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From September 15 to October 15, KLRN celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month with a lineup of featured programming that highlights the rich culture, diversity, and historical contributions of the Hispanic community in the U.S., Puerto Rico, and beyond. 

On September 16, be sure to catch the premiere of ¡Salud! - a locally-produced show that highlights San Antonio's Latina business leaders. Watch Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. as we shine a spotlight on Latinas who own and operate a range of businesses in our community. We'll explore the challenges, successes, and experiences of these inspiring women by hearing their stories firsthand. Join us for this celebration of Latina businesswomen in San Antonio - ¡Salud!  Learn more by visiting our website at www.klrn.org/salud.

Watch with us throughout the months of September and October – on-air on channel 9.1 or streamed online at klrn.org/live or via the PBS app.

 

¡Salud! Celebrating San Antonio’s Latina Leaders
Thursdays Sept 16 – Oct 21 | 7:30pm
Preview an episode on our video player

¡Salud! is a new show highlighting Hispanic women taking charge in the business world in San Antonio. Many Latina women own and run businesses in our city, and it’s time to give them the recognition they deserve. Meet women who own and run a variety of businesses, from large corporations to corner bakeries. Hear firsthand from women who have broken stereotypes and barriers to reach success.
 

Native America New World Rising
September 14 | 7:00 p.m.
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Discover how resistance, survival and revival are revealed through an empire of horse-mounted Comanche warriors, secret messages encoded in an Aztec manuscript and a grass bridge in the Andes that spans mountains and centuries.
 

Kitchenistas
September 14 | 8:00 p.m.
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What started as a nutrition program 7 years ago in National City (CA) for women seeking healthier diets, has become a Latina-led movement to raise the health, wellbeing, and resilience of the community. After 18 graduating classes, more than 275 Kitchenistas stay the course to overcome systemic barriers. Airs July 13 at 11 PM on KPBS.


Truly Texas Mexican
September 20 | 9:00 p.m. 
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Over time and during conquest, Texas Mexican food (not Tex-Mex) sustained Native American memory and identity. In Truly Texas Mexican, explore the Native American roots of Texas Mexican food, including insights from women chefs, artists and community leaders in Corpus Christi, Brownsville and Harlingen.

 

Building The American Dream
September 21 | 9:00 p.m.
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Across Texas an unstoppable construction boom drives urban sprawl and luxury high-rises. Its dirty secret: abuse of immigrant labor. The film captures a turning point as a movement forms to fight widespread construction industry injustices. A story of courage, resilience and community, the film reveals shocking truths about the hardworking immigrants who build the American Dream.

 

Blood Sugar Rising 
September 22 | 9:00 p.m.
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Blood Sugar Rising follows the diabetes epidemic in the U.S. Diabetes and pre-diabetes affect over 100 million people in the US, costing more than $325 billion each year. Blood Sugar Rising puts human faces to these statistics, exploring the history and science of the illness through portraits of Americans whose stories shape the film.

 

American Masters "Raul Julia The World’s a Stage"
September 24 | 8:00 p.m.
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Raúl Juliá: The World’s a Stage is a warm and revealing portrait of the charismatic, groundbreaking actor’s journey from his native Puerto Rico to the creative hotbed of 1960s New York City, to prominence on Broadway and in Hollywood. Filled with passion, determination and joy, Juliá’s brilliant and daring career was tragically cut short by his untimely death 25 years ago, at age 54.

 

 

Great Performances "Gloria Estefan: Sangre Yoruba"
September 24 | 9:30 p.m.
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Gloria Estefan journeys through three of Brazil’s most influential cities, Rio de Janeiro, São Paulo and Salvador, with Estefan as narrator and host, discussing the history of Samba and its many variations. Featuring regional celebrities like Maria Rita, Carlinhos Brown and Jorge Arãgo, the documentary looks at the African origins of Brazilian music and specific sites that have inspired artists.

 

The Rise and Fall of the Brown Buffalo
September 28 | 10:00 p.m.
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This is a fresh and genre-defying film about the life of radical Chicano lawyer, author and countercultural icon Oscar Zeta Acosta — the basis for the character Dr. Gonzo in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, written by legendary journalist-provocateur Hunter S. Thompson.

