Highlights Nov. 20-26

KLRU Highlights

Big plans are afoot, but the Durrells can’t decide whether to proceed on Durrells In Corfu On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday and 9 pm Saturday.

Elizabeth postpones a big event and Demelza toys with temptation on Poldark Season 2 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday and 8 pm Saturday.

Aafrin tries to stop Alice and Charlie from leaving for England, but a fateful roadblock awaits on Indian Summers Season 2 On Masterpiece at 9 pm Sunday.

Explore the role of the music producer tasked with turning an artist’s vision into a hit and view the contrasting styles of some of the most accomplished producers on the multi-part series Soundbreaking. Meet the pioneers of hip hop and explore how sampling created a new genre of music that took over the world; including Public Enemy, Run DMC, the Beastie Boys, Beck and more, Monday at 9 pm. Trace the rise of MTV and see how music videos transformed our experience of music on Tuesday at 9 pm. From LPs to cassette tapes, CDs and MP3s, discover how listening formats determine how and where we listen to the music we love on Wednesday at 9 pm.

In Considering Matthew Shepard, Grammy Award-winning choral group Conspirare bring depth and emotion to a harrowing story of loss on Arts In Context at 10 pm Monday.

Olivia and Isaí Chacón were trained by the masters of flamenco in Spain. With a deep knowledge and appreciation for the art form, they formed A’lante Flamenco back in America. Experience their story on Arts In Context at 10:30 pm Monday.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. explores America’s changing racial landscape and equality, speaking with Eric Holder, Shonda Rhimes and DeRay McKesson  Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise Tuesday at 7 pm.

Explore what happened to the USS Oklahoma and hear stories from Oklahoma survivors and families of those lost on Pearl Harbor USS Oklahoma at 7 pm on Wednesday.

Join the first expedition to explore inside the USS Arizona as state-of-the-art imaging technology reveals the aftermath and incredible story of the Pearl Harbor attack on Pearl Harbor Into The Arizona Wednesday at 8 pm.

Enjoy the best performances from the 2016 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony including Bonnie Raitt, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait and Billy Bragg on ACL Presents Americana Music Festival Wednesday at 10 pm.

Savor a new adaptation of the classic novel about the orphaned Anne, placed in the care of uptight Marilla and her brother Matthew, played by Martin Sheen on Anne of Green Gables Thursday at 7 pm.

Enjoy an adaptation of the children’s classic novel Pollyanna, about the young orphan whose effortless charm captures the hearts of family, friends and strangers alike on Pollyanna at 8:30 on Thursday.

Chet visits Conroe, TX, a town in the piney woods known for designing the famous “Lone Star” flag on this episode of The Daytripper Thursday at 10:30 pm.

Watch as internationally acclaimed pianist Lang Lang performs a love letter to New York in this Live From Lincoln Center special on Lang Lang’s New York Rhapsody Friday at 8 pm.

The Last Waltz was a concert by the Canadian-American rock group The Band, held on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1976, at Winterland Ballroom in San Francisco and has been hailed by critics as one of the greatest concert films ever made. Experience the concert film on Last Waltz Friday at 9:30 pm.

At the Arnosky Family Farms near Blanco, meet Pamela and Frank Arnosky who restored the Texas cut flower industry on Central Texas Gardener Saturday at noon.

Watch the legendary Irish soul singer at the peak of his powers in a 1973 London concert on Van Morrison: Live At The Rainbow Saturday at 7 pm.

From the late 1940s ’til the early 1970s, millions of viewers of all ages saw great musical acts each Sunday night on “The Ed Sullivan Show.” This installment in the MY MUSIC series presents classic song performances from 1963-1968. Watch The Beatles, The Doors, and more on Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics Saturday at 10 pm.

Austin Revealed: Food As Community


Food brings people and communities together and as part of a new Austin Revealed series, we set out to bring you the stories behind some Austin immigrants and how they have built unconventional families and communities using cuisine from their homeland.

Taste of Ethiopia

Woinee always wanted to open up a restaurant, but she had no idea it would be in Texas, or that it would end up serving a host of local families who have adopted children from Ethiopia. Now Woinee’s dream is helping dozens of children discover—and taste—their heritage and culture.

In this explainer, learn about injera—a staple item of Ethiopian cuisine—and how to make it.

Peace Bakery & Deli

Nuha says that while she was never treated differently in her small east Texas town, she felt wearing her hijab set her apart, making her stand out. But after opening her first restaurant, her culture has only helped her connect with more and more people from a variety of backgrounds.

Tropicana Cuban Cafe

Enrique Reyes spent his childhood helping in his family’s bakeries and restaurants in Miami, so it’s little wonder he set up shop when he moved to Texas. What is surprising is what happens when the kitchen closes and the floor opens up. Tropicana transforms into a dance hall, where a particular Cuban style of salsa is taught—after some Cuban coffee, of course.

