Highlights Sept. 17-23

KLRU Highlights

In an immersive narrative, Ken Burns and Lynn Novick tell the epic story of the Vietnam War as it has never-before been told on film. The Vietnam War airing Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7 pm features testimony from nearly 80 witnesses, including many Americans who fought in the war and others who opposed it, as well as Vietnamese combatants and civilians from both the winning and losing sides. Watch an encore on KLRU Q each evening after the episode finishes airing on KLRU.

Aidan Turner stars as Ross Poldark at 8:30 pm Sunday, a redcoat who returns to Cornwall after battle to discover that his father is dead, his lands are ruined and his true love is engaged to another.  KLRU presents an encore of season 2 of Poldark before season 3 begins on Oct. 1st.

KLRU’s Decibel team talks with filmmaker Ken Burns about the making the epic Vietnam War documentary and profiles local veterans who served at 8:30 pm Monday.

Central Texans share their experiences during the Vietnam War on Austin Revealed Stories From Vietnam at 9 pm Tuesday.

Using the experiences and issues of the Vietnam War, teens and boomers discuss the role of citizenship and service both then and now on ATX Together: Lessons From Vietnam at 9 pm Wednesday and 9:30 pm Friday.

Chet heads to the Texas border to sample the Tex Mex culture in Laredo on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Examine the Latino experience during a war that placed its heaviest burden on the working class on On Two Fronts: Latinos & Vietnam at 8 pm Friday.

Warm up winter recipes with easy-growing herbs and see how specialty, tasty mushrooms grow on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Highlights Sept. 10-16

KLRU Highlights

Learn why the extraordinary discovery of a 2,000-year-old body reveals a new lead in a missing-person case on Endeavour Season 4 On Masterpiece Harvest at 8 pm Sunday.

Spouses 89-year-old Kang Gye-yeol and 98-year-old Jo Byeong-man have shared a home for 76 years. While they spend every day together like a newlywed couple, they now must face the reality of their aging romance on POV My Love, Don’t Cross That River at 9 pm Monday.

Three stories of misadventures as first generation Americans navigating identity, love and acceptance on Film School Shorts  First Gen 101 at 10 pm Monday.

In the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Martin Luther: The Idea That Changed The World at 7 pm Tuesday examines the life of Martin Luther and the profound impact his ideas had on the course of Western history.

Hear the little-known story of the only U.S. bank prosecuted after the financial crisis on Frontline Abacus: Small Enough To Jail at 9 pm Tuesday.

Witness wonders created by the force that makes our planet unique-life itself on Earth’s Natural Wonders  Living Wonders at 7 pm Wednesday.

For over a decade, the Cassini space probe has been sending dazzling images of Saturn’s breathtaking rings and mysterious moons. Join NOVA at 8 pm Wednesday on a suspenseful ride during Cassini’s final hours as it dives into Saturn’s atmosphere.

Launched in 1977, NASA’s epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings. Find out more on Farthest – Voyager In Space at 9 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Shawn Colvin, a singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas.

Living Springs at 7:30 pm Thursday examines the history, science and culture of Austin’s iconic Barton Springs.

Chet visits San Antonio and Mount Pleasant on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Enjoy two iconic works from the country’s premier Latino dance company on Ballet Hispanico at 8 pm Friday.

Get made-in-the-shade tips to keep trees healthy and how curbside castaways reclaim artful purpose on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Enjoy the 2015 Austin City Limits Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony at 7 pm Saturday, as Loretta Lynn, Asleep at the Wheel, Guy Clark, Townes Van Zandt and Flaco Jimenez are honored by Lyle Lovett, Dwight Yoakam, Vince Gill, Gillian Welch, Jason Isbell and more.

Hispanic Heritage Month programming 2017

KLRU celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a range of special programs and events that celebrate the Hispanic experience. Year round, KLRU provides content and events that give a diverse perspective on our community. You can watch our award-winning Austin Revealed El Despertar program on the Austin Chicano Civil Rights movement online now

Ballet Hispanico
Friday, September 15 at 8:00 pm
Enjoy two iconic works from the country’s premier Latino dance company: CARMEN.maquia, a modern take on Bizet’s passionate opera, and Club Havana, a virtuosic reimagining of a sizzling nightclub by Cuban-born choreographer Pedro Ruiz.

