GIF or GIF: Our Picks from PBS Digital Studios

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Here’s an idea, check out this week’s pick from PBS Digital Studios’ Idea Channel!

Do You Pronounce it GIF or GIF?

So. Whether you like it or not, when you say the word G-I-F, especially on the internet, people are gonna talk about it. Some will correct you, some will correct the people correcting you, it’s the same conversation every time. Over and over and over. Which is why Mike proposed a third pronunciation way back when: Zhaif, or in the IPA: ʒaɪf.

CASA Superhero Run 9/18

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Everyone wants to be a superhero, right?

By running for the cause, you can be the superhero you’ve always wanted for children that have been abused and neglected. The CASA Superhero Run will take place Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016 at Domain Central Park. 1458849274289

CASA of Travis County, CASA of Williamson County & CASA of Central Texas (Caldwell, Comal, Guadalupe & Hays Counties) will be hosting the event to raise awareness for children who’ve been abused and neglected. CASA speaks up for children by empowering our community to volunteer as advocates for them in the court system.

There will be a choice between two runs, a 5k and a kids 1k. Everyone is encouraged to register to race, donate to kids, fundraise for the cause or do all 3!

EVENT DAY SCHEDULE
7:00 am – Registration/Check-In (T-Shirt and Bib Pick-Up), Costume Contest and Superhero Activities
8:00 am – 5K
9:15 am – Kids 1K with Villains to Chase (Time approximate, Costume Contest Judging Ends when Kids 1K Starts)
Superhero Dance Party & Awards Ceremony after Kids 1K

REGISTRATION FEES5K:
$30 through Wednesday, August 31st
$35 through Tuesday, September 13th
$40 through race weekend
+ $5 for Optional Chip Timing

Kids 1K:
$20 through Tuesday, September 13th
$25 through race weekend

Highlights Sept 4-10

KLRU Highlights

With permission from Queen Elizabeth, Queen’s Garden at 7 pm Sunday covers a year in Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and the natural history of this remarkable hidden royal treasure in the heart of London.

Secrets of the Manor House at 8 pm Sunday looks beyond the fiction to the truth of how life was in these ancient British houses, and how mounting financial, political and social pressures were about to bring momentous changes to both the wealthy and their servants.

Go behind the scenes at Japan’s Yoshida Brewery, where a brotherhood of artisans, spends  months in nearly monastic isolation as they follow an age-old process to create sake on POV The Birth of Sake at 9 pm Monday.

Arts In Context at 10:30 pm Monday showcases Songwriting With 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 September 11, 2001, Flight 77 slammed into the Pentagon, killing 184 people. What happened behind the walls of the Pentagon is a largely untold chapter in history. Fifteen years later, survivors and first responders shed light on that tragic day on 9/11 Inside the Pentagon at 7 pm Tuesday and 9 pm Wednesday.

Frontline The Man Who Knew at 8 pm Tuesday tells the story of John O’Neill, an FBI expert on Al Qaeda who warned it was a threat. He was forced out of the FBI and worked in security at the World Trade Center, where he died during September 11th, 2001 attack.

Learn how Asian-American, black millennial, Arab-American and Latino evangelical voters are exerting their growing strength on America By The Numbers at 9 pm Tuesday.

Nova at 8 pm Wednesday investigates the psychology of a terrorist and examines how radical organizations have grown to make use of modern propaganda and social media tools in order to cultivate an army of self-radicalized killers.

Ken Burns talks about creating documentary films on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday. Former US Representative for California’s 36th district Jane Harman discusses politics on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Chet heads to the “Lavender Capital” in Blanco at 8 pm and Richmond at 8:30 pm to explore a living history park full of reenactors and a local swamp full of alligators.

From the early settlers to shopping mecca and urban oasis, Post Oak Boulevard: A Texas Legacy at 9 pm Thursday examines the transformation of Houston’s most glamorous address.

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

High school students taste the future of sustainability with hands-on growing and aquaponics on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

The Grammy Award-winning group featuring Susan Tedeschi, Derek Trucks and an ensemble of musicians showcases their latest record, Let Me Get By, at Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

 

 

KLRU, for my family and yours…

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We must raise $20,000 more to meet the $50,000 Board Challenge Match. Catherine Robb, grandaughter of President Lyndon B. Johnson and KLRU Board Member & former Chair of the Board, shares why she’s committed to supporting KLRU through the Board Challenge Match.

My family and I have had a lifelong love affair with KLRU. Beginning with my grandfather, who signed the Public Broadcasting Act in 1967, and continuing through multiple generations – – we have all loved watching, and have enjoyed learning from, the entertaining and educational programming found on our local PBS station.

Growing up, public television was the one thing I always knew I could turn on when I was with my grandmother, especially PBS Newshour, which was “her” show. I knew we would see interesting, quality programs that would leave us glad we had taken the time to watch. And more recently, my nieces got really excited when they saw me carrying my Odd Squad totebag; they were quite impressed that I knew about this PBS Kids show. I actually get positive comments on my tote quite often, demonstrating the substantial love for PBS in our community.

Personally, I consider my involvement with KLRU to be one of the highlights of my time in Austin and one of the many reasons that I am so glad I decided to stay here after law school. This dedication to KLRU is not only for the many ways it benefits me (I also love the Newshour, as well as local programming like Austin City Limits, Overheard, and many many others), but also for its ability to impact the larger Central Texas community. It is one of those rare organizations where our supporters and the people we serve are quite often the same people.

