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WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 2/28 6:00-8:00 p.m.

We start things off on this last Sunday of Black History Month with an episode from With Good Reason titled "Rock and Roll in Black and White" at 6:00. In this episode, host Sarah McConnell talks to Slate’s pop critic Jack Hamilton about how rock music went from an interracial form of entertainment to one dominated by white artists. Later in the show, we'll learn from Johnny Moore about the shift in importance from baseball to basketball in the black community. This episode also explores the stories of several prominent African American leaders, as profiled in interviews conducted by Phyllis Leffler and the late Julian Bond and in Fatima Massaquoi's autobiography.

Then at 7:00, BackStory with the American History Guys makes its contribution to Oscar Sunday with "Real to Reel 2016: History at the Movies." This episode takes a look at America's past through the Silver Screen. The Guys examine the history behind movies including The Revenant, Bridge of Spies, Trumbo and Inside Out. The hosts also explore the issue of diversity in Hollywood.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 2/21 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Catch the latest in science news first at 6:00 with The Endless Frontier.

Then at 7:00, tune in for WXDU Sports. Martin Kang kicks off this week's show with Duke women's basketball, with recaps and post-game coach and player comments following the squad's recent matches, including their final regular season home game against Georgia Tech and their recent loss to Florida State. Martin's also got injury news updates for the women's team. Up next is Blue Devil men's basketball and a recap of Saturday's loss. Then Finian St. Omer reports on the team's 8th home win over Louisville, and Matt Henry and Miles Burr cover the team's recent victory over Virginia. Martin keeps things going with the most recent Duke men's and women's lacrosse results. Finally, Martin's got Duke football injury updates and news about the academic awards won by Duke student-athletes.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 2/14 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Tune in at 6:00 to catch the premier of Off Topic, a program that takes a closer look at entertainment news and issues, produced by students at the Cary Chinese School. On this week's debut episode, the students will examine mistakes made in movies. They'll also cover books and music, and one of the students will end the show with a performance of a piece on a traditional Chinese instrument.