Highlights 7/20-7/26

KLRU Highlights

Don’t forget to find out what we have in store for you this week on KLRU! Here are the highlights:

Sunday night, we have back-to-back all-new episodes of your favorites. Starting at 7 p.m., the reality drama Last Tango in Halifax shows the elderly newlyweds Celia and Alan holding another wedding ceremony, along with interfamilial disagreements. Then, the hit series Masterpiece Mystery! debuts the new episode Endeavour, Season 2: Neverland at 8 p.m. Watch as Morse investigates the cases of a missing boy, a dead journalist and an absconder from an open prison.

Next, watch more mystery solving on KLRU with an episode of Father Brown Sunday night at 9:30 on KLRU.

Monday night, catch back-to-back episodes of Antiques Roadshow on KLRU! First, a revisit to Salt Lake City checks out the antiques discovered on the show in 1999, plus many more, including Napoleonic prisoner-of-war pieces. Then, the show hits the road to Milwaukee to find more valuable treasures. Watch the Roadshow starting at 7 p.m. Monday!

Monday night then features a POV original documentary, Dance For Me at 9. A story about Denmark’s professional ballroom dancing culture, 15-year-old Russian performer Egor leaves home and family to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark’s most promising young dancers.

In case you missed it, the new SXSW Flashback of 2014 airs Monday night at 10:30. Stars of the special include Nicolas Cage, Rosario Dawson, Mike Judge and more, only on KLRU!

80 years after his peak, people are still fascinated with the celebrity gangster Al Capone. The program Al Capone: Icon takes a closer look at the figure and his effect on American culture Tuesday night at 7 on KLRU.

Another mobster special premieres with the series History Detectives Special Investigations attempting to find out Who Killed Jimmy Hoffa? at 8 p.m. Tuesday. Hoffa, a hero to many working Americans, played a major role in the growth and development of the trucking union – then disappeared for good in July of 1975. Many mob conspiracies were investigated, but the former Teamsters president was never found. Check out the hunt through history on KLRU!

Then, an all-new Frontline, Poor Kids, airs at 9 on Tuesday night. At a time when one in five American kids lives below the poverty line, the story of three young girls is an intimate portrait of the economic crisis as it’s rarely seen, through the eyes of children.

The film Room to Breathe shows more intimate portrayals of underprivileged American children. The surprising story of the transformation of struggling kids in a San Francisco public middle school airs at 10 p.m. on Tuesday.

Wednesday night, KLRU features its weekly science night! First, My Wild Affair tells the story of The Ape Who Went to College at 7 p.m. Taught to speak in sign language, Chantek is now living among his own kind at Zoo Atlanta, although he describes himself as an “orangutan person.”

Next at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, NOVA‘s episode Australia: Life Explodes uses fossils to reveal how life’s explosion in the ocean was recreated on dry land.

There’s even more monkey business on KLRU science night on Sex in the Wild: Orangutans. Our close cousins are the largest tree dwellers, mating high in the jungle canopy. Learn about the art of reproduction in the wild at 9 p.m. Wednesday on KLRU.

Relax after these fascinating shows with Sarah Jarosz’s and The Milk Carton Kids’ Austin City Limits performances. Both acoustic talents, multi-instrumentalist Jarosz highlights her album Build Me Up From Bones; then, the Milk Carton Kids play folk songs from their LP The Ash & Clay.

The filmmaker Richard Linklater is a special guest on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday night at 7. His newest film, Boyhood, was filmed over 12 years with the same cast and is already generating Oscar buzz. Check out the exclusive interview only on KLRU!

Another of our local programs, Arts In Context: transFIGURATION explores the very nature of authorship of art and the resultant cultural response. See how artists destroy their own portrait and recover or remake it Thursday night at 7:30.

Sarah Brightman’s new album Dreamchaser is inspired by the beauty and wonder of outer space, and her lifelong dream to travel there. She is due to become the first musician to travel to the International Space Station. The special premiere of Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser in Concert follows the beginning of her journey with her performance outside of London, airing Thursday night at 8 p.m. on KLRU.

The new episode of the series Bletchley Circle airs at 9 p.m. Thursday! On Uncustomed Goods, Part 2, Millie’s abduction into a crime ring leaves her determined to help the victims of human trafficking she met.

