Science Night May 10

Join science night for an adventure with the dolphins, and go deeper into the ocean with NOVA to discover sunken ships. End the night with a closer look at the way plants exist in their natural habitats!

The Spy Creatures continue to reveal the world of dolphins as never before, their mysteries of communication and strategies. Go undercover to meet the Orca, the largest dolphins, and race the Dall’s porpoises, the fastest dolphins in the world, on Nature, beginning Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Unravel the greatest mystery in Arctic exploration: 160 years ago, the Franklin Expedition to chart the Northwest Passage vanished. Now, a Canadian team discovers one of Franklin’s lost ships-a vital clue to the fate of the ill-starred expedition, on NOVA, beginning Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Revel in the ethereal beauty of orchids and examine their exotic flowers, which are shaped for one purpose – to attract pollinators. Many use sex as a lure, impersonating a female bee or wasp. Plants Behaving Badly begins Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

 

KLRU and Alamo Drafthouse present Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood 5/20 & 5/21

KLRU and the Alamo are heading to DANIEL TIGER’S NEIGHBORHOOD as part of the ongoing PBS KIDS at the Alamo series. Reserve your seat with a donation of $1-5, with all ticket sales benefiting education programs at KLRU. This is an all-ages show with Alamo for All rules – noisy young fans won’t be asked to leave the theater but we do ask that cellphones and other devices stay dark. Screenings take place at Mueller, Lakeline and Slaughter Lane theaters. Reserve your spot today

This endearing show was inspired by the beloved “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood,” and its relationship to this iconic kids’ series gives parents good reason to tune in with their tots. Children have taken an immediate shine to new neighbors Daniel Tiger, Katerina Kittycat, O the Owl, Miss Elaina, and Prince Wednesday. Offering a kid’s eye view of his world, Daniel invites families into his neighborhood where life’s little lessons await. With its catchy, musical strategies and engaging stories, “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood” provides a special experience that preschoolers and parents alike can share!

KLRU features documentaries for Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Join KLRU for the annual celebration of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Special documentaries will air throughout the month, featuring the ancient science behind Chinese chariots, and historical Asian Pacific heroes like Pinky Thompson.

Mele Murals airs Monday, May 8 at 10 pm.  A documentary about the transformation of power of art through the unlikely union of graffiti and ancient Hawaiian culture.  At the center of the story are two renowned street artists – Estria Miyashiro (aka Estria) and John Hina (aka Prime) – a group of Native Hawaiian youth, and the rural community of Waimea.  Through their stories, Mele Murals shows how public art and native Hawaiian traditions transforms the artists, students and community.

Mele Murals Trailer from Tadashi Nakamura on Vimeo.

Nova “Chinese Chariot Revealed” airs Wednesday, May 17 at 8 pm.  NOVA premieres “Chinese Chariot Revealed.” For over a thousand years, chariots thundered across China’s battlefields — dominating warfare far longer than anywhere else on earth. Now a series of archaeological discoveries, including whole chariots buried with their horses, enable a team of experts to discover the genius of China’s first super-weapon. The program investigates design secrets which made chariots such a long lived war-machine, exploring hands-on how they were used, what set them apart from the rest of the world and how they helped unify China.

Visions in the Dark:  The Life of Pinky Thompson airs Monday, May 22 at 10:30 pmVisions in the Dark:  The Life of Pinky Thompson is a Hawaiian story of challenge, triumph and leadership of Myron “Pinky” Thompson.  Sustaining a serious eye wound during World War II that left him in the dark for two years, Myron “Pinky” Thompson emerged with a clear vision.  He would become a social worker, mentor and revered leader in his community.  He left a legacy of positive social change, pride in Pacific heritage and a strong sense of native Hawaiian identity.

PBS wants to see the Asian American & Pacific Islander experience through your lens. Share a picture or video — of your family, friends and the experiences that are important to you! Use the hashtag #MyAPALife and watch the conversation unfold. See what others have shared

 

Science Night May 3

Spend this Wednesday on a journey below sea level – from following dolphins throughout the ocean to seeing how subways are built in London, you won’t want to miss it!

The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins’ “superpod” behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries. Nature begins Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Join engineers as they build a massive new railway deep beneath the streets of London, on NOVA, airing Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants, which have been a feature of many a sci-fi film over the years. The reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction. See why on Plants Behaving Badly, airing Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

Highlights April 30 – May 6

KLRU Highlights

Nonnatus House welcomes a new recruit, Nurse Valerie Dyer. A vulnerable young man captures the hearts of Fred and Violet, while the whereabouts of Sister Mary Cynthia causes distress among the team. Catch another episode of Call the Midwife, airing Sunday at 7:00 pm.

