Highlights November 10 – November 16

KLRU Highlights

Into Deep Space: The Birth Of The Alma Observatory Sunday at 1:30 pm traces the engineering, construction, and scientific discoveries of the most powerful observatory on Earth – the ALMA telescope in the Chilean Andes.

Father Brown presents The Man In The Tree Sunday at 10 pm. 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?

Operation Appreciation Sunday at 6 pm follows Georgetown volunteers as they collect cookies, brownies and doughnuts from local stores, and baked goods made by people in the community to distribute at the Fort Hood Army base.

Secrets Of Althorp – The Spencers Sunday at 7 pm tours the house of the Spencers, one of Britain’s most eminent aristocratic dynasties that have lived for over 500 years at Althorp.

Masterpiece presents The Paradise, Part Six Sunday at 8 pm. Katherine turns The Paradise upside-down as she prepares for what promises to be a dazzling society event.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey, Series 2 – Part 5 Sunday at 10. As the war nears its end, Downton’s aristocrats and servants put their lives back together. Mary and Sir Richard go estate hunting. A mysterious wounded officer makes a shocking revelation.

Antiques Roadshow throws its hat in the ring with this special edition, a salute to the presidential election and the keepsakes of political battles long past in Politically Collect on Monday at 7 pm.

JFK: American ExperiencePart One premieres Monday at 8 pm. Follow JFK’s rise to power from his birth to his election as president in 1960.

Kennedy Half-Century chronicles the impact and influence of John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and tragic death on the general public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president, on Monday at 7 pm.

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross  Tuesday at 7 pm portrays the Jim Crow era, when African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation.

JFK: American Experience - Part Two Tuesday 8 pm follows Kennedy into the White House through his assassination and the unfulfilled promise of his presidency.

The Mind of a Chef highlights both the people and food of Charleston by preparing an epic outdoor feast on his friend’s farm in Low Country BBQ, Tuesday 10 pm.

On Story presents James Franco: A Look Inside 127 Hours Tuesday 10:30 pm. James Franco reveals his unique experience working on 127 Hours and the collaboration approach from cast and crew to fulfill the tension needed to capture this true and tantalizing story.

Nature‘s Parrot Confidential Wednesday 7 pm presents a loveable, quirky cast of parrots that reveal their unforgettable tales and the bittersweet world they share with humans.

Discover how state-of-the art forensic tools would be applied to the JFK investigation were it to happen today as NOVA presents Cold Case JFK Wednesday at 8 pm.

Secrets of the Dead present JFK: One PM Central Standard Time Wednesday a 9 pm. This episode chronicles minute-by-minute JFK’s assassination as it was revealed in the CBS newsroom from the moment the President was shot until Walter Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death, one hour and eight minutes later.

Jonathan Alter stops by Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm. Jonathan Alter has written three New York Times best-sellers about American presidents and his most recent book is The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies.

Arts In Context presents The Intergalactic Nemesis Thursday at 7:30 pm. The Intergalactic Nemesis is a “live-action Graphic Novel,” a mash-up of the radio play and a comic book.

The Daytripper heads to El Paso, Texas Thursday 8 pm. Chet travels to the edge of Texas to discover the Wild West history of this frontier town.

Chet travels to Johnson City, Texas on The Daytripper Thursday 8:30 pm and visits President Johnson’s boyhood home and the legendary “Texas White House,” a National Historical Park.

POV presents The City Dark Thursday at 9 pm, providing a fascinating introduction to the science of the dark and an exploration of our relationship to the stars.

Great Performances presents Rodgers And Hammerstein’s Oklahoma! Friday at 9 pm. Celebrate the 70th anniversary of “Oklahoma!” and tune in for a special commemorative encore telecast from London’s national Theatre.

Sample the sumptuous art treasures of Venice and exploring its back-street wonders with Rick Steves’ Europe Venice And Its Lagoon Saturday at 10:30 am.

Make the most of small spaces with an artistic spin using upcycled objects with Central Texas Gardener’s Small Garden Ideas With Upcycled Materials Saturday at noon & 4 pm.

Jim James / The Black Angels perform on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

 

Antiques Roadshow returns this November and December!

KLRU Highlights

Antiques Roadshow returns this November and December with all-new specials!  Junk in the Trunk 3 features never-before-seen appraisals from Roadshow’s 2013 season, Survivors highlights those antiques that have endured the test of time despite exceptionally dangerous circumstances, and Finders Keepers spotlights treasures found in places where you least expect.

