Wild West Sunday on KLRU Q 7/24

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Join us this week on KLRU Q for three back-to-back features on America.

Wild West with Ray MearsDeserts‘ – airs at 6:05 pm
Ray Mears looks at how the landscapes of America’s five great deserts challenged the westward push of the early pioneers. As Ray travels through the cold high mountain Great Basin desert, and the hot Sonora desert of Southern Arizona, he discovers how their hostile geography and rich geology shaped the stories of fortune-hunting and lawlessness in the Wild West, and were the setting for the last wars between the US Army and the Apache warrior tribes. His journey ends with the story of Geronimo’s surrender which marked the end of the Indian Wars, and of the Old West.

Klondike Gold Rushairs at 7 pm
The Klondike Gold Rush is renowned as the richest gold strike in North American mining history. Hailing from 1896 to 1899 set off a “stampede” of more than 100,000 people on a colossal journey from Alaska to the gold fields of Canada’s Yukon Territory. Award-winning author Charlotte Gray and historians Terrence Cole and Michael Gates bring new insights and perspective to the event. Excerpts from Tappan Adney’s celebrated book The Klondike Stampede (1900) bring the Harper’s Weekly correspondent to life. Present-day characters reveal that the Klondike still resonates with the frontier spirit.

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid: American Experience airs at 8 pm
Long before Paul Newman and Robert Redford immortalized them on screen, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid captivated Americans from coast to coast. In the 1890s, their exploits robbing banks and trains in the West — and then seemingly vanishing into thin air — became national news and the basis of rumors and myth. But who were Robert Leroy Parker and Harry Alonzo Longabaugh? How did they come together to form the Wild Bunch gang? And how did they manage to pull off the longest string of successful holdups in history while eluding the Pinkertons, the nation’s most feared detective force? Separating fact from fiction, this program explores the last pair of outlaws to flee on horseback into a setting sun.

Highlights July 24-30

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Tune in Sunday at 7 pm for a brand new episode of Dancing On The Edge. Find out why Masterson wants to buy Stanley’s magazine and Lady Cremone decides to be less reclusive. Louis’ calmness is shaken when he sees Julian’s friends at an exclusive dinner at which he entertains. He learns there’s a warrant for his arrest.

Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a seventh season of the Inspector Lewis series at 8 pm. Hathaway has been promoted to inspector after an extended break from the force, and Lewis is enjoying retired life, until he’s asked to team up with his old colleague again.

Watch Tunnel at 9:30 pm, as youths are burnt alive, police suspect the hand of the Truth Terrorist once more. They finally make a key arrest. Will this be the end of the killings?

Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming. Watch Monday through Thursday at 7 pm.

On Friday, watch Washington Week with Gwen Ifill at 7 pm. For more than 40 years, Washington Week has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week featuring a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events.

Next at 8 pm on Great British Baking Show, watch a full episode devoted to the Victorian age, which gave birth to modern baking. The Signature test is game pie, a stalwart of the era. The Technical recipe, fruitcake, dates to the late 1800s. And much-loved charlotte russe is the Showstopper.

Stay tuned for another episode of Great British Baking Show at 9 pm. Watch the five remaining bakers work their way through patisserie. In the Signature, they’re challenged to make cream horns. Then Mary sets a fiddly Technical task: mokatines. The Showstopper is a test of time and gravity: religieuse a l’ancienne.

At 10 pm, Austin City Limits presents modern roots rock with Jason Isbell and Neko Case. Isbell performs tunes from his acclaimed LP Southeastern, while Case sings songs from her latest album.

On Saturday, pump up the wildlife with drought-tough plants and a front yard design for family fun and food on Central Texas Gardener at noon.

Later at 7 pm, celebrate Billie Holiday with acclaimed jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, as she performs “Strange Fruit,” “Don’t Explain, “Good Morning Heartache” and other Holiday classics from the tribute album Coming Forth by Day. Watch on Austin City Limits.

