Special programs in honor of Earth Day this April

Join KLRU and KLRU Q in celebrating our planet with environmental related programs honoring Earth Day! PBS also offers even more programs online only on pbs.org

Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn Of A New Era In Ocean Stewardship
Tuesday, April 8 at 10 pm on KLRU
How can the United States meet its ever-expanding demands on the ocean without destroying it? To answer this question, OCEAN FRONTIERS introduces the unlikely allies joining forces to improve conditions in the waters off America’s coasts. OCEAN
FRONTIERS: THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA IN OCEAN STEWARDSHIP travels to four seaports and watersheds to observe new, long-term approaches to ocean management- from the busy shipping lanes of Boston Harbor to a small fishing community in the Pacific Northwest; from coral reefs in the Florida Keys to the nation’s premier seafood nursery in the Mississippi Delta. Along the way, OCEAN FRONTIERS captures inspiring stories of scientists, businesses, farmers, sport and commercial fishermen, governments and citizens coming together to save the seas that sustain them.

Rebels With A Cause
Tuesday April 15 at 9:30 pm on KLRU
Narrated by
Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand, REBELS WITH A CAUSE spotlights a small group of people who banded together to protect and preserve open spaces near urban areas for parks and farms from rampant development. In doing so, they brought about America’s system of national seashores and recreation areas. The film begins in the 1950s and tells the tale of this disparate band of activists who, despite reversals, diversions, and disappointments, persisted in their mission for 20 years. Their cause crosses party lines, unifies seemingly antagonistic foes, falters and is nearly extinguished many times along the way, but is ultimately victorious. REBELS WITH A CAUSE documents a fascinating example of a hard-fought campaign to preserve something important to all Americans – our public lands.

American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire 
Tuesday, April 22 at 8 pm on KLRU
This film is an exploration of the environmental movement — grassroots and global activism spanning 50 years from conservation to climate change. Inspired by the book of the same name by Philip Shabecoff and informed by advisors like Edward O. Wilson, A FIERCE GREEN FIRE chronicles the largest movement of the 20th century and one of the keys to the 21st. It brings together all the major parts of environmentalism and connects them. It focuses on activism, people fighting to save their homes, their lives, the future — and succeeding against all odds. The film is directed and written by Mark Kitchell, Academy Award-nominated director of Berkeley in the Sixties,and narrated by Robert Redford, Ashley Judd, Van Jones, Isabel Allende and Meryl Streep.

Water Blues Green Solutions 
Tuesday, April 22 at 10 pm on KLRU
An Interactive Documentary Project telling stories of communities creating green solutions for our water blues-flooding, pollution, and scarcity. Floods.  Drought.  Overloaded sewers.  Acres of pavement.  Pollution. We’re in a water crisis. Meet the innovators who are teaching America to “soak it up.” America’s deteriorating water infrastructure demands repair and expansion. Some communities are testing new solutions. Water Blues Green Solutions tells the stories of visionary leaders in four cities-Philadelphia, New York, San Antonio, and Portland-who borrow strategies from nature to clean and protect water.

On KLRU-Q:
Ecosense for Living Take Back the Farm
Saturday, April 5 at 6 pm on KLRU Q
There’s a “growing” awareness in the U.S. about our food…where it comes from, how it’s grown, and what exactly it takes to feed all of us nutritious, earth-conscious meals. In this episode, we explore farmers of all types in all kinds of situations. From Ron Finley, a renegade gardener in south central Los Angeles to south Georgia farmer, Will Harris, we’ll meet people who are changing the way we think about and consume food. Lawn and garden expert Paul Tukey gives us some surprising revelations about how we moved from growing our own food to our fascination with perfect lawns. We’ll get the story from a suburban man who became a local outlaw for “growing too many vegetables.” We wrap with a quick trip to Chipotle, a national chain that’s taking a local approach to their food supply.

Ecosense for Living Food Fight 
Saturday, April 5 at 6:30 pm on KLRU Q
The quality and accessibility of food has been a hot button issue throughout the ages. Lack of secure food has been the source of revolutions and toppled governments. In “Food Fight,” we look at the tug of war over America’s diet. From questions plaguing genetically-modified ingredients to wheat-free/gluten-free concerns to the rapid decline of bees, we explore pressures on the safety and security of our food supply. Rich Food, Poor Food authors, Jayson and Mira Calton, guide us through a grocery store and reveal how to make smart choices and avoid unwanted ingredients. Cardiologist Dr. William Davis, author of Wheat Belly, tells us his surprising results after removing wheat from his patients’ diets. Filmmaker and concerned father Jeremy Siefert tells his journey trying to understand the impact of genetically-modified food on his children’s health. Bee experts sound the alarm about the decline of our most valuable pollinators and what we can do to make sure they continue supplying us with fresh fruits and vegetables.

Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time
Sunday, April 6 at 6 pm on KLRU Q
From the filmmakers of the beloved THE GREATEST GOOD comes the 2012 Emmy-Award winner Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time, the first high definition documentary made about the famed father of conservationism, Aldo Leopold. Emmy-Award winning narrator Peter Coyote lends his talent as the voice of Aldo Leopold, and the film’s on-screen guide is Curt Meine, Leopold’s biographer. The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of the twentieth century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied all over the world today. In partnership with the U.S. Forest Service, premiere screenings in select cities will also celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Weeks Act, the law that lead to the creation of many of our eastern national forests, and sparked the long-term effort to replant and restore forests that still continues today.

