October 2012: Daytripper: Kemah, TX

Each month, KLRU chooses a program for your family to enjoy together. This month’s Family Choice program, Daytripper, explores the Texas town of Kemah.

Daytripper #401 “Kemah, TX”
Thursday, October 11, 7:30-8pm

Repeats:
Saturday October 13, 10-10:30am
Wednesday, October 17, 5-5:30am

Chet heads to Bay Area Houston to visit NASA, eat a hoagie and fried shrimp, go birding on Armand Bayou, and visit the Kemah Boardwalk.

Small gift, big difference, right now!

We’re approaching the end of our fiscal year with a budget deficit and we need your help to reach our goal by September 30. As of this morning, we’re $185,900 short. More than ever we need the help of our loyal viewers – YOU – to join us. Each and every gift, no matter the amount, from every person who is able to will help tremendously right now.

We hope you’ll consider joining our Countdown Campaign this month. Maybe you’ll decide to renew your support today – make an additional gift for the year – or tell a friend to become a brand new member!

Whatever you do, we appreciate your generosity and support of KLRU-TV, Austin PBS – YOUR public television station.

Look at what you’ve done!
Thanks to support from our community, KLRU has been able to do so much in 2011-2012:

  • Threw a downtown block party for our whole city to celebrate 50 years of public television in Austin (Cookie Monster was there, too!)
  • Brought Community Cinema back to Windsor Public Library for another great season of independent film – Free every month for anyone to attend.
  • Showcased phenomenal women in our community who are changing lives through the national online project Women and Girls Lead (we’ll highlight more women in 2012-2013 so stay tuned!)
  • Challenged hundreds of school-aged kids to read this summer with the KLRU Summer Learning Challenge
  • Brought you new episodes of Downton Abbey, Frontline, Moyers & Company, NOVA, Nature, Antiques Roadshow, Market Warriors, Arts in Context, Central Texas Gardener, Overheard with Evan Smith, Austin City Limits, and many more!

Soar with Reading Book Grant

Soar with Reading, KLRU Explorers, PBS KIDS and Jet Blue logos

This summer, just by visiting SoarwithReading.com, thousands of Americans are placing age-appropriate books in the hands of children who need them, through one simple yet powerful action: sharing the name of their favorite children’s book. Soar with Reading, now in its second year, is a partnership between JetBlue Airways’ (Nasdaq: JBLU) and PBS KIDS. The program is setting the stage for back-to-school reading success through book donations, and free resources for families including an interactive reading list, reading tips and expert advice for keeping kids engaged in literature.

For every title shared on the website, JetBlue is donating an age-appropriate book to a deserving child through partner Barefoot Books. Book donations in the Austin-area have been awarded to Escuelita del Alma in partnership with KLRU-TV. Similar donations are being made to local literacy-focused organizations identified in partnership with PBS member stations in the 71 cities that JetBlue currently serves.

Do your part and help KLRU get books to the kids at Escuelita del Alma by sharing your favorite children’s book! To help, visit: http://bit.ly/jT0VYT.

Spark Truck is coming to Austin!

SparkTruck is an educational build-mobile sponsored by the PBS Kids Go! show Design Squad! The truck and its crew are traveling across the USA with cool 21st-century shop tools, spreading the fun of hands-on learning and encouraging kids to find their inner maker.

They will be visiting a number of elementary and middle schools during the week of August 27th through 31st and we have two open events that all informal educators and volunteers can join.

The first is on Tuesday, August 28th, when SparkTruck will be at IBM B/045 from 4:00 to 6:00 for you to experience the activities and talk with its staff.  You do not need to register for this event,  just join.  Please use the Domain Drive entrance off Braker and keep to the right on Domain Parkway.

The second is on Thursday, August 30th (noon – 3 pm), when SparkTruck will be at the 3M Innovation Center for the Central Texas Discover Engineering kick-off for the 2012-2013 school year.  You need to register for this event.

Please join one or both events and have fun with hands-on learning!

The Spark Truck’s local appearance is supported in part by The STEM Council at Skillpoint Alliance and Central Texas Discover Engineering.

New Children's Schedule

KLRU is excited to announce the following changes to our schedule for children’s programs, to begin September 3:

Daniel Tiger Neighborhood

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood is a new show from the Fred Rogers Institute (Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood.) Daniel is the grandson of the original Daniel Tiger, and many other relatives from the original show are present in the Land of Make Believe. The show focuses on Daniel’s communications with friends and family, especially when things don’t work out the way he wants them to! [Monday-Friday, 10am and repeats Monday-Friday, 12:30pm and Sundays at 8am.]

Sesame Street characters
Sesame Street will have many new episodes and Elmo will star in a new segment highlighting music and creativity. [Daily at 7am and repeats Sunday at 5am]

Cyberchase characterSciGirl characterWild Kratt brothers
We will have lots more Math and Science content during the after-school times, including new episodes from Cyberchase [Monday-Friday at 1:30-pm], SciGirls [Friday at 4:30pm], and the Wild Kratts [Monday-Friday at 4pm]!

