Highlights Jan 8-14

KLRU Highlights

Watch the newest episode of Sherlock Season 4, titled “The Lying Detective”, airing at 8 pm Sunday, 8:59 pm Thursday, and 8:50 pm Saturday.

Father Brown finds himself embroiled with MI5, which puts Lady Felicia in a compromising position on this episode of Father Brown, airing at 11:12 pm on Sunday and 8 pm Saturday.

Explore our attempts to plan for our radioactive future and the startling failure to manage waste in the present. Left over from the Cold War are a hundred million gallons of radioactive sludge, covering a vast amount of land. Watch this episode of Independent Lens this Monday at 9 pm.

Watch SongwritingWith:Soldiers, which offers intensely immersive retreats to military veterans and active duty soldiers where they write songs about their experiences with the help of professional songwriters on Arts In Context, Monday at 10:30 pm.

Investigate Hitler’s mountain power house. Home to a Nazi elite, it became a labyrinth of underground tunnels, bunkers and secret escape routes, crowned by the awe-inspiring Eagle’s Nest on Nazi Mega Weapon, airing at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Discover the terrifying truth behind one of America’s most dangerous nuclear accidents-the deadly 1980 incident at an Arkansas Titan II missile complex-in this chilling, minute-by-minute account of the long-hidden story titled Command And Control: American Experience airing Tuesday at 8 pm.

Writer/director Jason Reitman, whose credits include Thank You for Smoking, Up in the Air Juno, and most recently, the TV series Casual, discusses his journey from novice filmmaker to indie stalwart. Watch the discussion on On Story, at 10 pm on Tuesday.

John Singleton, the youngest and first African American filmmaker to win an Academy Award® for his work on Boyz in the Hood, discusses his process, influences, and inspirations, from the work of acclaimed playwright August Wilson to pioneering directors Spike Lee and Federico Fellini. Watch John Singleton’s Classic Influences on Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Travel across the snow globe with wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan to meet animal survivors of winter, from the penguins of Antarctica to the Arctic fox and the bison of Yellowstone on Nature, airing at 7 pm on Wednesday.

Five years after the earthquake and tsunami that triggered the unprecedented trio of meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, scientists and engineers are struggling to control an ongoing crisis at the wrecked plant. What’s next for Fukushima? What’s next for Japan? Tune in to NOVA to find out, Wednesday at 7:30 pm.

On The Boys of ’36: American Experience watch the story of nine working-class young men from the University of Washington who took the rowing world and America by storm when they captured gold at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, airing at 8 pm Wednesday.

The Texas Promise is a gripping story of equity, politics, money and our children as Texas and the nation make historic decisions about education, opportunity and our democracy, airing at 7:30 pm on Thursday.

The Doctor and Clara find themselves on a space shuttle making a suicide mission to the moon on Doctor Who, airing Thursday at 10:30 pm and Saturday at 11:01 pm.

Experience composer Jimmy Lopez and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Nilo Cruz’ operatic adaptation of Ann Patchett’s best-selling novel inspired by a true-life hostage crisis in the 1990s in Lima, Peru, with soprano Danielle de Niese on this episode of Great Performances, on air at 8 pm Friday.

Enjoy the ACL debut of pop legend Cyndi Lauper with a a program of classics and country covers. Songs include “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, ” “True Colors” and “End of the World.” on Austin City Limits, airing at 7 pm on Saturday.

In 2011, Wanda Montemayor and a team including teachers, art therapists and students from all over Austin completed a hand made 1200 square foot mosaic mural at historic Deep Eddy pool. Watch Mosaic: The Deep Eddy Mural Project this Saturday airing at 10:33 pm.

 

Building the American Dream wins funding from Latino Public Broadcasting

Building the American Dream, a documentary that tells the stories of the virtually invisible undocumented construction workers in Texas, has been chosen as one of the recipients for funding from Latino Public Broadcasting as part of their 2016 Public Media Content Fund. The documentary is directed and produced by Chelsea Hernandez. KLRU is the presenting station and plans to distribute the film nationally to PBS stations.

