Birds and Secrets on KLRU Q 5/30

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On May 30, Friday night, KLRU Q is traveling from the sky with birds of prey to the underground world of secrets.

Starting with Sea Eagle of Wild! at 8:05 p.m., two baby birds of one of Europe’s last surviving bird of prey species, the white-tailed eagle, are followed on their difficult journey to survive in the human-dominated environment.

Man’s fascination with flight has elevated as technology has improved, documented well on the program Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight. Starting at 9 p.m., the new sport of skydiving is explored as professionals simulate the marvel of flying by free-falling thousands of feet.

Next, KLRU Q goes lower, in Mastering the Underground World from the series Amazing Underground Secrets. Learn about the excavation of the planet’s last frontier as technology has advanced from the pickaxe to particle accelerators at 10 p.m.

The landmark of secrets Alcatraz has sparked movies, series, and myths for years. In the documentary Return To Alcatraz starting at 11 p.m., the stories of the Battle of Alcatraz, the atomic spy prisoner, the Birdman of Alcatraz, and the escape from Alcatraz are all told in-depth.

Kings on KLRU Q 5/29

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The British monarchy holds some of the most fascinating and corrupt leaders in history, and three of the most notable will be featured Thursday, May 29 only on KLRU Q.

In the early 1500s, King Henry VIII of England set himself a part a great deal by claiming spiritual and temporal powers that he thought should supersede the Pope’s authority over the Church of England. The documentary Henry – Mind Of A Tyrant‘s episode “Lover” airs at 8 p.m. and focuses on his wishful love affair with Anne Boleyn, his attempts of annulment with Catherine of Aragon, and Anne’s eventual execution.

Much later in British history, Edward VII, the son of Queen Victoria, waited until he was almost 60 to finally gain the throne. His mother refused to involve him in state matters forced him into 40 years of enforced idleness, so “Bertie” spent his days gambling, overeating, shooting, smoking and womanizing. Check out the life of Edward VII: The Pleasure King at 8:50 p.m. on KLRU Q.

Next, The Pleasure King’s grandson is put in the spotlight on Edward VIII: The Nazi King at 9:40 p.m. Edward VIII is known for his voluntary abdication of the throne due to his love affair with an American twice-divorced woman, Wallis Simpson.

Exploring Architecture on KLRU Q 5/27

On Tuesday, KLRU Q will go beyond the aesthetics of architecture and into the meaning behind construction, and particularly, how design can promote healing and provide warmth.

Three locations that are designed for healing such as a center for brain health, a university health services building and a health science building are explored on the episode Healing Spaces of the series Cool Spaces! Check out these unusual structures at 8 p.m. on KLRU Q.

Architect Michael Graves: A Grand Tour documents the life of an architect who suddenly, 20 years into his career, suffered a nearly fatal illness that left him paralyzed. After experiencing years in and out of health institutions, he turned his career to focus on making cold-feeling places (i.e. hospitals) warm. Learn about his inspirational cause at 9 p.m.

The same Michael Graves has turned a 1920s warehouse in Princeton, New Jersey into his own home, nicknamed “The Warehouse.” The extraordinary and diverse interior is toured on Michael Graves: The Warehouse at 9:30 p.m. only on KLRU Q.

Q Night at the Movies 5/24

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KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #606 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Callie Khouri at 7:30 pm
Callie Khouri reflects upon her experience working with Ridley Scott and writing the classic female-driven-buddy film, Thelma and Louise. Followed by Avram Dodson’s short film, Pistachio Milk, a coming of age tale about a young suitor using only his wits and a bottle of pistachio milk to pursue his love interest.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The Train at  8 pm
A railroad boss (Burt Lancaster) helps the Resistance stop a Nazi colonel (Paul Scofield) from smuggling French art. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Paul Scofield, Jeanne Moreau.

Colditz The Legend at 10:15 pm
Colditz Castle was a maximum security prison from which no one was meant to escape – but escape they did. The exciting and moving new documentary COLDITZ THE LEGEND takes a fresh look at the legendary escapes, featuring stories from both Colditz survivors and their extended families.

