Connecting Our Kids to Food and Nature

Why is it important to get our kids outside? Find out this week on Central Texas Gardener when Richard Louv, author of Last Child in the Woods, examines nature-deficit disorder and how it impacts our children.

See why this family made a resolution to dump the grass for organic vegetables when their daughter was born.

Visit CTG’s blog for stories of family garden traditions and to add your own!

KLRU wins 2013 Emmy Awards

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KLRU was well represented at the 2013 Annual Lone Star EMMY Awards November 9th and was honored to come home with four gold statues for Arts In Context, KLRU Collective and SXSW Flashback 2013. The awards ceremony was held at the Grand Hyatt in San Antonio and was attended by television professionals from all over the state. KLRU programs and associated shows were up for 17 nominations.

We were pleased when two of these associated shows, Daytripper and Texas Parks and Wildlife received awards for Outstanding Magazine Program – Series and Outstanding On-Camera Talent – Program Host and Magazine Program – Feature/Segment and Magazine Program – Program/Special.

KLRU winners include:

ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT – PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Arts In Context: Bill Carter & The Blame
J.J. Weber, Executive Producer
Pat Kondelis, Executive Producer/Director/Editor/Videographer
Kevin Cochran, Song Mixer

CHILDREN/YOUTH/TEEN – PROGRAM/SPECIAL
Arts In Context: Young Composers
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer

RELIGION – NEWS SINGLE STORY/SERIES/FEATURE
KLRU Collective/Healing Sands: The Sand Mandala Project
Eve Tarlo, Producer/Editor

SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (OTHER THAN NEWS OR SPORTS)
SXSW Flashback 2013
J.J. Weber, Executive Producer/Sound/Videographer
Pat Kondelis, Producer/Editor/Videographer
Galia Farber, Producer

About KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
KLRU-TV, Austin PBS is dedicated to telling stories that entertain, inspire and change our lives. KLRU highlights what makes Austin unique – whether music, arts or public issues – by creating and distributing award-winning original content. KLRU produces several series including Austin City Limits, Arts In Context, Central Texas Gardener, Civic Summit and Overheard with Evan Smith. As a nonprofit educational organization, KLRU also prepares children to succeed in school and creates lifelong learning opportunities for all. Find out more at klru.org.

In the Studio: Halperin & Heilemann tape Overheard 11/18

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Mark Halperin and John Heilemann.

DATE: November 18
TIME: at 3:45pm Doors open at 3:15pm.)
LOCATION:KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

MarkHalperin_(c) Danny Kim for TIME Mark Halperin and John Heilemann are the best-selling authors of Game Change: Obama and the Clintons, McCain and Palin, and the Race of a Lifetime, which was later turned into a critically-acclaimed HBO film. The duo are back at it with their newest book Double Down: Game Change 2012 about the 2012 presidential campaign. Double Down is in stores today.

Mark Halperin is Editor-at-Large and Senior Political Analyst for TIME magazine. John Heilemann is National Affairs Editor for New York magazine. They are in town for an event at the LBJ Library immediately following our taping. That event is co-sponsored by The Texas Tribune.

HeilemannWe hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch past episodes and Q&As at klru.org/overheard

Documentary focuses on weight issues

To some, weight-loss surgery can seem like an almost magical experience, in which individuals lose hundreds of pounds in just one shot. But in reality, it’s a long, difficult, and often disorienting journey. A moving new documentary – All of Me – humanizes a group of Austin-area women grappling with obesity, body-image, friendships, relationships and eventually this process of surgery.

All Of Me from filmmaker Alexandra Lescaze will have its Texas premiere in Austin Film Festival on Sunday, October 27 at 3:00 PM at Highland Galaxy. It will screen a second time on Wednesday, October 30 at 7:15 PM at Long Center Rollins Theater. All of the film’s primary subjects will be in attendance at both screenings. KLRU’s Bill Stotesbery will moderate the panel discussion on Sunday.

The “Girls” have been friends—and fat—for years. Their bond goes deep and wide, literally and figuratively. They are smart, intuitive, complex, warm, and compelling and speak openly about their inner lives. The Girls met via the Austin chapter of the National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance and partied together among Austin’s Big Beautiful Women community. Meanwhile they tried every diet and every pill. Now they’re going through the life-changing process of weight-loss surgery in an effort to lose hundreds of pounds. The experience presents a host of issues and consequences—some they knew they were in for, some they feared, and some they never could have imagined.

