We’re celebrating Women’s History Month with programs that feature great women who have made their mark on the world. Join us throughout March to learn more about these leading ladies and how they shaped history.
Below is a list of programs airing on KLRU, but we also have a wealth of documentaries online including Arts In Context Somos Krudas, Arts In Context Rebirth, Arts In Context A Moving Canvas and Arts In Context A Reason to Dance.
Loretta Lynn: American Masters
Friday, March 4 starting at 8:00 pm and repeats on Tuesday, March 15 at 8:30 pm.
Explore the country legend’s hard-fought road to stardom. From her Appalachian roots to the Oscar-winning biopic Coal Miner’s Daughter, Loretta Lynn struggled to balance family and her music career and is still going strong over 50 years later.
The Girls in the Band
Thursday, March 31 at 9:00 pm.
The documentary The Girls in the Band relays the poignant, inspiring, yet often unknown stories of female jazz artists and big band instrumentalists from the late 1930s to the present day. These highly skilled women endured decades of sexism, racism and diminished opportunities to succeed in a field that seldom welcomed them. Because of their hard work and perseverance, today a new breed of gifted young women are taking their rightful place in the world of jazz – a world which can no longer deny their talents.
Independent Lens “The Graduates”
Monday, March 21 at 9:00 pm.
This documentary journeys into the heart of American education. More than a survey of contemporary policy challenges, it is an intimate and honest exploration of how students, their families and teachers are faring in a stressed public education system, during a politically complex climate, and during an unforgiving global economy.
Independent Lens “Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroes”
Monday, March 21 at 10:00 pm
This program traces the evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, this film looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation.
Genius of Marie Curie
Tuesday, March 22 at 10:00 pm
The first woman to be awarded a Nobel prize, Marie Curie was an extraordinary woman whose story is as remarkable in the modern day as it was last century. In her lifetime, she became a rare thing: a celebrity scientist, attracting the attention of the news cameras and tabloid gossip, fascinated by a woman winning prestigious awards and making groundbreaking discoveries. But how did Marie Curie achieve such great things in a time when a woman’s place was in the home, not the laboratory? This documentary takes a fresh look at one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, and discovers how she achieved both her professional accomplishments and raised a family – all in the face of prejudice, sexism and her own ill health.