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Join us this Memorial Day weekend for two programs that highlight veterans' wartime experiences and memories of those who did not return home.
First at 6:00, producer Helen Borten shares the stories of World War II veterans in "The Silent Generation: from Saipan to Tokyo." This documentary features interviews with more than a dozen veterans who reflect on their time in the Pacific during the last year of the war and how being forced to kill--and watch their friends being killed--affected them at war and at home.
Then at 7:00, listen as service members and their families share their perspectives on the impacts of and costs of war through poems, journals and letters. This program is a Hearing Voices Memorial Day special titled "For the Fallen."
Tune in for the latest in science news on the Endless Frontier first at 6:00 tonight.
Up next at 6:30: B.B. King passed away Thursday at the age of 89. Listen as award-winning producer Paul Ingles pays tribute to the blues legend in a one hour program titled "B.B.'s Blues: A B.B. King Appreciation."
Then at 7:30, Martin Kang will be in the studio with WXDU Sports. Tonight's show focuses on Duke lacrosse, as both the men's and women's squads have begun NCAA Tournament play. Martin will have post-game comments from coaches and players after the women's squad won their first trip to the semifinals since 2011 after yesterday's win over Princeton. He'll also share what coaches and players had to say following the men's loss to the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first round.
Check out the latest installment of Jukebox Graduates tonight at 6:00. Listen as the students in this Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club span the Boss's career with music and anecdotes in their monthly show.
Next at 7:00, stay tuned for Goodnight Gracie, where we revisit the Golden Age of Radio. Tonight’s show takes a sinister turn, following the adventures of The Shadow and The Whistler.We’ll start with a November 28, 1948, episode of The Shadow called “The Wig Makers of Doom Street.” On the air in various forms from 1930 through 1954, the Shadow answered the question, “Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men?” each week, assuring listeners that “crime does not pay.” The series shared the story of Lamont Cranston, a man who learned the ability to “cloud men’s minds” and become the Shadow, his invisible alter ego, and Margo Lane, his trusted companion. Later in the program is a similarly ominous radio crime drama, one whose narrator, like the Shadow, possesses omniscient knowledge of the crime world—The Whistler, and a May 25, 1952, episode called “Charming Hostess.” The Whistler taunts the “men and women who have stepped into the shadows,” finding delight when their perfect plans inevitably crumble, just as he knew they would.
Check out the latest in science news with the Endless Frontier first at 6:00 tonight.
Then join WXDU News at 6:30 for an episode of With Good Reason titled "Mr. Turner and the Industrial Revolution." This program discusses J.M.W. Turner, one of the first painters to incorporate images of the Industrial Revolution into his work. Later in the show, we'll learn about the impact of the abolitionist movement on women's suffrage.
Tune in for Hip Hop Historics first at 6:00. On tonight's show, DJ Goatt will have a look at the roots of hip hop, regional style differences within the genre and Tupac Shakur's influence in an episode of With Good Reason titled "Hip Hop, You Don't Stop." This program also explores the use of music therapy as substance abuse treatment for teens and explains one author's mathematical analysis of urban environments.
I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is next at 7:00. Savannah will have Scotty Sandwich in studio tonight to talk about the upcoming Death to False Hope Fest. The festival, which is in its fifth year, is scheduled next weekend at Motorco. This year's lineup includes more than 30 bands playing on two stages May 1 and 2.
Tune in at 6:00 tonight for the latest episode of the Endless Frontier, WXDU's science news and interview program.
Then at 6:30, WXDU News reports on the noose that was hung from a tree on campus on April 1. Tonight's show will examine the historical significance and modern meaning of the noose symbol, reactions of the Duke student body and the response of the University administration.
Next at 7:00, WXDU Sports looks forward to next season for Duke's men's and women's basketball teams, plus news from Duke's men's and women's Lacrosse and men's and women's Track and Field squads. Then stay tuned for the conclusion of the Hyzdu Diaries, the audio chronicle of former Major Leaguer Adam Hyzdu's quest for a starting spot in the big leagues.
Tune in at 6:00 tonight for the latest installment of Jukebox Graduates, the program produced by students in the Githens Middle School's Bruce Springsteen fan club. Each month, the kids share stories and songs spanning the Boss's career.
Goodnight Gracie, the show that revisits the Golden Age of Radio, is next at 7:00. Tonight’s program features a 1940s-style battle of the sexes through the eyes of the characters of two popular working-class comedies of the era: Fibber McGee and Molly and The Life of Riley. First on tonight's program, in a December 8, 1942, episode titled "Women are Taking Over," we join Jim and Marian Jordan, the husband and wife vaudeville duo-turned radio team better known as Fibber McGee and Molly, as Fibber is upset by the wartime influx of women into the workplace. Then we'll meet Chester A. Riley, played by William Bendix, who tries to prove women are--and should be--inferior to men in a January 1, 1948, episode of The Life of Riley called “Equal Rights."
We've put some effort into improving our web streams recently, and now that the work is pretty much done, I thought I'd do a quick writeup.
First off, it's worth pointing out that for the past little while, we've actually had four streams for you to choose from. They're all linked from the Internet Streams page, which you can also reach from the "Other" link in the upper-right-corner of every page.
In addition to the 128k MP3 stream that is at the main Listen Now link (and playable via the mini-player on the homepage), we have three other varieties for you to choose from:
Listen to WXDU April 6 - 10 for the chance to win day-passes to the Spring 2015 Shakori Hills GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance. The festival will be held April 16-19 in Pittsboro, NC. Featured bands include: The Wood Brothers, AJ Ghent, Willie Watson, The London Souls, Bombadil, Holy Ghost Tent Revival, and The Honeycutters. There will be great food, craft vendors, kids’ activities, camping and workshops. For tickets and more info: shakorihillsgrassroots.org.
Spend your Easter evening with WXDU!
Tune in at 6:00 for the Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science news and interview program.
Then join WXDU News at 6:30 for a look at the growth of evangelicalism in Guatemala, a nation with a centuries-long tradition of Catholicism. In the "Soul of Guatemala," producer Jesse Dukes explores how this South American country has become Latin America's Evangelical Frontier.