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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 (7/26) 6:00-8:00

Up first tonight at 6:00, we join Peace Talks Radio for a discussion about policing in America Host Paul Ingles talks to several stakeholders in the issue--including police officers, city government officials, community leaders and criminologists--about their ideas to create a peaceful relationships between police and the communities they serve.

Then at 7:00, BackStory with the American History Guys examines the history of reconciliation. As the U.S. becomes seemingly more friendly with Iran and Cuba, the Guys look at how Americans have historically “made up” after conflicts including the Revolutionary War, the American Civil War and the Cold War.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (7/19) 6:00-8:00

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

I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is on the schedule next at 6:30. Tonight, Savannah has Jessica Caesar in studio to talk about her solo album, and she'll bring Duncan Webster along, too.

Then stay tuned for WXDU Sports at 7:30. On tonight's show, Martin talks Duke sports: he'll share which members of Duke's women's golf team have been named WGCA All-American Scholars and the Duke track and field athletes that made the USTFCCCA All-Academic list, plus how Duke ranked in terms of student-athlete honor roll selections among ACC schools and the latest in Duke football news. Finally, he'll share a piece from Inflection Point that examines the positive impact of Title IX on women and girls in sports.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (7/12) 6:00-8:00

Check out this month's installment of Jukebox Graduates at 6:00 tonight. Produced by students in a Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club, this show highlights the work and career of the Boss.

Next at 7:00, we join With Good Reason for a conversation about German behavior before, during and after World War II. This episode, titled "The Doctors of Nazi Germany," begins with a description of the brutal actions of Nazi doctors during the war. Host Sarah McConnell also speaks with experts to learn more about American efforts to "de-Nazify" German prisoners of war, the ongoing struggles associated with integrating the East and West after the fall of the Berlin Wall and how German colonization in Africa contributed to the anti-Semitism and racism that fueled the Nazi regime.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (7/5) 6:00-8:00

Close out your holiday weekend with WXDU!

We get started tonight at 6:00 with the latest installment of the Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science news program hosted and produced by Duke University graduate students.

Then at 6:30, learn more about the origins of the Fourth of July with BackStory with the American History Guys. In "Independence Daze: A History of July Fourth," Peter, Brian and Ed take a look at this annual celebration of patriotism. The guys explore the original intent of the holiday and how it's changed over the years, as well as its impact on enslaved people and their decendants.

Finally, Martin Kang has WXDU Sports at 7:30. On tonight's show, Martin covers off-season sports, including Duke players in the NBA draft, non-conference play for Duke's men's and women's basketball teams, Duke's final rankings in the 2015 Director's Cup standings and which Duke student-athletes received All-ACC or CSCAA Scholar All-Academic honors this year. Then he'll play the conclusion to "Tamales for the Derby," a piece produced by the Southern Foodways Alliance that shares the stories of the immigrant workers behind the scenes at some of the most famous horse races.

 

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/