Overheard with Evan Smith: Eugene Robinson

Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist. He writes for The Washington Post and appears as a panelist on NBC’s Meet the Press. His 2008 coverage of the election of the first African American president earned him the Pulitzer.

In this episode, Robinson give us his take on the “broken government” and how the United States should focus on moving forward with the economy. Robinson also explains how the Tea Party has influenced the government.

The subject of race comes up as Robinson address Obama and how the race factor affects the people’s view of him. He explains that race plays an important part of how the Obama administration and it’s decisions are viewed. He also contrasts how different racial issues are currently compared to when he was growing up.

Robinson gives insight to government issues and compares them to the issues of past administrations, including the Clinton era. He explains how President Obama can look back on what mistakes he has made and how the president has transformed while in office.

Evan and Robinson also discuss his career at The Washington Post and his reaction to Jeff Bezos’ purchase of the paper. He shares his hopes for how technology can transform newsrooms.

Don’t miss this informative and timely episode of Overheard airing November 7th at 7:00 p.m. on KLRU.

In the Studio: Mark Kelly tapes Overheard

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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).  
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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

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

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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.
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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.

Overheard with Evan Smith: Joyce Banda

This week on Overheard, Evan Smith sits down with President Joyce Banda of Malawi. Joyce Banda is the fourth President of Malawi and the first woman to hold the office. She previously served as Vice President as well as the Minter of Foreign Affairs.

In this episode, Banda gives insight to what her childhood was like, from growing up in a tribe to attending school when others could not. Full of passion, Banda explains the experience that lead her to fight for women’s rights and how it shaped her mission to keep children in school.

President Banda explains in detail how she is transforming the country’s traditional tribal views of her childhood. She also explores her ideas to tackle Malawi’s population growth and the country’s issues with HIV/AIDS.

In a very candid portion of the interview, Evan and the Malawi president discuss the relationship between the United States and Malawi. Banda explains her country’s views on Western aid to Africa as well ways to improve relations between the U.S. and Malawi.

Make sure to catch this unique episode of Overheard with Evan Smith tonight (10/3) at 7:00 pm on KLRU. The show also airs Sunday (10/6) at 12:30 pm.

In the Studio: Eugene Robinson tapes Overheard 10/9

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Eugene Robinson
Date: October 9
Time: 9:15 am (Doors open at 8:45am)
Location: in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Please see note about construction
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

MAD Eugene Robinson Photo 2013Eugene Robinson is a Pulitzer-Prize winning columnist at The Washington Post.  He won the Pulitzer in 2009 for Commentary for his writing about the 2008 campaign and the historical significance of the election of the first African-American president. Robinson is also an author. His books are  Disintegration: The Splintering of Black America (2010), Last Dance in Havana (2004), and Coal to Cream: A Black Man’s Journey Beyond Color to an Affirmation of Race (1999). He often joins the roundtable of NBC’s Meet the Press and is an MSNBC Political Analyst. Robinson is in Austin to deliver the Mary Alice Davis Distinguished Lecture at the University of Texas School of Journalism. That event is free and open to the public.

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&A videos 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: Aimee Mann tapes Overheard 9/27

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Aimee Mann

Date: September 27
Time: 12:30pm (Doors open at Noon)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Please see note about construction
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aimee_photoAimee Mann began her career as the leader of the 80’s new wave pop group ‘Til Tuesday. After three albums with the group she embarked on a solo career and released her solo album Whatever in 1993. In early 2000, Mann’s was nominated for an Academy Award for her song “Save Me,” which appeared on the soundtrack from the film Magnolia. She has also served as a judge for the Independent Music Awards. Recently, Mann appeared in a memorable cameo on the IFC series Portlandia. Her most recent album Charmer was released in 2012. While in Austin, Mann is performing at the Paramount.

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 interviews and Q&A segments 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: 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: Nancy Pelosi 8/26

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi.

Date: Monday, August 26
Time: 9am (Doors open at 8:30am)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

OFFICIAL HEAD SHOT 300 DPIU.S. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi has represented California’s 12th District, including most of San Francisco, for 25 years. Leader Pelosi was the first woman to serve as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2007-2011. She was also the first woman to lead a major American political party when she became Democratic Leader in 2002. Leader Pelosi is in Austin for the AAUW’s “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds,” a discussion about her new economic agenda for women. August 26 is Women’s Equality Day.

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.

 

In the Studio: Tony Hale tapes Overheard 8/9

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Tony Hale
Date: Friday, August 9 
Time: 5:15pm (Doors open at 4:45 pm) 
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). 
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now 

Tony Hale Pic

Tony Hale is an actor and comedian best know for playing Buster Bluth on Arrested Development. He was recently nominated for an Emmy for playing Gary Walsh, the bumbling Body Man to Julia Louis-Dreyfus on HBO’s “Veep.” Hale is in Austin for “Hey Brother, An Evening with Buster!” at Stateside at the Paramount on Saturday, August 10.

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.