Arts In Context: Frida Friday ATX

“I think that when women get together there is MAGIC, period,” says TK Tunchez, founder of Frida Friday ATX, an artisan market centered around women of color. With the goal of promoting and supporting WOC, Frida Friday ATX has created a sacred place that allows women to connect, celebrate themselves, and truly form community.

Local Austin-area independent filmmakers! Send us your short films!

Films submitted will be nominated for inclusion in the seventh annual PBS Online Film Festival, a showcase for powerful and engaging stories from filmmakers across the country. The festival has become a popular annual online event, attracting more than 8 million video views over the past six years, as well as nominations in the Webby Awards.

Since its launch in 2012, the PBS Online Film Festival has featured diverse films from PBS member stations, Independent Lens and POV. Collaborations with public television producers, including the Center for Asian American Media, Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB), National Black Programming Consortium (NBPC), Pacific Islanders in Communications (PIC), Wisconsin Media Lab and Vision Maker Media have also been included.

Submissions should be 3-15 minutes in length and can be documentary or narrative. There are no requirements about the short films having premiered elsewhere, though they should be no older than 3 years old. PBS also needs to have non-exclusive rights to stream the films on all PBS platforms, including social platform.

Austin-area filmmakers, to have your short films considered, submit the following via email to JJ Weber jweber@klru.org with the subject line “2018 PBS Online Film Festival submissions” by February 14th:

  • Title
  • Brief description
  • Online screener link
  • Information about the filmmaker

Filmmakers from other areas should contact their local PBS affiliate.

Dates for the 2018 PBS Online Film Festival and the featured films will be announced at a later time. The festival will be available for streaming via PBS and KLRU, Austin PBS digital platforms, including PBS.org, YouTube and PBS social media channels. The films will also be available via the PBS app on iOS, Android and a wide range of OTT devices.

Highlights Feb. 4-10

KLRU Highlights

Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday.

As news of the horrific famine in Ireland reaches the Queen, Victoria is adamant that her government should be doing more to help on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

Elizabeth’s enemies grow in strength, but her spymaster Robert Cecil also fights an enemy within on Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents at 9 pm Sunday.

Camp 72 at 8 pm Monday follows a quest for justice and healing after Liberia’s Civil War through the eyes of survivors,  warlords, grassroots activists.

On Independent Lens Winnie at 9 pm Monday, Pascale Lamche paints a complex portrait of Winnie Mandela: the woman, the paradox, both exalted and villainized in the eyes of history.

Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions between people separated after the Vietnam War on  We’ll Meet Again at 7 pm Tuesday.

Gilded Age: American Experience at 8 pm Tuesday presents the story of one of the most convulsive and transformative eras in American history.

Witness the secret lives of animals as never before, as this three-part series uncovers truly unprecedented behavior on Animals With Cameras, A Nature Miniseries
Episode 2 at 7 pm Wednesday.

Take a risky dive into an underwater cave in Mexico to uncover the 13, 000 year-old skeleton of a prehistoric teenager on NOVA First Face Of America at 8 pm Wednesday.

Follow the construction of one of the most complex skyscrapers ever to make it off the drawing board on Impossible Builds The Scorpion Tower at 9 pm Wednesday.

Relish the ACL debut of alternative rock icon LCD Soundsystem on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10:30 pm Friday.

New series! SciTech Now captures the latest breakthroughs in science, technology and innovation. The show airs Thursdays at 7:30 pm.

In the current moment, when sexual harassment is at the forefront of the national conversation, Metoo, Now What? at 7:30 pm Friday aims to take the discussion to another level, engaging both women and men  from all generations and walks of life in dialogue about these difficult issues.

Enjoy an all-star tribute to singer and songwriter Willie Nelson, the 2015 recipient of the Library of Congress Gershwin Prize for Popular Song at 8 pm Friday.

Road to Austin at 9 pm Friday is a legendary concert assembled by musical director, Stephen Bruton.

Brie Arthur swaps homegrown tips with an urban farmer and an Indian couple grows ethnic tastes on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Akron’s Dan Auerbach puts the Black Keys on hold to showcase his second solo album Waiting on a Song on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday. Fronted by Kevin Russell of the Gourds, Austin’s Shinyribs whips up Texas country soul from its new LP I Got Your Medicine.

Indie Lens Pop Up Screening: Tell Them We Are Rising 2/15

Join KLRU and our community partners for a screening of Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams. This free Indie Lens Pop Up screening takes place Feb. 15th at 6:30 pm at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. RSVP now

Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

Doors open at 6 pm, Screening starts at 6:30 pm. RSVP now

Thanks to our partners:

Black History Month 2018 special programs

KLRU broadcasts programming created by and about people from all cultures year-round, from public affairs to history to independent film to kids programming. In celebration of Black History Month, KLRU will feature additional programs and events exploring African American culture.

Screening:
Independent Lens “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities”

Explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity. February 15 at 6:30 pm (doors at 6 pm) at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center

On KLRU:
Independent Lens   Winnie
Monday, February 5 at 9 pm  
Pascale Lamche paints a complex portrait of Winnie Mandela: the woman, the paradox, both exalted and villainized in the eyes of history.

