March 2014 Family Choice

KLRU chooses three programs each month for your family to enjoy together. In March 2014, we will have some amazing family viewing opportunities beginning with NATURE “Ireland’s Wild River,” documenting the Shannon. In the middle of the month is NATURE “Frogs: The Thin Green Line” and at the end of the month with a double-billing of Jazz and the Philharmonic and Becoming an Artist.

Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00 pm
The Shannon is Ireland’s greatest geographical landmark and the longest river. It is both a barrier and highway — a silver ribbon holding back the rugged landscapes of the west from the gentler plains to the east. On its journey south, the Shannon passes through a huge palette of rural landscapes; where on little-known backwaters, Ireland’s wild animals and plants still thrive as almost nowhere else.For a year, wildlife cameraman Colin Stafford-Johnson lives on the river — camping on its banks, exploring its countless tributaries in a traditional canoe, following the river from dawn to dusk through the four seasons, on a quest to film the natural history of the Shannon as it has never been seen or heard or experienced before.

Wednesday, March 19 at 7:00 pm (encore)
It is the greatest mass extinction since the dinosaurs. Population by population, species by species, amphibians are vanishing off the face of the Earth. Despite international alarm and scientists scrambling for answers, the steady hemorrhaging of amphibians continues like a leaky faucet that cannot be fixed or a wound that will not heal. Large-scale die-offs of frogs around the world have prompted scientists to take desperate measures to try to save those they can.

Sunday, March 30 at 3:00 pm
A superstar roster of award-winning jazz and classical musicians and ensembles, as well as emerging artists and rising stars, come together for an unprecedented concert at the Arsht Center in Miami, Florida.

Sunday, March 30 at 4:30 pmThis program follows young artists from diverse backgrounds and distant regions as they apply to the Young Arts program, come together to share their work, create new pieces and consider what a life in the arts might entail. (This program serves as a companion piece to “Jazz and the Philharmonic” by providing background and context for the careers of many of the concert’s performers, whose talents Young Arts recognized and nurtured early on.)