Natural adventure with KLRU Q 11/14

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Go on a nature adventure with KLRU-Q Friday evening. Follow a penguin and explore deserts!

8 pm: Wild! | Penguins Under Siege is one penguin’s dramatic story of life and death, set against the backdrop of one of the harshest coastlines in the world, the Skeleton Coast of South Western Africa.

9 pm: At 130 million years old, the Namib Desert stretches 1200 miles in length along the coastline with the highest dunes in the world. Explore the desert on The Namib Desert: The World’s Oldest Desert.

10 pm: Southwestern Gems: Our Desert National Parks showcases the top national parks, monuments, preserves and historic sites within the four major North American deserts.

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 15

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Grab some popcorn and join KLRU Q for Movie Night this Saturday! The feature film this week is The Big Sleep starring Humphrey Bogart, Lauren Bacall, Martha Vickers. In the movie, Raymond Chandler’s private eye Philip Marlowe follows two wealthy sisters through a maze of murders.

The movie starts at 8 pm, but KLRU Q provides additional film-related entertainment beforehand that you won’t want to miss. Beginning at 7 pm on Arts in Context, the late artist, writer, cowboy sage, and visionary A Kelly Pruitt is honored in Presidio County, Texas. Pruitt was a highly acclaimed West Texas artist, listed as one of Texas Monthly’s “People We’ll Miss–2009,” second only to Walter Cronkite. SInce Pruitt’s death, influential artists, architects and entrepreneurs has traveled to the City of Presidio in the Chihuahuan Desert of Texas to honor Pruitt’s vision of La Junta Heritage Center through conservation, agriculture and cultural preservation.

At 7:30 pm in On Story, the Clint Eastwood/David Peoples classic Unforgiven is deconstructed by Into the West’s Kirk Ellis and Apaloosa’s Robert Knott as they explore its gritty action, ambiguous morality, and the tried-and-true tropes of its genre. Christian Baker’s short film, The Well, follows suit, trailing a young Civil War soldier stationed alone on the US/Mexico faced with nothing but his own demons.

Watch movies every Saturday starting at 7:30 pm only on KLRU Q!

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

KLRU-Q is all about food 11/12

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Don’t miss KLRU-Q’s programs on Wednesday (11/12) evening! Here’s the line-up:

8 pm: On Globe Trekker Food Hour, Bobby samples oysters in Galway, fishes for salmon in Connemara, plays a tune or two with The Chieftains in Westport, visits the Nenagh Agricultural Show, judges a baking competition in Tipperary and learns the history of Guinness in Dublin.

9 pm: Wisconsin Supper Clubs: An Old Fashioned Experience shows why supper clubs are such a big part of Wisconsin’s food culture and the full experience of supper club dining: a brandy old fashioned sweet at the bar, relish trays at the table, huge portions of steaks, seafood and game, and the friendly, loyal customers who have been dining at their favorite places for so many years.

10 pm: The Maryland Harvest is a delicious documentary about farms, farmers, and the chefs who love them!

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 8

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Revisit an older American classic, The Caine Mutiny, during KLRU Q’s Movie Night. The movie airs at 8 pm and is brought to you by the All-star Film Collection. Here’s the synopsis: World War II Naval officer (Van Johnson) is court-martialed for relieving paranoid Capt. Queeg (Humphrey Bogart) of command during a typhoon.

KLRU Q supplements the evening’s movie with On Story starting before the feature film at 7:30. In the episode, Callie Khouri reflects upon her experience working with Ridley Scott and writing the classic female-driven-buddy film, Thelma and Louise. It’s followed by Avram Dodson’s short film, Pistachio Milk, a coming of age tale about a young suitor using only his wits and a bottle of pistachio milk to pursue his love interest.

The exploration of America’s classic films continues with Fred Macmurray: The Guy Next Door at 10:05 pm. Amiable and unassuming, Fred MacMurray went from small-town boy to one of Hollywood and television’s most enduring stars. MacMurray signed his first contract with Paramount Studios in 1934, and quickly rose to play romantic lead roles opposite such major stars as Claudette Colbert, Carole Lombard, Katharine Hepburn, Paulette Goddard and Marlene Deitrich.

