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WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (8/30) 6:00-8:00

First at 6:00 tonight, we'll hear about fire's impact on the American past and present on "Where There's Smoke: A History of Fire," from BackStory with the American History Guys. On this episode, the Guys discuss the origins of the firefighting profession, how San Francisco's Chinatown survived the fires following the 1906 Earthquake, fire's continuing role in today's technologically advanced world and the importance of scientific training in arson investigation.

Then at 7:00, With Good Reason takes a look at race relations in America. In "Stars For Freedom," Host Sarah McConnell learns about black entertainers' contributions to the Civil Rights Movement and a conference that explores African American responses to the film Birth of a Nation. Plus, McConnell shares a 2004 interview with civil rights leader Julian Bond, who passed away earlier this month.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (8/23) 6:00-8:00

Next Saturday, August 29, is the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall in Louisiana. During the 6:00 hour tonight, we'll learn about the impact of the storm on the population of the Gulf States.

WWNO, New Orleans Public Radio, explores the consequences of Katrina in its series Katrina: The Debris. At 6:00 tonight, we'll hear "Houston," an episode in this series that travels west along the Gulf Coast to learn how Katrina evacuees from New Orleans changed this Texas city.

Next at 6:30, in "Changing Communities, Imminent Threats: Katrina's Legacy," Making Contact examines how an influx of migrant post-Katrina reconstruction workers led to a shift in the racial demographics of and immigration activism in New Orleans.

Finally at 7:00 tonight, tune in for the annual Hopscotch Music Festival preview show on I Liked You Better Before You Sold Out. Savannah will have a sneak peak at the festival, which happens September 10, 11 and 12 in Raleigh, including interviews with organizers and music from just a few of the dozens of artists on this year's lineup.

 

WXDU News, Sports, and Information Tonight (8/16) 6:00-8:00

The Endless Frontier, the show that covers the latest in science news, is up first at 6:00 tonight.

Then at 6:30, Adrienne Harreveld profiles six Hillside High School theater students who began a slam poetry group, called Year of the Crowned, to address issues in their community and deal with the anxieties they create. The students perform some of their pieces and talk about their motivation to use this project as an uplifting way to inspire change.

WXDU Sports is next at 7:30. Martin Kang will have a recap of the Duke women's Saturday exhibition soccer match against Clemson, plus comments from Azura Stevens, the Duke player who won the gold medal with the U.S. national women's basketball team at this summer's FIBA U19 World Championships. Martin will also cover Duke Football news, including preseason coach and player comments, and share the latest in Duke field hockey, volleyball and men's soccer news.