Get a little boost with this explainer on Cuban cafécitos, a caffeinated treat that’s different from your regular espresso shot.

Little Mama’s Authentic Filipino Cuisine

Nita and Joanna have always been close, but after opening up a restaurant featuring food from her mom’s home country, the two have become even tighter knit. It’s become a way to share a future together and reflect on a past that stretches back to Spanish colonization.

You’ve probably never had dessert like this before! In this explainer learn about some of the most popular Filipino desserts.

Mister Tramps Sports Pub and Cafe

With start times as early as 6 a.m., it’s hard to be a soccer fan living in central time zone. So what is it that pulls these fans out of bed and into the pub? A sense of community. Owner Alfredo Cedrone modeled the bar off locations in his native Scotland, where pubs aren’t just where you watch the match—it’s where the local community gathers.

Roland’s Soul Food & Fish

Austin Revealed went live on Facebook for lunch from Roland’s Soul Food & Fish. We tried different dishes from pork chops to fried catfish and bbq to oxtails. Experience it with us in the video below.

What restaurants make you feel like you’re home?

In the studio: Thomas Haden Church tapes Overheard 11/17


Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Thomas Haden Church on November 17 at 1:45pm in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 12:45pm. The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please complete the form here to RSVP.

Thomas Haden Church is an actor who first gained attention for six seasons on NBC’s sitcom Wings, followed by two seasons starring opposite Debra Messing on Fox’s Ned & Stacey.

Other film and television rolls have included parts in Spider-Man 3, Easy A and most recently the HBO TV series Divorce.

Church won an Academy Award for his role in Alexander Payne’s 2004 film Sideways.

Thursday, November 17 at 1:45pm
KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors at 12:45pm
Entrance is based upon capacity

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues its seventh season of interviews featuring engaging conversations with fascinating people. The show airs on PBS stations nationally and presents a wide range of thoughtmakers and tastemakers from the fields of politics, journalism, business, arts, sports and more. Please join us and be part of the studio audience at this taping with Thomas HadenChurch. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at klru.org/overheard.

Be extraordinary this #GivingTuesday – Schedule your donation today!

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Join KLRU on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 for #Giving Tuesday. Help inspire others in Central Texas and beyond to harness the power of philanthropy.

#GivingTuesday brings together individuals from across the globe to do extraordinary things. Unite with KLRU this #GivingTuesday by donating to your only community-supported public television station. You can redefine the giving spirit this season by helping KLRU reach our $30,000 goal! Here’s how:

  1. Save the Date to GIVE! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, November 29th to donate online at klru.org to help us reach our $30,000 goal. Add it to your google calendar as a reminder or get updates through our Facebook event! Don’t want to wait? Schedule your donation today! 
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Viewers like you serve the BIGGEST IMPACT on #GivingTuesday. Help put YOUR COMMUNITY-SUPPORTED public television station on the map as a shining example of Central Texas generosity. Everything you give goes directly back to serving you and your community, allowing KLRU to continue bringing the best in educational, entertaining, and inspiring programming.

THANK YOU for helping us give together.

Highlights Nov. 13-19

KLRU Highlights

Louisa’s aunt arrives from England to a string of mishaps on Durrells In Corfu On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday.

George is on the brink of success and the copper mine yields a glimpse of hope on Poldark Season 2 On Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday.

With treason charges pending, Aafrin faces a dire fate and Alice’s prospects are no less grim on Indian Summers Season 2 On Masterpiece at 9 pm Sunday.

Explore the role of the music producer tasked with turning an artist’s vision into a hit and view the contrasting styles of some of the most accomplished producers on the multi-part series Soundbreaking. Monday at 9 pm showcases The Recording Artists with George Martin, Sam Phillips, Tom Petty, Dr. Dre and more.  Tuesday at 9 pm learn how the recording studio itself became an instrument on Painting With Sound. Wednesday at 9 pm celebrate the most essential part of a song and the most challenging to capture–the vocal track on The Human Instrument. Thursday at 9 pm, from the electric guitar to synthesized music, learn how innovators used electricity to unleash new sounds Going Electric. Friday at 9 pm, chart the progression of the beat from drum and bass to beat box and beyond on Four On The Floor.

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. takes a personal journey through the last 50 years of African American history, charting the incredible progress made – as well as the obstacles that remain on Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise – Out Of The Shadows / Move On Up at 7 pm Tuesday. Features conversations with Jesse Jackson, Nas and Donna Brazile.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Mike Love, singer/songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boy.

Olivia and Isaí Chacón were trained by the masters of flamenco in Spain. With a deep knowledge and appreciation for the art form, they formed A’lante Flamenco back in America. Learn about them on Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet goes to Taylor and Boerne on back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Experience what The New York Times called “an emotional firestorm” as the award-winning television and Broadway star brings down the house with his acclaimed cabaret show on Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs at 8 pm Friday.

