Katharine Hayhoe will be visiting Austin on February 4th to tape Overheard with Evan Smith and discuss her PBS Digital show titled Global Weirding. Global Weirding is tailored to those who are skeptical about global warming as well as those who genuinely want to learn more about the scientific concept.
In her episode, “Texans Don’t Care About Climate Change, Right?”, she talks about living in Lubbock, also known as one of the most conservative cities in the country, and what that means for the fate of climate change. Yet, Texas is one of the most vulnerable states in the country, as it gets hit with all types of weather imaginable, like tornadoes, droughts, flooding, hurricanes, and storms. However, she also discusses the progression and initiatives made by cities like Georgetown.
In another episode, “The Bible Doesn’t Talk About Climate Change, Right?”, she discusses White Evangelicals, of which she aligns herself with. She notes that the Bible isn’t even the thing that makes a lot of Catholics and Evangelicals (a major portion of people who do not believe in climate change) question climate change. She points out that one of the most important reasons that Catholics and Evangelicals deny climate change is because of the economy.
Central Texans are gearing up for Friday’s Presidential Inauguration. As some are preparing for massive protests, others plan to celebrate. How will your voice be heard as Donald Trump is sworn in as the 45th President? Let us know in the comments below.
The gavel is down and the debates have begun. As lawmakers are gearing up for the debates in the 85th Texas legislative session, we are too!
We will be bringing you stories from the Texas State Capitol as the session is in full swing. With issues ranging from the controversial bathroom bill to education and the economy, check out the stories impacting Central Texas.
Let us know in the comments the topics you want to learn more about and tell us what you’d like to see covered.
Today marks a week after the tragic Dallas shooting that left five officers dead and nine others wounded, following the deaths of two black men at the hands of police in Louisiana and Minnesota that erupted in widespread protests. As tensions and grievances are on the rise on all sides, what is next for America? Tune in tonight at 8:00 p.m. as PBS NewsHour goes in-depth in their weekend special, America in Black & Blue.
It’s hard to watch the news nowadays and not hear the word ‘ISIS’ fall out of the mouth of the commentator. With each new terrorist attack ISIS seems to be at the top of the suspect list.
But how much do we know about the terrorist group? Why is it taking so long to defeat them? These Frontline documentaries go in-depth to show you what and who ISIS is and how they operate.
PBS’ premier public affairs series, Frontline’s stature is reaffirmed each week through incisive documentaries covering the scope and complexity of the human, social and political experience.
Frontline has built a reputation for powerful reporting that tackles the tough, controversial, and complex stories that shape our times. The show remains committed to providing a primetime venue for engaging reports that fully explore and illuminate the critical issues of our times.
A video-store clerk turned radical jihadist, Abu Musab al-Zarqaqi, was the mastermind behind the sectarian warfare that tore Iraq apart after the U.S. invasion, resulting in tens of thousands of deaths.
Beginning in a time when Austin’s Mexican American community had little to no representation, hear how the Chicano movement of the 60’s and 70’s empowered these individuals to fight for equal representation and change the face of politics in Texas in the second installment of Austin Revealed: Chicano Civil Rights, which takes a look at Mexican Americans in politics.
Austin Revealed: Chicano Civil Rights debuts on Thursdays in March on KLRU.org. Stay tuned for future installments addressing Chicano identity through the arts, organizing and activism and the struggle of the Chicano movement as the Mexican-American community in Austin continues to fight for their rights.
The Texas Railroad Commission has nothing to do with the railroad. It’s actually a state agency in charge of regulating oil and gas production, natural gas utilities, pipeline safety, and surface coal and uranium mining. Since this agency has a lot of power but is often misunderstood, we hit the streets of Austin to see what people knew about the commission – and asked The Texas Tribune’s Ross Ramsey to clear up the confusion.
One of three seats on the commission is open, and 7 Republicans are running in the primary. The Texas Tribune produced a forum between the Republican candidates, which will air on KLRU tonight at 7pm. On the Democratic side three candidates are running, Lon Burnam, Cody Garrett, and Grady Yarbrough. Libertarian Mark Miller is also running and isn’t facing a primary challenger.
You can watch The 2016 GOP Race for Railroad Commissioner Forum in the video clip below.