Highlights 7/27 – 8/2

KLRU Highlights

Check out what’s new this week on KLRU!

Sunday night, an all-new episode of the irresistible British comedy-drama Last Tango in Halifax airs at 7. This week, shocking news about Kate is revealed, and Celia reluctantly introduces Alan to her sister.

The classic series of Masterpiece Mystery!, Poirot Season 12, airs at 8 p.m. Sunday. This hour-and-a-half special features Hercule Poirot thrown into global espionage as World War II approaches, based on the novel by Agatha Christie.

Mysteries continue Sunday night with an episode of Father Brown at 9:30, followed by the drama Doc Martin at 10:20 p.m.

On Monday, travel the U.S. with Antiques Roadshow back-to-back at 7 and 8 p.m. First, the antique experts head to Des Moines, Iowa to find a 1934 Rambling MIckey Mouse toy in its original box, along with a Samuel McIntire medallion worth between $200,000 and $300,000. Then, the roadshow hits Louisville, featuring James Dean’s high school yearbook.

At 9 on Monday night, a special POV documentary, Fallen City, airs on KLRU. A small city devastated by an earthquake is impressively rebuilt in two years, but the survivors continue to suffer their losses.

Musician Sarah Brightman has always dreamed of traveling to space, which inspired her album Dreamchaser. Recently announced, her dream will tentatively come true. Watch the enchanting taping of her performance, Sarah Brightman: Dreamchaser In Concert, Monday night at 10.

The first episode of the Ken Burns saga Mark Twain airs on Tuesday at 7 p.m. The film takes us through Sam Clemens’ early days on the Mississippi River, until eventually transforming into the revolutionary Mark Twain, writing Adventures of Huckleberry Finn.

Next, Frontline breaks down the complicated conflict of the war in the Middle East on the special Losing Iraq, airing at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Frontline gathers exclusive interviews, showing how Iraq itself is coming undone, how we got here, what went wrong and what happens next.

Then at 10:30 Tuesday night, conflict closer to home is examined on the POV documentary, Getting Back to Abnormal. A political conflict in the charming, cultural city of New Orleans is excavated, as a city council candidate threatens the influence and power of black citizens.

Don’t miss KLRU’s Science Night on Wednesday! Starting at 7 p.m., My Wild Affair tells the story of The Rhino Who Joined the Family. An orphaned black rhinoceros is temporarily taken in by a veterinarian, causing his four children to create a strong bond. Years later, the children seek to find out the fate of their childhood friend.

Then at 8 Wednesday night, NOVA investigates what roamed the enchanting continent of prehistoric Australia. Australia’s First 4 Billion Years: Monsters recreates the massive, dangerous reptiles that dominated the land.

More adventures into the wild Wednesday night at 9 – Sex In The Wild‘s episode Kangaroos reveals the fascinating nature of the marsupial’s mating.

End the night of learning with some live music on Austin City Limits with the French band Phoenix at 10 p.m. Wednesday.

Tune in to some local shows Thursday night on KLRU! First at 7, Overheard with Evan Smith interviews Mark Kelly, a former astronaut, U.S. Naval officer and one of the most influential gun violence prevention advocates in the nation.

Next at 7:30 p.m., Arts In Context zooms in on a one-of-a-kind group, The Octopus Project. Expressing their art through multimedia such as music, film and technology, producing lively party music and shows has gained their popularity since 2002.

Another episode of KLRU’s Arts In Context, Mother Falcon, airs at 8 p.m. Thursday. Tise indie rock band started as three cellists and are accelerating into stardom.

Watch as The Daytripper heads to H-Town at 8:30 Thursday night! Starting in Chinatown, Chet heads to the Museum District and ends up in the Montrose area.

At 9 Thursday night, the special and exclusive story Codebreakers: Bletchley Park’s Lost Heroes gives credit to the geniuses Tommy Flowers and Bill Tutte that intercepted Hitler’s hotline leading to D-day, and beginning the age of computers.

Get caught up with current events and news with political discussion and interview experts on Washington Week with Gwen Ifill Friday night at 7, followed by Moyers & Company at 7:30 p.m. on KLRU.

