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WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (8/9) 6:00-8:00

The members of the Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club will be in the 'XDU studios at 6:00 for this month's installment of Jukebox Graduates. On tonight's show, the kids pay tribute to Bob Dylan with a playlist that features some of Springsteen's Dylan covers.

Then at 7:00: As the world marks the anniversaries of the atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki on this date 70 years ago and on Hiroshima three days earlier, we join Peace Talks Radio for a discussion of World War II. First on the program, host Paul Ingles speaks with Soh Horie, a Japanese man who survived the attack on Hiroshima as a five year old boy, about his experience. Then Ingles shares a portion of a late-1990s talk by Miep Gies, who helped hide Anne Frank and her family during the war. Finally, Ingles talks to Jamie Drummond, co-founder of the advocacy organization ONE, about foreign aid policies and public perceptions.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (8/2) 6:00-8:00

The Endless Frontier, WXDU's science news show, is up first at 6:00 tonight. This week's program explores some of the latest aging and longevity research.

Next at 6:30, we'll join With Good Reason for an episode that shares the stories of the families who were evicted from their homes during the building of Shenandoah National Park. Also in this program, host Sarah McConnell learns more about the controversies surrounding Revolutionary War pensions, how baby boomers are impacting the funeral industry, one documentarian's efforts to challenge ageist stereotypes and the effects of Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) on older adults and their families.

WXDU Sports is next on the schedule at 7:30. Tonight, Martin Kang has a look at Duke's upcoming 2015-2016 season, including swimming and diving and track and field schedules, volleyball news and coaching staff changes for the women's soccer and softball teams. He'll also play the conclusion to Lauren Schiller's interview with Brandi Chastain from the Inflection Point episode he began during the last sports show.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (7/26) 6:00-8:00

Up first tonight at 6:00, we join Peace Talks Radio for a discussion about policing in America Host Paul Ingles talks to several stakeholders in the issue--including police officers, city government officials, community leaders and criminologists--about their ideas to create a peaceful relationships between police and the communities they serve.

Then at 7:00, BackStory with the American History Guys examines the history of reconciliation. As the U.S. becomes seemingly more friendly with Iran and Cuba, the Guys look at how Americans have historically “made up” after conflicts including the Revolutionary War, the American Civil War and the Cold War.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (7/19) 6:00-8:00

Get the latest in science news with the Endless Frontier first at 6:00 tonight.

I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out is on the schedule next at 6:30. Tonight, Savannah has Jessica Caesar in studio to talk about her solo album, and she'll bring Duncan Webster along, too.

Then stay tuned for WXDU Sports at 7:30. On tonight's show, Martin talks Duke sports: he'll share which members of Duke's women's golf team have been named WGCA All-American Scholars and the Duke track and field athletes that made the USTFCCCA All-Academic list, plus how Duke ranked in terms of student-athlete honor roll selections among ACC schools and the latest in Duke football news. Finally, he'll share a piece from Inflection Point that examines the positive impact of Title IX on women and girls in sports.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (7/12) 6:00-8:00

Check out this month's installment of Jukebox Graduates at 6:00 tonight. Produced by students in a Githens Middle School Bruce Springsteen fan club, this show highlights the work and career of the Boss.

Next at 7:00, we join With Good Reason for a conversation about German behavior before, during and after World War II. This episode, titled "The Doctors of Nazi Germany," begins with a description of the brutal actions of Nazi doctors during the war. Host Sarah McConnell also speaks with experts to learn more about American efforts to "de-Nazify" German prisoners of war, the ongoing struggles associated with integrating the East and West after the fall of the Berlin Wall and how German colonization in Africa contributed to the anti-Semitism and racism that fueled the Nazi regime.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (7/5) 6:00-8:00

Close out your holiday weekend with WXDU!

We get started tonight at 6:00 with the latest installment of the Endless Frontier, WXDU's own science news program hosted and produced by Duke University graduate students.

Then at 6:30, learn more about the origins of the Fourth of July with BackStory with the American History Guys. In "Independence Daze: A History of July Fourth," Peter, Brian and Ed take a look at this annual celebration of patriotism. The guys explore the original intent of the holiday and how it's changed over the years, as well as its impact on enslaved people and their decendants.

Finally, Martin Kang has WXDU Sports at 7:30. On tonight's show, Martin covers off-season sports, including Duke players in the NBA draft, non-conference play for Duke's men's and women's basketball teams, Duke's final rankings in the 2015 Director's Cup standings and which Duke student-athletes received All-ACC or CSCAA Scholar All-Academic honors this year. Then he'll play the conclusion to "Tamales for the Derby," a piece produced by the Southern Foodways Alliance that shares the stories of the immigrant workers behind the scenes at some of the most famous horse races.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (6/28) 6:00-8:00

June is LGBT Pride Month, and with the Supreme Court's landmark gay marriage ruling closing out the month, we turn to Philosophy Talk to explore the scientific, religious and philosophical roots of LGBT discourse in America first at 6:00 tonight. Titled "Gay Pride and Prejudice," this episode of Philosophy Talk examines the bases of arguments for gay rights as well as the "moral panic" that fuels opposition to the movement. Hosts John and Ken also address questions from their live audience with guest Gilbert Herdt, cultural and psychological anthropologist and editor of Moral Panics, Sex Panics: Fear and the Fight over Sexual Rights.

Then stay tuned for I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out at 7:00. On tonight's show, Sarah and Maria of Raleigh-based See Gulls join Savannah in the WXDU studios to discuss the band's upcoming EP, which will be featured at a release party next month at King's.


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (6/21) 6:00-8:00

Spend your Father's Day evening with WXDU.

Tune in at 6:00 for a discussion of the latest in science research and news on WXDU's own science program, the Endless Frontier.

Then join Deutche Welle's World Link series for a global perspective at 6:30. This week's program, titled "Highs and Lows," explores the stories behind the international headlines, including:

  • Reactions to North Korea's MERS outbreak
  • The ongoing impact of the Islamic State's siege in Iraq
  • A woman who receives her medical degree at 102 years old after the Nazis denied her the title
  • The controversy surrounding Rachel Dolezal's racial identity
  • Reflections from South Africa's first interracial married couple on their 30th anniversary
  • A unique approach to helping children affected by Palestine's refugee crisis
  • Why some Indian residents are protesting the government's support of yoga

Next at 7:30, Martin Kang has WXDU Sports. On this week's show:


WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (6/14) 6:00-8:00

Explore imaginings of the American past with With Good Reason first at 6:00 tonight. In an episode titled "Marking Stories of Slavery," host Sarah McConnell speaks with scholars who study the lives of enslaved people before and during the American Civil War and the myths and romanticized tales that we use to tell their stories today. Later in the show, we'll hear more about Civil War-era fantasies, but from the point of view of those who wrote letters and journals during that period. Plus, McConnell talks to one researcher who is examining how contemporary and modern depictions of Jesse James compare to the reality of this folk hero outlaw.

Then at 7:00, join BackStory with the American History Guys for a look at how Americans through history have gotten rid of their garbage. In "Another Man's Treasure: A History of Trash," the Guys talk about what constitutes "trash" and how we dispose of it--and how that's changed over time. This episode explains the role of urban trash-eating pigs, soda companies' role in modern recycling programs, the anthropologic study of garbage dumps and the legal ramifications of throwing things out.