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.

Exploring Architecture on KLRU Q 5/27

On Tuesday, KLRU Q will go beyond the aesthetics of architecture and into the meaning behind construction, and particularly, how design can promote healing and provide warmth.

Three locations that are designed for healing such as a center for brain health, a university health services building and a health science building are explored on the episode Healing Spaces of the series Cool Spaces! Check out these unusual structures at 8 p.m. on KLRU Q.

Architect Michael Graves: A Grand Tour documents the life of an architect who suddenly, 20 years into his career, suffered a nearly fatal illness that left him paralyzed. After experiencing years in and out of health institutions, he turned his career to focus on making cold-feeling places (i.e. hospitals) warm. Learn about his inspirational cause at 9 p.m.

The same Michael Graves has turned a 1920s warehouse in Princeton, New Jersey into his own home, nicknamed “The Warehouse.” The extraordinary and diverse interior is toured on Michael Graves: The Warehouse at 9:30 p.m. only on KLRU Q.

KLRU Q Features Natural Beauty – 5/23

This Friday, join us on KLRU Q for a closer look to the amazing beauty on Earth.

Waterfalls about three times the size of Niagara lie in the heart of South America on the border of Brazil and Argentina. Over 300 individual waterfalls are home to innumerable plant and animal species, which are all featured on Megafalls of Iguacu at 8:05 p.m. on KLRU Q.

Niagara Falls connects Man and Nature at the world-famous site on the U.S. and Canada border. High-definition videography brings the waterfall to life, showing at 9 p.m.

An episode of the series Amazing Underground Secrets, Secrets & Treasures delves into some of the greatest underground treasure discoveries of all time, and shows us what governments hide underground from their own citizens. Check out the underground world at 10 p.m. on KLRU Q.

The Chesapeake Bay is densely populated by Northeastern Americans, but the history it preserves underwater is safely secluded and untapped by its surrounding residents. Secrets of the Chesapeake looks at an ancient burial ground, a sea serpent, a sunken ship and ghost stories Friday night at 11 p.m.

British Battleships and Air Strikes of WWII on KLRU Q 5/22

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On Thursday, May 22, KLRU Q is revisiting the monumental battles between Nazi Germany and Great Britain during World War II with eye-witness accounts and recent discoveries of evidence from the battles.

Thousands of British civilians were killed and injured in the London area during the 57 consecutive nights that Germany bombed Britain, known as the London Blitz. Starting at 8 p.m., the documentary Blitz: London’s Longest Night focuses on just one night in 1940 that dropped 24,000 firebombs and 45 tons of explosives on the city.

The largest air battle in history is explored in-depth in Battle of Britain: The Real Story at 9:30 p.m. Hearing stories from one of the few German survivors of the battle and reading other documented testimonies reveals astonishing behind-the-scenes information and goes deeper into the clash of the two nations during the war.

Next, the Hunt For Battleship Hood goes three miles underwater for one of the most ambitious shipwreck searches ever undertaken: the Bismarck and HMS Hood battleships. The British “Mighty Hood” was one of the most well-known battleships of the time period, surviving both World Wars until its wreck on May 24, 1940. See the ship over 60 years later at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday, only on KLRU Q.

Superheroes take over KLRU Q on May 18

On Sunday, May 18th, KLRU Q features an evening of adventure, action and inspiration with a superhero marathon!

6:00pm  Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle “Truth, Justice, and the American Way (1938-1958)” – The popularity of superhero characters during the Depression and the World War II era is explored.

7:00pm  Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle “Great Power, Great Responsibility (1959-1977)” – In the 1960s a new breed of Marvel superheroes emerges, inspired by atomic energy and space travel.

8:00pm  Superheroes: A Never-Ending Battle “A Hero Can Be Anyone (1978-Present)” – The “Superman” movie with Christopher Reeve, the overhaul of “Batman” and “Watchmen” are discussed.

