You Amplify KLRU!

Our goal is 100 Scheduled Donations—make your Amplify gift before March

Amplify Austin is ONE WEEK away! Can we count on you to invest in our community?

KLRU’s goal is to receive 100 scheduled donations before March 1—so far, we have only 25. You can help us get the 75 more we need! If we reach the most scheduled gifts before March 1, your only community-supported public television station will be awarded a $5,000 booster prize! Schedule your donation today and kick-start our progress toward our $60,000 Amplify goal!

Your support allows KLRU to bring vital educational content and community services to Central Texas. Here is a snapshot of what your dollars do everyday:

$50 – 1 hour of PBS Kids programming, like Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood and Odd Squad

$150 – 1 Indie Lens Pop-Up screening in libraries and other community spots

$250 – ½ hour of trusted public affairs programming, like PBS Newshour and Frontline

$500 – 1 tablet loaded with PBS KIDS apps for a local summer STEM program

$1,000 – 1 hour of arts and cultural programming, like Masterpiece and Great Performances

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You have just 24 hours—from 6 p.m. March 1 to 6 p.m. March 2—to make a difference in the lives of all Central Texans. Your gift ensures that KLRU can continue to bring quality educational programming to all of your family, friends and neighbors.

SXSW Edu Conference & Festival 3/5 to 3/8

KLRU is proud to support SXSW Edu Conference & Festival, taking place March 5 to 8 at the Austin Convention Center. This year’s opening keynote features storytelling phenomenon and renowned podcast, The Moth, with a dynamic storytelling showcase featuring educators and their teaching journeys – inside and outside the classroom.

Other keynotes include researcher and media literacy expert Dr. danah boyd with What Hath We Wrought? and Michael Sorrell, president of Paul Quinn College, with WE over Me: From College to MovementRegister today.

PBS will also be in attendance with the PBS Teachers’ Lounge all days of the festival from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Room 13AB. There you’ll be able to fuel-up with fresh-brewed coffee. Connect with peers and explore ways PBS can support your heroic work in the classroom.

KLRU and PBS serve teachers by providing quality resources to amplify and extend instruction. KLRU serves the Central Texas community providing teachers with free, trustworthy, standards-aligned resources that can engage learners in class, at home, and on the go. To learn more go to klru.org/education.

Become KLRU’s Sustaining Member Valentine

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What do you ❤️ about KLRU? Is it the balanced news coverage? The safe, educational content on PBS KIDS? Maybe you just really love Victoria on Masterpiece? Consider the value of public television in your life, and become a Sustaining Member this Valentine’s Day!

Your gift ensures the KLRU programming you rely on stays on the air. Choose whatever amount works for you.

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Did you know your dollars have the most impact as a monthly gift? The reliable revenue stream from an ongoing donation allows KLRU to plan into the future for big projects and programming initiatives. Plus your membership is always current, saving KLRU from costly renewal fees.

The partnership you enter into as a KLRU Sustaining member supports the vast array of content we broadcast and so much more! Local screenings, educational workshops for low-income families and community-wide forums are all made possible because of YOU.

Thank you for sharing the love today!

P.S. There are Sustaining Member Perks!
• ALL KLRU Sustaining Members are granted anytime access to KLRU Passport, filled with a library of past and current series to enjoy on your computer, smartphone or tablet.
• ALL KLRU Sustaining Members get early access to every Overheard with Evan Smith taping in Studio 6A with an RSVP!

New episodes of Blackademics Television taping 2/15 & 2/16

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Please join KLRU for this year’s tapings of Lone Star Emmy nominated BlackademicsTelevision on Thursday, February 15 and Friday, February 16 in KLRU’s legendary Studio 6A! We feature presenters from a wide range of academic, entrepreneurial and creative backgrounds.

Doors open both nights at 6:30 p.m. in KLRU’s Studio 6A (map).
RSVP at the links below. Entrance is based upon capacity.

Thursday, February 15 at 7 p.m.
Presenters: Paula Gerstenblatt, Robert Adams, Tommy Curry, Victor Saenz, Riders Against the Storm, Aurora Chang and Lewis and Nicole Conway
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Friday, February 16 at 7 p.m.
Presenters: Venus Evans-Winters, John Hoberman, Kevin Michael Foster, Njera Keith, Shaleiah Fox, Richard Reddick and Chef Njathi Kabui
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Blackademics Television is back for its sixth season of top Black Studies scholars, activists and community leaders sharing projects and research focused on education, performance and youth empowerment. Please join us and be part of the studio audience for these tapings. And don’t forget, you can watch past episodes anytime online!