Fats Domino – Walkin’ Back To New Orleans at 11 pm
Fats Domino – Walkin’ Back to New Orleans chronicles music legend Fats Domino’s triumphant return to the stage after Hurricane Katrina’s devastation to his New Orleans hometown. Two years after a harrowing rescue from the storm, Domino headlined a 2007 benefit concert for the city, performing hits like “Blueberry Hill,” and “Ain’t That a Shame” to an adoring audience. The special, narrated by actor John Goodman, captures the concert and provides an up-close, biographical look at Domino’s storied career. The special also includes rare interviews with Domino as well as singers Dr. John, Allen Toussaint, Robert Plant and Randy Newman, who discuss how this legendary performer has inspired their careers.


KLRU Q Features Natural Beauty – 5/23

This Friday, join us on KLRU Q for a closer look to the amazing beauty on Earth.

Waterfalls about three times the size of Niagara lie in the heart of South America on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Over 300 individual waterfalls are home to innumerable plant and animal species, which are all featured on Megafalls of Iguacu at 8:05 p.m. on KLRU Q.

Niagara Falls connects Man and Nature at the world-famous site on the U.S. and Canada border. High-definition videography brings the waterfall to life, showing at 9 p.m.

An episode of the series Amazing Underground Secrets, Secrets & Treasures delves into some of the greatest underground treasure discoveries of all time, and shows us what governments hide underground from their own citizens. Check out the underground world at 10 p.m. on KLRU Q.

The Chesapeake Bay is densely populated by Northeastern Americans, but the history it preserves underwater is safely secluded and untapped by its surrounding residents. Secrets of the Chesapeake looks at an ancient burial ground, a sea serpent, a sunken ship and ghost stories Friday night at 11 p.m.

British Battleships and Air Strikes of WWII on KLRU Q 5/22

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On Thursday, May 22, KLRU Q is revisiting the monumental battles between Nazi Germany and Great Britain during World War II with eye-witness accounts and recent discoveries of evidence from the battles.

Thousands of British civilians were killed and injured in the London area during the 57 consecutive nights that Germany bombed Britain, known as the London Blitz. Starting at 8 p.m., the documentary Blitz: London’s Longest Night focuses on just one night in 1940 that dropped 24,000 firebombs and 45 tons of explosives on the city.

The largest air battle in history is explored in-depth in Battle of Britain: The Real Story at 9:30 p.m. Hearing stories from one of the few German survivors of the battle and reading other documented testimonies reveals astonishing behind-the-scenes information and goes deeper into the clash of the two nations during the war.

Next, the Hunt For Battleship Hood goes three miles underwater for one of the most ambitious shipwreck searches ever undertaken: the Bismarck and HMS Hood battleships. The British “Mighty Hood” was one of the most well-known battleships of the time period, surviving both World Wars until its wreck on May 24, 1940. See the ship over 60 years later at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, only on KLRU Q.

Q Night at the Movies 5/17

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KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #605 at 7 pm
JUST SEEN IT is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Episode #405 at 7:30 pm
Rian Johnson (Looper), Richard Kelly (Donnie Darko), and Roberto Orci (Star Trek), masters of weaving time travel into the fabric of film, dissect the elements that make for a believable “operating system” when writing a comprehensible timeline for a screenplay. A Conversation  About Cheating with my Time Traveling Future Self accompanies this episode, trailing one man’s  attempt to better his life by traveling back in time to offer himself weathered advice, written and directed by Pornsak Pichetshote.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Woman Of The Year at 8 pm
A New York sportswriter (Spencer Tracy) marries a political columnist (Katharine Hepburn) whose career comes first. Cast: Katharine Hepburn, Spencer Tracy, Fay Bainter.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Separate Tables at 9:55 pm
An alleged war hero (David Niven), a spinster (Deborah Kerr) and other long-term guests interact at a seaside British resort. Cast: David Niven, Burt Lancaster, Deborah Kerr.

Natural Wonders on KLRU Q, 5/16

This Friday night, KLRU Q is stepping outside of modern society and into some of the oldest creations on Earth created by everything but humans.

