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Month: November 2011

In Person CELTIC TENORS Host on KTWU Tuesday Night

The Celtic Tenors, Ireland’s most successful crossover artists, join us live from our KTWU studio to help host their newest musical concert on Channel 11 next Tuesday night. The Celtic Tenors meld together elements of classical, folk and pop, with each tenor expressing a distinct musical style influenced by their individual regions of Ireland. Their special, THE CELTIC TENORS: NO BOUNDARIES, airing on KTWU-HD on Tuesday, December 6 at 7 p.m., features the group’s eclectic mix of Irish traditional music (“I’ll Tell Me Ma” and “Finnegan’s Wake”), popular American standards (Stephen C. Foster’s “Hard Times Come Again No More”), and renditions of contemporary Irish songs, including “The Town I Loved So Well,” Jimmy McCarthy’s “The Mad Lady & Me” and the poignant ballad, “Remember.” The intimate performance overflows with vitality and variety from start to finish. The unique voices, charm and wit of James Nelson, Matthew Gilsenan and Daryl Simpson, combined with the talent of musical director Colm Henry, make for an emotive musical journey and an uplifting concert...

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‘Catholicism’ Series Comes to PBS

In this epic documentary series, Father Robert Barron gives viewers an expansive look at Catholicism. The 4-part series premieres on Tuesday, November 22 at 7 p.m. on KTWU-HD, Digital Channel 11.1. Father Barron, the Francis Cardinal George Professor of Faith and Culture at Mundelein Seminary and ordained priest of the Archdiocese of Chicago, travels to some of the most magnificent and sacred sites in Jerusalem, Rome, Krakow, Warsaw, Sinai, Nazareth, Ephesus, Lourdes, Guadalupe, Athens, Corinth, Mexico City, Uganda, China, San Paolo, Auschwitz, Sydney, and America to tell the story of Catholicism around the world – using art, architecture, literature, and music of the Catholic tradition. Fr. Barron also examines how Christianity has helped shape the nature of this faith. The series was filmed and edited over 3 years with trips to 16 different...

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What is the face of hunger? What is the face of homelessness? IGI challenges commonly held ideas about the visual representation of hunger and homelessness. It is estimated in the United States that over 36 million people are hungry and 13 million of those are children. Poverty is the number one cause of hunger and homelessness. This episode of IGI offers an education on the prevalence of the hungry and homeless, right here in our own community. Scheduled to participate on this topic are Karen Haren, President, Harvesters Food Network; Maureen Turner, Executive Director, AARP Kansas; Michelle de la Isla, Executive Director, Habitat for Humanity; Barry Feaker, Executive Director, Topeka Rescue Mission; and Rick Ellis, Director of Community Service and Civic Engagement, Washburn University. Further resources are available online at under the I’VE GOT ISSUES button on the homepage. Viewers can also follow KTWU’s I’VE GOT ISSUES on Facebook at

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