Finally, wrap up your Thursday night with the episode The Hungry Earth of Doctor Who Series 5 at 10 p.m. on KLRU.

PBS’ acclaimed political discussion programs, Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and Moyers & Company, air at 7 and 7:30 respectively on Friday evening. Get caught up with the latest news from these broadcast journalism veterans and experts as they interview key figures and discuss controversial topics.

Watch as an all-star cast pays tribute to Tina Fey, the contemporary comedic icon. Tina Fey: The Mark Twain Prize dedicates a feature to the winner of the 13th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. Don’t miss the hilarious special at 8 p.m. Friday on KLRU.

Saturday, Central Texas Gardener brings bromeliads to the garden to keep it drought-resistant. Also, a family picks intrigue over lawn on this week’s episode Structure Up With Bromeliads, airing at noon and 4 p.m. on KLRU.

Phoenix takes the stage on Austin City Limits Saturday night at 7. Watch as the French band performs their greatest hits on our ACL Live stage!

The rest of KLRU’s Saturday night is filled with PBS’ hit mystery dramas. An episode of Father Brown airs at 8 p.m., followed by an episode of Masterpiece Mystery! at 8:50.

Don’t miss what’s new this week on KLRU!

Highlights May 4 – May 10

KLRU Highlights

Pennsylvania Ballet At 50 Sunday at 2 pm showcases one of Philadelphia’s cultural treasures, Pennsylvania Ballet, and honors the company’s golden anniversary.

Shelagh decides to talk to Dr. Turner about adopting a baby as Patsy struggles to adapt to the unpredictable and chaotic working life that midwifery brings, in Call The Midwife, Sunday at 7 pm.

Members of the staff are dying at the front while LeClair and Harry’s troubles deepen in Masterpiece‘s Mr. Selfridge, Season 2 – Part 6, Sunday at 8 pm.

When an ex-serviceman drops dead in the street, Father Brown investigates the facility where he was a patient. Could something sinister lie beneath the surface at Danvers Retreat? Find out in The Maddest Of All, Sunday at 10 pm.

Mrs. Tishell returns to the village as Doc Martin has to work out what is wrong with beachcomber Lorna, in The Practice Around The Corner, Sunday at 11 pm.

Antiques Roadshow is in Anaheim, California and heads to Joseff Jewelry to discuss Hollywood costume jewelry, Monday at 7 pm.

Antiques Roadshow heads to Minneapolis to The Wabasha Street Caves provide the perfect noir background to discuss the history and collecting of flashlights, Monday at 8 pm.

Independent Lens  tells the shocking story of Jayson Blair, a promising young African-American reporter for The New York Times caught plagiarizing the work of other reporters, on  A Fragile Trust: Plagiarism, Power, And Jayson Blair Monday at 9 pm.

Light Of The Valley: The 15th Renovation Of Swayambhu presents the inspiring story about one of the most important monuments in the Buddhist world, Monday at 10:30 pm.

Pioneers Of Television‘s Acting Funny peeks behind the curtain to reveal the backstage techniques of America’s favorite comedic actors, Tuesday at 7 pm.

Secrets Of The Dead examines a world wonder so elusive, most people have decided it must be mythical in The Lost Gardens Of Babylon, Tuesday at 8.

Has the age of antibiotics come to an end? Find the answer as Frontline investigates in Hunting the Nightmare Bacteria, Tuesday at 9.

Japanese American Lives brings to life the inspiring story of a remarkable woman and judo master, Tuesday at 10 pm.

Nature takes the dive of a lifetime, to a tiny outpost 300 miles off the coast of Central American – Shark Mountain, Wednesday at 7 pm.

NOVA  teams up with leading shark experts in Australia and the United States to discover the science behind the great white’s hunting instincts in Why Sharks Attack, Wednesday at 8 pm.

Nazi Mega Weapons explores the most technologically advanced plane of World War II in Jet Fighter Me262, Wednesday at 9 pm.

Saturday Night Live Cast Member Noel Wells visits Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Discover how Shakey Graves turned his one-man band into a do-it-yourself success story as Arts In Context presents Not Alone, Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Asia Society Texas Center: Building Bridges of Understanding explores how  famed Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi’s landmark building came to fruition in Houston’s Museum District, Thursday at 8 pm.

