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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.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (9/13) 6:00-8:00

First at 6:00 tonight, as Americans commemorate the 14th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, we join BackStory with the American History Guys for a discussion of the history of terrorism in America. From anarchist attacks on capitalist targets to the violence of the Jim Crow South to modern wartime tactics, the Guys explore how we define terrorism and how groups--and even nations--use this method of intimidation in "Fear Tactics: A History of Domestic Terrorism."

Then at 7:00, we turn to Deutsche Welle's WorldLink series for a look at the people behind international news stories. This week's show covers Arab states' response to the Syrian refugee crisis, a young refugee teen known as the "Syrian Malala," skateboarding's role in the education of Afghan youth, changing attitudes about the hijab in Egypt and a Palestinian microbrewery, plus a profile of Jean Darling, one of the last surviving silent film stars, who passed away earlier this month at the age of 93.


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

The Endless Frontier is up first on tonight's schedule at 6:00. Tune in to learn about the latest studies that examine the role gene changes play in the evolution of species.

Then at 6:30, as Americans head to the backyard this weekend for the last barbecue of the summer, we'll join BackStory with the American History Guys for a look at the history of meat, on "Rare History Well Done: Meat in America." In this episode, the Guys explore the roots of the manly practice of backyard grilling, how meat became central to the American diet, the impact of technology and legislation on the modern meat industry and why it's never okay to put ketchup on a hot dog.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (8/30) 6:00-8:00

First at 6:00 tonight, we'll hear about fire's impact on the American past and present on "Where There's Smoke: A History of Fire," from BackStory with the American History Guys. On this episode, the Guys discuss the origins of the firefighting profession, how San Francisco's Chinatown survived the fires following the 1906 Earthquake, fire's continuing role in today's technologically advanced world and the importance of scientific training in arson investigation.

Then at 7:00, With Good Reason takes a look at race relations in America. In "Stars For Freedom," Host Sarah McConnell learns about black entertainers' contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and a conference that explores African American responses to the film Birth of a Nation. Plus, McConnell shares a 2004 interview with civil rights leader Julian Bond, who passed away earlier this month.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (8/23) 6:00-8:00

Next Saturday, August 29, is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in Louisiana. During the 6:00 hour tonight, we'll learn about the impact of the storm on the population of the Gulf States.

WWNO, New Orleans Public Radio, explores the consequences of Katrina in its series Katrina: The Debris. At 6:00 tonight, we'll hear "Houston," an episode in this series that travels west along the Gulf Coast to learn how Katrina evacuees from New Orleans changed this Texas city.

Next at 6:30, in "Changing Communities, Imminent Threats: Katrina's Legacy," Making Contact examines how an influx of migrant post-Katrina reconstruction workers led to a shift in the racial demographics of and immigration activism in New Orleans.

Finally at 7:00 tonight, tune in for the annual Hopscotch Music Festival preview show on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out. Savannah will have a sneak peak at the festival, which happens September 10, 11 and 12 in Raleigh, including interviews with organizers and music from just a few of the dozens of artists on this year's lineup.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (8/16) 6:00-8:00

The Endless Frontier, the show that covers the latest in science news, is up first at 6:00 tonight.

Then at 6:30, Adrienne Harreveld profiles six Hillside High School theater students who began a slam poetry group, called Year of the Crowned, to address issues in their community and deal with the anxieties they create. The students perform some of their pieces and talk about their motivation to use this project as an uplifting way to inspire change.

WXDU Sports is next at 7:30. Martin Kang will have a recap of the Duke women's Saturday exhibition soccer match against Clemson, plus comments from Azura Stevens, the Duke player who won the gold medal with the U.S. national women's basketball team at this summer's FIBA U19 World Championships. Martin will also cover Duke Football news, including preseason coach and player comments, and share the latest in Duke field hockey, volleyball and men's soccer news.


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

The members of the Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club will be in the 'XDU studios at 6:00 for this month's installment of Jukebox Graduates. On tonight's show, the kids pay tribute to Bob Dylan with a playlist that features some of Springsteen's Dylan covers.

Then at 7:00: As the world marks the anniversaries of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki on this date 70 years ago and on Hiroshima three days earlier, we join Peace Talks Radio for a discussion of World War II. First on the program, host Paul Ingles speaks with Soh Horie, a Japanese man who survived the attack on Hiroshima as a five year old boy, about his experience. Then Ingles shares a portion of a late-1990s talk by Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank and her family during the war. Finally, Ingles talks to Jamie Drummond, co-founder of the advocacy organization ONE, about foreign aid policies and public perceptions.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (8/2) 6:00-8:00

The Endless Frontier, WXDU's science news show, is up first at 6:00 tonight. This week's program explores some of the latest aging and longevity research.

Next at 6:30, we'll join With Good Reason for an episode that shares the stories of the families who were evicted from their homes during the building of Shenandoah National Park. Also in this program, host Sarah McConnell learns more about the controversies surrounding Revolutionary War pensions, how baby boomers are impacting the funeral industry, one documentarian's efforts to challenge ageist stereotypes and the effects of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) on older adults and their families.

WXDU Sports is next on the schedule at 7:30. Tonight, Martin Kang has a look at Duke's upcoming 2015-2016 season, including swimming and diving and track and field schedules, volleyball news and coaching staff changes for the women's soccer and softball teams. He'll also play the conclusion to Lauren Schiller's interview with Brandi Chastain from the Inflection Point episode he began during the last sports show.