Saving the Bay Marvel Of Nature (Prehistory-1848)
Sunday, April 6 at 7 pm on KLRU Q
In the first episode, photo-realistic animation illustrates the formation of the Bay following the last Ice Age. This hour introduces the first inhabitants along the Bay’s shores, including Native Peoples along with flora and fauna, and continues through European exploration and settlement, including Spanish, Russian and ultimately, American influences that dramatically altered the region.

Saving the Bay Harbor of Harbors (1849-1906)
Sunday, April 6 at 8 pm on KLRU Q
The second hour follows San Francisco’s “rapid monstrous maturity” into a major metropolis following the California Gold Rush (1849-1906) . Establishing the infrastructure to support the instant city meant radical change for San Francisco Bay. By the century’s end, San Francisco Bay was the center of a broad economic empire on the Pacific.

Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter
Friday, April 11 at 9 pm on KLRU Q
Narrated by Peter Coyote, this program follows the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Idaho, and explores why the wolf remains a controversial animal.

Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era In Ocean Stewardship
Friday April 12 at 6 pm on KLRU Q
How can the United States meet its ever-expanding demands on the ocean without destroying it? To answer this question, OCEAN FRONTIERS introduces the unlikely allies joining forces to improve conditions in the waters off America’s coasts. OCEAN FRONTIERS: THE DAWN OF A NEW ERA IN OCEAN STEWARDSHIP travels to four seaports and watersheds to observe new, long-term approaches to ocean management- from the busy shipping lanes of Boston Harbor to a small fishing community in the Pacific Northwest; from coral reefs in the Florida Keys to the nation’s premier seafood nursery in the Mississippi Delta. Along the way, OCEAN FRONTIERS captures inspiring stories of scientists, businesses, farmers, sport and commercial fishermen, governments and citizens coming together to save the seas that sustain them.

Rebels with a Cause
Sunday, April 13 at 6 pm on KLRU Q
Narrated by Oscar-winning actress Frances McDormand, REBELS WITH A CAUSE spotlights a group of dedicated conservationists who fought to preserve open space, protect agriculture and wildlife, and establish public parks near San Francisco. Beginning in the 1950s, ordinary citizens from all walks of life, concerned by the intentions of residential land developers and the environmental cost of “progress,” began banding together to save a vast stretch of Northern California coastline. Their passionate activism at both the local and federal level helped create Point Reyes National Seashore and the Golden Gate National Recreation Area. These precedent-setting efforts also raised Californians’ awareness of their power to promote change, fostered a national movement to preserve open spaces, and shaped the environmental movement of today.

Saving the Bay Miracle Workers (1906 – 1956)
Sunday, April 13 at 7 pm on KLRU Q
The third hour begins with the Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906, the rise of California’s water re-distribution projects and the Bay’s transformation into the world’s greatest shipbuilding center by the close of World War II.

Saving the Bay Bay in the Balance (1906 – Present)
Sunday, April 13 at 8 pm on KLRU Q
In the final episode, the very survival of the Bay is threatened by the postwar boom and the issue becomes how best to balance the competing demands of a major urban center set amidst an environmentally significant landscape.

Lords of Nature: Life in a Land of Great Predators
Friday, April 18 at 9 pm on KLRU Q
Birds, butterflies, beaver and antelope, wildflowers and frogs – could their survival possibly be connected to top predators like the wolf and cougar? Narrated by Peter Coyote, this documentary goes behind the scenes with leading scientists to explore the role top predators play in restoring and maintaining ecosystems and biodiversity. Wolves and cougars, once driven to the edge of existence, are finding their way back — from the Yellowstone plateau to the canyons of Zion, from the farm country of northern Minnesota to the rugged open range of the West. LORDS OF NATURE: Life in a Land of Great Predators tells the story of science now discovering the great carnivores as revitalizing forces of nature, and a society now learning tolerance for the beasts they had once banished.

Water Pressures
Saturday, April 19 at 6 pm on KLRU Q
Water is a central element of life, yet one in eight people worldwide – 1.2 billion – lack access to safe drinking water. In the coming years, the water scarcity in some drought-stricken regions will turn into a global crisis. Hosted by actor-producer Adrian Grenier (HBO’s Entourage), WATER PRESSURES sheds light on this critical, complex issue by documenting the partnership between villagers in water-distressed Rajasthan, India and students and faculty at Northwestern University, situated on the shores of Lake Michigan. Students in a Northwestern environmental policy class see a model of conservation and community cooperation firsthand on a 10-day trip to India, where a leading nonprofit organizations illustrates the power of pairing traditional wisdom with simple teamwork to solve the water crisis in the Thar Desert. They also meet with political leaders, corporate executives and water experts to create their own local partnerships and try to make a difference in their own communities.

Katmai: Alaska’s Wild Peninsula
Friday, April 25 at 9 pm on KLRU Q
Filmmaker John Grabowska reveals the wilderness of the Alaska Peninsula, a cloud-cloaked landscape where bears outnumber people and the sockeye salmon run is the largest in the world.

Sky Island
Friday, April 25 at 9:30 pm on KLRU Q
In Northern New Mexico a range of mountains rises up from the high desert, a wild, rugged land of the Faraway Nearby. The volcanic Jemez Mountains are isolated from all other ranges — an island in the sky, surrounded by a desert sea. In “Sky Island,” filmmaker John Grabowska profiles this enchanting landscape and our place within it, with climate change effects already dramatically altering the desert and alpine ecosystems. The film features narration by Pulitzer Prize winner N. Scott Momaday and actress Meryl Streep.

