Women's History Month Programming
Posted on Mar 1, 2019
American Masters: Holly Near
Experience the power of song in the struggle for equality through the story of feminist singer and activist Holly Near. For the last 40 years, she has worked on global social justice coalition-building in the women's and lesbian movements. Directed by Jim Brown.
Friday, March 1 at 9:30 p.m. on KLRU
Carole King: Tapestry Live From Hyde Park, London
Carole King performs her 1971 album Tapestry at the 2016 Summer Festival in London's Hyde Park; songs include "I Feel the Earth Move," "So Far Away" and "It's Too Late."
Monday, March 11 at 9:40 p.m. & Saturday, March 16 at 9:25 p.m. on KLRU Q
Great Performances: Joni 75: A Birthday Celebration
A celebration of singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell's work features performances by James Taylor, Graham Nash, Chaka Khan, Norah Jones, Emmylou Harris, Seal and Rufus Wainwright.
Wednesday, March 13 at 10 p.m., Friday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. & Sunday, March 17 at 6 p.m. on KLRU Q
Pioneers of Television: Carol Burnett & the Funny Ladies
Carol Burnett's television career; the funny ladies who helped pave the way for women in television comedy.
Saturday, March 16 at 5 p.m. on KLRU Q
Betty White: First Lady of Television
A look at Betty White's life and career features behind-the-scenes clips of her work on television and comments from her friends and co-stars.
Saturday, March 16 at 5:30 p.m. on KLRU Q
Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration
A celebration of Mary Tyler Moore's career includes video clips and comments from friends and co-stars.
Saturday, March 16 at 8:25 p.m. on KLRU Q
American Masters: Carole King
Rare home movies, performances and photos help illustrate the life and career of singer-songwriter Carole King, from 1960s New York to Los Angeles in the 1970s to the present.
Saturday, March 16 at 10:55 p.m. on KLRU Q
Joni Mitchell Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970
Joni Mitchell's 1970 performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in England.
Saturday, March 17 at 5 p.m. & Saturday, March 23 at 10:30 p.m. on KLRU Q
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Conversation
Brooklyn-born Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is the second woman ever appointed to the Supreme Court of the United States. She is also the first Justice to become a global pop-culture icon, widely known as the Notorious RBG. She sits down with NPR legal correspondent Nina Totenberg for a wide-ranging conversation about her quarter century on the nation’s highest bench, her 2016 book My Own Words and her continuing commitment to principled dissent.
Monday, March 18 at 10 p.m. and Friday March 22 at 9:30 p.m. on KLRU
Great Performances: Birgit Nilsson: A League of Her Own
This performance-documentary celebrates the life of Birgit Nilsson, the era-defining Swedish dramatic soprano who became the face of opera in the 1950s through the 1970s with her unforgettable voice. Known for her groundbreaking turns in Richard Wagner, Richard Strauss and Giacomo Puccini operas such as Tristun und Isolde, Elektra, Turandot, Die Frau ohne Schatten and Tannhauser, along with her larger than life personality and wit, this illuminating documentary about her life in the arts features rare television and archive footage of Nilsson showcasing her remarkable talents. Shot in the locations that Nilsson knew best, the Bayreuth Festival, the Wiener Staatsoper, the Metropolitan Opera in New York and the farm in Bastad, Sweden where she grew up, the film also includes interviews with friends and fellow opera luminaries like Placido Domingo, Otto Schenk, Nina Stemme, Jonas Kaufmann and many others.
Friday, March 22 at 8 p.m. on KLRU
American Masters: Louisa May Alcott
Alcott’s reputation as a morally upstanding New England spinster, reflecting the conventional propriety of mid-19th century Concord, Massachusetts, is firmly established. Raised among reformers, iconoclasts and Transcendentalists, the intellectual protégé of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Henry David Thoreau, Alcott was actually a free thinker, with democratic ideals and progressive values about women – a worldly careerist of sorts. Most surprising is that Alcott led, anonymously and under the pseudonym A.M. Barnard, a literary double life not discovered until the 1940s.
Saturday, March 23 at 6:30 p.m. on KLRU Q
On Story: A Conversation with Nancy Meyers
Writer-director Nancy Meyers talks about her career path and her work with Goldie Hawn, Mel Gibson and Charles Shyer.
Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. on KLRU Q
Behind The Pearl Earrings: The Story of Dickey Chapelle Combat Photographer
This compelling documentary explores Chapelle's storytelling and her intriguing journey as a combat journalist, which paved the way for other female war correspondents. She defied the odds and told the story her way.
Sunday, March 24 at 7 p.m. on KLRU Q
Beyond The Powder: The Legacy of the First Women's Cross-Country Air Race
This film follows the female pilots of the 2014 Air Race Classic as they make their way across the country, while telling the story of the first women's cross-country air race of 1929, also known as the Powder Puff Derby.
Sunday, March 24 at 8 p.m. on KLRU Q
Tale of Two Sisters: Amelia Earhart
Explore the bond between Amelia Earhart and her sister Muriel, her greatest champion and support system.
Sunday, March 24 at 9 p.m. on KLRU Q
Tale of Two Sisters: Jackie Kennedy Onassis
This feature focuses on Jackie Onassis and her sister Lee Radziwell, analyzing the ways they were bound together by love, resentment and tragedy.
