In the Studio: Jeffrey Tambor tapes Overheard 3/7

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Jeffrey Tambor!

DATE: March 7
TIME: 2pm (doors open at 1:30 pm)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
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tamborJeffrey Tambor is a six-time Emmy nominated actor well known for playing off-beat characters. He became a household name when he played Hank Kingsley on The Larry Sanders Show in the mid-1990s and for playing George Bluth Sr. on Arrested Development. His newest role is starring in the Amazon pilot Transparent. Jeffrey Tambor is also one of the most-respected acting coaches in the industry, touring the country as a “Master Teacher.” Tambor is in Austin to keynote SXSWEdu and for his annual acting workshop for SXSW Film. The workshop is a convergence event, open to all Film and Interactive badge holders.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch past episodes and get online exclusives at klru.org/overheard

 

In the Studio: Jason Schwartzman tapes Overheard 3/7

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Jason Schwartzman!

DATE: March 7
TIME: at 5:15pm (doors open at 4:45 pm)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A
(map)
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SchwartzmanJason Schwartzman is an actor who has appeared in numerous Wes Anderson movies including Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Moonrise Kingdom. He also starred in I Heart Huckabees and Slackers, among many other films. Schwartzman is also a musician. He was drummer and songwriter for the band Phantom Planet before he started acting and has composed musical scores for the HBO show Bored to Death, Smallville and Slackers.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Get past interviews and more at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Joel Klein tapes Overheard 3/4

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Joel Klein
DATE: March 4
TIME: 10:30am (Doors open at 10 am)
LOCATION:  KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
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joel-klein-2x_267_192_80Joel Klein is CEO of Amplify, an education subsidiary of NewsCorp. He is the former chancellor of New York City Public Schools. Klein was appointed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and held the position from 2002-2010. As chancellor he oversaw the country’s largest public school system of 1.1 million students and 136,000 employees. Amplify’s mission is to “reimagine the way teachers teach and students learn” by using technology and tablets to help “teachers to manage whole classrooms and, at the same time, empower them to offer more personalized instruction, so that students become more active, engaged learners.” Klein is in Austin for SXSWEdu.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Get past episodes and online exclusives at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Kevin Nealon tapes Overheard 2/15

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Kevin Nealon!

Date: February 15
Time: 12:15pm (doors open at 11:45 am. Please, do not arrive before this time.)
Location: in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
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knealonKevin Nealon is a comedian and actor. He’s perhaps best known for playing Doug Wilson on the Showtime series “Weeds.” He was also one of the longest serving cast-members on Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1995. Nealon has starred in many cult comedies, including Grandma’s Boy and Joe Dirt. Nealon is in Austin for a two-night event at Cap City Comedy.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch past episodes at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Matalin & Carville tape Overheard 1/23

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Mary Matalin and James Carville!
DATE: January 23
TIME: 3:45pm (Doors open at 3:30pm)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required.

Carville-Matalin_author photo_credit George Long Photography

Mary Matalin and James Carville are both veteran political strategists, commentators and best-selling authors. Matalin served in the Reagan, George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush administrations. Carville was the lead strategist for the 1992 Clinton campaign. Both were longtime political contributors to CNN. Matalin and Carville have been married for twenty years. Their newest book, Love & War: Twenty Years, Three Presidents, Two Daughters and One Louisiana Home was published earlier this month. They are in Austin for an event at the LBJ Presidential Library.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview.

In the Studio: Lucinda Williams tapes Overheard 1/13

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Lucinda Williams!

DATE: January 13
TIME: 7:15pm (Doors open at 6:45pm)  
LOCATION: in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map)
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Lucinda Williams is a Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter, whose highly acclaimed self-titled album, Lucinda Williams, was released 25 years ago this month. That album featured the song Passionate Kisses, later performed by Mary Chapin Carpenter and which earned Williams a Grammy for Best Country Song in 1994. Her 1998 album Car Wheels on a Gravel Road won another Grammy for Best Contemporary Folk Album. Williams went on to tour with Bob Dylan and to produce five more albums including her most recent, Blessed, in 2011, as well as a number of live albums. Williams is in Austin to promote the 25th anniversary of Lucinda Williams and to perform at ACL Live with Alejandro Escovedo for his “United Sounds of Austin” show on January 11. She will also perform a free show at Waterloo Records on January 14.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch past episodes and Q&As at klru.org/overheard

 

In the Studio: Neil deGrasse Tyson tapes Overheard 12/17

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*This event has now reached capacity and we are no longer accepting RSVPs.

