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WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 11/22 6:00-8:00 p.m.

First at 6:00 tonight, we join Deutsche Welle's Inside Europe for the stories behind the major European headlines. This week's show examines the responses of EU leaders and football fans to the attacks in Paris, the effect of Russia's assessment of the Metro jet crash on international relations, the renewed fears of European Muslims, Syrian refugees' evolving paths of entry into Europe and the modern relevance of the Dayton peace agreement.

Then at 7:00, BackStory with the American History Guys gets us ready for Turkey Day with a look at the holiday's past, in "American as Pumpkin Pie: A History of Thanksgiving." On this episode, the Guys uncover the true origins of the holiday as they discuss the role of Thanksgiving Day football play, compare the modern Thanksgiving feast with the fare the Pilgrims would have eaten, trace the tradition of granding a turkey a presidential pardon, and more.


WXDU News, Sports and Information Sunday 11/15 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Catch up on the latest in science news at 6:00 with the Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science discussion show.

Then at 7:30, stay tuned for Sports with Martin Kang. On tonight's show, Ike Rofe reports with a wrap-up of the Duke men's final exhibition game, plus their first regular-season game with comments from Coach K. Then Angelo Moreno's got a recap of yesterday's Blue Devils football loss to the Pittsburgh Panthers, including post-game comments from players and Coach Cutcliffe. Next up, Martin's got the latest on first-round NCAA women's soccer tournament action with Duke's 5-0 win over James Madison Friday, along with post-game interviews with players and Coach Robbie Church. Finally, Martin will report on the Duke women's basketball squad after Friday's winning start to regular season play, with post-game comments from the team's last exhibition match-up against Saint Leo from Duke Coach Joanne McCallie and second-season Saint Leo Coach Missy West, a former Blue Devils player who helped the team capture two ACC titles.


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

Veteran's Day is Wednesday, November 11, and tonight on WXDU, we'll share two programs that profile the experiences of American veterans.

First at 6:00, in "Coming Home: Stories of Veterans Returning from War," State of the Re:Union explores the challenges modern service members experience when they return home from active duty in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Then at 7:00, Rumble Strip Vermont shares the stories of four World War II veterans who were taken as prisoners of war in the Battle of the Bulge in "Prisoners of War, The Battle of the Bulge."


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (11/1) 6:00-8:00

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for this week's episode of The Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science news and discussion program.

Then at 6:30, catch BackStory with the American History Guys for a post-Halloween profile of our supernatural history in "American Spirit: A History of the Supernatural." In this episode, the guys take a look at how belief in ghosts, witches and spirits shaped our nation's past, including the origins of early colonists' fear of witches, the 19th-century progressive social reform's link to spiritualism and the role technology has played in supernatural discussion.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (10/25) 6:00-8:00

Tune in for Hip Hop Historics at 6:00 tonight. On this month's show, DJ Goatt takes a look at the alternative side of hip hop as he tracks the career and impact of the West Coast duo Blackalicious.

Then at 7:00, catch up with two local artists on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out. Tonight Savannah welcomes Reese McHenry of the Dirty Little Heaters, who will be talking about her latest solo album, plus the Wigg Report, who's also got a new CD in the works.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (10/18) 6:00-8:00

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for this week's installment of the Endless Frontier, WXDU's original science talk show, for the latest in science news and research developments.

Then at 6:30, Helen Yu learns about the Triangle's refugee community--and the personal identity, citizenship and cultural issues its members face--on Discovering Durham. On this month's show, Helen talks to Lenny, a 23-year-old refugee from the Democratic Republic of Congo, who, after living in a refugee camp in Rwanda for 17 years, relocated to the U.S. in 2014. Lenny is an engineering student at Durham Technical Community College who hopes to one day put the skills he learns to good use in his home country. Helen is also joined by Kelly, an immigration counselor with the Church World Service RDU Immigration and Refugee Program in Durham, to discuss the program's mission, services and impact.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (10/11) 6:00-8:00

Get the stories behind the international headlines starting at 6:00 tonight with Deutsche Welle's WorldLink. This week's episode, titled "Preparing for Battle," profiles Ukraine's "Right Sector," the anti-Russian  right-wing militia, in the nation's ongoing violent civil war; the role of social media in recruiting Palestinian youths to carry out attacks in Israel; an artist working to help refugee children to cope with trauma; the former Chilean president's reflection on the 2010 Copiapó mining accident; a Thai journalist who was detained for speaking out against the junta; and the reaction of some sex workers and their advocates to the Department of Homeland Security's recent shutdown of a popular escort advertisement website.

Then at 7:00: In recent decades, the observance of Columbus Day has largely transformed from a day off of work and school to an excuse for yet another mattress sale. But the holiday also sparks a sometimes contentious debate about whether Americans should continue to celebrate Christopher Columbus. In a 2014 episode called "1492:Columbus in American Memory," the hosts of BackStory with the American History Guys explore portrayals of Columbus in a shifting American imagination and how the narrative has changed the scope of our veneration--and resentment--of the explorer.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (10/4) 6:00-8:00

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for this week's installment of the Endless Frontier, WXDU's original science talk show, for the latest in science news and research developments.

Then at 6:30: With the new school year underway, in an episode titled "Summer Melt and Z Degree," With Good Reason explores programs that work to tackle barriers to college education. First on the show, Host Sarah McConnell learns about an effort by one community college to prepare Latino high school students for higher education. She also talks to an expert who offers solutions to the problems that cause "summer melt"--when college-bound high school grads don't show up for college in the fall--and an innovated community college degree program that doesn't require students to rack up hefty textbook bills.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (9/27) 6:00-8:00

Tune in at 6:00 tonight as Hip Hop Historics returns to the airwaves. Tonight, DJ Goatt has a look at the genre's most sampled rock tracks with an episode of KSLU's Rock School.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (9/20) 6:00-8:00

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for this week's edition of the Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science show, for the latest in science news and developments.

Then at 6:30, the students in the Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club hit the airwaves with Jukebox Graduates. Listen as the kids share the stories behind the classics from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, along with live cuts, cover versions and outtakes from the rock legend.

WXDU Sports closes things up tonight at 7:30. On this week's show, Martin Kang has a recap of today's soccer matchup between the Duke women and Florida State, who were last year’s national champions, plus a summary of the Blue Devils' performance over the last two weeks. Martin will also share an analysis of Duke's tough football loss to Northwestern yesterday, with postgame comments from Coach Cutcliffe and some of the players, as well as a report on last weekend's home-opening victory against NC Central. Finally, Martin's got an update on Duke field hockey and a look at the newly released Duke women's basketball schedule for the 2015-2016 season.