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First at 6:00 tonight, WXDU's science show, The Endless Frontier, will take a look at a new study on the effects of artifical sweeteners on the microbiome, the bacteria that inhabit the human gut. The hosts will also examine new information about stem cell therapy and regenerative biology.
Next at 6:30, With Good Reason explores the roots of rock 'n' roll, race in imaginings of the South, dialects and education, and "Affrilachian" poetry. Host Sarah McConnell begins with a discussion of Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the "Godmother of Rock 'n' Roll." Next, she examines the portrayal of the problem of racism in Brodway plays and how teachers can deal with students who speak in dialects rather than standard English. Finally, McConnell talks about Affrilachian poetry as it celebrates its 20th anniversary.
Then at 7:30, Lincoln Wensley has WXDU Sports. Lincoln will have a wrap-up of the Duke men's football season so far, as well as analysis of the team's future this fall. He'll have comments from the team before they played last weekend's game against Miami and a recap of that match-up. Lincoln will also talk about what the Blue Devils have in store for next week's contest against Georgia Tech.
Listen to WXDU this week for the chance to win a pair of one-day passes to the Shakori Hills Grassroots Fall Festival, October 9 - 12, 2014. Headliners include, North Mississippi Allstars, Nahko & Medicine for the People, Donna the Buffalo, The Duhks, Loamlands, and many, many more.
Listen to WXDU this week for the chance to win tickets to attend the Girls Rock NC Rally on Saturday, October 4. Girls Rock NC is celebrating 10 years of youth empowerment, feminism, music education, and community activism in central North Carolina. The festival will be held at the following venues on Saturday, October 4 -- Artscenter (11am-5pm); Cats Cradle (6pm - 11:30pm); and The Station (11pm - 2:00am). For more info: www.girlsrocknc.org/grnc-rally.
The police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, last month began a national dialogue on police behavior. At 6:00 tonight, BackStory with the American History Guys takes a look at the history of police in America. The guys talk about how the modern police department began, the historical expectations of policing, the role of race and ethnicity in law enforcement, and what happens when officers fail to protect citizens.
September 15 through October 15 is Hispanic Heritage Month. At 7:00, Philosophy Talk explores Latin American philosophy. Hosts Jon and Ken discuss the early origins of philosophy in Latin America, how it differs from that of America and Europe, and how modern Latin American philosophy is evolving.
Tonight on WXDU, we've got the latest installment of Jukebox Graduates, Githens Middle School's Bruce Springsteen fan club show. The kids take to the air at 6:00, when they'll be highlighting the best of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band.
Next at 7:00, With Good Reason, in a program called "When America Took to the Air," shares the story of Aviation in America and how World War I fighter jets and stunt pilots led to the development of air mail and commercial flight. Later, they discuss the newest actor to take over the role of Doctor Who, who becomes the 12th Doctor in the show's more than 50-year run.
Then at 7:30, Martin Kang will have WXDU Sports. Martin will report the latest scores and sports news. He will also share a piece produced by Y-Press called "A Girl on the Football Team?!" which profiles one middle school girl who plays on her school's otherwise all-boy football team. Martin will also have a look at women who compete as boxers, in Radio Diaries' documentary "Teen Contender."
WXDU announces the addition of "Close Up the Honky Tonks," a new rotating Americana show, to the fall schedule.
"Close Up the Honky Tonks" starts this Saturday, September 20 and airs every Saturday from noon to 2 p.m.
Each week a new WXDU DJ will host, offering a wide variety of rockin' country, bluegrass and folk tunes, as well as some rootsier rock selections. Listen in this fall to hear theme shows, artist showcases and much more. And put in your requests to help shape the show!
We hope you'll tune in to "Close Up the Honky Tonks," Saturdays this fall from noon to 2 p.m. Listen in at 88.7 FM and WXDU.org.
Tune in tonight as we recap last weekend's Hopscotch Music Festival 2014!
At 6:00, Ben Cox sits down with Daniel Lupton, owner of Sorry State Records and member of Raleigh's No Love, and Mike Wallace of North Carolina-native Drag Sounds. They'll talk about the bands' Hopscotch experiences and how they think the festival interacts with and impacts the Triangle's music scene. Ben will also play music from Hopscotch artists and talk about his own experience at the festival.
Next at 7:00, Zach Lechner has a follow-up to his daily festival report blog posts. Hopscotch offers a unique experience to almost everyone who attends, and Zach will share his experience--along of those of other festivalgoers--and review the performances of just some of the 160 bands that played this year's festival.
This Sunday, September 14, on Out There a Minute (10am-noon), I'll be joined by trombist Jeb Bishop. Bishop recently moved back to the triangle after 20 years in Chicago and has played around the world with such groups as the Vandermark 5, the Peter Brotzmann Chicago Tentet, the Flying Luttenbachers, Angels of Epistemology, and many, many, many more (discogs.com lists him as having played on almost 150 different albums). On Sunday, he'll be spinning some of his favorite jazz records. Hope you can tune in.