Screening: The Daytripper 6/18

Community Screening of The Daytripper
KLRU Studio 6A, 6:45 – 9 pm
Free. RSVP Required. RSVP now

Join us for screening of the The Daytripper’s season three finale and return episode to Bastrop in studio!

The Atomic Duo will kick off the evening with live music on stage while Rudy’s Country Store and BBQ whips up tasty sandwiches and Live Oak pours their finest brews. Host Chet Garner will be in attendance with special guests from the episode: Former Bastrop County Judge Ronnie McDonald, Bastrop Fire Chief Perry and Asst. Chief Stradling.

Screening: In the Life Becoming Me 6/5

Join KLRU and the Austin Public Library for free screenings on the first Tuesday of the month at the Windsor Park Branch Library (5833 Westminster Dr). Screenings will start at 7 p.m. with a discussion to follow each of the films. The next screening will be In the Life “Becoming Me” on June 5th. These events are free and open to the public.

In the Life “Becoming Me”
Is it a boy or a girl? Many parents learn the answer before their baby is born, and most expect their children to develop a gender identity that mirrors biological sex within their first few years. But for transgender and gender nonconforming children, gender identity unfolds throughout childhood, adolescence and into early adulthood. Eight families with transgender and gender non-conforming children ranging in ages from 5 to 25 share their stories. With the healthy development of their children at stake, parents must confront binary perceptions of gender, widespread transphobia and controversial parenting decisions.

Art 21 preview screening at UT

On March 28 from 4-5pm in Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA map) room 2.204, the Fine Arts Library will host a preview screening of Art 21 Season 6. The event will feature a screening of the episode called Change focusing on artists Ai Weiwei, El Anatsui, and Catherine Opie. Art 21’s new season begins airing soon on KLRU.

Watch Trailer: Season 6, Art in the Twenty-First Century on PBS. See more from ART:21.

Preview Screening: Downton Abbey 1/5

Join KLRU and other Downton Abbey fans as we preview the first hour of the second season of this beloved Masterpiece Classic series.

The screening will be January 5th in KLRU’s Studio 6A. Doors open at 6:30 and the screening will start promptly at 7. The event is free, but an RSVP is required. RSVP now

Downton Abbey season two starts airing on January 8th on PBS, but we’re giving our fans a chance to see the first hour before anyone else. We’ll have Downton Abbey items to give away and light refreshments will be served. RSVP now

Screening: Flower Mound Library shows Wildflowers 8/29

A free screening of the KLRU documentary Wildflowers: Seeds of History will take place on Monday, August 29, at 6:45 pm at the Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Lane, Flower Mound, TX 75022. Space is limited so please RSVP by visiting the Library’s Information Desk or by calling 972.874.6165

Wildflowers: Seeds of History
A trip through the legends, facts, and ecological impact behind Texas Wildflowers. Discover what wildflowers are really doing, their historical use for food and medicine, and how they grow. Produced definition video in the stellar wildflower season of spring 2010. DVDs of this documentary are available for sale at

Hosted by volunteers representing:
The Mound Foundation
Keep Flower Mound Beautiful
The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center

POV "Better This World" Screening 8/24

Monkey Wrench Books, 110 E. North Loop, will host a screening of the POV documentary “Better This World” on Wednesday, 8/24, at 8 pm. This film will air on KLRU Tuesday, 9/6, at 9 pm

Watch the full episode. See more POV.

The story of Bradley Crowder and David McKay, who were accused of intending to firebomb the 2008 Republican National Convention, is a dramatic tale of idealism, loyalty, crime and betrayal. Better This World follows the radicalization of these boyhood friends from Midland, Texas, under the tutelage of revolutionary activist Brandon Darby. The results: eight homemade bombs, multiple domestic terrorism charges and a high-stakes entrapment defense hinging on the actions of a controversial FBI informant. Better This World goes to the heart of the war on terror and its impact on civil liberties and political dissent in post-9/11 America.

Freedom Riders event q&a with Julian Bond

For those of you who could not make it to the KLRU/LBJ Library preview screening and discussion of Freedom Riders on May 4, here’s the entire question and answer session with Julian Bond. Please watch the full documentary of Freedom Riders on Monday, May 16 at 8 p.m. on KLRU.

You can also:
View photos from the night here.
Go to the LBJ Library to see an interactive exhibit on the Freedom Rides as well as an exhibit on the Radical Movements of the 1960s. The library is located at 2313 Red River is open daily from 9 – 5. Admission is free.

KLRU & LBJ Library host Freedom Riders preview

Please join us for an event celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Rides. On Wednesday, May 4, at 6 pm KLRU and the LBJ Library will host a preview of the powerful documentary Freedom Riders followed by a conversation with civil rights leader Julian Bond. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP here

On May 4, 1961, the first Freedom Riders left Washington, D. C., bound for New Orleans. These courageous men and women rode buses through the South to challenge local laws or customs that enforced segregation. They demanded unrestricted access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms. Along their journey, some were arrested, some were beaten, and buses were burned. Their bravery in the face of bitter racism awakened the nation’s conscience.

Bond, who is featured in the documentary, was the Communications Director for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee at the time of the Freedom Rides. Later, Bond served in the Georgia House and Senate and as Chairman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.

On May 9, the LBJ Library will open an exhibit Freedom Riders which details the sacrifices of the Freedom Riders during six months in 1961. On May 16, KLRU will air the entire 2-hour documentary Freedom Riders.

When I Rise screening 2/3

A  film screening and performance/panel siscussion of the locally-produced film When I Rise will take place Thursday, Feb 3, 6:30 pm at LBJ Auditorium, 2313 Red River, Austin, Texas (map)

“When I Rise” profiles Barbara Smith Conrad, a gifted University of Texas music student, who finds herself at the epicenter of racial controversy, struggling against the odds and ultimately ascending to the heights of international opera.

The Feb. 3 screening will be followed by a performance by Barbara Smith Conrad, mezzo-soprano, and Icy Simpson. Simpson, soprano, is currently completing an Artist Diploma in Opera Performance at UT Austin and she is also featured in the film. They will be accompanied by pianist, Richard Masters.

There will also be a panel discussion moderated by Don Carleton featuring
Mat Hames, Director, When I Rise
Barbara Smith Conrad, mezzo-soprano
Icy Simpson, soprano

When I Rise will air on KLRU Tuesday, Feb. 8, at 9 pm,  Thursday, Feb. 10, at 8 pm and Sunday, Feb. 13 at 3 pm.