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WXDU, as a member of the Duke University Union, exists to inform, educate, and entertain both the students of Duke University and the surrounding community of Durham through quality progressive alternative radio programming. WXDU seeks to give its staff the freedom to pursue their personal aesthetic within the framework of a cohesive format. WXDU aims to provide the listener with an alternative viewpoint untainted by commercial interests. WXDU resolves to maintain good relations with the music industry without compromising its integrity and nationally recognized commitment to quality programming. WXDU resolves to remain a laboratory where all members are free to make and learn from their mistakes.


WXDU News Sunday (6/22) 6:00-8:00

Tune in to WXDU tonight from 6:00-8:00. Tonight we'll learn about the humanities in STEM education, Boy Scout policies on homosexuality, and the growing problem of noise pollution.

First at 6:00, With Good Reason talks about the role of the humanities in STEM education, and later, takes a look at a modern invention you probably don't think much about: the zipper.

Next at 7:00, OutCasting examines the Boy Scouts of America's May 2013 decision to lift its ban on gay youth members, the history of the ban, and its impact on members.

And after that, Making Contact explores noise pollution, its causes, and its effect on wildlife and human health.


WXDU News Sunday 6:00-8:00

We’ve got a lot planned for WXDU News tonight from 6:00 to 8:00.

In the 6:00 hour, we’ll hear from B-Sides Radio as they explore families and fathers this Father’s Day.

At 7:00, Making Contact takes a look at gay conversion therapy and talks to people who consider themselves survivors of ex-gay therapy.

At 7:30, tune in for WXDU sports. We’ll have the latest in sports news, including what’s happening in the U.S. Open and the World Cup.

And after the sports, we’ve got more sports-related information. Lauren Ober will explore the history and controversy of the Washington Redskins’ name. Next, Nancy Klingener talks to a member of a senior bowling league, and then Crosscurrents takes a look at early surfers at a San Francisco beach.



Le Weekend LIVE on air - Sunday, June 15

 Tune in this afternoon (Sunday, June 15) to hear longtime local weirdo "pop" band Le Weekend perform live in the studio, in advance of their EP release party at the Pinhook this Friday the 20th. Showtime is 4:00 p.m. at 88.7 FM or right here at wxdu.org!


WXDU News Sunday at 7:00 p.m.

Tune in tonight, and the first and third Sunday of each month, at 7:00 for WXDU news.

On tonight's broadcast, we'll talk about:

  • Changes coming to Ninth Street parking
  • A way to eliminate automobile carbon emissions
  • The potential effect of stimulant medications on smoking rates in ADHD
  • The role of statin use in preventing prostate cancer
  • A kind of memory loss that's between normal aging and Alzheimer's
  • How to avoid a break-in while you're on vacation (http://ncdoj.com/News-and-Alerts/Alerts/Avoid-home-break-ins-while-on-va...)
  • A possible new treatment for pain and itch
  • How music helps the aging brain
  • Mapping the genome of an intestinal parasite

And as always, we'll have the latest in sports and weather.

Also tonight:

In the 6:00 hour, hear a conversation with Maya Angelou from 1970, shortly after the release of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.

And after the news at 7:30, we'll learn more about the impact of D-Day, leading up to the 70th anniversary of the turning point in World War II.


PLAY IT SAFE at The Pinhook Friday, May 30!!

 WKNC, WXYC, WUAG, WXDU and The Pinhook are coming together to promote safety for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence in North Carolina at a benefit concert called Play it Safe. Local acts, Gross Ghost, T0W3RS and Seagulls will play at The Pinhook on Friday, May 30. Doors are at 9pm, the show is at 10pm. Donations are accepted, and there will be a soul dance party following the event from 12am-2am. All proceeds will benefit the Durham Crisis Response Center.


The Kneads LIVE on air, Sunday 5/25 at 4pm

 The Kneads, a Greensboro indie-rock band featuring former members of 90s titans The Raymond Brake and Geezer Lake, will be joining us for a live on-air performance Sunday, May 25, at 4:00 p.m. Here's a preview via their bandcamp.



WXDU's Local Music Series ends its Spring run tomorrow night at the Duke Coffeehouse with a triple bill of the highest quality. From Raleigh, you have shapeshifting weirdo pop of T0W3RS. Making its way all the way from Charlotte is the transcendant avant-jazz splattering of Great Architect, and from Glittertown, you can enjoy the wild Stooges/Bolan-bruising rawk of Johnny Alright. Doors are at 8pm. Show starts at 9pm. $5 or free with a Duke ID!


Dex Romweber Duo on Sunday 4/13

I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is proud to present Dex Romweber Duo, who are celebrating the release of their third album, Images 13.   They've just come off a very successful (and long!) tour, but Dex and Sara will be coming by to spin yarns and records, and we'll be playing cuts off the new album as well.  Tune in at 6 pm.                


MerleFest 2014 Ticket Giveaways April 7 - 11

Win tickets to MerleFest 2014 and join the annual music homecoming presented by Lowe’s April 24th through the 27th at Wilkes Community College. Merle Haggard, Old Crow Medicine Show, Ricky Scaggs, and Holly Williams are just a few of the talented performers for this year. Check WXDU's Facebook and Twitter announcements this week for giveaway information.


Brooklyn Rider on Polyphonic Perversity 4/6/14

Tune in to Polyphonic Perversity on Sunday, April 6, 12-2pm to hear an interview with Brooklyn Rider. The group (Johnny Gandelsman and Colin Jacobsen, violins; Nicholas Cords, viola; Eric Jacobsen, cello) is one of the most exciting string quartets currently out there, creating a veritable jukebox of musics from around the world and across history. They have been in residency at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill for the past few years, and they are playing a Carolina Performing Arts concert on April 6 at 7:30 pm in Memorial Hall, Chapel Hill, featuring soprano Dawn Upshaw. In this exclusive interview, they talk about their approach to concert programming, the intersection of the Western canon with musics from around the world, the act of collaboration, the ins and outs of Schoenberg's second string quartet (which will be the centerpiece of their concert) and so much more. I hope you can tune in.