Steph risks losing the farm. Sarah finds herself in a dangerous situation, while Teresa has a big decision to make. Alison discovers the real reason behind the parachute accidents – but can she warn Frances before it’s too late? Find out on this episode of Home Fires Season 2 on Masterpiece, beginning Sunday at 8:00 pm.

With Anne pregnant again and away from court, Henry begins to take notice of Jane Seymour. Anne hears of this and threatens Cromwell to make terms with her before her son is born. But has she overplayed her cards? Wolf Hall on Masterpiece begins Sunday at 9:00 pm.

An intruder enters Lady Felicia’s bedroom, snapping on the light to reveal her niece Bunty. She’s gone on the run after being photographed with a married man – can she stay with her favourite aunt? Stay up to date with the drama on another episode of Father Brown, beginning at 10:05 pm on Sunday, and again on the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

National Bird is the first in-depth investigation of the U.S. drone war with unique access to two courageous women, a drone-target analyst and a retired intelligence officer, who connect with a former NSA analyst to become whistleblowers on the drone program, risking backlash, all on Independent Lens beginning Monday at 9:00 pm.

Arc of Innovation documents the making of the West 7th Street Bridge in downtown Fort Worth, Texas, which is a breakthrough from an artistic standpoint and for technology. The program takes a look at the creation of the bridge to its completion. The unique concrete arch bridge design required an equally unique construction plan. Follow the strategies and solutions on Arc of Innovation, beginning Monday at 10:30 pm.

Follow participants as they move into an 1860s tenement made up of sparse rooms, a shared water pump and outdoor privies. They seek to make a living by matchbox making, wood turning and the rag trade, work once done by their impoverished forebears. Victorian Slum House begins Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

In the 1950s and early ’60s, a small band of high-altitude pioneers exposed themselves to the extreme forces of the space age long before NASA’s acclaimed Mercury 7 would make headlines. Though largely forgotten today, balloonists were the first to venture into the frozen near-vacuum on the edge of our world, exploring the very limits of human physiology and human ingenuity in this lethal realm. Space Men: American Experience begins Tuesday at 8:00 pm.

A fight over the fate of juveniles in prison for murder, following a landmark Supreme Court ruling. The film examines the impact of the order to re-evaluate thousands of juvenile murder cases and follows two of the first convicts to be released, on Frontline, beginning Tuesday at 9:00 pm.

Comedians know a thing or two about mental health and they’re not afraid to talk about it, as they prepare for the Cracking Up Comedy Competition. Part 1 of 2. Stories of the Mind begins Tuesday at 10:00 pm.

On Story will feature A Conversation With Tony Hale, beginning Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

The camera eyes of 13 ingenious Spy Creatures, including Spy Dolphin, Spy Nautilus and Spy Turtle, capture the dolphins’ “superpod” behavior never filmed before. Infiltrate the social world of dolphins from strange gatherings to gang rivalries. Nature begins Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

Join engineers as they build a massive new railway deep beneath the streets of London, on NOVA, airing Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Examine the extraordinary behavior of carnivorous plants, which have been a feature of many a sci-fi film over the years. The reality turns out to be far stranger than the fiction. See why on Plants Behaving Badly, airing Wednesday at 9:00 pm.

Enjoy the contemporary Latin sounds of Natalia Lafourcade and Grupo Fantasma. Mexican superstar Lafourcade performs songs from her Grammy-winning album Hasta la Ruiz and powerhouse Latin funk orchestra Grupo Fantasma dazzle with irresistible grooves. Austin City Limits begins Wednesday at 10:00 pm and again on Friday at 10:00 pm.

Giancarlo Esposito is an Emmy-nominated actor best known for playing Gustavo “Gus” Fring on AMC’s Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul. Overheard with Evan Smith begins Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Living Springs begins Thursday at 7:30 pm, with Of Mills and Picnics, Mr. Habitat, Barking Springs, Studying the Aquifer, and Spirit Waters.

Chet explores this East Texas town’s history at the old high school and searches for a hidden waterfall at the local park. He then learns about giant balloons at a NASA facility and hunts for hogs in the dark woods. The Daytripper begins Thursday at 8:00 pm.

