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WXDU, as a member of the Duke University Union, exists to inform, educate, and entertain both the students of Duke University and the surrounding community of Durham through quality progressive alternative radio programming. WXDU seeks to give its staff the freedom to pursue their personal aesthetic within the framework of a cohesive format. WXDU aims to provide the listener with an alternative viewpoint untainted by commercial interests. WXDU resolves to maintain good relations with the music industry without compromising its integrity and nationally recognized commitment to quality programming. WXDU resolves to remain a laboratory where all members are free to make and learn from their mistakes.
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FRIDAY! WXDU / Three Lobed Hopscotch Day Party at Kings!

We are excited to partner again with Three Lobed Recordings to present another stellar day party at Hopscotch Music Festival!
 
Friday September 5
King's Barcade (Raleigh NC)
 

Tonight (8/31) from 6:00-8:00: A Look at the Working Life and Hopscotch Artist Interviews

At 6:00 tonight, we'll join Bending Borders for "24 Hours: A Day in the Working Life." This documentary explores the lives of workers who typically go unnoticed, including a diner waitress, a stripper, a church janitor, and a bus driver, as many of us take a break from work this Labor Day weekend.

 

Sunday (8/24) Night Interview Bonanza! Hopscotch preview and musician John Davis

At 6:00, we'll be talking to Greg Lowenhagan, founder and director of the Hopscotch Music Festival, and Nathan Price, co-director and former day party coordinator. We'll discuss festival details, like the Hopscotch Design Festival, Posterscotch, and the SiteWork art exhibitions, and be playing music from Hopscotch artists. WXDU is a proud Hopscotch media partner, and we're excited to bring you this preview ahead of the festival and our post-show coverage. Learn more at hopscotchmusicfest.com/

 

WXDU News Sunday (8/17) 6:00-8:00

First at 6:00: Earlier this week, Paul McCartney played the last big show at Candlestick Park before it closes for good. The venue was the site of the Beatles’ final live concert. This hour, we’ll relive some of the band’s first shows in America, with the second half of Paul Ingles’s documentary, “The Beatles in America.” We brought you the first part of the documentary in February to mark the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ arrival in the states.

 

WXDU news is next at 7:00. We’ll discuss:

 

WXDU/Three Lobed Recording Hopscotch Day Party!

 We are excited to partner again with Three Lobed Recordings to present another stellar day party at Hopscotch Music Festival!
 
Friday September 5
 

Bumper Jacksons on air 8/17 2pm

The Bumper Jacksons will be stopping by WXDU on Sunday August 17 at 2pm to talk about their new CD Sweet Mama, Sweet Daddy, Come In. They'll be fresh off a live performance at Triangle Swing Dance Society on Saturday the 16th. 

 

Tonight's (8/10) WXDU News Schedule 6:00-8:00

We have a full schedule on tonight’s WXDU News from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. 

First at 6:00, we’ll have the latest edition of Jukebox Graduates, a show produced by the Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen Club. In this episode, the kids explore music influenced by Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.

Next at 7:00 is WXDU News, including:

 

WXDU News tonight (8/3) 6:00-8:00 pm

Tonight on WXDU News, we'll have the latest episode of The Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science show, and after that we'll hear from Making Contact and With Good Reason.

First at 6:00, The Endless Frontier will discuss senses, but not the five you might be most familiar with. Interviews will include Andrew Bellemer, Ph.D., and Josh Russell, University of Texas graduate student.

Then at 6:30: This coming Tuesday is the National Night Out Against Crime, an event meant to decrease crime rates in America. But the impact of crime extends beyond the initial incident. We join Making Contact for a documentary called "Getting Out," which looks at what happens to inmates once they are released from prison.

 

WXDU News tonight (7/27) 6:00-7:00 pm

Tonight on WXDU News, we join BackStory with the American History Guys as they explore mental illness in America. The guys talk about the "illness" that was said to cause enslaved people's desire for freedom, the changing role of asylums in American history, the reasons behind the development of diagnostic criteria for mental illness, and a test for your risk of fascist thoughts. You can find more about this episode, and other BackStory episodes at backstoryradio.org/.

 

Ticket Giveaway Thursday, July 17 for Merge 25 Fest

WXDU has a pair of tickets to give away for the Saturday, July 26 Merge 25 Fest outdoor party from 1-10pm. For the chance to win, listen to WXDU tomorrow evening (Thursday, July 17) and also check WXDU's Facebook/Twitter posts for a more detailed giveaway time. More information about the festival can be found here.