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.

TMT features E.J. Dionne

Texas Monthly Talks with Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne
7 p.m. Thursday, October 8
also airs at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, October 11

For more than 15 years, E. J. Dionne has shared his opinions about politics, the media and the role of religion in public life with the The Washington Post’s readers. He also serves as a senior fellow at The Brookings Institution, writes popular books about politics and frequently shares commentary with NPR, This Week and Meet the Press. Join us to learn more about the latest news from Washington, and the latest opinions from Dionne.

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The Washington Post Columnist E.J. Dionne from Texas Monthly Talks on Vimeo.

Texas Monthly Talks with Jeffrey Toobin

Program: Texas Monthly Talks
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, June 11
Also airs: Sunday, June 14, at 12:30 p.m.
Watch episodes online at klru.org/texasmonthlytalks or klru.tv

Legal Journalist Jeffrey Toobin from Texas Monthly Talks on Vimeo.

Sometimes you plan, and sometimes you get lucky. When we asked Jeffrey Toobin, the lawyer turned New Yorker writer and CNN senior legal analyst, to be a guest on this show, we had no idea that his time with us, during a long-planned trip to Austin, would coincide precisely with what can only be regarded as seismic news in his world: President Obama’s nomination of Judge Sonia Sotomayor to replace retiring Justice David Souter on the United States Supreme Court. more

Texas Monthly Talks with Bud Shrake

Program: Texas Monthly Talks
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, June 4
Also airs: Sunday, June 7, at 12:30 p.m.
Watch episodes online at klru.org/texasmonthlytalks or klru.tv

Austin writer Bud Shrake passed away earlier this year. Shrake taped an episode of Texas Monthly Talks in January 2008 during which time host Evan Smith said “If the assemblage of undeniably talented outlaws, renegades, malcontents, and misfits who emerged from the iron triangle of Paschal High School, Texas Christian University, and the Metroplex newspaper business amounts to a Fort Worth mafia, this week’s guest is surely the don: the most talented outlaw, renegade, malcontent, and misfit of the bunch — the one with the longest life in the world of writing at various levels and in various media, and the one whose work, more than that of any other, continues to surprise and delight.” Read more of Smith’s comments on Shrake here or watch the complete interview:

Writer Bud Shrake | Texas Monthly Talks from Texas Monthly Talks on Vimeo.

Texas Monthly Talks with Jody Conradt

Program: Texas Monthly Talks
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, May 28
Also airs: Sunday, May 31, at 12:30 p.m.
Watch episodes online at klru.org/texasmonthlytalks or klru.tv

Basketball Coach Jody Conradt from Texas Monthly Talks on Vimeo.

Even if you follow college basketball only occasionally, but especially if you’re an obsessive, as so many of us in Texas seem to be, she will always be “Coach” — never mind that she no longer sets foot on the court each day or each week, inspires her own team of young talents to prevail at their chosen sports, or guides a single student-athlete down the path to graduation. Jody Conradt did those things and more for plenty long enough, enthusiastically and expertly, making history along the way. more

Texas Monthly Talks with Sonny Rollins

Program: Texas Monthly Talks
Time: 7 p.m.
Date: Thursday, May 21
Also airs: Sunday, May 24, at 12:30 p.m.
Watch episodes online at klru.org/texasmonthlytalks or klru.tv

Musician Sonny Rollins from Texas Monthly Talks on Vimeo.

As much he dislikes the word – as much as he thinks it makes him sound like a has-been, or a no-longer-is – Sonny Rollins is unquestionably a legend; no other word can possibly do justice to the self-described saxophone colossus and his truly remarkable career, which spans seven decades and includes a virtual who’s-who of jazz as supporting players. Miles Davis, Bud Powell, Theolonius Monk, Charlie Parker, John Coltrane, Max Roach, Dexter Gordon, Don Cherry, Art Blakey, Red Garland, Philly Joe Jones: There is literally no one consequential last century or this that Rollins did not work with, record with, blow his horn for or alongside. more