11/4 – Junk in the Trunk 3 at 7 pm
Antiques Roadshow packed a trunkful of treasures to share from the six cities visited during the Season 17 tour. Junk in the Trunk 3 is a brand new episode with never-before-seen appraisals from Roadshow’s 2013 season, including a Myrtle Beach guest with a sports collection that would make any Celtics fan turn green with envy, a diamond and platinum ring in Corpus Christi, and a valuable old book with a mysterious past in Rapid City that is valued at $35,000 to $50,000.

11/18 - Survivors at 7 pm
Every antique is a survivor, but considering some have made it through exceptionally dangerous circumstances, it is amazing they survived at all. In this special episode, Antiques Roadshow highlights amazing tales of rescues, near misses, and beating the odds with treasures that have endured wars, natural disasters, fires, and more. A French Blue John urn that remains largely intact despite multiple gunshots is appraised for $3,000 to $5,000. Other highlights include a New Orleans Chess Table that held strong through Hurricane Katrina, and hotel stationary bearing the names of three of the four Beatles that escaped a fiery end.

12/23 - Finders Keepers at 7 pm
Tucked behind a fireplace, buried in a cotton field, mistaken for insulation in the ceiling of a basement…some treasures are where you least expect to find them. In this new special, Roadshow shines a spotlight on items whose discovery was a happy accident. Examples include a formerly buried Weller Coppertone vase that the guest almost tripped over, valued at $2,500 to $3,000, and a collection of Cole Porter & Monty Woolley Letters appraised for $50,000 to $70,000 that were saved from the dumpster in true trash-to-treasure fashion. 

KLRU Honors JFK

Join KLRU in honoring the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s tragic death. Watch an array of programs that celebrate the life, impact and legacy JFK  left behind.

On KLRU:
11/11 - JFK: American Experience Part One at 8 pm
Follow JFK’s rise to power from his birth to his election as president in 1960 – the youngest man ever to be elected to the office. With illuminating interviews from family members including sister Jean Kennedy Smith, niece Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, historian Robert Dallek and author Robert Caro, this episode offers new insight into Kennedy’s early years, from his transformation from a sickly youth to Washington’s most eligible bachelor to the nation’s president.

11/11 - Kennedy Half-Century at 10 pm
Based on Larry Sabato’s new book, The Kennedy Half-Century chronicles the impact and influence of John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and tragic death on the general public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president. John F. Kennedy’s legacy endured due to the early efforts of family and friends, Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” programs, Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts and Cold War strategies, Bill Clinton’s infatuation with the 35th president, and the “twinning” of JFK and Barrack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign. The compelling one-hour documentary features interviews with major political and media figures, including Bob Schieffer, Ron Reagan Jr., Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Ari Fleischer, James Carville, Julian Bond, Andrew Bell and Larry Sabato, among others.

11/12 - JFK: American Experience Part Two at 8 pm
Follow Kennedy into the White House through his assassination and the unfulfilled promise of his presidency. Offering fresh assessments of the successes and failures of his tenure, this episode features frank appraisals by administration officials, including John Siegenthaler, Thomas Hughes and Harris Wofford, civil rights leaders Andrew Young and Julian Bond, and journalists Evan Thomas and Richard Reeves.

11/13 - NOVA Cold Case JFK at 8 pm
For decades, the assassination of John F. Kennedy has fueled dark rumors of conspiracies and mishandled evidence. Now, 50 years later, NOVA asks: Could modern investigators do better? We’ll see how state-of-the art forensic tools would be applied to the investigation were it to happen today. At the same time, NOVA takes a critical look at contemporary cases, like the murders of Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman, to reveal how charges of evidence mishandling and human error can mar even scientifically sophisticated detective work. Will forensics ever be truly foolproof, or does modern technology just give a scientific sheen to a practice that will always be more art than science?

11/13 - Secrets of the Dead JFK: One PM Central Standard Time at 9 pm
Fifty years after the tragic shooting of President John F. Kennedy, this episode chronicles minute-by-minute the assassination as it was revealed in the CBS newsroom from the moment the President was shot until Walter Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death, one hour and eight minutes later. The drama of “One P.M. Central Standard Time” — the episode title is taken from the time President Kennedy was declared dead at Parkland Hospital — is played out amidst the chaos in Dallas, in the hospital, and in the CBS newsroom in New York. Included in the program will be moving memories from men and women who were there on the day — in Dallas and New York.