At 8 pm, 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.

At 9 pm, Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a seventh season of the Inspector Lewis series. Hathaway has been promoted to inspector after an extended break from the force, and Lewis is enjoying retired life, until he’s asked to team up with his old colleague again.

Foyle’s War, Series VII.” Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks return in three episodes of this detective series. Set in post-war 1946-47, Foyle (Kitchen) and his loyal friend Sam (Weeks) find themselves adjusting to a new era of secrets, intelligence and security as their worlds shift into those of MI5. Watch at 10: 30 pm.

Castle Builders on KLRU Q 7/21

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How were machines and men organized to create such colossal fortifications? Using CGI and dramatic reconstructions, Castle Builders is the story of the architectural vision behind the building of the great Medieval Castles of Europe, and unearths the human story of those who labored to build them.

Join KLRU Q for three back-to-back episodes of Castle Builders on July 21st!

Castle BuildersMasters & Masons: Meet The Castle Builders‘ – airs at 8 pm 

The masons and laborers who did the hard work; the geniuses of design and structural engineering who imagined these medieval mega-structures; and the kings and barons who commissioned them. This episode outlines how the history of the Middle Ages – Wars in France and England, the Inquisition and the Reformation, required and shaped these monuments in stone, and how the castles changed the course of that history.

Castle BuildersSiege & Storm‘ – airs at 8:50 pm

This is the story of castles under attack. The Medieval journey from bows and arrows to gunpowder, with developments like trebuchet and cannon, meant engineers were always making advancements in defense construction. By the late Middle Ages, the military importance of castles was decreasing, as artillery power became unstoppable. The castle builders had created structures that were amazingly effective even in this new age of shock and awe.

Castle BuildersDreams & Decorations‘ – airs at 9:40 pm

Increasingly the role of castles changed from being military fortresses to becoming places of symbolism and fantasy. This episode visits the elegant 15th-century apartment block that is Burg Eltz, the Disney-esque chateaux of the Loire in France, and concludes with the 19th Century Gothic Revival reconstruction of Cardiff Castle.

Highlights July 17-23

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On this week’s episode of Dancing On The Edge, learn why Louis doubts Julian’s story about his trip to Paris the night Jessie was attacked. When racist Germans walk out during the band’s performance at the hotel, Stanley devises a plan to get revenge. Lady Cremone relays news about Jessie. Watch on Sunday at 7 pm.

Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a seventh season of the Inspector Lewis series. The crime is a complicated one that bridges the worlds of neurosurgery, blood sports and animal rights. Lewis, struggling to adapt to retired life, jumps at the chance to rejoin the force when Superintendent Innocent seeks his help. With Lewis back on the team, will they be able to solve the mystery? Tune in at 8 pm.

Next at 9:30 pm on Tunnel, the “Truth Terrorist”‘s third “truth” begins as Benji carries out his Samurai mission. Sophie’s life is now at stake and police believe they can use her to stop the terrorist’s rampage. Karl gets more than he bargained for while visiting Charlotte.

Following at 10:30 pm, 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.

Tune in for gavel-to-gavel primetime coverage of the 2016 Republican National Convention in Cleveland. Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff co-anchor for PBS NewsHour in partnership with NPR. Coverage will also be available via live streaming. Watch Monday-Thursday at 7 pm.

For more than 40 years, Washington Week has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week featuring a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events. Watch on Friday on Washington Week with Gwen Ifill at 7 pm.

Next at 8 pm on Great British Baking Show, see how the remaining contestants bake without sugar, gluten or dairy. In the Signature challenge, they create a variety of sugar-free cakes. Gluten-free pitas are in store for the Technical, and the Showstopper features dairy-free ice cream rolls.

Stay tuned for another episode of Great British Baking Show at 9 pm. Enter the competition tent to see the bakers prove their pastry skills, first with frangipane tarts in the Signature. The Technical throws them into uncharted territory with a mystery pastry: flaouna. The Showstopper demands bite-sized vol-au-vents.

