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.

Science Night Dec. 28

Science Night At The Movies brings us closer into nature and back in time to Ancient Egypt, where we see discoveries about Pharaoh’s Chariot and the Guardians of Egyptian Treasures.

Wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner captures how wolves and buffalo live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world. “Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo” makes another appearance on Nature, this Wednesday at 7 pm.

By driving our pair of replicas to their limits in the desert outside Cairo, NOVA’s experts test the claim that the chariot marks a crucial turning point in ancient military history, on this episode of NOVA, airing Wednesday at 8 pm.

Follow a select group of individuals determined to bring Egypt back from the brink: to discover more of the country’s history, keep its heritage safe and persuade tourists to visit the country again on Egypt’s Treasure Guardians airing at 9 pm on Wednesday.

Highlights Dec. 25-31

KLRU Highlights

In his quest for the crown, Richard plans the murder of his brother George. After the death of Edward IV, Richard’s path to the throne is clear, except for the princes in the tower. Watch this episode of Great Performances on Sunday at 8 pm.

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, GREAT PERFORMANCES presents the RSC’s star-studded gala, with David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, David Suchet and many more, on Sunday at 10:30 pm.

Ravi Patel is almost 30 and still single, and his tradition-minded Hindu family is not happy. After he breaks up with his white girlfriend, he enters the semi-arranged marriage system in America. Meet the Patels explores the influences of culture and identity on the most intense, personal, and important part of one’s life – love, airing at 8 pm on Monday.

Follow the infectious party song on its fascinating journey from Ukraine to YouTube. Featuring Harry Belafonte, Glen Campbell and more, Hava Nagila celebrates the power of music, the importance of joy and the resilient spirit of a people airing at 9:30 pm on Monday.

On Arts In Context, we see how The House of Songs connects international & U.S. songwriters to bridge cultures & spark creativity, airing at 10:30 pm Monday.

Explore the life of the modernist architect behind visionary buildings like St. Louis’ Gateway Arch. Travel with his son, director of photography Eric Saarinen, ASC, as he visits his father’s work on a cathartic journey, shot in 6K, on Eero Saarinen: American Masters airing at 7 pm on Tuesday.

This special of Frontline brings you 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. Watch Exodus this Tuesday at 8 pm.

Perhaps one of the most influential contributors to the landscape of situational comedies and progressive writing in Hollywood, Norman Lear transformed a genre known for play-it-safe humor into a platform for how Americans experience social issues. Listen to Lear recount his favorite memories on this week’s episode of On Story, airing at 10 pm Tuesday.

Carl Reiner discusses working with comedy giants Dick Van Dyke and Mary Tyler Moore on the influential sitcom, The Dick Van Dyke Show, on this episode of On Story at 10:30 pm Tuesday.

Wildlife filmmaker Jeff Turner captures how wolves and buffalo live together in what seems like a forgotten corner of the world. “Cold Warriors: Wolves and Buffalo” makes another appearance on Nature, this Wednesday at 7 pm.

By driving our pair of replicas to their limits in the desert outside Cairo, NOVA’s experts test the claim that the chariot marks a crucial turning point in ancient military history, on this episode of NOVA, airing Wednesday at 8 pm.

Follow a select group of individuals determined to bring Egypt back from the brink: to discover more of the country’s history, keep its heritage safe and persuade tourists to visit the country again on Egypt’s Treasure Guardians airing at 9 pm on Wednesday.

Tom Waits performs in this classic episode pf Austin City Limits from 1978, airing at 10 pm on Wednesday and Friday.

Join Evan Smith on this week’s episode of Overheard With Evan Smith featuring T.C. Boyle, who has published fifteen novels and ten volumes of short stories, including the PEN/Faulkner Award-winning World’s End; The Tortilla Curtain, which was awarded France’s prestigious Prix Mé dici étranger; and most recently, the New York Times bestseller The Harder They Come. Airing at 7 pm on Thursday.

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 heads to East Texas to Athens, the town that invented the hamburger on this episode of The Daytripper, airing at 8 pm on Thursday.

