Billy Connolly’s Route 66 on KLRU-Q

Billy Connolly’s Route 66 will air on KLRU Q this month! Affable Scottish comedian/actor Billy Connolly (Journey to the Edge of the World, Brave) takes the ultimate road trip as he travels the world’s most famous highway, Route 66, airing at  9:45pm Fridays, February 8th, 15th, 22nd and March 1st. In this stylish miniseries, Connolly adopts a kind of “Easy Rider” approach to the trek as he makes the iconic 2,488 mile journey from Chicago to Santa Monica. With his unrivaled ability to tell a great story, he brings to life both the big and small moments of American history – the world changing event and the comic asides.

2/8 – Episode #101
Billy travels from Chicago, IL to St. Louis, MO visiting attractions along the way including: the Chicago Tribune Building, the Route 66 “Pie Man,” Abraham Lincoln’s home, an Amish community and the Chain of Rocks bridge.

2/15 – Episode #102
Billy travels from St. Louis, MO to Oklahoma City, OK, visiting The Gateway Arch, a Civil War re-enactment, a wolf sanctuary, a crossbow turkey hunt and the Oklahoma City Bombing Memorial.

2/22 – Episode #103
Billy travels from Oklahoma City, OK to Monument Valley, UT, visiting a cattle auction, the Devil’s Rope (barbed wire) museum, Cadillac Ranch, a ghost town, Los Alamos and a Navajo healing ritual.

3/1 – Episode #104
Billy travels from Flagstaff, AZ to the end of Route 66 at Santa Monica Boulevard, visiting a meteor crater, the world’s deepest motel room inside a cave, Bottle Tree Ranch, and “car culture” in Pomona City, CA.

SUPER WHY! Time Travel Week

Super Why and the Great Robot RaceSUPER WHY!
Time Travel Week
January 16-20, 2012

#207 Super WHY and Jasper’s Cowboy Wish
Monday, Jan. 16, 9am (repeats: Friday, Jan. 20, 9am)
Howdy Partner!  Whyatt and his friends are playing cowboys, but Pig can’t join in because he doesn’t know what cowboys do.  The super readers jump into the tale Jasper’s Cowboy Wish and make the acquaintance of a cowpoke named Jasper who’s desperate to become a rompin’ stompin’ cowboy if only he could get the hang of it!  When Jasper must use his cowboy skills to save the day, will he be a hero…or will this be his last roundup?
Educational Objectives: To explore the Old West.  Young viewers will sing the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, learn what the word saddle means, and use the power to read to change the story.

#208 Super WHY and Baby Dino’s Big Discovery
Tuesday, Jan. 17, 9am (repeats: Monday, Jan. 23, 9am)
ROAR! Pig invited his friends over to play dinosaurs, but Whyatt can’t figure out which toy dinosaur he has.  So he super readers soar into Baby Dino’s Big Discovery where they lend a hand to a baby dinosaur searching for his mommy.  They’ll need to look closely to figure out what kind of dinosaur Baby Dino is…and be careful to avoid being eaten while they do!
Educational Objectives: To learn about dinosaurs, follow the alphabet, rhyme with ANT words, find out what the words “herbivore” and “carnivore” mean, and use the power to read to change the story.

#209 Super WHY and Princess Gwennie Saves the Day
Wednesday, Jan. 18, 9am (repeats: Saturday, Jan. 21 & Tuesday, Jan. 24, 9am)
Princess Pea is feeling dramatic (as usual) and she and Red are staging a play. Princess is pretending she’s a queen but Red doesn’t know what to be!  The super readers fly into the story of a princess with a silly sense of humor and a big job to do.  They help Gwennie use her talents to save the day, and Red discovers her own special gifts.
Educational Objectives: To learn about medieval times.  Kids will sing the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling,  learn what the word “harp” means and use the power to read to change the story.

#210 Super WHY and The Great Robot Race
Thursday, Jan. 19, 9am (repeats: Wednesday, Jan. 25 & Saturday, Jan. 28, 9am)
Ready…steady…splat!  Whyatt and his puppy want to win the porridge race, but the bowl of breakfast cereal keeps falling off the puppy’s back.  This is a super MESSY problem!  The reading friends visit The Great Robot Race and encounter a boy named Bradbury who is determined to help his robo-doggie to win a race too!  Both Bradbury and the super readers will have to use a little creative problem solving to help robo-doggie zoom to the head of the pack!
Educational Objectives: To learn about innovation, experiment with the alphabet and rhyme with ING words. Preschoolers will also learn what the word “fins” means and use the power to read to change the story.

KLRU Create: Spend Every Saturday in August Traveling the World

Starting at 10 am each Saturday, KLRU Create offers viewers themed programming to get you started on various projects. KLRU Create is on channel 18.2 over the air.