The Daytripper visits Abilene, Texas and explores the history of the wild Texas frontier Thursday at 8 pm.

Russia’s Open Book: Writing In The Age Of Putin tells  the story of America and Europe’s love of Russian literature and introduces audiences to a new generation of Russian writers, Thursday at 9 pm.

Silk Road Ensemble With Yo-yo Ma: Live From Tanglewood takes the viewer on a behind-the-scenes journey with cellist Yo-Yo Ma, intercut with performances from his latest tour, Friday at 8 pm.

Austin City Limits presents the best in Latin music with Juanes and Jesse & Joy, Friday 9 pm.

A local flower farmer makes fresh cuts all year long in Central Texas Gardener‘s Summertime Flower Power, Saturday at noon.

Brittany transforms into a Spanish Gypsy as she has a foot-stomping good time learning Flamenco in Rhythm Abroad‘s Spain, Saturday at 5 pm.

White Stripes leader Jack White performs in support of his solo LP Blunderbuss on Austin City Limits, Saturday at 7 pm.

Makarios: A Rising Tide

KLRU Highlights

Documentary_MakariosKLRU presents a new documentary by an Austin filmmaker focusing on an Austin humanitarian effort. Makarios: A Rising Tide is a documentary that examines a pre-school tucked away in a remote village in the Dominican Republic and its efforts to end the cycle of extreme poverty through education. The school’s founder, Sharla Megilligan and Dr. Pam Schiller describe their efforts to develop young children for lifelong learning and for problem solving. Makarios: A Rising Tide is a story of gritty humanitarianism that grips the heart. Premiering April 24 at 9:30 pm, and again on April 28 at 10:30 pm.

Winner of the Chairman’s Special Award for Social Consciousness in Filmmaking at the Macau China International Digital Cinema Festival, Makarios: A Rising Tide allows viewers an inside look at this remarkable school and the ways in which it’s fostering harmony and raising the next generation out of the grips of hunger and disease. It also explores a coffee shop called Dominican Joe in Austin, Texas that helps fund the effort and allows a city to show its support.

The documentary provides candid insight from the school’s founder, Sharla Megilligan about the triumphs and trials associated with the school and Child Development Specialist, Dr. Pam Schiller describes in detail how education literally wires a developing brain for lifelong learning and problem solving. The teachers who have given up the luxury of life in the USA to live among bitterly impoverished villagers are truly inspirational and viewers will be hard pressed not to fall in love with the students. Makarios: A Rising Tide is a story of gritty humanitarianism that grips the heart.

 

50th Anniversary of March on Washington

KLRU and PBS have a special night of programs on August 27th celebrating the 50th anniversary of the historic 1963 March on Washington, a watershed moment in the Civil Rights Movement that helped usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion. In addition to the evening of programs,  PBS Black Culture Connection will debut The March @50, a provocative five-part web series exploring whether America has delivered on the promises of the March. Watch The March @50 now

In Performance at the White House at 7 pm
Hosted by President and Mrs. Obama in the East Room of the White House, featuring popular musicians performing contemporary arrangements of music that galvanized the U.S. civil rights movement of the late 1950s and 1960s.

The March at 8 pm
Unprecedented in size, the August 28, 1963 massive demonstration for racial and economic equality issued a clarion call for racial justice that would help usher in sweeping civil rights legislation and a sea change in public opinion. The event, which will forever be remembered for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s stirring “I Have a Dream” speech, endures today as a symbol of unity and monumental impact.

Independent Lens “The Powerbroker” at 9 pm
Whitney M. Young Jr. was one of the most celebrated — and controversial — leaders of the civil rights era. This documentary follows his journey from segregated Kentucky to head of the National Urban League. Unique among black leaders, he took the fight directly to the powerful white elite, gaining allies in business and government, including three presidents.

American Masters “James Baldwin” at 10 pm
Using archival material that reflects author James Baldwin worldwide influence and appeal, the film includes interviews with family members, friends and notable colleagues, including Maya Angelou, Toni Morrison, William Styron, Amiri Baraka, Richard Avedon, and Bobby Short, among others.