This is why I’m committed to supporting KLRU and I’m asking you to support as well. And as a Board Member, I’m excited to share that we’re in the final days of our $50,000 Board Challenge Match and need to raise just $20,000 to reach it! So make your gift of any amount now to double your generosity and its impact on our community.

Supporting KLRU really is giving a gift to yourself as well as to your neighbors. And the vast array of programming means there is something for everyone in my family, and yours. Won’t you join me in making a gift of support to KLRU today?

Sincerely,

Catherine Robb
KLRU Board Member & Former Board Chair
Granddaughter of President Lyndon Baines Johnson

In the Studio: Gloria Steinem tapes Overheard 9/14

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UPDATE:This taping has reached capacity. We are no longer accepting RSVPs. Thank you for your understanding and your interest in Overheard with Evan Smith.

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Gloria Steinem on September 14 at 3pm in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 2:30pm. The event is free but an RSVP is required. Entrance is based upon capacity. 

Gloria Steinem is a writer, lecturer, political activist and feminist organizer. She is particularly interested in the shared origins of sex and race caste systems, gender roles and child abuse as roots of violence. She now lives in New York City and has just finished a book detailing her more than thirty years on the road as a feminist organizer. Steinem is in Austin for the Liz Carpenter Lectureship.

Wednesday, September 14 at 3pm
KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors at 2:30pm

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 Gloria Steinem. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime atklru.org/overheard.

American Graduate Champions: Denise Hernandez

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that are making a difference in our community.

Denise Hernandez knows firsthand the challenges of being the first member of your family to go to college. Since her parents didn’t complete high school, she needed to find advice and guidance from different avenues. Now as a lawyer and mentor at Con Mi Madre, she is a strong advocate of giving back and helping other young Latinas start their higher education.

American Graduate Champions: Chaka

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that are making a difference in our community.

Chaka is a man of many musical talents, which he funnels into his mentoring with E4 Youth. Chaka and E4 work together to introduce talented students to the process of professional music production, as well as to spread awareness about the history and culture of Austin that is being forgotten.

American Graduate Champion: Cortney Jones

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that are making a difference in our community.

A former foster youth herself,  Jones has spent the past 10 years advocating for youth in the foster care system. She founded programs aimed at helping youth in foster care, and currently works with American YouthWorks assisting people with housing needs. Read more about Jones’ work

American Graduate Champion: Bavu Blakes

KLRU shares the inspiring stories of the people that are making our community a success! As part of our American Graduate initiative, we’re honoring American Graduate Champions that are making a difference in our community.

“I never emcee without the mind of a scholar, and I’m never a scholar without the mind of a emcee.” This pretty much sums up the philosophy of Bavu Blakes, a prominent Austin rapper who now spends his time melding the worlds of hip-hop and education to create a learning experience that is captivating, intrinsic and edifying.

List of KLRU’s 2016 Lone Star Emmy Nominations

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The National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the list of 2016 Lone Star Emmy Nominations on with KLRU proudly receiving a total of ten nominations. Among the KLRU shows that received nominations were Arts in Context, Overheard with Evan Smith, KLRU American Graduate, SXSW Flashback, and Austin Revealed!

Congratulations to all those nominated for their hard work and dedication!

Here’s the full list of the KLRU nominations along with the videos for you to watch:



COMMUNITY SERVICE

American Graduate
Bill Stotesbery, CEO/General Manager



ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT – NEWS SINGLE STORY / SERIES / FEATURE

Arts In Context SHORTS: 6 Pianos
Chelsea Hernandez, Director/Producer/Editor



ARTS/ENTERTAINMENT – PROGRAM / SPECIAL

Arts In Context: People’s Choice
Mario Troncoso, Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Producer
Christopher Kim, Editor



CHILDREN/YOUTH/TEEN – PROGRAM FEATURE / SPECIAL / FEATURE / SEGMENT

Arts In Context: Music For All
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer
Chelsea Hernandez, Producer/Editor



HUMAN INTEREST – PROGRAM FEATURE/SEGMENT

Arts In Context SHORTS: Body Shift
Eve Tarlo, Director/Producer/Editor
Anna Ramirez, Assistant Editor
Christopher Kim, Cinematography



DOCUMENTARY – CULTURAL / HISTORICAL

El Despertar
Joe Rocha, Producer
Eve Tarlo, Producer



DOCUMENTARY – TOPICAL

Arts In Context: Somos Krudas
Mario Troncoso, Director/Producer/Editor
Chelsea Hernandez, Associate Producer



PUBLIC/CURRENT/COMMUNITY AFFAIRS – PROGRAM / SPECIAL / SERIES

An Eastside Education
Blair Waltman-Alexin, Videographer/Producer
Allison Sandza, Producer/Reporter



SPECIAL EVENT COVERAGE (OTHER THAN NEWS OR SPORTS)

SXSW Flashback 2015
J.J. Weber, Executive Producer/Videographer
Taylor Kondelis, Producer/Editor/Videographer
Colleen Nelson, Associate Producer/Videographer
Galia Farber, Producer



PROGRAM HOST / MODERATOR / REPORTER – PROGRAMMING

Overheard with Evan Smith
Evan Smith, Host

(click here for a full archive of Overheard with Evan Smith episodes)