The Wild Kratts are coming back to Austin!

KLRU & Texas Performing Arts are proud to welcome back Wild Kratts Live! to Bass Concert Hall on January 28, 2018! Martin and Chris Kratt come to life at Bass Concert Hall in a classic Wild Kratts story.

Animated Kratt Brothers, Martin and Chris, “come to real life” in a classically Wild Kratts story. Off “To the Creature Rescue!” the Kratt Brothers activate some fan favorite Creature Power Suits to confront a comic villain. Through hilarious pratfalls and amazing animal ‘wow facts’ the Wild Kratts team rescue their favorite invention from Zach’s clutches so the animals of the creature world are safe once again.

Tickets on sale this Friday, June 16th at 10am. For more information, please visit TexasPerformingArts.org.

KLRU NEXT Night: The Great British Baking Show! 6/15

A new season of The Great British Baking Show returns this summer to PBS and, to celebrate, we’re hosting a night where dessert comes first on the menu!  Our KLRU Next Night will take place clock Thursday, June 15 at 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at Mercury Hall, Get your tickets now!

Sample treats from some of our favorite pastry chefs and dessert spots in town:
Juliann Stoddart, Pastry Chef for Parkside Projects
Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop
SRSLY Chocolate
Soraiya Nagree, Owner of La Pâtisserie

Decorate your own dessert with Kellie’s Baking Co. while you sip rosé and drink beverages by local favorite Live Oak Brewing Company.

Cost for this event is $20 and all proceeds benefit KLRU. Get your tickets today

This NEXT Night is made possible by ABC Home & Commercial Services

Alamo Drafthouse & KLRU release A Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story 6/14

On June 14, 2017, the Alamo Drafthouse and KLRU-TV, Austin PBS, the creator of Austin City Limits, will screen Keith Maitland’s feature length documentary A SONG FOR YOU: THE AUSTIN CITY LIMITS STORY about the longest running music series on television. Called “a documentary 40 years in the making” by Paste Magazine, KLRU and Maitland’s film showcases the history and evolution of the series, featuring interviews with music luminaries including Willie Nelson and Sturgill Simpson. Tickets are on sale now

Screening at Alamo Drafthouse locations in Austin, Brooklyn, San Francisco, Kansas City, Omaha and Mason Park for one-night only, many of the screenings will also feature local musicians as a nod to the live performances made famous by AUSTIN CITY LIMITS television show.

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We did it! Thanks to YOU!

There’s no better way to say it… other than to say THANK YOU!

Raising $100,000 in five days, with no program interruption: that’s a tall order. But we saw firsthand how much public television means to Central Texans, raising over $108,000! You and 800 other donors gave because you believe that your only community-supported public television station is a vital local resource.

Your gift and and your stories made KLRU’s online fund drive a sincere success. The drive may be over, but the work of public television continues, and the challenges remain. Keep sharing “What’s #YourKLRU?” with others and we’ll continue responding with quality educational programming, local productions and important community services.

Thank you!

MATCH Alert: FINAL day to get $100k! What’s #YourKLRU?

It’s the last day of KLRU’s 5 day online fund drive and your last chance to help us reach $100,000 by midnight!

What’s more, to help ensure we get there KLRU has received one final $5,000 challenge match! Your response to these challenge matches truly make a difference – over $28,000 has been raised through matches thus far, with a potential to bring in over $38,000!

Many thanks to Myra Leo & Billy Atkins, Capital Grille, Emerson, Miller IDS, Valentine HR and Laura & John Beckworth & The Hobby Family Foundation for their generous matching gifts to #YourKLRU!

With just $20,000 more to go, right now your gift will effectively double in an instant putting us that much closer to our $100,000 goal!

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And supporting public television is now more important than ever! Take it from KLRU Sustaining Members James & Linda Cannon.

