Strange Town and more this Halloween on KLRU Q

KLRU Q has an evening of scary fun planned to help you celebrate Halloween. As the trick or treaters knock on your door you can be watching …

Birth Of The Living Dead at 7:59 pm
In 1968 George A. Romero directed Night of the Living Dead, a low budget horror film that shocked the world, became an icon of the counterculture, and spawned a zombie industry worth billions of dollars that continues to this day. Birth of the Living Dead shows how Romero gathered an unlikely team of Pittsburghers to shoot a revolutionary guerrilla-style film that went on to become a cinematic landmark, offering a profound insight into how our society worked in a singular time in American history.

Secrets of the Dead Vampire Legend at 8:55 pm
Follow scientists as they uncover “deviant” burials dating back to medieval England, pointing to a belief that the dead could rise from their graves. Predating Eastern European legend, these discoveries force a re-examination of modern vampire lore.

Frankenstein & The Vampyre at 9:55 pm
A fascinating exploration of one of the most significant moments in gothic history – the night when Mary Shelley, Lord Byron and their cohorts gathered together at Lake Geneva to tell ghost stories and the night when Frankenstein and the modern vampire were born.

Haunted Texas: Peyton Colony at 10:50 pm
A half hour visual exploration into the history of Peyton Colony, Texas in the Texas Hill Country. Going back in time the program introduces you to the people and places that existed in Peyton Colony also known as Freedman’s Colony, a settlement established by former slaves after the Civil war.

Strange Town  Bridge To The Other Side at 11:20 pm
Legend goes that a man was hung from the Moore’s Crossing bridge in Austin, TX. It is said that at Midnight you can see him hanging from the highest crossbeam, with the woman he loved watching from below. Strange Town visited the bridge and stayed late into the night to see for themselves whether or not this long standing tale holds any truth.

Strange Town Old Yoakum Hospital at 11:29 pm
Once a thriving hospital to the city of Yoakum, it now sits abandoned for the last two decades. Stories have surfaced of a mysterious blue nun and dark shadows appearing down hallways along with children spirits running within the walls of this building. Wait until you see what energies Mark and Billy of Strange Town encounter!

Highlights Oct. 29-Nov. 4

KLRU Highlights

A birthday party for Louisa leaves her brooding about her age, and Vasilia offers her a diabolical deal on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

George is driven to the breaking point and decides to set a trap for Drake, and Dwight’s prison experience threatens his relationship with Caroline on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

Inspector Bompard tightens the noose on the Sabines, Paul concocts false evidence, and Claude has a new lover on Collection Sunday at 9 pm.

A death in a polio-stricken village leads Father Brown to believe dark forces are at work and another sacrifice may be imminent on Father Brown The Standing Stones Sunday at 10 pm.

Celebrate America’s hidden treasures from all 50 states in part one of this two-hour special on Antiques Roadshow 7 pm Monday.

Explore the misinterpretations of Poe and discover how he tapped into what it means to be human in a sometimes frightening world on Edgar Allan Poe: American Masters Monday at 8 pm.

When skeletal remains of at least ten people turned up in Benjamin Franklin’s basement, people wondered if the Founding Father had a much darker side on Secrets of the Dead Ben Franklin’s Bones Monday at 9:30 pm.

Discover the middle school Barton Hills Choir and learn how they’ve performed at SXSW and ACL and with acts like Pink Floyd on Arts In Context Let All The Children Boogie Monday at 10:30 pm.

Actors Scarlett Johansson, Paul Rudd and John Turturro gain greater understanding of the unique challenges their ancestors faced by way of prejudice and poverty at home and abroad on Finding Your Roots Immigrant Nation Tuesday at 7 pm.

Seeing the violence and brutality of the Tet Offensive unfold on television, Americans begin to doubt Johnson’s promise of “light at the end of the tunnel” on Vietnam War Things Fall Apart Tuesday at 8 pm.

Learn about how ending the draft has created a citizenry completely disconnected from the soldiers who experience the burdens of war on Draft Tuesday at 9:30 pm.

Screenwriter Mark L. Smith discusses adapting The Revenant from book to screen, working with Alejandro Inarritu, and getting that famous bear attack right in On Story Script to Screen: The Revenant Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Author Helen Macdonald digs deeper into the world of hawks by following a family in the wild and raising a goshawk of her own on Nature H is for Hawk: A New Chapter Wednesday at 7 pm.

Follow a team of experts investigating the Great Hurricane of 1780 that killed more people than any other Caribbean hurricane on NOVA Killer Hurricanes Wednesday at 8 pm.

Investigate how revenge may have motivated Putin to target American democracy, and hear U.S. responses under Presidents Obama and Trump on Frontline Putin’s Revenge, Part 2 Wednesday at 9 pm.

Enjoy an unforgettable hour with dynamic performances from acclaimed singer-songwriters Norah Jones and Angel Olsen on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Evan Smith talks with Jason Kander, a former Army captain, President of Let America Vote, and Missouri’s 39th Secretary of State on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Faced with the unique challenge of having a name that occasionally sparks controversy, indie rock band Migrant Kids must reckon with a culture clash that most bands never have to think about on Arts in Context Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet explores a small town that’s known as the home of “Billy the Kid” and uncovers the story of whether or not Billy died in New Mexico on The Daytripper Hico, TX Thursday at 8 pm.

Join Chet for a trip to Lake Travis, where he tries his hand at wake surfing and then dines at the “Sunset Capital of Texas” on The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

Barnaby is delighted that his favorite band is reuniting to play at the Midsomer Rocks festival until a string of bizarre incidents culminate in a backup singer dropping dead on Midsomer Murders The Axeman Cometh Thursday at 9 pm.

Join a conversation featuring a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

Charlie Rose discusses the week’s defining moments in news, sciences, the arts, and entertainment in Charlie Rose: The Week Friday at 7:30 pm.

Enjoy legendary Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in Noel Coward’s backstage comedy about a self-obsessed actor in a midlife crisis in Great Performances Noel Coward’s Present Laughter Friday at 8 pm.

Spend an unforgettable hour with dynamic performances from acclaimed singer-songwriters Norah Jones and Angel Olsen on Austin City Limits Friday at 10:30 pm.

Savor a show-stopping hour with country superstar Miranda Lambert in her third Austin City Limits appearance as she performs hits from her acclaimed LP The Weight of These Wings Saturday at 7 pm.

A death in a polio-stricken village leads Father Brown to suspect that dark forces are at work and that another sacrifice may be imminent on Father Brown The Standing Stones Saturday at 8 pm.

George is driven to the breaking point and sets a trap for Drake, and Dwight’s prison experience threatens his relationship with Caroline on Poldark Saturday at 8:50 pm.

Sarah gets sick and fears for the life of her baby, and George wonders if the baby could be his on Place to Call Home In the Heat of the Night Saturday at 9:50 pm.

Barnaby is delighted that his favorite band is reuniting to play at the Midsomer Rocks festival until a string of bizarre incidents culminate in a backup singer dropping dead on Midsomer Murders The Axeman Cometh Saturday at 10:47 pm.

Highlights Oct. 22-27

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Louisa’s idea to boost Larry’s writing career doesn’t go well, and Pavlos tries to inspire Margo’s spiritual side on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

Ross and Drake take a desperate gamble to rescue Dwight from a French prison, and George jockeys for a triumph in politics on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

Paul presents his collection of gowns, a rival tries to sabotage Nina’s starring moment, and the body found at Paul’s cottage makes more trouble on Collection on Masterpiece 9 pm Sunday.

Father Brown visits Jacob, who is determined to prove that his father was killed by a family member who used his time machine on Father Brown The Time Machine Sunday at 10 pm.

Head to Port Hudson with Mark L. Walberg and appraise a Civil War hand grenade, Confederate letters and a $75,000 oil painting on Antiques Roadshow Baton Rouge Monday at 7 pm.

Mark L. Walberg travels to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum to see a one-of-a-kind, signed baseball on Antiques Roadshow Kansas City Monday at 8 pm.

See what it’s like to train a camera on a boxing match in Brooklyn or on the daily routine of a Nigerian midwife on POV Cameraperson Monday at 9 pm.

Learn how artist Calder Kamin sculpts animals from plastic bags to send her message that all things organic are being replaced by synthetics on Arts In Context Plastic Planet Monday at 10:30 pm.

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates, filmmaker Ava DuVernay, and author Janet Mock see their basic assumptions about their ancestors challenged on Finding Your Roots The Vanguard Tuesday at 7 pm.

American and enemy body counts mount as GIs chase an elusive foe and face deadly ambushes, and Hanoi lays plans for a massive surprise offensive on Vietnam War This is What We Do Tuesday at 8 pm.

Remember the Vietnam War and its impact on America on the 40th anniversary of its official end on Dick Cavett’s Vietnam Tuesday at 9:30 pm.

The Decibel team talks with filmmaker Ken Burns about the making of the epic Vietnam War documentary and profiles local veterans who served on Decibel Vietnam Special Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Follow the story of three otter orphans with filmmaker Charlie Hamilton James on Nature Charlie and the Curios Otters Wednesday at 7 pm.

Join NOVA and a team of volcanologists looking for an elusive volcanic mega-eruption that plunged the medieval earth into a deep freeze on NOVA Killer Volcanoes Wednesday at 8 pm.

Investigate Vladimir Putin’s mounting grievances with the U.S. and his efforts to exact revenge leading up the presidential election on Frontline Putin’s Revenge Wednesday at 9 pm.

Spend an hour with Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Southern country act Zac Brown Band on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Benjamin Domenech is the publisher of The Federalist, host of The Federalist Radio Hour, and writes The Transom, a daily subscription newsletter for political insiders; see Domenech on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Discover the middle school Barton Hills Choir and learn how they’ve performed at SXSW and ACL and with acts like Pink Floyd on Arts In Context Let All The Children Boogie Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Check out the Texas Surf Museum, kite surfing and the original Whataburger with Chet as he travels to North Padre in The Daytripper North Padre Thursday at 8 pm.

Chet explores a small town that’s known as the home of “Billy the Kid” and uncovers the story of whether or not Billy died in New Mexico on The Daytripper Hico, TX Thursday at 8:30 pm.

When a family glassware business collapses following the death of one of its partners, Barnaby investigates allegations of financial irregularities, love triangles, and a string of murders on Midsomer Murders King’s Crystal Thursday at 9 pm.

Journalists host a roundtable discussion of major news events on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

Iconic interviewer Charlie Rose brings his unique style to PBS prime time with the best stories and interviews of the past seven days on Charlie Rose: The Week Friday at 7:30 pm.

The Falsettos is a poignant and hilarious look at modern family dynamics centered around a gay man, his wife, and his lover in the midst of the emerging AIDS crisis on Live from Lincoln Center Friday at 8 pm.

Spend an hour with Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Southern country act Zac Brown Band on Austin City Limits Friday at 10:30 pm.

Arts In Context Shorts: Belonging

“Everything is here for a reason,” says Sally Jacques, artistic director of Blue Lapis Light. Using a combination of stunning aerial dancers swinging from stacks, ground dancers, and haunting projections, Blue Lapis Light’s latest piece “Belonging: Part One” explores the beauty of the earth and the interconnectedness of all life.

 

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Online Documentary series explores the dynamics of America’s relationship with Mexico

Timely web series, Facing North, explores the dynamics of America’s relationship with Mexico through the lens of the San Diego/Tijuana Border.

Composed of fourteen short, 2-3 minute videos, the series examines the unique relationship between the neighboring cities of San Diego and Tijuana through interviews with academics, activists, migrants, border patrol agents, entrepreneurs and historians on both sides of the border. Through this kaleidoscope of voices and perspectives, Facing North challenges our assumptions about the long-standing, complex and often tense relationship between the United States and Mexico. Watch now

In many ways, San Diego and Tijuana comprise a single region, encompassing one of the largest border areas in the world; in other ways, they are harshly divided and worlds apart.  By putting human faces on issues such as immigration, border security, global economics and history, Facing North offers a timely look at a region that copes daily with the ramifications of the increasingly strained relationship between both nations.

 

About the Filmmaker
Andrew Bracken is a documentary mediamaker working with audio, video, and interactive media. He is the creator, producer, and host of the KPBS podcast “My First Day.” A recipient of the San Diego Foundation’s Creative Catalyst fellowship, he has received support for his work from Latino Public Broadcasting, KPBS, and the Berlinale Talent Campus.  Facing North, about the multi-dimensional relationship between San Diego and Tijuana, won a San Diego Film Award in 2017. Other works include To The Other Side and The Two Eyes, the Nose, and the Mouth. His work has been shown locally at such institutions as the San Diego Latino Film Festival, the San Diego Art Institute, America’s Finest Film Fest, and the Digital Gym Cinema. A graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts, he now lives in San Diego with his wife and two mischievous kids. To learn more, visit www.andrewbracken.com.

About Latino Public Broadcasting
Latino Public Broadcasting (LPB) is the leader in the development, production, acquisition and distribution of non-commercial educational and cultural media that is representative of Latino people, or addresses issues of particular interest to Latino Americans. These programs are produced for dissemination to public broadcasting stations and other public telecommunication entities. Latino Public Broadcasting provides a voice to the diverse Latino community throughout the United States and is funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Latino Public Broadcasting produces the series VOCES, PBS’s signature Latino arts and culture documentary showcase and the only ongoing national television series devoted to exploring and celebrating the rich diversity of the Latino cultural experience.  Between 2009 and 2016, LPB programs won over 85 awards, including the prestigious George Foster Peabody Award as well as two Emmys, two Imagen Awards and the Sundance Film Festival Award for Best Director, Documentary. In addition, LPB has been the recipient of the Norman Lear Legacy Award and the NCLR Alma Award for Special Achievement – Year in Documentaries.  For more information, visit www.lpbp.org.

Highlights October 15-21

KLRU Highlights

Louisa meets a handsome Brit named Hugh, turning her landlady hostile, and her effort to get Greeks to pay for English cooking falls flat on Durrells in Corfu Sunday at 7 pm.

A failed harvest incites food riots, which George handles harshly, and Demelza and Ross get an addition to their family on Poldark Sunday at 8 pm.

A terrible secret is unearthed when Claude flees to the country to escape his demons, and Paul attempts to force his mentor to retire on Collection on Masterpiece 9 pm Sunday.

Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary on Father Brown The Judgment of Man Sunday at 10 pm.

Host Mark L. Walberg joins an appraiser at Magnolia Mound Plantation to learn about Campeche chairs, then heads to LSU Museum of Art to delve into the work of a local Louisiana artist on Antiques Roadshow Baton Rouge Monday at 7 pm.

Take an absorbingly intimate, verite look at a maternity hospital in the Philippines, the busiest on the planet, on POV Motherland Monday at 9 pm.

Whether in rural Japan or upstate New York, fitting in isn’t easy for two young men struggling to define their manhood without fathers on Film School Shorts Uncharted Waters Monday at 10:30 pm.

Actors Ted Danson, Mary Steenburgen and William H. Macy trace their nonconformist ancestors through American conflicts on Finding Your Roots Puritans and Pioneers Tuesday at 7 pm.

North Vietnamese troops stream down the Ho Chi Minh Trail, Saigon struggles to pacify the countryside, and GIs discover this war is nothing like their fathers’ war on Vietnam War Resolve Tuesday at 8 pm.

Decibel looks at homelessness in Austin and the unique ways the community is tackling the problem on Decibel Homelessness Tuesday at 10 pm.

Writer and director Nancy Meyers talks about her career path and shares stories of collaborations with Goldie Hawn and Mel Gibson on On Story Complicated Relationships A Conversation with Nancy Meyers Tuesday at 10:30 pm.

Watch as keepers and carers reunite with the wild animals that were once in their care, and learn whether their bonds have stood the test of time on Nature Animal Reunions Wednesday at 7 pm.

Explore Beijing’s ancient palaces and temples as experts restore its fading grandeur on NOVA Secrets of the Forbidden City Wednesday at 8 pm.

Go inside the brutal battle to defeat ISIS in Iraq’s second largest city on Frontline Mosul Wednesday at 9 pm.

Enjoy a career-spanning set from The Pretenders as they perform hits from their latest album Alone alongside beloved classics on Austin City Limits Wednesday at 10 pm.

Katy Tur is an NBC correspondent and the recipient of the 2017 Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, and joins Evan Smith on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Learn how artist Calder Kamin sculpts animals using plastic bags on Arts in Context Plastic Planet Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet visits Belton’s heritage museum, stops at Texas’ oldest department store, and does some mountain biking on The Daytripper Thursday at 8 pm.

Check out the Texas Surf Museum, kite surfing and the original Whataburger with Chet as he travels to North Padre in The Daytripper Thursday at 8:30 pm.

The body of a mischievous trickster is found floating below the weir in town, and Barnaby and Jones must untangle his family’s relationships when they start claiming his fortune on Midsomer Murders The Animal Within Thursday at 9 pm.

Join a most interesting conversation featuring a group of journalists participating in roundtable discussion of major news events on Washington Week Friday at 7 pm.

Emmy Award-winner Carlos Watson moderates and electrifying debate with digital and studio audience contributions on Third Rail with Ozy Friday at 7:30 pm.

Enjoy Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick’s classic 1963 musical of two feuding clerks in a parfumerie who don’t realize they’re romantic pen pals on Great Performances She Loves Me Friday at 8 pm.

Enjoy a career-spanning set from The Pretenders as they perform hits from their latest album Alone alongside beloved classics on Austin City Limits Friday at 10:30 pm.

Savor an hour with Grammy-winning, multi-platinum Southern country rock act Zac Brown Band as they perform songs from their latest record on Austin City Limits Saturday at 7 pm.

Father Brown becomes embroiled in an audacious art heist masterminded by his adversary on Father Brown The Judgment of Man Saturday at 8 pm.

A failed harvest incites food riots, which George handles harshly, and Demelza and Ross get an addition to their family on Poldark Saturday at 8:50 pm.

Sarah decides not to go through with an abortion, and Sir Richard challenges Carolyn to write an art critique for one of his newspapers on Place to Call Home Too Old to Dream Saturday at 9:50 pm.

The body of a mischievous trickster is found floating below the weir in town, and Barnaby and Jones must untangle his family’s relationships when they start claiming his fortune on Midsomer Murders The Animal Within Saturday at 10:37 pm.

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“KLRU programming was essential in forming my art.”

Local artist Hakeem Adewumi has been a creator for a long time, but he started out as another viewer like you.

“I grew up on PBS KIDS,” Hakeem tells KLRU. “I think all my friends did.”

Hakeem also distinctly recalls watching a civil rights program on KLRU that hit him hard, capturing a long history of racism and resistance.

“I really used that moment and experience,” he says. “I carry that with me to curate my art, to start talking about the importance of inclusivity and diversity and race, Black history and Black culture.”

Hakeem’s work has taken him all over the world, tracing the roots and pathways of the African diaspora. Last year, a KLRU documentary team followed Hakeem and collaborating artists for an episode of the original KLRU series Arts In Context.

Almost exactly a year ago, the episode premiered on PBS stations all over the country.

It’s something of a full circle for Hakeem: once, KLRU programming inspired and influenced him as an artist. Now, in turn, his story has become part of KLRU’s mission: to share history, art, culture and community with audiences near and far.

“My art is always with a Black lens, it’s always my perspective. But my goal at the end of the day is to always build community,” Hakeem says. “And that platform has been shared widely on KLRU. I’m super grateful for that.”

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Things get Odd with our Oddtober Halloween Programs

There’s a ton of spooky fun coming to PBS KIDS this October! In addition to the October 23rd premiere of Arthur and the Haunted Tree House on television and streaming devices, there are new Halloween episodes from Odd Squad, Splash and Bubbles, Sesame Street, and Cyberchase. There will also be the return of the hit specials: The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About Halloween! and Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest.
KLRU airs Arthur and the Haunted Tree House movie at 6:30 am and 2pm on the 23rd on KLRU; 7 am and 8pm Oct. 23rd on KLRU PBS KIDS 24/7 and KLRU Q.
Word World: A Kooky Spooky Halloween | Sheep’s Halloween Costume — Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 12:30 pm
Ready Jet Go! Jet’s First Halloween — Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 1 pm
Splash and Bubbles: Yuck or Treat — Monday, Oct. 16 at 9:30 am
Odd Squad: Haunt Squad — Monday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 pm
SuperWhy! The Ghost Who Was Afraid of Halloween — Friday, Oct. 20 at 11:30 am
Cyberchase: The Halloween Howl — Friday, Oct. 20 at 8:30 pm
Peg + Cat: The Parade Problem | The Halloween Problem — Friday, Oct. 20 at 12 pm
Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest — Monday, Oct. 23 at 7:30 am
Cyberchase: Watts of Halloween Trouble — Monday, Oct. 23 at 6am
Sesame Street Halloween — Monday, Oct 23 at 10:30 am
Clifford’s Puppy Days: The Halloween Bandit | An Honest Spin — Sunday, Oct. 29 at 9:30 am
Fun Activities!
  • Carve out some time with your little one and create a PBS KIDS jack o’ lantern. We’ve made it easy for you with these pumpkin carving templates.
  • Do you have your Halloween costumes yet? PBS KIDS for Parents has all kinds of DIY costume suggestions including some from your favorite PBS KIDS shows!
  • Arthur and the Haunted Tree House features a sleepover. If your kids are excited about the idea of having a sleepover, but aren’t quite ready, Arthur has a daytime activity you can use to practice before you try the real thing.
  • Grab a flashlight and your favorite monster stories! PBS KIDS for Parents has some monstrously good book suggestions you can use for your very own Halloween sleepover.

This fall, PBS will also offer PreK-12 teachers an easy way to integrate Halloween themes into their instruction with a range of curriculum-aligned videos, lesson plans and games. Teachers can use these resources to enhance homework assignments or kick-start classroom discussions. These free resources are available to teachers nationwide on pbslearningmedia.org. Examples include Peg + Cat’s Tiger Trick or Treat, PBS LearningMedia’s All About the Holidays: Halloween, PBS Digital Studios’ Frankenstein, M.D. and more.