Overheard with Evan Smith “Diane Guerrero, Actor”
Sunday, September 24 at 12:30 pm.
Diane Guerrero is an actress on the hit shows Orange is the New Black and Jane the Virgin. She volunteers with the nonprofit Immigrant Legal Resource Center, as well as with Mi Familia Vota, an organization that promotes civic involvement. She has been named an Ambassador for Citizenship and Naturalization by the White House. Her first In the Country We Love recently hit the shelves.

Beyond La Bamba
Monday, September 25 at 9:30 pm
Through the compelling story of a young musician who leaves home to follow his dreams, Mexico’s 300-year-old son jarocho tradition comes vividly to life in Beyond La Bamba. From the rural roots of Veracruz to the urban rhythms of the Midwest, a family of iconic musicians forges a new life but remains true to their music.

Craft in America “Borders”
Friday, September 29 at 8:00 pm
Sunday, October 1 at 1:00 pm
Craft in America returns this September with two stellar episodes that reach across our southern border into Mexico to focus on shared histories, explore the synergy between our cultural identities, and look at how objects carry heritage, memories, and sacred meanings. Craft in America # 901 “Borders” takes us back and forth across the border to visit iconic artists in both Mexico and the United States and explores the relationships and influences that Mexican and American craft artists have on each other.

Craft in America “Neighbors”
Friday, September 29 at 9:00 pm
Sunday, October 1 at 2:00 pm
“Neighbors” explores the people, history, traditions and crafts in both countries, noting how aesthetics cross over and back again in a living and on-going cultural exchange.

Annual Imagen Awards 2017
Sunday, October 1 at 3:00 pm
The 32nd Annual Imagen Awards recognizes and rewards positive portrayals of Latinos in all forms of media, as well as encourages and recognizes the achievements of Latino celebrities and Latino-focused projects, including programs that have aired on PBS. Hamilton’s Lin-Manuel Miranda and Family receive the President’s Award for their contributions to the Latino community and the arts.

Great Performances “Havana Time Machine”
Friday, October 6 at 8:00 pm
Nowhere else on the planet does the past inform the present and the future embrace the past with the energy and emotional power of today’s Cuba. This program takes viewers on a musical journey where past, present and future collide in a joyful celebration.

Hispanic Heritage Awards
Friday, October 6 at 9:00 pm
This program honors recipients of the 30th Annual Hispanic Heritage Awards, the country’s highest award paying tribute to Latinos by Latinos.

Arts In Context Shorts Barrio Writers
By empowering teens through creative writing, higher education and creative arts, the Barrio Writers are reinstating the term “Barrio” to its original meaning – community, and embracing it. This writing community began with small workshops atEl Centro Cultural de Mexico in Santa Ana, California and have now evolved into week long, intensive programs on university campuses. At the end of the week, the Barrio Writers transform their stereotypes into a place of positivity and become empowered in their own words. Watch now

Highlights Sept. 3 to 9

KLRU Highlights

See how whispers of a cursed hospital ward and a seemingly innocuous death begin a chain of events lead to Endeavour’s investigation of the hospital, staff and patients on Endeavour Season 4 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

In a school for individuals with Down Syndrome, four middle-aged friends yearn for a life of greater autonomy on POV The Grown-ups at 9 pm Monday.

Explore the complex life and enduring legacy of the iconic filmmaker on part two of Walt Disney: American Experience at 7 pm Tuesday.

“The Man Who Knew,” the extraordinary tale of the life and death of FBI Special Agent John O’Neill on Frontline at 8 pm Tuesday. n expert on counterterrorism, O’Neill had long believed the United States should kill Osama bin Laden before Al Qaeda could launch a devastating attack on America.

See wonders created by the grand and unpredictable power of water on Earth’s Natural Wonders at 7 pm Wednesday.

Nova at 8 pm Wednesday explores the forces behind deadly landslides—and the danger zones for the next big one.

India – Nature’s Wonderland at 9 pm Wednesday continues exploring India and meet a man who spent 30 years planting his own rainforest.

Alt.rock superstar Beck performs on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday. The genre-hopping singer/songwriter plays songs from his album Morning Phase and some of his greatest hits.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Marcus Samuelsson, chef and restaurateur.

Living Springs at 7:30 pm Thursday examines the history, science and culture of Austin’s iconic Barton Springs.

