Koko & Mister Rogers

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Tune into KLRU tonight at 7pm and watch Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks.

This documentary is perfect for the whole family. Getting an in-depth look at Koko learning to communicate and connect with humans through sign language is incredibly powerful. With the help of her devoted teacher, Penny Patterson, this amazing animal truly built a bridge between our two species. The lessons we still learn from Koko about the threads that bind us all together are as important as ever.

Did you know that Koko is a huge Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood fan? The first time she met him, she sat down and took off his shoes—just like Mister Rogers did at the beginning of each of his shows. Koko even appeared on an episode in 1998!

To commemorate both Koko and Mister Rogers, we’re giving away a Sweater Changing Mister Rogers mug!

Engage with us on social media or make a donation to #yourKLRU for a chance to win. 

To enter, just send us a picture of you or someone you know changing shoes. If you happen to be wearing a Mister Rogers type sweater while you do, all the better. 

1. Facebook: Tag @KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
2. Instagram: Tag KLRU and add #yourklru
3. Twitter: @klru
(note: For KLRU to see your entry, settings for your FB post, Instagram, or Tweet must be public.)
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4. Simply donate on the form below!

Winners will be notified December 16th!

Tell us what you’re watching and you could win this fab tote!

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Giveaway survey! KLRU is more than halfway through our Winter Fund Drive! And we’re interested to learn what you’ve been tuning in to see. Tonight Part Two of Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise airs. Maybe you caught Part One last Tuesday? Or perhaps another KLRU program grabbed your interest in the past week?

And don’t forget to look forward to the rest of the drive where we’ll be rolling out Koko: The Gorilla Who Talks, NOVA: Great Human Odyssey and Il Volo Notte Magica, just to name a few of our great primetime options.

Whatever programs you’re enjoying on KLRU, we would love to know! Tell KLRU what your favorite episode of this 2016 Winter Fund Drive has been and you’ll be entered to win a Retro PBS Tote Bag. You clearly love PBS… might as well show that pride as you go about your day!

Just comment with your Winter Fund Drive 2016 highlight(s) and you’ll be entered.

1. Facebook: Tag @KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
2. Instagram: Tag KLRU and add #yourklru
3. Twitter: @klru
(note: For KLRU to see your entry, settings for your FB post, Instagram, or Tweet must be public.)
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4. You can also gain an entry by simply donating on the form below.

Win Poldark Seasons 1 & 2! Perfect for cozy winter binge watching.

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The Season 2 closer of Poldark re-airs tonight! KLRU wants to make saying goodbye (for now!) to our tricorn-hat wearing hero a little easier… with a giveaway!

Two lucky winners will receive Poldark Seasons 1 & 2 on DVD or Blu-ray—winners’ choice. Add this PBS favorite to your video library and revisit Cornwall and all its sweeping imagery and adventure whenever you need an escape. What better way to fill the time as we wait for Season 3 to arrive?

Engage with us on social media or make a donation to #yourKLRU for a chance to win. Enter all 4 ways to increase your odds!

The characters of Poldark are experts at smoldering looks. Share a picture of you or someone you know doing their best 18th century drama face and you’ll be entered! 

1. Facebook: Tag @KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
2. Instagram: Tag KLRU and add #yourklru
3. Twitter: @klru
(note: For KLRU to see your entry, settings for your FB post, Instagram, or Tweet must be public.)
OR
4. Simply donate on the form below!

Hamilton: The Mixtape. (It’s so good.) Win a copy, join the revolution!

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How could KLRU not jump on the Hamilton bandwagon?!
This Broadway phenomenon has broken records and charmed America with its diverse casting and innovative style. If only high school history class had been so entertaining!

With Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda created a blend of Broadway bravado, rhythmic hip-hop and political intrigue that is massively entertaining, but why stop there? The Hamilton Mixtape is the newest effort from Miranda—an album of covers from the hit musical with a who’s who list of modern recording artists—and KLRU is giving away copies of the CD this December!

Engage with us on social media or make a donation to #yourKLRU for a chance to win The Hamilton Mixtape.