At 8 on Friday night, a special Great Performances episode airs on KLRU with Dudamel Conducts the Verdi Requiem at the Hollywood Bowl. In honor of the 2013 Giuseppe Verdi bicentennial, Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform a concert of Verdi’s towering Requiem Mass at the Hollywood Bowl.

This Saturday, head out to the garden with Central Texas Gardener. The episode What’s Bugging You? visits a Texas A&M entomologist, a landscape architect that attracts wildlife to her garden, and an organic farmer that conserves water with vegetables. Watch at noon or 4 p.m. on KLRU!

On Saturday night at 7, Austin City Limits showcases the best alternative rock with Jim James and the Black Angels. My Morning Jacket leader James plays tunes from his debut solo album, while the Angels highlight cuts from their latest LP Indigo Meadow.

On the rest of your Saturday night, dig into some mysteries with Father Brown at 8 p.m. and Masterpiece Mystery!: Poirot Season 12, The Big Four at 8:50.

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!

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 7/6 to 7/12

KLRU Highlights

Last Tango in Halifax season 2 continues Sunday at 7 pm as Alan and Celia’s first day as husband and wife is filled with tension.

Masterpiece Mystery Endeavour season 2 continues Sunday at 8 pm as an elderly man is murdered with a ceremonial dagger and Morse’s investigation leads him to an isolated and dreary school for girls.

Antiques Roadshow Monday at 7 pm looks back at some of the items appraised in Toronto, Canada, in 1999 and how their values have fared in today’s market.

POV Monday at 9 pm focuses on the Paralympics, the international sporting event for athletes with physical and intellectual disabilities, as covered by Niko von Glasow, the world’s best-known disabled filmmaker.

Cheryl Haworth is a young woman with a big dream: to be the strongest woman in the world. Learn more about her on Independent Lens Strong Monday at 10 pm.

Laser-scanning experts go to St Paul’s Cathedral to get new insight into this iconic architectural masterpiece on Time Scanners at 7 pm Tuesday.

History Detectives at 8 pm Tuesday investigate the disappearance of legendary entertainer Glenn Miller.

In Secrets of the Vatican, Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday tells the epic, inside story of the collapse of the Benedict papacy and illuminates the extraordinary challenges facing Pope Francis as he tries to reform the powerful Vatican bureaucracy.

Nature at 7 pm Wednesday tells the story of the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s 501st attempt to save an orphan otter.

Nova at 8 pm Wednesday meets a new breed of experts who are approaching cold case art mysteries determined to discover who committed the art.

Using sophisticated scientific analysis Secrets of the Dead at 9 pm Wednesday attempts to solve one of the greatest mysteries in art history: is the Mona Lisa the world knows so well the original version?

Queens of the Stone Age performs rock anthems from its Like Clockwork LP on Austin City Limits at 10 pm Wednesday and 10 pm Friday.

Comedian and actor Kevin Nealon talks about his career on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

One of the very few Bee Gees performances ever filmed, Bee Gees One Night Only Thursday at 7:30 pm showcases many of their greatest disco and pop hits.

An all-star cast including Julie Andrews, Tony Bennett, Tim Conway, Tina Fey, Rashida Jones, Vicki Lawrence, Amy Poehler and Maya Rudolph honor comedy icon Carol Burnett on the Mark Twain Prize at 8 pm Friday.

Curbside recycling takes on a new spin with bicyclists who turn leftovers into compost on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. Plus, find out where your organic garden really starts.

Songwriting legend Randy Newman takes the Austin City Limits stage Saturday at 7 pm with a selection of his greatest tunes.

 

 

 

Highlights 6/22-6/28

KLRU Highlights

Check out what you need to watch this week on KLRU!

The past and present wonders of the “tube” in London is explored on Secrets of Underground London, showing at 7 p.m. on Sunday.

A brilliant defense lawyer, nicknamed the Escape Artist, gets caught in a bind with a case that changes his life forever. Watch Masterpiece Mystery!’s The Escape Artist, Part Two at 8 on Sunday night.

Solve more mysteries with the kind cleric Father Brown with an episode at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday.

