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WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (5/3) 6:00-8:00

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

Then join WXDU News at 6:30 for an episode of With Good Reason titled "Mr. Turner and the Industrial Revolution." This program discusses J.M.W. Turner, one of the first painters to incorporate images of the Industrial Revolution into his work. Later in the show, we'll learn about the impact of the abolitionist movement on women's suffrage.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (4/26) 6:00-8:00

Tune in for Hip Hop Historics first at 6:00. On tonight's show, DJ Goatt will have a look at the roots of hip hop, regional style differences within the genre and Tupac Shakur's influence in an episode of With Good Reason titled "Hip Hop, You Don't Stop." This program also explores the use of music therapy as substance abuse treatment for teens and explains one author's mathematical analysis of urban environments.

I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is next at 7:00. Savannah will have Scotty Sandwich in studio tonight to talk about the upcoming Death to False Hope Fest. The festival, which is in its fifth year, is scheduled next weekend at Motorco. This year's lineup includes more than 30 bands playing on two stages May 1 and 2.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (4/19) 6:00-8:00

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for the latest episode of the Endless Frontier, WXDU's science news and interview program.

Then at 6:30, WXDU News reports on the noose that was hung from a tree on campus on April 1. Tonight's show will examine the historical significance and modern meaning of the noose symbol, reactions of the Duke student body and the response of the University administration.

Next at 7:00, WXDU Sports looks forward to next season for Duke's men's and women's basketball teams, plus news from Duke's men's and women's Lacrosse and men's and women's Track and Field squads. Then stay tuned for the conclusion of the Hyzdu Diaries, the audio chronicle of former Major Leaguer Adam Hyzdu's quest for a starting spot in the big leagues.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (4/12) 6:00-8:00

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for the latest installment of Jukebox Graduates, the program produced by students in the Githens Middle School's Bruce Springsteen fan club. Each month, the kids share stories and songs spanning the Boss's career.

Goodnight Gracie, the show that revisits the Golden Age of Radio, is next at 7:00. Tonight’s program features a 1940s-style battle of the sexes through the eyes of the characters of two popular working-class comedies of the era: Fibber McGee and Molly and The Life of Riley. First on tonight's program, in a December 8, 1942, episode titled "Women are Taking Over," we join Jim and Marian Jordan, the husband and wife vaudeville duo-turned radio team better known as Fibber McGee and Molly, as Fibber is upset by the wartime influx of women into the workplace. Then we'll meet Chester A. Riley, played by William Bendix, who tries to prove women are--and should be--inferior to men in a January 1, 1948, episode of The Life of Riley called “Equal Rights."

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday (4/5) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Spend your Easter evening with WXDU!

Tune in at 6:00 for the Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science news and interview program.

Then join WXDU News at 6:30 for a look at the growth of evangelicalism in Guatemala, a nation with a centuries-long tradition of Catholicism. In the "Soul of Guatemala," producer Jesse Dukes explores how this South American country has become Latin America's Evangelical Frontier.

WXDU Sports is up next at 7:00. Tonight's show will feature a recap of the Duke women's basketball team's road to the Sweet Sixteen and an update on the men's team's Final Four play.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday (3/29) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for Hip Hop Historics with DJ Goatt, a show that tracks the careers of some of hip hop's biggest players. Each month, DJ Goat tours a different artist's catalog to explore how they influenced and responded to cultural movements. Tonight's program features Black Star, a duo that came out of the hip hop underground to impact the genre's current atmosphere.

Then at 7:00, join us for a conversation on what Islam is--and is not. WXDU's Helen Yu will speak with Rasheed Barbee, Imam of Masjid Tawheed wa Sunnah in Durham, about understanding this religion and its perceived association with terrorism. Imam Barbee is an active speaker on the teachings of the Quran and Islam's opposition to terrorism.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (3/22) 6:00-8:00

Friday was the first day of spring, and as life begins to resurface, we join With Good Reason tonight at 6:00 for a look at some of the issues facing two living things--Monarch butterflies and birds. In "The Monarch Massacre," host Sarah McConnell explores the dwindling number of this butterfly "king" due to threats to its main food source. She'll also talk to an author who examines how bird songs are changing in urban environments. This episode also covers young volcanoes along eastern North America, the use of oysters as living reefs and how radar helps to track songbird migration.

Then at 7:00, tune in for an island-themed BackStory with the American History Guys episode titled "Island Hopping." This program explores teaching the history of the Hawaiian islands, the Puerto Rican fight for independence, Mormon followers who settled on Michigan's Beaver Island and the stories of Asian immigrants held on San Francisco's Angel Island. Finally, the Guys answer one of life's most pressing questions: why is that orange salad topping called Thousand Island dressing?

 

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (3/15) 6:00-8:00

Check out the latest in science news on the Endless Frontier at 6:00.

Then at 6:30, WXDU News will feature an episode of DW's Living Planet series called "Africa at Risk." This report examines ecological issues jeopardizing Africa's population and economy, including how climate change affects the continent despite its relatively low contribution of greenhouse gases, one engineer's response to power disruptions in South Africa, the impact of the water shortage in Kenya and threats to a species of tree that plays an integral role in medicine.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday (3/8) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for Jukebox Graduates, the show produced by students in the Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club.

Then revisit the Golden Age of Radio at 7:00 with Goodnight Gracie. Tonight’s show highlights two 1950s programs that explore unknown frontiers, albeit in different times: Have Gun - Will Travel shares the exploits of Paladin, the gentleman gunslinger of the Wild West of 1875, and X Minus One, featuring tales of the future—in “a million could-be years on a thousand may-be worlds.”

The episodes we’ll play tonight have two common themes: deviance from behavioral expectations and the influence of war. “Comanche,” a July 5, 1959, episode of Have Gun - Will Travel tells the story of a man who, after deserting his cavalry unit, regains his sense of duty once he learns of his fellow soldiers’ fate. The story is interspersed with U.S. government propaganda PSAs that promote the importance of democracy and the goodwill efforts made by our servicemen overseas to “understand” foreign customs.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday (3/1) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tune in at 6:00 tonight for the Endless Frontier. Tonight's show explores new research that suggests that biological sex exists on a spectrum rather than as a set of binary options. Then we'll take a look at DNA's ability to store information and the structural similarities between the brain regions responsible for movement coordination in humans and lampreys.

At 6:30, WXDU News has an episode of Spectrum, Deutsche Welle's news magazine program, called "the Good and the Bad." DW's reporters examine the impacts of India's recent swine flu outbreak and how declining Ebola infection rates hamper vaccine development. This episode also delves into the effort to create a safer Internet, the move to get kids more involved with computer programming in Europe and music's growing medical application in Australia.