9:00pm  Pioneers of Television “Superheroes” - Adam West, Lynda Carter, Lou Ferrigno and others discuss “Superman,” “Batman” and more great shows.

10:00pm  Independent Lens “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines” – The comic book superheroine Wonder Woman and popular representations of powerful women are explored.

11:00pm  Independent Lens “Wham! Bam! Islam!” – A Kuwaiti psychologist launches a comic series with 99 superheroes based on the 99 virtues of Allah.

Q Night At The Movies 4/26

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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 #602 at 7 pm
On this episode of Just Seen It, we review the revenge thriller straight from Sundance, BLUE RUIN, and the new ABC medical drama, BLACK BOX. Next, we salute the late Mickey Rooney and check out the unnerving Argentinean drama, THE GERMAN DOCTOR. Finally, we weigh in on Johnny Depp’s latest foray into sci-fi with TRANSCENDENCE.

On Story Frank Darabont: Filmmaker’s Journey at 7:30 pm
Frank Darabont, writer and director of such classics as The Shawshank Redemption, The Green Mile and The Mist, discusses adapting works by Stephen King and keeping his characters at the core of the story. Followed by Jeffrey DeChausse’s short film, Anniversario, trailing a woman’s visit to her two favorite hairdressers on the day of her 45th wedding anniversary for what becomes the most important makeover of their lives.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The Picture Of Dorian Gray at 8 pm
A corrupt young man somehow keeps his youthful beauty, but a special painting gradually reveals his inner ugliness to all.

Drive-In Movie Memories at 9:55 pm
DRIVE-IN MOVIE MEMORIES is a film celebration of drive in movie theaters, one of America’s greatest symbols of youth, freedom and the automobile. What started as the business venture an auto parts dealer to make some easy money accidentally became a magical place where romance, fun and a sense of community flourished. The centerpiece of DRIVE-IN MOVIE MEMORIES is a vast collection of historical photos and footage from the mid ’30s until today, including clips from classic drive-in movies of all genres: westerns, romance, horror, and the teenage beach party movies of the ’60s. Interviews with film critic Leonard Maltin and other film historians add context while stories from B-movie actors, including Beverly Garland, the “queen” of B-movies, provide entertaining “insider” views of the era in its heyday.

Elvis: Return To Tupelo at 10:55 pm
In the 1950s and ’60s, Elvis Presley became an icon of rock n’ roll around the world. But understanding the Elvis story requires going back to his origins in rural Tupelo, Miss. ELVIS: RETURN TO TUPELO documents the period from his birth in 1935 during the depths of the Great Depression, to his breakout year 1956, when Elvis made a triumphant return to his hometown.



Q Night At The Movies 4/19

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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 #601 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 Breaking Bad: A Conversation With Vince Gilligan at 7:30 pm
Vince Gilligan, creator of the AMC hit series Breaking Bad, reflects upon the show’s hyper-serialized storytelling, along with his inspirations and influences. Accompanied by Victor Nores’ short film, Euthanas Inc., about an old lady whose family wishes to no longer be burdened by her presence, and her plans to grant them an unexpected change of scene.

Hollywood Stars Film Package The Bad Seed at 8 pm
Odd fatal accidents lead a woman (Nancy Kelly) to realize that her 8-year-old daughter (Patty McCormack) was born to kill. Cast: Nancy Kelly, Patty McCormack, Henry Jones.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Dressed To Kill at 10:15 pm
A psychiatrist (Michael Caine), a prostitute (Nancy Allen) and the son of a slain woman (Angie Dickinson) try to track down the dead woman’s killer. Cast: Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen.




Q Night At The Movies 4/12


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 #513 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 War at 7:30 pm
War in film is discussed by the creative minds behind RED DAWN, BORN ON THE 4th OF JULY, and APOCALYPSE NOW. Featuring Oliver Stone and John Milius. Film: Veterans by Miguel Alvarez.

