! Triumph after Trauma. Augusta, GA
  • Joe Nadglowski, President/CEO of Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, FL
  • Abby Lentz, founder of HeavyWeight Yoga, Austin, TX
  • John Archibeque, MSN, MBA, CBSGL, RN, Bariatric Surgery Program Coordinator, The Bariatric Center at St. David’s North Austin Medical Center

Moderator:

  • Seema Mathur, Founder, Global Voice Productions and award-winning health reporter

Those with accessibility needs, please contact KLRU in advance at 512-471-4811.

In the Studio: Halperin & Heilemann tape Overheard 11/18

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

DATE: November 18
TIME: at 3:45pm Doors open at 3:15pm.)
LOCATION:KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

MarkHalperin_(c) Danny Kim for TIME Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are the best-selling authors of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, which was later turned into a critically-acclaimed HBO film. The duo are back at it with their newest book Double Down: Game Change 2012 about the 2012 presidential campaign. Double Down is in stores today.

Mark Halperin is Editor-at-Large and Senior Political Analyst for TIME magazine. John Heilemann is National Affairs Editor for New York magazine. They are in town for an event at the LBJ Library immediately following our taping. That event is co-sponsored by The Texas Tribune.

HeilemannWe 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