Starting in Tampa and ending up in Atlanta, Antiques Roadshow compares their trips to these cities 15 years ago to now. A fork from the Hindenburg disaster and a letter from Abraham Lincoln are included on these back-to-back episodes starting at 7 p.m. on Monday.

The young, rising independent filmmaker Jason DaSilva was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis at 25, leading him to make the inspiring film When I Walk. Watch the young man’s struggle to adapt to the harsh realities of M.S. while holding on to his personal and creative life at 9 p.m. on Monday.

Between 1914 and 1924, the iconic men Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, John Burroughs and later Harvey Firestone decided to go on an adventure to escape their everyday lives, trekking through Florida’s Everglades. Learn of their adventure on Into the Wild: Edison, Ford & Friends at 10:30 p.m. Monday.

In 1963, the nation changed forever when thousands of Americans marched on Washington to demand their civil rights. See how it formed and almost didn’t happen on the documentary March at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

Continue going behind the scenes of vital events from the Civil Rights Movement with Freedom Summer: American Experience. The documentary investigates the murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches, and the bombing of 70 homes and Freedom Houses at 8 p.m. Tuesday.

More reflection on the development of American civil rights from Austin Revealed: Civil Rights Stories focuses on our city while history was in the making, Tuesday night at 10.

Hopping back to the present, Juneteenth Jamboree: Texas’ African American looks at the current celebration of African American culture in our state at 10:30 on Tuesday night.

Nature shows us the fascinating features of Fabulous Frogs at 7 on Wednesday night.

NOVA examines the horrific, deadly earthquakes of 2010 that produced one of the highest annual death tolls ever recorded. Watch Deadliest Earthquakes at 8 p.m. on Wednesday on KLRU.

Continue going in depth into the natural tragedies that have plagued the Earth with Surviving the Tsunami: A Special NOVA Presentation. The special features true stories of survivors from the 2011 earthquake, the worst to ever hit Japan, starting at 9 on Wednesday night.

R&B grooves the ACL stage with Raphael Saadiq and Black Joe Lewis & the Honeybears at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Discuss breaking issues with prominent figures on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

KLRU’s original program Arts in Context explores well-known artists’ behavior with their own portraits on the special Transfiguration. Watch them purposely destroy their own photographic portrait and then recover or remake it anew starting at 7:30 on Thursday night.

Over three years of filming produced a look into the life of a painter who can’t stop painting on the documentary Mel Leipzig: Everything is Paintable airing at 8 p.m. on Thursday.

The Daytripper heads to Lufkin, Texas to paddle the Neches and hike in one of the state’s four National Forests at 8:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Bletchley Circle‘s episode three premiers on KLRU at 9 Thursday night as the mystery killer becomes obsessed with Susan and starts to follow her.

Doctor Who Series 5 continues with the episode The Time of Angels at 10 on Thursday night, with the Doctor and Amy being summoned to destroy the last Weeping Angel.

Washington Week with Gwen Ifill and Moyers & Company keep us up-to-date on what’s happening in our country starting at 7 p.m. on Friday.

With too many bands to list, All ATX: A Celebration of Austin Musicians shows a performance of all of Austin’s best in celebration of the Health Alliance for Austin Musicians at 8 p.m. on Friday.

Delve into the Unforgettable Hampton Family on the documentary that shows how Deacon Clark Hampton, a son of slaves, lifted his twelve children out of poverty by making them into successful musicians, airing Friday night at 10.

Find out what’s up with vertical planters for indoor gardening and small spaces outdoors on Central Texas Gardener, Saturday at noon and 4 p.m.

Watch on Saturday night at 7 as Austin City Limits hosts Wilco in a performance promoting their new LP, The Whole Love.

Inspector Morse must choose between the responsibilities of his job and loyalty to his mentor on Endeavour, Series I: Home at 8:45 on Saturday night, followed by the drama Doc Martin at 10:15.

Highlights – 6/8-6/14

KLRU Highlights

Check out what’s coming up this week on KLRU!

Sunday night, Lent At Ephesus explores life in a monastery with highly musical nuns performing full-length beautiful and traditional chants. Check out their routine of eight songs a day at 7 p.m. on KLRU.

