Katharine Hayhoe’s PBS Digital series Global Weirding

Katharine Hayhoe will be visiting Austin on February 4th to tape Overheard with Evan Smith and discuss her PBS Digital show titled Global Weirding. Global Weirding is tailored to those who are skeptical about global warming as well as those who genuinely want to learn more about the scientific concept.

In her episode, “Texans Don’t Care About Climate Change, Right?”, she talks about living in Lubbock, also known as one of the most conservative cities in the country, and what that means for the fate of climate change. Yet, Texas is one of the most vulnerable states in the country, as it gets hit with all types of weather imaginable, like tornadoes, droughts, flooding, hurricanes, and storms. However, she also discusses the progression and initiatives made by cities like Georgetown.

In another episode, “The Bible Doesn’t Talk About Climate Change, Right?”, she discusses White Evangelicals, of which she aligns herself with. She notes that the Bible isn’t even the thing that makes a lot of Catholics and Evangelicals (a major portion of people who do not believe in climate change) question climate change. She points out that one of the most important reasons that Catholics and Evangelicals deny climate change is because of the economy.

 

 

Q Night At The Movies Jan. 28

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

Q Night At The Movies brings you a wide variety of science, comedy and films this Saturday night. Join us for a deeper look inside the concept of virtual realities, a discussion with writer and director Jason Reitman, and a movie from the All-star Film Collection.

What is real and what is in our mind? Is there a difference? Professors Ken Perlin and Matt O’Dowd discuss the idea of alternate and virtual realities. How close are we to these being commonplace in our society? And what is reality, after all? Watch and find out on this week’s Science Goes To The Movies airing at 7:00 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. Join this episode of On Story, airing at 7:30 pm.

This week’s All-star Film Collection brings you Tootsie, the Oscar-winning tale of a temperamental actor who becomes a sensation while posing as a woman on a hit TV soap opera, which airs at 8:00 pm.

From the time of its birth, the boomer generation has significantly and uniquely changed our world. In 2014, the last boomer turns 50. This documentary is a comprehensive look at 19 iconic boomers — one born each year of the baby boom from 1946-1964, including music legend Billy Joel and novelist Amy Tan (The Joy Luck Club). Watch Boomer List: American Masters, airing at 10:00 pm.

 

Science Night At The Movies Feb. 1

This week’s Science Night At The Movies takes a deeper look into the loving hearts of animals, and spans to the technology of batteries and how it affects our future. And for those who love beautiful colors and mystery lights in the sky, you can learn all about the phenomena of aurora borealis.

Spy Creatures explore the rarely seen emotions of animals, revealing whether they are as strong and complex as our own. Join the spycams as they are accepted into a wild dog pack, witness elephant love, and are mourned by a troop of monkeys in the Love category of Spy In The Wild, A Nature Miniseries, airing at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work and uncover what the future of batteries means for our gadgets, our lives and even our planet on NOVA, this Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

 

Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow that often brightens the night sky in Earth’s polar regions. Investigate the myths of Finland’s Saami, Alaska’s Inuit, Canada’s Native Americans and New Zealand’s Maori, in Aurora – Fire In The Sky, which airs at 9:00 pm Wednesday.

Highlights Jan. 29-Feb. 4

KLRU Highlights

When Mary falls gravely ill, Foster’s attempts to care for her antagonize the new chief. Charlotte tries to contain the smallpox epidemic and Samuel has to make a difficult decision on Mercy Street, Sunday night at 7:00 pm and Thursday night at 9:00 pm.

Albert pays a visit against the queen’s wishes and meets royal disdain on Victoria, Sunday and the following Saturday at 8:00 pm.

Henry breaks with the Roman Church to marry Anne, but as Worsley notes, he grows tired of her and falls for Jane Seymour, and Anne’s fate is sealed; she is executed and Henry immediately marries Jane, who dies soon after she gives birth to a son, this episode of Secrets Of The Six Wives, airing at 9:00 pm Sunday and the following Saturday.

