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CoastLine: Hypermasculinity -- The Origins, Effects, and Antidotes

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It was 1975 when Martha Peterson’s plane landed in Moscow and launched her assignment as an American case officer for the CIA inside Russia.  After training at CIA headquarters in Virginia, she would be one of the first women in U.S. history to embark on such a mission.  Less than two years after her arrival on a cold November day in Moscow, she would be ambushed at a drop site, arrested, and hauled in for questioning by KGB agents. 

The Grand Shell Game, a band from Carrboro, has been making music for about 2 years. Singer/songwriter Eric-Scott Guthrie brought the musicians together; even though they came from a variety of musical backgrounds, things just worked, according to guitarist Daniel Fields. The band just released the EP, Man on a Wire. The tour is underway along the east coast; Wilmington will hear the music on Friday night, July 1st, at the Whiskey.  

The band Dirty White Rags has been playing original music for the past 5 years. The band has just released a long-awaited EP, Junk Mail For Strangers featuring 5 original songs; a full-length album is in the works for the end of the year. The group got started when classically trained musician David Vaughn heard Callan Trippe sing at an open mic night. Listen to Vaughn and Trippe talk about that meeting-and Trippe's favorite song-above.

North Carolina Coastal Federation

The North Carolina Coastal Federation (NCCF) has created a way for folks to enjoy fresh air, exercise, and learn skills to help our ailing waterways all in one walk. The ribbon is being cut on Walk the Loop for Clean Water, a new Wednesday activity inviting folks to walk the Wrightsville Beach Loop with 7 special points of interest along the way.

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The Orlando shooting has reignited talk of gun control measures… Republican U.S. Senators are grappling with whether and how to get behind the presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump.  And a three-judge panel is considering the legality of voting law changes in North Carolina… Could that case wind up in the Supreme Court? 

Edison Strange is a reluctant spirit channeler whose spectral talent brings him to a breaking point. You've never heard of Edison? That's because he's a brand new character in a brand new play.

Any given weekend, most stages in Wilmington are likely to host plays we've heard about-likely that we know and love. But major theaters across the country are staging new works throughout their seasons (sometimes an oldie dressed up in new clothes). In the Port City, there has been a steady rise in readings and productions of new works. Case in point: Nick Gray, playwright and Artistic Director of City Stage Co., decided to use the month of June to host new play readings. Hence The Reading Room at City Stage.

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties on HQR 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7; however, we are working hard to fix these issues. Some programming may be affected this weekend as a result. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to notifying you when these issues are resolved.

Language is widely considered to be as much a function of gender as any other gender expression – whether clothing, gender-normative interests such as interior decorating, or personality traits.  But is language so different between the sexes? 

The WHQR Community Advisor Board Social

The MC Erny Gallery

Thursday, June 30th

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The WHQR Community Advisor Board will hold a mixer in the MC Erny Gallery on Thursday, June 30th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. It's a great opportunity to meet WHQR Community Advisor Board members and learn more about the board and the station. We'll will provide great wine and hors d’oeuvres!

The Shakespearean canon seems to address the entire spectrum of human foible and fallibility. Modern audiences continue to find meaning in the work to address humankind's existential struggle. Christopher Marino, a Shakespeare scholar, director, and actor, recently went to the Bard for assistance in a critique of North Carolina's HB2 law (the "Bathroom Bill").

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A few weeks ago, I went back to the federal prison in Seagoville, Texas, for another conversation with Edgar Diaz.

There's something that really bothers Stanford psychiatry professor Keith Humphreys. When he thinks of all the years he has spent training the next generation of psychiatrists, the enormous investment in medical school and residency, he wants those doctors to devote that education to taking care of people with serious mental illness.

Editor's Note: There are descriptions of rape and other forms of sexual abuse in this story.

All that remains is a pair of yellow gates, perched on the crest of a hill dotted with gum trees and cypresses, overlooking the blue sea. The natural beauty of the site stands in stark contrast to the central role it played at the heart of a sex abuse scandal dating back decades.

Frigatebirds, seagoing fliers with a 6-foot wingspan, can stay aloft for weeks at a time, a new study has found. The results paint an astonishing picture of the bird's life, much of which is spent soaring inside the clouds.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter says the military is lifting a ban on transgender service members.

"Effective immediately, transgender Americans may serve openly, and they can no longer be discharged or otherwise separated from the military just for being transgender," he told reporters today at the Pentagon.

He called this "a matter of principle. Americans who want to serve and can meet our standards should be afforded the opportunity to compete to do so."

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CAB Social

Thursday, June 30th
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Thursday On CoastLine

Thursday On CoastLine: The Widow Spy

On Thursday's CoastLine, The story of the Widow Spy. Marti Peterson is one of the first women spies for the CIA assigned to Moscow in the 1970s. We'll hear about her covert operations -- and what led to her ambush and arrest by the KGB.
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In the MC Erny Gallery

"Diverse Works"

Work by MJ Cunningham, Christine Farley, Anne Sinclair, Kate Sincalair, Peggy Vineyard, and Katherine Wolf Webb
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Friday, July 22nd

WHQR Commentary

WHQR Commentary: "Alarm Clock"

Commentator Philip Gerard remembers spending the night on his aging father's couch and the strange conversation the experience provoked. Philip Gerard is the author of eleven documentary scripts, numerous short stories and essays, and ten books, including his new novel, The Dark of the Island. He teaches in the Creative Writing Department at UNC Wilmington. WHQR commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.
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With Nancy Whitfield
Monday, July 11th, 7 pm
WHQR's MC Erny Gallery