Construction is a $72 billion industry in Texas, but beneath the so-called recession proof “Texas Miracle” lies an uncomfortable truth. 1 in 2 workers in Texas are undocumented and face horrendous exploitations. Building the American Dream tells the stories of the virtually invisible undocumented construction workers upon whose hard labor the boom is built and introduces Cristina Tzintzún, an uncompromising young female voice in the labor movement leading the fight for basic rights and safety conditions.

For more information on the documentary visit their website.

 

Q Night At The Movies Jan. 7

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

Q Night at the Movies brings you science, love, and comedy with classic primetime soaps. Watch exclusive interviews and classic movies this week with Q Night.

On Science Goes To The Movies, Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin bring you commentary on Real Dragons, airing at 7 pm on Saturday.

When writer and war veteran Charles Wills (Van Johnson) meets the lovely and restless Helen Ellswirth (Elizabeth Taylor) in Paris after WWII, the two strangers instantly fall in love. This week’s Corinth Film Collection brings you The Last Time I Saw Paris, airing at 8 pm Saturday.

Dallas and Dynasty kicked off the nighttime soap frenzy in the late 1970s, a phenomenon that continued through the last season of Knots Landing in 1993. The episode offers new details about the famous “Who Shot JR” episode of Dallas. Watch interviews on Pioneers of Television‘s Primetime Soaps special this Saturday at 9 pm.

Hosted by the still handsome and now legendary artist Glen Campbell, viewers will love revisiting the performances, the outfits and the hairstyles of some of the hottest talent of the period only on Glen Campbell: Good Times Again airing at 10:59 pm Saturday night.

The Everlasting Mind

EVERLASTINGMIND 1By attending Creative Action’s Continuing Creativity classes, Austin Seniors are able stay involved in the arts, maintain cognitive health and meet new people in the community. The group, mostly comprised of Senior African-Americans of the Chestnut neighborhood, is encouraged to learn new skills and explore a passion they have always wanted to try. Through writing and other creativity stimulating activities, the Seniors of the Continuing Creativity class continue to invigorate their everlasting minds.

 

Highlights Jan 1-7

KLRU Highlights

On this episode of Great Performances,Julie Andrews hosts the traditional ringing in of the New Year with the Vienna Philharmonic, under the baton of guest conductor Gustavo Dudamel, featuring Strauss Family waltzes and more, and a picturesque range of Vienna landmarks. See From Vienna: The New Year’s Celebration, airing Sunday at 6:30 pm.

The mercurial Sherlock Holmes (Benedict Cumberbatch) is back once more on British soil, as Doctor Watson (Martin Freeman) and his wife, Mary (Amanda Abbington), prepare for their biggest challenge yet: becoming parents. Join for the season premiere of Sherlock, airing back to back at 8 pm, 9:30 pm and 11 pm Sunday night. This episode also airs at 8:59 pm Thursday, January 5, and 10:21 pm Saturday, January 7.

Best and Most Beautiful Things is a celebration of outcasts everywhere, following a precocious young blind woman who disappears into quirky obsessions and isolation, on this episode of Independent Lens airing 9 pm on Monday.

Follow a group of senior citizens who take their first steps into cyber-space under the tutelage of teenage mentors on the special titled Cyber-Seniors airing Monday at 10 pm.

Journey through the life’s work of the socially conscious director of Serpico, 12 Angry Men and Network in a never-before-seen interview on Sidney Lumet: American Masters airing at 7 pm on Tuesday.

The first-person stories of refugees and migrants fleeing war and persecution for Europe. Told through camera-phone footage filmed by the families themselves as they leave their homes on dangerous journeys seeking safety and refuge, on this special episode of Frontline: President Trump airing at 9 pm on Tuesday.

