Q Night at the Movies feature schedule for April

KLRU Q Night at the Movies now spotlights a classic film each Saturday night at 8 p.m. This month our feature films will be:

April 9: The Entertainer
British song-and-dance man Archie (Laurence Olivier) knows he’s a failure, and so does his alcoholic wife (Brenda de Banzie).

April 16:Bonnie & Clyde (1967)
Acclaimed account of the gun-toting bank robbers (Warren Beatty, Faye Dunaway) and the trail of terror they blazed through the Southwest in the ’30s.

April 23: Woman in the WIndow
A sober professor (Edward G. Robinson) meets a model (Joan Bennett) and gets mixed up in murder when his family goes away.

April 30: Heaven Can Wait (1943)
Ernst Lubitsch’s fanciful tale of a Casanova who looks back upon his carefree lifestyle as he awaits his eternal fate.

Vine Talk joins KLRU lineup

In Vine Talk, actor-writer-director Stanley Tucci leads a wine-tasting and a lively and engaging conversation among an eclectic group of celebrities and celebrity chefs. Vine Talk airs Tuesdays at 10:30 p.m. starting April 5. This ever-changing panel sniffs, swirls and sips wines while discussing wine, food and culture. Then, they blindly pick their favorite wine and compare their choice with that of the studio audience. Featured guests include: John Lithgow, Lidia Bastianich, Rosie Perez, Jennifer Coolidge, Julianne Moore, Steve Buscemi and the irrepressible Nathan Lane. Food & Wineexecutive wine editor Ray Isle, along with a rotating group of experienced sommeliers, take turns introducing the names, labels, origins and retail price-points of varietals, and answering celebrity and studio audience questions.

In the Studio: Kennedy tapes Overheard 4/22

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. RSVP here

Date: Friday, April 22
Time: Taping starts at 3 p.m. Doors open 2:30 p.m.
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please RSVP here.

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. uses his skill as a lawyer to work as a high-powered and high-profile environmentalist.  He’s the son of Robert F. Kennedy and nephew of President John F. Kennedy, and he uses his own political skills to advance an issue that’s his passion.  Kennedy works to protect water worldwide through the Hudson Riverkeeper group and the international Waterkeeper Alliance.  He has also worked to protect the lands of indigenous groups in Canada and Latin America, and he reaches out to a wide audience through a radio show, books, articles and political activism.

Overheard with Evan Smith updates the successful formula of our award-winning series Texas Monthly Talks – great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The new show brings you the same mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and is available to PBS stations nationwide.Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard <http://www.klru.org/overheard>

In the Studio: Calvin Trillin tapes Overheard 4/11

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Calvin Trillin.  RSVP here

Date: Monday, April 11, 2011
Time: 11:45 am, doors open at 11:00 am
Reception Immediately Following the Taping
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please RSVP here.
Immediately following the taping will be a reception and book signing, brought to you by KLRU and the Texas Tribune. Copies of Trillin’s book, Trillin on Texas, will be available for purchase and signing.

Calvin Trillin has written countless words for The New Yorker, The Nation, Time and more than two dozen books.  His latest project is a book-length collection of pieces he’s written about Texas – a state he somehow seems to understand even better than the locals do.  Seems strange, until you realize that the Kansas City-born Trillin has done the same in his articles about New York for more than forty years.

Overheard with Evan Smith updates the successful formula of our award-winning series Texas Monthly Talks – great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor. The new show brings you the same mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and is available to PBS stations nationwide.Overheard airs on KLRU at 7 p.m. Thursdays, 8:30 p.m. Fridays and 12:30 p.m. Sundays. Episodes are also available online at klru.org/overheard

Spark: How Do You Get To Sesame Street?

How Do You Get To Sesame Street? Education in America
April 24 at 6:30 pm @ The Moody
Buy tickets at klru.org/spark

For more than forty years, Sesame Street continues to stand out as the most thoroughly developed and researched preschool television program. Beyond television, the Sesame Street Workshop produces content for multiple media platforms and develops initiatives to help children and families gain critical skills and build emotional strength. Miles Ludwig, Managing Director of the Content Innovation Lab at Sesame Workshop, will the share how Sesame Street keeps evolving to meet the needs of today’s child.

Miles Ludwig oversees creative production for interactive and digital initiatives at Sesame Workshop. He has led the design and development of interactive educational experiences and educational software titles for every significant technology-based platform of the last 15 years, including product lines for Mattel, V-Tech, Hasbro, Electronic Arts, Jakks Pacific, Scholastic, Nintendo, and Sony. Miles heads a team that has been awarded Emmys, Webbys and a Peabody Award for Sesame Street’s broadband website.

Be sure to join us April 24th, for an insightful discussion about education in America as Miles Ludwig shares his ideas on the impact of shows such as Sesame Street in aiding to develop children’s critical skills at a young age.