Just comment about what you love about Hamilton—the musical or the man—and you’ll be entered.
1. Facebook: Tag @KLRU-TV, Austin PBS
2. Instagram: Tag KLRU and add #yourklru
3. Twitter: @klru
(note: For KLRU to see your entry, settings for your FB post, Instagram, or Tweet must be public.)
OR
4. You can also gain an entry by simply donating on the form below.

Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody kicks off KLRU’s 2016 Winter Fund Drive

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KLRU has some amazing programming lined up for our Winter Fund Drive. Starting us out is Lang Lang Live from Lincoln Center. This young man has built an enviable classical career and keeps surprising audiences with his energy and expertise on the piano.

Before tuning in, why not see how much you know about Lang Lang? Take our quiz and test your knowledge!

Due East 11/10

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Due East is the official kick-off party and fundraiser for the East Austin Studio Tour and takes place Nov. 11th. Guests of this event receive a 2016 East catalog and are first to experience the opening of the East Group Exhibition, presenting the work of nearly 300 East artists. This year’s event takes place at 916 Springdale Rd. You can purchase tickets now

Entertainment is provided by performance artist Katelena Hernandez Cowles, Austin Phonograph Company, and Austin Maker Faire.

On the menu for Due East 2016 are some of Austin’s best restaurants, including La Condesa, Sway, Salt & Time, Hillside Farmacy, Weather Up, and Gelateria Gemelli. Drinks from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Austin Beerworks, The Austin Shaker, Austin Eastciders, Topo Chico, JuiceLand, Wunder-Pilz Kombucha, and Chameleon Cold-Brew are also featured.

KLRU is a media sponsor of the East Austin Studio Tour.

Highlights 11-17

Michael Gambon stars as Winston Churchill in this dramatization of Churchill’s  life-threatening stroke in 1953 on Churchill’s Secret On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday.

Three years have passed since last season. Aafrin is secretly fighting for Indian independence from inside the civil service on Season 2 of Indian Summers Season 2 On Masterpiece at 9 pm Sunday.

Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college on POV All The Difference at 9 pm Monday.

Contenders: 16 for ’16 at 7 pm Tuesday reveals the humanity, the twists of fate and the surprising mistakes behind 16 of the most compelling and tumultuous presidential campaigns in modern history. In part one, see how being a straight talker in a presidential race had damaging consequences for Chisholm and McCain.

Examine reports of predatory behavior and fraud in the troubled for-profit college industry on Frontline Subprime Education at 8 pm Tuesday.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. talks about race and cultural identity on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Follow students, teachers and staff at an Austin high school under threat of closure by the state on An Eastside Education at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Craft in America at 9:30 pm Thursday visits America’s premier craft artists in their studios to witness the creation of handmade objects and into homes, businesses and public spaces where functional art is employed and celebrated.

Time For School: 2003-2016 at 8 pm Thursday visits seven classrooms in seven countries and offers a glimpse of seven children struggling to get a basic education.

Art In the 21st Century at 8 pm Friday focuses on contemporary visual art and artists in the United States. Featured artists speak directly to the audience in their own words, reflecting on their lives, sources of inspiration, and working processes.

Spruce up spring with fall-planted bulbs and meet a young family’s first garden with Asian tastes on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

American Graduate Day 2016 starting at 1 pm Saturday is alive broadcast dedicated to engaging our country around the dropout crisis with special celebrity guests, relevant spokespeople and compelling stories from the students themselves. After the national American Graduate Day programing, KLRU features AISD Champions at 5 pm. Student filmmakers from 11 AISD high schools tell the stories of the champions who have supported, challenged and encouraged them in their academic and personal journeys.

Consejos sobre caminos hacia el éxito

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El camino al éxito está pavimentado diferente para todos, pero afortunadamente , el centro de Texas ofrece muchos caminos diferentes que apoyan a los jóvenes para la graduación de la escuela y del más allá .

