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Saturday Spotlight – A Festival of Food, Ideas, and Music

Shelley Kenneavy  |  No Comments

Have a foodie experience with local and national celebrity chefs, and learn more about fresh foods and where they come from. Oh, yeah…there’s music too!

  • Making Faces: The Kimbell’s Impressionist Portraits

    Jerome Weeks  |  No Comments

    The largest loan of portraits – ever – from Paris’ Musee d’Orsay comes to the Kimbell for another one of the museum’s incredibly rich Impressionist shows.

  • Help From Friends, A Nudge From Psychic, And A Gallery Opens

    Anne Bothwell  |  No Comments

    Erin Cluley recently left The Dallas Contemporary to open her own gallery, a sleek industrial space in West Dallas. She tells KERA’s Anne Bothwell that thanks to support from Trinity Groves developers – and a nudge from a psychic – she sees art in the neighborhood’s future.

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Oct. 13 -  19

On KERA Radio This Week
  • Wednesday, 12 p.m.: Think - In the documentary Mimi and Dona, Mimi is a Dallas nonagenarian who cares for her mentally challenged daughter, Dona. The pair have lived together for more than 60 years, but with Mimi’s advancing age, she faces the unthinkable: committing Dona to an assisted living facility. This hour, we’ll talk to the film’s director, Sophie Sartain, about the challenges of telling her family’s story. Mimi and Dona screens Thursday night as part of VideoFest.
  • Wednesday, 1 p.m.: Think - A careful look at antique maps reveals plenty about how America has changed as it has expanded. We’ll talk this hour about what we can learn from maps with University of Texas at Arlington special collections curator Ben Huseman; Texas Map Society president Gerald Saxon; and Imre Dembardt, Professor of Cartographic History at UTA. They’ll take part in this week’s Virginia Garrett Lectures on the History of Cartography and the accompanying Map Fair of the West.
  • Thursday, 1 p.m.: Think - For nearly 40 years, Harry Shearer has been making us laugh on screens big (This is Spinal Tap, A Mighty Wind) and small (Saturday Night Live, The Simpsons). This hour, we’ll talk to him about his career in comedy while he’s in town to accept VideoFest’s Ernie Kovacs Award.
  • Saturday, 10 p.m.: The Moth Radio Hour
  • Sunday, 6 p.m.: Studio 360
  • Sunday, 9 p.m.: Song Travels with Michael Feinstein
On KERA Television This Week
  • Tuesday, 8 p.m.: Makers- Women in Space
  • Thursday, 10 p.m.: Frame of Mind: Films of UT Arlington
  • Thursday, 10:30 p.m.: Film School Shorts II
  • Friday, 8 p.m.: Gershwin's Porgy & Bess From the San Francisco Opera
  • Friday, 10:30 p.m.: Austin City Limits: Ed Sheeran/Valerie June
On KXT 91.7 This Week
  • Art and Seek App
  • Studio Tours
  • Dallas Arts District
  • Fort Worth Cultural District