At 10 pm on Austin City Limits, Austin’s best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim. Top 10-seller Spoon highlights its album They Want My Soul, while White Denim features its LP Corsicana Lemonade.

Conserve water in wicking beds and see which tomatoes win the tastiest test. Watch on Saturday on Central Texas Gardener at noon.

Later at 7 pm, Austin City Limits presents modern roots rock with Jason Isbell and Neko Case. Isbell performs tunes from his acclaimed LP Southeastern, while Case sings songs from her latest album.

At 8 pm, 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.

Kevin Whately and Laurence Fox return for a seventh season of the Inspector Lewis series at 9 pm. The crime is a complicated one that bridges the worlds of neurosurgery, blood sports and animal rights. Lewis, struggling to adapt to retired life, jumps at the chance to rejoin the force when Superintendent Innocent seeks his help. With Lewis back on the team, will they be able to solve the mystery?

Foyle’s War, Series VII.” Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks return in three episodes of this detective series. Set in post-war 1946-47, Foyle (Kitchen) and his loyal friend Sam (Weeks) find themselves adjusting to a new era of secrets, intelligence and security as their worlds shift into those of MI5. Tune in at 10: 30 pm.

 

Highlights July 10-16

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On Sunday, don’t miss this week’s episode of Dancing On The Edge at 7 pm. Chart the band’s fortunes as jazz-lover Lady Cremone and the Prince of Wales invite them to play for events. They record an album and secure a spot on BBC radio. Masterson sends a cryptic message to Julian. Louis finds Jessie comatose and bloody.

Following at 8 pm, tune into Endeavour Season 3 On Masterpiece. While battling strife within his personal life, Endeavour finds himself drawn to a woman he’s investigating. The grisly murder of a man who works in fashion causes a shakeup in Oxford’s criminal underworld.

Later at 9:30 pm, watch Tunnel as detectives battle to locate an elderly soldier before he freezes to death. In the meantime, is naive teenager Sophie safe lodging with seemingly harmless Benji?

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. Watch at 10:30 pm.

On Monday, travel back 15 years to learn the current values for previously appraised finds on Antiques Roadshow. Highlights include an autographed electric guitar, a Little Orphan Annie dress, ca. 1930, and a 1913 N.C. Wyeth painting. Which item values fell and which ones soared? Watch at 7 pm.

Stay tuned at 8 pm for another episode of Antiques Roadshow. In 1998, Dr. Ferid Murad of the UT-Houston Medical School won the Nobel Prize in medicine for his work on the cardio-vascular system, while Antiques Roadshow made hearts palpitate with its first visit to H-Town. Fourteen years later, a 19th-century Chinese jade scepter, originally appraised for $1,500 to $2,500, has spiked to a radiantly healthy $50,000 to $80,000, while a 1912 Titanic menu went from a heart-stopping $75,000 to $100,000 to a less pulse-quickening $50,000 to $75,000.

Next at 9 pm on POV, Florida Justice Transitions trailer park is home to 120 sex offenders, all battling their own demons as they work toward rejoining society. This film considers how the destructive cycle of sexual abuse-and the silence surrounding it-can be broken.

Later at 10 pm, DeBakey is an inspiring documentary about the life of famed heart surgeon Michael E. DeBakey, produced by Dr. Tony Herring, a student of DeBakey’s in the 1960’s. The documentary is directed by acclaimed film director Ken Mandel. Dr. DeBakey’s career spanned over seventy years, and his work has touched the lives of millions of people of all nations. We therefore are able to present a very rare documentation, in his words, of his life and his work.

On Tuesday, gain access to America’s most iconic residence-symbol of national history and icon of democracy. From the Oval Office to the family dining room, through crises and world wars, the 200-year story of the White House is the story of America itself. Watch on White House: Inside Story at 7 pm.