Black Women in Medicine
Monday, February 12 at 10 pm
This film honors black female doctors around the country who work diligently in all facets of medicine.

Maya Angelou:  American Masters
Friday, February 16 at 8 pm
Journey through the prolific life of the I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings author and activist who inspired generations.

Karamu:  100 Years in the House
Friday, February 16 at 10 pm
Tour the oldest African-American theater in the United States, which serves as a community center for the arts and maintains a legacy of innovation and diversity.

Independent Lens “Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities”
Monday, February 19 at 8  pm and repeats on Sunday, February 25 at 1 pm
Explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played in American history, culture, and national identity.

POV  “All The Difference”
Monday, February 19 at 9:30 pm
Accompany two African-American teens from the South Side of Chicago on their journey to achieve their dream of graduating from college.

Fighting on Both Fronts:  The Story of the 370th
Monday, February 19 at 11 pm
Tells the remarkable and little-known story of one of few African American WWI regiments to have fought in combat.

Rising from the Rails:  The Story of the Pullman Porter
Monday, February 26 at 10 pm
Explores the little-known history of the African American men hired to work on railroad sleeping cars beginning in the late 1860s.

On KLRU Q

Blackademics TV
Thursdays at 5 pm starting Feb. 8th
Top Black Studies scholars engage with projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment.

Watch online anytime at klru.org or in the PBS app

Blackademics TV
Top Black Studies scholars engage with projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment.

Austin Revealed: Civil Rights Stories
Presents interviews with prominent Austin citizens about their experience during Austin’s civil rights period, the effect of segregation and what gentrification has meant to the city.

Juneteenth Jamboree
Learn how history can connect communities and families in a celebration of Texas’ African American heritage, explore the stories of several African American heroes in Texas history and much more.

Highlights Jan 28 – Feb 3

KLRU Highlights

Lucy Worsley gets into bed with our past monarchs to uncover the Tales from the Royal Bedchamber at 7 pm Sunday.

Victoria decides to try her hand at foreign relations on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

William Cecil, Queen Elizabeth I’s spy master, intercepts a conspiracy to assassinate the queen on Queen Elizabeth’s Secret Agents at 9 pm Sunday.

Join Chinese filmmaker Nanfu Wang and Dylan, a charismatic young homeless drifter who left a comfortable home and loving family, in this mysterious cross-cultural road trip that explores of the limits and meaning of freedom on Independent Lens I Am Another You at 9 pm Monday.

Join Ann Curry for the reunions of people whose lives crossed during the deadly eruption at Mount St. Helens on We’ll Meet Again at 7 pm Tuesday.

Live coverage of President Trump’s State of the Union Address on PBS NewsHour at 8 pm Tuesday.

Witness the secret lives of animals as never before on Animals With Cameras, A Nature Miniseries at 7 pm Wednesday.

Follow two intrepid pilots as they take on the greatest aviation adventure of our time, overcoming countless challenges as they construct and fly the first solar-powered airplane around the world on NOVA The Impossible Flight at 8 pm Wednesday.

Groove to a full hour with hip-hop superstars Run The Jewels on Austin City Limits at 9 pm Wednesday and 9 pm Friday.

Peter Baker, chief White House correspondent for the New York Times, on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

In the current moment, when sexual harassment is at the forefront of the national conversation, Metoo, Now What? at 7:30 pm Friday aims to take the discussion to another level, engaging both women and men  from all generations and walks of life in dialogue about these difficult issues.

On Great Performances Nas Live From The Kennedy Center at 8 pm Friday witness the groundbreaking hip-hop artist perform a symphonic rendition of his seminal debut album Illmatic with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Grammy-winner Alicia Keys performs in notable locations all around New York, including the world-famous Circle Line, the Unisphere and Harlem’s Apollo on Great Performances at 10 pm Friday.

A town hall to find common ground as Austin overhauls its development code on ATX Together at 11 pm Friday.

Meet tasty winter savory and how to grow and use it and a weaver brings her art outside on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Relish the ACL debut of alternative rock icon LCD Soundsystem on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Arts In Context: Scholar/Artist

“It’s really important to me that the people I know and love…are represented in the culture,” says playwright Lisa B. Thompson. She creates works from a wide range of genres that all have one thing in common: being unapologetically black. She balances her artistic life with her life as a professor of African and African Diaspora Studies at the University of Texas as well as her life as a mother – all of which feed into and inform one another.

Highlights Jan. 21-27

KLRU Highlights

ATX Together Decoding Codenext at 6 pm Sunday features a community discussion to find common ground as Austin overhauls its development code.

Examine the significance of the royal wardrobes of English monarchs over the last 400 years on Tales From The Royal Wardrobe  at 7 pm Sunday.

Discontent is growing in the country and an unexpected grief finally forces Victoria to put childish things away on Victoria Season 2 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday and 8 pm Saturday.

Go deep inside the long-troubled Oakland Police Department as it struggles to confront federal demands for reform on Independent Lens “The Force” at 8 pm Monday.