 

Highlights August 11 to 17

KLRU Highlights

Downton Abbey Revisited at 5 pm and 8 pm Sunday savor great moments from the series, along with cast interviews, rare behind-the-scenes footage and a sneak peek at what’s in store for the Crawleys as they enter the Roaring Twenties.

Masterpiece Mystery goes Inside Foyle’s War at 6:30 pm Sunday featuring Interviews with the stars of the Foyle’s War series and the people behind-the-camera.

Mary Wilson (The Supremes) hosts a tribute to the girl groups and female singers of the 1960s on 60s Girl Grooves 9:30 pm Sunday.

A 4-year-old, a teenager and an adult, all on the autism spectrum and at pivotal moments in their lives, work with their perceptual and behavioral differences in a “neurotypical” world on POV at 9 pm Monday.

The Campaign at 10 pm Monday follows ordinary people as they are caught in the political firestorm of California’s Proposition 8.

After Newtown: Guns in America at 7 pm Tuesday traces the evolution of guns in America, their frequent link to violence and the clash of cultures that reflect competing visions of our national identity.

Fixing Juvie Justice at 8 pm Tuesday follows a group of innovators in Baltimore on a quest to fix the city’s broken  juvenile incarceration system.

Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday examines one ambitious high school football team working its way towards national renown.

James Franco reveals his unique experience working on 127 Hours on On Story at 10 pm. Larry Wilmore, the Senior Black Correspondent on The Daily Show and creator of The Bernie Mac Show reflects upon different forms of comedy on On Story at 10:30 pm.

In years of heavy rain, the inhospitable Australian outback transforms into a surprising oasis for Australia’s pelicans on Nature “Outback Pelicans” at 7 pm Wednesday.

Learn all about Cuttlefish on Nova at 8 pm Wednesday. These shape-shifting creatures can hypnotize their prey, impersonate the opposite sex and even kill with lightening fast speed.

Scientists are uncovering the new and surprising truths about what exercise is really doing to our bodies. Get the inside details on The Truth About Exercise with Michael Mosley at 9 pm Wednesday.

Great voices and songs combine with Rosanne Cash and Brandi Carlile on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 11 pm Friday.

Diane Ravitch, author, respected academic researcher and former assistant Secretary of Education, talks about the U.S. education system on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Every year, some of Austin’s influential artists, architects and entrepreneurs travel south to Presidio County to honor the late artist, writer, cowboy sage and visionary, A Kelly Pruitt. Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday takes viewers inside the celebration.

Chet heads to “cowtown” to visit the historic Fort Worth Stockyards, take a horseback ride, visit their art museums, and attend the Stockyards Rodeo on The Daytripper at 8 pm Thursday. At 8:30, follow Chet as he travels to Denton, TX to race the Texas Motor Speedway and more.

Great Performances “Tanglewood 75th Anniversary Celebration” at 9 pm Friday features performances by pianists Emanuel Ax and Peter Serkin, cellist Yo-Yo Ma, violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter and vocalist James Taylor.

Rock and funk collide with Alejandro Escovedo and Trombone Shorty on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

Ariadne Oliver (Zoe Wanamaker, Harry Potter) returns to join forces with Poirot to investigate a drowning at a Halloween Party on Masterpiece Mystery at 8 pm Saturday.

 

 

 

Highlights: April 7 to April 13

KLRU Highlights

On Call the Midwife Episode #202 at 7 pm Sunday, the Nonnatus community is rocked when the Kelly family’s newborn son dies in unexplained circumstances. Cynthia, who had attended the birth, comes under intense scrutiny from the police and the pregnant women of Poplar.

Masterpiece presents Mr. Selfridge, part 2 at 8 pm Sunday. This mini-series is a dramatization of the real-life story of Harry Gordon Selfridge, the flamboyant and visionary American founder of the famous London department store that revolutionized the modern shopping experience. Harry skirts scandal by putting cosmetics at the front of the store. Meanwhile, his private life gets complicated as Ellen Love, Lady Mae and his wife, Rose, make waves.