11/19 - Frontline Who Was Lee Harvey Oswald? at 9 pm
Frontline marks the 50th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s assassination with a reprise of its investigative biography of the man at the center of the political crime of the 20th century. At the heart of the assassination lies the puzzle of Lee Harvey Oswald: Was he the emotionally disturbed lone gunman of the 1964 Warren Commission report? Was he, as the House Select Committee on Assassinations concluded, probably part of a conspiracy on that day in Dallas? Or was he an unwitting fall guy, the patsy, as Oswald himself claimed when he was arrested on November 22, 1963? Twenty years ago, in the most comprehensive attempt on American television to penetrate this enduring enigma, Frontline’s investigative team spent more than a year reexamining Oswald’s life and sifting through the psychological, political, and forensic evidence of his role in the assassination. Traveling to Japan, Russia, Europe, Mexico, Canada and across the United States, the team uncovered new witnesses, documents, photographs, video and audio recordings of Lee Oswald, many of which had never before been made public.

On KLRU-Q:

11/17Secrets of the Dead JFK: One PM Central Standard Time at 7 pm

11/17JFK: Breaking The News at 8 pm
This moving documentary looks at the broadcast coverage of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Stressing how closely the medium and television audiences are joined in times of crisis, JFK: BREAKING THE NEWS offers one of the first broadcast examinations of how local journalists in 1963 delivered rapidly breaking news to a nation in despair. Narrated by Jane Pauley, this hour-long, public television documentary will also allow television audiences to understand the tremendous technical obstacles that had to be overcome and the immediate journalistic decisions that accompanied the initial live remote broadcasts generated by television four decades ago.

11/17 – Kennedy Half-Century at 9 pm
Based on Larry Sabato’s new book, THE KENNEDY HALF-CENTURY chronicles the impact and influence of John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and tragic death on the general public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president. John F. Kennedy’s legacy endured due to the early efforts of family and friends, Lyndon Johnson’s “Great Society” programs, Ronald Reagan’s tax cuts and Cold War strategies, Bill Clinton’s infatuation with the 35th president, and the “twinning” of JFK and Barrack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign. The compelling one-hour documentary features interviews with major political and media figures, including Bob Schieffer, Ron Reagan Jr., Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Ari Fleischer, James Carville, Julian Bond, Andrew Bell and Larry Sabato, among others.

11/17 - Lyndon B. Johnson – Succeeding Kennedy at 10 pm
50 years after the Kennedy assassination, this documentary looks at LBJ and his politics. Revisiting the original locations of events of the time and interviewing experts and contemporary witnesses, this documentary gives insight into Lyndon B Johnson’s politics and into his being.

11/22Secrets of the Dead JFK: One PM Central Standard Time at 8 pm

Native American Heritage Month

KLRU broadcasts programming created by and about people from all cultures year-round, from public affairs to history to independent film to kids programming. In celebration of Native American Heritage Month, KLRU will broadcast a lineup of new and encore presentations honoring and exploring Native American culture.

11/18 - Independent Lens Indian Relay 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. From the bitter cold of winter on the Rocky Mountain front to the heat and mayhem of the summer’s championship races in Wyoming, Montana, Idaho and Oregon, “Indian Relay” follows several teams from three different American Indian communities as they prepare for and compete across a grueling Indian Relay season — all hearts set on the glory and honor of winning this year’s National Championships.

11/25 – Independent Lens Young Lakota at 9 pm
In a small town in the heart of the Pine Ridge Reservation, Sunny Clifford, her twin sister Serena and their neighbor, Brandon Ferguson, share a common dream of helping to create a better future for their tribe. When South Dakota passes a law criminalizing abortion, their tribal President, Cecelia Fire Thunder, challenges it with a threat to build a clinic on the reservation, drawing Sunny, Serena and Brandon into a political storm that changes the course of each of their lives.

11/25 – Injunuity at 10 pm
Injunuity is a collage of reflections on the Native American world, our shared past, our turbulent present, and our undiscovered future. From Columbus to the western expansion to tribal casinos, we are taught that the Native way, while at times glorious, is something of the past, something that needed to be replaced by a manifest destiny from across the ocean. But in a world increasingly short of real answers, it is time we looked to Native wisdom for guidance. It is time for some Injunuity. Injunuity is a mix of animation, music, and real thoughts from real people exploring our world from the Native American perspective. Every word spoken is verbatim, every thought and opinion is real, told in nine short pieces and covering such topics as language preservation, sacred sites, and the environment. But rather than simply revisit our history, the goal of Injunuity is to help define our future, to try and figure out the path that lies before us, to focus on where we are going as well as where we have been.