Chet heads to San Saba and Taylor on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Discover the art, life and enduring impact of Tyrus Wong, the renowned Chinese-American painter on American Masters Friday at 8 pm.

Brie Arthur turns yards into foodscapes and volunteers change a food desert with a food forest and vegetable gardens on Central Texas Gardner at noon Saturday.

Highlights Aug. 27-Sept. 2

KLRU Highlights

When morality advocate Joy Pettybon receives a death threat, Endeavour must protect her at all costs on Endeavour Season 4 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Raising Bertie is an intimate portrait of three African American boys as they face a precarious coming of age in rural North Carolina on POV at 8 pm Monday.

An unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America’s most enduring and influential storytellers on Walt Disney: American Experience at 7 pm Tuesday.

Frontline League Of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis at 8 pm Tuesday the National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America’s indisputable national pastime.

Visit extreme locales, including Mount Everest, the Grand Canyon, and Mount Kilimanjaro on Earth’s Natural Wonders at 7 pm Wednesday.

Nova at 8 pm Wednesday reveals the untold story of the biggest flying machines ever made: Germany’s war zeppelins.

Join a journey through India to discover its rich culture and rare wildlife on India – Nature’s Wonderland at 9 pm Wednesday.

Revel in an hour of modern rock with UK superstars Foals and Texas legend Escovedo on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10 pm Friday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features T.C. Boyle, an author who has published fifteen novels and ten volumes of short stories.

In 2011, Wanda Montemayor and a team including teachers, art therapists and students from all over Austin completed a hand made 1200 square foot mosaic mural at historic Deep Eddy pool on Mosaic: The Deep Eddy Mural Project at 7:30 pm Thursday and 9:30 pm Friday.

Chet visits Laredo and Glen Ross on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Take an unconventional look at the fiercely independent filmmaking style that emerged in the late 1980s-90s on Richard Linklater: American Masters at 8 pm Friday.

Author Shelley Cramm unites gardens and faith and tour a design that feeds both soul and body on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Alt.rock superstar Beck performs on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday. The genre-hopping singer/songwriter plays songs from his album Morning Phase and some of his greatest hits.

Highlights August 20-26

KLRU Highlights

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a look at the history of Africa, from the birth of humankind to the dawn of the 20th century on Africa’s Great Civilizations starting at 11 am Sunday. All six hours air back-to-back.

Follow Endeavour, who while struggling with Joan Thursday’s sudden departure, is consumed by a nightmarish hunt for a serial killer on Endeavour Season 4 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Join scientists and citizens alike as they observe the first total solar eclipse to traverse the US mainland in more than a generation on NOVA Eclipse Over America at 8 pm Monday and 7 pm Wednesday.

Follow two Native-American judges who reach back to traditional concepts of justice in order to reduce incarceration rates, foster greater safety for their communities and create a more positive future for their youth on POV Tribal Justice at 9 pm Monday.

Twenty years after Princess Diana’s death, Diana – Her Story at 7 pm Tuesday reveals her story in her own words. What emerges is the narrative of a shy young girl who stepped onto the world stage in 1980 and departed in 1997 as its most famous woman.

Launched in 1977, NASA’s epic Voyager missions revolutionized our understanding of Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune, and their spectacular moons and rings. Find out more on Farthest – Voyager In Space at 8 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Steve Case is Co-Founder of AOL and a venture capitalist.

Chet visits Big Bend, Terlingua, Moutn Pleasant and Palestine on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper starting at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Meet a 9th-grader growing food for the hungry and a Vietnamese immigrant in her culinary garden on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Highlights August 13 to 19

KLRU Highlights

Sgt. Pepper’s Musical Revolution at 3 pm and 10 pm Sunday and 8 pm Friday is a look back at the creation, and ongoing influence, of the revolutionary 1967 Beatles album, “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band.”

Witness Heathcliff and Cathy’s fiery romance in this adaptation of Emily Bronte’s classic novel on Wuthering Heights at 7 pm Sunday.

Bob Ross: the Happy Painter Monday at 8 pm presents a behind-the-scenes look at the beloved public television personality’s journey from humble beginnings to an American pop-culture icon.

Savor a once-in-a-lifetime concert event by the legendary Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price on Last Of The Breed at 9:30 pm Monday.