Water Blues Green Solution
Saturday, April 26 at 6 pm on KLRU Q
An Interactive Documentary Project telling stories of communities creating green solutions for our water blues-flooding, pollution, and scarcity. Floods. Drought. Overloaded sewers. Acres of pavement. Pollution. We’re in a water crisis. Meet the innovators who are teaching America to “soak it up.” America’s deteriorating water infrastructure demands repair and expansion. Some communities are testing new solutions. Water Blues Green Solutions tells the stories of visionary leaders in four cities-Philadelphia, New York, San Antonio, and Portland-who borrow strategies from nature to clean and protect water.

Turning The Tide
Sunday, April 27 at 6 pm on KLRU Q
Louisiana’s coastal marshes and wetlands cover 9,000 square miles, stretching 300 miles from east to west, and reaching 30 miles inland. Each year, hurricanes and other natural and manmade forces claim between 20 to 25 square miles of vulnerable coastline. Many believe these numbers constitute a national emergency, one which requires immediate scientific and public consensus to “turn the tide” on the problem. In the balance lay crucial ecosystems, Gulf seafood and fisheries, North American migratory bird and waterfowl populations, the nation’s energy infrastructure and national security, interior navigation and water transport for American produce and goods, and a unique American culture. The powerful documentary TURNING THE TIDE examines of viable strategies and innovative engineering techniques to help address Louisiana’s coastal erosion crisis. The world’s foremost authorities on the subject demystify the complex challenges facing Louisiana’s coast and reveal new (and sometimes unconventional) discoveries with the potential to change the course of the coast’s future.

California Forever The History of California State Parks
Sunday, April 27 at 7pm on KLRU Q
This program recalls the dramatic history and scenic beauty of California state parks — the largest and most diverse collection of state parks in the nation.

California Forever Parks for the Future
Sunday, April 27 at 8 pm on KLRU Q
This program places the future of the parks within the context of trends that will soon threaten parks everywhere. Population growth, decline of native plants and animals, loss of open space and climate change all pose serious challenges to the integrity of parks, now and in the future.

 

 

Highlights March 30 – April 5

KLRU Highlights

Tune into Blackademics TV for discussions on how race is avoided in classrooms and texbooks and the challenges parents face in choosing schools for their kids in Browns / Foster, Sunday at 1:30 pm.

A superstar roster of award-winning jazz and classical musicians and ensembles come together for an unprecedented concert at the Arsht Center in Miami, Florida in Jazz And The Philharmonic, Sunday at 3 pm.

Becoming An Artist follows  young artists from diverse backgrounds and distant regions as they apply to the Young Arts program, come together to share their work, create new pieces, and consider what a life in the arts might entail, Sunday at 4:30 pm.

The nuns and midwives of Nonnatus House move into their new premise on episode one of the new season of Call the Midwife Sunday at 7 pm.

Rose returns from America for the store’s fifth anniversary. Agnes returns from training in Paris. Lord Loxley returns to torture Lady Mae in Masterpiece‘s Mr. Selfridge, Season 2 – Part 1, Sunday at 8 pm.

Can Susan and her old friends catch the killer behind a string of murders? Find out in Bletchley Circle Episode #101, Sunday at 10 pm.

When Scotland Yard dismisses the women’s theories they realize it’s up to them to stop the killer  before he takes his next victim in Bletchley Circle Episode #102, Sunday at 10:58.

Antiques Roadshow travels to Kansas City and visits the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to explore a one-of-a-kind, signed baseball, Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow  visits Atlanta, Georgia and heads to the Coca-Cola archives with Leila Dunbar to explore the mystery surrounding the disappearance of three Norman Rockwell paintings, Monday at 8 pm.

Meet a community beset by a crippled economy and dwindling population as Independent Lens presents Medora Monday at 9 pm.

Filmmaker John Grabowska reveals the wilderness of the Alaska Peninsula, a cloud-cloaked landscape where bears outnumber people and the sockeye salmon run is the largest in the world, in Katmai: Alaska’s Wild Peninsula, Monday at 10:30 pm.

Simon Schama explores the bright, hopeful moment when Enlightenment thinkers and revolutionary armies brought ghetto walls crashing down  -  allowing Jews to weave their wisdom, creativity and energies into the very fabric of modern life in Europe as Story Of The Jews presents  A Leap Of Faith, Tuesday at 7 pm.

Story Of The Jews With Simon Schama presents Over The Rainbow Tuesday at 8 pm. Plunge into the lost world of the shtetl, the Jewish towns and villages sewn across the hinterlands of Eastern Europe, which became the seedbed of a uniquely Jewish culture.

Story Of The Jews With Simon Schama presents Return Tuesday at 9 pm. Simon Schama examines how the Holocaust and the creation of Israel have fundamentally changed what it means to be Jewish.

American Jerusalem: Jews And The Making of San Francisco tells the remarkable story of the pioneering Jews of San Francisco Tuesday at 10 pm.

Explore an art installation takes on the pressing issue of water shortages and challenges the community to action as Arts In Context presents Thirst Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Western Perspectives: Arts & Creativity In Western Perspective Episode #103 Thursday at 8 pm introduces viewers to the artists that shape the vast exhibition space of far West Texas.

Live from Lincoln Center presents James Naughton: The Songs Of Randy Newman Friday at 8 pm. A Tony winner for his performances in “City of Angels” and “Chicago,” James Naughton takes on the repertoire of Randy Newman, Friday at 8 pm.

Narrator Christopher Kim and dreamy post-surf band Yum explore what it means to grow up Asian-American in Hardly Sound‘s Yum, Friday at 10 pm.

Learn how to spare the water but not the beauty with plants that laugh at drought as Central Texas Gardener presents Drought Busters at  noon and 4 pm.

