Operas coming to KLRU this January

Premiering on KLRU this January  and February are three renowned operas that tell classic stories with incredible performances.

Here are the upcoming operas:
Live from Lincoln Center “Richard Tucker Opera” Gala” airs January 12 at 1:30 pm
The Richard Tucker Gala, honoring the legacy of the beloved American tenor, is a perennial highlight of the opera season. The 2013 Gala celebrates the centennial of Tucker’s birth with performances of arias and ensembles featuring many of the world’s greatest voices, including past Richard Tucker Award winners Renee Fleming, Joyce DiDonato and Susan Graham, and this year’s winner, rising Metropolitan Opera star Isabel Leonard.

Great Performances at the Met Eugene Onegin” airs January 19 at 1:30 pm
“Eugene Onegin” premieres the Metropolitan Opera season.  Anna Netrebko and Mariusz Kwiecien star as the lovestruck Tatiana and the imperious Onegin in Tchaikovsky’s fateful romance. Deborah Warner’s new production, directed by Fiona Shaw, is set in the late 19th century and moves episodically from farmhouse to ballroom, with a powerful snowstorm providing the dramatic setting for the finale. Piotr Beczala is Lenski, Onegin’s friend turned rival.

Great Performances at the Met The Nose” airs February 23 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 to the Met for the first time since its sold-out 2010 premiere. Pavel Smelkov conducts a cast led by Paulo Szot as the hapless Kovalyov with Andrey Popov as the menacing Police Inspector and Alexander Lewis as Kovalyov’s peripatetic nose.

Highlights December 29 – January 4

KLRU Highlights

Amid preparations for Christmas celebrations and Christmas baby arrivals, Poplar’s routine is interrupted when an unexploded German bomb is found in the neighborhood, prompting evacuations on Call The Midwife Holiday Special Sunday at 6:30 pm.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey, Season 3 – Part 7 Sunday at 8 pm. The Great War is over and  along-awaited engagement is on, but all is not tranquil at Downton Abbey as wrenching social changes, romantic intrigues and personal crises grip the majestic English county estate.

Father Brown joins the search when a girl who is believed to be radioactive goes missing overnight Father Brown The Devil’s Dust Sunday at 10 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to Phoenix, Arizona and visits Phoenix’ Desert Botanical Garden with appraiser Don Creswell for a discussion of antique botanical artwork Monday at 7 pm.

Don’t miss Antiques Roadshow‘s Phoenix, Arizona – Hour Three Monday at 8 pm. Mark Walberg and Natalie Linn visit the Heard Museum to discuss American Indian Basketry.

Independent Lens presents How To Survive A Plague Monday at 9 pm. This film is the story of two grassroots coalitions – ACT UP and Treatment Action Group – made pu of innovative activists who fought to turn AIDS from a death sentence into a manageable condition.

BBC journalist John Ware journeys to Israel for a fresh look at how it has responded to the changes sweeping the region in the wake of the Arab Spring on Israel: Facing The Future Monday at 10:30 pm.

Life from Lincoln Center presents New York Philharmonic Gala With Yo-Yo Ma Tuesday at 7 pm. Cello soloist Yo-Yo Ma joins maestro Alan Gilbert and the New York Philharmonic for a festive celebration of dance-inspired orchestral music.

Return To Downton Abbey Tuesday at 8:30 pm savors fond memories from the past three seasons of “Downton Abbey” and get a tantalizing tantalizing taste of the upcoming fourth season.

Frontline From Jesus To Christ: The First Christians Tuesday at 9 pm examines the period after the first revolt, tracing the development and impact of the Gospels and looking at the increasingly hostile relationship between the Christians and the Jews.

Great Performances presents The Vienna Philharmonic and the Vienna State ballet for the beloved annual traditions against the joyful backdrop of the picturesque city Wednesday at 7 pm.

Singer/songwriter Aimee Mann on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday goes inside Peligrosa, a collective of DJs, producers, and visual artists re-energizing the sights and sounds of Latin America.

The Daytripper goes to El Paso, Johnson City, San Marcos and Houston in back-to-back episodes starting at 8 pm Thursday.

Sherlock and Watson are plunged into a case of blackmail involving crafty dominatrix Irene Adler on Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia at 9 pm Friday.