Join Tom Hanks, Meryl Streep, George Lucas, Wynton Marsalis, Yo-Yo Ma, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Sam Waterston, Doris Kearns Goodwin and more for a tribute to the acclaimed filmmaker Ken Burns on Ken Burns: America’s Storyteller at 8 pm Tuesday.

Enjoy performances from Frank Sinatra, Ethel Merman, Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Nat King Cole, Gene Kelly and more in this presidential gala event taped in 1961 but never broadcast on television on the JFK: The Lost Inaugural Gala at 10 pm Tuesday.

With high speed camerawork and breakthrough new science, we enter the fast-paced world of hummingbirds as never before on Nature at 7 pm Wednesday.

Discover how the first cats arose in the forests of Asia, how they spread across the continent and later came to conquer Africa on Nature at 8:30 pm Wednesday.

The Piano Guys bring their artistry to the stunning Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado for this all-new music special at 10 pm Wednesday.

Chet heads to Big Bend on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper starting at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Local PC Ben Jones (Jason Hughes) steps into CID and DS Scott’s shoes to help Barnaby investigate the garrotting of two house hunters outside a deserted – supposedly haunted – house on Midsomer Murders at 9 pm Thursday and 10 pm Saturday.

Join the legendary Paul Simon at 9:30 pm Friday on a trip through his extensive songbook in this 2012 concert recorded in London’s Hyde Park.

Create a room of your own with She Sheds author Erika Kotite and tour a colorful cottage garden at noon Saturday on Central Texas Gardener.

Savor songs from Don Henley’s first solo album in 15 years, Cass County, which represents both Henley’s roots and the next stop on his creative journey on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Highlights Aug 6 to 12

KLRU Highlights

The late mistress of Manderley, Rebecca, casts her irresistible spell from beyond the grave in this adaptation of Daphne du Maurier’s haunting novel on Rebecca in two parts airing back-to-back starting at 7 pm Sunday.

Boys Of ’36: American Experience at 8 pm  Monday tells the story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

POV Iris at 9 pm Monday pairs the late documentarian Albert Maysles (Grey Gardens, Gimme Shelter), then 87, with Iris Apfel, the quick-witted, flamboyantly dressed 93-year-old style maven who has had an outsized presence on the New York fashion scene for decades.

In 2011, a group of amateur historians made an incredible archaeological find: the bones of King Richard III, hunchbacked, with an arrow through the spine. Find out more on Secrets of the Dead “Resurrecting Richard III” at 7 pm Tuesday and  9 pm Wednesday.

Ireland’s Wild Coast at 8 pm Tuesday joins Emmy-winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson on an authored journey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast, providing insights into the wild animals and wild places of the island he calls home.

India: Nature’s Wonderland at 7 pm Wednesday take a journey through India to discover its rich culture and rare wildlife. Experience a ritual tiger dance and see lions, elephants and India’s only ape – the hoolock gibbon. Then climb to the Himalayas where the Ganges River begins.

Retrace the thought experiments that inspired his theory on the nature of reality on Nova Inside Einstein’s Mind at 8 pm Wednesday.

Noir rock hits Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. The Australian group’s set ranges across their 30-year career, from their first album to their latest, Push the Sky Away.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Ethan Hawke, Academy Award-nominated actor and screenwriter.

Chet heads to Glen Rose and  Boerne on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm.

In Jane Austen’s gentle parody of gothic fiction, Felicity Jones plays romance addict Catherine Morland on Northanger Abbey  at 8 pm Thursday.

Conversation With Bill Moyers at 8 pm Friday features th award-winning journalist, political commentator and author as he reflects on his life and storied career, from his days as White House Press Secretary for President Johnson to network news reporter to host of numerous programs for PBS.

Celebrate 125 years of live entertainment at the Ryman with Emmylou Harris at 9:30 pm Friday and 7 pm Saturday. This concert is a re-creation of their mesmerizing 1991 concert, which helped spearhead efforts to refurbish the century-old home of the Grand Ole Opry.

See how easy DIY rain gardens catch and control rainfall and visit an heirloom quilt garden design on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Savor a once-in-a-lifetime concert event by the legendary Willie Nelson, Merle Haggard and Ray Price on Last of the Breed at 8:30 pm Saturday. The treasure trove of honky-tonk hits and Texas swing tunes turned the album Last of the Breed into a major-selling hit.

Highlights July 30 to Aug 5

KLRU Highlights

Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, Wild Alaska Live at 7 pm Sunday will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast. This will air on both KLRU and KLRU PBS Kids at 7 pm Sunday.