 

Nature: The Bat Man of Mexico
September 29 | 7:00 p.m.
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An ecologist tracks the lesser long-nosed bat’s epic migration across Mexico, braving hurricanes, snakes and seas of cockroaches, in order to save the species and the tequila plants they pollinate.

 

Los Hermanos / The Brothers
October 1 | 8:00 p.m.
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A geopolitical chasm forces two Cuban brothers to shelve a dream of playing music together until a diplomatic thaw unites them onstage.

 

 

The Latino Experience 
Fridays October 1 – October 15 | 10:00 p.m.
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In a three hour presentation of nonfiction and fiction short films, The Latino Experience explores a broad collection of experiences, perspectives and points of view to highlight the diversity of the Latino/a/x community and to illuminate the vibrancy of the United States and Puerto Rico.

 

POV "Fruits of Labor"
October 4 | 9:00 p.m.
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Ashley, a Mexican-American teenager living in an agricultural town in the central coast of California, dreams of graduating high school and going to college. But when ICE raids threaten her family, Ashley is forced to become the breadwinner, working days in the strawberry fields and nights at a food processing company.

 

 

American Masters "Rita Moreno: Just a Girl Who Decided to Go for It"
October 5 | 8:00 p.m.
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Discover how Moreno defied her humble upbringing and racism to become one of a select group of Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony Award winners. Explore her 70-year career with new interviews, clips of her iconic roles and scenes of the star on set today.

 

Great Performances "The Roots of Latin Jazz"
October 5 | 10:00 p.m.
October 9 | 6:00 p.m.
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Celebrate the rhythms of Latin music with the Raices Jazz Orchestra and performances by GRAMMY-winning artists including Richard Bona and Anaadi. Hosted by Sheila E. A co-presentation of Great Performances and Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES.

 

Hispanic Heritage Awards
October 8 | 8:00 p.m. 

Celebrate the recipients of the annual Hispanic Heritage Awards. The evening includes performances and appearances by some of the country's most celebrated Hispanic artists and visionaries.

 

 

Great Performances at the Met "3 Divas at Versailles" 
October 8 | 9:00 p.m. 
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In Great Performances at the Met: Three Divas at Versailles, three-time GRAMMY winner Isabel Leonard joins Nadine Sierra and Ailyn Pérez to perform timeless selections by Mozart, Offenbach and Bizet including “Voi che sapete” and “Belle nuit, ô nuit d’amour” along with beloved songs like “Bésame Mucho” and “Cielito Lindo.” 

 

 

La Frontera with Pati Jinich Fridays 
October 15 | 8:00 p.m.
October 22 | 8:00 p.m. 
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Get an early look at this new program featuring acclaimed chef Pati Jinich. Savor the sights, sounds and flavors of the U.S.-Mexico border alongside acclaimed chef and James Beard Award-winning host Pati Jinich as she experiences the region’s rich culture, people and cuisine.

 

VOCES on PBS "Letters to Eloisa"
October 15 | 9:00 p.m. 
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José Lezama Lima is widely considered to be one of most influential figures in Latin American literature in the twentieth century. In Bosch’s film, his life story is told through letters written to his sister Eloisa, living in exile, between 1961 and 1976. The film is a first-hand look at the transformative impact of politics on the family and society; and shows the struggle between Cuba’s revolutionary government and artists and intellectuals, as the space for creative freedom disappeared in Cuba during the first two decades of the revolution.

 

Eliades Ochoa: Live at Casa De La Trova
October 16 | 6:00 p.m. 10/16 6p.m.

The concert film ELIADES OCHOA: LIVE AT LA CASA DE LA TROVA – taped live in the famous music venue La Casa de La Trova in Santiago de Cuba – showcases the musicianship of Eliades Ochoa and his group, Cuarteto Patria. The program invites viewers inside the cherished music venue for an intimate and celebratory musical experience, including performances of songs made famous by The Buena Vista Social Club.