See how romantic English design joined the melting pot of American garden style on Central Texas Gardener at noon and 4 pm Saturday. On tour, English-born gardeners adapted memories with drought tough native plants.

Queens of the Stone Age performs rock anthems from its latest LP on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Downton Abbey Returns January 2014

This season of Masterpiece‘s Downton Abbey finds aristocrats coping with last season’s shocking finale. Change is in the air as three generations of the Crawley family have conflicting interests in the estate. Tune in January 2014 for all new episodes.

1/5 Part 1 at 8 pm
Six months after Matthew’s death, Mary is mired in grief, and the family and servants try to help her face a future without Matthew. Meanwhile, both Tom Branson and Carson face figures from their pasts, and Edith experiments with modernism.

1/12 Part 2  at 8 pm
The fates of several characters converge at an opulent house party where a famous guest performs and a new friendship forms. But the flurry of guests and their servants put Mrs. Patmore on edge, Branson ill-at-ease, and Anna in peril.

1/19 Part 3 at 8 pm
Love is in the air at Downton Abbey and darker emotions too, as Mary, Edith, Tom, and Anna each struggle with a dilemma. Things are cooking for Ivy and Alfred, and heating up in London.

1/26 Part 4 at 8 pm
Questions of estate management pit Mary and Tom against Robert, while Bates’ questions about Anna’s suffering pressure Mrs. Hughes. Thomas installs a new ally, Violet hires a new gardener, and Alfred cooks up some ambition.

2/2 Part 5 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.

2/9 Part 6 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.

2/22 Part 7 at 9 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.

2/3 Part 8 at 8 pm
The drama and intrigue come to a head for the Craweley family and their servants in the exciting finale of Downton Abbey, Season 4.

Highlights December 22 – December 28

KLRU Highlights

Masterpiece presents the entire Season 3 of Downton Abbey Sunday at 2 to 8 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 Father Brown The Bride of Christ Sunday at 10 pm.

Tune in to Antiques Roadshow‘s Finders Keepers Monday at 7 pm. This episode shines a spotlight on items whose discovery was a happy accident.

Christmas In Norway With The St. Olaf Choir Monday at 8 pm showcases the rich choral music traditions of two countries, presenting traditional Christmas hymns and carols in both Norwegian and English.

St. Thomas Christmas: All Is Well 2013 Monday at 9 pm shares the University of St. Thomas tradition of celebrating Advent and Christmas with beloved traditional and contemporary music performed by student ensembles on a world class stage.

Independent Lens presents Jiro Dreams Of Sushi Monday at 10 pm. Take an inside look inside the eighty-five-year-old Jiro Ono, one of the world’s greatest sushi chef, his meditation on work, family, and the art of perfection.

Based on David Walliams’ bestselling book, Mr. Stink premieres Tuesday at 7 pm. Chloe has an unusual friend hiding in her garden shed. As it turns out that there is more to Mr Stink than meets the eye … or nose.

Christmas With The Mormon Tabernacle Choir Tuesday at 8 pm presents Tony Award-winning tenor Alfie Boe and journalist/author Tom Brokaw with the world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir in a holiday concert performance.

Frontline presents the epic story of the rise of Christianity with From Jesus To Christ: The First Christians Tuesday at 9 pm.

Nature presents Christmas in Yellowstone Wednesday at 7 pm. Nature journeys in the footsteps of the men who first explored the park, and travels with their modern-day counterpart on his own journey of discovery.

NOVA‘s Building The Great Cathedrals Wednesday at 8 pm experiments to investigate and reveal the architectural secrets that the cathedral builders used to erect their soaring, glass-filled walls.

Comet Encounter Wednesday at 9 pm steps into the world of scientists all over the world as they follow Comet ISON and prepare for the once-in-a-lifetime event.

Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday presents Tom Waits in a classic episode from 1978.

Joyce Banda, President of Malawi stops by on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents There Will Be Fun Thursday at 7:30 pm. Go behind the scenes to witness the passion and energy required to create Fun Fun Fun Fest.

Jerusalem: Center Of The World Thursday at 9 pm draws on religious texts, the science of archeology and oral traditions passed on through millennia to try to determine why this small city has occupied the minds of so many for so long.