Los programas locales que trabajan directamente con los educadores, familias y jóvenes para apoyar a los jóvenes , fortalecer las familias y mejorar las escuelas :

busAfrican American Youth Harvest Foundation– ofrece programas y becas para los jóvenes afroamericanos y el apoyo a sus familias ( K -12 )
AchieveTexas – de la Agencia de Educación de Texas, la orientación a 16 rutas de carreras diferentes.
Austin Justice Coalition– ofrece clases los Sábados pare estudiantes de la preparatoria pare jóvenes afroamericanos.
Austin Voices for Education & Youth– construcción de la comunidad , líderes de la familia y de la juventud en las escuelas , las familias proporcionando apoyos adicionales para mantener a los niños en la escuela y saludable ( MS / HS )
AVANCE – Austin– formación y apoyo a las familias de habla hispana con niños pequeños ( edades 2-4 )
AVID– prepara a los estudiantes para la universidad a partir de sus cursos de MS/ HS
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas– conecta a la juventud con mentores adultos
(ES / MS / HS )
Boys and Girls Clubs of the Austin Area-Ofrece asequibles / libre después de la escuela y de verano que se centran en el éxito académico , la salud física , el desarrollo de la comunidad , y otros servicios ( ES / MS / HS )
Breakthrough Austin– encuentra la juventud en sexto grado y los apoyan a través de la entrada a la universidad ( MS / HS )
CARY– ayudan a los jóvenes que tienen problemas con la disciplina ( MS / HS )
Changing Expectations –apoya a las escuelas , los padres y los jóvenes con programas e información sobre Ingeniería de Tecnología y Matemáticas programas (STEM,K -12 )
Claim Your Destiny– serie de talleres para los jóvenes para desarrollar sus habilidades de liderazgo y preparación para la universidad (SA )
College Forward– ayuda para jóvenes que están interesados de ir a una universidad. 
Communities in Schools of Central Texas – apoyan a los jóvenes y sus familias en las comunidades de bajos ingresos y las escuelas ( Pre-K- 12)
Con Mi Madre – utiliza el poder del vínculo madre-hija Latina para ayudar a ver las niñas a través de la graduación de la universidad (6to grado – universidad )
Creative Action–  apoyan el aprendizaje académico a través de las artes , la creatividad y programas socio-emocionales en las escuelas, en programas después de la escuela , y en eventos de la comunidad (Pre-K- 12).
E3 Alliance RAISEup TexasAyudan a las escuelas intermedias en el centro de Texas en el aprendizaje del estudiante, pero especialmente para los estudiantes que tienen dificultades(MS).
Financial Aid Saturdays– ofrecido por la ayuda Cámara de Comercio de Austin ayudan a sus familias completar los trámites necesarios para la asistencia financiera del gobierno y / o las universidades que esperan asistir.
Foundation Communities– comunidades de viviendas asequibles con los programas después de la escuela y apoyos adicionales ( Pre-K- 12 ).
ICUSP (Institute for Community, University and School Partnerships)– ofrece programas de orientación para los jóvenes de color (MS / HS ).
Latinitas– ayudan a las niñas y las adolescentes latinas a desarrollar sus voces en el periodismo , los medios de producción , y la vida a través de programas después de la escuela y en el verano (edades 11 en adelante).
MindPop– ayudan a las escuelas como utilizar la enseñanza y el aprendizaje creativo como una manera de construir el éxito del estudiante ( Pre-K- 12 ).
Muslim Youth of North America – Austin Chapter– adultos jóvenes musulmanes que apoyan los adolescentes musulmanes , ya que navegan la escuela y la sociedad (HS).
No Place for Hate– plan de estudios y el apoyo a las escuelas para mejorar la armonía de los estudiantes y disminuir los prejuicios y la intimidación ( Pre-K- HS). 
100 Black Men of Austinmentores hombres jóvenes afroamericanos y ofrecen talleres y recursos adicionales para toda la familia ( MS / HS ).
Project Males es un programa de tutoría para los hombres de color que utiliza en sus investigaciones para mejorar graduarse de la escuela secundaria y de la universidad (PK – universidad ).
Skillpoint Alliance – STEM campamentos de innovación para jóvenes entre las edades de 3-14 , y la velocidad de preparación programas de verano que ofrecen a los jóvenes y la posibilidad de resolver los problemas de la comunidad utilizando la tecnología y estrategias inteligentes ( Pre-K- 12 ).
University Leadership Initiative –está dirigido por los estudiantes indocumentados en las universidades locales . Comparten la información actual con los estudiantes de la escuela secundaria sin papeles sobre sus opciones después de graduarse y cómo prepararse para la vida universitaria (HS).
Upward Bound at Texas State University– trabaja con estudiantes de bajos ingresos y las familias de la primera generación del para desarrollar sus habilidades y confianza para tener éxito en la universidad.
YMCAofrece programas gratuitos y de bajo costo para niños y familias desde los 2 años , incluyendo la preparación preescolar, cuidado después de la escuela a través de quinto grado, y programas para adolescentes . Póngase en contacto con su YMCA local para ver qué programas se ofrecen (edades de 2 adultos ) .