An act of terrorism shocks the world: Palestinian extremists invade the Summer Olympics and murder 11 Israeli athletes. With chilling detail, this new documentary investigates the Munich massacre, its aftermath and its relevance. Tune in at 9 pm for Munich ’72 And Beyond.

At 10 pm, watch Saudi Arabia Uncovered. With undercover footage and on-the-ground reporting, Frontline reveals a side of Saudi Arabia that’s rarely seen, and traces the efforts of men and women who are working to bring about change.

On Wednesday, get ready for another episode of Supernature – Wild Flyers. The sky is a crowded world where mammals, birds and insects hunt, escape, mate, defend territory, sleep and even die on the wing. Survival up there depends not just on beating gravity or mastering flight, but also out-flying the competition. Show starts at 7 pm.

Next at 8 pm, find out how has the land shaped our lives, from the arrival of the first Americans to today? Only on NOVAMaking North America: Human.’

Following at 9 pm, meet the miracle that is you on 9 Months That Made You. See how your time in the womb, as your senses mature, has determined your destiny on the outside. Survey the latest epigenetic research that shows how the womb environment leaves its mark, even altering your DNA.

Austin City Limits showcases the best alternative rock with Jim James and the Black Angels at 10 pm. My Morning Jacket leader James plays tunes from his debut solo album, while the Angels highlight cuts from their latest LP Indigo Meadow.

Richard Linklater, an Academy Award-nominated filmmaker, sits down on Overheard with Evan Smith. His newest film, Boyhood, was filmed over 12 years with the same cast and is already generating Oscar buzz. The film earned Linklater the Silver Bear for Best Director at the Berlin International Film Festival. Linklater’s other credits include Bernie, Before Sunset, Slacker and Dazed and Confused. Watch on Thursday at 7 pm.

Next at 7:30 pm, tune into the Mosaic: The Deep Eddy Mural as it takes us on a journey from inception through dedication and all the effort and love it took to make it happen in between. Viewers get a peek behind the curtain to understand what it takes to create of a truly monumental work of art, hardships and laughter included.

Following at 8 pm, The Art of Architecture: Houston takes viewers on a journey through the extraordinary history, art and architecture of the stunning skyline—one of the top 10 tallest in the world—modern office towers, public buildings, historic buildings, homes, and “quirky” structures, all of which combine to create Houston’s unique architectural landscape.

At 8:30 pm, join Chet on The Daytripper as he heads to “Big D” to explore all that’s happening in Dallas. He views town from the top of Reunion Tower and visits the Perot Science Museum. In Deep Ellum, Chet eats authentic Texas BBQ, and in the Bishop Arts District he shops at “Mantiques” and visits an experimenting chocolatier. He takes a bike ride on the urban trails along the Trinity River, then polishes off the day serving chicken biscuits.

On the next episode of The Bletchley Circle, Millie’s import/export sideline leads to her abduction by a crime ring involved in trading perfume, cigarettes and stockings – and in human trafficking. After her release, Millie is determined to help those sold into prostitution. Millie, Jean, Lucy and Alice decide to tip off Customs and Excise to intercept a contraband shipment and catch the traffickers. Watch 9 pm for part 1 and 10 pm for part 2.

For more than 40 years, Washington Week has delivered the most interesting conversation of the week featuring a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events. Watch on Friday on Washington Week with Gwen Ifill at 7 pm.

At 9 pm on the Great British Baking Show, see how the remaining 10 bakers prepare to brave bread, including quick breads in the Signature challenge. The Technical calls for baguettes. For the Showstopper, the bakers must create edible 3D bread sculptures. Who will rise to the occasion?

Stay tuned at 10 pm for another episode of Great British Baking Show. View the stiff competition among nine remaining bakers. The Signature challenge is a French classic: crème brulée. In the Technical, bakers take on spanische windtorte. In the Showstopper, they must bake three faultless cheesecakes, then layer them.

