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5:00 am
Fri April 10, 2015

Friday Feedback for April 10, 2015

We celebrated a successful campaign!

Listener AJ wrote last Friday:

I just heard Cleve read Anonymous's very harsh criticism of the female staff's occasional silliness (shrillness??) during the recent fund raising week and I could not disagree more. WHQR's fundraising weeks are successful because they are fun, casual and listeners occasionally get to hear the normally very professional, serious staff -- male and female --being silly. We get to know them better, and that's a good thing. It might not work for every NPR station, but it works here in oh so casual Wilmington. I say keep it up, I love it!

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Midday Interviews
7:48 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

The Atlantean Trio Sunday: Beethoven & Smetana

Dr. Barry David Salwen

Dr. Barry Salwen, an international concert pianist, is performing with the Atlantean Trio this weekend.    Salwen is joined by violinist Abigail Van Steenhuyse and cellist Richard Thomas (Salwen and Thomas were founders of the trio in 2005; Van Steenhuyse joined in 2011).   This concert features works by Beethoven and Smetana.   Salwen discusses the selections, and many other interesting tidbits,  in this interview.

The performance is on Sunday, April 12 at 7:30 at the Beckwith Recital Hall, located in the Cultural Arts Building (CAB) on Randall Drive at UNCW. 

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Local
4:18 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

Battleship North Carolina In Need of Emergency Repairs

Rusting in the bowels of the ship.
Kate Brandis, WHQR

Battleship North Carolina stands as a tribute to those who served in World War II and attracts a quarter-million visitors each year. But the ship, permanently moored in Wilmington, is in need of emergency repairs. 

Even the strongest people and monuments age with time, and the steel hull of Battleship North Carolina is thinning. In some spots, a finger can poke through. That’s because the last major repairs were done over sixty years ago, despite the fact that the U.S. Navy’s standard requires repairs every twenty years.

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Midday Interviews
12:54 pm
Thu April 9, 2015

The Cape Fear Garden Club-Azaleas & So Much More

Sandra Kittinger & Kimberly Exum, Cape Fear Garden Club

The Cape Fear Garden Club presents the 62nd Annual Azalea Garden Tour.  Garden club member and tour chairperson Sandra Kittinger tells us about the 13 gardens included this year, and of equal interest, she also talks about the charitable work the Cape Fear Garden Club does in the community.  This may be a surprise to many folks-for instance, can you guess which organization landscapes the local homes built by Habitat for Humani

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Local
6:29 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

North Topsail working to Remove Rocks on Beach; Requesting Extension on Sand Project

www.coastalreview.org

Finding good quality sand that is also compatible with the existing sand on a beach is an ongoing challenge for beach renourishment projects in North Carolina.  

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LOCAL
6:25 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

CoastLine: Beach Renourishment as Shoreline Protection Tool

Town of North Topsail Beach

Keeping beautiful beaches beautiful, protecting homes and public infrastructure from an encroaching ocean…

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Monday-Friday, May 18-22, 7 PM
1:36 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

Cinematique Presents "Seymour: An Introduction"

Ethan Hawke's gentle, meditative study of genius pianist Seymour Bernstein offers a warm and lucid portrait of his exceptional life and work. This reverent film also functions as a love letter to music itself and the patience, concentration and devotion with which Seymour approached his love of music and life. (PG, 1 hr 24 min)

Monday-Friday, May 18-22, 7 PM

Monday-Wednesday, May 18-20, 4 PM

Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

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Wednesday, April 15 at Noon
12:21 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Suburban Farming and Food Deserts in NC

On the next CoastLine: Two-thirds of adults in North Carolina are overweight or obese and the state ranks fifth in the United States for childhood obesity. We will discuss how food deserts and farming issues contribute to this health crisis with our guests Jill Waity of UNCW and Evan Folds of Progressive Farms. 

Remember this is a call-in show and that we would love to hear your questions and comments at: 

CoastLine phone:  910.343.1138 

Email:  coastline@whqr.org

May 11-13 at 7 PM & May 13 at 4 PM
11:52 am
Wed April 8, 2015

Cinematique Presents "Wild Tales"

Follow this wickedly hilarious and delightfully deranged group (Ricardo Darin, Erica Rivas, Dario Grandinetti) of six distressed individuals who have struggled with everything from lovers' betrayals to a return from the repressed past as they give in to the undeniable urge to lose all control. (R, 1 hr 55 min)

Monday-Wednesday, May 11-13, 7 PM

Wednesday, May 13, 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

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Midday Interviews
4:39 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

14th Annual "Arts Sensation" Benefits Hospice

Arts Sensation 2015

Over a dozen non-profit organizations have benefited from the yearly fundraiser, Arts Sensation.  This is the 14th year Forward Motion Dance director Tracey Varga has organized this celebration of dance and music to help a local organization; this year, Lower Cape Fear Hospice will be the beneficiary.

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