Hollywood Stars Film Package Platoon at 8 pm
Two sergeants and a private join others lost in war along the 1967 Cambodian border. Cast: Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe, Charlie Sheen.

20th Century Battlefields: Vietnam at 10 pm
Peter Snow is a highly respected journalist, author and broadcaster. He was ITN’s Diplomatic and Defense Correspondent from 1966 to 1979, and presented Newsnight, the BBC’s flagship news and current affairs programme, from 1980 to 1997. His son and partner, Dan Snow, won a first-class degree in history at Balliol College, Oxford, where he developed a passion for military history, specializing in the First World War. Since graduation he has written articles on military history and sailing, and together with his father, he researched, wrote and hosted the BBC series Battlefield Britain. This program takes a look at the conduct of the war in Vietnam, covering the Tet Offensive of 1968, in particular the fighting at Saigon and Khe Sanh, but the main focus is on the Battle of Hue.

Ancient Knowledge Night on KLRU Q

KLRU Q explores the forgotten knowledge of our ancient past during April 10th, 17th, and 24th with the six-part series Alexander’s Lost World and the three-part series Divine Women. Tune In to KLRU-Q!

April 10
Alexander’s Lost World
Explorations On An Ancient Sea at 8:00 pm
In search of the Alexander’s Lost World, Adams follows in the footsteps of the earliest Greek explorers, putting a new theory on Jason and the Argonauts to the test.

Alexander’s Lost World The Mother of All Cities at 8:45 pm
Crossing into Afghanistan in search of the lost city of Bactra, Adams uses the Ancient Greek accounts as a guide to try and locate Alexander’s fabled Central Asian Capital.

Divine Women When God Was A Girl at 9:35 pm
Historian Bettany Hughes goes back to the beginning of time and visits the world’s oldest religious site to find startling evidence that women were part of the very birth of organised religion. She visits a world where goddesses ruled the heavens and earth, and reveals why our ancestors thought of the divine as female. Travelling across the Mediterranean and the Near East, Bettany goes to remote places, where she encounters fearsome goddesses who controlled life and death, including the formidable goddesses Kybele and Gaia. And she ends up in modern-day India, where  the goddess is still a powerful force for thousands of Hindus.

April 17
Alexander’s Lost World Alexandria On The Oxus at 7:59 pm
Did Alexander really build sixteen cities in Afghanistan and Central Asia or was he the destroyer of a far more ancient civilization?

Alexander’s Lost World City Of Moon Lady at 8:46 pm
Lost in a sand storm in the desert, Adams and cameraman Greg finally reach a remote police outpost in the Taliban held Kunduz delta.

Divine Women Handmaids Of The Gods at 9:35 pm
In episode two Bettany Hughes uncovers the lost era of the priestess and visits Lesbos, home of the poet Sappho and, perhaps, the spiritual home of lesbianism. Bettany Hughes In this episode, Bettany travels to the island of Lesbos to discover the truth behind the much sensationalized poet Sappho. Best known today for giving us the words sapphic and lesbian, in her own time Sappho fulfilled the important role of a priestess, channeling the power of Aphrodite the goddess of sex.

April 24
Alexander’s Lost World  The Land Of The Golden Fleece at 7:59 pm
In the waters of the Oxus River Adams discovers a surprising connection to Jason and the Argonauts – could they have possibly travelled this far from Greece?

Alexander’s Lost World  Source Of Civilisation at 8:46 pm
To discover the origins of these people and their civilization that flowered long before Alexander’s arrival David enters one of the least visited places on earth.

Divine Women War Of The Words at 9:35 pm
In the last episode of Divine Women, Bettany Hughs looks at Theodora, the prostitute who became an empress and allied herself with Mary the Mother of God to rule over a great Christian empire. She also looks at the legacy of the wives of the prophet Mohammad: Khadija, the first convert to Islam and Aisha, whose words are still read by over two billion men and women today.