Panelists announced for 11/17 screening

November’s KLRU Community Screening is Nov. 17 at 7 p.m at KLRU. We’ll be showing the film “Power Paths” and have a panel discussion on energy issues. RSVP here

Confirmed speakers include:

Michael Holland is General Counsel at PowerFin Partners — a provider of financing for cost-competitive and reliable turnkey solar systems. Prior to joining PowerFin, Holland worked with the UT Humanities Institute and UT Law School’s Rapoport Center for Human Rights.  Holland has extensive experience in Indian law (having worked with tribes and tribal corporations on various legal matters), chairing the Yale NALSA (Native American Law Students’ group), organizing and leading a course on Federal Indian law and co-founding the Longhorn American Indian Council at UT.

Dr. Shannon Speed is an associate professor of anthropology at the University of Texas.  She was recently named assistant vice president for community engagement in the Division of Diversity and Community Engagement (DDCE) at The University of Texas at Austin where she is responsible for community partnerships through the Community Engagement Incubator, the Volunteer and Service Learning Center, the Regional Foundation Library, the Institute for Community, University and School Partnerships, the DDCE Faculty Fellows Program, the African American Men and Boys Harvest Foundation, and Art and Social Engagement. Additionally she remains coordinator of the Indigenous Studies Initiative.

Gerald Torres is the Bryant Smith Chair in Law at The University of Texas School of Law and a former president of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS). A leading figure in critical race theory, Torres is also an expert in agricultural and environmental law. Previously, Torres served as deputy assistant attorney general for the Environment and Natural Resources Division of the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as counsel to then U.S. attorney general Janet Reno. Torres has served on the board of the Environmental Law Institute, the National Petroleum Council and on EPA’s National Environmental Justice Advisory Council.

KLRU Community Screenings made possible with support from Austin Community College

KLRU Community Screenings: Power Paths 11/17

KLRU’s Community Screenings presents the Independent Lens documentary “Power Paths” and a panel discussion on energy issues on Tuesday, November 17, at 7 pm. RSVP here

It’s time to cut our dependence on fossil fuel and pursue renewable energy. But how can it be done? Native American tribes turn to solar and wind sources to provide clean sustainable energy for cities across the West. Their traditional values toward conservation and the earth offer real solutions to America’s energy crisis. A panel discussion on energy issues will immediately follow this screening.

The free screening starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. A panel discussion and audience Q&A will immediately follow the screening. RSVP for the event here

KLRU Community Screenings made possible with support from Austin Community College

KLRU Community Screening: Local Productions

Thanks to everyone who attended the 10/20 KLRU Community Screening on local productions. Evan Smith and Lynn Boswell shared humorous stories about creating Texas Monthly Talks for the last 8 years and we learned that Evan has made more 1/2-hour TV shows than both Bill Cosby and Jerry Seinfeld. Newcomer Chet Garner described putting himself into a challenging position while filming The Austin Daytripper … he had to eat tape two BBQ segments back to back. And lastly Linda Lehmusvirta and Tom Spencer talked about turning their passion for gardening into a weekly, regional gardening show and how viewers have helped to make Central Texas Gardener what it is today.


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Meet Evan Smith, Tom Spencer and more

KLRU Community Screenings presents a night with the producers on Tuesday, October 20. Producers and hosts from KLRU’s award-winning local productions Texas Monthly Talks and Central Texas Gardener will preview the new seasons of their shows, answer questions about what it takes to make each show and talk about their favorite moments. KLRU will also present clips from a new local show called Austin Daytripper and let attendees tour the Central Texas Gardener set. The free screening starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. and Q&A will immediately follow the screening.

Please RSVP here by noon October 20.

KLRU Community Screenings made possible with support from Austin Community College.

KLRU Community Screenings: Local Productions 10/20

KLRU Community Screenings presents a night with the producers on Tuesday, October 20. Producers and hosts from KLRU’s award-winning local productions Texas Monthly Talks and Central Texas Gardener will preview the new seasons of their shows, answer questions about what it takes to make each show and talk about their favorite moments. KLRU will also present clips from a new local show called Austin Daytripper and let attendees tour the Central Texas Gardener set. The free screening starts at 7 p.m., doors open at 6 p.m. and Q&A will immediately follow the screening.

Please RSVP here by noon October 20.

KLRU Community Screenings made possible with support from Austin Community College.

KLRU Community Screenings: Latin Music USA


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Thank you to all who attended KLRU’s Community Screenings of the first episode of Latin Music USA. Special thanks to our panelists David Garza, Rich Garza and Michael Crockett. Remember to tune in to KLRU to watch the entire Latin Music USA series on Mondays, October 12 and 19.

Monday, October 12 at 8 p.m.
Episode One: Traces the rise of Latin jazz and the explosion of the mambo and
the cha cha chá as they sweep the US from east to West. Latin music infiltrates
R&B and rock and roll through the 1960s.

Monday, October 12 at 9 p.m.
Episode Two: Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York reinvent the Cuban son and the Puerto Rican plena, adding elements from soul and jazz to create salsa,
which becomes a defining rhythm for Latinos the world over.

Monday, October 19 at 8 p.m.
Episode Three: Mexican Americans in CA, TX and across the Southwest create their own distinct musical voices during the second half of the 20th century. Their music would play an important role in the struggle for Chicano civil rights.

Monday, October 19 at 9 p.m.
Episode Four: Focuses on the Latin pop explosion in the English-language market. As studios concentrate on star-driven pop, Latino youth gravitate toward urban fusions – Spanish rap and reggaetón, as well as rock en español.

David Garza added to KLRU Community Screenings panel

Tuesday, September 15
Screening starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.
KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio 6A
RSVP here


Musician David Garza will join Michael Crockett, host of KUT’s Horizontes, and Rich Garza, cofounder of the Pachanga! Festival, in a discussion of Austin’s Latin Music scene immediately follow the preview screening of Latin Music USA. The screening and panel are part of KLRU’s Community Screenings.

The purpose of KLRU Community Screenings is to use television programs to create discussion around important topics. Each month KLRU invites the community to come together to get a sneak peak at an upcoming show or series and to get a chance to connect with others. All programs will be free and open to the public.

KLRU’s first Community Screenings event is a preview of Latin Music USA on September 15 at KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio. From Latin jazz and mambo to salsa, Tejano, Chicano rock, Latin pop and reggaeton, Latin Music USA tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the often overlooked influence of Latin music on jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll — and on all of American culture. This documentary will be broadcast on KLRU in October.

KLRU Community Screenings: Latin Music USA

Tuesday, September 15
Screening starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6 p.m.
KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio 6A
RSVP here

This fall KLRU will launch a Community Screenings project. The purpose of KLRU Community Screenings is to use television programs to create discussion around important topics. Each month KLRU invites the community to come together to get a sneak peak at an upcoming show or series and to get a chance to connect with others.  All programs will be free and open to the public.

KLRU’s first Community Screenings event is a preview of Latin Music USA on September 15 at KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio. The free screening starts at 7 p.m. A panel discussion on Austin’s Latin Music scene featuring Michael Crockett, host of KUT’s Horizontes, and Rich Garza, cofounder of the Pachanga! Festival, will immediately follow the screening.

From Latin jazz and mambo to salsa, Tejano, Chicano rock, Latin pop and reggaeton, Latin Music USA tells the story of the rise of new American music forged from powerful Latin roots and reveals the often overlooked influence of Latin music on jazz, hip hop, rhythm and blues and rock ‘n’ roll — and on all of American culture. This documentary will be broadcast on KLRU in October.