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8:52 am
Fri July 11, 2014

Friday Feedback for July 11, 2014

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Paul Reinman wrote last week during the hurricane:

It was great to hear local reporting of our storm threat on national NPR radio. Rachael Lewis Hilburn’s voice was easily recognized and I thought it was a local broadcast, and then was surprised to hear this was a voice on a national presentation. Good job! And then, it is always, great to hear George Scheibner’s music following. Paco Strickland will always be recognized as a great local performer.

Anonymous wrote on our recent survey:

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Local
5:03 pm
Thu July 10, 2014

Offshore Wind Energy Advocates say North Carolina Lags Behind Atlantic Coastal States

Offshore wind turbines in the Irish Sea off Walney Island
Andy Dingley

Listen to the audio version here.

North Carolina could begin issuing oil and natural gas drilling permits as early as next spring.

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Local
5:08 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

CoastLine: Gang Violence - After all the Community Conversations, What Have We Learned?

Listen to the first segment of CoastLine featuring New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon and Program Coordinator Kristy Williams here.

Listen to Segment 2 featuring NAACP President Deborah Dicks Maxwell of the New Hanover County Chapter.

Listen to Segment 3 featuring Frankie Roberts, Executive Director of LINC, Leading Into New Communities here.

Gang violence in our region:  After all the community conversations, what have we learned?  Are there new, best practices that we're implementing?  What's already working that we might expand?  How can we improve and refine our approach? 

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Midday Interviews 7/9/2014
3:55 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

Midday Interview: Zeb Mims and Nick Reed discuss Up All Night Productions, their new theatre company

Zeb Mims and Nick Reed

Zeb Mims and Nick Reed talk about their part in the new theater production company, Up All Night Productions. Their first performance is a play written by Mims and directed by Reed called 'Forget About It.' The play is about a man who wakes up one morning unable to recall the past 7 months of his life. The play follows the internal struggle of the protagonist as he grapples with whether to uncover the past 7 months of his life or not. Further details and tickets are now available at BrowncoatTheatre.com

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Midday Interviews - 7/8/14
2:56 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Midday Interview: Actress Lexi DiBenedetto

Lexi DiBenedetto, Actress

On today's Midday Interview Jemila Ericson spoke with young and aspiring actress Lexi DiBenedetto. At 15 years old, she already has a prolific acting career, including roles in such diverse films and television shows as "Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Fallen Down Dead." DiBenedetto is most well known for starring role in the film "Love is All You Need?" for which she received Special Recognition for Best Actress Performance at the 2012 Sonoma International Film Festival.

   

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Commentaries
2:00 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Deer Flies

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Following this year’s early visit from Hurricane Arthur, commentator Andy Wood thought about another sort of timing: this year’s late arrival of the deer fly population.

Andy Wood is an author, ecologist, and award-winning environmental educator.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.

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Thursday July 17th
11:25 am
Tue July 8, 2014

WHQR Annual Meeting

WHQR's Annual Meeting will take place on Thursday, July 17th, 2014, at 6:00 pm in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 North Front Street Suite 300, Wilmington. The public is invited (please see below for reservations). Snacks will be provided.

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Inside WHQR
10:04 am
Tue July 8, 2014

Volunteer for WHQR's Summer 2014 Pledge Drive

Members of Wilmington Art Association at our Spring 2013 Pledge Drive.

WHQR needs individuals to answer phones during our  Summer 2014 Pledge Drive. Pledges are taken by computer, so all volunteers should feel comfortable typing and using the system. Shifts begin with a brief orientation and can be a fun way to meet other Public Radio fans and hang out with the WHQR staff! To sign up, email Jarred at memberservices@whqr.org with the specific day and time that you would like to take and your name and contact information.

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Listeners share their views
6:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Friday Feedback for July 4, 2014

Listener Dory wrote:

I prefer public radio formats in which there are two stations--one news/talk programming and one music programming. Since the second WHQR station is HD (and not available to all), it makes sense to mix news and music programming on the flagship station. However, I'd love it if the music was more diverse--indie music, singer-songwriters, Alt-Latino, "college music." As it stands, the music programming seems almost entirely focused on older demographics.

Anonymous wrote:

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Rip currents pose risk to swimmers
10:08 pm
Thu July 3, 2014

Region Weathers Hurricane Arthur

Look ma, no hurricane.
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Update 10:00 am: Hurricane Arthur has passed through our area without significant damage, though residents to our north are not so lucky. On today's Morning Edition, Cleve Callison spoke with Warren Lee, Emergency Management and 911 Communications Director for New Hanover County about the storm's passage offshore:

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