Chet travels to a town that’s full of fossils where he walks in the shadows of fake dinosaurs at an amusement park and stands in their real footprints at a state park. He then explores a museum about the beginning of civilization and goes wild on a safari. Another episode of The Daytripper begins Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Barnaby and DC Ben Jones attempt to unravel the deaths of a choir member and a bird watcher before more murders occur. With an art scam and another person trying to keep control, there is much to keep Barnaby and Jones busy. Midsomer Murders Part 1 begins at 9:00 pm and Part 2 begins at 9:52 pm on Thursday. Both air again Saturday at 10:37 pm and 11:30 pm.

In episode 3, Mexican-Americans in CA, TX and across the Southwest create their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. Their music would play an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propel them from the barrio to the national stage. In episode 4, Mexican-Americans in CA, TX and across the Southwest create their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. Their music would play an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights and ultimately propel them from the barrio to the national stage. Latin Music USA begins Friday at 8:00 pm.

Enjoy new classics and fan favorites from music icon Robert Plant. The British superstar sings classics from the catalogs of Led Zeppelin, the blues canon and his solo Americana albums. Austin City Limits begins Saturday at 7:00 pm.

Another episode of Doctor Blake Mysteries begins Saturday at 8:50 pm.

Anna and Gino’s romance continues to blossom as they sneak off to spend time together, although it’s clear that something about their secret trysts is resting heavy on Gino’s mind. At Ash Park, Olivia and James’s relationship is at breaking point as Olivia struggles with the identity of James’ lover. Place To Call Home airs Saturday at 9:50 pm.

Meet Robert Costa, new Washington Week moderator

From Washington Week ….

Washington Post political reporter Robert Costa has been named the new moderator of Washington Week. Robert has been a frequent guest on Washington Week since 2014 and has been a guest moderator in recent weeks. Learn more about Robert’s life and reporting.

Plus, read the letter Robert Costa wrote to introduce himself to long-time Washington Week viewers.

Celebrate Memorial Day with KLRU on 5/28

Join KLRU on Sunday, May 28th, as we celebrate our national heroes and veterans in honor of Memorial Day.

Join co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna for the 28th broadcast of this night of remembrance honoring the service and sacrifice of our men and women in uniform, their families at home and all those who have given their lives for our country. National Memorial Day Concert airs at 7 pm and encores at 9 pm and 11:30 pm.

This program takes a look at creation of the upcoming series from Ken Burns and Lynn Novick: THE VIETNAM WAR. Featuring interviews with the filmmakers, behind-the-scenes footage, and exclusive clips from the series, this program will give viewers an advance look at this Fall’s most anticipated film. PBS Previews: The Vietnam War begins at 8:30 pm.

Canine Soldiers 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. In wars where the rules of engagement have shifted from traditional combat to the unforeseen and the invisible, these highly trained dogs are saving soldiers’ lives and giving them comfort, hope and protection. Canine Soldiers: The Militarization of Love begins at 10:30 pm.

Asteroids to spy movies to the evolution of rock music on Q Night at the Movies 4/29

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

This week’s Q Night at the Movies brings you a plethora of entertainment; from asteroids to spy movies to the evolution of rock music – there is something for everyone!

Can science prevent another asteroid from hitting the Earth? Neil deGrasse Tyson stops by to explain some of the real possibilities and the many international considerations protecting our planet. Science Goes To The Movies begins at 7:00 pm.

Tony Hale discusses season 6 of VEEP on On Story, beginning at 7:30 pm.

Set against the economic troubles facing Britain in the 1970s, the civil unrest, the coal miners’ strikes and the resulting power cuts, Legacy is a fast paced spy story with a personal twist. Legacy airs at 8:00 pm.

Ten years in the making, FREE TO ROCK explores how American rock and roll contributed to the end of the Cold War. Watch FREE TO ROCK at 9:30 pm.

This is the unknown story of how the Beatles inspired a revolution that helped to destroy the communist system. Featuring a bizarre collection of Beatles tribute bands, the film tracks down the stories of how the Cold War was won with music as much as with nuclear missiles. Catch How The Beatles Rocked The Kremlin beginning at 10:30 pm.

Leti Garza combines her natural gift of musical talent and personal life experiences

Leti Garza combines her natural gift of musical talent and personal life experiences to weave together a recurring theme of authenticity in her music. She has the ability to draw from a vast resource of cultures and transform the music into her own while paying homage to the roots from which they were born.