Sundays from 8 – 9pm
Prepare to be enthralled. Each week, the incomparable Tavis Smiley and Cornell West welcome a variety of guests to be part of a high-energy exchange of views, information, and insight.
The Smiley/West Show offers a unique blend of news and newsmakers in expanded conversations on topics ranging from presidential power to reparations for slavery, from campaign finance reform to miscegenation in music videos — all with a special focus on black America.
Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton go head-to-head in the first presidential debate tonight at 9pm.
WNCU will be offering, in REAL TIME, a debate transcript and INSTANT FACT CHECKING from NPR reporters and editors. The NPR politics team, with help from reporters and editors who cover national security, immigration, business, foreign policy and more, will be live, annotating the debate. Portions of the debate with added analysis are highlighted, followed by context and fact checking from NPR studios.
Get the facts as they happen from WNCU and NPR.
Showtime: Sundays at 6:30 p.m.
“The Measure of Everyday Life” is a weekly interview program hosted by Dr. Brian Southwell featuring social science researchers who endeavor to improve the human condition. It airs each Sunday night from 6:30 – 7 p.m. in the Durham listening area and a podcast of each show is available online the Tuesdayfollowing the original airing. The show is made possible by RTI International. Follow @MeasureRadio on Twitter for details and updates.
Showtime: Saturdays from 4 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Host Howard Burchette plays a blend of pop hits from the 70’s with some deep funk. Detailed information on musicians, bands and happenings on the funk scene during the 70’s.
To e-mail Howard Burchette, click here.
Showtime: Thursday from 7 – 10 pm
Host Steve Taxman plays a blend of hard bop, free bop, and the avant garde. The playlist will include the Art Ensemble of Chicago, Kahil El Zabar, Henry Threadgill, Cecil Taylor, Billy Bang, Don Cherry and many more artists who explore free expression through their music.
To e-mail Steve Taxman, click here.
Sundays from 7 – 8pm
Host and executive producer, Glynn Washington: Winner of the public radio talent quest
Before creating the Snap Judgment radio show, Glynn worked as an educator, diplomat, community activist, actor, political strategist, fist-shaker, mountain-hollerer, and foot stomper. Glynn composed music for the Kunst Stoff dance performances in San Francisco, rocked live spoken word poetry in Detroit, joined a band in Indonesia, wrote several screenplays, painted a daring series of self portraits, released a blues album, and thinks his stories are best served with cocktails.
Meet the Snap team: www.snapjudgment.org/about-us
Showtime: Sundays from 12 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Host DL spins traditional and modern reggae and dance hall mixes. Reggae is one of the most shows on WNCU.
Showtime: Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
Host Aasim Inshirah blends classic straight-ahead jazz, Latin jazz, and blues tracks with mainstream jazz from emerging talent.
Showtime: Sundays at 6 p.m.
Mastering Your Money, hosted by Ed Fulbright, seeks our local and national resources to help educate people about money management. This show challenges listeners to think about spending in terms of their net income. Mastering Your Money covers all aspects of money management, from repairing credit, dealing with the IRS, starting a business, stretching advertising funds, to estate planning.
Showtime: Monday – Saturday, overnight
Jazz with Bob Parlocha is a satellite-delivered jazz program provided by the Jazz Satellite Network. The program is hosted by the legendary jazz expert Bob Parlocha. Parlocha entertains listeners with a creative, engaging musical mix and a brief, but friendly conversational rapport.