The night starts with a feature of the second largest canyon in the United States that lies in the Panhandle of our own state, the Palo Duro Canyon. Since prehistory, it holds natural, historical, and cultural impact. The Natural Wonder of Texas: Palo Duro Canyon documentary boasts its beauty in high definition at 8 p.m. on KLRU Q.

The Mammoth Cave of central Kentucky is the longest cave system known in the world. Deemed a national park, World Heritage Site, and international Biosphere Reserve, this legendary cave has a lot to say for itself within the 405 miles underground. Mammoth Cave: A Way to Wonder weaves together the human stories that make up the fascinating history of the park, while revealing extraordinary beauty above and below Mammoth Cave National Park starting at 9 p.m.

Part One of the series Amazing Underground Secrets focuses on the natural wonders below ground, which teach us about our planet and ourselves. Dive under with intrepid underground explorers at 10 p.m. on Friday night, only on KLRU Q.

Superheroes take over KLRU Q on May 18

On Sunday, May 18th, KLRU Q features an evening of adventure, action and inspiration with a superhero marathon!

6:00pm  Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle “Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958)” – The popularity of superhero characters during the Depression and the World War II era is explored.

7:00pm  Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle “Great Power, Great Responsibility (1959-1977)” – In the 1960s a new breed of Marvel superheroes emerges, inspired by atomic energy and space travel.

8:00pm  Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle “A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present)” – The “Superman” movie with Christopher Reeve, the overhaul of “Batman” and “Watchmen” are discussed.

9:00pm  Pioneers of Television “Superheroes” - Adam West, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno and others discuss “Superman,” “Batman” and more great shows.

10:00pm  Independent Lens “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” – The comic book superheroine Wonder Woman and popular representations of powerful women are explored.

11:00pm  Independent Lens “Wham! Bam! Islam!” – A Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah.

Q Night at the Movies 5/3

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KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It at 7 pm
On this episode of Just Seen It, we review LOCKE, the new thriller starring Tom Hardy, and BELLE, the historical drama about a mixed race woman living in 18th century England. Next we check out JOE, Nicolas Cage’s latest project, which finds him teaming up with Pineapple Express director David Gordon Green. Finally we round things out with the return of Jack Bauer in 24: LIVE ANOTHER DAY.

On Story Alien: Deconstructing A Sci-Fi Classic at 7:30 pm
An iconic example of its genre, Alien’s tension, pacing, and craftsmanship are deconstructed by veteran screenwriters John August and Ashley Miller. Accompanied by Jason Mann and Frieda Luk’s mystical short film, Delicacy, following a culinary connoisseur and his loyal chef as they dangerously navigate into the unknown with hopes to obtain a rare treat.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Cabaret at 8 pm
Multiple Oscars went to this tale about an American chanteuse in Berlin caught in the rising tide of Nazism. Cast: Liza Minnelli, Joel Grey, Michael York.

Hindenburg And Hitler – The Making Of A Fuehrer at 10:05 pm
HINDENBURG AND HITLER – THE MAKING OF A FUHRER chronicles the political career of World War I hero Paul von Hindenburg, Germany’s chancellor from 1925 to 1934. The documentary also explores Hindenburg’s instrumental role in the political ascent of his one-time political foe, Adolf Hitler.

Richard Glazier In Concert: From Ragtime To Reel TIME  at 11 pm
Award-winning pianist and master storyteller Richard Glazier takes viewers on a musical journey through the early 20th century in RICHARD GLAZIER IN CONCERT: FROM RAGTIME TO REEL TIME. A brilliant musical interpreter of standards, Glazier brings new life to classics by George Gershwin, Richard Rodgers, Lorenz Hart, Jerome Kern and other Golden Era composers, including “The Man I Love,” “Rialto Ripples” (the theme song to the Ernie Kovaks Show) and “Rhapsody in Blue.” Between piano performances, Glazier shares anecdotes about George and Ira Gershwin, concert pianist Oscar Levant and Hollywood movie-studio moguls. In one nostalgic segment, screen legend Mickey Rooney joins Glazier on the site of the former MGM Recording Stage to perform “You Made Love You (I Didn’t Want to Do It),” a song popularized by Rooney’s frequent co-star, Judy Garland.