In the Studio: Overheard taping with John Heilemann 9/21

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with John Heilemann on September 21 at 9:00 a.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 8:30 a.m. The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP here

Heilemann writes about politics and business for New York Magazine, and his work also appears in other major publications nationwide. A sharp observer of US politics, Heilemann always seems to have a piece of inside knowledge and a surprising new scoop. His book Game Change, coauthored with Mark Halperin, documented the 2008 presidential campaign and became a bestseller. We’ll hear the latest political news and we’ll catch Heilemann’s take on the Republican primary race.

Join us as Overheard with Evan Smith launches a second 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 stations from California to Florida. We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.

In the Studio: Overheard taping with Joe Klein 9/14

Please join KLRU’s Overheard with Evan Smith for an interview with Joe Klein on September 14 at 2:00 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map). Doors open at 1:30.  The event is free but an RSVP is required. RSVP here

Joe Klein covers national and international politics in his award-winning column for TIME, called “In the Arena.”  He’s also the author of six books.  The most recent of those books is Politics Lost, which makes the argument that American politics has become more about keeping power than about serving the best interest of the country.  Klein’s most famous book is Primary Colors, a novel that took heavy inspiration from the Clinton administration – written by Klein under the pen name Anonymous.

Join us as Overheard with Evan Smith launches a second 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 stations from California to Florida.  We hope you’ll be there for the second season of this exciting program.

John Mackey tapes Overheard 2/11

Please join KLRU as Evan Smith and John Mackey tape an episode of Overheard with Evan Smith on Friday, Feb. 11 at 1:30 pm in KLRU’s Studio 6A. Doors open at 1 pm. The taping is free. Please RSVP here to ensure admission.

Meet John Mackey, version 1.0: a meat-eating former philosophy major in his early 20s who moves into a vegetarian cooperative to meet women. Fast forward to 2011, and you’ll meet an updated version: co-founder and CEO of a huge natural and organic grocery company with stores in three countries, advocate for a “company with a conscience” and a major force behind the growth of the local and organic food movement in the US.

Overheard with Evan Smith updates the successful formula of our award-winning series Texas Monthly Talks — great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The new show brings you the same mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and is being offered to PBS stations nationwide.  Thanks for helping us launch this exciting new program.

Matthew Dowd tapes Overheard 2/4

Please join KLRU as Evan Smith and political strategist Matthew Dowd tape an episode of Overheard with Evan Smith on Friday, Feb. 4, at 9:30 am in KLRU Studio 6A (map). The taping is free. Please RSVP here TIME CHANGE the taping is now at 9:30 am instead of 10 am. Doors open at 9 am

Dowd has worked behind the scenes and at the heart of American politics for more than twenty-five years, shaping strategies for both Democrats and Republicans. After helping George W. Bush win the Presidency twice, Dowd broke publicly with that administration over many of its policies. He’s remained involved in the public debate as an author, consultant and commentator. And now, it’s widely reported that Dowd has been called to advise President Barack Obama, offering guidance after the mid-term elections.

Overheard with Evan Smith updates the successful formula of our award-winning series Texas Monthly Talks — great conversation with fascinating people, always on the news and always with a sense of humor.  The new show brings you the same mix of guests from politics, the arts, literature, journalism, business, sports and more, and is being offered to PBS stations nationwide.  Thanks for helping us launch this exciting new program.

Attend the TMT taping with Michael Williams 12/17

RSVP here

Join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks for a conversation with Michael Williams, who holds a seat on the Railroad Commission of Texas, on December 17 at 12:15 p.m. One year ago, Williams announced his plan to run for a seat in the United States Senate. His hope is to take Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison’s place in a special election if she leaves Washington but he’s also widely considered to be a likely appointee to fill a vacancy until an election can be held. Williams is a staunch conservative who would become the lone African-American Republican in the Senate, and he’s gained attention nationwide. Join us to learn more about the candidate and his views.

Attend the In Context taping with James Polk

Taping date: Monday, November 2
Taping time: starts at 7 p.m.; doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Taping location: KLRU’s Austin City Limits Studio 6A
RSVP ONLINE for you and your guests by noon, Monday, November 2nd

Join KLRU’s In Context for a special performance by Austin musician James Polk. RSVP here

James Polk has been a part of Austin’s jazz scene since the ’60s when he attended Huston-Tillotson College. In the late ’70s, Polk was an organist for the Ray Charles Orchestra and was arranger for two of Charles’ Grammy-nominated songs “Ain’t It So” and “I Wish You Were Here Tonight.” He returned to Austin in the ’80s to pursue his education and to teach others. He retired from teaching in 2006 and he received his Professor Emeritus status of Jazz Studies in the School of Music at Texas State University in San Marcos. Polk has been inducted into the Austin Chronicle Music Poll Hall of Fame.

In Context reflects the arts culture in Austin’s community and explores the creative people and unique things which make our lives more interesting. It provides a glimpse into the lives of people who follow their dreams, the poets of form and function, the obscure, the inspiring, the strange and the beautiful

TMT Texas Book Festival Tapings with Smiley, Aldrin & Branch

Please join Evan Smith and KLRU’s Texas Monthly Talks as we interview three authors from this year’s Texas Book Festival: novelist Jane Smiley, astronaut Buzz Aldrin and historian Taylor Branch. You’re invited to these special tapings at the Texas State Capitol on Saturday, October 31. Each taping will last approximately 45 minutes, including audience Q&A if the guest’s schedule permits. Once taping begins, no entry or exit will be allowed.

Jane Smiley
Taping room doors close at 9:10 a.m.

*PLEASE NOTE: The Capitol does not open to the public until 9 a.m. To reach the room in time for the taping, you will need to be at the Capitol door by 9 a.m.

Pulitzer-winning author Jane Smiley is known for her novels and essays about relationships, animals, politics and modern life.
RSVP for the Smiley taping here


Buzz Aldrin
Taping room doors close at 10:00 a.m.

Just over forty years ago, Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong became the first humans to set foot on the moon – a fact known to virtually anyone who hears his name.
RSVP for the Aldrin taping here

Taylor Branch
Taping room doors close at 11:30 a.m.

Historian and author Taylor Branch earned a Pulitzer Prize for Parting the Waters: America in the King Years, 1954-63.
RSVP for the Branch taping here

LOCATION

Capitol Annex, Room LCC-E2.002 on Level E2.

Take any Capitol elevator to level E2 and proceed down the hallway. Keep walking, and Room LCC-E2.002 will be on your right (LCC stands for Legislative Conference Center).

Madeleine Albright & Gail Collins TMT tapings

Join KLRU in the studio for two Texas Monthly Talks tapings on Friday, October 30.

First, Evan Smith talks with former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright. This taping starts at 9:45 a.m.; doors will open at 9 a.m. RSVP for the Madeleine Albright taping here.

Nest, Smith sits down with New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins. This taping starts at 11:45 a.m.; doors will open at 11 a.m. RSVP for the Gail Collins taping here.