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.

Q Night At The Movies 5/28: Meet John Doe & More

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Witness the talent of Gary Cooper this week with Q Night At The Movies. First, we highlight his legacy as an actor who mastered the Western Hero archetype. Then, we’ll see him play a man who a newspaper hired to impersonate a made-up man in Meet John Doe.

On Hollywood Idols Gary Cooper: The Face Of A Hero, learn about Cooper’s personal connection to the roles he played onscreen at 7 p.m. Known for his personification of the Western Hero, it was Montana-born Gary Cooper’s horse-riding skills that first brought him bit parts in movies – and he never lost his love of the great American outdoors.

On Story 7:30 p.m. 

In Corinth Films Collection Meet John Doe, fired reporter Ann Mitchel (Barbara Stanwyck) prints a fake letter from unemployed “John Doe,” who threatens suicide in protest of social ills. The paper is forced to rehire Ann and hires John Willoughby (Gary Cooper) to impersonate “Doe.” Ann and her bosses cynically milk the story, until the made-up “John Doe” philosophy starts a whole political movement. This riveting film airs at 8 p.m.

Science Night 3/2

Go to infinity and beyond with KLRU for Science Night this week! At 7 pm, see how Scott Kelly’s year in space compares to his twin’s year back on Earth. Then at 8 pm, get a close look at who Neil Armstrong was outside of the astronaut suit. Finally at 9 pm, learn about the Air Force scientists who took the first steps to getting to US into space.

Year In Space at 7 p.m.
Follow astronaut Scott Kelly’s record-breaking 12-month mission on the International Space Station, from launch to landing, as NASA charts the effects of long-duration spaceflight by comparing him to his identical twin on Earth, astronaut Mark Kelly. Watch KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith interview with Mark Kelly.

NOVA First Man on the Moon at 8 p.m.
He risked his life for the nation and became a world icon, but who was Neil Armstrong?

American Experience Space Men at 9 p.m.
Meet the pioneering Air Force scientists and pilots whose Project Manhigh, which collected data about the biological and technical factors required to support human activity in space, laid the groundwork for the US space program.

Q Night at the Movies 1/2

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Pioneers Of Television Sitcoms at 6pm
This episode focuses on five key sitcoms: “I Love Lucy,” “The Honeymooners,” “Make Room for Daddy,” “The Andy Griffith Show” and “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” The last remaining Honeymooner, Joyce Randolph, offers surprising insights into the mind of Jackie Gleason. Similarly, Marlo Thomas speaks candidly about her father, Danny. Andy Griffith offers forceful opinions about the people and techniques that made his show work. In a rare occurrence, both Mary Tyler Moore and Dick Van Dyke recount their years on “The Dick Van Dyke Show.” Hundreds of episodes were culled for the most entertaining clips – including one particularly side-splitting bit by Don Knotts.

Pioneers Of Television Carol Burnett & The Funny Ladies at 7pm
This program is comprised largely of material from the “Funny Ladies” episode that led off season 3 of PIONEERS OF TELEVISION. The program focuses on Carol Burnett’s television comedy career and the funny ladies of television who joined her in paving the way for today’s TV comediennes.

On Story Exporting Comedy at 7:30 pm
Everybody Loves Raymond creator Phil Rosenthal discusses the (not so) universal language of comedy in his documentary EXPORTING RAYMOND with KISS KISS BANG BANG writer/director Shane Black. Followed by the charming Danish short film FIRST ANDERS by writer/director Kristian Ussing Anderson about a well-meaning father who attempts to teach his artistic and bullied young son a valuable lesson.

Feature film: Moonstruck at 8 pm
An Italian-American widow (Cher), engaged to a reticent suitor, falls in love with his brother (Nicolas Cage).

Italian Americans The American Dream at 9:45 pm
In post-war America, Italian Americans enter the middle class. Italian-American crooners define American cool, but even as Frank Sinatra skyrockets to fame, he is haunted by accusations of Mafia ties. Can Italian Americans fit into 1950s America or will the specter of organized crime always plague them?

Frank Sinatra: The Voice Of Our Time at 10:45 pm
Hosted by singer Mel Torme, this documentary chronicles the career of Frank Sinatra. The program focuses on Sinatra’s career from the 1940s through the 1960s, using archival footage and clips of Sinatra in newsreels, television programs, and films, interspersed with comments by Torme and excerpts from interviews with lyricist Sammy Cahn, singer/television personality Dinah Shore, film critic Leonard Maltin, and music critic John Rockwell. Touching briefly on his personal life, the program chronicles Sinatra’s rise in the music world, his acting career, and his involvement in politics and fundraising. Songs performed include “It Was A Very Good Year”, “Fly Me To The Moon” “Ol’ Man River”, “Stardust”, “Saturday Night Is The Loneliest Night Of The Week”, “You Make Me Feel So Young” ,”I’ve Got The World On A String”, “Come Rain Or Come Shine”, “Come Fly With Me” , “One For My Baby” and many more.