See an entirely different approach to dairy farming – the cows are raised naturally and humanely, producing exceptionally delicious milk in Victory Garden’s Ediblefeast Episode #3503, Saturday at 4:30.

Nine Inch Nails makes a rare television appearance, taking the Austin City Limits stage in an hour-long performance of tracks from the latest album, Hesitation Marks.

Father Brown joins the search when a girl who is believed to be radioactive goes missing overnight. But just who is responsible for her disappearance? Find out in The Devil’s Dust, Saturday at 8 pm.

Highlights March 23 – March 29

KLRU Highlights

Dr. Leonard Moore discusses the surprising intellectual aspects of elite football; Baritone Sax musician Fred Ho performs and talks about jazz as black vanguard music in Blackademics TV, Sunday at 1:30 pm.

Great Performances At The Met presents Tosca with Patricia Racette in the title role of the jealous diva, Roberto Alagna as her lover, Cavaradossi, and George Gagnidze as the villainous Scarpia, Sunday at 2 pm.

Unlock the doors to rooms you didn’t know existed, talk to the people who do the jobs no one sees and reveal some surprising facts about one of England’s most famous icons in Secrets Of The Tower Of London, Sunday at 7 pm.

Tragedy strikes on the day polar explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton comes to the store as Masterpiece presents Mr. Selfridge, Part 8 Sunday at 8 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in the Red Stick city and head to Port Hudson to discuss a rare Civil War hand grenade in Baton Rouge, Monday at 7 pm.

Independent Lens premieres All Of Me: A Story Of Love, Loss, And Last Resorts, Monday at 8 pm.

Civic Summit: Obesity, Weight Loss And Body Acceptance is a conversation about the complex issues and experiences surrounding obesity and weight loss, Monday at 9 pm.

Set For Life follows three Baby Boomers – a third-generation steelworker from West Virginia, a community college staffer from South Carolina and an IT project manager from California – struggling to recover from the Great Recession, premiering Monday at 10 pm.

Story Of The Jews With Simon Schama presents The Beginning and tells the story of the Jewish experience begins 3,000 years ago with the emergence of a tribal people in a contested land and their extraordinary book, the Hebrew Bible, a chronicle of their stormy relationship with a faceless, formless, jealous God, Tuesday at 7 pm.

Story Of The Jews With Simon Schama continues with the story of medieval Jews struggling to preserve their identity under the rule of Christianity and Islam in Among Believers, Tuesday at 8 pm.

Frontline tells the heart-wrenching stories behind the spread of a deadly infection threatening people around the world in TB Silent Killer, Tuesday at 9 pm.

Natures‘ What Plants Talk About teaches us all that plants are smarter and much more interactive than we thought, airing Wednesday at 7 pm.

Can modern forensic science uncover fresh clues about the assassination of JFK? Find out in NOVA‘s Cold Case JFK, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Secrets of the Dead‘s The Lost Diary Of Dr. Livingstone celebrate’s the 200th anniversary of Dr. David Livingstone’s birth, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Former Chancellor, Joel Klein, visits Overheard with Evan Smith on Thursday at 7 pm.

Discover how Indie video game developers push games to new frontiers in storytelling, music, animation and design in The Art Of Playing, on Arts In Contexts Thursday at 7:30.

One Square Mile Texas: Dallas explores the condo scene of modern urban Texas and the cultural side of the city, Thursday at 8 pm.

Women In Chemistry: Life Lessons From The Laboratory profiles eight remarkable women who have made important contributions to the field of chemistry, Thursday at 9 pm.

Patina Miller presents her first concert special with music ranging from classic R&B to Broadway’s best in Live from Lincoln Center, Friday at 8 pm.

Whether escaping small town life or overcoming intense anxiety, The Villettes are finding new hope every day, see them perform in Hardly Sound, Friday at 10 pm.

 

Highlights March 16 – March 22

KLRU Highlights

Doc Martin reluctantly agrees to help Louisa hand out awards at her school’s sports day and Ruth & Margaret have a showdown in Listen With Mother, Sunday at 11 pm.

Explore how the innovative “Mississippi” rifle dramatically changed the odds in the Mexican-American War as Antiques Roadshow visits El Paso, Texas, Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow continues its visit in El Paso, Texas and discusses the styles and construction that distinguish Texas spurs and what collectors of vintage spurs are willing to pay for them, Monday at 8 pm.

Makers: Women Who Make America all three episodes back-to-back starting at 9 pm Monday. Episode #101 tells the compelling story of women’s advancement in America over the past 50 years, Monday at 9 pm. Episode #102 features the stories of those who led the fight, those who opposed it and those — both famous and unknown — caught up in its wake, Monday at 10 pm. Episode #103 presents the compelling story of women’s advancement in America over the past 50 years, Monday at 11 pm.

Follow some of the most prominent figures of the time in 1964: American Experience Tuesday at 7 pm.

Frontline tells the story of the hidden price many migrant women working in America’s fields and packing plants pay to stay employed and provide for their families in Rape in the Fields, Tuesday at 9 pm.

Discover the children in the slums of Calcutta that are starting a revolution as Independent Lens presents The Revolutionary Optimists Tuesday at 10 pm.

Discover why  are vanishing off the face of the Earth in Nature‘s Frogs: The Thin Green Line, Wednesday at 7 pm.

NOVA reveals how venom causes the body to shut down, arteries to bleed uncontrollably and limbs to go black and die in Venom: Nature’s Killer, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Skeletons of The Sahara tells the story of scientist Paul Sereno’s amazing discovery of a prehistoric human burial ground in the middle of one of the world’s most forbidding desert, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Comedian Kevin Nealon visits Overheard with Evan Smith, Thursday at 7 pm.