Watch movies every Saturday starting at 7:30 pm only on KLRU Q!

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

Halloween with KLRU Q Featuring Strange Town

Get into the Halloween “spirit” with KLRU Q beginning at 8:55 pm on Friday, October 31. KLRU Q will be airing three episodes of Strange Town, where Mark and Billy will take you on a voyage through the history of unsettled stories that are left behind at haunted locations in Texas. Do spirits exist with the living? If so, are these lingering energies willing to communicate from beyond?

The first episode of Strange Town takes a trip to Galveston Island to investigate the majestic Hotel Galvez. Are the stories of a lost soul searching for her lover true? Are orphans that were killed in a hurricane still wandering the halls?

Following at 9:25 pm, a two-part episode begins at the Austin Pizza Garden. A building with over 130 years of history where multiple entities have made themselves known to the employees and guests. Then, they investigate Austin’s Inn at Pearl Street, a once abandoned home turned modern-day Bed & Breakfast. Guests report shadows, apparitions, and other unexplained activity.

The last episode of Strange Town at 9:55 pm investigates the most haunted building in Seguin, Texas, the Magnolia Hotel. This 170-year-old establishment first opened its doors to weary travelers in 1844 and since then has experienced many tragedies and deaths within its walls and is said to be inhabited by 13 unsettled spirits. Which ones will Mark and Billy encounter?

We hope you join us for this haunting adventure only on KLRU Q!

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

KLRU Q’s Wild West Sunday, October 5

Join KLRU Q Sunday evening for a marathon that explores the Wild West of North America.

Beginning at 7 pm, three episodes of the Wild West with Ray Mears explore how the awe-inspiring landscape of North America shaped the story of the Wild West. It’s another series in which American viewers get to see their history – and themselves – through the eyes of a visitor from another country. In the first episode, Ray explores how timbered slopes fueled the lumber industry in the Appalachian Mountains. Following at 7:50 pm, the Blackfeet Indian Nation demonstrate bare-back riding skills and Dodge City is explored. And at 8:35, Ray explores the hostile geography of the Great Basin desert and the Sonoran desert.

Even more Wild West history is uncovered with highlights from American Experience’s films, America’s Wild West, at 9:30 pm. It features Annie Oakley, Billy the Kid, Buffalo Bill, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Custer’s Last Stand, Jesse James, Kit Carson and Wyatt Earp. The finale at 10:30 pm features iconic images and artifacts of the American West, and the story of Buffalo Bill Cody is explored in 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

D-Day on KLRU Q – 6/6

KLRU Q commemorates the anniversary of the D-Day invasion with back-to-back documentaries on Friday, June 6th, stating at 8 pm.

D-Day 8 pm
The planning for the Allied invasion on June 6th 1944 took two years, cost thousands of lives and involved a deception of breathtaking audacity. D-Day examines the intricate jigsaw, presenting events through the eyes of the men and women who were there, telling their extraordinary stories.

D-Day to Berlin at 9:50 pm
This series follows the remarkable story of the Allied forces and the victories that set them on their way to ending World War II in 1945. The collective military operations from D-Day in June 1944, to the final assault on Germany in 1945 represent one of the greatest military offensives.

D-Day on KLRU Q – 6/1

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June 6, 1944 marks the legendary Normandy landings, the largest naval invasion in history to liberate France during World War II. Nicknamed “D-day,” about 12,000 soldiers from the Allied forces and Nazi Germany died during this massive attack that served as a turning point for breaking down the Axis Powers.

On Sunday, June 1st, KLRU Q is honoring the 70th anniversary of this amazing American feat with a marathon of D-day specials.

Starting with D-day: The Price of Freedom at 2 p.m., we go inside the story with personal accounts from former paratroopers, gunners, landing craft operators and others representing the U.S. Army and U.S. Navy with their tales of survival. Five veterans – some of whom were returning to Normandy for the first time since 1944 – make an emotional journey to the American Cemetery overlooking Omaha Beach, the final resting place of 9,000 of their fallen comrades.