American Masters presents Marvin Hamlisch: What He Did For Love Friday at 9 pm and tells this rich and engrossing story about the famous composer.

Central Texas Gardener features Richard Louv, author of Last Child In The Woods, on Saturday noon and 4 pm and explores the importance of connecting kids to nature int his digital world.

Famed Mexican guitar duo Rodrigo y Garbriela perform a unique fusion of flamenco, jazz and rock on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Highlights December 15 – December 21

KLRU Highlights

When an abandoned woman, dressed in all pink, turns up murdered in an abandoned building, Sherlock must use the science of deduction to catch the killer on Masterpiece Mystery! Sherlock: A Study In Pink Sunday at 8 pm.

Antiques Roadshow presents Junk In The Trunk Monday at 7 pm with never-before-seen appraisals from Roadshow’s 2011 season.

Tune in to Antiques Roadshow‘s Trash To Treasure Monday at 8 pm. This episode puts viewers in a festive mood with more than twenty incredible tales of valuable treasures rescued from rubbish heaps, roadsides, dumpsters, and demolition sites.

The lives of two young playwrights are brought together inextricably in the process of creating a new language for the stage on Independent Lens Playwright: From Page To Stage Monday at 9 pm.

Red Metal: The Copper Country Strike Of 1913 Tuesday at 7 pm explores an epic labor strike that devastated Michigan’s Copper Country and haunts the American labor movement to this day.

How Sherlock Changed The World Tuesday at 8 pm tells the story of the impact and legacy of the most famous crime fighter in history.

Israel: Facing The Future Tuesday at 10 pm analyzes what is next for the world’s only Jewish state as both the religious and the secular battle over its future.

Nature presents Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo Wednesday at 7 pm captures how wolves and buffalo live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world.

NOVA‘s Extreme Ice Wednesday at 8 pm follows the exploits of acclaimed photojournalist James Balog and a scientific team as they try to create a unique photo archive of melting glaciers that could provide a key to understanding their runaway behavior and their potential to dive rising sea levels.

Life on Fire presents Icelandic Volcanoes Wednesday at 9 pm and tries to discern which volcano will awaken next as the 2010 eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano raised concern.

Austin City Limits presents experimental alt. pop to the stage with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes / tUnE-yArDs Wednesday at 10 pm.

Overheard with Evan Smith sits down with Reza Aslan, Author And Religious Scholar Thursday at 7 pm.

Meet Allison Orr, a non-traditional choreographer that has been working with technicians, linemen and machines at a power company for a dance performance. Tune in to Arts In Context‘s PowerUp Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Christmas At Luter: Tidings Of Comfort And Joy celebrates the joy and traditions of Christmas with the renowned choirs of Luter College in Decorah Iowa Thursday at 8 pm.

National Christmas Tree Lighting Thursday at 9 pm promises to include appearances and performances by some of the most recognizable names in entertainment.

Southern Celtic Christmas Concert Thursday at 10 pm celebrates the high spirits and mystical beuty of Celtic and Appalachian Christmas traditions.

Christmas At Belmont Friday at 9 pm presents a production of traditional carols, classical masterworks, world  music and light-hearted seasonal favorites.

The Daytripper Saturday at 10 am travels to Houston, Texas and heads to a Dim Sum restaurant in Houston’s Chinatown, followed by a visit to the Museum District.

Central Texas Gardener presents Small Garden Ideas With Upcycled Materials at 12 and 4 pm. Make the most of small spaces with an artistic spin using upcycled objects.

Masterpiece presents the first five episodes of Downton Abbey – Season 3 Saturday 6 – 11 pm.


Highlights December 8 – December 14

KLRU Highlights

Great American Songbook Sunday at 1 pm offers a dazzling parade of American popular songs as seen and heard in some of the most beloved films ever made.

Burt Bacharach’s Best features all the original artists performing Bacharach’s hits with rare archival footage and clips from the 1960s-1970s Sunday at 4:30 pm and 11 pm.

In Inside Foyle’s War Sunday at 8 pm looks at how this enormously popular, award-winning Masterpiece/Mystery! series has captured loyal fans for over 10 years.

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind Monday at 9 pm remembers archival folk era classics from the vault.

Carole King – James Taylor Live At The Troubadour Tuesday at 7 pm celebrates the 50th anniversary of the legendary Los Angeles club.