Discover how Alenjandro Rose-Garcia, a.k.a. Shakey Graves, has gone from obscurity to the national spotlight as Arts In Context presents Not Alone, Thursday at 7:30.

One Square Mile: Texas visits Houston, a city that is known for being diverse, Thursday at 8 pm.

Through the use of theatre, Conspire seeks to provide women prisoners a revolutionary and creative approach to healing from trauma, increasing self-esteem, becoming better parents, and improving literacy in Performing Possibilities Thursday at 9 pm.

American Masters‘ Lennon NYC tells John Lennon’s story as it has never been told before — and as it will never be told again, Friday at 8 pm.

Chris and Bill Reid pick a few plants to get your garden humming in Central Texas Gardener‘s Bee Happy, Saturday at noon & 4 pm.

Chef Daniel Klein is off to Arkansas to learn about shiitake mushrooms grown in a purely sustainable way in Victory Garden‘s Ediblefeast, Saturday at 4:30 pm.

Austin City Limits presents an hour with jazz/soul singer/bassist Esperanza Spalding in support of her LP Radio Music Society, Saturday at 7 pm.

When two nuns die in mysterious circumstances at St. Agnes convent, Father Brown investigates with the aid of Sister Boniface, an eager young fan of detective novels in The Bride Of Christ, Saturday at 8 pm.

 

 

Highlights March 9 – March 15

KLRU Highlights

Overheard With Evan Smith presents Reza Aslan, Author And Religious Scholar Sunday at 12:30 pm.

Legends of the 1960s unite in the all-new live performance “My Music” special, 60s Pop, Rock & Soul Sunday at 4 pm.

Step into the past with America’s Wild West Sunday at 6 pm. This special captures some of the best moments from American Experience’s films of the Wild West.

From the producers of Riverdance comes Heartbeat of Home — a music and dance spectacular featuring the dynamic, vibrant components of traditional Irish, Latin and Afro-Cuban music and dance, Sunday at 7.

Masterpiece Sneak Preview: Mr. Selfridge Season 2 will give viewers an exciting taste of the new season, Sunday at 9 pm.

Doc Martin‘s mother returns to Portwenn with some interesting news as penhale spreads pandemonium throughout the village at the drop of the word “asbestos” in Hazardous Exposure, Sunday at 10 pm.

Great Performances presents The Bob Dylan 30th Anniversary Celebration, a star-studded concert tribute to the American pop music icon at New York’s Madison Square Garden, Monday at 9 pm.

Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now Tuesday at 7 pm presents personal stories as well as various philosophical and poetic illustrations to explain that each of our lives is a tapestry composed of all of the choices we’ve made and will make.

Brit Floyd – Live At Red Rocks plays a special tribute to era defining classic rock album “The Dark Side Of The Moon,” Tuesday at 10 pm.

A Celebration Of Blues  & Soul premieres Wednesday at 7 pm for this never-before-seen historic concert featuring Steve Ray Vaughan and some of the biggest names in blues and rock history performing their greatest hits.

Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions For You focuses on her helping individual viewers “find financial solutions for you,” Wednesday at 8:30 pm

3 Steps to Incredible Health! With Joel Fuhrman, MD Wednesday at 10:30 pm addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America.

Joe Bonamassa: Tour De Force Thursday at 9 pm chronicles Bonamassa’s atmospheric rise from the intimate club environment of The Borderline, to the prestigious Royal Albert Hall.

Paul McCartney & Wings: Rockshow a concert film recorded during the band’s 1976 North American Wings Over the World tour, captures the group at the peak of their career, premiering Friday at 9:30.

Fed up with a turf lawn in drought? Mark Simmons from the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center changes our habits with Habiturf in Central Texas Gardener’s Lawn Option for Drought Saturday at noon.

 

Highlights March 2 – March 8

KLRU Highlights

BrainChange With David Perlmutter, MD Sunday at 2 pm reveals the devastating truth about the effects of wheat, sugar, and carbohydrates on the human brain, with a 30-day plan to achieve optimum health.

3 Steps to Incredible Health! With Joel Fuhrman, MD Sunday at 3:30 pm directly addresses the crisis of obesity and chronic disease plaguing America.

From the romantic mood of Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ to the dramatic emotions of Orff’s ‘O Fortuna’, Classical Rewind visits the greatest compositions and composers of all time, Sunday at 5 pm.

Ed Sullivan’s Rock And Roll Classics - The 60s presents classic song performances from 1963 – 1968, on Sunday at 7 pm.

Reflect and remember the very best of The Folk Years in an all new show which remembers archival folk era classics from the vault in John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind, Sunday at 9 pm.

Mrs. Tishell returns to the village as Martin has to work out what is wrong with beachcomber Lorna in Doc Martins The Practice Around The Corner, Sunday at 11 pm.

Antiques Roadshow Simply The Best showcases objects deemed the finest examples of their kind ever seen on the program, Monday at 7 pm.

Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now Monday at 8:15 pm presents personal stories as well as as various philosophical and poetic illustrations to explain that each of our lives is a tapestry composed of all of the choices we’ve made and will make.

Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions For You Tuesday at 7 pm sharply focuses on her helping individual viewers “find financial solutions for you.”

Explore The Shannon, Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and the longest river as Nature presents Ireland’s Wild River Wednesday at 7 pm.