On KLRU-Q:

11/3 - Choctow CodeTalkers at 5 pm
The empowering chronicle of Choctaw Soldiers as the original Code Talkers during World War I, a story which has been buried in history for nearly a hundred years. With testimonies from family members and Choctaw tribal leaders, the program brings a unique perspective to these forgotten heroes and their wartime contributions.

11/3 – Northern California Indian Veterans of WWII at 6 pm
When America joined the Allies in World War II in 1941, over 25,000 Native American people joined the war effort. Although their stories are rarely told, they are part of “The Greatest Generation.” Original Patriots: Northern California Indian Veterans of WWII shares the stories of three Northern California Native American Veterans of World War II. Lee Hover, (Karuk Tribe), Frank Richards, (Tolowa/Smith River Rancheria), and Wally Scott (Yurok Tribe) recount their experiences at Guadalcanal, Iwo Jima and D-Day, and share their views on the costs of war.

Highlights November 3 – November 9

KLRU Highlights

Great Performances presents Moby Dick From San Francisco Opera Sunday at 3:30 pm. GP partnered with SFO once again to record composer Jake Heggie and librettist Gene Scheer’s acclaimed adaptation of the classic Herman Melville novel “Moby-Dick.”

Sky Island premieres Sunday at 8 pm. In Northern New Mexico, 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.

Tune in for Secrets Of Selfridges Sunday at 7 pm.  Selfridges was the brain child of an American, Mr. Harry Gordon Selfridge, whose life is depicted in the PBS Masterpiece series “Mr. Selfridge.” The real, flamboyant Mr. Selfridge revolutionized the way that Londoners shopped by introducing a new American retail model that made shopping less of a practical pursuit and more of a luxurious adventure. This program reveals the grandiose store’s hidden stories and delves deep into the mind of its incredibly ambitious creator.

Masterpiece presents The Paradise, Part Five Sunday at 8 pm. Exotic lovebirds arrive at The Paradise to be sold as the latest attraction, and Denise struggles to keep her feelings for Moray to herself. Miss Audrey, seeing the telltale signs of love, advises her to keep quiet, but will Denise be able to hide her emotions?

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey, Series 2 - Part Four at 9 pm Sunday. In the climactic battle of the war, Matthew and William go over the top to an uncertain fate. Vera plays a cruel endgame with Bates and Anna. And Daisy faces the severest test of her life.

Tune in for Father Brown in The Wrong Shape Sunday at 10 pm. Soon after his poetry recital, Leonard Quinton is found hanging in the conservatory. When Father Brown realizes that he could not have committed suicide, the search begins for a murderer.

Antiques Roadshow presents Junk In The Trunk 3 Monday at 7 pm. See never-before-seen appraisals from Roadshow’s 2013 season, including a Myrtle Beach guest with a sports collection that would make any Celtics fan turn green with envy and a diamond and platinum ring in Corpus Christi.

Join Mark Walberg and Stuart Whitehurst as they mine a rich vein of silver objects at the Dallas Museum of Art in Dallas, Texas Hour Three Monday at 8 pm on Antiques Roadshow.

The Graduates part two premieres on Independent Lens Monday at 9 pm. This two-part special examines the many roots of the Latino dropout crisis through the eyes of six inspiring young students who are part of an ongoing effort to increase graduation rates for a growing Latino population.

Arts In Context presents The Art Of Dia De Los Muertos Monday at 10 pm. Discover the personal history and unique art of Dia de los Muertos through the stories of San Antonio artists who capture this rich cultural heritage.

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross airs Tuesday at 7 pm. Into the Fire examines the most tumultuous and consequential period in African American history: the Civil War and the end of slavery, and Reconstruction’s thrilling but tragically brief “moment in the sun.”

Tune in as American Masters presents Jimi Hendrix Tuesday at 8 pm.  The film details the meteoric rise of the Experience, the creation of Hendrix’s groundbreaking music, the building of Electric Lady Studios, his state of the art recording facility in Greenwich Village, and concludes with poignant footage from his final performance in Germany in September 1970, just 12 days before his death at age 27.

Prepare an Appalachian dinner and a Korean meal with Sean on The Mind of a Chef Roots on Tuesday at 10 pm.

On Story has A Conversation With Damon Lindelof, Co-creator of Lost Tuesday at 10:30. Damon Lindelof discusses his hand in some of the most celebrated and scrutinized works of science fiction over the past five years.

Love in The Animal Kingdom takes a look at the love life of animals such as flamingos, gorillas, and gibbons, Wednesday at 7 pm on Nature.