Alexandra Lescaze, Director/Producer, is a NY-based documentary filmmaker and the Executive Director of the Sidney Hillman Foundation, home of the annual Hillman Prizes in Journalism and monthly Sidney Awards, honoring excellence in journalism in service of the common good. Her first film, Where Do You Stand? Stories From An American Mill, documented the 25-year effort of North Carolina textile workers to organize a union in the face of modernization and globalization. Her current film, All ofMe, will air on PBS’ Independent Lens series during its 2013-2014 season.

All of Me is a co-production of Mighty Fine Films, Inc., and Independent Television Service (ITVS), produced in association with KLRU-Austin, with funding provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).

CTG Blog gets national recognition

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Congratulations to Central Texas Gardener producer Linda Lehmusvirta! The National Educational Telecommunications Association recognized the Central Texas Gardener blog for excellence in social media. NETA cited the blog for its top-rated work in content production, promotion, community engagement, and instructional media.

If you haven’t seen the Central Texas Gardner blog, be sure to take a look. Linda provides further information about each week’s CTG topic and also gives personal stories of her own gardening experience. The CTG Blog is at klru.org/ctg/blog

In 1989, Linda began producing Central Texas Gardener, which went weekly in 1999. Now broadcast in several PBS markets across the nation, she works as producer, writer, field director and editor. Along with Central Texas Gardener features, she’s a freelance writer, with credits in local, regional, and national publications.

In the Studio: Mark Kelly tapes Overheard

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Mark Kelly.
Date: October 30
Time: at 2:15pm (Doors open at 1:45pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).  
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required.  RSVP now

Mark KellyMark Kelly is a retired American astronaut and U.S. Navy Captain. He is also the husband of former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, who was shot at a constituent event in Tucson in 2011. Kelly  flew his first NASA mission in 2001 and retired in 2011. He is the recipient of numerous naval awards including two Defensive Superior service medals and four Air Medals. He coauthored a biographical book with his wife entitled Gabby: A Story of Courage, Love and Resilience. In 2012 Kelly released Mousetronaut, a children’s book and New York Times bestseller.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch past episodes and audience Q&As at klru.org/overheard

PLEASE NOTE: The KLRU lobby on the 3rd floor of the University of Texas CMB building will be closed due to construction. Please enter the building through the ground level alley and take elevator to 6th floor. Those with accessibility needs — including people with difficulty walking down steep inclines — should call 512-471-4811 for additional information. Please leave a message if no one answers so KLRU can call you back.

In The Studio: Lethem, Alter, Aslan, Leibovich tape Overheard 10/26

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for interviews during the Texas Book Festival. Tapings for Sunday, October 27th, have been cancelled. 

DATE: October 26th
TIME: Doors open at 11:45 pm. Tapings take place at 12:05 pm, 1:15 pm, 2 pm and 3 pm
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).  Please see note about construction.
RSVP: RSVP Now … One RSVP gets you access to all three tapings. You are welcome to come to only one, but please wait for the taping to finish before leaving the studio. RSVP now

JJonathan Lethem at noon
Jonathan Lethem is an American novelist and former MacArthur Fellow. In 1994 he published his first novel Gun, with Occasional Music.  He has also been published in Rolling Stone, The New Yorker and The New York Times. Lethem’s most recent novel, released in September, is Dissident Gardens.

 

 

 

AlterJonathan_credit Kristopher LongJonathan Alter starts at 1:15 pm
Jonathan Alter is an author and journalist. He began his career as a media critic for Newsweek before becoming columnist and editor. He has written three New York Times best-sellers about American presidents. Alter has appeared as a correspondent on several NBC news networks and has written for The New York Times and Vanity Fair. Alter’s most recent book is The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies. He is the current executive producer for the political comedy Alpha House.