The circus brings death to Kembleford when a clown is murdered. Father Brown must determine who the killer is and why a parishioner has agreed to marry the sinister wizard Welkin on Father Brown, this Sunday at 10:00 pm.

Visit Strathcarron, a Scottish hospice center where patients face pain, uncertainty and the possibility of life’s end with song and humor on POV, which airs at 9:00 pm on Monday.

In the tradition of great house documentaries, Ballyfin: A Portrait of An Irish Country House is a new special featuring an eye-popping Irish estate with nearly 200 years of fascinating history. The house has been restored to it’s original, resplendent condition, creating the impression that the family has only recently taken leave. It is now regarded as one of the best hotels in the world. Take a look at the hotel in Ballyfin: Portrait Of An Irish Country House, airing at 10:00 pm Monday night.

Explore the shared Irish ancestry of Soledad O’Brien, Bill O’Reilly and Bill Maher and how they have been deeply influenced by their Irish roots on Finding Your Roots, this Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

Learn how America’s first subway, in Boston, overcame a litany of engineering challenges, the greed-driven interests of businessmen and the great fears of its citizenry to create a rapid transit system soon replicated throughout the country on Race Underground: American Experience at 8:00 pm on Tuesday.

On-the-ground reporting from Iraq reveals what’s happening in areas where ISIS has been pushed out. With rare access, an investigation into powerful militias and growing sectarianism shaping Iraq, on Frontline, this Tuesday at 9:00 pm.

Standing guard over the city of London for nearly 1000 years, this formidable fortress has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armoury and the Royal Mint. In this episode of Secrets Of The Tower Of London, we go behind the Tower’s ancient walls, opening it up to expose its secrets and stories, airing at 10:00 pm on Tuesday.

Spy Creatures explore the rarely seen emotions of animals, revealing whether they are as strong and complex as our own. Join the spycams as they are accepted into a wild dog pack, witness elephant love, and are mourned by a troop of monkeys in the Love category of Spy In The Wild, A Nature Miniseries, airing at 7:00 pm on Wednesday.

Join renowned gadget geek and host David Pogue as he sets out on a quest to discover how batteries work and uncover what the future of batteries means for our gadgets, our lives and even our planet on NOVA, this Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Examine legends about the origins and meaning of the aurora, the colorful glow that often brightens the night sky in Earth’s polar regions. Investigate the myths of Finland’s Saami, Alaska’s Inuit, Canada’s Native Americans and New Zealand’s Maori, in Aurora – Fire In The Sky, which airs at 9:00 pm Wednesday.

Enjoy modern roots rock with Band of Horses and Parker Millsap, playing on Austin City Limits at 10:00 pm on Wednesday and Friday.

Join Overheard with Evan Smith this week to take a deeper look at Henry Louis Gates Jr. who is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor at Harvard University, as well as Director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research. He is also known for the documentary series Black America Since MLK: And Still I Rise. This episode airs Thursday at 7:00 pm.

In Living Springs, watch segments of Of Mills and Picnics; Mr. Habitat; Barking Springs; Studying the Aquifer; Spirit Waters, airing Thursday at 7:30 pm.

In a town that epitomize Texas Bar-B-Q, Chet interviews 3 different pit masters, each with their own spin on Texas que. He visits a museum dedicated to the governor who defeated the KKK in Texas and goes fishing on the best “crappie” lake in the state, on this episode of The Daytripper, Thursday at 8:00 pm.

Chet tours this German community with stops along Main Street for “fickle” pickles and milkshakes at an vintage drive in. He goes underground at a cave without a name, hikes through a nature center along Cibolo Creek, and then joins a shooting club in operation since 1864, in this episode of The Daytripper airing at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ Mostly Mozart Festival, one of the world’s major music festivals. The visionary programming celebrates the genius of Mozart with signature performances and new commissions, in this episode of Live From Lincoln Center, airing at 8:00 pm on Friday.