Masterpiece Mystery! follows Inspector Morse through crimes that put his position in the workforce in jeopardy on Endeavour, Series I: Girl on Sunday at 8 p.m.

Antiques Roadshow at 7 p.m. on Monday is in San Francisco to discover the treasures unsurfaced after the record-breaking 1998 rainfall.

Michael Palin meets native tribes, vaqueros, and eats Amazonian food as he traces history and culture on Brazil with Michael Palin. Watch back-to-back episodes Out of Africa and Into Amazonia starting at 8 p.m. Monday. On Tuesday, explore the remote areas and the massive capital city on back-to-back episodes with The Road to Rio at 8 and The Deep South at 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

Independent Lens reflects on the AIDS epidemic that set fire in San Francisco in the 1980s, and how it affected the community both positively and negatively on the special We Were Here starting at 10 p.m. on Monday.

What happened to famed adventurer Col. Percy Fawcett, who went looking for a city of gold – the Lost City of “Z” – in the Amazon in 1925 and disappeared in the jungles of Brazil forever? Lost in the Amazon from the Secrets of the Dead investigates the ancient cities buried in the jungle that Fawcett may have found at 7 p.m. on Tuesday.

The gay rights movement suffered a huge blow in the late 1970s when Miami-Dade County lawmakers debated an ordinance for anti-discrimination for any ”affectional or sexual preference.” Day it Snowed in Miami retraces the process of approval and then successful repeal of the progressive law on Tuesday at 10 pm.

Part of the massive Tongass National Forest, Admiralty Island in southeast Alaska supports the largest concentration of bears anywhere in the world on Nature: Fortress of the Bears Wednesday at 7 pm.

NOVA at 8 pm Wednesday meets NASA on Earth from Space to produce dazzling visual sequences from satellite data. Hurricanes, dust fertilizing the Amazon, a waterfall that helps drive the world’s ocean currents and more.

Country superstar Tim McGraw takes the ACL stage with his greatest hits and new material on Austin City Limits at 10 p.m. on Wednesday.

Overheard with Evan Smith features author and Chief National Correspondent of The New York Times magazine, Mark Leibovich, to discuss the stir in Washington his latest book created at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

Part documentary, part performance, the episode Bill Carter & The Blame of Arts in Context at 7:30 pm Thursday features Texas music legend Bill Carter, a songwriter that produced a massive amount of material including some of the biggest hits by The Fabulous Thunderbirds and Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Cowboys stadium, a Texas Rangers game, and the International Bowling Hall of Fame are all on Chet’s checklist in the epicenter of Dallas-Fort Worth event venues. Arlington, Texas is featured on Thursday at 8:30 p.m. on The Daytripper.

A string of London murders in 1952 bring together women from the same town on the drama Bletchley Circle. Watch episode 1 to dive into the show on Thursday at 9 p.m.

Doctor Who Series 5 airs at 10 on Thursday night with the episode The Beast Below, with the Eleventh Doctor waking to a young girl he promises to take to the stars.

Catch up with what’s going on in Washington and beyond with Washington Week with Gwen Ifill on Friday night at 7 p.m., followed by Moyers & Company at 7:30 p.m.

Nashville 2.0 features the center of America’s music melting pot on Friday at 8 p.m. with styles like country, R&B, rock, blues, bluegrass, folk, and more.

What’s that plant in your favorite cocktail? Amy Stewart, author of The Drunken Botanist, blends facts and fun behind the world’s great drinks on Central Texas Gardener at noon on Saturday.. On tour, toast author Lucinda Hutson’s Tequila Cantina and vibrant garden that’s always in party mode.

Saturday night, the best of Americana hits the ACL stage on Austin City Limits with performances by The Lumineers and Shovels & Rope. Tune in at 7 to jam only on KLRU!

Our favorite crime-solving priest, Father Brown, airs on Friday night at 8 with its episode The Three Tools of Death.

Highlights – 6/1-6/7

Here are the highlights on KLRU to start off June!

On Sunday at 9 p.m., travel guru Rick Steves gives tips on the best places in Italy Rick Steves’ Italy: Cities of Dreams.

Monday at 7 p.m., watch Michael Buble Meets Madison Square Garden for some of the best from the young jazz talent.

