Learn about Wolves on KLRU Q 11/28

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Wolves and the American West dominate KLRU-Q Friday evening. You won’t want to miss these nature specials:

8 pm: The river Jordan runs in deep valleys through this mountainous landscape, providing shelter for a variety of animals that in turn feed the wolves. Wild! | Cry of the Wolves follows the story of one particular pair of wolves as they meet and start a family, the beginnings of a new pack.

9 pm: Narrated by Peter Coyote, Return of the Wolves: The Next Chapter follows the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone and Idaho, and explores why the wolf remains a controversial animal.

10 pm: For 40 years, the American West has been the nation’s battleground for the preservation of wild lands. Wilderness: The Great Debate explores a host of environmental issues in the American West.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Wild West night on KLRU Q 11/27

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Take a journey to the Wild West with Ray Mears all evening on Thursday. He explores the Mountains, the Great Plains and the deserts of the Wild West. It all starts at 8 pm only on KLRU-Q!

Following at 10:30 pm, there’s more to learn about the Wild West on Buffalo Bill’s American West.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Travel the globe on KLRU Q 11/26

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What’s on KLRU-Q Wednesday evening? Take a look:

8 pm: On Globe Trekker, Tyler kicks off his culinary adventure in Mexico City, where he explores the vibrant markets and discovers the potent chilies of the region.

9 pm: Buen Provencho! takes viewers on a delicious journey through Florida’s culinary past. The one-hour documentary explores Florida’s Spanish roots through its cuisine, while blending historical narrative with delicious recipes and vibrant locations.

10 pm: Florida is a state known for its sun, surf, and sand! But wait a minute! Florida also has a darker, offbeat and downright weird side, where ancient mysteries and legends reside on Weird Florida: On the Road Again.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Explore space on KLRU Q 11/25

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A guide to Tuesday evening’s programming on KLRU-Q:

8 pm: Apollo 8 and the First Lunar Voyage recounts the flight many consider to be NASA’s most daring and important.

9 pm: Phoenix Mars Mission: Onto the Ice takes a behind-the-scenes look at the first successful landing on the Mars polar region and the ongoing search for signs of life on Earth’s neighboring planets.

10 pm: In Comet Encounter, scientists all over the world follow a once-in-a-lifetime event and shoot breath-taking images of the sun-grazer comet, spewing its essence into the void.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Brains & Gangsters on KLRU Q 11/24

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Here’s a quick look at what’s happening Monday, November 24, on KLRU-Q:

8 pm:

Jimmy Moran is found guilty of badly injuring a woman during a robbery. In the sentencing phase of the trial, Judge Rakoff hears arguments from the court-appointed psychiatrist, the attorneys, the victim’s husband and Jimmy himself. Meanwhile, Alan Alda discovers how neuroscience is already influencing the sentencing of defendants – especially young defendants – by revealing how the immature teenage brain is vulnerable to foolish and impulsive acts. Before Judge Rakoff pronounces Jimmy’s sentence, Alda meets a judge who has volunteered to have his own brain probed as he makes sentencing decisions. This episode of Brains on Trial with Alan Alda focuses on the sentence phase of Moran’s trial. We investigate Moran’s brain and look into what factors could have played into pulling the trigger.

9 pm:

The mention of Al Capone’s name sparks images of pinstripe suits and ruthless murders. More than 80 years after the height of his power, Al Capone: Icon explores Capone’s enduring impact on American culture and learn why people are still so fascinated by this celebrity gangster.

10 pm:

The prison island of Alcatraz is one of the country’s most complicated, terrifying and mysterious landmarks. “The Rock” was the notorious spot where the government put “the worst of the worst” prisoners, infamous criminals such as Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone. Although it was closed in 1963, the island still holds the public’s imagination, becoming the destination site for thousands of tourists and the setting for feature films (The Rock, Escape from Alcatraz) and television series (Alcatraz). Return to Alcatraz is a wide-ranging documentary that traces the roots of the “Battle of Alcatraz” in 1946 – when the military was called in to crush a prison riot – as well as portraits of those who served time there. The program reveals the compelling story of convicted atomic spy Morton Sobell; the true, frightening tale of Robert Stroud – the “Birdman of Alcatraz”; and the real-life account of the 1962 “Escape from Alcatraz.”

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Spend Sunday learning with KLRU Q 11/23

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Every Sunday KLRU-Q packs the day with educational programs that will entertain the whole family. Here’s what the schedule looks like:

2 pm: On Assassination: Idaho’s Trial of the Century, in 1907, the long-simmering tensions between trade unionists and capitalists finally played out in an Idaho courtroom when “Big Bill” Haywood, the secretary-treasurer of the Western Federation of Miners, stood charged with orchestrating the murder of former governor Frank Steunenberg.

3 pm: Narrated by George Clooney, JFK: One PM Central Standard Time recounts the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the CBS Newsroom in New York from the moment President Kennedy was shot until Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death at 1 p.m. CST.