Blackademics Television is a presentation of The Institute for Community, University & School Partnerships (ICUSP) in combination with KLRU-TV, Austin PBS.

Get ready! KLRU is getting Amplified!

Are you ready for Amplify Austin?

This inspirational celebration brings 700+ local non-profits together to raise serious money in just one day! Last year Amplify raised well over $9 million, and this year is gearing up to be even bigger.

Help KLRU jumpstart our fundraising right now by scheduling your donation today. You could help us win the $5,000 booster prize for the most scheduled donations before March 1!

KLRU’s goal is to raise $60,000! We have just 24 hours — March 1 at 6 p.m. through March 2 at 6 p.m. — to make it happen. We can only do this with YOUR support!

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Your contribution ensures that KLRU can bring the world to your neighborhood. Long-form journalism, exciting entertainment, local cultural events and area youth workshops are all a part of what KLRU brings to Central Texas because YOU believe in community-supported public television.

Indie Lens Pop Up Screening: Tell Them We Are Rising 2/15

Join KLRU and our community partners for a screening of Tell Them We Are Rising: The Story of Black Colleges and Universities by Stanley Nelson and Marco Williams. This free Indie Lens Pop Up screening takes place Feb. 15th at 6:30 pm at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center. RSVP now

Tell Them We Are Rising explores the pivotal role historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) have played over the course of 150 years in American history, culture, and identity. This film reveals the rich history of HBCUs and the power of higher education to transform lives and advance civil rights and equality in the face of injustice.

Doors open at 6 pm, Screening starts at 6:30 pm. RSVP now

Thanks to our partners:

Taste of Black Austin 2/20

KLRU is a proud supporter of the Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce and its mission to promote the development of African American businesses in Central Texas. Join us at a Taste of Black Austin for a culinary experience that traverses the journey of black economic prosperity through the historical context of food on February 20 at the Peaches Social House. Purchase your tickets now.

The theme “From Field to Table” traces the influence of food and farming in the preservation of black history and culture.The evening will commence with an intimate reception on February 20, 2018 at Peached Social House, featuring savory hors d’oeuvres prepared by some of Austin’s favorite Black chefs and a curated photo exhibition showcasing unique food history.

Event tickets are available for $85 and community sponsor tickets are available for $150, which includes a VIP cooking demonstration preceding the reception.

Indie Lens Pop Up screening I Am Not Your Negro 1/17

Don’t miss KLRU’s screening of one of the most acclaimed films of the year, I Am Not Your Negro. This free Indie Lens Pop Up screening takes place Jan. 17th at 7 pm at the George Washington Carver Museum and Cultural Center.

This Oscar nominee for Best Documentary envisions the book James Baldwin never finished. The result is a radical, up-to-the-minute examination of race in America, using Baldwin’s original words, spoken by Samuel L. Jackson.

Doors open at 6:30 pm, Screening starts at 7 pm.

Thanks to our partners:

Make a Resolution You Can Keep

We’re officially in the 4-day countdown to 2018! This is a wonderful time of year when we reflect on what matters and gather with those who bring us joy. If KLRU brings YOU joy, NOW is the time to share your support. KLRU needs to raise $50,000 by December 31, and we absolutely cannot do it without YOU.

For an early New Year’s goal, make a resolution you can keep and become a KLRU Sustaining Member. You can be proud knowing your monthly donation does the most good, providing a revenue source that lets KLRU make long-term decisions for programming and community outreach. And if you give before January 1, your gift qualifies for a 2017 tax deduction!


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When you give to KLRU, you are not only supporting quality television, from Call the Midwife to NewsHour to Austin City Limits to Daniel Tiger’s NeighborhoodYOU are bringing joy to Central Texas households who rely on our trusted, inspiring, non-commercial content. Your Sustaining Gift protects local public media now and into the future.

P.S. Anyone who becomes a Sustainer at ANY amount or increases their monthly gift by December 31 gets a KLRU Fan Kit, with KLRU decals, a koozie and more!


And don’t miss the last few days to grab the new KLRU baseball tee when you become a Sustaining Member at $10/month or make a one time gift of $120.