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Neil deGrasse Tyson

Date: Tuesday, December 17
Time: 5:30pm (Doors open at 5:00pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. Sorry this event is now at capacity.

neilByDavidGamble-800Neil deGrasse Tyson holds the Frederick P. Rose Directorship of the Hayden Planetarium. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Harvard University and his PhD from Columbia University in Astrophysics. He hosted NOVA ScienceNow on PBS for 5 seasons.  In 2001, Tyson was appointed to serve on a commission to study the US Aerospace Industry by President George W. Bush and again in 2004 on a commission referred to as the “Moon, Mars, and Beyond” commission.  He has been awarded the NASA Distinguished Public Service Medal and received eighteen honorary doctorates. Currently Tyson is working to reboot Carl Sagan’s series COSMOS to air in spring of 2014. He is in town for an event at the Paramount Theatre.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch interviews and Q&A segments at klru.org/overheard

In the Studio: Amy Tan tapes Overheard 12/17

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Amy Tan

Date: Tuesday, December 17
Time: 4:15pm (Doors open at 3:45pm)
Location: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now
**The studio audience will be cleared immediately after the Tan taping to accomodate check-in for the Neil deGrasse taping at 5:30pm**

photo credit Rick Smolan

photo credit Rick Smolan

Amy Tan is the author of three best-selling novels including her 1989 novel The Joy Luck Club. Her newest novel, The Valley of Amazement, was published in November and is already on The New York Times best-seller list. The editors of The New York Times Book Review also named it a 2013 Notable Book. Tan co-produced and co-wrote the screenplay of The Joy Luck Club movie, released in 1993. Millions of copies of her books are in print and they have been translated into thirty languages. Tan is in Austin to speak and sign books at Book People following our taping. Book People will sell signed copies of The Valley of Amazement through the holidays.

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith begins a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. Watch interviews and Q&A segments at klru.org/overheard

This Week on Overheard: Journalist & Author Mark Leibovich

This week on Overheard with Evan Smith, Mark Leibovich discusses his new tell-all book about Washington, This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral-Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!-in American’s Gilded Capital. 

In the video clip above, Leibovich explains his view of “official” Washington, D.C. and how it has transformed over the years to become “this town.” He blames the changes on incidents like 9/11 and the pop culture Clinton Era . Leibovich says the culture from the Clinton era gave way to the rise of the “celebrity operative,” which meant “people [came] to Washington who grew up idolizing Josh Lyman not Ronald Reagan or John F. Kennedy or Barack Obama.”

Leibovich admits that he wrote This Town as a Washington insider and says he’s well aware of the uneasiness the book has caused. He explains the book ”seemed to ingest some discomfort into the system and…if any city needs to be more uncomfortable right now it’s Washington,” Leibovich said.

Leibovich also reflects on working at the Washington Post as well as his current work on The New York Times. He addresses the changing journalism industry, including the impact social media has had on news and journalism careers.

Tune in December 5 at 7 p.m. to see Mark Leibovich on Overheard with Evan Smith.

In the Studio: Doris Kearns Goodwin 12/10

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Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith
for an interview with Doris Kearns Goodwin

DATE: December 10
TIME: 3:45pm (Doors open at 3:15pm)
LOCATION: KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).  
RSVP: The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Doris Kearns GoodwinDoris Kearns Goodwin is a best-selling author and historian. She has written several biographies of U.S. presidents, including Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln, which was adapted to become the award-winning film Lincoln. Kearns Goodwin began her career as a White House assistant during the Lyndon B. Johnson Administration and taught at Harvard for ten years while publishing her first book, Lyndon Johnson and the American Dream. She won a Pulitzer Prize for History in 1995 for her biography of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt. Kearns Goodwin is in town for an event at the LBJ Library and to promote her newest book The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft, and the Golden Age of Journalism

We hope you’ll be there as Overheard with Evan Smith continues a fourth season of great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The show features in-depth interviews with a mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and reaches PBS viewers from California to Florida.  We’d love to see you in the studio for the interview, and for a chance to join the audience Q&A after the interview. You can watch past interviews and Q&As at klru.org/overheard