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WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday (12/21) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Endless Frontier is taking a holiday break, so we start at 6:00 tonight with a look at the 1914 Christmas Truce, a time during which troops violated military law and held an unofficial truce in order to celebrate Christmas. The truce occurred one hundred years ago, as soldiers in the midst of the First World War longed to be home with loved ones for the holiday. Later in this episode of Humankind, produced in conjunction with WGBH-Boston and titled Humankind Special: The Christmas Truce, the producers share the story of another peace effort during World War I: conscientious objection.

WXDU News is next at 7:00. On tonight’s show:

  • We’ll start with the details for several local non-profit events and announcements.
  • The United Nations held a nutrition conference last month to address global malnutrition. Deutsche Welle talks to the World Food Program nutrition advisor about what to do next.
  • Science Update’s Bob Hirshon shares the results of a study that uncovered one problem with fructose.
  • Isla Earth explains how military tanks could make electric cars more efficient.
  • 13-year old reporter Shanze Tahir of Y-Press talks about gender stereotypes and underrepresentation of women in the media.
  • With Good Reason’s Allison Quantz shares how one program in Virginia hopes to help the growing numbers of college-aged young Latinos complete their educations.
  • EcoReport examines the decline of the monarch butterfly population with an interview with a biologist who is working to add the species to the federal endangered species list.
  • We’ll also have the week’s weather.

Finally, WXDU Sports is at 7:30. Martin Kang will feature college basketball on tonight’s show. He’ll have analysis and post-game coach and player comments for the Duke women’s basketball team’s last three games, including today’s match against Kentucky. He’ll also discuss the Duke men’s team’s recent games and have a recap of both the NCCU men’s and women’s basketball seasons so far.