Defiant Requiem: Voices of Resistance at 9 pm Sunday is a documentary about the concentration camp “Terezin” in the Czech Republic, where a large number of Jewish artists, musicians, poets and writers were incarcerated under the Nazis. In the face of horrific living conditions, starvation, and the threat of deportation to Auschwitz, the inmates of Terezin stood up to their Nazi oppressors and did the unthinkable: they fought back with art and music.

Antiques Roadshow at 7 pm Monday visits Cincinnati and discusses with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service how today’s endangered rhinos are affected by the antiques trade.

Market Warriors at 8 pm Monday go Antiquing In Chicago, Il and head to the Randolph Street Market in Chicago, Illinois, where the target assignment is to find something from the 1970s.

Independent Lens at 9 pm on Monday presents The House I Live In. For over 40 years, the War on Drugs has accounted for 45 million arrests, made America the world’s largest jailer, and damaged poor communities at home and abroad. Yet for all that, drugs are cheaper, purer and more available today than ever before. Filmed in more than 20 states, THE HOUSE I LIVE IN captures heart-wrenching stories at all levels of America’s drug war — from the dealer to the grieving mother; the narcotics officer to the senator; and the inmate to the federal judge.

American Masters presents Carol Burnett: A Woman Of Character at 7 pm Tuesday. America in the 1960s and 70s was in turmoil. The civil rights struggle, the war in Vietnam and the sexual revolution defined a nation in conflict. But at 10 o’clock every Saturday night, in dorms and dens, in living rooms and bedrooms across the country, Americans watched “The Carol Burnett Show.” For 11 years, the wacky performer yelled like Tarzan and won — and sometimes broke — our hearts with her edgy, always sympathetic, characters. She could fall down a flight of stairs or hold her own in a duet with Julie Andrews. Yet, as with so many brilliant comedians, hers was a difficult childhood. A glimpse of something deeper and darker began to emerge in the dramatic career that followed her TV variety show.

Erma Bombeck: Legacy of Laughter at 8:30 Tuesday examines examines the extraordinary life and career of beloved American humorist Erma Bombeck (1927-1996), whose honest tales of domestic life gave voice to millions of homemakers. Archival photographs, video clips and personal memorabilia trace Bombeck’s life, from her childhood during the Great Depression to her work as a women’s rights activist.The program is interspersed with uplifting and humorous interviews with Erma’s family, friends and colleagues, including a touching on-camera introduction and narration by her neighbor and friend, former talk-show host Phil Donahue.

Frontline presents Syria Behind The Lines at 9 pm Tuesday. In this documentary, award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert lives on both sides of Syria’s sectarian frontline, witnessing the devastating effect of a religious feud that, regardless of the outcome of the war, is shaping Syria’s future. For generations, the many religions that live in Syria’s Orontes River Valley have lived together peacefully. But as the conflict spirals into a contagious and sectarian blood feud, friends and neighbors of different faiths are taking up arms against each other, as Syrian society begins to collapse. And as each side seeks more and more revenge, shells, mortars, and air attacks only escalate the hatred and violence on both sides.

On Story presents The Silence of the Lambs at 10 pm Tuedsday. Academy Award-winning screenwriter Ted Tally gives a provocative look at the adaptation and production of the Oscar-winning film THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS. Tally covers it all: working with director Jonathan Demme, anticipating Jodie Foster’s Oscar win, the delicious changed ending for the world’s most famous cannibal, Hannibal Lecter, and more.

Arts In Context presents Metal And Rust at 10:30 pm Tuesday. One man’s trash can be an artist’s treasure, and the works featured are made up of found materials either discarded or assigned for only certain purposes.

Nature presents Clash: Encounters Of Bears And Wolves at 7 pm Wednesday. What happens when two great predators come face to face in Yellowstone? The grizzly and the wolf — they couldn’t be more different.  Their strategies have taken them to the very top of Yellowstone, and it’s no simple matter when they meet. In every encounter, the opposition must be measured, strengths must be tested, and risks must be carefully weighed. Each time, one of them will have a tactical advantage — but which one, and when? What emerges as each remarkable scene unfolds, is the keen awareness that runs through all of Yellowstone. Elk and eagle, coyote and raven, otter and owl, every creature must assess, decide, and act — to fight or to flee? It’s all in knowing your own strengths and limitations in the heat of the moment in Yellowstone.