Rick Steves tours the ancient glories and back-street riches of three great Italian cities – Rome, Venice and Florence on  Rick Steves’ Italy: Cities Of Dreams  Wednesday at 8:30 pm.

Rick Steves’ Festive Europe on Wednesday at 10:30 pm captures Europeans doing what they do so expertly – celebrating the good life.

Discover the unforgettable concert featuring singing sensations from a kinder and gentler time in Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop, Thursday at 7 pm.

Landscape architect Kenneth Francis illustrates water management from experience in New Mexico and Texas as Central Texas Gardener presents Water Conservation Design Saturday at noon.

Brit Floyd – Live At Red Rocks Saturday at 7 pm pays a special tribute to era defining classic rock album “The Dark Side Of The Moon,” this year celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary.

Highlights February 23 – March 1

KLRU Highlights

Dr. Omi Jones discusses the experience of being a black female professor and  Dr. Aimee Cox discusses women’s empowerment and dance on Blackademics TV Sunday at 1:30 pm.

William Kentridge’s innovative production of Shostakovich’s shocking, unconventional opera about a beleaguered Russian official and his runaway nose returns as Great Performances At The Met presents The Nose Sunday at 2 pm.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 8 Sunday at 8 pm.

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 Father Brown’s The Eye of the Apollo, Sunday at 10 pm.

Tune in to Doc Martin as Martin is coerced into taking James to playgroup, while Ruth is having problems with her new neighbor, in Nobody Likes Me Sunday at 11 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in Baton Rouge and heads to the LSU Museum of Art to delve into the work of local Louisiana artist Clementine Hunter, on Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in Pittsburgh, PA Monday at 8 pm and discovers centuries-old jewelry fashioned out of steel and iron.

Ice Warriors – USA Sled Hockey portrays the United States Ice Sled Hockey team as it prepares to compete in the Winter Paralympics in a sport called “murderball on blades,” Monday at 9 pm.

10 Buildings That Changed America Monday at 10 pm tells the stories of 10 American architectural marvels.

American Experience Triangle Fire Tuesday at 7 pm focuses on the fire that broke out in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York’s Greenwich Village in 1911 and the events that followed.

Frontline Secrets Of The Vatican Tuesday at 8 pm goes inside the Vatican – one of the world’s most revered and mysterious institutions – to unravel the remarkable series of events that led to the resignation that shook the world.

The Mind of a Chef Louisiana Tuesday at 10 pm focuses on the heavy influence of Louisiana cuisine on Sean.

On Story presents Writing The Fantastical: A Conversation With David Magee Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Return Of The Wolves: The Next Chapter, Wednesday at 7 pm, follows the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Idaho, and explores why the wolf remains a controversial animal.

NOVA presents Ground Zero Supertower Wednesday at 8 pm. Engineers race to complete 1 World Trade Center as they grapple with the final challenges.

Super Skyscrapers The Billionaire Building Wednesday at 9 pm follows the teams tasked with creating New York’s most luxurious residential skyscraper, One57, and their ambition to redefine luxury living the big city.

Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist Eugene Robinson stops by Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Shakey Graves turns his one-man band into a do-it-yourself success story on Arts In Context  Not Alone at Thursday at 7:30 pm.

One Square Mile: Texas presents Midland Thursday at 8 pm. As Midland’s economy booms, the lives of the people that live here are shaped by the economy and the influx of job-seekers.

A Reason To Dance, Thursday at 9 pm, explores the life of China Smith as she wrestles with the business aspect of sharing her art as well as the uphill battle against cultural expectations and the cultural stereotypes of ballet.

Burt Bacharach’s Best Friday at 8 pm features all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s.

One of America’s favorite genre-defying bands has returned with the same signature “magic” that blurred boundaries and musical styles twenty years ago on Mavericks: In Time Friday at 9:30 pm.

Rick Steves’ Italy: Cities Of Dreams premieres Saturday at 10 am.

Central Texas Gardener presents England Goes To Texas Saturday at noon.  Find out why plants like peonies can’t make the move to the Southwest and bring the garden indoors in low-care terrariums.

My Music Best of The 60′s Saturday at 8 pm features a special configuration of selected original hit songs featured in My Generation: The 60s, The British Beat, Motown, 60s Pop, Rock & Soul.

 

Highlights February 16 – February 22

KLRU Highlights

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 7 Sunday at 8 pm. Robert and Thomas return from America, Bates makes a surprise trip to York, Edith prepares to go abroad, and suitors flock to Mary. Branson helps someone move on, and Rose makes her move.

Murder On The Home Front premieres Sunday at 9:15 pm. When young women are found murdered amid the chaos of the London Blitz of World War II, brilliant Home Office Pathologist Dr. Lennox Collins (Patrick Kennedy), on his first murder case, and his newly recruited assistant Molly Cooper (Tamzin Merchant) clash with the police over just who the main suspect is. Employing groundbreaking forensic techniques, can Lennox and Molly save a seemingly innocent man from the gallows and prove there may be more to these murders than meets the eye?

Antiques Roadshow visits Magnolia Mound Plantation to learn about Campeche Chairs in Baton Rouge Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to the Andy Warhol Museum to check out some early works of the Pittsburgh native from his pre-Factory days in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Monday at 8 pm.

Independent Lens presents Las Marthas Monday at 9 pm. The annual debutante ball in Laredo, Texas is unlike any other in the country — its 94 percent Latino debutantes and their attendants all dress as Martha Washington or other patriotic figures from America’s colonial period.

Vamos Al Baile (Let’s Go To The Dance) Monday at 10 pm captures the different styles of Mexican-American music and the family atmosphere of the dance halls in which they are performed.

