Education focus of Live United Film Series event on 1/28

Join KLRU and United Way Capital Area for a special film screening and discussion on education issues in Austin on Thursday, January 28, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio 6A. RSVP here. Light hors d’oeuvres and beverages provided.

Jason Sabo from United Ways of Texas will moderate a discussion on whether the Austin community is investing enough in education. Panelists will include:

  • Dr. Michael Marder from University of Texas UTeach project
  • Liliana Ary from Univision Radio
  • Clayton Christopher from Sweet Leaf Tea and a student he is mentoring through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas
  • The discussion will take place immedately after a screening of It All Adds Up. This documentary, produced by Academy Award-winning director Sue Marx, focuses on the academic enrichment and mentoring program called Math Corps. The film features engaging and heart-warming interviews with alumni and current campers who testify to the life-changing impact of this project. RSVP here.

    Thanks to our volunteers

    One of my favorite parts of my job is working with phone volunteers from the community during our on-air fundraising drives. I meet people from all over Austin and the surrounding area who each bring something unique to the studio. I’ve gotten to know several of the regulars who volunteer during each drive and look forward to seeing them again when we go on-air to speak directly to the community about KLRU.

    Another fun part of working with the phone volunteers is welcoming the new people who come in for the first time. It is a treat to work with them while they enjoy meeting new people and see what goes on behind-the-scenes to make live television happen. Thank you to all our volunteers who help make our fundraising drives a success. If you would like to volunteer to answer phones during a live fundraising night at KLRU, sign up now to receive volunteering updates at klru.org

    Watch on Sunday (8/16) night from 7 to 8:30 p.m. to see more of our community volunteers in action.

    — Sara Childress

    About the Author: Sara Childress is the Membership Manager for KLRU. When she’s not coordinating fundraising campaigns, she earnestly contemplates the meaning of life; this is possibly due to the influence of watching too much Monty Python during her formative years.