NOVA Making Stuff Safer premiers Wednesday at 8 pm.  David Pogue explores the extent to which science and technology can protect us from monumental forces of nature such as earthquakes and epidemics.

Raw To Ready Wednesday at 9 explores the Bombardier CRJ-1000 jet and investigates how glass, titanium, fiberglass, lacquer and aluminum alloy each transcend their original states, harnessed to create a modern cutting-edge machine.

Author and commentator, Eugene Robinson, stops by and speaks with Evan Smith on Overheard, Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context introduces you to Peligrosa, a collective of DJ’s, producers, and visual artists re-energizing the sights and sounds of  Latin America, Thursday at 7:30 pm.

 Chet walks on a high wire and dives in a swimming hole when The Daytripper vists Georgetown, Texas Thursday at 8 pm.

The Daytripper visits El Paso, Texas at Thursday at 8:30 pm. Chet travels to the edge of TExas to discover the Wild West history of this frontier town and takes a hike into the Franklin Mountains.

Tune in for Codebreakers: Bletchley Parks’ Lost Heroes Thursday at 9 pm. Bletchley Park’s Lost Heroes brings to life a mission that would come to symbolize the fighting spirit of the British, and throws new light on the institutional rivalry that would ultimately lead the country from its darkest hours to victory.

Great Performances presents Stephen Sondheim’s Company With The New York Philharmonic Friday at 9 pm . Centering on Bobby, a confirmed bachelor celebrating his 35th birthday with his 10 closest friends (who also happen to be five couples), the musical culminates in Bobby’s transformation from unattached swinger to tentative monogamist.

Tune in to Rick Steves’ Europe Venice: City Of Dreams Saturday at 10:30 am. Discover the monuments of Venice’s powerful past, we trace its decline from Europe’s most powerful city to its most hedonistic one.

Horticulturist Mary Irish crosses the lines from Arizona to Texas with plants that survive drought and restore wildlife on Central Texas Gardener Saturday 12 and 4 pm in Drought Tough Plants.

Secrets Of Selfridges at Saturday 4:30 pm reveals the grandiose hidden stories behind the department store, Selfridges, and delves deep into the mind of its incredibly ambitious creator.

Emeli Sande / Michael Kiwanuka perform on Austin City Limits Saturday 7 pm.

Father Brown presents The Wrong Shape Saturday at 8 pm. After his poetry recital, Leonard Quinton is found hanging conservatory, but once Father Brown realizes that he could not have committed suicide, the search begins for a murderer.

Highlights October 27 – November 2

KLRU Highlights

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

Husband and wife team, Drs. Keffrelyn Brown and Anthony Brown, discuss how race is avoided in classrooms and textbooks and Dr. Kevin Michael Foster discusses the challenges parents face in choosing schools for their kids on Blackademics TV Sunday at 2 pm.

Side By Side, The Science, Art And Impact Of Digital Cinema Sunday at 5:30 pm  investigates the history, process and workflow of both digital and photochemical film creation.

Secrets Of The Tower Of London goes behind the Tower’s ancient walls Sunday at 7 pm.

Masterpiece presents The Paradise, Part Four Sunday at 8 pm. Travel to the Victorian splendor of a British department store and follow the life of Denise Lovett, a shop girl who finds herself facing a future filled with never-before-imagined opportunities.

Masterpiece presents Downton Abbey, Series 2 – Part Three Sunday at 9 pm. Isobel and Cora lock horns over control of Downton’s medical role. Mrs. Bird starts a soup kitchen. And Matthew and William embark on a perilous patrol behind German lines.

Based on the short stories by G K Chesterton, Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community. This week’s Father Brown takes on The Flying Stars Sunday at 10 pm.

Examine Miami’s Wolfsonian Museum and their large collection of World’s Fair objects with Antiques Roadshow‘s Miami Beach, Florida – Hour Three, Monday at 7 pm.

See a private collection of more than 1,000 marionettes when Antiques Roadshow presents Dallas, Texas – Hour Two Monday at 8 pm.

The two-part documentary The Graduates premieres on Independent Lens Monday at 9 pm. This is a story about how Latino students are faring in our nation’s public education system and about the American future. Part two will air Nov. 4th.

The series African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross presents The Age Of Slavery (1800 – 1860) Tuesday a 7 pm. The Age of Slavery illustrates how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution.

War Of The Worlds: American Experience Tuesday at 8 pm  and 9 pm Thrusday explores the unprecedented event of Orson Welles’ infamous radio drama, “War of the Worlds.”

