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WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 9/7 from 6:00-8:00

First at 6:00 tonight: Thursday is the 13th anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001. Three years ago, on the 10th anniversary, WNYC’s Radio Rookies, a Peabody Award-winning youth journalism program, produced a documentary focused on the experiences of young people who were children on that day. In “Radio Rookies - Our 9/11: Growing Up in The Aftermath,” we hear from six of those children, 10 years later, on how September 11 shaped their lives.


WXDU News is at 7:00. Tonight’s stories include:

  • The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services warns that school students who have not received the required immunizations within 30 days of the start of school face suspension. The state lists required vaccines online, and the CDC has more information about vaccine schedules for children.
  • Security Matters shares tips for keeping your information safe when you use public computers.
  • In light of the report of a security breach at the Home Depot, the North Carolina Department of Justice outlines tips for avoiding identity theft.
  • September is National Preparedness Month. Durham’s disaster preparedness website shares information on how to be ready for a disaster, and you can also subscribe to CodeRed for emergency alerts, visit, or follow @ReadyDurham on Twitter. Elsewhere in North Carolina, the state shares disaster preparedness information, and offers the ReadyNC mobile app for help in an emergency. The North Carolina Department of Emergency Management is also on Twitter: @NCEmergency. And the federal government disaster preparedness website has more information, and is also on Twitter at @Readygov.
  • Isla Earth examines how self preservation in nature relates to issues of national security.
  • At 84 percent, North Carolina’s 2014 high school graduation rate was the highest in state history. The state board of education cites an boost in academic standards and increased focus on graduation as the reason for the improvement.
  • Zach Lechner, WXDU’s Hopscotch 2014 reporter, will have a recap of the weekend’s festival ahead of next Sunday’s in-depth Hopscotch wrap-up.
  • The latest CMO Survey polled chief marketing officers from major corporations and found that while businesses are increasing social media spending, even as they struggle to incorporate it into their broader marketing plans. Duke University Fuqua School of Business Professor Christine Moorman is the director of the CMO Survey.
  • Science Update explains that blood test results can be different at different times of the day.
  • A new NC Board of Transportation policy creates the opportunity for organizations, businesses, and individuals to sponsor DOT programs and services, in an effort to increase revenue.
  • The North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s website now has a link the public can use to locate vehicles towed after being abandoned, improperly parked, or involved in a crash. The list will be updated daily and includes cars towed in the last 60 days.
  • The Week at Duke {in 60 Seconds} has the details on: an LGBTQ exhibit, a town hall forum on the Ferguson, Missouri, shooting, a study on orphans living in institutions, and recognition for Duke University and Health System.
  • We'll also have the week's weather forcast for Durham.


Sports is next at 7:30. We’ll be covering:

  • A wrap up of the week’s college sports.
  • In a story titled “College Athletes: Stay or Go?,” Brenna Haven and Bob Long look at the decision faced by many college athletes: Should I stay in college or turn pro?
  • Producers Blaine Huber and Joe Stampson look at the phenomenon of “One and Done” college athletes in “One and Done: Leaving College for the Pros.”
  • There is increased discussion of racial tension in America after the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. In a segment from BackStory with the American History Guys, the guys look at racial tension in sports as they remember the two African American Olympic sprinters who displayed “The Black Power Salute” in the 1968 games.