American Experience‘s Grand Coulee Dam Tuesday at 7 pm explores the significant and central role the Grand Coulee played in transforming the Northwest.

American Experience Rise And Fall Of Penn Station Tuesday at 8 pm tells the story of the tunnels that was one of the greatest architectural achievements of its time, Pennsylvania Station.

Frontline presents Generation Like Tuesday at 9 pm and explores how the perennial teen quest for identity and connection has migrated to social media.

It was a school night to remember when Phoenix performed a spectacular show in the gym at Anderson High School in Austin on Live from the Artists Den Tuesday at 10 pm.

Nature Honey Badgers: Masters Of Mayhem Wednesday at 7 pm follows three badger specialists in South Africa who take on these masters of mayhem in ways that must be seen to be believed.

A team of scientists and volunteers test a theory on how the ancient stone statues were moved, using a 15-ton replica in NOVA’s Mystery of Easter Island, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Super Skyscrapers The Vertical City Wednesday at 9 pm explores the Shanghai Tower and how this structure will dominate Shanghai’s skyline.

Overheard with Evan Smith sits down with award-winning, best-selling novelist, essayist and short story writer Jonathan Lethem Thursday at 7 pm.

Explore an art installation that takes on the pressing issue of water shortages and challenges the community to action as Arts In Context presents Thirst Thursday at 7:30 pm.

One Square Mile: Texas presents Port Isabel Thursday at 8 pm. Discover the island community located between the culture of South Texas and the vacation destination of South Padre Island.

The Daytripper visits Kingsland, Texas Thursday at 8:30 pm. Join Chet as he heads to the Hill Country to pick grapes at a winery and swims on a scenic lake.

Independent Lens presents Soul Food Junkies Thursday at 9 pm. This film puts this culinary tradition under the microscope to examine both its benefits and consequences.

Great Performances presents Sting: The Last Ship Friday at 8 pm. ”The Last Ship” tells the story of the demise of the ship building industry in 1980s Newcastle, which for so long had shaped and overshadowed the city’s development and community.

Yes, You Can Grow Roses with Central Texas Gardener Saturday at noon & 4 pm introduces you to hardy, trouble free roses that perform even in drought.

The Mind of a Chef Louisiana focuses on the heavy influence of Louisiana cuisine on Sean, on Saturday at 5 pm.

Radiohead takes the Austin City Limits stage Saturday at 7 pm.

When the leader of the Church of Apollo’s wife is murdered, Father Brown must break his spell over Susie or risk losing her forever, in The Eye of Apollo on Father Brown Saturday at 8 pm.

 

Highlights February 9 – February 15

KLRU Highlights

Blackademics TV presents Dr. Kevin Cockley and Dr. Gloria Quinlan Sunday at 1:30 pm.

The Art Of Architecture: Houston takes viewers on a journey through the extraordinary history, art and architecture Sunday at 4 pm.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part 6 Sunday at 8 pm. Downton’s drove of pigs arrive, Robert departs, an unwelcome visitor appears, and illness descends. Mary and Blake may have found common ground, but Edith faces her troubles alone.

Making Of A Lady premieres Sunday at 9 pm. Based on the forgotten novel by celebrated writer Frances Hodgson Burnett (“The Secret Garden”), this classic tale tells the story of the well-born, educated but penniless Emily, played by Lydia Wilson.

Antiques Roadshow travels to Saarinen House at Cranbrook Academy of Art to discuss renowned architect and designer Eliel Saarinen in Detroit, Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to Eugene, Oregon and visit the King Estate Winery to discuss what to look for in the pursuit of collecting wineglasses and decanters, Monday at 8 pm.

Independent Lens  Spies of Mississippi Monday at 9 pm tells the story of a secret spy agency formed by the state of Mississippi to preserve segregation during the 1950′s and 1960′s.

American Experience presents Billy The Kid Tuesday at 7 pm. On April 28, 1881, 21-year-old Henry McCarty, alias Billy the Kid, just days from being hanged for murder, outfoxed his jailors and electrified the nation with the latest in a long line of daring escapes.

Butch Cassidy & The Sundance Kid on American Experience Tuesday 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. Separating fact from fiction, this program explores the last pair of outlaws to flee on horseback into a setting sun.

Frontline Tuesday at 9 pm gives the most timely view yet of this newest front in the Syrian revolution.

The writers behind Wanted, The Bourne Ultimatum, Con Air, and Snitch discuss how they use action scenes to further the plot, convey tension, and build toward a satisfying climax in Explosive Action! on On Story, Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

The Animal House presents a global look at the “homelife of wildlife,” Wednesday at 7 pm on Nature.

The Duomo in Florence is a towering masterpiece of Renaissance ingenuity and an enduring source of mystery. NOVA investigates in Great Cathedral Mystery, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Super Skyscrapers rethinks every aspect of the traditional building model with the Leadenhall Building in Building The Future, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Mary Matalin and James Carville are both veteran political strategists, commentators and best-selling authors talk politics on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Go behind the scenes to witness the passion and energy required to create a successful music festival at the annual Fun Fun Fun Fest on Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.

One Square Mile: Texas at 8 pm Thursday explores Austin through the lives of Austinites navigating an ever-changing landscape.

Chet heads to the hill country, eats at a Belgium bakery, swims in Hamilton Pool, climbs Reimer’s Ranch, and polishes the day off at Salt Lick on Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Great Performances presents National Theatre: 50 Years On Stage Friday at 8 pm. November 2013, the NT celebrates its 50th anniversary with a special gala performance, welcoming home an all-star cast of NT alumni to perform excerpts from landmark productions, complemented by archival excerpts from the NT’s many groundbreaking productions.

