Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WSND News - December 3, 2009

Episode 6 of WSND News, originally broadcast on December 3, 2009, features John Fetterman, mayor of Braddock, Pa., and nicknamed "The Mayor of Hell" for his work in stabilizing a town that has seen the iron industry leave and take with it jobs and a way of life. More information about his work can be found at 15104. We also talk to Madeline Buckley, news editor for The [Notre Dame-Saint Mary's College] Observer, about their multi-part series about the 10 Notre Dame students suspended for protesting during the height of the Vietnam War and campus activism today. Plus, a special word from station manager Patrick Brown. This is the final broadcast of WSND News for the Fall 2009 semester.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

WSND News - November 19, 2009

Inspired by the words of Pope Benedict XVI during his visit to the US last year, the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture focused its annual conference on "The Summons of Freedom: Virtue, Sacrifice, and the Common Good." In Episode 5, WSND News features some of the speakers from the conference, including Michael Novak, Rick Garnett, Alice von Hildebrand, and Frank Beckwith, and talks to them about a wide array of topics.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

WSND-FM Veterans Day Tribute

In honor of all those who served, WSND-FM offers a special tribute, originally broadcast at 11:00 a.m. on November 11, 2009, to those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country by reading "In Flanders Fields," by Canadian Lieutenant Colonel John McRae, and playing Taps.

Information about the poem "In Flanders Fields" and its relation to the Veterans Day holiday can be found on the Web site of Arlington National Cemetery. Information about the song "Taps" can be found at the Web site

WSND News - November 5, 2009

In Episode 4, originally broadcast on November 5, 2009, WSND talks to Neil McFarquhar, UN Bureau Chief for The New York Times, and Fr. John Weiss about their recently-released books about the Middle East and the Catholic Church and homosexuality, respectively. Also, a closer look at the John C. Reilly Center and its recent conference "Darwin in the 21st Century."

Monday, November 2, 2009

WSND News - October 29, 2009

WSND News Episode 3, originally broadcast on October 29, 2009, features a talk with Xiao Qiang, adjunct professor of journalism at the University of California-Berkeley about the power of the Internet in China. We also hear from Notre Dame Women's Basketball Head Coach Muffet McGraw about her hopes for the 2009-2010 season.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

WSND News - October 31, 2009 (Special Episode)

A special edition of WSND News (Episode 2.5) previews the upcoming Reilly Center conference on "Darwin in the 21st Century." Originally broadcast on October 30, a more in-depth interview will be featured on our WSND News broadcast next Thursday.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

WSND News - October 15, 2009

Episode 2 of WSND News (originally broadcast on October 15, 2009) focuses on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, and includes interviews with Dr. Horst Teltschik, former national security adviser under German Chancellor Helmut Kohl, as well as former U.S. Ambassador J.D. Bindenagel, who served on the ambassadorial staff to three Germanies - East West, and United. Together, they talk about their memories of the night the border was opened and what the fall of the wall means for the European people.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Women's Basketball Media Day

The Notre Dame women's basketball team opens play with an exhibition game against Indianapolis on November 3rd, and today they held their annual Media Day. Coach Muffet McGraw, Ashley Barlow, Erica Williamson, Brittany Mallory, and incoming freshman Skylar Diggins will be looking to take the Irish back to the NCAA championship tournament after a disappointing end to their year in 2008-09. Stay tuned to the Sound of Notre Dame, 88.9 WSND-FM, throughout the season for updates on the team, interviews with players, and more. Here are some pictures from today's activities:

Irish Head Coach Muffet McGraw talks to the media about her hopes for the season.

The Notre Dame Women's Basketball team gets ready for their team photo.

For a schedule, roster, and updated information, check out the official home of Notre Dame Women's Basketball,

Monday, October 12, 2009

WSND News - October 8, 2009

WSND News Episode 1, originally broadcast on October 8, 2009 is now up, featuring an interview with Professor Joseph Pearce, a preview of PEMCo's "Company," and "Cargo" and "Scattered Voices" at the Debartolo Performing Arts Center.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

WSND News for 10/8/09

This week's WSND News program takes you behind the scenes of three student-led productions. Two, "Cargo" and "Scattered Voices," are being performed at the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center through the New Playwrights Workshop. WSND talked to Director Anton Juan and Student Director Michael Lewis about what they think the two plays have to teach the Notre Dame community. The third, "Company," is a Steven Sondheim musical being put on by the Pasquerilla East Musical Company. Members of the cast spoke to WSND about what the play means to them and the effort it's taken to pull it off. Finally, Joseph Pearce, professor of literature and writer-in-residence at Ave Maria University, was kind enough to speak to WSND about his recent lecture on campus, "C.S. Lewis: Close to Catholic." Tune in tonight at 5 to catch these stories, only on the Sound of Notre Dame, 88.9 WSND-FM.

Friday, October 2, 2009

We might be 65 years old, but we're still hip

Bringing a 20th century tradition into the 21st century, WSND-FM 88.9 now has a Facebook page. If you have a Facebook account, become a fan of WSND-FM to be among the first to know about programming announcements, concerts, chances to win in our on-air giveaways, request a piece and more! Also, remember to listen to WSND-FM for Weekend Radio, that curiously strange and offbeat potporrui of music, wit, and convivial companionship, Sundays at 6p.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

WSND-FM to Premier News Show October 8!

WSND-FM is proud to welcome back WSND News back to the airwaves next Thursday, October 8th. Taking a look at the issues, ideas, and individuals that matter both on- and off-campus, the show will be interviewing student leaders, talking to university professors and bringing you a student's perspective on the stories of the day. We'll also be introducing our "Odd News" segment as well as a sports wrapup with Kim Lisiak. Tune in at 5p every Thursday to WSND News, only on the classical, fine arts, and news sound of the University of Notre Dame, 88.9 FM.