Suze Orman’s Financial Solutions For You at 8:30 p.m. Monday focuses on both data and understanding of ourselves and personal needs to correct bad financial behavior.

America’s Test Kitchen demonstrates how to cook the most basic meat and potatoes in the most delicious way at 10:30 on Monday night.

Turning the radio back in time, the program Big Band Years at 7 p.m. on Tuesday remembers the songs that got America through World War II. Host Peter Marshall also shows us rare, live, and unreleased footage from the Big Band days.

Join Davy Jones and Peter Noone for 60s Pop, Rock & Soul at 9 p.m. Tuesday night. From frat rock to surf pop, British bands to Motown, these hits will soothe your soul.

Earthflight Wednesday at 7 p.m. looks at how the film crew got all of the amazing footage of natural flying creatures. Another feature of this Nature Special is showing the close relationships developed between the birds and the crew.

The creator of the #1 dance of all time, Chubby Checker, comes to the My Music stage and performs “The Twist” for a special look into the 50s and 60s Party Songs at 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday night.

Zoom in on Texas culture on One Square Mile: Texas at 7 p.m. on Thursday night to find out the diversity present in close quarters.

Dr. Wayne Dyer: I Can See Clearly Now presents personal stories and philosophical illustrations to show on Thursday  at 8 p.m.

Get to the root of your plants’ problems with Central Texas Gardener: What’s Eating My Plants? on Saturday at noon.

Reminisce with legendary performances from the Ed Sullivan Show on Ed Sullivan’s Rock and Roll Classics at 7 p.m. Saturday including clips of The Beatles’ first American television appearance, The Doors’ one and only performance and more.

Continue to relive performances from iconic music groups with Bee Gees: One Night Only at 9 p.m. on Saturday. One of the few concerts ever recorded of the Bee Gees, they perform hits like “To Love Somebody,” “Massachusetts,” and more.

Relax with us on the warm June evenings with these highlights on KLRU!

Highlights May 25 – 31

KLRU Highlights

Joe Mantegna and Gary Sinise the National Memorial Day Concert on Sunday at 7 p.m. and Monday at 10 pm featuring a variety of performances on the U.S. Capitol lawn to honor the men and women who have served our country in the armed services.

Antiques Roadshow at 7 p.m. Monday features host Mark L. Walberg in Richmond, Virginia looking at a 1935 Bride of Frankenstein pressbook and more.

The bloodiest war in American history changed the country’s culture forever, in part by the unprecedented scale of casualties it produced. The documentary Death and Civil War: The American Experience directed by Ric Burns describes the effects of the war at 8 p.m. on Monday.

Coming Back With Wes Moore at 7 p.m. on Tuesday features American veterans who have come home and are finding their place as a non-serving citizen. The episode “Moving Forward” documents several personal accounts of veterans’ goals in the new chapter of their lives, some facing hardships and others success.

At 8 p.m. Tuesday, the film D-day 360 re-creates the legendary World War II battlefield with software that reproduces both the macro and micro scale of the scene.

Frontline‘s premier Battle Zones: Ukraine & Syria goes on the ground at 9 p.m. Tuesday with right-wing Ukrainians telling their story of hatred with their Russian counterparts. Then in Syria, Frontline finds rebel fighters that claim they are armed and trained secretly by American forces.

Tattooed Under Fire at 10 p.m. on Tuesday reveals personal accounts of Iraq-bound or returning soldiers while they’re under the needle: whether the tattoos signify pain, excitement, patriotism, or death, these tattoos send a message from the hearts of our war heroes.

Nature zooms in on our country’s trademark, the American Bald Eagle, and its endangerment on Wednesday night at 7 p.m.

NOVA goes underwater to explore “D-day’s Sunken Secrets” on Wednesday at 8 p.m. Diving into the Normandy beaches, specialists find evidence of the key components of the Allies’ successful technology used to defeat Nazi Germany.

Austin City Limits features contemporary folk rock bands Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly, performing their best hits and new material at 10 p.m. on Wednesday and Friday.

At 7 p.m. on Thursday, Overheard with Evan Smith talks with Pulitzer Prize winner Eugene Robinson, a Washington Post columnist often featured on MSNBC’s Meet the Press and other programs.

