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Next SUNDAY 10/26: Know Your Poll Party! at the Pinhook

WXDU is proud to cosponsor an early voting rally at The Pinhook next Sunday, October 26, at 2:00 p.m.

There will be TWO stages (inside & outside on Main St), and a ton of live bands, including

 

WXDU Record Fair 2014

We're excited to announce that the WXDU Record Fair is back for it's 8th great year!
 
Saturday, October 25th
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Duke Coffeehouse (Google Maps)
Free admission!
 
Over 20 tables will be set up outside under the big tent and inside the Coffeehouse with vinyl, cassettes, CDs, and more for sale. We're going to rock this party rain-or-shine, so come on out; it's going to be an awesome time.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (10/19) 6:00-8:00

We've got a full schedule tonight on WXDU News, Sports, and Information.

First at 6:00, The Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science show, takes a look at transitions. The hosts will discuss academic and career transitions as they interview people in different stages of their scientific careers about their goals and the challenges they face.

Then at 6:30: With election day coming up November 4 and early voting starting Thursday in North Carolina, WXDU is co-sponsoring a free get-out-the-vote rally next Sunday with the Pinhook and Democracy North Carolina. Caitlin Haran will be talking with Reid Johnson, event organizer and member of Schooner and Organos. Know Your Poll happens Sunday, October 26 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Pinhook, with performances inside the venue and on an outside stage on Main Street. The lineup includes PIPE, Shirlette Ammons, Daniel Bachman, Hammer No More the Fingers, Some Army, Midnight Plus One, SOON, and DJ Direwolf.

 

Suckfest Ticket Giveaways This Week (Oct. 19-26)

 

Suckfest, a two-day Greensboro, NC music festival, will be held at The Blind Tiger, November 7-8. Be sure to listen to WXDU this week for your chance to win tickets.

Bands for the Friday, Nov. 7 show include: Dope Body, Designer, Junior Astronomers, Roomrunner, Whatever Brains, Dumpster, Flesh Wounds, Wymyns Prysyn, Space Bear, Teen Death, Fever Dream and Black Santa.

Saturday, Nov. 8 bands are: Cop Problem, Priapus, Lesser Life, Born Hollow, Holder's Scar, Distrust, Yautja, Irata, Empire, Hawks, Gut Feeling, Rulebreaker, Future Primitive, Damn Frank and Totally Slow.

 

 

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 10/12 from 6:00-8:00

Up first tonight on the News, Sports, and Information block at 6:00, we have the latest edition of Jukebox Graduates, the show produced by students in the Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club. The kids will share songs from the Boss, along with anecdotes and commentary about the music.

Next at 7:00: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A diagnosis of breast cancer represents the beginning of a journey filled with difficult decisions and anxiety about the outcomes. Dina Howard shares her story in "Dina's Diary: Journey of a Cancer Survivor." In this Capital Public Radio documentary, Dina records her battle with breast cancer for one year, documenting her experience with the disease.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 10/5 from 6:00-8:00

First at 6:00 tonight, WXDU's science show, The Endless Frontier, will take a look at a new study on the effects of artifical sweeteners on the microbiome, the bacteria that inhabit the human gut. The hosts will also examine new information about stem cell therapy and regenerative biology.

Next at 6:30, With Good Reason explores the roots of rock 'n' roll, race in imaginings of the South, dialects and education, and "Affrilachian" poetry. Host Sarah McConnell begins with a discussion of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the "Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll." Next, she examines the portrayal of the problem of racism in Brodway plays and how teachers can deal with students who speak in dialects rather than standard English. Finally, McConnell talks about Affrilachian poetry as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.

Then at 7:30, Lincoln Wensley has WXDU Sports. Lincoln will have a wrap-up of the Duke men's football season so far, as well as analysis of the team's future this fall. He'll have comments from the team before they played last weekend's game against Miami and a recap of that match-up. Lincoln will also talk about what the Blue Devils have in store for next week's contest against Georgia Tech.

 

Ticket Giveaways for Shakori Hills Grassroots Fall Festival

 Listen to WXDU this week for the chance to win a pair of one-day passes to the Shakori Hills Grassroots Fall Festival, October 9 - 12, 2014. Headliners include, North Mississippi Allstars, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Donna the Buffalo, The Duhks, Loamlands, and many, many more.

 

Ticket Giveaways for Girls Rock NC Rally: 10 Year Anniversary Celebration

Listen to WXDU this week for the chance to win tickets to attend the Girls Rock NC Rally on Saturday, October 4. Girls Rock NC is celebrating 10 years of youth empowerment, feminism, music education, and community activism in central North Carolina. The festival will be held at the following venues on Saturday, October 4 -- Artscenter (11am-5pm); Cats Cradle (6pm - 11:30pm); and The Station (11pm - 2:00am). For more info: www.girlsrocknc.org/grnc-rally.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (9/28) 6:00-8:00

The police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last month began a national dialogue on police behavior. At 6:00 tonight, BackStory with the American History Guys takes a look at the history of police in America. The guys talk about how the modern police department began, the historical expectations of policing, the role of race and ethnicity in law enforcement, and what happens when officers fail to protect citizens.

September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. At 7:00, Philosophy Talk explores Latin American philosophy. Hosts Jon and Ken discuss the early origins of philosophy in Latin America, how it differs from that of America and Europe, and how modern Latin American philosophy is evolving.

 

 

 

WXDU & BULL CITY RECORDS PRESENT: ANGIE + AUSMUTEANTS AND MORE ON 9/29 at THE PINHOOK!!!

This show has been moved!
 
Now brought to you by your friends at WXDU and Bull City Records, we present a FREE after-work show at The Pinhook featuring three of AUSTRALIA'S finest punk names, AUSMUTEANTS, ANGIE & NATHAN ROCHE making their way through the Triangle from the first time ever. Plus, we have the Durham debut of the new Chapel Hill synthpunk outfit NATURAL CAUSES.