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
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

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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

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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 

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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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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.