NOVA presents Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Awakening at 8 pm Wednesday. Of all the continents on Earth, none preserves a more spectacular story of its origins than Australia. NOVA’s mini-series takes viewers on a rollicking adventure from the birth of the Earth to the emergence of the world we know today. With help from high-energy host and scientist Richard Smith, we meet titanic dinosaurs and giant kangaroos, sea monsters and prehistoric crustaceans, disappearing mountains and deadly asteroids. This is the untold story of the Land Down Under, the one island continent that has got it all.

Truth About Exercise With Michael Mosley at 9 pm Wednesday Michael uses himself as a human guinea pig to discover the truth about exercise.

Arts In Context presents All My Friends Are Vampires at 7:30 pm Thursday, an all-access pass to Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the U.S., gives a glimpse at horror, fantasy, sci-fi, action and just plain fantastic movies from around the world. The festival is held each year in Austin, TX at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema on South Lamar.

The Mind of a Chef presents Chef at 8 pm Thursday. David Chang prepares eggs with his chef pals -Wylie Dufresne, Daniel Patterson and Rene Redzepi – and makes his Ko egg.

Live from Lincoln Center presents Josh Groban: All That Echoes at 9 pm Friday. Josh Groban performs hits from his 12-year career, highlighted by exclusive selections from his new album, “All That Echoes.”

Michael Feinstein’s American Songbook presents On The Air at 10 pm Friday. Decades ago, the Golden Age of Radio fulfilled the idol-making role in the U.S. Feinstein traces the phenomenon with archival clips of Bing Crosby, Cab Calloway, Kate Smith and others. He conducts one of the last interviews with TV and stage star Rose Marie (“Sally Rodgers” on “The Dick Van Dyke Show”) and learns about her career as a child radio star. On his own radio program, Feinstein showcases virtuoso classical superstars, including violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk. Finally, he discovers a lost radio program that featured Rosemary Clooney, and through digital magic performs a “new” duet with her.

Central Texas Gardener presents Tropical Edibles at 12 pm and 4 pm Saturday. Find out how to grow tropicals like avocados and allspice. On tour, a San Antonio gardener adds art to beds of flowers, food, and succulents.

Victory Garden presents Cool: Create A Garden That’s Cool at 4:30 pm Saturday. Explore a private garden in Beverly Hills with host Jamie Durie and see some fantastic pool-side landscaping. Grow a garden that incorporates cool colors into perennial borders. Pick the best plants for winter interest with gardening correspondent Paul Epsom’s favorites. Refresh your day with an appetizing recipe for a cool soup demonstrated by chef Michel Nischan.

Austin City Limits  features John Legend & The Roots at 7 pm Saturday. The innovative hip-hop collective backs the Grammy-winning soul singer on a set of 70s soul covers and originals.

Greatest Raid Of World War II at 9 pm Saturday. In this documentary, former member of the Special Boat Service turned politician Lord Ashdown uses his experience to shed light on the challenges faced by the ‘Cockleshell Heroes’, recreating their incredible journey up the Gironde estuary. He also looks at the how the battle inside Whitehall raged almost as hard as the war against Nazi Germany.

Call The Midwife Season 2 begins 3/31

Call The Midwife
season 2
airs Sundays, March 31 through May 19,  at 7 pm on KLRU

This moving, intimate, funny and true-to-life series, based on the best-selling memoirs of the late Jennifer Worth, tells colorful stories of midwifery and families in London’s East End in the 1950s. Jenny Lee, a young woman raised in the wealthy English countryside, has chosen to become a nurse and now, as a newly qualified midwife, has gone to work in the poorest area of the city. Attached to an order of nursing nuns at Nonnatus House, Jenny is part of a team of women who minister to expectant mothers, many of whom give birth at home in appalling conditions. The drama follows Jenny as she meets her patients and learns to love the people who live in the East End.

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Highlights: March 24 to March 30

KLRU Highlights

Arts In Context  at 1:30 pm Sunday follows 23 campers at Austin Lyric Opera’s Opera Odyssey summer camp as they go through the creative process of writing, producing and performing their original production, Quarantine.

