Highlights April 13 – April 19

KLRU Highlights

An undisputed master of Verdi’s final comic masterpiece, James Levine conducts Robert Carsen’s acclaimed production, the first new Met Falstaff since 1964, in Great Performances Sunday at 2 pm.

Sister Julienne and Trixie assist a pregnant prison inmate who’s worried that social services will deem her an unfit mother and take her baby on Call The Midwife Episode 3, Sunday at 7 pm.

The start of World War I spurs enlistment fever among the male staff. Ladies organize a benefit for refugees on Masterpiece’s Mr. Selfridge, Season 2 – Part 3 Sunday at 8 pm.

The women reunite in order to establish the innocence of one of their own in Bletchley Circle‘s Blood On Their Hands, Part 1, Sunday at 9 pm.

The mayor drops dead during his speech at the Kembleford village fete and Father Brown deduces that he was deliberately electrocuted in The Mayor And The Magician, Sunday at 10 pm.

Doc Martin and Louisa host a disastrous dinner party in Guess Who’s Coming To Dinner?, Sunday at 11 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in Kansas City, Missouri and visits the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art to learn about the photography of Dorethea Lange, Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to Minneapolis and visits the American Swedish Institute to discuss Mora clocks, beautiful tall case timekeepers cherished by many Swedish-Americans who immigrated to the U.S. in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Monday at 8.

Independent Lens  The Trials Of Muhammad Ali  covers Ali’s toughest bout: his battle to overturn the five-year prison sentence he received for refusing U.S. military service, Monday at 9 pm.

1910 Harris County Courthouse documents the courthouse in downton Houston, Monday at 10:30 pm.

Pioneers Of Television Standup To Sitcom reveals how America’s top standup comedians made the transition to the sitcom format, Tuesday at 7 pm.

Address showcases the Greenwood School in Putney, Vermont, where students grappling with an array of learning challenges use the Gettysburg Address as a tool for success, Tuesday at 8 pm.

Rebels With A Cause spotlights a group of dedicated conservationists who fought to preserve open space, protect agriculture and wildlife, and establish public parks near San Francisco, Tuesday at 9:30 pm.

Plainspirits features the first-hand paranormal experiences of dozens of Kansans, on Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Nature  Touching The Wild displays Joe Hutto different idea of research, Wednesday at 7 pm.

Discover it would be like to go inside the mind of an animal with NOVA‘s Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses Wednesday at 8 pm.

Your Inner Fish explores the key moment in our evolutionary saga occurred 200 million years ago, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Actor Jeffrey Tambor stops by Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Arts In Context presents The Art Of Playing where indie video game developers push games to news frontiers in storytelling, music, animation and design, Thursday at 7:30.

Mormon Tabernacle Choir Presents The Joy Of Song With Katherine Jenkins celebrates the centrality and universality of music in everyday life, Friday at 8 pm.

Hands-on gardeners reveal distinctive personalities as Central Texas Gardener presents Master Garden Tour, Saturday at noon & 4 pm.

Austin City Limits presents new American acoustic music with the Civil Wars and Punch Brothers, Saturday at 7 pm.

 

ACL Soundwaves art project

Soundwaves300x600

KLRU and Austin City Limits have teamed up with UK artist and new Austinite Tim Wakefield to showcase his art collection Soundwaves celebrating 40 years of Austin City Limits. Each stunning piece of artwork in this exclusive collection captures the soundwave of a famous recording. Wakefield then customizes the soundwave image into finished piece that represent his interpretation of each song.

Later this month, portions of the ACL Soundwaves collection will be displayed at various locations across Austin. Follow #ACLSoundwaves on Facebook and Twitter for additional details as they become available.

On April 14th to April 26th, the art will be auctioned online with net proceeds benefiting KLRU and Austin City Limits. Featured songs include (click on song title for more about each painting).

Additional ACL Soundwaves pieces will be auctioned at the invitation-only Austin City Limits Hall of Fame event on April 26th.

ACL Soundwaves: Willie Nelson

Soundwaves300x600

willie soundwave

Willie Nelson – “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys”
This piece is available for auction on ebay
An American music legend, Willie Nelson starred in the pilot for Austin City Limits and appeared on the show – as headliner, as songwriters special anchor, as a special guest – sixteen times. Originally recorded by Waylon Jennings, “My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys” comes from the soundtrack to the film Electric Horseman.

Willie Nelson – “Whiskey River”
An American music legend, Willie Nelson starred in the pilot for ACL and appeared on the show – as headliner, as songwriters special anchor, as a special guest – sixteen times. Originally from the album Shotgun Willie, “Whiskey River” kicked off the pilot, thus becoming the first song ever played on Austin City Limits.

ACL Soundwaves: SRV & Double Trouble

Soundwaves300x600

Double TroublePride and Joy

Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble – “Pride and Joy”
When Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble first took the ACL stage in 1983, nobody knew how iconic he would be come. This and his second show in 1990 are now considered classic performances. Possibly the group’s most famous tune, “Pride and Joy” comes from the debut record Texas Flood and was performed on the show in 1984.