Community Cinema: Panelists for Bhutto screening 4/5 announcee

Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for free Community Cinema screenings on the first Tuesday of the month at the Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr). Screenings will start at 7 p.m. with a discussion to follow each of the films. The next screening will be Bhutto on April 5th. As the first woman to lead an Islamic nation, Benazir Bhutto led a life of Shakespearean dimensions. Her untimely death sent shock waves throughout the world, transforming Bhutto from political messiah to a martyr in the hearts of her people.

Our guest speakers will be:
Gail Minault, University of Texas Professor in the Department of Asian Studies and editor of The Extended Family: Women and Political Participation in India and Pakistan

Khotan Shahbazi-Harmon, Khotan Shahbazi-Harmon, host of Idea Lounge on KOOP

April 2011: "Backyard Butterflies" & "Backyard Bugs"

Each month, KLRU chooses a program for your family to enjoy together. This month’s Family Choice program is:

butterflyBackyard Butterflies
Sunday, April 3rd at 6 p.m.

This program features fun facts about these delicate, spry creatures and demonstrates how to successfully create a garden that attracts them. Viewers also learn how to identify common butterflies, select favorite butterfly plants and how to catch and raise a butterfly indoors. Watch the life cycle crom caterpillar to butterfly to know hat’s eating your garden up. Along with ideas for a habitat-friendly garden, see how to catch a butterfly on your finger and raise a butte fly yourself for a close-up look at nature’s wonder. Marla Bean hosts .
Repeats
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Sunday, April 17, 4:30-5 p.m.

Backyard Bugs
Sunday, April 3rd at 6:30 p.m.

Without a second thought, most people squash or spray all insects that fly, flit or stroll through their yards. However, BACKYARD BUGS, reveals why some bugs may actually be beneficial to have around. The 30-minute program steps out the backdoor to help you determine if a garden insect is friend or foe.

Highlights April 3 to 9

Backyard Butterflies at 6 p.m. Sunday features fun facts about these delicate, spry creatures and demonstrates how to successfully create a garden that attracts them.

Backyard Bugs at 6:30 p.m. Sunday identifies the most common garden pests and beneficial predators in their larval and adult stages while also teaching gardeners how to attract beneficial insects to control pests without chemicals.

Beginning with an examination of slavery, Civil War 7 p.m. Sunday looks at the causes of the U.S. Civil War and the burning questions of union and states’ rights.

Haunted Texas: Peyton Colony at 9 p.m. Sunday and 9:30 p.m. Thursday gives half hour visual exploration into the history of Peyton Colony in the Texas Hill Country that traces back the mysterious nature of certain events occurring today to the possibility of spirits remaining behind.

Civil War at 7 p.m. Monday follows the battle of ironclad ships, camp life and the beginning of the end of slavery while ending with rumors of Europe’s readiness to recognize the Confederacy.

Fort Niagara: The Struggle For A Continent at 9:30 p.m. Monday presents the story of North America as four nations struggled to control the strategic point at the mouth of the Niagara River and thus control the critical water artery it protected.

Civil War at 7 p.m. Tuesday begins with the nightmarish Union disaster at Fredericksburg and follows two clashes that spring while ending with Lee’s decision to invade the North again to draw Grant’s forces away from Vicksburg.

Independent Lens at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday presents “The Desert of Forbidden Art”, the story of how a treasure trove of banned Soviet art worth millions of dollars was stashed in a far-off desert of Uzbekistan and develops into a larger exploration of how art survives in times of oppression.

Civil War at 7 p.m. Wednesday begins with a biographical comparison of Grant and Lee and then chronicles the extraordinary series of battles that pitted the two generals against each other from the wilderness to Petersburg in Virginia while ending with an examination of the presidential campaign of 1864 that set Abraham Lincoln against his old commanding general.

Music of the Norman Petty Studios at 9:30 p.m. Wednesday documents the career of Norman Petty, 1950’s music producer and pioneer in the evolution of Rock and Roll who influenced notable musicians such as the Beatles and Rolling Stones.

Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff performs his greatest hits and songs from his LP Existence on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. Wednesday and 9 p.m. Friday.

Civil War at 7 p.m. Thursday begins with William Tecumseh Sherman’s March to the Sea that brings war to the heart of Georgia and the Carolinas and spells the end of the Confederacy while ending with a consideration of how the consequences and meaning of the war transformed the country from a collection of states to the nation it is today.

Bite into homegrown citrus with tips on easy-grow favorites on “Central Texs Gardener” at noon Saturday. On tour, meet a couple that starts the day with fresh laid eggs from their backyard chickens.

Austin City Limits at 7 p.m. Saturday brings Austin indie rockers Spoon to the stage to perform hits from their latest album “Transference”.