Vías alternativas a un diploma de escuela secundaria :
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American Youthworks
Gonzalo Garza Independence HS (Austin ISD)
The Goodwill Excel Center
Lifeworks

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Los programas con un enfoque en la salud y el bienestar de los jóvenes y sus familias:

Caritasofrece viviendas económicas y servicios adicionales de la familia.
Foundation Communities– ofrece viviendas económicas y servicios adicionales de la familia.
Lifeworks– ayuda a las familias e individuos que luchan con la depresión , la ansiedad , el abuso y el conflicto familiar.
The Settlement Home-provee viviendas y apoyo a los jóvenes separados de sus familias.
Urban Roots –utiliza los alimentos y la agricultura para ayudar a los jóvenes a inspirar , enganchar y alimentar a sus comunidades.
Ventanilla de Saludofrece educación para la salud, exámenes de salud gratuitos , y referidos a servicios de salud de la comunidad en colaboración con el Consulado General de México en Austin. 

Otros programas nacionales y Recursos

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Better Make Room-un programa basado en mensajes de texto que ayuda a jóvenes a prepararse para la universidad (HS). 
Big Future– preparación para la universidad para estudiantes indocumentados (HS).
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation-conexiones universitarios y financiación para los jóvenes
No Place for Hate– plan de estudios y el apoyo a las escuelas para mejorar la armonía y disminuye los prejuicios (Pre-K-12).
Phoenix House-Drogas y alcohol integral individualizado tratamiento de la adicción.

Ve videos sobre estudiantes en el camino hacia el éxito.

Para obtener más información acerca de programas para los jóvenes en el centro de Texas , busca la base de datos de Servicios para Jóvenes Mapping.

Give to #YOURKLRU today for a chance to win ACL Fest passes!

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KLRU is offering our viewers a special incentive this August! GIVE any amount via the form below and you will be entered in to the giveaway for a pair of passes to an ACL weekend! That’s ALL 3 days! Choice of weekend one or two winners are selected at random.

Here is how it works:
Post your favorite ACL Fest photo to Instagram or Twitter, and be sure to tag @klru and use the hashtag #yourklru.

We’ll contact the winners on September 6th!

Our Frontline picks

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It’s hard to watch the news nowadays and not hear the word ‘ISIS’ fall out of the mouth of the commentator. With each new terrorist attack ISIS seems to be at the top of the suspect list.

But how much do we know about the terrorist group? Why is it taking so long to defeat them? These Frontline documentaries go in-depth to show you what and who ISIS is and how they operate.

PBS’ premier public affairs series, Frontline’s stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human, social and political experience.

Frontline has built a reputation for powerful reporting that tackles the tough, controversial, and complex stories that shape our times. The show remains committed to providing a primetime venue for engaging reports that fully explore and illuminate the critical issues of our times.

Who Was the Founder of ISIS? 

A video-store clerk turned radical jihadist, Abu Musab al-Zarqaqi,  was the mastermind behind the sectarian warfare that tore Iraq apart after the U.S. invasion, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths.

 

 

How U.S. Prisons in Iraq Became “Jihadi Universities” for ISIS

 

The Secret History of ISIS 

This documentary examines the role that America’s invasion of Iraq have played in the terror group’s brutal rise.

ISIS in Afghanistan

ISIS is making a name for themselves in Afghanistan and their focus is on creating new generation of jihadists.

A Conversation With Teens in Training as ISIS Suicide Bombers 

Watch this firsthand look exploring the state of a nation and how terrorist group is expanding its rule over the Islamic State.