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WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (8/23) 6:00-8:00

Next Saturday, August 29, is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in Louisiana. During the 6:00 hour tonight, we'll learn about the impact of the storm on the population of the Gulf States.

WWNO, New Orleans Public Radio, explores the consequences of Katrina in its series Katrina: The Debris. At 6:00 tonight, we'll hear "Houston," an episode in this series that travels west along the Gulf Coast to learn how Katrina evacuees from New Orleans changed this Texas city.

Next at 6:30, in "Changing Communities, Imminent Threats: Katrina's Legacy," Making Contact examines how an influx of migrant post-Katrina reconstruction workers led to a shift in the racial demographics of and immigration activism in New Orleans.

Finally at 7:00 tonight, tune in for the annual Hopscotch Music Festival preview show on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out. Savannah will have a sneak peak at the festival, which happens September 10, 11 and 12 in Raleigh, including interviews with organizers and music from just a few of the dozens of artists on this year's lineup.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (8/16) 6:00-8:00

The Endless Frontier, the show that covers the latest in science news, is up first at 6:00 tonight.

Then at 6:30, Adrienne Harreveld profiles six Hillside High School theater students who began a slam poetry group, called Year of the Crowned, to address issues in their community and deal with the anxieties they create. The students perform some of their pieces and talk about their motivation to use this project as an uplifting way to inspire change.

WXDU Sports is next at 7:30. Martin Kang will have a recap of the Duke women's Saturday exhibition soccer match against Clemson, plus comments from Azura Stevens, the Duke player who won the gold medal with the U.S. national women's basketball team at this summer's FIBA U19 World Championships. Martin will also cover Duke Football news, including preseason coach and player comments, and share the latest in Duke field hockey, volleyball and men's soccer news.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (8/9) 6:00-8:00

The members of the Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club will be in the 'XDU studios at 6:00 for this month's installment of Jukebox Graduates. On tonight's show, the kids pay tribute to Bob Dylan with a playlist that features some of Springsteen's Dylan covers.

Then at 7:00: As the world marks the anniversaries of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki on this date 70 years ago and on Hiroshima three days earlier, we join Peace Talks Radio for a discussion of World War II. First on the program, host Paul Ingles speaks with Soh Horie, a Japanese man who survived the attack on Hiroshima as a five year old boy, about his experience. Then Ingles shares a portion of a late-1990s talk by Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank and her family during the war. Finally, Ingles talks to Jamie Drummond, co-founder of the advocacy organization ONE, about foreign aid policies and public perceptions.