Following at 11 pm, Austin City Limits showcases the best alternative rock with Jim James and the Black Angels. My Morning Jacket leader James plays tunes from his debut solo album, while the Angels highlight cuts from their latest LP Indigo Meadow.

On Saturday, meet the mistakes that don’t really conserve water. See how a gardener attracts wildlife all year. Watch on Central Texas Gardener at noon.

Later at 7 pm on Austin City Limits, Austin’s best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim. Top 10-seller Spoon highlights its album They Want My Soul, while White Denim features its LP Corsicana Lemonade.

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. Watch at 8 pm.

Endeavour, occupied with unexpected strife in his personal life, finds himself drawn to a woman he’s investigating. The grisly murder of a man who works in fashion causes a shakeup in Oxford’s criminal underworld. Tune into Endeavour Season 3 On Masterpiece at 9 pm.

Foyle’s War, Series VII.” Michael Kitchen and Honeysuckle Weeks return in three episodes of this detective series. Set in post-war 1946-47, Foyle (Kitchen) and his loyal friend Sam (Weeks) find themselves adjusting to a new era of secrets, intelligence and security as their worlds shift into those of MI5. With one war ended, a new one is looming as the iron curtain falls across Europe. Airs at 10:30 pm.

 

Highlights KLRU-Q 7/8

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Fly away with KLRU-Q with four binge worthy programs featuring the life of birds!

Wild! “The Secret Routes of Migratory Birds” – airs at 8:05 pm 

One man leads a group of young geese on their first ever migration in an attempt to discover why fewer birds are making the pilgrimage. This is the story of Christian Moullec, filmmaker and bird obsessive. After he incubates, hatches and raises a flock of geese they imprint upon him, following him wherever he goes.

Secret Life of Pigeons airs at 9 pm 

Every day, pigeons aimlessly walk and fly around cities, much to the ire of the urban citizen. Behind the pigeon’s seemingly mindless doddering, pecking and plodding is a secret life and a noble past. Secret Life of Pigeons gives a whole new perspective on these misunderstood urban creatures, revealing their complexity, intelligence and incredible contributions to humankind. From scientific starting point to high society entertainer, this program sheds light on a misunderstood bird, recovering their former glory and capturing their lives in ways never seen before.

From Billions to None: The Passenger Pigeon’s Flight to Extinctionairs at 10 pm 

The centenary of this recent extinction offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for this film to sharply focus new attention on habitat conservation and species survival-and help us avoid the fate of the passenger pigeon for future species. With cutting-edge CGI animation techniques, From Billions to None will recreate the glory of passenger pigeons in flight as well as the ways in which our 19th century ancestors destroyed them all- with ruthless, no-limits shooting.

Lost Bird Projectairs at 11 pm 

The Lost Bird Project charts sculptor Todd McGrain’s efforts to memorialize five birds – the Great Auk, Carolina Parakeet, Labrador Duck, Passenger Pigeon and Heath Hen – driven to extinction in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The captivating nature documentary follows McGrain and his brother-in-law, Andy, as they embark on a road trip in search of the last-known locations of the birds and seek permission to install McGrain’s six-foot-tall bronze sculptures on those sites.

KLRUQ Sunday Highlights 7/10

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How did America make its way toward becoming one of the greatest nations on the planet? This Sunday on KLRUQ, find out how American made its way to the top through its landscapes, highways and the journey of Lewis and Clark.

Wild West with Ray MearsMountains‘ – airs at 6:05 pm
Ray begins his westward journey in the Appalachian Mountains where he explores how their timbered slopes fuelled the lumber industry and provided the fuel and building material for the emerging nation. Native Appalachian Barbara Woodall and lumberjack Joe Currie share their family history with him, and he gets to grips with the rare “hellbender” salamander. Further west, in the high jagged peaks of the Rocky Mountains, Ray goes mule trekking with modern day mountain man Stu Sorenson and he has close encounters with beaver, elk and black bear. His journey ends as he pans for gold with modern day gold prospector John Gurney, and explores the boom and bust story of ghost town, Bodie.

Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery airs at 7 pm
In 1801, when President Thomas Jefferson bought the Louisiana Territory from Napoleon, he doubled the country’s size. The sudden western expansion of the United States–and rumors of a Northwest Passage that would link the Atlantic with the Pacific–motivated Jefferson to find the great byway to the West. He appropriated $2,500 for the journey and commissioned his secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to the task of revealing the West. Lewis asked his old friend, William Clark, and a group of rough frontiersmen to join the expedition, now called the Corps of Discovery. This Ken Burns documentary chronicles the challenges, frustrations and anxiety that faced the Corps of Discovery — their encounters with Native Americans, the new animals and plant life they discovered, their historic pairing with Sacagawea, and their crossing of the Continental Divide.

Paving The Way: The National Park-To-Park Highwayairs at 9 pm
At a time when train travel to the National Parks was only for the wealthy, this program follows the convergence of U.S. Land being set aside for all people, the development of the “autos for the everyman” and the need to escape the drone of WWI and the 1918 flu pandemic. With this need for release, 12 intrepid motorists embark upon the 1920 inaugural tour of the National Park-to-Park Highway. Traveling 5, 000 miles over 76 days to promote the need for good roads, these individuals also explore the idea of what it means to ‘See America First’ while touring in the western United States, instead of visiting their ancestry in war torn Europe.

Highlights: Michael Mosley and Pleasure and Pain 7/5

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Follow Michael Mosley on KLRU-Q for binge worthy episodes of Make Me and Pleasure and Pain.

Make Me ‘Smart‘ – airs at 8 pm

Michael has an IQ of 135. We’re told there are lots of ways we can increase our intelligence – from drugs, to the things we eat and the music we listen to. Can Michael boost his score by 12 points in order to secure a place in Mensa, the society for bright people? Michael meets contestants in the UK Memory Championships to find out. He travels to institutes in America which use training, combined with specific diet and exercise to nurture intelligence in babies. But according to ‘America’s smartest man’ Chris Langan, intelligence is innate. He participates in a neurofeedback session and plays specially designed video games – all in a bid to up his IQ. But will it work?

Make Me ‘Stay Awake‘ – airs at 8:50 pm 

We all crave more sleep, but with scientific advancements, do we now really need it? Michael has learned that a new wave of drugs promises to do for sleep what the contraceptive pill did for sex – unshackle it from nature. He goes on a journey to experience what it’s like to put aside the conventional eight hours sleep – and keep awake for as long as possible. He meets the world record breaker Tony Wright who can go up to 12 days without sleep; dips into the world of sleep endurance competitions; and in Canada meets a man who claims that a recent pharmaceutical invention, Modafinil, allows him to fully function and work a 20-hour day with just a few naps.

Make Me ‘Live Forever‘ – airs at 9:40 pm 

Global warming, wars, economic meltdown… While the future of our species seems to be hanging by a thread, the future for individuals looks bright. Michael goes on a journey to the logical conclusion of modern medicine: triumph over death. He visits Cambridge academic Aubrey de Grey who is offering prize money for the scientist who can most effectively rejuvenate ageing mice. But Michael wants more than longevity – he is seeking immortality. He witnesses the application of stem cell work – restoring vision, constructing new organs – which offers the chance of replacing body parts. And using the latest research, some of Michael’s cells are made immortal.

