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Sunday 10/2! Live Moon Racer performance

The release party for the new Moon Racer cassette is next weekend, so she'll be stopping by the studio this Sunday (10/2) at 4pm to play some tunes live on the air. Preview here, then be sure to tune in!

 

WXDU News, 5/15/2016

Join us from 6-8 pm tonight for WXDU News. The Endless Frontier will discuss science news, including the debate over international regulations on human embryo research. Then, we will play a science and technology update from Deutsche Welle, covering topics ranging from cats and illness to open WiFi in Germany. Finally, we'll hear from With Good Reason Radio, covering a variety of topics relating to the American military in advance of Memorial Day. The show will focus the history of repatriation of soldiers killed in war, novel ways of coping with PTSD, and Arlington National Cemetery.

 

WXDU News, 6-8 pm Sunday 4/17

Tonight, the WXDU News block will feature science news, including updates on regulation of GMOs. In a new episode of The Life Inside, an audio documentary series, students ranging from freshmen to seniors reflect on their experiences at Duke and discuss topics ranging from gothic architecture to cafeteria-style diners as the school year comes to a close. From 7-8 pm, we will have an update on Duke sports.

 

WXDU Record Fair 2016

The WXDU Record Fair is back for another great year!

Saturday, April 23rd
11 AM - 4 PM
Duke Coffeehouse (Google Maps)

Vendor tables will be set up outside under the big tent and inside the Coffeehouse with thousands of records, cassettes, CDs and more. Admission is FREE so you should definitely bring all your friends.

 

WXDU News and Community Programming, Sunday 3/13/16 6-8 pm

WXDU's news block kicks off at 6 pm with The Cary Chinese School's student radio program, featuring students discussing culture that interests them, including the book and movie of The Giver, sports news and history, video games such as Minecraft, and Chinese greetings.

At 7 pm, as part of Women's Histoyr Month, we will air a PRX piece by Richard Paul called Rocket Girls and Astro-nettes, which covers the roles of women working for NASA in the 1960s and 70s.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 2/28 6:00-8:00 p.m.

We start things off on this last Sunday of Black History Month with an episode from With Good Reason titled "Rock and Roll in Black and White" at 6:00. In this episode, host Sarah McConnell talks to Slate’s pop critic Jack Hamilton about how rock music went from an interracial form of entertainment to one dominated by white artists. Later in the show, we'll learn from Johnny Moore about the shift in importance from baseball to basketball in the black community. This episode also explores the stories of several prominent African American leaders, as profiled in interviews conducted by Phyllis Leffler and the late Julian Bond and in Fatima Massaquoi's autobiography.

Then at 7:00, BackStory with the American History Guys makes its contribution to Oscar Sunday with "Real to Reel 2016: History at the Movies." This episode takes a look at America's past through the Silver Screen. The Guys examine the history behind movies including The Revenant, Bridge of Spies, Trumbo and Inside Out. The hosts also explore the issue of diversity in Hollywood.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 2/21 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Catch the latest in science news first at 6:00 with The Endless Frontier.

Then at 7:00, tune in for WXDU Sports. Martin Kang kicks off this week's show with Duke women's basketball, with recaps and post-game coach and player comments following the squad's recent matches, including their final regular season home game against Georgia Tech and their recent loss to Florida State. Martin's also got injury news updates for the women's team. Up next is Blue Devil men's basketball and a recap of Saturday's loss. Then Finian St. Omer reports on the team's 8th home win over Louisville, and Matt Henry and Miles Burr cover the team's recent victory over Virginia. Martin keeps things going with the most recent Duke men's and women's lacrosse results. Finally, Martin's got Duke football injury updates and news about the academic awards won by Duke student-athletes.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 2/14 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Tune in at 6:00 to catch the premier of Off Topic, a program that takes a closer look at entertainment news and issues, produced by students at the Cary Chinese School. On this week's debut episode, the students will examine mistakes made in movies. They'll also cover books and music, and one of the students will end the show with a performance of a piece on a traditional Chinese instrument.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 2/7 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tune in at 6:00 for this week's installment of The Endless Frontier to get the latest in science news and research developments.

Then at 6:30, catch the debut of Life Inside. This Duke student-produced program takes a look at life on the University's campus. On this week's episode, the hosts talk to four "super seniors" about their experiences during their break from campus. We'll learn how their time away impacted their lives and their decisions to return to Duke.