Canine Soldiers at 9:30 pm Monday explores the intimate bond between Military Working Dogs and their handlers-combat soldiers who make life-and-death decisions based on the instincts and behavior of the dogs who lead their patrols.

Join Ann Curry for the dramatic reunions of people separated by WWII on We’ll Meet Again “Children Of WWII” at 7 pm Tuesday. A Japanese-American woman sent to an internment camp hopes to find a childhood friend, and a survivor from a Jewish ghetto searches for the child of the couple who befriended him.

Nature “Animal Misfits” at 7 pm Wednesday reveals some surprising details about how evolution really works, demonstrating that all animals are remarkably well-adapted to their chosen way of life.

How did early engineers carve tombs into rock cliffs and funnel water to this desert city on NOVA “Petra: Lost City of Stone” at 8 pm Wednesday.

Travel with the scientific team granted unprecedented access by the Egyptian government to solve a 4,500-year-old mystery: what lies within the Great Pyramid at Giza on Secrets of the Dead at 9 pm Wednesday.

Thrill to an hour with legendary keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10 pm Friday.

Khizr Khan is the Gold Star father, author, and a Constitutional Rights Advocate on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday and 7:30 pm Friday.

Chet heads to Lake Travis on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Barnaby is torn between work and family obligations when the maid of honor at a high-society wedding is murdered just days before his own daughter’s nuptials on Midsomer Murders at 9 pm Thursday.

Everly Brothers – Harmonies From Heaven at 8 pm Friday tells the story of Phil and Don Everly, two of the most important and influential early rock n’ roll stars of the 1950s and ’60s.

Discover how Fats Domino’s brand of New Orleans rhythm and blues became rock ‘n’ roll on Fats Domino: American Masters at 9 pm Friday.

Discover what your soil can tell you and visit a regular yard turned into a food and fruit orchard on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Groove to a full hour with hip-hop superstars Run The Jewels on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday. The duo showcases its latest album Run the Jewels 3, as well as its greatest hits.

Taste of Black Austin 2/20

KLRU is a proud supporter of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce and its mission to promote the development of African American businesses in Central Texas. Join us at a Taste of Black Austin for a culinary experience that traverses the journey of black economic prosperity through the historical context of food on February 20 at the Peaches Social House. Purchase your tickets now.

The theme “From Field to Table” traces the influence of food and farming in the preservation of black history and culture.The evening will commence with an intimate reception on February 20, 2018 at Peached Social House, featuring savory hors d’oeuvres prepared by some of Austin’s favorite Black chefs and a curated photo exhibition showcasing unique food history.

Event tickets are available for $85 and community sponsor tickets are available for $150, which includes a VIP cooking demonstration preceding the reception.

Highlights Jan 14-20

KLRU Highlights

ALL NEW VICTORIA! Victoria Season 2 on Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday. New mother Victoria is impatient to return to ruling, while Albert attempts to protect her from the news regarding British soldiers in Afghanistan.

Independent Lens I Am Not Your Negro at 8 pm Monday and 10 pm Friday watch a film that envisions the book James Baldwin never finished, a revolutionary and personal account of the lives and successive assassinations of three of his close friends: Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bryant Gumbel, Tonya Lewis-Lee and Suzanne Malveaux discover a tapestry of the unexpected in their ancestry, revealing slaves and free people of color, Civil War legacies and forgotten European origins on Finding Your Roots Tuesday at 7 pm.

Secret Of Tuxedo Park: American Experience at 7 pm Wednesday explore the life of the unknown Wall Street tycoon, Alfred Lee Loomis, who led a double life as a scientist and whose secret lab in upstate New York helped develop the radar technology that would alter the course of history in World War II.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday investigates the sexual abuse of immigrant women — often undocumented — who clean the malls where you shop, the banks where you do business and the offices where you work.

Discover the white wolf, one of the most hardened predators on the planet, in Ellesmere Island’s unforgiving ice and snow at Nature Arctic Wolf Pack at 7 pm Wednesday.

How has this unique structure, built on a seismic fault, survived centuries of quakes on NOVA Hagia Sophia: Istanbul’s Ancient Mystery at 8 pm Wednesday.

Understanding the Opioid Epidemic at 9 pm Wednesday will combine stories of people and communities impacted by this epidemic along with information from experts and those at the frontlines of dealing with the epidemic.

Helen Thorpe, journalist and author, on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Many people dream of visiting Switzerland and experiencing the sheer beauty of the Alps, the gushing glacier river waters, and of course, the legendary cheeses and chocolates on Samantha Brown’s Places To Love at Thursday at 8 pm.

Chet explores a small town that’s known as the home of “Billy the Kid” on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Barnaby’s former CID colleague Jack Colby left the force in disgrace following a sex scandal at the Causton police station on Midsomer Murders at 9 pm Thursday.

Explore the life and work of the A Raisin in the Sun playwright and activist who played a significant role in the civil rights movement on Lorraine Hansberry: American Masters at 8 pm Friday.

Grab a bit of history for your rose garden and tour a romantic garden carved into flooding terrain on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Thrill to an hour with legendary keyboardist and composer Herbie Hancock. The jazz innovator surveys his decades-long career in his Austin City Limits debut Saturday at 7 pm.