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First at 6:00 tonight is the latest edition of The Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science show. On tonight's program, the hosts have a spooky show planned with a special post-Halloween-themed science news discussion. They'll talk about weird biology, including viruses that affect human cognition, zombie ants, and eyeless fish.
Then at 6:30: With Election Day coming up, we'll join BackStory with the American History Guys for a look at the history of elections in the United States. This episode, called Pulling the Curtain: Voting in America, which aired around the time of the 2012 presidential election, explores voter fraud in the Gilded Age, voting rights of non-citizens, and the "Southern Advantage" of the Electoral College.
And WXDU Sports is next at 7:30. On tonight's show, we'll air a documentary from Making Contact titled Concussions: Your Brain or the Game? that examines concussions in sports. The recent brain injury lawsuits by NFL players and growing scientific information about brain health has brought concussions in sports into the public discourse. This episode explores the growing focus on concussions in England's rugby players.
Schedule update: We're staying with the party until 7:30. Hip Hop Historics will follow, and The Making of the War of the Worlds Broadcast will be on at 8:00. Stay tuned to WXDU!
The 6:00 hour of tonight's News, Sports, and Information block will feature the last hour of our simulcast of the Know Your Poll party, an event we're cosponsoring with the Pinhook and Democracy North Carolina. Early voting runs through next Saturday, November 1, in North Carolina, and Election Day is Tuesday, November 4. In North Carolina, you can check your voter registration, find your polling place, and learn where and when to vote early on the NC State Board of Elections website. If you're in another state, check out your state's board of elections site for more voting information.
After the party at 7:00, we've got the debut of Hip Hop Historics with Goatt. DJ Goatt will be exploring some of hip hop's biggest players as he takes a closer look at their impact on the music world and social movements by focusing on the collaborations and events that fuel the genre. Tonight, he focuses on hip hop trio De La Soul.
We've got a full schedule tonight on WXDU News, Sports, and Information.
First at 6:00, The Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science show, takes a look at transitions. The hosts will discuss academic and career transitions as they interview people in different stages of their scientific careers about their goals and the challenges they face.
Then at 6:30: With election day coming up November 4 and early voting starting Thursday in North Carolina, WXDU is co-sponsoring a free get-out-the-vote rally next Sunday with the Pinhook and Democracy North Carolina. Caitlin Haran will be talking with Reid Johnson, event organizer and member of Schooner and Organos. Know Your Poll happens Sunday, October 26 from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Pinhook, with performances inside the venue and on an outside stage on Main Street. The lineup includes PIPE, Shirlette Ammons, Daniel Bachman, Hammer No More the Fingers, Some Army, Midnight Plus One, SOON, and DJ Direwolf.
Suckfest, a two-day Greensboro, NC music festival, will be held at The Blind Tiger, November 7-8. Be sure to listen to WXDU this week for your chance to win tickets.
Bands for the Friday, Nov. 7 show include: Dope Body, Designer, Junior Astronomers, Roomrunner, Whatever Brains, Dumpster, Flesh Wounds, Wymyns Prysyn, Space Bear, Teen Death, Fever Dream and Black Santa.
Saturday, Nov. 8 bands are: Cop Problem, Priapus, Lesser Life, Born Hollow, Holder's Scar, Distrust, Yautja, Irata, Empire, Hawks, Gut Feeling, Rulebreaker, Future Primitive, Damn Frank and Totally Slow.
WXDU is proud to cosponsor an early voting rally at The Pinhook next Sunday, October 26, at 2:00 p.m.
The show will be FREE, and features a ton of great local bands, including PIPE, Shirlette Ammons, Daniel Bachman, Hammer No More The Fingers, Some Army, Midnight Plus One, and SOON, plus DJ Direwolf spinning between bands.
The main downtown early voting site in Durham is just a couple of blocks away, and there will be marches to the polls during the event.
The show is cosponsored by WXDU, The Pinhook, and Democracy NC, and it will be FREE to everyone. PLUS, if you can't attend in person, the entire show will be simulcast on WXDU 88.7 FM or here at wxdu.org, from 2pm til 7pm.
We hope you'll come out, and we hope you'll VOTE EARLY with us!
Up first tonight on the News, Sports, and Information block at 6:00, we have the latest edition of Jukebox Graduates, the show produced by students in the Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club. The kids will share songs from the Boss, along with anecdotes and commentary about the music.
Next at 7:00: October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. A diagnosis of breast cancer represents the beginning of a journey filled with difficult decisions and anxiety about the outcomes. Dina Howard shares her story in "Dina's Diary: Journey of a Cancer Survivor." In this Capital Public Radio documentary, Dina records her battle with breast cancer for one year, documenting her experience with the disease.
First at 6:00 tonight, WXDU's science show, The Endless Frontier, will take a look at a new study on the effects of artifical sweeteners on the microbiome, the bacteria that inhabit the human gut. The hosts will also examine new information about stem cell therapy and regenerative biology.
Next at 6:30, With Good Reason explores the roots of rock 'n' roll, race in imaginings of the South, dialects and education, and "Affrilachian" poetry. Host Sarah McConnell begins with a discussion of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the "Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll." Next, she examines the portrayal of the problem of racism in Brodway plays and how teachers can deal with students who speak in dialects rather than standard English. Finally, McConnell talks about Affrilachian poetry as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Then at 7:30, Lincoln Wensley has WXDU Sports. Lincoln will have a wrap-up of the Duke men's football season so far, as well as analysis of the team's future this fall. He'll have comments from the team before they played last weekend's game against Miami and a recap of that match-up. Lincoln will also talk about what the Blue Devils have in store for next week's contest against Georgia Tech.
Listen to WXDU this week for the chance to win a pair of one-day passes to the Shakori Hills Grassroots Fall Festival, October 9 - 12, 2014. Headliners include, North Mississippi Allstars, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Donna the Buffalo, The Duhks, Loamlands, and many, many more.
Listen to WXDU this week for the chance to win tickets to attend the Girls Rock NC Rally on Saturday, October 4. Girls Rock NC is celebrating 10 years of youth empowerment, feminism, music education, and community activism in central North Carolina. The festival will be held at the following venues on Saturday, October 4 -- Artscenter (11am-5pm); Cats Cradle (6pm - 11:30pm); and The Station (11pm - 2:00am). For more info: www.girlsrocknc.org/grnc-rally.