Arts in Context explores the history of tattoo artistry on its episode “A Moving Canvas” at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.

At 8 p.m. on Thursday The Daytripper travels to Orange, Texas to visit restaurants, museums, and looks at alligators from an airboat.

A low-income high school band is documented on Arts in Context at 8:30 p.m., revealing the strain school budgets puts on arts programs and the impact on the community.

An Austin edition of Arts in Context at 9 p.m. Thursday features summer campers of Austin Lyric Opera’s “Opera Odyssey” camp that produce and perform their own show “Quarantine.”

The Doctor’s time-traveling spaceship TARDIS comes to a crash in The Eleventh Hour of Doctor Who at 10 p.m. on Thursday.

This week’s Central Texas Gardener focuses on how to “Make A Splash!” with creative water sources for your garden. The program will air at noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday.

60s Pop, Rock & Soul features artists Davy Jones, Peter Noone, and many more on the “My Music” stage on Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday at 7 p.m.

The first English group to tour America and Rock & Roll Hall of Famers the Dave Clark Five are put in the spotlight at 9 p.m. on Saturday with interviews from legends Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Elton John, and many more celebrities.

The legendary performance Grateful Dead – Dead Ahead from Halloween 1980 at the Radio City Music Hall, or the “Showplace of the Nation,” comes on KLRU at 11 p.m. on Saturday.

Highlights May 18 – 24

KLRU Highlights

As preparations are made for Chummy to nurse her dying mother at home, Jenny feels drawn to help on Call the Midwife Sunday at 7 pm. While Shelagh and Dr. Turner await news from the Adoption Society, Shelagh pulls out all the stops when she enters her choir into a competition.

Justice is served, and so is romance on the finale of Masterpiece Mr Selfridge on Sunday at 8 pm as soldiers return, others leave for the front and all at Selfridges remain calm and carry on.

On Independent Lens “Seeking Asian Female” Monday at 8 pm two strangers — an elderly American man and a young Chinese woman — pursue a marriage brokered by the internet, but they get more than they bargained for when she moves across the Pacific to start a new life with him in America.

Independent Lens “God Loves Uganda” Monday at 9 pm explores the role of the American Evangelical movement in fueling Uganda’s terrifying turn towards the proposed death penalty for homosexuality.

Part two of Coming Back Home with Wes Moore at 7 pm Tuesday reflects on the idea of fitting in when you and the home you are returning to is fundamentally changed by war.

Escape from Nazi Death Camp at 8 pm Tuesday uses brutally honest drama-reconstruction and first hand testimony to reveal the incredible escape story.

In the second part of “United States of Secrets,” Frontline at 9 pm Tuesday explores the role of Silicon Valley in the National Security Agency’s dragnet.

Nature at 7 pm Wednesday looks at some of the most extraordinary swarms on the planet, including a view from inside a locust swarm, mayflies along the Mississippi, 17-year cicadas, and brine fly hatches over Lake Victoria.

Nova at 8 pm Wednesday recreates the extreme engineering challenges faced by British engineers as they fought the German war machine.

Presidential historian and author Doris Kearns Goodwin talks about politics on Overheard with Evan Smith Thursday at 7 pm.

Groundbreaking experimental dancer Deborah Hay challenges perception of dance and space on Arts In Context Thursday at 7:30 pm.

Operation Appreciation Thursday at 8 pm follows volunteers from Georgetown, as they give heartfelt thank yous to soldiers reporting for duty at Fort Hood as well as those injured in combat.

Chet heads to Mason, the “Gem of the Hill Country,” on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Tattooed Under Fire Thursday at 9 pm gives a unique, intimate, character-driven portrait of Iraq-bound and returning US soldiers as they go under the tattoo needle: openly professing their pride, sharing their secrets and confessing their fears.

Aretha Franklin, Janelle Monae, Jill Scott and others to perform the songs made famous by generations of those remarkable women of soul that overcame adversity through the power and passion of their music on In Performance at the White House Women of Soul Friday at 8 pm.

In Performance at the White House Memphis Soul Friday at 9 pm honors the memorable soul sounds from the mid- to late-1960s that came from Memphis, Tennessee and legendary labels like Stax-Volt Records.