Rick Steves’ Europe presents Athens And Side Trips Saturday at 10:30 am. Tour the must-sees of ancient Athens, including the parthenon, Agora, and amazing National Archeological Museum.

Gardeners love to try plants a little out of their range. Find out which ones work and how to do it in Central Texas Gardener‘s Outside The Box With Marginal Plants Saturday at 12 & 4 pm.

The Mind of a Chef wrestles with questions every aspiring new or expanding veteran chef has to confront in Restaurateur, Saturday at 5 pm.

Alternative rock superstars Arcade Fire perform hits and tunes from their Grammy-winning LP The Suburbs Saturday at 7 pm on Austin City Limits.

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? Find out Saturday at 8 pm with Father Brown‘s The Man In The Tree.

 

Highlights February 2 – February 8

KLRU Highlights

On Sunday at 1:30 pm,  Dr. Heather Pleasants and Dana Salter present their findings on digital media, youth and the creation of new narratives, while Dr. Amy Brown describes how urban fiction can be used as a teaching tool in Blackademics TV.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey Season 4, Part Five Sunday at 8 pm. Pride and prejudice mark Robert’s surprise birthday party when Rose’s potentially scandalous recruit raises eyebrows and Mary clashes with an instantly antagonistic man of the people. Bates and Anna step out, and Edith gets troubling news.

Sherlock Season 3 – His Last Vow airs Sunday at 9 pm. Sherlock Holmes encounters Charles Augustus Magnussen, the one man he truly hates, through a case of stolen letters. How will he tackle an enemy who specializes in blackmail and knows the personal weakness of every eminent person in the Western world?

Doc Martin returns with Sickness And Health Sunday at 11 pm. Portwenn is buzzing with arrangements for the wedding of the Doc and Louisa. Will they finally tie the knot, or will the villagers have to put the confetti back in the box again?

Antiques Roadshow visits Detroit Monday at 7 pm and heads to the Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum to explore model cars made by Hudson Car Company.

Antiques Roadshow heads to Eugene, Oregon Monday at 8 pm and visits to the King Estate Winery to discuss what to look for in the pursuit of collecting wine glasses and decanters.

POV presents American Promise Monday at 9 pm. This film spans 13 years as Joe Brewster and Michele Stephenson, middle-class African-American parents in Brooklyn, N.Y.., turn their cameras on their son, Idris, and his best friend, Seun, who make their way through one of the most prestigious private schools in the country.

Nazi Mega Weapons presents V2 Rocket Tuesday at 7 pm. This is the story of how scientist Werner von Braun heralded the birth of ballistic missiles and laid the technological foundations for the space race.

Amish Shunned premieres on American Experience Tuesday at 8 pm. Filmed over the course of 12 months, this film follows seven former members of the Amish community as they reflect on their decisions to leave one of the most closed and tightly-knit communities in the United States.

April travels four hours outside London to Cornwall to visit and cook with farmer and chef Tom Adams in The Mind of a Chef‘s Farmer, Tuesday at 10 pm.

On Story presents A Conversation With Chris Carter, Creator Of The X-Files Tuesday at 10:30 pm. Legendary television writer Chris Carter reveals the secret behind the creation and success of The X-Files and how he stirred audiences using the power of mythology.

Take a fascinating look at one of our most familiar birds as Nature presents An Original DUCKumentary Wednesday a 7 pm.

NOVA presents Roman Catacomb Mystery Wednesday at 8 pm. NOVA goes beneath the streets of Rome where an ancient city of the dead known as the Catacombs — a labyrinth of tunnels, hundreds of miles long, lined with tombs – lies.

Super Skyscrapers takes a look at the tallest building in the western hemisphere and a famous modern landmark in One World Trade Center on Wednesday at 9 pm.

Singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams stops by on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents PowerUP Thursday at 7:30. Allison Orr finds the poetry of motion in unusual places and uses non-traditional choreography to celebrate everyday life. After shadowing technicians, linemen and machines at a power company, they are ready to perform Orr’s choreography in front of thousands of people.

One Square Mile: Texas presents Silverton Thursday at 8 pm. The small Panhandle town of Silverton is home to 731 people. The town has no grocery store, no traffic lights and is exactly one square mile in size. As the town’s population slowly dwindles, the community that remains is strong and self-sufficient.

The Daytripper visits La Grange, Texas Thursday at 8:30. Explore Texas Czech culture, eat at a 100 year old BBQ joint, and enjoy some kolaches from Hruska’s with Chet.

The March premieres Thursday at 9 pm. This documentary honors the 50th anniversary of the original March on Washington, a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement.

American Masters presents Alice Walker: Beauty In Truth Friday at 8 pm. Most famous for her seminal novel The Color Purple, writer/activist Alice Walker celebrates her 70th birthday in February, 2014.

Rick Steves’ Europe heads to Vienna And The Danube Saturday at 10:30 am. Explore the city’s surroundings, with a trip along the romantic Danube River and a hike up to the breathtakingly Baroque Melk Abbey.

Keep the lawn but dump the weekly mower with native alternatives from Mark Simmons at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center on Central Texas Gardener‘s Lawn Options For Drought, Saturday at 12 & 4 pm.

The Mind of a Chef presents Leftovers Saturday at 5 pm and aims to prove that nasty bits have been given a bad rap and deserve to be on the kitchen table along with meatloaf and mashed potatoes.

Austin City Limits presents Kacey Musgraves and Dale Watson Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown presents The Wrong Shape Saturday at 8 pm. 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.