Friday, July 24, 2009

KLRN Update: Our first Video Blog entry

Katrina and Jack recently produced our first Video Blog with highlights from recent projects and a glance ahead at a couple of events and programs coming soon!

Let us know what you think of our first entry and stay tuned for more!

And as always, you can get frequent news and programming tips from KLRN on Twitter and Facebook!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

This is One Slick Guy

Tom Slick was born to wealth and could have lived out his days burning through it all without a care in the world. Instead though, he cared a lot. This San Antonio native cared enough about people that to help fight disease, he established the Southwest Biomedical Foundation to research cures. He established the Mind Science foundation to research the unknown complexities of the mind. He wrote a book on World Peace before he was 30.
Tom Slick hungered for knowledge from the four corners of the world, so he traveled that world in searches for the Abominable Snowman, for the Loch Ness Monster, and even Bigfoot.
While he never found those creatures, he did find his biggest passion: Modern Art. Now, a McNay Art Museum Exhibition at the Stieren Center celebrates the man through his private collection in Tom Slick: International Art Collector.
Host Jeff Coyle speaks with Dr. William Chiego, John C. Kerr and biographer Catherine Nixon Cooke as they tell surprising, revealing and downright amusing stories about one of South Texas’ most accomplished, most fascinating men. Tune in to KLRN Tonight at 8 for a preview of his collection, plus a peek at the twisted, yet hilarious Edward Gorey exhibit currently showing at the McNay.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

The World is Your Classroom at KLRN

Yesterday, I spent the day with K-12 educators at the Schertz Cibolo Universal City School District guiding them through our online video streaming service, KLRN Connect. During our discussion regarding all the great programming featured on KLRN, I was pleased to share with them the other KLRN Channels such as V-Me. I enticed the Spanish teachers to use this programming in the immersive classrooms or with ESOL students. I also had a Home Ec teacher declare her love for Julia Child and so I showed her where she could find her programs on the Create Channel. I will tell you she cried with glee when I showed her the PBS Player at! There was Julia, in all her mallet-yielding glory, taking on a whole chicken with such style and grace that is only Julia. Go enjoy all of KLRN and Bon Appetit!