Great Performances At The Met presents The Tempest at 2:30 Sunday. Composer Thomas Ades conducts the Metropolitan Opera with baritone Simon Keenlyside starring as Prospero.

Sean Bean returns as British soldier-hero Richard Sharpe on Masterpiece at 8 pm Sunday. Sharpe inadvertently stumble across a massive opium trafficking ring in Sharpe’s Peril.

Kristin Chenoweth performs her most celebrated work in every genre with her “American Songbook” concert for Live from Lincoln Center at 7 pm and 10 pm Sunday.

Antiques Roadshow at 7 pm Monday visits the Waccamaw River with host Mark L. Walberg and militaria appraiser Christopher Mitchell as they discuss an important 19th-century blockade rifle.

180 Days: A Year Inside An American High School takes viewers on a uniquely intimate journey through a year in the lives of students, teachers and school leaders in one Washington, DC public high school. Part 1 at 8 pm Monday focuses on five students whose stories whose stories illustrate the situation. Part 2 at 8 pm Tuesday  shows how students are both deeply impacted by and yet profoundly separate from the “Race to the Top.”

POV features Girl Model at 10 pm Monday, a film that strips away the facade of the modeling industry by following two people whose lives intersect because of it.

Tavis Smiley Reports presents Education Under Arrest at 7 pm Tuesday, in which the program looks at the efforts by those on the frontlines of juvenile justice reform and what programs are successful in breaking the school-to-prison pipeline

On Arts In Context at 10:30 pm Tuesday, meet a group of artists who define light in different and unique ways in Light.

Nature presents River of No Return at 7 pm on Wednesday, where young couple Isaac and Bjornen Babcock chose to spend their year-long honeymoon at Central Idaho’s Frank Church – River of No Return Wilderness, the largest contiguous wilderness area in the lower 48 States.

NOVA presents Hunting the Elements at 8 pm Wednesday, a two-hour special from the producers of “Making Stuff.”

Into Deepest Space at 9 pm Wednesday traces the engineering, construction, and scientific discoveries of the most powerful observatory on Earth.

On Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday, David Carr, New York Times Columnist and main character in the 2011 documentary “Page One” about the Times, stops by.

Arts In Context presents Schubertiad at 7:30 Thursday where the Austin, Texas based international performing professional classical quartet, The Miro Quartet, performs an all-Schubert program.

On The Mind of a Chef at 8 pm Thursday, David Chang’s protege Christina Tosi makes corn cookies three ways and her three-layered Arnold Palmer cake. Chef Burns also makes ice cream and Chang goes strawberry picking on Sweet Spot.

Chet heads to the “cowboy capital of the world”, visits Dublin Bottling Works on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

American Masters presents the film Philip Roth: Unmasked at 9 pm Friday which will bear out Roth’s promise to the director: “we’ll speak of everything: women, rabbis, politicians, psycho-analysis, literary critics and me.”

How do we handle drought without actually making things worse? New Mexico landscape architect David Cristiani explores the sensitive, ecological response on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday.

Austin City Limits features Georgian jam band Widespread Panic at 7 pm Saturday as they celebrate their 25th anniversary with songs from across their career.

Highlights 9/9 to 9/15

Broadway or Bust at 7 pm Sunday tracks the real-life stories of America’s top high school musical performers, vying in the ultimate competition to find the nation’s best young rising stars.

With Wallander’s work now getting too close to home, he follows the leads of two investigations that become increasingly entangled on Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 pm Sunday.

The stakes could not be higher as visionary director Robert Lepage, some of the world’s greatest operatic artists, and the Metropolitan Opera tackle Wagner’s Ring Cycle on Great Performances at the Met on Monday at 8 pm. This documentary is followed by the complete Ring Cycle performance on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 8 pm.

Nova “Engineering Ground Zero” at 7 pm Tuesday captures the behind-the-scenes struggle of architects and engineers with the pressures of a tight schedule, the demands of practical office space and efficient, “green” architecture and the public’s expectations of a fitting site for national remembrance.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the publication of “Born Free” — a book and then a film that forever changed the way we think about wildlife, Nature at 7 pm Wednesday returns to tell the story of the lions profiled. What has happened to lions since this story? And what has happened to the people featured in the film?