NATURE and YOUR KLRU

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Did you know that Nature has won more than 600 honors from the television industry, the international wildlife film community, parent groups, and environmental organizations? This series has won 10 Emmy Awards, three Peabody Awards, and the first honor ever given to a program by the Sierra Club.

PBS fuels curiosity at any stage of life by giving everyone the opportunity to explore the world of science and nature. With so much investigation and new thinking happening every day, PBS stays on top of the news in science, technology, medicine and nature and shares these ground-breaking investigations with curious minds of any age, everywhere. But none of it happens without your involvement. Please keep the adventures coming by making your contribution below.

Because of YOUR SUPPORT, KLRU allows us to expand our horizons and stretch the boundaries of our world.

GIVE to KLRU to attend THE TENORS Under One Sky Tour 10/28

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The Canadian group has written a handful of songs for their previous three sets, but Under One Sky marks the first time their songwriting talents stand toe-to-toe with their vocal prowess. In the process, they’ve created a rich collection that expands on their earlier efforts, while delving deeper into their collective strength as artists.

Since their formation in 2007, The Tenors have performed more than 500 concerts on five continents and made over 150 television appearances, including on “The Oprah Winfrey Show” (with Celine Dion), at the 2014 National Christmas Tree Lighting at the White House, at the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals, the 2012 Emmy Awards, the Queen’s 2012 Diamond Jubilee at Windsor Castle in England, and the 2010 Vancouver Olympic opening ceremonies. Among the artists with whom they have performed are Paul McCartney, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Andrea Bocelli and Sarah McLachlan.

This August fund drive YOUR COMMUNITY supported PBS station has a special ticket offer! GIVE $200 for a pair of tickets or $300 for a pair of tickets plus a meet & greet after the concert in the designated areas via the form below. The concert is on Wednesday, October 28th at 8pm! Tickets are limited so give now to attend!

 

What’s happening this weekend: July 31-Aug. 2

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Now that the summer heat has arrived in full force, we know you’re looking for ways to stay cool this weekend. We’ve got some suggestions for you!

Check out the Texas Robot Roundup

Watch high school teams from across the state compete at the fifth annual Texas Robot Roundup at the Austin Convention Center Friday and Saturday. What’s cooler than watching smart young people show off their amazing creations? Before you go, get inspired by this clip from SciTech Now and watch elementary, middle and high school students take part in robots competitions through the nonprofit organization FIRST.


Admission: Free to spectators. Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday. Details here.

Visit the Carver Museum’s newest exhibit
The George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center’s newest exhibit, John Yancey’s Can u see, opened Thursday. Yancey is a Chicago artist who was influenced by social and political events of the 1960s, ’70s and ’80s to create public murals and mosaics and commissioned sculptures and paintings. Yancey is currently a studio art professor at the University of Texas at Austin. Before you go, watch this clip from the 2012 episode of Juneteenth Jamboree, in which KLRU features the Carver Museum and its curator.

Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday. Details here.

Extreme bird-watching in the Capital Plaza Shopping Center
If you live in Austin, chances are you’ve watched the bats come out from the Congress Avenue Bridge. But have you ever watched purple martins roost at Capital Plaza? The Travis Audubon Society has hosted purple martin parties on Friday and Saturday nights this summer. Bring a lawn chair and watch hundreds of thousands of purple martins roost in the Live Oaks near Shepler’s Western Wear at Capital Plaza. The good news is the purple martins roost at dusk, so you don’t have to worry about the summer sun — and the Travis Audubon Society says it’s even better than watching the bats! If you’d like to know more about purple martins before you go, watch this video from Texas Parks and Wildlife.


Admission: Free. Hours: 7:45 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. Details here.

Landmarks Guided Tour of Bass Concert Hall
Escape the blistering summer temperatures and join The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts’ Landmarks for a docent-led tour of art in Bass Concert Hall on loan from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. The collection features striking examples of postwar and contemporary sculpture from influential artists such as Magdalena Abakanowicz and Ursula von Rydingsvard. Check out Ursula von Rydingsvard’s artwork featured in Ecology, as artists explore how our understanding of the natural world becomes deeply cultural.

Admission: Free. Hours: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Details here.