Gary Clark, Jr. ACL taping GIVEAWAY!

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Earlier in our fund drive we were promoting advance tickets to the the Gary Clark Jr. taping on 08/24! Now YOUR KLRU is running a GIVEAWAY TODAY for one lucky winner to receive 2 passes. All you have to do is enter via your social media channels!*

Stay tuned to KLRU’s social media to share, tweet and post across your social media platforms for entry as well! Be sure to tag @klru and/or use #yourklru. Guess the song based on the following lyric and you’ll be entered to win 2 passes! Be the first to comment on Facebook or RT on twitter below!

“After I was just sittin’ ’round
You know I started getting down
When they let me out
All I could do is scream and shout”

Because of viewer support, KLRU has been able to provide distinctive media experiences that matter, whether on the air, online or on the ground, while also reflecting Austin’s uniqueness and creativity to the world. Join the team that’s making a difference here in Austin by showing YOUR SUPPORT and donating today!

*Winners will be chosen at random and a photo ID will be required to pickup tickets. Winners will be notified by email. Passes are not transferable and cannot be sold. Standing may be required.

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Give to Your KLRU to attend Don Henley ACL taping on 09/01!

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Did you know that YOUR COMMUNITY supported KLRU station and home of the historic Austin City Limit’s studio 6A is designated as an official Rock & Roll Landmark by the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum? Also, Austin City Limits has also been awarded the Presidential Medal of the Arts, a Peabody Award, and was recently recognized by Time Magazine as one of the 10 most influential music programs of all time.

Because of viewer support, KLRU has been able to provide distinctive media experiences that matter, whether on the air, online or on the ground, while also reflecting Austin’s uniqueness and creativity to the world. Join the team that’s making a difference here in Austin by showing YOUR SUPPORT and donating today!

Interested in attending an Austin City Limits taping? We are offering passes well in advance of when they are open to the public. Make a $200 contribution to KLRU today and we’ll thank you with a pair of balcony passes to the Don Henley taping on 09/01! Quantities are limited.* Passes will be at Will Call the day of the taping, additional instructions will be sent via email a few days prior. Passes are non-transferable. acl-header-skyline-2015

UPDATE: We are no longer accepting donations for the Don Henley ACL taping on September 1st – all passes have been claimed. 

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: Civic Summit 4/12

How can a community overcome damage from bigotry and hate?

On Thursday, April 12, at 7:30 pm, Civic Summit talks with community leaders and activists to show how Central Texans are working to create an atmosphere of respect through prevention, response and healing. Join us as part of the studio audience by RSVPing now

Moderator Tom Spencer, CEO of Interfaith Action of Central Texas, will host live television event. Panelists will include Art Acevedo, Chief of Police Austin Police Department; Muna Hussaini, Community Activist; and Karen Gross, Austin Community Director Anti-Defamation League. Civic Summit: Creating A Community of Respect is part of the citywide Light / The Holocaust & Humanity Project.

Thursday, April 12th in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
6:30 pm Doors open
7:15 pm Everyone must be seated to get instructions about this live broadcast
7:30 pm Live broadcast begins airing on KLRU
8:30 pm event ends

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In the Studio: Jill Abramson tapes Overheard 3/12

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with
Jill Abramson, executive editor of The New York Times
DATE: March 12
TIME: 1:30 p.m. (doors open at 1 p.m.)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Abramson became executive editor last fall, and has described her new job as like “ascending to Valhalla.” She’s a New York native who says the paper was like religion in her home growing up. She’s also the first woman to head the Times – an important milestone for a paper with a history of lawsuits and anecdotes alleging discrimination. Abramson worked as a deputy bureau chief and investigative reporter at The Wall Street Journal before joining the Times in 1997. She rose quickly, becoming Washington bureau chief in 2000 and managing editor in 2003. Abramson is the author of several books, including Strange Justice: The Selling of Clarence Thomas and The Puppy Diaries.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a second 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 Overheard interviews at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Jim Lehrer tapes Overheard 11/16