Grammy-winning legend CeCe Winans sings new songs and classics from her catalog, while breakout sensations St. Paul & the Broken Bones support their acclaimed album Sea of Noise, on Austin City Limits airing at 7:00 pm on Saturday.

Hampton Court is the ultimate Royal pleasure palace — it embodies the indulgent and grandiose kingship built by Cardinal Wolsey and developed by Henry VIII. A true palace of pleasure and now a now thriving tourist location, we scratch beneath the brick and stone to unveil an abundance of art and stories that bring Hampton Court alive on Secrets Of Henry Viii’s Palace airing at 10:00 pm on Saturday.

 

Get a look inside Tiny Homes on Arts In Context Shorts

Miniature house builder, Bruce Miller, discusses the origins of his passion for the scaled-down construction and remodeling of petite homes. He explains his process for mini-sized interior design, and the reasoning behind different room furnishings.

 

Science Night Jan. 25

Follow this week’s Science Night as we discover more about the subdued creatures known as sloths, the digging of treasure beneath the waves of our oceans, and finally, the crisis of Alzheimer’s and the effects of the disease on the human race.

Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. Filmed in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia, this is a story of friendship between a journalist and the sloth she named Velcro and a network of people working to learn more about sloths in order to protect them. This episode of Nature airs Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

A team of 500 engineers and divers struggle to raise the Costa Concordia cruise ship on NOVA, airing Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

This powerful documentary illuminates the impending social and economic crisis for America unless a cure for Alzheimer’s is found. Watch as the national public health threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease is revealed, on Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, Wednesday night at 9:00 pm.

Q Night At The Movies Jan. 21

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

This week’s Q Night At The Movies brings you on a journey through space and time – and the women who were a part of it. Start off with a look back on the making of Star Trek, then work your way through the night with commentary on old classics like Thelma and Louise. Follow through history to discover how women made their marks on classic hollywood films and defined entertainment as it is known today.

In Science Goes To The Movies, Princess Leia, Tupac Shakur and Michael Jackson have all been made into holograms – How was it done? And how close are we to having real Marvel Universe labs like Tony Stark’s? Dr. Vinod Menon explains what exactly a hologram is, how they are created, and what the future might hold for this impressive technology – airs at 7:00 pm.

Callie Khouri reflects upon her experience working with Ridley Scott and writing the classic female-driven-buddy film, Thelma and Louise, followed by a short film by Avram Dodson titled Pistachio Milk, in this week’s On Story, airing at 7:30 pm.

Three fed-up secretaries (Jane Fonda, Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton) kidnap their sexist boss and force him to authorize office improvements in Nine to Five, a member of the All-Star Film Collection, airing at 8:00 pm.

In Women’s List: American Masters, meet 15 women who define contemporary American culture in Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ new “List” film featuring Madeleine Albright, Margaret Cho, Edie Falco, Betsey Johnson, Alicia Keys, Nancy Pelosi, Rosie Perez, Wendy Williams and more, starting at 9:55 pm.

The documentary THE GIRLS IN THE BAND relays the poignant, inspiring, yet often unknown stories of female jazz artists and big band instrumentalists from the late 1930s to the present day. These highly skilled women endured decades of sexism, racism and diminished opportunities to succeed in a field that seldom welcomed them. THE GIRLS IN THE BAND airs at 10:55 pm.

Highlights Jan. 22-28

KLRU Highlights

In Mercy Street, a former slave turned activist arrives in town, causing a rift between Foster and Mary while Emma and Frank’s romance ignites and Samuel plans for a reunion with Aurelia, this Sunday at 7 pm and Thursday at 9 pm.

Facing rioters and suitors, Victoria grows into her royal role. As she ponders marriage, her friendship with Lord Melbourne grows more complex on this episode of the new show, Victoria, this Sunday at 8:00 pm and again Saturday at 8:00 pm.