Martha Speaks
In the morning before the start of the school day, kids can get a vocabulary blast from Martha Speaks [Monday-Friday at 6:30am and repeats Monday-Thursday at 5pm]

Signing Time will run Monday through Friday at 1pm to help infants and toddlers communicate with caregivers.

Dino and Tiny from Dinosaur Train
Saturday mornings will have a special 8-9am Train Hour, starring Thomas & Friends and Dinosaur Train.

Go to www.klru.org and click on “Schedule” to see when all KLRU shows appear on all four of our channels!

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Turducken short ribs pastrami, venison tail pork loin sausage filet mignon jowl ribeye corned beef brisket ham beef pork. Ground round strip steak fatback, jerky brisket short loin swine turkey. Hamburger tongue jowl, turducken biltong cow tri-tip. Shank meatball beef ribs brisket pork chop frankfurter.

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Turducken short ribs pastrami, venison tail pork loin sausage filet mignon jowl ribeye corned beef brisket ham beef pork. Ground round strip steak fatback, jerky brisket short loin swine turkey. Hamburger tongue jowl, turducken biltong cow tri-tip. Shank meatball beef ribs brisket pork chop frankfurter.

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What if you put a dollar amount on how much you value KLRU?

What if every parent who trusts KLRU with their children….

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What if every artist who sees inspiration in KLRU Collective and Arts in Context…
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gave a gift to KLRU today?

This August, we’re trying to raise $240,000 to remain a strong and beneficial service in this community. Many of you have already put a price on what you love about KLRU and we’re $30,000 closer to our goal. Thank you for doing your part. But we need everyone who can to support KLRU right now.

What if you took this opportunity to think about what you value in KLRU and made adonation today?

Your tax-deductible gift of $5, $35, $50, $100 or any amount that is right for you, ensures that KLRU will create possibilities, trust, knowledge, inspiration, and entertainment for everyone in Central Texas…right now and for generations to come.

For supporting during this August pledge drive, choose from some great thank you gifts including t-shirts, DVDs, CDs, and posters!

Create culinary masterpieces withThe French Chef!
We’re celebrating Julia Child’s 100th birthday tomorrow night at 7pm with classic episodes of The French Chef and Austin chefs from incredible restaurants like La Condesa, Franklin BBQ, Uchi/Uchiko, and more! Consider making a gift and get automatically entered to win one of 20 gift certificates to some of the finest dining Austin has to offer!
British Beat to British Drama

Going through some London Olympics withdrawal? We’ve got you covered with British Beat, a fun and funky concert featuring the Zombies, the Animals, and many more UK legends, Thursday at 7pm. And for all you Downton Abbey Fans, get your costume drama history lesson this Sunday at 8pm with Story of the Costume Drama.
Sing it, Tony!

Tony Bennett is joined by a tour-bus-load of talented musicians for Great Performances: Duets tonight at 9pm! Guests include Queen Latifah, Aretha Franklin, Willie Nelson, Sheryl Crow, Andrea Bocelli, and Lady Gaga. You won’t want to miss this beautiful concert – and get the CD for your own collection!

Watch and Win! Celebrate Julia Child tonight at 7pm

We have been looking forward to this night for a very long time! In celebration of Julia Child’s 100th birthday, some of the best chefs and foodies in Austin will be joining us LIVE in studio during a special presentation of three classic episodes of The French Chef featuring Julia’s take on omelettes, boullaibase, and roasted chicken, tonight at 7pm on KLRU.

If you call in during the evening with your support for KLRU, you might be talking with one of these wonderful people on the phone: Rene Ortiz (La Condesa, Sway), Laura Sawicki (La Condesa, Sway), Philip Speer (Uchi/Uchiko), Aaron & Stacy Franklin (Franklin BBQ), Karla Loeb (Slow Food Austin), Larry McGuire (Lamberts, Perla’s, Elizabeth Street Cafe, Fresa’s, Jeffrey’s), John Bates (Noble Pig), Sonya Cote (Hillside Farmacy, Homegrown Revival) and Casey Wilcox (Justine’s), and Patty Cater (Central Market).

This is the perfect opportunity to support the great history of cooking shows on public television and celebrate the incredible culinary scene here in Austin. We love when we can connect the awesome programming on KLRU with our local community and who better to showcase the KLRU vision of inspiration and creativity than Julia herself.

Every gift made tonight (or made online here) will automatically be entered to win one of several gift certificates to the places above and others: Olive & June, Parkside, OliviaThe Back Space, Foreign & DomesticLenoir, Chez Nous, Trace, Dai Due, Second Bar + Kitchen, and Barley Swine. A gift of just $25 could mean a dinner at a critically-acclaimed Austin restaurant – and you’ll be supporting Austin’s only locally owned and operated television station at the same time – what’s not to love about that?!

KLRU needs your support during this August pledge drive – if you love food, you won’t want to miss out on tonight’s special tribute to Julia Child beginning tonight at 7pm. Thank you for celebrating with us.