In the Studio: Marc Morial tapes Overheard 5/3

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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

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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.

In the Studio: Larry Wilmore tapes Overheard 4/5

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* RSVPs are now closed. If you would like to see Larry Wilmore, he will be at an Austin Film Festival event on Saturday, April 6th, at the Harry Ransom Center. Details for the AFF event.

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Larry Wilmore

LW_7620_hiresDate: April 5
Time: at 8:15pm (Doors open at 7:45pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Larry Wilmore is “Senior Black Correspondent” for The Daily Show, along with being a television writer and producer. He started his career as an actor and stand-up comic before he began writing in the early 90s on shows like In Living Color and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air. He also created The Bernie Mac Show. Recently he is a consulting producer on The Office. Wilmore is in town for a conversation on writing and producing comedy, presented by the Austin Film Festival on Saturday.

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

In the Studio: Dan Balz and Sebastian Junger tape Overheard 4/9

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for interviews with Dan Balz and Sebastian Junger on April 9 in KLRU’s Studio 6A. The tapings are free but RSVP is required.  One RSVP will work for both tapings. RSVP now

Dan Balz Dan Balz
Time: 9:15 am
(Doors open at 8:45 am)
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Dan Balz is Chief Correspondent at the Washington Post, covering national politics. He previously served as National Editor at The Post, and as White House correspondent. Balz has also written two books, including the New York Times bestseller, “The Battle for America 2008.” He is a regular analyst on PBS’ “Washington Week” as well as other public affairs shows, including NBC’s “Meet the Press” and CBS’ “Face the Nation.” He is in Austin for the 2013 William Randolph Hearst Fellows Award Lecture at the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Communication.

Sebastian JungerSebastian Junger
Time: 10:15 am
(Doors will open as soon as Dan Balz taping is completed)
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Sebastian Junger is an award-winning journalist and author. His book The Perfect Storm spent three years on the New York Times best-seller list and was later made into a major motion picture. His 2010 book WAR, about a U.S. Army platoon in Afghanistan, was also a best-seller. Junger is also a documentary filmmaker, his 2011 film Restrepo was nominated for an Oscar, and his newest film Which Way is the Front Line from Here? The Life and Time of Tim Hetherington will air on HBO in April. It was recently screened at the Sundance Film Festival. Junger is in Austin for a screening of the film at the LBJ Library.

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. Be sure to watch past episodes and complete Q&A at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Christopher Hayes tapes Overheard 3/11

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MSNBC AnchorsPlease join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Christopher Hayes

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

Christopher Hayes is contributor and Editor at Large for The Nation and host of the MSNBC show Up w/ Chris Hayes, Saturday and Sundays at 7. Hayes is a former Fellow at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics. His writing has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Time, The New Republic, The Guardian and The Chicago Reader, among other publications. His book, Twilight of the Elites: America After Meritocracy, was published in June of 2012. Hayes is in Austin to sign copies at the SX Bookstore.

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.

In the Studio: Fred Armisen tapes Overheard 3/12

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Fred Armisen

Photo Credit: Chris Hornbecker/ IFC

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Fred Armisen

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

Comedian, writer and musician Fred Armisen is perhaps best known for his role on Saturday Night Live, now performing in his ninth season. He famously played then-Senator Barack Obama during the 2008 presidential campaign. Armisen also stars in, and writes, Portlandia, a show he created on IFC with co-star Carrie Brownstein. Armisen began his career as a musician in Chicago-based punk band Trenchmouth. He added comedy to his resume in 1998, posing as a music journalist in the underground short film “Fred Armisen’s Guide to Music and SXSW.” Armisen is in town for SXSW Comedy.

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.

In the Studio: O’Toole, McKean & Carr tape Overheard 3/8

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for three back-to-back tapings on Friday, March 8. We’ve listed the start times for each taping to allow you to attend individual interviews as well. Please note, once a taping has started entry may not be allowed. RSVP at the link on the left. Each taping takes place in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). One RSVP will work for all three tapings. RSVP here

Annette O’Toole

Annette O’Toole at 1:15 pm
(doors will open at 12:45 pm) RSVP here
Annette O’Toole is a Houston-born film, TV and stage actress. She was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Song with her husband Michael McKean in the film A Mighty Wind in 2004. O’Toole is best known to TV audiences for playing Martha Kent in Smallville. She is in Austin being honored by the Texas Film Hall of Fame.

Michael McKeanMichael McKean at 2:15 pm
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Actor Michael McKean was introduced to TV audiences when he played Lenny on Laverne & Shirley. He went on to join the cast of Saturday Night Live. McKean is probably best known for his role in This is Spinal Tap, which he also helped write. He recently starred in The Best Man on Broadway, a role he had to give up when he was hit by a car in New York City last year. McKean is in Austin to present his wife, Annette O’Toole, an award on behalf of the Texas Film Hall of Fame.

 

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David Carr at 3:15 pm
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New York Times columnist David Carr has written about the business of the media for 25 years. Prior to joining the Times in 2002, Carr wrote for the Atlantic Montlhy and New York Magazine. His memoir, The Night of the Gun, uses investigative reporting tactics to chronicle his personal struggles with drug abuse. He is in Austin for SXSW Interactive.

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

In the Studio: Kasim Reed tapes Overheard 2/26

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Kasim ReedPlease join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Mayor Kasim Reed

Date: February 26
Time: 10:15am (Doors open at 9:45am)
Location: in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Kasim Reed is Mayor of Atlanta and a rising star in the Democratic Party. He was elected in 2009 to his first term, and was a key surrogate for the Obama Administration during the 2012 presidential election. Prior to becoming mayor, Reed served in the Georgia General Assembly for 11 years. He is in town for the Texas Legislative Black Caucus Summit.

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.

In the Studio: Sonia Sotomayor on Overheard 1/23

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor
Date: January 23
Time: 4:15pm (doors open at 3:45 pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP nowJustice Sonia Sotomayor was appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court by President Barack Obama in 2009. She is the first Latino to serve on the country’s highest court, and the third woman. Prior to joining the Supreme Court, Sotomayor was a judge on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit since 1998. Her book, My Beloved World, chronicles her ascent from a South Bronx housing complex to Princeton University and Yale Law School. It was recently published.We hope you’ll be there for the third season of Overheard with Evan Smith, as we continue to bring you 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 previous episodes and web-only Q&A segments at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Michael Oren tapes Overheard 1/31

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Ambassador Michael Oren

Date: January 31Oren
Time: 2:45pm (doors open at 2 pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Michael Oren has served as Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. since 2009. In a time of rumored tension between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Oren is the middle man between lawmakers in Washington and Jerusalem. Born and raised in the U.S., Oren gives a unique perspective into the long, complicated history of the United States and one of its closest allies. Oren is also an historian and author of two New York Times bestsellers about history in the Middle East.

We hope you’ll be there for the third season of Overheard with Evan Smith, as we continue to bring you 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.