Great Performances presents Pavarottie: A Voice For The Ages Tuesday at 8:30 pm. This program celebrates the 50th anniversary since Luciano Pavarotti’s career debut.

Gospel’s Jubilee Showcase Tuesday at 10 pm features archival performance footage with virtually everyone who mattered in gospel.

Statler Brothers Farewell Concert  Wednesday at 7 pm documents the last time the Statler Brothers took the stage and celebrates one of country music’s most honored acts.

Rock, Pop And Doo Wop Wednesday at 8:30 pm presents legends Jon “Bowzer” Bauman and Ronnie Spector as they bring back the best songs from the late 1950′s and early 1960′s.

Return To Downton Abbey Thursday at 8 pm savors the fond memories from the past three seasons of “Downton Abbey” and gets a tantalizing taste of the upcoming fourth season.

Carole King & James Taylor Live at The Troubadour Friday at 9 pm is an entire concert from the extraordinary 2007 Troubadour Reunion of James Taylor and Carole King.

Rick Steves’ Delicious Europe savors classic European cuisine Friday at 10:30 pm.

Central Texas Gardener presents Drought Tough Plants Saturday at noon. Horticulturist Mary Irish crosses the lines from Arizona to Texas with plants that survive drought and restore wildlife.



Highlights December 1 – December 7

KLRU Highlights

Oscar Hammerstein II: Out of My Dreams Sunday at 3:30 pm celebrates the most acclaimed lyricists and librettists of the 20th century, Oscar Hammerstein.

Visit the greatest compositions and composers of all time with My Music Presents Classical Rewind Sunday at 5 pm.

Return To Downton Abbey savors the fond memories from the past three seasons of Downton Abbey and gives a tantalizing taste of the upcoming fourth season Sunday at 8 pm.

Antiques Roadshow presents Big & Little Monday at 7 pm and proves that good things come in small – and gigantic – packages.

Genealogy Roadshow finds secrets in Austin involving some of Texas’ favorite subjects: football, politics, and home-state pride Monday at 8:15 pm.

Best Of The 60s presents a special configuration of selected original hit songs featured in My Generation: The 60s, The British Beat, Motown, 60′s Pop, Rock & Soul Tuesday at 7 pm.

John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind Tuesday at 9 pm featuring the very best of The Folk Years in an all new show which remembers archival folk era classics from the vault which culminates into a crescendo of excitement.

Nature Animal Odd Couples Wednesday at 7 pm investigates the special bonds between animals and how love apparently knows no boundaries in the animal kingdom.

NOVA examines groundbreaking research that aims to keep us out of harm’s way in Making Stuff Safer Wednesday at 8 pm.

Elton John In Concert Wednesday at 9:30 pm presents the legendary artist in a specially staged concert.

American Masters Carol Burnett: A Woman Of Character Thursday at 7 pm  takes a glimpse of something deeper and darker that began to emerge in the dramatic career that followed her TV variety show.

Rick Steves’ Delicious Europe savors classic European cuisine Thursday at 10:30 pm.

Matthew Morrison A Classic Christmas Live From the Bushnell Friday at 10:30 pm. Prepare yourself for a “Glee-ful’ event as Morrison sustains entertains the audiences with songs and graceful dance moves.

Keep the butterflies around all year with renowned Geyata Ajilvsgi’s tips for perennial attraction with Central Texas Gardener‘s Perennials To Attract Butterflies Saturday at noon.

Inside Foyle’s War Saturday at 12:30 pm takes a look at how this enormously popular Masterpiece Mystery! series has captured loyal fans for over 10 years.

Magic Moments: The Best of 50s Pop Saturday at 5 pm brings back the happiest hits from the ays of poodle skirts and penny loafers.

Brit Floyd – Live At Red Rocks Saturday at 7 pm captures the magic and majesty of Pink Floyd’s legendary music set against the awe-inspiring natural rocks and Colorado landscape.

Tune in for Trans-siberian Orchestra: Ghosts Of Christmas Eve Saturday at 8:10 pm for a fantasy trip through the magic of Christmas.



Highlights November 24 – November 30

KLRU Highlights

The Marines of Montford Point: Fighting For Freedom profiles the first African Americans recruits in the United States Marine Corps, Sunday at 1:30 pm.