Chet heads to Grapevine, the “Christmas Capital of Texas” to catch the spirit of the season on this episode of The Daytripper, which airs at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Follow the Nonnatus House family to South Africa after they receive an SOS call from a mission hospital that’s understaffed, underfunded and threatened with closure on this Holiday special of Call The Midwife, airing at 9 pm on Thursday and 9:30 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 Thursday airing at 10:30 pm.

Rejoin Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson — in 1890s London on Sherlock On Masterpiece, airing at 7 pm on Friday.

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with Austin City Limits at 7 pm and 11 pm as Bonnie Raitt, B.B. King and Kris Kristofferson are inducted into the Hall of Fame. Performers include Willie Nelson, Rodney Crowell, ZZ Top’s Billy Gibbons and more. Hosted by Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.

 

KLRU and Community Partners: Families Creative Learning workshops

KLRU has partnered with the Thinkery, Boys & Girls Club, and Communities in Schools to bring Families Creative Learning workshops to low-income families with young children. Parents bond with their children as they both learn to code.  Using the Scratch Jr. PBS app, the families animate their favorite PBS characters. The parents have the wonderful opportunity to be active participants in their children’s learning. As supportive collaborators, parents encourage their children to problem solve and experiment while being persistent in their creative process.

Walk into a session and you’ll see friendly families sharing a meal. Afterwards, it’s time to reflect on what has been learned. Then parents work together with their children to create a project that tells a meaningful story.  It’s neat to see how imaginative the children can be as they express themselves using technology. The final projects are shared amongst the group and include animated greeting cards, stories about their family, and other wildly creative animations.

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What’s great is that families receive a tablet at the end of 4 weekly sessions. These tablets are a gateway to more learning using the many free PBS kids apps available. Families also receive books that they can enjoy at home as a vital component of at-home learning.

Educational experiences such as this empower parents to continue engaging in their children’s education. It inspires children to continue to explore and discover new ways of self-expression in today’s digital world.

Families Creative Learning is part of the Community Collaborative for Early Learning and Media, funded by the US Department of Education and administered by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

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Highlights Dec. 18-24

KLRU Highlights

Return to the world of manners with Alastair Bruce, “Downton Abbey’s” historical advisor. With interviews with cast members like Hugh Bonneville and Michelle Dockery, the program navigates the social protocol of aristocrats and servants in the 1920s in this episode of More Manners of Downton Abbey: A Masterpiece Special airing Sunday at 7 pm.

On this episode of Great Performances, bitter rivalries erupt on The Hollow Crown: Henry VI, Part II. The feeble King Henry is overshadowed by Queen Margaret. Edward IV takes the throne, but youngest brother Richard has his eyes on the crown, Sunday at 8 pm.

Freddie (Ian McKellen) and Stuart (Derek Jacobi) host a holiday soiree in their small central London flat on the Holiday special of Vicious, airing at 10:30 pm on Sunday.

From manger scenes and mistletoe to wintry wonderlands, RICK STEVES’ EUROPEAN CHRISTMAS celebrates the Christmas season throughout the European continent. Catch Rick Steves in Europe on Rick Steves’ European Christmas this Sunday & Saturday at 11 pm.

Tune in to the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and hear Broadway star Laura Osnes, acclaimed British screen actor Martin Jarvis and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Orchestra at Temple Square in the annual Christmas concert. Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir repeats Monday, December 19th at 8 pm, Thursday, December 22nd at 9 pm, and Saturday, December 24th at 8:00 pm.

Take an unprecedented look at the life and legacy of one of America’s most enduring and influential storytellers — Walt Disney on Walt Disney: American Experience Monday at 9 pm.

In the second program, FRONTLINE examines the period after the first revolt, tracing the development and impact of the Gospels and looking at the increasingly hostile relationship between the Christians and the Jews. Watch the second installment of From Jesus To Christ: The First Christians special, airing Tuesday at 9 pm.

Gain access to America’s most iconic residence-symbol of national history and icon of democracy, and learn how the White House is the story of America itself on White House: Inside Story airing Tuesday at 10 pm.

From the filmmakers who brought viewers the spectacular 3-part miniseries, “Penguins: Spy in the Huddle,” comes this intimate and incredible journey of one vulnerable and charismatic Emperor penguin chick. Watch his new-found independence in this extraordinarily difficult and dangerous place is filled with humor and danger that will test his parents until the day he leaves them, on this episode of Nature airing Wednesday at 7 pm.

A 3,700-year-old inscribed clay tablet reveals a surprising new version of the Biblical flood story, complete with how-to instructions for assembling an ark. Discover new aspects to the classic story of NOVA airing at 8 pm on Wednesday.

This film examines a world wonder so elusive, most people have decided it must be mythical. This film proves the spectacular Hanging Gardens of Babylon did exist, shows us where they were, what they looked like and how they were constructed. Watch on this episode of Secrets of the Dead airing Wednesday at 9 pm.

Relish the best in smart indie rock with Sleater-Kinney and Heartless Bastards. Seattle veterans Sleater-Kinney rock tracks from their acclaimed LP No Cities to Love on this episode of Austin City Limits, airing Wednesday & Friday at 10 pm.

Watch Evan Smith with Mike Love, a singer/songwriter who co-founded the Beach Boys. His credits include such classics as “Good Vibrations,” “California Girls”and “I Get Around” on Overheard With Evan Smith, this Thursday at 7 pm.

On this episode of Arts In Context, The House of Songs connects international & U.S. songwriters to bridge cultures & spark creativity, which airs at 8pm on Thursday.

Chet heads to Lufkin to explore the Texas Piney Woods and one of Texas’s four National Forests. Watch as he paddles the Neches River, hikes beneath the towering pines, and visits the Texas Forestry Museum to learn the history of the people who lived here, all on The Daytripper, airing Thursday at 9 pm.

Chet then joins the “snowbirds” and heads to the Texas coast in the winter time to see some of the only remaining wild whooping cranes on this episode of The Daytripper on Thursday at 9:30 pm.

Jordan Smith, season nine winner of NBC’s The Voice (and biggest selling The Voice artist to date), stars in his very first one-hour concert program, Jordan Smith ’tis the Season, which airs Thursday at 10:00 pm.

On the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Great Performances presents the RSC’s star-studded gala, with David Tennant, Benedict Cumberbatch, Judi Dench, Joseph Fiennes, John Lithgow, Ian McKellen, Helen Mirren, David Suchet and many more, on Friday at 8 pm.

Check out the Christmas Eve specials here: http://www.klru.org/blog/2016/11/klru-holiday-programs/

Command and Control screening 1/12 with Richard Linklater and Eric Schlosser

American Experience will present the powerful documentary Command and Control on KLRU Jan. 10th at 8 pm. They are also giving Austin a special opportunity to see the film with the author of the book the film is based on in attendance.

On Thursday, January 12 at 7 pm at the Texas Spirit Theater at the Bullock Museum (1800 Congress Ave, Austin, TX), there will be a special screening followed by a conversation between Richard Linklater and Eric Schlosser about the film and book. Tickets are available for purchase now.

A chilling nightmare plays out at a Titan II missile complex in Arkansas in September, 1980. A worker accidentally drops a socket, puncturing the fuel tank of an intercontinental ballistic missile carrying the most powerful nuclear warhead in our arsenal, an incident which ignites a series of feverish efforts to avoid a deadly disaster. Directed by Robert Kenner (Food, Inc.) and based on the critically acclaimed book by Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation), Command and Control is a minute-by-minute account of this long-hidden story. Putting a camera where there was no camera that night, Kenner brings this nonfiction thriller to life with stunning original footage shot in a decommissioned Titan II missile silo. Eyewitness accounts — from the man who dropped the socket, to the man who designed the warhead, to the Secretary of Defense— chronicle nine hours of terror that prevented an explosion 600 times more powerful than Hiroshima.