Writer/Director/Producer Charles Burnett shares his career development process in narrative and documentary filmmaking on this episode of On Story airing at 10 pm on Tuesday.

On this episode of On Story, Director John Lee Hancock and writer Kelly Marcel discuss how the script for Saving Mr. Banks was successfully transformed onto the screen using heavily stylized elements, and musical cues from the classic film Mary Poppins to depict the life of author PL Travers during the 1960’s. This episode airs at 10:30 pm on Tuesday.

Kays tracks and photographs coywolves with remote motion sensor cameras, collects road kill and scat, and obtains tissue and bone samples from fur trappers, hunters, and others to unravel the mysteries that define this new species on Nature, airing at 7 pm on Wednesday.

A team of scientists and explorers probe high altitude caves in the Tibetan Himalayas looking for clues to how humans found their way into this forbidding landscape and adapted their bodies to survive. Join NOVA in the exploration of Vampire Sky Tombs, airing at 8 pm Wednesday.

Follow scientists as they uncover “deviant” burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves on Secrets of the Dead airing at 9 pm on Wednesday.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve as Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Kris Kristofferson are inducted into the Hall of Fame on ACL Hall Of Fame New Years Eve, airing at 10 pm on Wednesday.

Join Evan Smith as he interviews Marcus Samuelson, a chef and restaurateur who has written numerous cookbooks on this episode of Overheard With Evan Smith airing Thursday at 7 pm.

Passing It Forward features Tapestry Dance Company laying the foundation for the future of tap dance in America, this week’s Arts In Context feature, which airs on Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet heads to West Texas to explore one of the most beautiful and most remote national parks in the U.S. on the National Parks episode of The Daytripper airing at 8 pm on Thursday.

After a night backpacking to the South Rim, Chet wakes up to head back to the basin and visits Terlingua, on this episode of The Daytripper, at 8:30 pm on Thursday.

From the late 1940s until his death in 1959, he spearheaded an innovative ad campaign that made Springmaid sheets a household word and changed the approach of the country’s advertising industry. The “Colonel” was already a WWI hero and author of War Birds: Diary of an Unknown Aviator, when he inherited his father’s South Carolina textile company in the 1930s. Watch Miss Springmaid this Thursday at 10:30 pm.

Examine the daily life of residents in an ethnically and culturally diverse community in Queens, New York on In Jackson Heights, Friday at 8 pm.

Enjoy a career-spanning performance by R&B/hip-hop icon Ms. Lauryn Hill in a rare television appearance on her screening of Austin City Limits, Saturday at 7 pm.

Based on the short stories by G K Chesterton, Father Brown follows the kindly cleric as he solves crimes in his community. Watch alongside Father Brown in the episode titled Law Of Motion, airing Saturday at 8 pm.

Rejoin Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson — in 1890s London on Sherlock On Masterpiece, Saturday at 8:47 pm.

 

Q Night At The Movies Dec. 31

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

Q Night at the Movies brings you commentary on the new hit tv show, The Flash, to hundreds of clips of old classic musicals, and ends with a special feature on famous swing artist, Norma Miller.

Science Goes To The Movies brings you behind the scenes on how physics is intertwined in the new tv show, The Flash, this Saturday at 7 pm.

Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage discuss the process of adapting the Marvel comic Daredevil for television on this week’s episode of On Story, airing Saturday at 7:30 pm.

June Allyson, Cyd Charisse, Lena Horne, Howard Keel, Gene Kelly, Ann Miller, Debbie Reynolds, Mickey Rooney and Esther Williams introduce clips from more than 100 MGM musicals, on this week’s All Star Film Collection, which airs at 8 pm on Saturday.

Join pianist and historian Richard Glazier for a unique view of Broadway and Hollywood through music on From Broadway To Hollywood With Richard Glazier airing Saturday at 9:59 pm.

