KLRU Q goes to the Mediterranean 1/9

KLRU Q explores the Mediterranean on January 9th. KLRU Q is broadcast channel 18.3. It is also available to digital cable subscribers of Grande on 284 and Time Warner on 255.

Ottomans Versus Christians: Battle For The Mediterranean at 8 pm
The Mediterranean Sea may be a beautiful tourist destination today but in the 16th century it was the central arena for a mighty power struggle between Christian Europe and the formidable Muslim Ottoman Empire. It was a conflict not just for power and wealth but for cultural and religious supremacy that lasted nearly three centuries, and its outcome resonates to this day. In OTTOMANS VERSUS CHRISTIANS: BATTLE FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN, host Julian Davison leads us on a swashbuckling adventure to some of the most extraordinary destinations in the Mediterranean.

Spice Trail Pepper & Cinnamon at 8:55 pm
Noted BBC presenter Kate Humble uncovers the story of the most heavily traded spice in the world – pepper in India – then she heads south to the cinnamon lands of Sri Lanka, a place shrouded in mystery for Europeans until the Portuguese accidentally landed on its shores.

Science & Islam The Language of Science at 9:55 pm
From the great mathematician Al-Khwarizmi, who did much to establish the mathematical tradition we now know as algebra, to Ibn Sina, a pioneer of early medicine whose Canon of Medicine was still in use as recently as the 19th century, Al-Khalili pieces together a remarkable story of the often-overlooked achievements of the early medieval Islamic scientists.

Q Night at the Movies 1/4

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #412 at 7 pm
Just Seen It is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Academy Award Winners at 7:30 pm
Academy Award winning films are discussed by the creative minds behind Apollo 13, Schindler’s List, and A Beautiful Mind. Featuring Ron Howard and Steve Zaillian. Film: Red Wednesday by Nazanin Shirazi.

Hollywood Stars Film Package West Side Story at 8 pm
In this homage to Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet, two young lovers (Richard Beymer, Natalie Wood) attempt to overcome the fact that they are from rival gangs in New York. Winner of 10 Academy Awards.

 

KLRU Q leaders & warriors 1/2

On Thursday, Jan. 2nd, KLRU Q takes a look at the leaders and warriors who shaped the ancient world.

8:00pm  Hannibal - It is 200 years before the birth of Christ and Rome is the burgeoning superpower of the ancient world. With each conquest her empire grows. No one can stand in her way. But one man is destined to challenge all that. A man bound by oath to avenge the wrongs inflicted on his home, Carthage in North Africa – the empire that ruled the Mediterranean before Rome stole its crown; a man who’s pathological hatred of Rome knows no bounds. In pursuit of revenge he will stop at nothing.

9:30pm  Warriors  ”Attila the Hun” - Attila’s name has passed into history of one of the most feared warriors of all time, synonymous with burning ambition and vengeful savagery. His decision – one that few would make after a humiliating defeat – to attack Rome itself would be something from which the Roman Empire would never recover.

10:25 pm Tutankhamun And The Golden Age Of The Pharaohs - Since the discovery of his treasure-filled tomb in 1922, King Tutankhamun has captured the imaginations of people around the world. The Emmy-nominated Tutankhamun And The Golden Age Of The Pharaohs  highlights the celebrated exhibit of Tutankhamun artifacts – the most impressive collection ever assembled outside of Egypt – at the Museum of Art in Fort Lauderdale. These objects – ranging from everyday housewares to ornate gold crowns – offer a compelling portrait of the tumultuous times of Tutankamun and his fabled family. A special exhibition section explores the mystery of Tutankhamun’s death (theories range from murder to a tragic hunting accident) through CT scans performed on the young pharaoh’s mummified remains. Additionally, a realistic, life-sized bust created by forensic specialists allows visitors to gaze into ancient monarch’s face.

KLRU Q on Shakespeare 12/30

On Monday, Dec. 30th, KLRU Q takes on the myth and reality of Shakespeare.

8:55pm  Last Will & Testament - It’s the greatest literary mystery of all time: who wrote the works of William Shakespeare? Although the official story of a Stratford merchant writing for the London box office has held sway for centuries, questions over the authorship of the plays and poems have persisted. Mark Twain, Sigmund Freud, Charles Dickens and Orson Welles are among the many famous figures who doubted that a grain-dealer from Stratford-Upon-Avon was England’s “Star of Poets.” From Executive Producer Roland Emmerich, Derek Jacobi leads a cast featuring literary experts, and actors Vanessa Redgrave and Mark Rylance in a quest to uncover the truth behind the world’s most elusive author and discover a forgotten nobleman whose story could rewrite history.

9:55pm  Shakespeare Lost, Shakespeare Found - Tells the fascinating story behind the bold 20-year project by world-renowned Shakespeare scholar Dr. Gary Taylor to recreate The History of Cardenio (1613), a lost work written by William Shakespeare and his early collaborator, John Fletcher. Despite its impressive pedigree, The History of Cardenio remains shrouded in mystery because the 400-year-old play did not survive the ravages of time. The documentary culminates with the first full-scale production of the work at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis campus, where academics from around the world comment on the play’s authenticity, casting choices, plot additions and controversial ending.