The Retirement Gamble raises troubling questions about how America’s financial institutions protect our retirement savings, premiering on Frontline Tuesday at 9 pm.

The Mind of a Chef explores preservation techniques that are critical components of southern culture with Preserve on Tuesday 10 pm.

Nature Wolverine: Chasing The Phantom Wednesday at 7 pm takes viewers into the secretive world of the largest and least known member of the weasel family to reveal who this dynamic little devil truly is.

NOVA‘s mini-series Making Stuff Colder takes a wild ride through the cutting-edge science that tis powering a next wave of technological innovation Wednesday at 8 pm.

Raw To Ready presents Mack Truck Wednesday at 9 pm. Explore the durable and fuel-efficient Mack Pinnacle, an engineering achievement made possible by platinum, petroleum, copper, manganese and polyurethane.

Overheard with Evan Smith at Thursday at  7 pm presents a conversation with singer/songwriter Aimee Mann.

Arts In Context presents Masters of Ceremony Thursday at 7:30. Riders Against The Storm build a community around a love of hip-hop and healing. Their bombastic music leads the charge as they seek to enlighten their audiences.

Join Haunted Texas for a visual exploration into the history of Peyton Colony, Texas Thursday at 8 pm. The episode reveals the mysterious nature of certain events occurring today and creates a compelling approach to history that audiences will find intriguing.

The Daytripper recaps some of his spookiest trips to some of Texas’s most-haunted destinations in Spooky, Texas on Thursday at 8:30 pm.

American Masters presents Lou Reed: Rock And Roll Heart Friday at 9 pm. This film takes an in-depth look at Lou Reed’s achievements, from his role as lead singer/songwriter for the Velvet Underground and through his prolific 25-year career.

Austin City Limits presents indie rock with Vampire Weekend / Grizzly Bear Friday at 10 pm.

Central Texas Gardener shows you how to Grow Olive Trees Saturday at noon & 4 pm. Get insider tips on pressing pure organic olive oil from Texas hill County Olive Company.

Country legends Emmylou Harris and Rodney Crowell return to the Austin City Limits stage Saturday at 7 pm.

 

Highlights October 20 – 26

KLRU Highlights

Watch Dr. Kevin Michael Foster advocate for community-engaged scholarship and Dr. Julian Vasquez Heilig offers a community grounded vision for accountability in schools on Blackademics TV Sunday at 1:30 pm.

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 2 pm.

Discover the Secrets Of Henry VIII’s Palace Sunday at 7 pm. Take a tour of the ultimate Royal pleasure place that embodies the indulgent and grandiose kingship built by Cardinal Wolsey and developed by Henry VIII.

Masterpiece presents The Paradise, Part Three 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 Two  on Masterpiece Sunday at 9 pm. Downton is turned into a convalescent home with Thomas in charge. Meanwhile, Lavinia and Sir Richard’s secret comes out, Anna tracks down Bates and Branson seizes his chance to strike a blow for Ireland.

Follow a kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community with Father Brown on Sunday at 10 pm. Father Brown discovers the truth of a crime by looking into the truth of the soul – the passions, dark secrets, hidden desires.

Join Antiques Roadshow for Miami Beach, Florida – Hour One Monday at 7 pm. Host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Karen Keane scout for mid-century modern bargains at some of Miami’s antiques and thrift shops.

Miami Beach, Florida – Hour Two of Antiques Roadshow discusses tips about how to buy and sell gold Monday at 8 pm.

The Waiting Room premieres on Independent Lens Monday at 9 pm. Follow the story of Highland Hospital, a vital part of the city of Oakland, California and the surrounding county, as it is stretched to the breaking point.

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross presents The Black Atlantic Tuesday at 7 pm. The Black Atlantic explores the truly global experiences that created the African American people.

Held Hostage premiers Tuesday at 8 pm. “Held Hostage” tells the story of the January 16, 2013 siege where a gang of Al Qaeda terrorists took control of a gant gas facility in Algeria in a siege that lasted four days and led to the deaths of 37 expatriate workers.

Frontline investigates the frightening new threat spreading quickly in hospitals, communities, and across the globe as they present Hunting The Nightmare Bacteria Tuesday at 9 pm.

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

On Story explores the Elements of Great Horror Tuesday at 10:30 pm. Professional horror writers discuss the style and techniques used to invoke fear, suspense and thrills that linger long after the credits roll.

The UK platinum-selling superstar and Tony-Award winner Alfie Boe brings his second concert on Alfie Boe – Storyteller at the Royal Albert Hall Wednesday at 7 pm.