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Jim Lehrer on November 16 at 3:00 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 2:30 p.m. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Jim Lehrer is well-known to PBS fans as the Executive Editor and longtime anchor of the PBS NewsHour, successor to the long-running MacNeil/Lehrer Report. But in addition to his career as an award-winning journalist, he can add presidential debate moderator, novelist, playwright and now author of the new book Tension City: Inside the Presidential Debates, from Kennedy-Nixon to Obama-McCain. After starting his career as a print reporter in Dallas, Lehrer worked for that city’s PBS station before moving to Washington, DC. With Robert MacNeil, he led continuous live coverage of the Senate Watergate hearings, winning an Emmy for their work and launching a long partnership. Lehrer’s new book takes us inside the eleven presidential debates he has moderated during the last six presidential elections, sharing his experience as “the man in middle seat.” Tension City also describes the interviews Lehrer has conducted with candidates over the past 20 years about their debate experiences. Join us for a conversation with the “Dean of Moderators.” Our in-studio audience will have an opportunity for Q&A with the guest following the interview.

Overheard with Evan Smith is now in its second 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 stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program. Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard

In The Studio: Bill Moyers on Overheard 11/14


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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Bill Moyers on November 14 at noon in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Bill Moyers is an American journalist who has been honored for “daring to assume that viewing audiences are willing to think and learn.” For three decades, his work has asked meaningful questions and explored ideas at the forefront of the public debate. Before beginning his broadcasting career, Moyers worked as White House press secretary and Special Assistant to President Lyndon B. Johnson, and also served as Deputy Director of the Peace Corps during the Kennedy Administration. Moyers is a graduate of The University of Texas, and also holds a Master of Divinity degree – a connection to the themes of faith that some of his work has explored. In January, Moyers will launch his newest series to be offered to PBS stations, to be called Moyers & Company. You’ll learn about that program and hear about Moyers’ career during our interview. Our studio audience will have an opportunity for Q&A with Moyers afterward.

Overheard with Evan Smith is now in its second 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 stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program. Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: John Hodgman tapes Overheard 11/8

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with John Hodgman.

DATE: November 8
TIME: 4 p.m. (Doors open at 3:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

John Hodgman works as a PC in commercials, appears on The Daily Show as the program’s Resident Expert, maintains a startling number of online sites and also writes books. He’s in Austin to publicize his latest book, That Is All, described by the publisher as a guide to COMPLETE WORLD KNOWLEDGE. (Yes, the caps are theirs.) The book is described by us as laugh-out-loud funny but otherwise completely indescribable. Join us in the studio to hear what Hodgman has to say.

Overheard with Evan Smith is now in its second 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 stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.

In the Studio: Len Downie, Jr. tapes Overheard 11/1

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Len Downie, Jr.

DATE: November 1
TIME: 1 p.m. (Doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

For seventeen years, Downie served as executive editor of The Washington Post, succeeding Ben Bradlee in that position. The paper won 25 Pulitzer
Prizes during his time in that position. Downie began his 44-year career with the paper as an intern in 1964, holding a wide variety of positions and helping to supervise the Post’s coverage of Watergate as deputy metro editor. He now teaches journalism at Arizona State University. In addition to his work as a journalist, Downie has published five books, including four works of non-fiction and one novel.

Join us for Overheard with Evan Smith’s second 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 stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.

In the Studio: Overheard tapes Russell Banks 10/23

EDIT to show new time. Taping now starts at 2:15 p.m. instead of 2:45 p.m.

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Russell Banks on October 23, 2011 at 2:15 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 1:45. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP Now

Russell Banks is an award winning and best selling writer of novels, poetry and short stories. His work has been translated into twenty different languages, and two of his novels — Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter — have been made into feature films. Banks is known for stories that are shaped by his working-class childhood, and for writing with empathy and humor even when his characters and stories turn tragic. Lost Memory of Skin, Banks’ newest work, was published late last month. We thank the Texas Book Festival for bringing Banks to town.

Join us as Overheard with Evan Smith launches a second 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 stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard