After The Thin Man on Q Night at the Movies 4/22

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

Q Night kicks off this week with a deeper look into Tarzan and other kid’s jungle classics, and ends with back to back airings from the Thin Man movies. Don’t miss out!

Humans are descended from apes! Professor William Harcourt-Smith explains how that idea is both true and false. Additionally – if apes raised Tarzan, would he truly act like the apes? If apes had the consciousness and brainpower of humans would they rise up like in Planet of the Apes? Our scientist breaks it all down on this episode of Science Goes to the Movies, beginning Saturday at 7:00 pm.

The Jungle Book: Justin Marks On Updating A Classic from On Story airs at 7:30 pm.

Urbane Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell, Myrna Loy) look for a cousin’s missing husband … and find murder. Find out what happens on After The Thin Man from the All Star Film Collection, beginning at 8:00 pm.

Nick and Nora Charles visit his hometown, sober, and link art and corpses to a spy ring. The Thin Man Goes Home begins at 9:55 pm.

Indie Meme South Asian Film Festival 4/20-23

KLRU is proud to support independent film by being a sponsor of the second Indie Meme South Asian Film Festival at the Regal Arbor on April 20th-23rd.

Unique, bold, contemporary films from India, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan, Myanmar & Afghanistan! Come watch the many faces of the region.  Tickets are on sale now

The 4 day event features film premiers, red carpet events, filmmakers in person & via skype, member mixers, panel & audience discussions, networking events and parties. Last year, Indie Meme Film Festival was host to 11 critically acclaimed, thought-provoking films and post-screening discussions and was awarded the “Best International Passport” by The Austin Chronicle.

“This year the festival plans to screen 14 to 16 films from South Asia. We select meaningful cinema that brings to light remarkable issues worthy of opening a dialogue in the audience.” said Alka Bhanot, Founder, Indie “It is also our endeavor to get participation from various organizations – local and international – working in the field on various issues, to help further awareness & discussion.” added Tripti Bhatnagar, co-founder, Indie


KLRU presents special programs for Holocaust Remembrance Month

In honor of Holocaust Remembrance, KLRU will be airing programs throughout the month of April highlighting Jewish achievements and remembering the victims of the Holocaust.

Nova “Holocaust Escape Tunnel” encores on Thursday, April 20 at 8:00 pm. In the heart of Lithuania, a Holocaust secret lies buried. A team of archaeologists probes the ruins of a Nazi death camp to find the truth behind tales of a tunnel dug by desperate Jewish prisoners and their daring escape. 

Escape from a Nazi Death Camp encores on Thursday, April 20 at 9:00 pm.
October 14th 2013 was the 70th anniversary of an event that shook the Nazi party to its core. In east Poland, at the remote Nazi death camp of Sobibor, 300 Jewish prisoners staged a bloody break out. To mark the anniversary, this film travels back Sobibor with the last remaining survivors to reveal their extraordinary story of courage, desperation and determination. The film uses brutally honest drama-reconstruction and first hand testimony to reveal the incredible escape story. 

For Sunday, April 23 — Holocaust Remembrance Programming includes:

Violins of Hope premieres on Sunday, April 23 at 1:00 pm
For Jews during the Holocaust, there wasn’t much reprieve from the despair and horror surrounding them, but music-particularly that of violins, which hold an important role in Jewish culture-offered temporary solace and a glimmer of humanity. Violinists in concentration camps were sometimes treated better and even spared their lives because of their ability to play this important instrument. VIOLINS OF HOPE: STRINGS OF THE HOLOCAUST follows the journey of Israeli violinmaker Amnon Weinstein in his efforts to restore violins recovered from the Holocaust, and captures the lessons and highlights the music the instruments now bring to others. 

Escape from a Nazi Death Camp repeats on Sunday, April 23 at 2:00 pm.  

Nova  “Holocaust Escape Tunnel” repeats on Sunday, April 23 at 3:00 pm. 

Through The Eye of the Needle:  The Art of Esther Nisenthal Krinitz airs on Sunday, April 23 at 4:00 pm.  
As a Holocaust survivor, Esther Nisenthal was 15 years old in October of 1942 when the Jews of her village in Poland were ordered by the Nazis to report to a nearby train station. Esther refused to go. Instead, saying goodbye to their family, she and her 13-year old sister Mania invented new identities for themselves as Polish Catholic farm girls, hiding in plain sight from the Nazis. Esther’s story of survival is remarkable on its own. 

Independent Lens “Last Laugh” premieres on Monday, April 24 at 9:00 pm.
For Holocaust Remembrance
, INDEPENDENT LENS premieres “The Last Laugh.” The Holocaust would seem to be an absolutely off-limits topic for comedy, but history shows that even the victims of the Nazi concentration camps themselves used humor as a means of survival and resistance. To explore this question, “The Last Laugh” weaves together an intimate portrait of Auschwitz survivor Renee Firestone alongside interviews with influential comedians and thinkers ranging from Mel Brooks to Chris Rock, and meshes in powerful, rare footage of cabarets inside the concentration camps themselves.


New Sesame Street character & new programs for Autism Awareness Month

Join KLRU this month to honor and raise awareness of Autism. Special episodes of your favorite children’s shows such as Arthur, Sesame Street and Dinosaur Train will be shown throughout April, so don’t miss out!

Meet Sesame Street’s newest character, Julia, who has autism. The special episode features all the Sesame Street friends meeting her and learning to appreciate all types of people. Sesame Street: Meet Julia airs Monday, April 10 at 9:30 am, 12:00 noon.

George is excited about spending time with his new friend, Carl, who seems to know all kind of cool facts about trains and about… well lots of things! Then George learns that Carl has Asperger’s Syndrome – a form of autism that makes Carl see the world differently than most people. Can George and Carl remain good friends – and perhaps even learn from each other? Find out on Arthur, airing Monday, April 10 at 4:30 pm.

Another Autism Awareness episode of Arthur, Pets and Pests & Go Fly A Kite airs Tuesday, April 11 at 4:30 pm.

Carl has agreed to play the accordion for George’s puppet show. But his routines are getting in the way of rehearsals. Now George must decide: keep Carl and risk the show, or replace Carl and risk his friendship? George learns that, even though Carl has autism, he can still be relied upon to make a creative contribution. This Autism Awareness episode of Arthur begins Wednesday, April 12 at 4:30 pm.

Buddy has a feeling he’s going to be a star in class, until he meets Dennis Deinocheirus – a kid who knows even more dinosaur facts than he does! Can Buddy get over his disappointment that he’s not the smartest kid in class, and make friends with Dennis? it’s not always easy to make friends with someone you don’t understand, but if you take the time and make the effort, it might not be as hard as you think. The Autism Awareness episode of Dinosaur Train begins Thursday, April 13 at 10:00 am.

A special episode of Bionic Bunny is interrupted, and Arthur, Buster, and George try to remember what comes next. But Carl is the only one who can straighten out the story. Find out what happens on Arthur, which airs Thursday, April 13 at 4:30 pm.

In the Studio: Overheard tapes Matt Lewis 4/21

4/19/2017 Update: Unfortunately due to travel complications Lydia Polgreen won’t be able to join us for the taping Friday morning.

We hope you’ll still be able to join us for a conversation with Matt Lewis from The Daily Beast April 21 at 9 a.m. Doors will open at 8:30 a.m. You’re receiving this email because you RSVP’d to the back-to-back Polgreen/Lewis taping. If you already RSVP’d, no need to do it again—you’re still in the system! If not please complete the form here to RSVP. 

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Matt Lewis on April 21 at 9:00 a.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 8:30 a.m.The event is free but an RSVP is required. Please complete the form here to RSVP. 

Matt LewisMatt Lewis is a senior columnist at The Daily Beast and a CNN political commentator. Lewis has written for GQ, The Washington Post and Politico, among other publications. Lewis was also a senior contributor for The Daily Caller and a columnist for AOL’s Politics Daily. He has been named one of the “50 Best Conservative Columnists” by RightWingNews for the past four years.


Friday, April 21 at 9:00 a.m.
KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
Doors at 8:30 a.m.
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 Lydia Polgreen and Matt Lewis. And don’t forget you can watch past episodes anytime at

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Q Night At The Movies with Love Is A Many-Splendored Thing 4/8

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

This week’s theme is the Academy Awards, with features from different winners and episodes that bring on Academy Award Winners. The Feature Film is Love Is A Many-splendored Thing, which you can’t miss!

Don’t get sucked into a black hole! Janna Levin explains the attempts that are being made to get our first glimpses at a real life black hole and her ambitious project to hear them. Fortunately for us all, the audio of a black hole was recorded as recently as 2015, on Science Goes To The Movies, which airs at 7:00 pm.

Academy Award winning films are discussed by the creative minds behind APOLLO 13, SCHINDLER’S LIST, and A BEAUTIFUL MIND. Featuring Ron Howard and Steve Zaillian. Film: Red Wednesday by Nazanin Shiraz. On Story begins at 7:30 pm.

A Eurasian doctor (Jennifer Jones) falls in love with a married U.S. war correspondent (William Holden) in Hong Kong in Love Is A Many-splendored Thing from the All Star Film Collection, airing at 8:00 pm.

Academy Award winner William Holden was handsome, charming and unconventional, and never lost his power to enchant an audience. Included are scenes from: Golden Boys, The Country Girl, Sunset Boulevard, Stalag 17, Sabrina, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The World of Suzie Wong, and Network. Hollywood Idols begins at 9:45 pm.

Exclusive conversations between some of the most exciting actors working today. Featuring: Lady Gaga (American Horror Story) with Jamie Lee Curtis (Scream Queens); Courtney B. Vance (American Crime Story) with Tracee Ellis Ross (Black-ish) and more, on Variety Studio: Actors on Actors, airing at 10:15 pm.


Highlights April 9-15

KLRU Highlights

The Nonnatus team prepares for the birth of a baby they know may not survive. Shelagh shows her mettle when she is first on the scene after an explosion in the docks. Sister Ursula continues to ruffle feathers with her unpopular decisions, all on Call The Midwife, beginning Sunday at 7:00 pm.

The attraction between Pat and Marek continues to grow, but the risk of acting on their feelings is huge. At the reading of his will, Frances discovers that Peter was keeping a secret from her. Home Fires Season 2 on Masterpiece begins Sunday at 8:00 pm.

Cardinal Wolsey has been forced to move to York. Cromwell remains in London, seeking to return the cardinal to the king’s favor, on Wolf Hall on Masterpiece, airing Sunday at 9:00 pm.

Father Brown visits Jacob, who is determined to prove that a member of his family killed his father a year ago by using his new invention – a time machine. Father Brown begins at 10:00 pm on Sunday and again the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Explore America’s tortured, nearly three-year journey to war. Reports of German atrocities and submarine attacks on American ships erode neutrality, finally leading to Wilson’s proclamation that “the world must be made safe for democracy,” all on Great War: American Experience beginning at 8:00 pm on Monday.

Journey from the lovely streets and basilicas of Assisi and Gubbio to the gorgeous, remote monasteries of La Verna and Eremo delle Carceri with Bishop Barron as he explores the extraordinary life of St. Francis of Assisi, on Catholicism: The Pivotal Players, airing Monday night at 10:00 pm.

The Channel Islands, a British territory since the 11th century is now under German rule. Hitler becomes obsessed with holding onto this small corner of Britain and demands the construct of a network of extraordinary fortifications across the island. Find out what happens on this episode of Nazi Mega Weapons, beginning at 7:00 pm on Tuesday.

Follow America’s entry into the war as patriotism sweeps the nation, stifling free speech and dissent on this episode of Great War: American Experience, beginning at 8:00 pm on Tuesday.

Christos and Ruth Fletcher Gage discuss the process of adapting the Marvel comic Daredevil for television, and break down the juxtaposition of brute realism and the moral complexity of Daredevil’s characters, on this episode of On Story, beginning at 10:00 pm.

Writer/director Jason Reitman, whose credits include Thank You for Smoking, Up in the Air Juno, and most recently, the TV series Casual, discusses his journey from novice filmmaker to indie stalwart. Another episode of On Story begins at 10:30 pm.

Puerto Rico is a tropical island infused with unique natural wonders but the native wildlife is threatened with extinction. Meet a charismatic group of scientists dedicated to saving Puerto Rico’s “enchanting” animals like manatees, parrots, coqui frogs, and turtles on Nature, airing at 7:00 pm Wednesday.

Discover how the violent and bloody conflict transformed the nation forever, as America steps onto the world stage for the first time, on another episode of Great War: American Experience, beginning at 8:00 pm on Wednesday.

Austin City Limits showcases The Avett Brothers performing tunes from their LP Magpie and the Dandelion, while Nickel Creek highlights their comeback album, A Dotted Line, airing at 10:00 pm on Wednesday, and again on Friday at 10:05 pm.

Katharine Hayhoe is an atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and hosts the PBS Digital Studios web series Global Weirding. Watch Hayhoe on Overheard with Evan Smith, beginning at 7:00 pm Thursday.

Review SXSW 2017, from the Austin artists in the spotlight to the festival’s local impact. Learn how award winning filmmaker Hector Galan got his start, and see how musicians face challenges staying sober, on the SXSW special of Decibel, airing at 7:30 pm on Thursday.

Chet visits a town in the piney woods known for designing the famous “Lone Star” flag. the Conroe, Tx. episode of The Daytripper begins at 8:00 pm on Thursday.

Chet explores this old German town built along two pristine rivers. He starts at the oldest bakery in Texas and then heads to a museum and learns why the Germans picked this area. Find out what else Chet is doing in New Braunfels on The Daytripper, beginning at 8:30 pm on Thursday.

Blackmail, revenge and, of course, murder strike again in Midsomer. Barnaby has plenty of suspects with motives but no real proof. For once his investigations take him beyond the confines of Midsomer, with trips to the seaside – where he even takes time out for a paddle. The real evidence, however, rests much closer to home as Joyce and Cully discover. Part 1 of this Midsomer Murders episode begins at 9:00 pm on Thursday, and again at 10:35 on Saturday.  Part 2 begins at 9:48 pm on Thursday and 11:25 on Saturday.

Experience the stunning beauty of the Florida Keys and meet a colorful cast of off-beat characters in this half-hour documentary about an unforgettable road trip on “the highway that goes to sea.” Filmmaker Tim Long heads off the mainland down US Highway One from Key Largo to Key West in search of the people who personify the Florida Keys’ unique, funky, laid-back island culture. Stories From The Overseas Highway begins Thursday at 10:40 pm.

The life of Sam Houston is chronicled in this three-part series. To help understand this monumental figure in American and Texas history, biographers, professors, authors, descendants, Native Americans, and government leaders share their points of view about Sam Houston. The second installment of Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier, And begins at 8:00 pm Friday.

Trumpeter Chris Botti, a gifted instrumentalist and a charismatic performer in the realm of contemporary jazz, has simultaneously captured the attention of the pop music world. The group of Botti’s featured guest artists, along with his world-class band, includes Sting, Steven Tyler and more, all on Chris Botti In Boston, beginning Friday at 9:00 pm.

Austin’s best alternative rock shines with Spoon and White Denim, on Austin City Limits, beginning at 7:00 pm on Saturday.

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

A PLACE TO CALL HOME is a sweeping romantic drama that centers on enigmatic nurse Sarah Adams as she returns to her native Australia after two decades in Europe. Estranged from her mother and carrying the secrets of her wartime experiences, Adams becomes involved in the lives of the Blighs, a wealthy pastoralist family. When Sarah unwittingly discovers a potentially scandalous Bligh family secret, her future becomes forever linked with theirs. Find out what happens on Place To Call Home, beginning at 9:50 pm on Saturday.


Science Night April 12

Join KLRU for this short and sweet Science Night this Wednesday. Go on a journey to Puerto Rico for tropical animals galore. End the night on a more serious tone with a look back into another installment of the Great War: American Experience and recall America’s entrance into a world war.

Puerto Rico is a tropical island infused with unique natural wonders but the native wildlife is threatened with extinction. Meet a charismatic group of scientists dedicated to saving Puerto Rico’s “enchanting” animals like manatees, parrots, coqui frogs, and turtles on Nature, airing at 7:00 pm.

Discover how the violent and bloody conflict transformed the nation forever, as America steps onto the world stage for the first time, on another episode of Great War: American Experience, beginning at 8:00 pm.

New British drama plus new seasons of Death in Paradise, Miss Fisher & more starting 4/17 on KLRU Q

KLRU Q gets dramatic with shows from around the world! It all starts at 8 pm! NEW episodes of Death in Paradise from the sunny Caribbean. Miss Fisher is on the case in 1920s Australia in all new episodes of Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries.  Charles Dickens faces his most iconic characters in 19th century London on the NEW SERIES Dickensian. And DCI Tom Mathias is on the case in all-new episodes of Hinterland from Wales.

Starting on April 17th, the new KLRUQ Monday night line up will be:
8:00 pm Death in Paradise Season 6
8:55 pm Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries Season 2
9:55 pm Dickensian
10:55 pm Hinterland Season 2

The new series Dickensian
Drama set within the fictional realms of Charles Dickens critically acclaimed novels, bringing together some of his most iconic characters as their lives intertwine in 19th century London.

Death in Paradise Season 6
Hit BBC crime drama Death in Paradise is back to warm us all up with a sixth series of murders, mystery and Caribbean sunshine. Kris Marshall’s DI Humphrey and his love interest Martha Lloyd (Sally Bretton) are back at the centre of the drama on the fictional island of Saint Marie. The upcoming series features a London-based two-part special, some very special guest stars and some of the island’s most complex cases ever.

Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries Season 2
The Honorable Miss Phryne Fisher (Essie Davis) 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. The second season of Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries continues to follow the personal and professional life of glamorous, sharp-witted Phryne Fisher: a socialite, aristocrat and private detective. Her cases include ghostly soldiers; pirates and buried treasure; murder on the airwaves; and a deadly Christmas in July. She continues to work with Detective Inspector John “Jack” Robinson (Nathan Page), who was reluctant to work with Miss Fisher at first but has begun to rely on her abilities, and Dorothy “Dot” Williams (Ashleigh Cummings) remains Phryne’s faithful companion. While she lives in the lap of luxury now, Phryne will never forget her humble beginnings, nor will she rest until she solves her sister Janey’s disappearance.

Hinterland S.2
A noir crime drama set in the scenic, centuries-old town of Aberystwyth, Wales. The area is a natural crucible of colliding worlds – a place where history, myth and tradition come face-to-face with modern life – but its panoramic vistas and quaint facade hide a multitude of sins. Into this realm steps the enigmatic DCI Tom Mathias (Richard Harrington), a brilliant but troubled man on the run from his past. Together with his equally intelligent and complex partner DI Mared Rhys (Mali Harries), Mathias tackles mystifying murder cases that take viewers from the windswept sand dunes of the Welsh coastline to the badlands and beyond.

Throughout the second season of Hinterland, Mathias is drawn into a world of killers and their victims. Atmospheric and disturbing, this is a detective drama of poetry and scale, a story of blood, soil and belonging. This is Hinterland.

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