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Summer DJ Training

Interested in being a DJ at WXDU?

Come to our information meeting at the station on Wednesday, June 10 at 7 pm! 

No prior radio experience is required and beocming a DJ is open to anyone and everyone.

There will be free pizza. More details can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/922582411125749/

 

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (6/28) 6:00-8:00

June is LGBT Pride Month, and with the Supreme Court's landmark gay marriage ruling closing out the month, we turn to Philosophy Talk to explore the scientific, religious and philosophical roots of LGBT discourse in America first at 6:00 tonight. Titled "Gay Pride and Prejudice," this episode of Philosophy Talk examines the bases of arguments for gay rights as well as the "moral panic" that fuels opposition to the movement. Hosts John and Ken also address questions from their live audience with guest Gilbert Herdt, cultural and psychological anthropologist and editor of Moral Panics, Sex Panics: Fear and the Fight over Sexual Rights.

Then stay tuned for I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out at 7:00. On tonight's show, Sarah and Maria of Raleigh-based See Gulls join Savannah in the WXDU studios to discuss the band's upcoming EP, which will be featured at a release party next month at King's.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (6/21) 6:00-8:00

Spend your Father's Day evening with WXDU.

Tune in at 6:00 for a discussion of the latest in science research and news on WXDU's own science program, the Endless Frontier.

Then join Deutche Welle's World Link series for a global perspective at 6:30. This week's program, titled "Highs and Lows," explores the stories behind the international headlines, including:

  • Reactions to North Korea's MERS outbreak
  • The ongoing impact of the Islamic State's siege in Iraq
  • A woman who receives her medical degree at 102 years old after the Nazis denied her the title
  • The controversy surrounding Rachel Dolezal's racial identity
  • Reflections from South Africa's first interracial married couple on their 30th anniversary
  • A unique approach to helping children affected by Palestine's refugee crisis
  • Why some Indian residents are protesting the government's support of yoga

Next at 7:30, Martin Kang has WXDU Sports. On this week's show:

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (6/14) 6:00-8:00

Explore imaginings of the American past with With Good Reason first at 6:00 tonight. In an episode titled "Marking Stories of Slavery," host Sarah McConnell speaks with scholars who study the lives of enslaved people before and during the American Civil War and the myths and romanticized tales that we use to tell their stories today. Later in the show, we'll hear more about Civil War-era fantasies, but from the point of view of those who wrote letters and journals during that period. Plus, McConnell talks to one researcher who is examining how contemporary and modern depictions of Jesse James compare to the reality of this folk hero outlaw.

Then at 7:00, join BackStory with the American History Guys for a look at how Americans through history have gotten rid of their garbage. In "Another Man's Treasure: A History of Trash," the Guys talk about what constitutes "trash" and how we dispose of it--and how that's changed over time. This episode explains the role of urban trash-eating pigs, soda companies' role in modern recycling programs, the anthropologic study of garbage dumps and the legal ramifications of throwing things out.

 

WXDU News, Sports and Information Tonight (6/7), 6-8 p.m.

Tine in at 6:00 for tonight's edition of the Endless Frontier for the latest in science news and developments.

Then Martin Kang hosts WXDU Sports at 7:30. On tonight's show, he'll have details on the Duke student-athletes who qualified for the NCAA Outdoor National Track and Field Championships, which starts June 10, plus season wrap-ups for Duke women's lacrosse and golf. Martin will also share the stories of women's soccer in Morocco and the Zuni runners in the American Southwest who run a 500 mile relay race to commemorate the Pueblo revolt against the Spanish.

 

The Holydrug Couple at the Pinhook June 4

Next week at the Pinhook WXDU presents the Holydrug Couple! Listen to this dreamy psych Chilean band here:http://theholydrugcouple.bandcamp.com/

Opening for the Holydrug Couple is Calapse, which is Reed Benjamin, the drummer of Lilac Shadows and previously Jenny Besetzt. Listen here: http://calapse.bandcamp.com/releases

 

More details on the show can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/events/393217774198533/

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (5/24) 6:00-8:00

Join us this Memorial Day weekend for two programs that highlight veterans' wartime experiences and memories of those who did not return home.

First at 6:00, producer Helen Borten shares the stories of World War II veterans in "The Silent Generation: from Saipan to Tokyo." This documentary features interviews with more than a dozen veterans who reflect on their time in the Pacific during the last year of the war and how being forced to kill--and watch their friends being killed--affected them at war and at home.

Then at 7:00, listen as service members and their families share their perspectives on the impacts of and costs of war through poems, journals and letters. This program is a Hearing Voices Memorial Day special titled "For the Fallen." 

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (5/17) 6:00-8:00

Tune in for the latest in science news on the Endless Frontier first at 6:00 tonight.

Up next at 6:30: B.B. King passed away Thursday at the age of 89. Listen as award-winning producer Paul Ingles pays tribute to the blues legend in a one hour program titled "B.B.'s Blues: A B.B. King Appreciation."

Then at 7:30, Martin Kang will be in the studio with WXDU Sports. Tonight's show focuses on Duke lacrosse, as both the men's and women's squads have begun NCAA Tournament play. Martin will have post-game comments from coaches and players after the women's squad won their first trip to the semifinals since 2011 after yesterday's win over Princeton. He'll also share what coaches and players had to say following the men's loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first round.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (5/10) 6:00-8:00

Check out the latest installment of Jukebox Graduates tonight at 6:00. Listen as the students in this Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club span the Boss's career with music and anecdotes in their monthly show.

Next at 7:00, stay tuned for Goodnight Gracie, where we revisit the Golden Age of Radio. Tonight’s show takes a sinister turn, following the adventures of The Shadow and The Whistler.We’ll start with a November 28, 1948, episode of The Shadow called “The Wig Makers of Doom Street.” On the air in various forms from 1930 through 1954, the Shadow answered the question, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” each week, assuring listeners that “crime does not pay.” The series shared the story of Lamont Cranston, a man who learned the ability to “cloud men’s minds” and become the Shadow, his invisible alter ego, and Margo Lane, his trusted companion. Later in the program is a similarly ominous radio crime drama, one whose narrator, like the Shadow, possesses omniscient knowledge of the crime world—The Whistler, and a May 25, 1952, episode called “Charming Hostess.” The Whistler taunts the “men and women who have stepped into the shadows,” finding delight when their perfect plans inevitably crumble, just as he knew they would.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (5/3) 6:00-8:00

Check out the latest in science news with the Endless Frontier first at 6:00 tonight.

Then join WXDU News at 6:30 for an episode of With Good Reason titled "Mr. Turner and the Industrial Revolution." This program discusses J.M.W. Turner, one of the first painters to incorporate images of the Industrial Revolution into his work. Later in the show, we'll learn about the impact of the abolitionist movement on women's suffrage.