“We are over 75-years-old, love to dance and also like to keep up with what is happening in the world.  So we record PBS NewsHour from an antenna, and when we come in after dancing until 2:00AM we watch the news. The night life is a very good life and it’s our life. Thank you for what you do, please keep it up!”

So it’s your turn! Will you step up to tell us What’s #YourKLRU and effectively see your dollar doubled in an instant by this generous match?

P.S. Do you love the informative News & Public Affairs programming found on KLRU every Friday evening? Then consider giving to KLRU’s News & Public Affairs fundraising page! When you do, you’ll be entered into a giveaway for some cool swag like passes to the 2017 Texas Tribune Festival! Or consider making your gift to one of KLRU’s local productions or other PBS programs by clicking one of the logos below!

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Science Night June 14

Meet the monkeys of Shangri-la and explore the world of sharks!

Nature Mystery Monkeys Of Shangri-la at 7 pm Wednesday is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world.

Will analyzing the hunting instincts of the Great White Shark, an endangered predator, reduce deadly attacks on Nova at 8 pm Wednesday.

Mark Evans travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years on Operation Maneater at 9 pm Wednesday. Authorities have implemented radical measures to catch and kill any shark they deem a threat.

2X Match: 48 hours left! $35k to go! What’s #YourKLRU?

Here’s another great testament to the importance of #YourKLRU from Nancy Pollard, Attorney and mom of three.

“KLRU is a truly invaluable asset to our entire family. Their educational resources for adults and children alike are unparalleled. I love that their educational apps are made available not just to our kids but also to kids throughout the community. We are lucky to have such a powerhouse public broadcasting organization serving our city.”

Stories like Nancy’s truly validate that public television is worthy of your support and vital to your community.

And supporting public television is now more important than ever! Did you know public television serves as America’s largest classroom? PBS provides 120,000+ trusted learning tools for teachers, parents and caregivers. Not only that, but 68% of all kids age two to eight and 82% of all U.S. television households watched their local public television station last year.

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With less than 48 hours to go, we still need to raise $35,000 to reach our $100,000 goal! And right now we have an exciting $1,000 challenge match from KLRU Business Supporter Miller IDS.
Double your dollar and your impact now!

Can I count on you to help us reach our $100,000 goal and spread the word on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram by answering “What’s #YourKLRU?”

P.S. Do you love the international drama programming like Masterpiece, Father Brown, Call the Midwife and more? Then consider giving to KLRU’s International Drama fundraising page! When you do, you’ll be entered into a giveaway for some cool swag like the entire boxset of Downton Abbey on Blu Ray/DVD! Or consider making your gift to one of KLRU’s local productions or other PBS programs by clicking one of the logos below!

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Highlights June 11-17

KLRU Highlights

Top Black Studies scholars engage with projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment on Blackademics Television at 1 and 1:30 pm Sunday.

The whiskey-drinking and jazz-loving vicar Sidney Chambers (James Norton) returns alongside his friend and veteran cop Inspector Geordie Keating (Robson Green) for a second season of crime solving in the small country parish of Grantchester. KLRU will present an encore of all of season 2 back-to-back starting Sunday at 5:30 pm. New episodes start on June 18th with the premier of season 3.

Decades before The Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8, one gay couple, a Filipino American and an Australian, fell in love and over the course of 40 years took on the U.S. government to fight for marriage and immigration equality on Independent Lens Limited Partnership at 9 pm Monday.

Buddha at 7 pm Tuesday explores the life of the Buddha, a mysterious Indian sage who famously gained enlightenment while he sat under a large, shapely fig tree and created a new religion.

As Europe reels from a terror onslaught, top security officials describe their struggle to contain the unprecedented threat revealed by attacks in France and Belgium on Frontline  Terror in Europe at 9 pm Tuesday.

Nature Mystery Monkeys Of Shangri-la at 7 pm Wednesday is the true story of a family of Yunnan snub-nosed monkeys living in the highest forests in the world.