Trouble Puppet Theater takes Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday on a journey into the art of puppetry as the company produces one of their unique plays led by creative director and master puppeteer Connor Hopkins.

See how to grow olive trees for silvery leaves and maybe a few olives on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, visit a lawn-reduction makeover with drought tough plants.

Modern rock band Wilco returns to Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday with tunes from its LP The Whole Love.

Highlights: July 1-7

On Queen and Country at 7 pm Sunday presenter Trevor McDonald as he reports on the tradition of Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace and visits Horseguards to meet the man who is in charge of the troops who guard the queen.

Before Inspector Lewis, there was Inspector Morse, and before Inspector Morse, there was the rookie Constable Morse, fed up with police work and ready to nip his career in the bud by handing in his resignation. That is, until a murder turned up that only he could solve on Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 pm Sunday.

Mysterious Lost State of Franklin at 9:30 pm Sunday looks at the end of the American Revolution as frontier settlers beyond the Appalachian mountains broke away from North Carolina to form their own government.

Monarchy: The Royal Family at Work at 9 pm on Monday tells the story of four party guests as they savor each moment of a Garden Party at Buckingham Palace

Manifest Destiny at 10 pm on Monday focuses on the Spanish-American War of 1898 when the United States under President William McKinley and Vice President Theodore Roosevelt.

On Michael Wood’s Story of England at 7 pm Tuesday historians recover the lost history of the first thousand years of Kibworth, featuring a Roman villa, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings, and evidence of life after the Norman Conquest. Michael Wood’s Story of England at 8 pm Tuesday charts events in the village leading to the people’s involvement in the Civil War of Simon de Montfort and follow the story of Kibworth as it reaches the catastrophic 14th century.

In an encore presentation from the acclaimed series “Money, Power and Wall Street,” Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday explores how an “epidemic of greed” spread from financial institutions in the United States to Europe and back.’

On Story at 10 pm Tuesday features Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters.

A Capitol Fourth at 7 pm and 8:30 pm on Wednesday features live musical performances by some of the country’s best known and award-winning musicians in performance with the National Symphony Orchestra.

Songwriting legend Randy Newman takes the ACL stage with a selection of his greatest tunes on Austin City Limits at 9 pm Wednesday and 10:30 pm Friday.

Evan Smith talks with writer, professor, political activist, Nobel Laureate, and Holocaust survivor Eliezer “Elie” Wiesel on Overheard with Evan Smith on Thursday at 7 pm.

Trouble Puppet Theater takes Arts In Context on Thursday at 7:30 pm on a journey into the art of puppetry as the company produces one of their unique plays led by creative director and master puppeteer Connor Hopkins

At 8 pm on Thursday documentary Operation Appreciation features the volunteers as they collect cookies, brownies and doughnuts from local stores, and baked goods made by people in the community to distribute at the Army base.

Follow The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday as he heads to South Padre Island to build sandcastles, snorkel the bay, and bungee jump.

Filmmaker Ian Cheney embarks on a journey to America’s brightest and darkest corners on POV at 9 pm Thursday.

At 7 pm Friday Gwen Ifill hosts PBS’ longest-running public affairs series, Washington Week , features Washington’s top journalists analyzing the week’s top news stories and their effect on the lives of all Americans.

Need to Know on Friday at 7:30 pm features an integrated broadcast and online current affairs project, uniting broadcast and web in an innovative approach to newsgathering and reporting.

Join host Bill Moyers and a range of guests for in-depth conversations about life and the state of American democracy on Moyers and Company at 8 pm Friday.

Islamic Art: Mirror of the Invisible World celebrates the artistic legacy of the Muslim world at 9 pm on Friday.

Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday presents songwriting genius Elvis Costello returns to ACL to showcase songs from his latest, Americana-influenced record Secret, Profane and Sugarcane. Austin’s rootsy songwriting collective the Band of Heathens follows.

Sir Charles Cartwright hosts a cocktail party at his home where a local Reverend chokes to death. Murder seems impossible, but when a second guest dies under similar circumstances, the Belgian sleuth investigates further on Masterpiece Mystery! at 8 pm Saturday.

On Doc Martin at 9 pm on Saturday Dr. Ellingham asks Louisa to move into his house so he can help to raise their child.