Take a wild ride through the cutting-edge science that is powering a next wave of technological innovation with David Pogue as NOVA presents Making Stuff: Wilder Wednesday at 8 pm.

Raw To Ready presents Bentley Wednesday at 9 pm. It’s a century-old obsession to find the right raw materials to build a car that is fit for both king and race car driver – perfectly luxurious and perfectly fast.

Pulitzer Prize-winning staff writer for the New Yorker magazine, Lawrence Wright, visits Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Explore the history of Austin through the music of its diverse communities as Arts In Context presents Tardeadas Thursday at 7:30 pm.

 The Art Of Architecture: Houston takes viewers on a journey of Houston’s unique architectural landscape Thursday at 8 pm.

The Daytripper visits Houston, Texas for Dim Sum in Houston’s Chinatown, parks in the Museum District, and the artistic Montrose area on Thursday at 8:30.

Take a quest to uncover the truth behind the world’s most elusive author in Last Will. & Testament Thursday at 9 pm.

Raisin In The Sun Revisited: The Raisin Cycle At Centerstage premieres Friday at 9 pm. This performance documentary captures the history and legacy of Raisin in The Sun and the backstage challenges of mounting two issue-driven plays simultaneously.

Join Rick Steves’ Europe for European Travel Skills, Part III Saturday at 10:30 am. Cover tips on planning an itinerary, hurdling the language barrier, staying safe and everything you need to enjoy the best possible experience abroad.

Central Texas Gardener visits a no-lawn courtyard garden that rarely needs water with Time To Plant Trees on Saturday at noon and 4 pm.

Indie rock bands Vampire Weekend / Grizzly Bear perform on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

 

 

Father Brown joins KLRU lineup

Father Brown

Based on the short stories by G K Chesterton, Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community. It is a quintessentially English world: drawing rooms in large country houses, miles of countryside, village halls and secret gardens, as well as country fairs, railway stations and rural parish churches. Father Brown will air Sundays at 10 pm and Saturdays at 8 pm.

Each episode sees the enigmatic priest investigate a crime in his own particular way, using intuition and psychology. 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.

10/20 – The Hammer Of God
When an ungodly man is murdered at the unveiling of a new church clock, Father Brown must find the killer before an innocent woman is sent to the gallows.

10/27 – The Flying Stars
Father Brown becomes embroiled with a theatrical family when he discovers that a supposed tragic drowning was actually murder.

11/3 – The Wrong Shape
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.

11/10 – The Man In The Tree
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?

11/23 – The Eye Of Apollo
(This episode )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.

Civic Summit: Healthcare Reform and You

Open enrollment in the nation’s new health insurance Marketplace started two weeks ago, and many are still confused by what is offered, who is covered and how they can sign up. Civic Summit: Healthcare Reform & You is aimed at clearing up some of that confusion. Watch Thursday night at 9pm on KLRU for an in depth discussion about the law with our panel of experts. Panelists will answer viewer questions and explain some of the misconceptions about how the law is being implemented in Texas.

Our discussion is moderated by Dr. James Rohack, Chief Health Policy Officer at Baylor Scott & White Health. Our panel is comprised of Anne Dunkelberg, Associate Director of the Center for Public Policy Priorities, Tom Banning, Executive Director of the Texas Academy of Family Physicians, which is the state’s largest medical specialty organization, with close to 6-thousand member doctors, and Mimi Garcia, Texas State director for Enroll America, a non-partisan, non-profit group which has been working to educate and enroll uninsured Americans.

Civic Summit: Healthcare Reform & You airs Thursday, October 17 at 9pm on KLRU. 

African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross airs this month

This series chronicles the full sweep of African American history, from the origins of slavery on the African continent through five centuries of historic events right up to present day — when America has a black President, yet remains a nation deeply divided by race. It explores the origins of the people from Africa whose enslavement led to the creation of the African American people, as well as the multiplicity of cultural institutions, political strategies, and religious and social perspectives that African Americans have developed against unimaginable odds. All of these elements define black culture and society in its extraordinarily rich and compelling diversity from slavery to freedom, from the plantation to the White House. Hosted by Harvard scholar Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and drawing on some of America’s top historians and heretofore untapped primary sources, the series guides viewers on a journey across 500 years and two continents to shed new light on the experience of being an African American. African Americans: Many Rivers To Cross will air Oct. 22 at 7 pm.