A World War II veteran shares the wisdom he carries from living through Nazi occupation as he takes four young history teachers to Belgium in The Lesson Is Priceless. Then, part two of this veteran’s dream of educating the price of freedom relocates in Memories of France to tour the battlegrounds with veterans and young educators. The moving two-part series Let Freedom Ring starts at 3 p.m. only on KLRU Q.

Next, the “Screaming Eagles” are put in the spotlight at 5 p.m. on Company of Heroes. The Easy Company combat unit featured in this program inspired the book Band of Brothers by Stephen Ambrose along with the HBO series for its legendary World War II expeditions including D-day and Operation Market Garden in Holland.

KLRU Q continues to feature the Screaming Eagles with Eagles of Mercy starting at 6 p.m. A seldom-told tale of the opening moments on D-day when two young American medics get trapped in a church and rescue soldiers during the battle surrounding them. The two medics themselves recount their heroic story along with newsreel footage and re-enactments on this special program.

A vital member of the Easy Company and commander on D-day, Major Richard D. Winters (1918-2011) is given an honorable biography on Dick Winters: Hang Tough at 7 p.m on KLRU Q.

Then, KLRU Q focuses on the heroes at sea during D-day with Navy Heroes of Normandy at 8 p.m. Over 52,000 American soldiers sailed to Normandy and played a huge role in freeing Western Europe of Nazi invasion. Learn about their personal stories from that day only on KLRU Q.

Get more survivors’ perspectives on Day of Days: June 6, 1994 starting at 9 p.m. In this documentary, brave American veterans tell their stories of transformation and their uneasiness as being coined heroes from surviving D-day.

The most expansive and private collection of World War II memorabilia is revealed in World War II: Saving the Reality at 10 p.m. for KLRU Q’s final D-day tribute.

The most gruesome war in history shaped American culture and the rest of the world forever. Remember this iconic day with us at KLRU Q on June 1st!

Birds and Secrets on KLRU Q 5/30

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On May 30, Friday night, KLRU Q is traveling from the sky with birds of prey to the underground world of secrets.

Starting with Sea Eagle of Wild! at 8:05 p.m., two baby birds of one of Europe’s last surviving bird of prey species, the white-tailed eagle, are followed on their difficult journey to survive in the human-dominated environment.

Man’s fascination with flight has elevated as technology has improved, documented well on the program Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight. Starting at 9 p.m., the new sport of skydiving is explored as professionals simulate the marvel of flying by free-falling thousands of feet.

Next, KLRU Q goes lower, in Mastering the Underground World from the series Amazing Underground Secrets. Learn about the excavation of the planet’s last frontier as technology has advanced from the pickaxe to particle accelerators at 10 p.m.

The landmark of secrets Alcatraz has sparked movies, series, and myths for years. In the documentary Return To Alcatraz starting at 11 p.m., the stories of the Battle of Alcatraz, the atomic spy prisoner, the Birdman of Alcatraz, and the escape from Alcatraz are all told in-depth.

Kings on KLRU Q 5/29

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The British monarchy holds some of the most fascinating and corrupt leaders in history, and three of the most notable will be featured Thursday, May 29 only on KLRU Q.

In the early 1500s, King Henry VIII of England set himself a part a great deal by claiming spiritual and temporal powers that he thought should supersede the Pope’s authority over the Church of England. The documentary Henry – Mind Of A Tyrant‘s episode “Lover” airs at 8 p.m. and focuses on his wishful love affair with Anne Boleyn, his attempts of annulment with Catherine of Aragon, and Anne’s eventual execution.

Much later in British history, Edward VII, the son of Queen Victoria, waited until he was almost 60 to finally gain the throne. His mother refused to involve him in state matters forced him into 40 years of enforced idleness, so “Bertie” spent his days gambling, overeating, shooting, smoking and womanizing. Check out the life of Edward VII: The Pleasure King at 8:50 p.m. on KLRU Q.

Next, The Pleasure King’s grandson is put in the spotlight on Edward VIII: The Nazi King at 9:40 p.m. Edward VIII is known for his voluntary abdication of the throne due to his love affair with an American twice-divorced woman, Wallis Simpson.