In The Secrets Of The Six Wives, Worsley examines the happy marriage of Henry VIII to first wife, Katherine of Aragon and despite her skill and devotion as his queen, she fails to give Henry the son he needs and he falls for Anne Boleyn, airing Sunday and the following Saturday at 9:00pm.

After Sir Raleigh’s new bride insists on seeing his Egyptian mummy, her dead body is found in a locked room, on this episode of Father Brown airing on Sunday at 10 pm.

On this Independent Lens, follow the story of the death of Kitty Genovese, who was repeatedly stabbed on a street in Queens, New York, in which the media asserted that 38 neighbors watched but did nothing to help, airing Monday at 9:00 pm.

In this episode of Arts In Context, Considering Matthew Shepard, Grammy Award-winning choral group Conspirare bring depth and emotion to a harrowing story of loss, which airs Monday night at 10:30 pm.

Meet the scientist whose groundbreaking writings revolutionized our relationship to the natural world in Rachel Carson: American Experience, airing at 7 pm on Tuesday.

Through interviews with key players, the film shows how Trump rallied millions of supporters, defeated adversaries, and who he’s bringing into the White House with him, this special episode of Frontline at 8 pm on Tuesday.

Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill reveals the rollicking saga of one of the most powerful but often forgotten figures in U.S. history-John Nance “Cactus Jack” Garner (1868-1967), and opens new chapters in U.S. history-and provides vital clues to the way our nation does business today. Cactus Jack: Lone Star on Capitol Hill airs Tuesday night at 9:00 pm.

Sloths, once largely ignored, have become a hot topic of scientific researchers. Filmed in Panama, Costa Rica and Colombia, this is a story of friendship between a journalist and the sloth she named Velcro and a network of people working to learn more about sloths in order to protect them. This episode of Nature airs Wednesday at 7:00 pm.

A team of 500 engineers and divers struggle to raise the Costa Concordia cruise ship on NOVA, airing Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

This powerful documentary illuminates the impending social and economic crisis for America unless a cure for Alzheimer’s is found. Watch as the national public health threat posed by Alzheimer’s disease is revealed, on Alzheimer’s: Every Minute Counts, Wednesday night at 9:00 pm.

On this episode of Austin City Limits, welcome up-and-coming country singers Margo Price and Hayes Carll to ACL. Price supports her debut album Midwest Farmer’s Daughter, while Carll sings songs from his album Lovers and Leavers, which airs Wednesday at 10:00 pm and Friday at 11:00 pm.

Overheard with Evan Smith, features R.L. Stine, known for his children’s horror fiction novels including Goosebumps, Rotten School, and The Nightmare Room series discusses his new book, Young Scrooge: A Very Scary Christmas Story Thursday at 7:00 pm.

Hosted by British actress Patricia Routledge, the charming documentary BEATRIX POTTER WITH PATRICIA ROUTLEDGE recounts the life story of internationally beloved children’s author Beatrix Potter, this Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Chet visits a town in the piney woods known for designing the famous “Lone Star” flag. He tours a wolf sanctuary, eats meatloaf in the historic district, and then goes “fly boarding” on beautiful Lake Conroe in this episode of The Daytripper, airing 8:00 pm on Thursday.

Country music superstar Brad Paisley returns to his roots in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains for a special outdoor concert at West Virginia University on Brad Paisley – Landmarks Live In Concert: A Great, Friday at 8:00 pm.

Explore the country legend’s hard-fought road to stardom in American Masters: Loretta Lynn, this Friday at 9:00 pm.

Enjoy modern roots rock with Band of Horses and Parker Millsap, playing on Austin City Limits at 7:00 pm Saturday.

Standing guard over the city of London for nearly 1000 years, this formidable fortress has been a royal castle, a prison, a place of execution and torture, an armoury and the Royal Mint. In this episode of Secrets Of The Tower Of London, we go behind the Tower’s ancient walls, opening it up to expose its secrets and stories, airing at 10:00 pm on Saturday.