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WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 2/7 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tune in at 6:00 for this week's installment of The Endless Frontier to get the latest in science news and research developments.

Then at 6:30, catch the debut of Life Inside. This Duke student-produced program takes a look at life on the University's campus. On this week's episode, the hosts talk to four "super seniors" about their experiences during their break from campus. We'll learn how their time away impacted their lives and their decisions to return to Duke.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 1/17 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Tune in at 6:00 for the latest in science news, research and developments on The Endless Frontier.

Then at 6:30, we join With Good Reason for a conversation with an author who discusses her time growing up in the Appalachian Mountains, in an episode titled "Coming Home to Big Stone Gap." This episode also discovers the Appalachian past through efforts to collect oral histories of the region's old-timers.

 

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

Up first at 6:00 is The Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science show. Tonight's episode continues year-end coverage of the top science news of 2015. Tune in for a recap of Nature magazine's 10 most important people in science, as well as a discussion of the improvements to CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, the development named Breakthrough of the Year by Science magazine.

Then at 6:30, With Good Reason profiles the Mexo-Americana band David Wax Museum in an episode titled “Where Did You Come From?” This episode is named after the opening track on Watching the Nighttime Come, an album featuring lullabies by Suz Slezak, one of the members of David Wax Museum. Suz joins Sarah McConnell along with band member David Wax to discuss the challenges they've faced on the road. The episode also explores achieving balance, with an interview with Miriam Liss and Holly Schiffrin, authors of Balancing the Big Stuff: Finding Happiness in Work, Family and Life.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 12/20 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Get the latest in science news and developments on this week's episode of The Endless Frontier first at 6:00 tonight.

Then at 6:30, With Good Reason explores the impact of music in an episode called "Here We Come A Caroling." In this episode, host Sarah McConnell speaks with a music therapist to learn why music is so integral to the holiday season. The pair also discusses an all-female a cappella group that addresses the issues facing young women, the Sephardic Jewish song tradition behind one accordionist's work and the Virginia Military Institute band's quest for the Tournament of the Roses Parade.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 12/13 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Up first tonight at 6:00, Helen Yu profiles the Inside-Outside Alliance on Discovering Durham. The Inside-Outside Alliance is a community organization that advocates for current and former Durham County jail inmates and their families. On this episode, Helen sits down with Cynthia Fox, a member of the Inside-Outside Alliance whose son was previously incarcerated in Durham County, and Steve Lorenze, one of the organization's founders.

Then at 7:00, we join BackStory with the American History Guys for a look at religion in America. On "American Prophets: Religions Born in the U.S.," the Guys examine both the impact and evolving face of this nation's spirituality, from the Pilgrims' immigration to America in search of religious freedom, to the conversion of Native Americans to Christianity, to the effect of the Civil Rights Movement on African American faith.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 12/6 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Catch up on the latest in science news and research with the Endless Frontier first at 6:00.

With Good Reason is up next at 6:30. On this episode, titled "Health in the Heart and Mind," host Sarah McConnell explores the heart-related causes of sudden death in young people, plus how researchers are brain scans to develop personalized treatments for depression.

 

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.