Committed to presenting the arts to Austin, KLRU continues to showcase its dedication to innovative artistry and creative communities with a new episode of Arts In Context featuring Marfa, Texas, called The Light and The Land.
This episode explores the remote Texas city of Marfa, which attracts visitors including, those interested in literary pursuits, fine arts and the metaphysical. Known for its mysterious lights, colorful characters, ranching roots and tourism, Marfa is fast becoming a thriving and eclectic creative community. Arts in Context looks at what made the Trans-Pecos town nestled near Big Bend National Park the destination it is today.
The show airs on Thursday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 31, at 4 p.m. on KLRU.
Civic Summit: 2012 Senate Race airs tonight (6/23) at 7:30pm. This co-production with the Texas Tribune features the four leading GOP politicians who have announced their intentions to run for the Texas U.S. Senate seat being left by Kay Bailey Hutchinson.
If you’re unable to catch the broadcast the entire program can be viewed online.
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.