4 pm: Stressing how closely the medium and television audiences are joined in times of crisis, JFK: Breaking the News offers one of the first broadcast examinations of how local journalists in 1963 delivered rapidly breaking news to a nation in despair.

5 pm: Making Mao is a documentary that details the impact of half a century of Mao Zedong-centered propaganda.

5:55 pm: Escape From Iran: The Hollywood Option documents an extraordinary rescue operation.

6:45 pm: Spies Beneath Berlin tells the extraordinary true story of the top-secret mission to build a spy tunnel into the Soviet sector of one of the most heavily guarded cities in history.

7:40 pm: Lost Nuke recreates the enigmatic events surrounding the first disappearance of a nuclear weapon.

8:30 pm: Cuban Missile Crisis: Three Men Go to War tells the inside story of the Cuban Missile Crisis, exploring how in October 1962 the earth teetered on the very brink of nuclear holocaust.

9:30 pm: Based on Larry Sabato’s new book, The Kennedy Half-Century chronicles the impact and influence of John F. Kennedy’s life, administration and tragic death on the general public, the media and every subsequent U.S. president.

10:30 pm: Serving America: Memories of Peace Corps highlights the experiences of some of the nearly 3,000 volunteers who served during the early years of the Peace Corps.

11 pm:  ACL Presents highlights the 2014 Americana Music Festival recorded in Nashville.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Q Night at the Movies November 22

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Join KLRU Q for Movie Night every Saturday at 7:30 pm. Hours of entertainment are guaranteed! Here’s what this Saturday looks like:

First at 7 pm on Arts in Context, the Intergalactic Nemesis, Book One: Target Earth was an instant sensation. Created by an original comic-book story projected panel-by-panel on a video screen while three actors voiced the characters, one performer created sound-effects, and a keyboardist performed the score.

Then at 7:30 pm in On Story, Men in Black writer, Ed Solomon, explores the genesis of the movie and its journey from pre-production through post. Solomon documents his experiences getting fired and re-hired on the project, the evolution of the story, and working with the cast and crew.

Like the previous week, this week’s feature film stars Humphrey Bogart. In The Maltese Falcon, private eye Sam Spade encounters sundry characters (Mary Astor, Peter Lorre), all seeking a coveted statuette. The movie begins at 8 pm.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Dive into the sea on KLRU Q 11/21

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Join KLRU-Q for an aquatic exploration on Friday evening.

8 pm: Porpoises are the smallest members of the whale family. By following the struggles of two babies on opposite sides of the world, we see their dramatic lives on Wild! | Porpoises in Peril.

9 pm: Silver King: The Birth of Big Game Fishing offers a compelling look at the fish that fascinated and frustrated anglers for more than century – the massive, yet elusive, silver-scaled tarpon.

10 pm: Ocean Frontiers: The Dawn of a New Era in Ocean Stewardship travels to four seaports and watersheds to observe new, long-term approaches to ocean management- from the busy shipping lanes of Boston Harbor to a small fishing community in the Pacific Northwest; from coral reefs in the Florida Keys to the nation’s premier seafood nursery in the Mississippi Delta.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Explore the JFK assassination on KLRU Q 11/20

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Join KLRU-Q Thursday evening for an examination of media coverage when John F. Kennedy was assassinated.

8 pm: Narrated by George Clooney, JFK: One PM Central Standard Time recounts the riveting story of the reporting from Dallas and the CBS Newsroom in New York from the moment President Kennedy was shot until Cronkite’s emotional pronouncement of his death at 1 p.m. CST.

9 pm: Stressing how closely the medium and television audiences are joined in times of crisis, JFK: Breaking the News offers one of the first broadcast examinations of how local journalists in 1963 delivered rapidly breaking news to a nation in despair.

10 pm: On Assassination: Idaho’s Trial of the Century, in 1907, the long-simmering tensions between trade unionists and capitalists finally played out in an Idaho courtroom when “Big Bill” Haywood, the secretary-treasurer of the Western Federation of Miners, stood charged with orchestrating the murder of former governor Frank Steunenberg.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.

Global travel with KLRU Q 11/19

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Travel around the world with KLRU-Q Wednesday evening.

8 pm: On Globe Trekker, Merrilees takes a culinary tour around Scandinavia, a region infused with Viking history and heritage.

9 pm: In his latest Adventures With Purpose Special, adventurer Richard Bangs seeks out the modern-day “Viking Spirit” in Norway’s forbidding Arctic north, its mountainous sea coast and its bustling cities.

10 pm: On long with remarkable scenery and a real sense of journey, the viewer learns the history of The Nordlandsbanen – The Northern Railway – Norway’s longest rail line, from Trondheim, near the middle of the country, nearly 500 miles north to Bodø, on Norway’s rugged and mountainous Atlantic coast.

KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 20.