What’s that insect in your garden? Meet the look-alikes to see who’s naughty and who’s nice on Central Texas Gardener at noon Saturday. On tour, Natural Bridge Caverns plants on top for what’s going on below.

Contemporary folk rock takes the stage with Mumford & Sons and Flogging Molly on Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday.

 

Highlights May 11 – May 17

KLRU Highlights

Light of the Valley Sunday at 1:30 pm tells the inspiring story of the 15th renovation of the Swayambu Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, recognized as one of the most important monuments in the Buddhist world.

Concert footage, interviews and magical offstage moments are interwoven into this documentary about Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble’s 15th anniversary performance on  Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma Sunday at 2 pm.

Asia Society Texas Center at 3 pm Sunday explores how famed Japanese architect Yoshio Taniguchi’s landmark building came to fruition in Houston’s Museum District.

Sister Julienne calms an anxious new mother who has put her baby in grave danger and Jenny returns from the Mother House on Call the Midwife Sunday at 7 pm.

Harry’s secret service contact does him a favor on Masterpiece Mr. Selfridge Season 2, Part 7. Mae and Loxley cross swords. LeClair gets good news – and bad.

In Richmond, Virginia, Antiques Roadshow host Mark L. Walberg and appraiser Reid Dunavant travel to the Virginia Museum of Fine Art to talk about silver coffee and teapots, Monday at 7 pm.

Whether it’s a ceramic dog or a painted cat, Antiques Roadshow at 8 pm Monday is chock full of appraisals featuring felines and canines – in sculpture, on canvas and in many other forms.

POV at 9 pm Monday presents The World Before Her. This documentary is a tale of two Indias: In one, a small-town girl competes in the Miss India pageant. In the other, a militant woman leads a fundamentalist Hindu camp for girls.

Independent Lens “Let the Fire Burn” at 10 pm Monday brings to life one of the most tumultuous and largely forgotten clashes between government and citizens in modern American history.

Wes Moore explores the questions surrounding the difficulty with the process of coming back from war on episode one of Coming Back with Wes Moore at 7 pm Tuesday.

Frontline at 8 pm Tuesday investigates the secret history of the unprecedented surveillance program that began in the wake of September 11th and continues today.

Mulberry Child at 10 pm Tuesday tells the moving story of author Jian Ping and her family’s struggle to survive China’s Cultural Revolution of 1966-1979.

Nature at 7 pm Wednesday talks to scientists, conservationists and grass-roots environmentalists that regard beavers as overlooked tools when it comes to reversing the disastrous effects of global warming and world-wide water shortages.

Amy Tan, the author of three best-selling novels including The Joy Luck Club and her newest novel, The Valley of Amazement, talks about her career on Overheard with Evan Smith at 7 pm Thursday.

Meet Austin’s indie video game developers who push games to new frontiers in storytelling, music, animation and design on Arts In Context at 7:30 pm Thursday.

Film School Shorts at 8 pm Thursday features University of Texas student Hammad Rizvi’s film Road to Peshawar. During the Soviet-Afghan War, a father leads his injured daughter through the treacherous Peshawar Pass. In a literal minefield, her fate becomes linked to that of a Soviet sniper.

Chet heads to Lufkin to explore the Texas Piney Woods and one of Texas’s four National Forests on The Daytripper at 8:30 pm Thursday.

Arts In Context at 9 pm Thursday explores the remote Texas city of Marfa, which attracts visitors including those interested in literary pursuits, fine arts and the metaphysical.

American Masters at 8 pm Friday showcases the remarkable life of famed participatory journalist George Plimpton: writer, editor, amateur sportsman and actor. Using Plimpton’s own narration, interviews with friends, family and contemporaries, and previously unseen archival material, the film creates a compelling portrait of a one-of-a-kind person.

Find out what’s going on underground to keep your plants at top performance on Central Texas Gardener at noon and 4 pm Saturday. On tour, visit the Texas Quilt Museum and its heritage plant garden patterned like a quilt.

Austin City Limits at 7 pm Saturday presents indie rock with Vampire Weekend and Grizzly Bear.

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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.