Sidney, Geordie, Leonard and Mrs. Maguire all take steps in a new direction on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Find out what happened to Isha and Dorothea and why the police are questioning Tom on Remember Me at 9 pm Sunday.

POV Memories Of A Penitent Heart at 9 pm Monday follows filmmaker Cecilia Aldarondo’s investigation-both a love story and a tribute-of a buried conflict around her uncle Miguel’s death during a time when AIDS was synonymous with sin.

Boys Of ’36: American Experience at 7 pm Tuesday tells the story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin.

Travel with photographer Joel Sartore as he adds vibrant insects to his Photo Ark collection and searches for larger animals in Budapest and Prague on Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark at 8 pm Tuesday.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday examines The Vaccine War, which is pitting the scientific establishment against a populist coalition of parents, celebrities, and activists.

Emmy award winning wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson takes viewers on an authored odyssey along Ireland’s rugged Atlantic coast on Ireland’s Wild Coast at 7 pm Wednesday.

Evidence discovered in the world’s highest tombs reveals ancient rituals and beliefs on Nova Secrets of the Sky Tombs at 9 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Margaret Atwood is an award-­winning author.

Chet visits Palestine and Blanco on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Karl wonders if he’s being threatened and Elise and Eryka cross the line, but they could live to regret it on back-to-back episodes of Tunnel: Sabotage at 9 pm Thursday.

Join the four remaining bakers in the semi-final as they bash and fold pastry to achieve perfect lamination on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday. Then at 9 pm, find out who will be crowned the winner after the finalists wrestle with meringues.

Dynamic author Ann McCormick spices things up with herbs and gardeners recycle scavenges for art on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Noir rock hits ACL with Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father BrownDoctor BlakePlace to Call Home and Tunnel: Sabotage back-to-back starting at 8 pm.

Highlights July 23 to 29

KLRU Highlights

Airing live with hosts Martin and Chris Kratt, Wild Alaska Live at 7 pm Sunday will turn the cameras on a must-see natural spectacle as thousands of the world’s wildest animals gather to take part in Alaska’s amazing summer feast. Tune in Wednesday at 7 pm for part two of this live event.

Amanda gives Sidney an ultimatum on Grantchester Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

See how Hannah’s nightmares about water and drowning foreshadow events on Remember Me at 9 pm Sunday.

A donated violin forges an unexpected friendship between Holocaust survivor Joseph Feingold and Bronx schoolgirl Brianna Perez on POV Joe’s Violin / Shalom Italia at 9 pm Monday.

View a complex portrait of the notorious Haight-Ashbury event that many consider the peak of the 1960s counter-culture movement on American Experience Summer Of Love at 7 pm Tuesday.

Journey with Joel Sartore in Spain, where he photographs the alluring Iberian lynx, and to China to film the Yangtze giant softshell turtle on Rare – Creatures Of The Photo Ark at 8 pm Tuesday.

Frontline Hunting The Nightmare Bacteria on Tuesday at 9 pm investigates the alarming rise of untreatable infections.

Witness the perilous journey of thousands zebra who face lions, hunting dogs, drought and starvation as they brave a brutal Botswana wilderness on Nature’s Great Race at 8 pm Wednesday.

From Yellowstone to the Yukon, to Southern Africa’s elephant highways stretching across five nations, explore how newly established wildlife corridors may offer a glimmer of hope to some of our planet’s most cherished – but endangered – species on NOVA Wild Ways at 9 pm Wednesday.

Great American singer/songwriters Ryan Adams and Jenny Lewis return to the Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10 pm Friday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features David Brown, a thirty-three-year veteran of the Dallas Police Department.

Chet visits San Antonio and Austin in back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Witness Elise’s struggle to face her past, while an unexpected revelation threatens to turn Karl’s life upside down on Tunnel: Sabotage. Back-to-back episodes air starting at 9 pm Thursday.

Follow the five remaining bakers as they attempt to re-create dishes fit for the Tudors on Great British Baking Show at 8 pm Friday.

Meet a 9th-grader growing food for the hungry and a Vietnamese immigrant in her culinary garden on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday features soulful pop from Sam Smith and Future Islands.

British drama night on features Father BrownDoctor BlakePlace to Call Home and Tunnel: Sabotage back-to-back starting at 8 pm.