August 6  Global Rhythm
Put your dancing shoes on as we travel the world to join in on the Global Rhythm! Dance is at the center of all cultures, Rudy Maxa gets up close and personal with Flamenco dancers in Madrid. Rick Steves kicks up his feet in Ireland and Jacob Edgar takes a spin in Columbia’s Capital of Salsa. You don’t want to miss a booming beat of this marathon. 

August 13  Be Cool
The heat wave is on and we’re ready to cool down. Pack your winter gear; we’re going on a jaunt to some of the coldest regions of the world. Burt Wolf, Joseph Rosendo and Art Wolfe will take us on an unforgettable journey through Canada and Switzerland. Chef Tina Nordstrom enjoys ice fishing, reindeer races and more exciting activities in Sweden. This marathon will be chocked with enough fun, it will put you on ice until winter. 

August 20  South American Adventures
From the Amazon to the Andes, South America is a land of natural wonders, intense flavors, and vibrant people. Intrepid tour guides Darley Newman, Rudy Maxa and Art Wolfe will take us on an unforgettable tour of uruguay, Argentina and Brazil while Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson also known as the Grannies on Safari make their way through Lima, Peru. This quick jaunt to the Southern Hemisphere will have you humming “The Girl From Ipanema.”

August 27  Born in the USA
A tour back and forth across the United States with travel expert and historian Burt Wolf will no doubt be a whirlwind of exciting sights and sounds- including stops in Napa Valley, Chicago, Naples, Florida, Boston and Richmond, Virginia. Whether the destination is serene or a burgeoning metropolis, you’ll enjoy the journey. And don’t miss Burt Wolf’s stops in the Alaska and the Big Apple to bring the tour of the USA full-circle. 

SUPER Why! Time Travel Week

Super Why, Woofster and gang flyingSUPER Why! Time Travel Week

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#207 Super WHY and Jasper’s Cowboy Wish
Monday, January 16, 9-9:30 a.m.
(repeats: Friday, January 20, 9-9:30 a.m.)
Howdy Partner!  Whyatt and his friends are playing cowboys, but Pig can’t join in because he doesn’t know what cowboys do.  The super readers jump into the tale Jasper’s Cowboy Wish and make the acquaintance of a cowpoke named Jasper who’s desperate to become a rompin’ stompin’ cowboy if only he could get the hang of it!  When Jasper must use his cowboy skills to save the day, will he be a hero…or will this be his last roundup?
Educational Objectives: To explore the Old West.  Young viewers will sing the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling, learn what the word saddle means, and use the power to read to change the story.

#208 Super WHY and Baby Dino’s Big Discovery
Tuesday, January 17, 9-9:30 a.m. (repeats: Monday, January 23, 9-9:30 a.m.)
ROAR! Pig invited his friends over to play dinosaurs, but Whyatt can’t figure out which toy dinosaur he has.  So he super readers soar into Baby Dino’s Big Discovery where they lend a hand to a baby dinosaur searching for his mommy.  They’ll need to look closely to figure out what kind of dinosaur Baby Dino is…and be careful to avoid being eaten while they do!
Educational Objectives: To learn about dinosaurs, follow the alphabet, rhyme with ANT words, find out what the words “herbivore” and “carnivore” mean, and use the power to read to change the story.

#209 Super WHY and Princess Gwennie Saves the Day
Wednesday, January 18, 9-9:30 a.m. (repeats: Saturday, January 21, & Tuesday, January 24, 9-9:30 a.m.)
Princess Pea is feeling dramatic (as usual) and she and Red are staging a play. Princess is pretending she’s a queen but Red doesn’t know what to be!  The super readers fly into the story of a princess with a silly sense of humor and a big job to do.  They help Gwennie use her talents to save the day, and Red discovers her own special gifts.
Educational Objectives: To learn about medieval times.  Kids will sing the alphabet, practice the magic of spelling,  learn what the word “harp” means and use the power to read to change the story.

#210 Super WHY and The Great Robot Race
Thursday, January 19, 9-9:30 a.m. (repeats: Wednesday, January 25, & Saturday, January 28, 9-9:30 a.m. )
Ready…steady…splat!  Whyatt and his puppy want to win the porridge race, but the bowl of breakfast cereal keeps falling off the puppy’s back.  This is a super MESSY problem!  The reading friends visit The Great Robot Race and encounter a boy named Bradbury who is determined to help his robo-doggie to win a race too!  Both Bradbury and the super readers will have to use a little creative problem solving to help robo-doggie zoom to the head of the pack!
Educational Objectives: To learn about innovation, experiment with the alphabet and rhyme with ING words. Preschoolers will also learn what the word “fins” means and use the power to read to change the story.