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WXDU, as a member of the Duke University Union, exists to inform, educate, and entertain both the students of Duke University and the surrounding community of Durham through quality progressive alternative radio programming. WXDU seeks to give its staff the freedom to pursue their personal aesthetic within the framework of a cohesive format. WXDU aims to provide the listener with an alternative viewpoint untainted by commercial interests. WXDU resolves to maintain good relations with the music industry without compromising its integrity and nationally recognized commitment to quality programming. WXDU resolves to remain a laboratory where all members are free to make and learn from their mistakes.
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WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday (12/14) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

With the holiday season in full swing, we've got two holiday-themed shows on the schedule tonight.

First at 6:00 is this month's edition of Jukebox Graduates, a show produced by the students in Githens Middle School's Bruce Springsteen fan club. On this episode, the kids play Christmas songs from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band and a few other artists as they share background information and anecdotes about the Boss's career.

After the Jukebox Graduates at 7:00, we'll air this year's Moth Radio Hour holiday special. This episode, titled Holiday Special 2014: Monkeys, Megachurches, and First Elves, includes the stories of a decorator's challenge dressing the White House for Christmas, a non-profit director's realization that generosity comes in many forms, a Jewish girl's desperate wish to meet Santa, and a 12-year-old boy's wild Christmas with a new pet and a brush with death by hippie.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday (12/7) 6:00-8:00 p.m.

First at 6:00 tonight, we have The Endless Frontier, WXDU’s science show. On tonight’s episode, the hosts will discuss the latest in science news and developments. They will have a look at advances in and challenges of genome editing, recent research by a team of Duke University Scientists on a novel way of reducing infection in a fish model for tuberculosis, and Science Magazine’s nominees for the top scientific breakthroughs of 2014.

Then at 6:30: Today is December 7th, Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day. It is the 73rd anniversary of the Imperial Japanese Navy’s attack on the U.S. naval base. It is “a date,” as then-President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously proclaimed, “which will live in infamy.” But as time passes and the number of those still living who experienced this moment in U.S. history steadily declines, does the seventh of December begin to become merely another square on the calendar? In this episode of Yesterday, Today, & Tomorrow called Pearl Harbor…Generational Perspectives, we will hear the viewpoints of three different generations: a 92-year-old veteran who was at Pearl Harbor on the day of the attack, a maritime museum director and a undergraduate history student.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Sunday 11/30 from 6:00-8:00

Tonight from 6:00-8:00 on WXDU, we'll delve deeper into the careers of two music acts: De La Soul and TOW3RS.

First up at 6:00, DJ Goatt will  have an hour-long look at hip hop trio De La Soul on Hip Hop Historics. He'll follow the group from their formation in the late 1980s through the present, as he explores, song by song, their influences--and influence on the hip hop world.

Then at 7:00, I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out will be talking to Raleigh artist Derek Torres, better known as TOW3RS, about his latest release, TL;DR. They'll be playing some tracks from the new record, which came out earlier this month on Phuzz Records.

 

Top 88.7 Charts

December 14, 2014
Top 88.7
1. 9...Barbara Lynn...Here is Barbara Lynn...Light in the Attic
2. 9...Love...Black Beauty...High Moon
3. 9...Charlie...Spacer Woman...Dark Entries
4. 9...International Music System...Dancing Therapy 12"...Dark Entries
5. 8...The Tender Fruit...Darkness Comes...self-released
6. 8...Fern Jones...The Glory Road...Numero Group
7. 7...Nate Hall + Poison Snake...Fear of Falling...Breathe Plastic
8. 7...Nathan Bowles...Nansemond...Paradise of Bachelors
9. 7...The Unrelated Segments...The Story of My Life: Complete Recordings...Guerssen
10. 7...Vashti Bunyan...Heartleap...DiCristina
11. 7...Andy Stott...Faith in Strangers...Modern Love
12. 6...The Holmes Brothers...Brotherhood...Alligator
13. 6...Howell Devine...Modern Sounds of Ancient Juju...Arhoolie
14. 6...Pieta Brown...Paradise Outlaw...Red House
15. 6...Run the Jewels...RTJ2...Mass Appeal
16. 6...Parquet Courts...Content Nausea...What's Your Rupture?
17. 6...Helena Hauff...Shatter Cone...Lux Rec
18. 6...Legowelt...Los Alamos Hotel...PPU
19. 6...Les Sins...Michael...Company
20. 6...La Onda de Elia y Elizabeth...La Onda de Elia y Elizabeth...Vampisoul
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Katie Jane Fernelius is currently a junior at Duke University studying Global Cultural Studies in Literature, as well as Documentary Studies. In her free time, she likes to take long walks, drink hot tea, and curate feminist Ryan Gosling memes. She once touched Hillary Clinton. She may or may not enjoy Taylor Swift music.
 

 

 

 

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