Carol Burnett: The Mark Twain Prize honors this comedic icon and all round performing legend Sunday at 7 pm.

The family gathers at Downton Abbey for Christmas Masterpiece‘s Downton Abbey, Series 2 – Part Seven Sunday at 9 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to San Diego, California for Hour Two Monday at 7 pm. Mark L. Walber meets Rafael Eledge aboard the USS Midway to discuss the evolution of a 19th-century.

Mark L. Walberg and Nicholas Lowry take Antiques Roadshow to San Diego, California for Hour Three Monday at 8 pm. Visit San Diego’s Allen Airways Flying Museum to look at some of the earliest-known posters of mechanical flight.

Young Lakota premieres on Independent Lens Monday at 9 pm.  When South Dakota passes a law criminalizing abortion, Pine Ridge Reservation, Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena and their neighbor, Brandon Ferguson are thrown into a political storm.

Injunuity presents a collage of reflections on the Native American world, our shared past, our turbulent present, and our undiscovered future Monday at 10 pm.

The Evolution of Funny: TV Comedy with Larry Wilmore premieres on On Story Monday at 10:30 pm. Larry Wilmore reflects upon different forms of comedy, his own comic influences, and always looking to maximize comedic potential.

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross presents A More Perfect Union Tuesday at 7 pm. Explore how African Americans set out to build a bright new future on the foundation of the civil rights movement’s victories.

The March honors the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington Tuesday at 8 pm.

Frontline investigate the death of Michelle O’Connell, a young, single mother who was found dead after she broke up with her boyfriend, a Florida deputy sheriff, on  A Death In St. Augustine Tuesday at 9 pm.

The Mind of a Chef wrestles with the questions every aspiring new or expanding veteran chef has to confront when opening a new restaurant, in London Tuesday at 10 pm.

On Story explores how the most impressionable characters – both good and evil – are compelling because of their flaws, complexities, and personal truths in Heroes & Anti-Heroes: Loving the Villain Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Nature presents My Life as a Turkey Wednesday at 7 pm. With his board background in the natural sciences, Joe Hutto incubated a bowl of eggs that a local farmer left on his porch.

An Original DUCKumentary premieres Wednesday on Nature  at 8 and takes a fascinating look at tone of our most familiar birds.

Nature reveals the hidden world of white-tailed deer in a whole new light in The Private Life Of Deer, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Retired American astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain, Mark Kelly, visits Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents Power Up Thursday at 7:30 pm. Discover Allison Orr as she finds the poetry of motion in unusual places and uses non-traditional choreography to celebrate everyday life.

All ATX: A Celebration Of Austin Musicians airs Thursday at 8 pm and honors the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians.

POV presents the first-ever animated special from StoryCorps that celebrates the transformative power of listening with Listening Is An Act Of Love: A Storycorps Special, Thursday at 10 pm.

Join screenwriters behind Romantic Comedies and discuss the important balance of relationship, conflict and originality on On Story Thursday at 10:30.

Great Performances presents Barbra Streisand: Back To Brooklyn as she makes a historic homecoming at the new Barclays Center arena Friday at 9 pm.

Central Texas Gardener joins author of Last Child in the Woods, Richard Louv, as he explains the importance of connecting kids to nature in this digital world, Saturday at 12 pm.

Reflect and remember the very best of The Folk Years with John Sebastian Presents: Folk Rewind Saturday at 5 pm.

Join MY MUSIC as they present The Best Of The 60′s Saturday at 7 pm.

Highlights November 17 – November 23

KLRU Highlights

Secrets Of Scotland Yard Sunday 7 pm reveals the secrets of what it takes to became a modern-day Sherlock Holmes and uncovers some grim and grisly details of detectives who have gone before.

Masterpiece presents The Paradise, Part Seven Sunday at 8 pm. ”The Paradise” follows Denise Lovett who lands a job as a shop girl and finds herself facing a future filled with never-before-imagined opportunities.

Downton Abbey, Series 2 – Part Six premieres on Masterpiece Sunday at 9 pm. The Spanish flu strikes Downton, disrupting one match, hastening another and transforming the fortunes of all.