Brighten up winter indoors with fragrant and deliciously diverse orchids on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Enjoy the best performances from the 2016 Americana Music Association Honors & Awards ceremony. Featured artists include Bonnie Raitt, Dwight Yoakam, George Strait, Billy Bragg and more.

Q Night At The Movies 11/12

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Join us for KLRUQ Night At The Movies where you’ll get to take a look at the sea, sitcoms, suitors, and stardom. Movies featuring science and the sea, Carl Reiner, and two full length movies feature Nicholas Cage and old-time classic Humphrey Bogart.

Science Goes to the Movies is a new monthly series, co-hosted by Faith Salie and Dr. Heather Berlin, that looks at the science in contemporary motion pictures. In this episode, watch Salie and Berlin discuss the science in the short film, “In The Heart Of The Sea, White Whales And Conservation” Saturday at 7 pm.

This week on On Story, Carl Reiner discusses working with comedy giants Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the influential sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show at 7:30 pm Saturday.

An Italian-American widow (Cher), engaged to a reticent suitor, falls in love with his brother (Nicolas Cage) in the film, “Moonstruck” Saturday at 8 pm. 

Flashbacks at a funeral reveal how a Madrid nightclub dancer was propelled to instant stardom and eventual misfortune on Barefoot Contessa, this Saturday at 9:45 pm.

East Austin Studio Tour 11/12-13 & 11/19-20

Big Medium’s East Austin Studio Tour (East) is a free, annual, self-guided art event spanning across two weekends in November. East provides opportunities for the public to meet the local artists and artisans of Austin in their creative spaces.

This year, we celebrate the 15th edition of East! With 534 participants the 2016 East Austin Studio Tour is the most robust in our history. The majority of East events takes place November 12-13 & 19-20, 2016 from 11am-6pm.

Get a complete list of artists and locations participating in this year’s events at eastaustinstudiotour.org

KLRU is a media sponsor for the 2016 East Austin Studio Tour.

Due East 11/10

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Due East is the official kick-off party and fundraiser for the East Austin Studio Tour and takes place Nov. 11th. Guests of this event receive a 2016 East catalog and are first to experience the opening of the East Group Exhibition, presenting the work of nearly 300 East artists. This year’s event takes place at 916 Springdale Rd. You can purchase tickets now

Entertainment is provided by performance artist Katelena Hernandez Cowles, Austin Phonograph Company, and Austin Maker Faire.

On the menu for Due East 2016 are some of Austin’s best restaurants, including La Condesa, Sway, Salt & Time, Hillside Farmacy, Weather Up, and Gelateria Gemelli. Drinks from Tito’s Handmade Vodka, Austin Beerworks, The Austin Shaker, Austin Eastciders, Topo Chico, JuiceLand, Wunder-Pilz Kombucha, and Chameleon Cold-Brew are also featured.

KLRU is a media sponsor of the East Austin Studio Tour.

Highlights Nov 6-12

KLRU Highlights

Leslie gets thrown out of the house and ends up in court with Theo and Spiros as his attorneys on Durrells In Corfu On Masterpiece at 7 pm Sunday.

xamine the ways the USO has lifted the spirits of American service personnel for more than 75 years on USO – For The Troops at 7 pm Monday.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are two of the most polarizing presidential candidates in modern history. Frontline The Choice at 8 pm Monday goes beyond the headlines to investigate what has shaped these two candidates, where they came from, how they lead and why they want one of the most difficult jobs imaginable.

Under the starlit, intimate setting of Rain Lily Farm, En Route Productions presents Shakespeare on the Farm. By bringing theatre off of the stage and farming into the city, the two groups take their respective passions to the masses on Arts In Context Shakespeare On The Farm at 10:30 pm Monday and 7:30 pm Thursday.

Watch live coverage of election results with co-anchors Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff and Mark Shields, David Brooks, Amy Walter and Andra Gillespie on PBS Newshour starting at 7 pm.

Track the story of cats into the Americas, from battles with the rival Canids, to the rise of domestic cats Nature The Story Of Cats: Into The Americas at 7 pm Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday features Shawn Colvin, a multi-Grammy-winning singer-songwriter based in Austin, Texas.

Chet heads to Big Bend in back-to-back episodes of The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday.

Great Performances at 8 pm Friday presents Imelda Staunton as the indomitable Momma Rose in London’s hit revival of Jule Styne and Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical Gypsy, about stripper Gypsy Rose Lee’s rise to fame.

Squirrels, raccoons and mice like our comfy quarters, too. See how to keep them out of your house on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Dig the best in modern rock with artists My Morning Jacket and Ben Harper on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.