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

Overheard taping announcement

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
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

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

Overheard taping announcement

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.

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KLRU’s June fundraising drive will focus on your favorite programs and we need your help to choose what to air. Vote for your favorite episodes of Overheard with Evan Smith and Arts in Context here.

Help KLRU raise $75,000 in one week by supporting what you love about your local PBS station: Antiques Roadshow, Masterpiece Mystery, Austin City Limits, Nova, PBS Newshour and more. We’re keeping the regular, weekly schedule intact and are looking forward to seeing which Overheard and Arts in Context episodes you vote for!

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In the Studio: Marc Morial tapes Overheard 5/3

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Marc Morial
Date: May 3
Time: 1:45pm (Doors open at 1:15pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). 
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

MMM HeadshotMarc Morial is President of the National Urban League, the nation’s largest civil rights organization. He assumed that post in 2003, after Morial serving as Mayor of New Orleans from 1994-2002. Morial is credited with the city’s “renaissance” through police reforms, housing and neighborhood revitalization and investments in infrastructure. During his time in office, murders and violent crimes fell by 60% and the unemployment rate was cut in half. He left office with a 70 percent approval rating. Morial is in Austin to give the commencement address at Huston-Tillotson University.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith wraps up a third 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. See past shows and interviews at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Tony Kushner tapes Overheard 4/23

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Tony Kushner

Date: April 23
Time: 12:15 pm (Doors open at 11:45 am)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Photo by Joan Marcus

Photo by Joan Marcus

Tony Kushner is an award-winning American playwright and screenwriter. He was recently nominated for an Oscar for his work on the screenplay of Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. Kushner won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1993 for the play Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. He has also won an Emmy Award, and two Tony Awards. If you can’t make it to our Overheard taping, you can also see Kusher in conversation with Evan Smith at the Texas Performing Arts Center Monday, April 22, at 8 pm.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues its third 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.