Antiques Roadshow Suvivors highlights amazing tales of rescues, near misses, and beating the odds with treasures that we have endured wars, natural disasters, fires, and more on Monday at 7 pm.

On Antiques Roadshow, Mark Walberg and Marshall Martin head to San Diego, California Monday 8 pm to the world reowned San Diego Zoo to discuss the appeal of vintage Steiff animals, he plush-toy phenomenon that began more than 130 years ago.

Indian Relay premieres on Independent Lens Monday at 9 pm. The hope and determination of modern-day American Indian life is revealed in this story about what it takes to win one of the most exciting and dangerous forms of horse racing practiced anywhere in the world today.

Gettysburg Story Monday 10 pm begins in June 1863 with the start of the Gettysburg campaign in Virginia and follows the route of the Confederate and Union armies as they move north along the Blue Ridge mountains and across the Mason-Dixon line to meet on the rolling ground surrounding the small Pennsylvania town.

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross Tuesday 7 pm examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable.

Lincoln@gettysburg Tuesday at 8 pm unfolds the greatest turning point in American history: the rebirth of a nation and the dawn of the information age.

Frontline‘s Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? Tuesday at 9 pm reexamines Oswald’s life and sifts through the psychological, political, and forensic evidence of his role in the assassination.

NOVA‘s At The Edge Of Space Wednesday at 7 pm takes viewers on an exploration of the earth-space boundary zone that’s home to some of nature’s most puzzling and alluring phenomena: the shimmering aurora, streaking meteors, and fleeting flashes that shoot upwards from thunderclouds, known as sprites.

NOVA presents Asteroid: Doomsday Or Payday? Wednesday at 8 pm. While NASA plans an ambitious mission to return samples from a potentially hazardous asteroid, would-be asteroid miners are dreaming up their own program to scout for potentially profitable asteroids.

Comet Encounter Wednesday at 9 pm follows Comet ISON and the scientists all over the world that will follow a once-in-a-lifetime event and shoot breath-taking images of the sun-grazer comet.

Overheard with Evan Smith features American novelist and former MacArthur Fellow, Jonathan Lethem, Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents Masters of Ceremony Thursday at 7:30 pm and introduces viewers to Riders Against The Storm, the husband and wife duo that have build a community around a love of hip-hop and healing.

Steve Jobs – One Last Thing premieres Thursday at 9 pm. This film takes an in-depth look at the life and work of Apple boss, Steve Jobs, to examine how and why he revolutionized our world.

On Nashville 2.0 Friday at 9 pm, visit country music’s booming hometown, a city that welcomes young musicians who dream of making it big.

Tune in to Rick Steves’ Europe Paris: Regal And Intimate Saturday at 10:30 am and cruise the Seine River, visit Napoleon’s tomb, and take in the Louvre.

Central Texas Gardener shows you how to enchant the outdoor imagination with miniature fairy gardens in Fairy Gardens And Terrariums, Saturday at noon & 4 pm.

ACL Presents: Americana Music Festival Saturday at 7 pm. This program features selected performances from the Americana Music Festival in Nashville, including Dr. John, Stephen Stills, Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell and more.

Tune in for Father Brown The Eye Of Apollo Saturday 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.


Happy Holidays on KLRU!

KLRU has numerous specials for the family to enjoy together this holiday season!

Thomas & Friends: King of the Railway airs Saturday, November 16 at 9 am.
Join Thomas & Friends as they embark on a legendary adventure! The steam team’s quest begins when a special guest arrives on Sodor with a big surprise and important jobs for Thomas, Percy and James. The engines meet new friends and discover suits of armor; coats of arms and legends of long-ago heroes. Then their bravery is put to the test when their new friend Stephen goes missing. Will Thomas find him in time? Will the engines discover the truth about the Island of Sodor’s biggest mystery? It’s a crusade of knightly proportions for Thomas & Friends in this epic special!

Martha Speaks ”Martha’s Thanksgiving airs November 25th and November 28th at at 6:30 am and  5 pm
In this special episode, Martha searches for her long-lost canine family as Helen’s extended family comes together for Thanksgiving.

The Cat In the Hat Knows a Lot About Christmas airs Wednesday, November 27 at 8:30 and Thursday November 28 at 8 am
The Cat in the Hat, Nick and Sally help a lost reindeer find his way home in time for Christmas.