Will analyzing the hunting instincts of the Great White Shark, an endangered predator, reduce deadly attacks on Nova at 8 pm Wednesday.

Mark Evans travels to Western Australia, where seven people have been killed by sharks in the last three years on Operation Maneater at 9 pm Wednesday. Authorities have implemented radical measures to catch and kill any shark they deem a threat.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Julián Castro, who served as the 16th United States Secretary of Housing and Urban Development.

Klan On Trial at 7:30 pm Thursday tells the story of how a young district attorney took on the KKK in a Texas courtroom, obtaining a guilty verdict and prison sentence against its members for the first time in U.S. history.

Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.’s best on Great British Baking Show at 8 and 9 pm Friday. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds.

Enjoy performances by acclaimed singer/songwriters Bay and Giddens on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

British drama night on features Father Brown, Doctor Blake, Place to Call Home and Midsomer Murders back-to-back starting at 8 pm

 

DOUBLE your gift for #YourKLRU!

Your stories keep rolling in… validating the importance of #YourKLRU in Central Texas!

Take it from Pramod Patil, Senior Manager at Plainview.

“KLRU adds a great value to our daily lives and it’s the only channel that we can watch as an entire family! KLRU has created a trust relationship where we can rely on its news and rich content. Thank you KLRU!”

Stories like Pramod’s confirm that public television is worthy of your support and vital to our community.

There’s never been a more important time to support public television than now! PBS has been rated #1 in public trust among nationally known institutions for 14 consecutive years and public television is noncommercial and available for free to ALL Americans.

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We’re over halfway through our 5 day online fund drive and we still need to raise over $50,000 more to reach our $100,000 goal. And thanks to Business Supporter Emerson, we’re that much closer! For every dollar received today, Emerson will contribute the same amount up to $2,500, potentially helping KLRU bring in a total of $5,000!

Now it’s your turn! Will you step up and see your dollar effectively doubled in an instant to keep #YourKLRU thriving for years to come?

Do you love the science programming found on KLRU every Wednesday evening? Consider giving to KLRU’s Science Night fundraising page in support of programs like Nature and NOVA! When you do, you’ll be entered into a giveaway for some cool experiences like 2 tickets to KLRU’s NEXT Night Going Batty! Or consider making your gift to one of KLRU’s local productions or other PBS programs by clicking one of the logos below!

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Your memories. Your future. What’s #YourKLRU?

You’ve told us how important #YourKLRU is to you. And supporting public television is now more important than ever.

Take it from Christine Hoang, Founding Artistic Director of Color Arc Productions.

“KLRU and PBS is how I learned English. Now it’s how my daughter sharpens her budding Kindergarten reading skills. It’s like my life is coming full circle, and KLRU and public television is helping me draw that sphere.”

Stories like Christine’s confirm that public television is worthy of your support and vital to the people of Central Texas.

Did you know PBS KIDS programming is ranked #1 in School Readiness? Not only that but students who engage with PBS content showed a 56% gain in critical thinking skills and outperformed state assessment norms by 11 percentage points! So we’re asking you to stand up and show your support for quality educational programming for everyone in Central Texas!

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It’s the second day of KLRU’s online fund drive and we’ve raised over $28,000 towards our $100,000 goal. Right now we have a generous dollar for dollar $500 challenge match from KLRU Business Supporter, Capital Grille! Give now to double your dollar instantly.

You have the power to keep #YourKLRU thriving for years to come. Can we count on you to make a difference right now?

Sincerely,
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Susannah Winslow
Membership Director

P.S. Want your gift to support the educational children’s programming found on KLRU’s new PBS KIDS 24/7 channelConsider giving to KLRU’s PBS KIDS fundraising page! When you do, you’ll be entered into a giveaway for some cool experiences, like a Family 4-pack of tickets to the Texas Museum of Science & Technology! Or consider making your gift to one of KLRU’s local productions or PBS programs by clicking one of the logos below!

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