10/22 - The Black Atlantic (1500 – 1800)
The Black Atlantic explores the truly global experiences that created the African American people. Beginning a full century before the first documented ’20-and-odd’ slaves arrived at Jamestown, Virginia, the episode portrays the earliest Africans, both slave and free, who arrived on these shores. But the Trans-Atlantic slave trade would soon become a vast empire connecting three continents. Through stories of individuals caught in its web, like a ten-year-old girl named Priscilla who was transported from Sierra Leone to South Carolina in the mid-18th century, we trace the emergence of plantation slavery in the American South. The late 18th century saw a global explosion of freedom movements, and The Black Atlantic examines what that Era of Revolutions-American, French and Haitian-would mean for African Americans, and for slavery in America.

10/29 - The Age Of Slavery (1800 – 1860)
The Age of Slavery illustrates how black lives changed dramatically in the aftermath of the American Revolution. For free black people in places like Philadelphia, these years were a time of tremendous opportunity. But for most African Americans, this era represented a new nadir. King Cotton fueled the rapid expansion of slavery into new territories, and a Second Middle Passage forcibly relocated African Americans from the Upper South into the Deep South. Yet as slavery intensified, so did resistance. From individual acts to mass rebellions, African Americans demonstrated their determination to undermine and ultimately eradicate slavery in every state in the nation. Courageous individuals, such as Harriet Tubman, Richard Allen and Frederick Douglass, played a crucial role in forcing the issue of slavery to the forefront of national politics, helping to create the momentum that would eventually bring the country to war.

11/5 - Into The Fire (1861 – 1896)
Into the Fire examines the most tumultuous and consequential period in African American history: the Civil War and the end of slavery, and Reconstruction’s thrilling but tragically brief “moment in the sun.” From the beginning, African Americans were agents of their own liberation, forcing the Union to confront the issue of slavery by fleeing the plantations and taking up arms to serve with honor in the United States Colored Troops. After Emancipation, African Americans sought to realize the promise of freedom-rebuilding families shattered by slavery; demanding economic, political and civil rights; even winning elected office. Just a few years later, however, an intransigent South mounted a swift and vicious campaign of terror to restore white supremacy and roll back African American rights. Yet the achievements of Reconstruction would remain very much alive in the collective memory of the African American community.

11/12 - Making A Way Out Of No Way (1897 – 1940)
Something from Nothing portrays the Jim Crow era, when African Americans struggled to build their own worlds within the harsh, narrow confines of segregation. At the turn of the 20th century, a steady stream of African Americans left the South, fleeing the threat of racial violence, and searching for better opportunities in the North and the West. Leaders like Ida B. Wells, W.E.B. Du Bois, Booker T. Washington and Marcus Garvey organized, offering vastly different strategies to further black empowerment and equality. Yet successful black institutions and individuals were always at risk. At the same time, the ascendance of black arts and culture showed that a community with a strong identity and sense of pride was taking hold in spite of Jim Crow. “The Harlem Renaissance” would not only redefine how America saw African Americans, but how African Americans saw themselves.

11/19 - Rise! (1940 – 1968)
Rise! examines the long road to civil rights, when the deep contradictions in American society finally became unsustainable. Beginning in World War II, African Americans who helped fight fascism abroad came home to face the same old racial violence. But this time, mass media-from print to radio and TV-broadcast that injustice to the world, planting seeds of resistance. And the success of black entrepreneurs and entertainers fueled African American hopes and dreams. In December 1955, Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, heralding the dawn of a new movement of quiet resistance, with the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. as its public face. Before long, masses of African Americans practiced this nonviolent approach at great personal risk to integrate public schools, lunch counters and more. As the civil rights movement scored one historic victory after another, non-violence was still all too often met with violence-until finally, enough was enough. By 1968, Dr. King, the apostle of non-violence, would be assassinated, unleashing a new call for “Black Power” across the country.

11/26 - It’s Nation Time (1968 – 2013)
After 1968, African Americans set out to build a bright new future on the foundation of the civil rights movement’s victories, but a growing class disparity threatened to split the black community in two. As hundreds of African Americans won political office across the country and the black middle class made unprecedented progress, larger economic and political forces isolated the black urban poor in the inner cities, vulnerable to new social ills and an epidemic of incarceration. Yet African Americans of all backgrounds came together to support Illinois Senator Barack Obama in his historic campaign for the presidency of the United States. When he won in 2008, many hoped that America had finally transcended race and racism. By the time of his second victory, it was clear that many issues, including true racial equality, remain to be resolved. Now we ask: How will African Americans help redefine the United States in the years to come?