Pleasure and Pain – airs at 10:30 pm

With his customary wit, wisdom and willingness to get involved, Michael Mosley gets to grips with the fascinating worlds of pleasure and pain. Teasing out the precise neural circuitry that allows us to experience pleasure, Michael discovers how pleasure is at the root of our ability to make sense of the world, and how it reinforces healthy behaviours such as eating, having sex and keeping warm. Michael talks to new parents high on the pleasure hormone oxytocin; challenges his fear of heights with the thrill-seekers who jump 220 metres off a dam for fun; and meets a woman who turned her own wedding into a science experiment to try to find out how much pleasure she was feeling. He also investigates the inextricable link between pleasure and pain, eating a year’s worth of chocolate to investigate the precise moment when pleasure turns to pain and finding out what effect a reward has on our ability to tolerate pain.

Highlights July 3-9

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On Sunday at 7pm on Dancing On The Edge, follow the band on a private train ride to a picnic arranged by Donaldson. Stanley and Pamela begin an affair, Julian becomes infatuated with Jessie and band manager Wesley is deported. The Prince of Wales hears the band and expresses his approval.

After a Dutch au pair goes missing, Endeavour explores the disparate worlds of Oxford’s scientific academia, the city’s vast parks and the untamed wilderness of Oxfordshire countryside on Endeavour Season 3 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Next at 9:30 pm Sunday on Tunnel, the serial killer steps up his cross-Channel campaign, targeting an elderly victim in his “moral” crusade. The race is on for police in Britain and France to identify and capture the murderer before more lives are brutally lost.

Later at 10:30 pm Sunday on Father Brown, he discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul – the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires.

On Monday, join the festivities for America’s national Independence Day on Capitol Fourth at 7 pm and 8:30 pm. The celebration of our country’s 240th birthday airs live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol before an audience of hundreds of thousands and millions at home.

National Parks Of Texas: In Contact With Beauty at 10 pm Monday  shares how these parks were created and reveals the secrets they hold. Travel with us on a trip around the state and across time to experience the past, present and future of the national parks of Texas.

Tune into Genealogy Roadshow on Tuesday at 7 pm as the team travels to St. Louis’ historic Union Station. The team uncovers fascinating family stories from Missouri. A musician hopes to find connections to a famous St. Louis jazz composer; two sisters explore links to a survivor of the legendary Donner Party; an Italian-American woman finds out if she is related to Italian royalty; and a schoolteacher who has all the answers for her students has very few about her own past.

Later on Greeks at 8 pm Tuesday, watch as ancient Greece’s legacy is invoked in Athens and at the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court. Take a look back at its rise and fall, which might not only help us understand the challenges we face now, but also point toward a better future.

Portrait Of Wally at 9 pm Tuesday the documentary takes you on that journey. The 13-year war over “Wally” was more than a dispute over property stolen from Jews during the Holocaust. It was a battle over history and memory. This time, the truth won.

At 10:30 pm Tuesday, don’t miss FrontlineThe Secret History of ISIS.‘ From veteran Frontline filmmaker Michael Kirk and his team comes the inside story of the creation of ISIS, and how the United States missed the many warning signs. The film uncovers the terror group’s earliest plans, the Islamic radicals who became its leaders, and the American failures to stop ISIS’s brutal rise.

On Wednesday at 7 pm, explore the extremes of true flight: power, acceleration, top speed, maneuverability and endurance. Many animals take to the skies for a split second, but to stay there, the planet’s strongest flyers push the laws of physics to the limit. Watch Supernature – Wild FlyersMasters Of The Sky.’

How did massive volcanic eruptions, inland seas, and land bridges pave the way for life?  Find out at 8 pm Wednesday on NOVA Making North America: Life.’

Next at 9 pm Wednesday on 9 Months That Made You, learn how you became the unique individual you are. No two people-even “identical” twins-are identical. Through riveting examples, explore how you reached your height, how your face was formed, why you’re likely right-handed, even your sexuality.

At 10 pm  Wednesday and Friday on Austin City Limits, dig the best in modern rock with TV on the Radio and The War on Drugs. TVOTR showcases cuts from their latest LP Seeds, while TWOD features songs from its most recent album Lost in the Dream.