ACL Soundwaves: Lyle Lovett

Soundwaves300x600

Lyle lovettThatsrightyourenotfromTexas

Lyle Lovett – “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)”
Longtime ACL favorite Lyle Lovett first performed as a backup singer for Nanci Griffith in 1985, headlining his own show in 1987 and going on to appear on the stage 14 more times. He performed his satirical anthem “That’s Right (You’re Not From Texas)” on a 1994 songwriters special and a 1997 headlining episode, as well as on his album The Road to Ensenada.

Austin’s Julie Hildebrand Selected As A Lead 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator

PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator Shannon Hildebrand

The wait is over! KLRU-TV is pleased to announce that, after a nationwide search, Julie Hildebrand of Austin has been selected as one of the top 16 “Lead PBS Digital Innovators” as part of the Class of 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators.

As a Lead PBS Digital Innovator, Julie Hildebrand will work with a group of like-minded peers to develop strategies for delivering best practices in digital education that can be immediately applied to classrooms. They will serve as thought leaders within the larger group of 100 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators in paving the way in innovation and creative thinking over the course of the 2014-2015 school year by empowering their peers and sharing strategies around digital media integration; serving as PBS LearningMedia ambassadors that embraces life-long learning, collaboration, inclusion, and innovation; and making up a robust professional learning community that will foster new ways of thinking, while leading the way in digital media in the classroom. They will also receive exclusive professional development from PBS LearningMedia, including virtual training and resources that they will be able to bring home to their school and incorporate into curriculum, and attend the PBS LearningMedia Digital Summit this summer at PBS Headquarters in Washington, D.C.!

We could not be more proud to represent Julie Hildebrand and launch a year-long partnership to drive innovation in our local classrooms, as well as classrooms across the country. We look forward to sharing more information about how we will be celebrating this exciting achievement and for updates on Julie Hildebrand’s impact as a 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator. In the meantime, learn more about our rock star educator and the entire Class of 2014 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators here: http://ow.ly/uXbhe!

 

Science Night 4/16

Wednesday is Science Night on KLRU!

Nature Touching The Wild at 7 pm
Joe Hutto’s idea of research is anything but normal, dedicating seven years of his life to becoming a wild mule deer. The herd would ordinarily run from any human but, incredibly, these keenly intelligent animals come to regard this stranger as one of their own. Accepted by the matriarch, he walks among them, is even groomed by them, and can lie with a pregnant doe talking to its unborn fawns. As he crosses the species divide, Joe is tapping into a new understanding about these elusive animals, literally entering a deer society. The captivating joy he feels for his new family is nothing short of infectious, but this human predator also learns to see the world from the point of view of prey — and it’s an experience that will ultimately rock him to his very core; sharing their world so personally finally takes a toll that sends him back to his own kind.


NOVA Inside Animal Minds: Dogs & Super Senses at 8 pm
What would it be like to go inside the mind of an animal? We have all gazed into a creature’s eyes and wondered: what is it thinking about? What does it really know? Now, the revolutionary science of animal cognition is revealing hard evidence about how animals understand the world around them, uncovering their remarkable problem-solving abilities and exploring the complexity of their powers of communication and even their emotions. In this mini-series, NOVA explores these breakthroughs through three iconic creatures: dogs, birds and dolphins. We’ll travel into the spectacularly nuanced noses of dogs and wolves, and ask whether their reliance on different senses has shaped their evolution. We’ll see through the eyes of a starling in flight and test the tool-using skills of the smartest of birds, the crow. We’ll listen in as scientists track dolphins in the Caribbean and elephants on the African savannah, trying to unlock the secrets of animal communication. As we discover how researchers are pushing the animal mind to its limits, we’ll uncover surprising similarities to — and differences from — the human mind. What is it like to be a dog, a shark or a bird? This question is now getting serious attention from scientists who study animal senses. Humans rely on smell, sight, taste, touch and sound; other animals have super-powered versions of these senses, and a few have extra senses we don’t have at all. From a dog that seems to use smell to tell time to a dolphin that can “see” with its ears, discover how animals use their senses in ways we humans can barely imagine. But it’s not just the senses that are remarkable – it’s the brains that process them. NOVA goes into the minds of animals to “see” the world in an entirely new way.


Your Inner Fish Your Inner Reptile at 9 pm
A key moment in our evolutionary saga occurred 200 million years ago, when the ferocious reptile-like animals that roamed the Earth were in the process of evolving into shrew-like mammals. But our reptilian ancestors left their mark on many parts of the human body, including our skin, teeth and ears.

In the Studio: Noel Wells tapes Overheard 4/23

Overheard taping announcement

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Noël Wells DATE: April 23 
TIME: at 3:15pm (Doors open at 2:45pm.)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).  
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

NoelFINAL_DENoël Wells is a featured player on Saturday Night Live, her first season on the program. A native of San Antonio, Wells studied Radio-TV-Film at the University of Texas. While at UT she performed at Esther’s Follies, and she’s the first person from Austin’s flagship sketch show to make the leap to SNL. After graduating in 2010 she moved to Los Angeles and appeared in numerous online comedy videos. Her self-produced sketch videos have over 12 million views on YouTube. Wells is in Austin to perform at the Moontower Comedy Festival.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues 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.  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.