10:25pm  Shakespeare’s American Home - This documentary is an in-depth look at Staunton Virginia’s American Shakespeare Center. This documentary tells the story of how a small Shenandoah Valley touring troupe grew to be one of the most respected and unique theater companies in the world. Celebrating ASC’s 25th anniversary, the documentary features interviews with ASC Director of Mission Ralph Cohen and ASC Artistic Director Jim Warren, as well as other staff and multiple actors from ASC’s 2013 Actors’ Renaissance Season Troupe. Produced and Directed by George Lilly.

Q Night at the Movies 12/28

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #411 at 7 pm
Just Seen It is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story A Conversation With Brian Helgeland at 7:30
Brian Helgeland shares his experience as a screenwriter, director and producer, along with the ups, downs and left turns of the filmmaking industry.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Giant at 8 pm
George Stevens won an Academy Award for his direction of this legendary film based on Edna Ferber’s novel about a wealthy Texan (Rock Hudson) who marries a strong-willed beautiful woman (Elizabeth Taylor). Their adjustments to life on their ranch are interwoven with problems of Mexican workers and an ambitious young ranch hand (James Dean) who becomes an oil tycoon.

Q Night at the Movies 12/21

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

 Just Seen It Episode #410 at 7 pm
Just Seen It is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Creating Classic Characters at 7:30 pm
Academy Award-winning director Sydney Pollack and NYPD Blue and Deadwood creator David Milch discuss the inspiration behind creating classic film and television characters. Followed by the suspenseful short film THE LAB by writer/director Ryan Scheer, about two young boys whose summer afternoon in the woods goes horribly awry.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Rebel Without A Cause at 8 pm
A realistic journey through a turbulent teenage universe of violence and delinquency. Recently selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 75 greatest American films of all time.

Hollywood Stars Film Package East Of Eden at 9:55 pm
Based on the classic John Steinbeck novel, this Academy Award-winning film features the starring debut of movie legend James Dean in a riveting drama revolving around two brothers’ love for the same woman.

 

Q Night at the Movies 12/14

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

Just Seen It Episode #409 at 7 pm
Just Seen It is the review show where industry professionals present their takes on current movies and TV shows, and interview Hollywood insiders.

On Story Raising Stakes, Reversals, and Payoffs at 7:30
Thriller master writer/director Shane Black (KISS KISS BANG BANG, LETHAL WEAPON) discusses the critical elements of a taut, suspense-filled movie – raising stakes, unexpected reversals, and satisfying payoffs.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The Great Train Robbery at 8 pm.
Michael Crichton directed this adaptation of his novel chronicling the first robbery of a moving train in 1855.

Great Train Robber’s Secret Tapes at 9:55 pm
The Great Train Robber’s Secret Tapes is a compelling documentary about one of Britain’s most notorious crimes and the subsequent 10-year manhunt. Ronnie Biggs became Britain’s most wanted man after fleeing prison following the most iconic crime in British history: The Great Train Robbery of 1963. The Great Train Robber’s Secret Tapes sheds new light on the crime that still echoes around the walls of Fleet Street and Scotland Yard, combining an intriguing crime story with dramatic reconstructions of key events, first person testimony, and strong production values to transport viewers across three continents.

Q Night at the Movies 12/7

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU-Q’s Saturday Night at the Movies presents a full-length feature film every Saturday night, plus extra content that gives the evening an exciting spin. Each film explores the work of legendary actors and actresses through many important films from their careers. Here is a peek of what this Saturday has in store:

 Just Seen It Episode #408 at 7 pm
On this episode, we review the crime thriller series from TNT, Mob City. Then, we have the honor of discussing Gravity with its co-screenwriter, Jonas Cuaron. Next, we check out the crime drama Out Of The Furnace, starring Christian Bale and Casey Affleck. And we end the show with a review of the bio-pic, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom.

Oscar Hammerstein II: Out of My Dreams at 7:30
Oscar Hammerstein – Out of My Dreams is a celebration of the most acclaimed lyricists and librettists of the 20th century, the man who worked in the theater for over 40 years, writing the lyrics for over a thousand songs and the books for 45 operettas and musicals.

Great Performances Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy at 9 pm
Irving Berlin, the Gershwins, Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim… Why has the Broadway musical proven to be such fertile territory for Jewish artists of all kinds? The documentary combines interviews with performance footage, including many of the rousing anthems and timeless ballads America has loved for a century.

 

Q Night at the Movies for December

KLRU Q - Night at the Movies

KLRU Q Night at the Movies spotlights a classic film on select Saturday nights at 8 p.m. This month’s feature films will be:

12/7  - Features programming about Musicals (Begins at 7:30)

12/14 – The Great Train Robbery
Michael Crichton directed this adaptation of his novel chronicling the first robbery of a moving train in 1855.

12/21 - Rebel Without A Cause
A realistic journey through a turbulent teenage universe of violence and delinquency. Recently selected by the American Film Institute as one of the 75 greatest American films of all time.

East of Eden at 9:55
Based on the classic John Steinbeck novel, this Academy Award-winning film features the starring debut of movie legend James Dean in a riveting drama revolving around two brothers’ love for the same woman.

12/28 - Giant
George Stevens won an Academy Award for his direction of this legendary film based on Edna Ferber’s novel about a wealthy Texan (Rock Hudson) who marries a strong-willed beautiful woman (Elizabeth Taylor). Their adjustments to life on their ranch are interwoven with problems of Mexican workers and an ambitious young ranch hand (James Dean) who becomes an oil tycoon.