 

 

REZA ASLAN author photo (Credit Malin Fezehai)Immediately following at 2pm Evan will sit down with Reza Aslan. 
Reza Aslan is a religious scholar and author of the New York Times best-seller Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religion at the University of California, Riverside. Aslan established AslanMedia.com, an online journal for news in the Middle East and the world. His first book No god but God: The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam was named one of the most important books of our decade and was translated into thirteen languages.

 

Mark Leibovich_credit Ralph Alswang PhotographyImmediately following at 3pm Evan will sit down with Mark Leibovich. 
Mark Leibovich is a political correspondent for The New York Times. He previously wrote for The Washington Post. He has won several journalism awards including the 2011 National Magazine Award for a profile of Politico’s Mike Allen. Leibovich’s most recent book is This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in America’s Gilded Capital.

 

 

The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please complete the form to the left to RSVP. The audience is welcome to stay in their seats between breaks, but will also be permitted to come and go between interviews.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch past episodes and audience Q&As at klru.org/overheard

PLEASE NOTE: The KLRU lobby on the 3rd floor of the University of Texas CMB building will be closed due to construction. Please enter the building through the ground level alley and take elevator to 6th floor. Those with accessibility needs — including people with difficulty walking down steep inclines — should call 512-471-4811 for additional information. Please leave a message if no one answers so KLRU can call you back.

In The Studio: Wolffe Overheard 10/27 cancelled

Overheard taping announcement

The taping with Richard Wolffe has been cancelled. All Texas Book Festival tapings will now take place on Saturday. RSVP for Saturday’s tapings now


 

Richard Wolffe_Credit Charles OmmanneyMSNBCRichard Wolffe at 9:15 am
Richard Wolffe is an author and Executive Editor of MSNBC.com. His most recent book is Revial: The Struggle for Survival. inside the Obama White House. Wolffe graduated from Oxford University and wrote for the Financial Times before moving to Newsweek magazine where he served as senior White House correspondent. He traveled with Barack Obama during his 2008 presidential campaign for Newsweek. He has appeared on MSNBC as a political analyst and has made appearances on several international media television programs.

In the Studio: Joyce Banda tapes Overheard 9/19

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with President Joyce Banda of Malawi.

Date: September 19
Time: 9:30am (Doors open at 9am)
Location: KLRU Studio 6a (map) Please see below note about construction
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now
Joyce BandaMalawian President Joyce Banda was sworn in as president in April 2012, following the death of former President Bingu wa Mutharika. She is the first female president of the African nation and the second female head of state. Banda is also the founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation, which works to make women financially independent. The foundation also runs two schools, a farm and builds clinics in Malawi. President Banda is in Austin for the Gilbert M. Grosvenor Distinguished Lecture at Texas State University.PLEASE NOTE: The KLRU lobby on the 3rd floor of the University of Texas CMB building will be closed due to construction. Please enter the building through the ground level alley and take elevator to 6th floor. Those with accessibility needs — including people with difficulty walking down steep inclines — should call 512-471-4811 for additional information. Please leave a message if no one answer so KLRU can call you back.We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch past episodes and Q&As at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Richard Daley tapes Overheard 9/12

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Richard Daley.
Date: September 12 
Time: 9am (Doors open at 8:30am)
Location:  KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).  Please see below note about construction
The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

DALEY_Richard_2012_8x10_colorChicago’s “Mayor for Life” Richard M. Daley was elected in 1989, and re-elected in 1991, 1995, 1999, 2003 and 2007. Daley is the longest-serving mayor in the history of Chicago, following his father, Richard J. Daley, who served from 1955 to 1976. Before becoming mayor, Richard M. Daley served in the Illinois State Senate and as the Cook County State’s Attorney. Daley decided against running for a seventh term in 2011 and was succeeded by Rahm Emanuel. As mayor, Daley promoted the city’s business, tourism, and culinary and art industries in a way to compete with bigger American cities, such as New York. He now serves as Executive Chairman to Tur Partners, a global business investment and advisory firm.

PLEASE NOTE: The KLRU lobby on the 3rd floor of the University of Texas CMB building will be closed due to construction. Please enter the building through the ground level alley and take elevator to 6th floor. Those with accessibility needs — including people with difficulty walking down steep inclines — should call 512-471-4811 for additional information. Please leave a message if no one answer so KLRU can call you back.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch past episodes and Q&As at klru.org/overheard