Sunday, March 24 at 9:45 p.m. on KLRU Q
Anne Morrow Lindbergh: You'll Have The Sky
This documentary brings one of the 20th century's best-loved writers out from the shadow of her often controversial husband, the pioneering aviator Charles Lindbergh. The film uses Anne's own words to help convey her inner life, which was deeply affected by the challenges of being part of America's most famous couple.
Sunday, March 24 at 10:30 p.m. on KLRU Q
Women, War & Peace
Women, War & Peace returns with Season 2. This four-part series spotlights women who are asserting and defending their human rights from Tahrir Square to Mumbai, Belfast to Bangladesh, the shantytowns of Port au Prince to the fraternities of American college campuses. The series places women at the center of an urgent dialogue about freedom, security and essential human values, and demonstrates that achieving and maintaining peace goes hand in hand with equality between men and women. At 10 p.m., Season 2 continues with the premiere of episode two.
Monday, March 25 and Tuesday March 26 at 8 p.m. & 9 p.m. on KLRU
Anne Morgan’s War
This program tells the little-known story of how one American woman became an exemplary force in the recovery of Northern France’s World War I wartime devastation and highlights the legacy of a woman in the vanguard of feminism and humanitarian action. Morgan harnessed the power of documentary photography and moving pictures to instigate a humanitarian response to the devastation of war. This rare historical footage from post WWI France adds a fascinating element to the program.
Monday, March 25 at 10 p.m. on KLRU
Great Performances: Julius Caesar
Between 2012 and 2016 the Donmar Warehouse in London collaborated with director Phyllida Lloyd, leading Shakespearean actor Harriet Walter and a diverse company of actors to create a trilogy of acclaimed, all-women Shakespeare productions. The productions--Julius Caesar, Henry IV and The Tempest--were all set in a women’s prison. In fall 2016, all three productions were recorded in a specially-built 420-seat temporary theater, receiving critical acclaim both in the U.K. and also in performance at St Ann’s Warehouse in New York City. Shot with eight cameras in the round, with additional material captured utilizing hand-held “gopro” cameras, the innovative captures (also directed by Phyllida Lloyd) push the boundaries of standard stage recordings to achieve a distinctive look and feel. Great Performances presents the first production of the Donmar’s trilogy, Julius Caesar, offering a powerful dramatization of the catastrophic consequences of a political leader’s extension of power beyond constitutional confines. Brutus (Harriet Walter) wrestles with his moral conscience over the assassination of Julius Caesar (Jackie Clune), and Mark Antony (Jade Anouka) manipulates the crowd with subtle and incendiary rhetoric to create frenzied mob violence. Director Phyllida Lloyd (The Iron Lady, Mamma Mia!) translates her tense, arresting production of Shakespeare’s famous discourse on power, loyalty and tragic idealism into a version for the screen.
Friday, March 29 at 8 p.m. on KLRU
Searching for Augusta: The Forgotten Angel of Bastogne
This film tells the true story of Augusta Chiwy, a Belgian nurse who volunteered service in a U.S. Army medical aid station during the Battle of the Bulge. Interspersed with the story of Augusta’s experiences in Bastogne are clips from interviews with military historian and author Martin King.
Sunday, March 31 at 6 p.m. on KLRU Q
American Masters: Margaret Mitchell
Margaret Mitchell was no ordinary writer. The one book she published in her lifetime – Gone With the Wind – sold millions of copies at the height of the Great Depression in America and won the Pulitzer Prize in 1937, 75 years ago. With over 30 million copies sold to date, it is one of the world’s best-selling novels.
Sunday, March 31 at 9 p.m. on KLRU Q
American Masters: Patsy Cline
The life and legacy of the groundbreaking singer who defined modern country music are celebrated. Narrated by Rosanne Cash, the film features interviews with LeAnn Rimes, Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Beverly D'Angelo, Wanda Jackson and others.
Sunday, March 31 at 10 p.m. on KLRU Q
Celebrate Women's History Month with StoryCorps on YouTube!
Accompanied by wonderful animations, these female-forward stories come to life!
A More Perfect Union
Theresa Burroughs recalls her persistence to claim her right to vote during the Jim Crow era in the rural South.
The Icing on the Cake
Blanca Alvarez and her husband risked crossing the border to immigrate into the U.S. and then struggled to make ends meet. They hoped to shelter their children from these harsh realities, but Blanca’s daughter Connie reveals how much children can really see of their parents’ lives-and the inspiration they draw from their struggles.
Me & You
Jackie Miller and her son, Scott, share a conversation that leads to unexpected revelations.
Cousins James Ransom and Cherie Johnson recall their formidable Sunday school teacher, Miss Lizzie Devine, the only woman who scared them more than their grandmother. Set in the small Florida town of the cousins’ memories, this animation will have you laughing out loud as the cousins remember the fearsome Miss Devine.
No More Questions!
Kay Wang was a feisty octogenarian when her son and granddaughter brought her to the StoryCorps booth in New York City. Though Kay was reluctant, she told her life stories-from disobeying her mother and rebuffing suitors while growing up in China, to adventures as a detective for Bloomingdales’ Department Store later in life. Kay passed away weeks after that interview, and her son and granddaughter returned to remember her gentler side, which she kept to herself.