QUEEN OF SWING recounts the true story of a Jazz Age trailblazer – 95-year-old entertainer Norma Miller. The engaging biography highlights the life, career and indomitable spirit of the Harlem-born actress, dancer and choreographer known as “The Queen of Swing.”, airing at 10:59 pm Saturday.

 

Science Night At The Movies Jan. 4

This Science Night’s theme covers vampires, vampires, and more vampires. Join us for Science Night at the Movies as we discover more than we thought possible about the blood sucking night beasts.

Kays tracks and photographs coywolves with remote motion sensor cameras, collects road kill and scat, and obtains tissue and bone samples from fur trappers, hunters, and others to unravel the mysteries that define this new species on Nature, airing at 7 pm on Wednesday.

A team of scientists and explorers probe high altitude caves in the Tibetan Himalayas looking for clues to how humans found their way into this forbidding landscape and adapted their bodies to survive. Join NOVA in the exploration of Vampire Sky Tombs, airing at 8 pm Wednesday.

Follow scientists as they uncover “deviant” burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves on Secrets of the Dead airing at 9 pm on Wednesday.

Miss Fisher joins KLRUQ lineup

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries joins the KLRUQ lineup on Mondays at 8:55 pm! The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis, Girl with a Pearl Earring) is a thoroughly modern woman of the late 1920s operating in a mostly male world. The glamorous “lady detective” goes about her work with a pistol close at hand-and, more often than not, a male admirer even closer. To the dismay of Detective Inspector Jack Robinson (Nathan Page, The Secret Life of Us), Phryne’s investigations take her through the back alleys, jazz clubs, and shady markets of Melbourne. Ignoring the dangers all around her, she seems to glide through life determined to enjoy every moment. But beneath her devil-may-care attitude, Phryne hides ghosts from the past that continue to haunt her.

Find out what Phryne is up to this week

New PBS Kids streaming service launches 1/16

KLRU and PBS will launch new, free localized 24/7 children’s programming live stream services on Jan. 16th!  The effort is KLRU’s latest initiative to support early learning in the community. We will also be adding a 24/7 Kids broadcast channel in April (stay tuned for more details on that!)

This streaming services will make it easy for Central Texas children to watch their favorite series during primetime and other after-school hours when viewing among families is high. Viewers will be able to watch the KLRU-branded live stream through pbskids.org and on the PBS KIDS Video App, which is available on a variety of mobile devices, and tablets. Soon after launch, the live stream will be available on over-the-top platforms such as Roku, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Xbox One and Chromecast. The live stream complements on-demand clips and full episodes, which will continue to be available for free on the PBS KIDS Video App and streaming via pbskids.org.

Following its initial launch, the localized live stream experience will expand to offer an integrated games feature, enabling children to toggle between a PBS KIDS show and an activity that extends learning – all in one seamless digital experience. The live stream and games feature is grounded in research demonstrating that measurable gains in learning are achieved when children engage with PBS KIDS content on multiple platforms. The games will align with the learning goals of each TV series, deepening children’s involvement and supporting learning.

PBS stations reach more kids aged 2-5, more moms with children under 6 years old and more children from low-income families than any other kids TV network. With its new 24/7  digital offerings, KLRU will build on this reach and impact.

Through this effort, KLRU will extend its commitment to early learning by offering more families high-quality PBS KIDS content that is trusted by parents and proven to help kids learn. In a recent survey, PBS KIDS led all networks in improving kids’ behavior, with 74% of parents saying their child exhibits more positive behavior after engaging with PBS KIDS. And years of research confirm that PBS KIDS media content helps children build critical skills that enable them to find success in school and life, while also helping parents increase their own engagement. A recent study conducted by WestEd found that PBS KIDS resources can help narrow the math achievement gap for children from low-income families and better prepare them for kindergarten. Additionally, parents’ awareness of their children’s math learning increased significantly – as did their use of strategies to support their children’s learning.