On Thursday at 7pm, Wendy Davis sits down on Overheard with Evan Smith. Davis is a former Democratic Texas State Senator.

At 7:30 pm Thursday, Mental Health Matters brings viewers across the state to meet dozens of urban and rural Texans finding or providing care in innovative ways. This newsmagazine program mixed in-depth documentary reporting, plus analysis and reaction from leading mental health experts.

Next at 8 pm Thursday on The Daytripper, Chet heads to no-man’s land to canoe the “most pristine river in Texas.” On this multi-day canoe trip, he fishes, camps on the banks of this blue river, and learns what it takes to survive in the middle of nowhere.

On The Bletchley Circle at 9 pm Thursday, Alice Merren is in prison awaiting trial for the murder of her former Bletchley Park colleague. Jean, believing Alice is covering for someone, begins to reunite the circle to help establish the innocence of one of their own. The women use the skills honed at Bletchley Park — and take dangerous chances — to try to exonerate Alice. Don’t miss part two of this episode at 10 pm.

At 8 pm Friday on Great British Baking Show, watch the remaining 11 bakers tackle biscuits. Biscotti are the Signature challenge, while the Technical demands puff pastry arlettes. The Showstopper task is to create and build an edible biscuit box filled with 36 biscuits of a different flavor.

As the world’s attention turns to Rio de Janeiro for the August 2016 Olympics, Chef Hubert Keller explores and celebrates Rio’s exciting and vibrant culinary scene at 9 pm Friday on Get Ready To Rio! Special With Hubert Keller.

On Saturday at noon, create romantic cottage style with natives and go for dreamy gardens even on patios and balconies on Central Texas Gardener.

At 7 pm Saturday, Austin City Limits showcases the best alternative rock with Jim James and the Black Angels. My Morning Jacket leader James plays tunes from his debut solo album, while the Angels highlight cuts from their latest LP Indigo Meadow.

Next at 8 pm on Father Brown, he 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.

Follow Endeavour into the disparate worlds of Oxford scientific academia, the city’s vast parks, night school and the untamed wilderness of the Oxfordshire countryside when a Dutch au pair goes missing. Watch on Endeavour Season 3 On Masterpiece at 9 pm.

Vicious Special following at 10 pm, chart a year in the life of Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) as they enjoy their inheritance and a birthday. Violet (Frances de la Tour) moves on from her divorce and Ash (Iwan Rheon) arrives with news.

 

KLRUQ Sunday Highlights 7/3

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This Sunday on KLRUQ join us as we air two documentaries on two of the greatest fighters of the 20th century: Jack Johnson and Muhammad Ali.

Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnsonpart 1 at 5:50 pm and part 2 at 7:45 pm

This film by Ken Burns chronicles the life and career of Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion and one of the greatest fighters of the 20th-century. Johnson ultimately lost his title in a bout in Cuba in 1915, after fleeing the United States following his federal conviction for allegedly violating the Mann Act, a progressive-era law intended to crack down on commercialized vice, but used against Johnson to create an example against, to quote the prosecutor, “the evils of miscegenation.

Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami starts at 9:30 pm

‘Muhammad Ali: Made In Miami’ explores the critical role that Miami played in the evolution of one of the significant cultural figures of our time: Muhammad Ali (nee Cassius Clay). The film chronicles Cassius Clay’s arrival in Miami in the fall of 1960 (fresh from earning a gold medal in the Rome Olympics), his life in Overtown — a neighborhood that was considered “Harlem South” and a vibrant center of black entertainment and commerce — and his affiliation with the famed Fifth Street Gym in Miami Beach. Over the course of the next few years — coinciding with the height of the national civil rights movement — Clay evolved both professionally and politically, piling up victories in the ring and adopting the black separatist teachings of the Nation of Islam. This documentary makes clear, it was in this period that Cassius Clay became Muhammad Ali.