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Please join us at Liberty Tavern on 7976 Market Street on Sunday, July 26th from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm for another chance to meet other HQR and NPR fans in our area. 

Bring the whole family out for a fun afternoon of food and friends. We will have hot dogs, burgers (including veggie) and experts to grill them. Liberty Tavern will be offering WHQR drink specials.

If you keep hearing about our meet ups it's time to come check one out! You will be happy you did.

Sunday, July 26th,  3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Verdi's RIGOLETTO by Opera Wilmington

Jul 17, 2015
Erik Maasch

Opera Wilmington premiered last summer with The Merry Widow by Franz Lehar; this summer, they present their second production Rigoletto by Giuseppe Verdi.   Artistic Director Nancy King and young baritone Joshua Conyers joined us to talk about the production. 

On Saturday, July 18, a free "Behind the Scenes" tour is open to the public at UNCW's Cultural Arts Building.  The show opens on Friday, July 24. 

National Philanthropy Day

Jul 17, 2015

Vicki Dull is the Executive Director of the Harrelson Center in downtown Wilmington, while Bethany Leighton is the Resource Development Director for Communities in Schools.  They work together in the Association for Fundraising Professionals, or AFP. 

In The MC Erny Gallery: "Faces and Places" by Larry Hovis & Anne Van Blarcom Kurowski

Opening Fourth Friday Reception: Friday, July 24th, 6-9 pm

Closing Fourth Friday Reception: Friday, August, 28th, 6-9 pm

The show will close on September 11th

Regular Mc Erny Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 AM- 4 pm

About The Artists:

http://tinyurl.com/p52ttat

June Gerken of Leland wrote:

Love the "stealth" campaign idea -- hope it's successful! Also love having the news station.

Thank you, June. We’ve been very pleased with the results of the Summer Stealth campaign so far. Thanks to all who have, like June, made comments with their pledges at WHQR.org. Most of today’s Feedback comes from that source.

Zaki Al-Meer of Hampstead wrote:

On The Next CoastLine: Wood Pellet Industry in North Carolina

Baby Boomers are once again leading a new trend: retiree entrepreneurship. Instead of giving up work at 60, they’re starting new careers based on their expertise and hobbies. This activity is especially evident in areas like the Cape Fear region, where many retired entrepreneurs have joined others in making a new lifestyle. We explore post-retirement work, especially starting new businesses, on today’s CoastLine.

Guests:

North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT)

As the North Carolina General Assembly reconvenes this week, one budget item remains on the chopping block: high school driver’s education. The Senate’s current budget proposal would eliminate driver’s education classes as a learner’s permit requirement. 

Director Anthony Lawson and actor Katherine Vernon (Martha) discuss the award-winning play by Edward Albee, Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?  The Thalian Association presents this play as a part of their summer series at the Red Barn Studio Theatre downtown.   In addition to Katherine Vernon, other actors include Ron Hasson (George), Hal Cosec (Nick) and Maria Katsadouros (Honey).

We've all at least contemplated running away. In this week's commentary, Philip Gerard tells us how he attempted his escape at age five.

Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories & essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

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

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