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Midday Interviews
10:06 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Slipping through the cracks: Cape Fear Clinic serves those still without health insurance

CFC "Behind the Scenes" Breakfast

Many people may be surprised to learn that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act still left many working people out in the cold when it comes to health insurance in some states, including North Carolina.  In order to be eligible to use the healthcare exchange here, an individual must earn more than $11,700 annually.   Because these low-wage earners are falling between the cracks, organizations like the Cape Fear Clinic (CFC) are still needed to serve the medical needs of thousands of people in our stat

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Local
1:32 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

NC Legislature Considers Foster Care Family Act

Representative Sarah Stevens
North Carolina General Assembly -- http://www.ncleg.net

In New Hanover County alone, there are 350 children in foster care. The North Carolina legislature is rethinking some policies surrounding the system. 

If passed, the Foster Care Family Act would implement what the bill calls a “reasonable and prudent parent standard” for decisions made by foster families. Representative Sarah Stevens says the Act would help foster parents function with more freedom: 

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Close, but no cigar
9:08 pm
Sun May 17, 2015

91.3 back to normal; HD upgrade not yet complete

Engineer Jobie Sprinkle and Operations Manager George Scheibner worked over the weekend on installing new HD circuitry in our main 91.3 transmitter. Once this is done, listeners who have had difficulty receiving Classical HQR on 96.7 will be able to hear 24-hour classical music on an HD radio tuned to 91.3's HD2 signal.

Unfortunately, the HD upgrade could not be completed due to a missing part in the inventory supplied by the manufacturer. We will be ordering it and get Jobie back in action as soon as possible. 91.3, HD1 and HD2, and 96.7 are all operational as before.

Midday Interviews
12:50 pm
Sun May 17, 2015

CATtitude: TACT Performs "CATS"

"CATS" Costume Design by Lauren Jaeneke

Today is the last day to see the production of CATS by Thalian Association Children's Theater.  The show is on the stage at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center on the corner of 2nd & Orange Streets downtown at 3:00 pm. 

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96.7 Classical HQR unaffected
7:07 am
Sat May 16, 2015

91.3 at reduced power today for HD upgrade

A long-awaited power boost to our HD signal is scheduled to be implemented today (Saturday May 16). HQR News at 91.3 will be at reduced power beginning around noon while engineer Jobie Sprinkle and Operations Manager George Scheibner work on installing new HD circuitry in our main 91.3 transmitter. Once this is done, listeners who have had difficulty receiving Classical HQR on 96.7 should be able to hear 24-hour classical music on an HD radio tuned to 91.3's HD2 signal. Thank you for your patience.

Local
4:54 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

CFCC's Humanities and Fine Arts Center Partnering with DPAC, Carolina Theatre, and Local Arts Venues

artist rendering of CFCC's Humanities and Fine Arts Center
Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Community College opens the inaugural season of its Humanities and Fine Arts Center in October with a performance by the North Carolina Symphony. 

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Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM
12:44 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

In the MC Erny Gallery: Pieced Together by Elizabeth Singletary and Robert Salemme

Elizabeth Singletary

WHQR welcomes local talents Elizabeth Singletary and Robert Salemme to the MC Erny Gallery for their amazing collaboration "Pieced Together."  Be sure to stop by and see this unique, once-in-a-lifetime collection. 

Opening Fourth Friday Reception: May 22, 6-9 PM 

Closing Fourth Friday Reception: June 26, 6-9 PM

Show Closing: Friday, July 10.  

Regular MC Erny Gallery Viewing Hours:Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM

About the Artists: 

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Local
11:39 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Endangered Species Day: A Look at Shorebirds of the Cape Fear Region

Piping Plover
Wikimedia Commons

May 15th marks the 10th Annual Endangered Species Day. While sea turtles are the poster child for endangered species in the Cape Fear region, many shorebirds are even more threatened. 

Two endangered shorebirds--the piping plover and the red knot--nest along the coast of southeastern North Carolina.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Friday Feedback for May 15, 2015

Credit http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Disapprove.jpg

Listener bicyclestreet wrote:

Hello. Please stop your radio hosts from reading the national and world news topics that be will covered in the upcoming NPR programs. It’s too redundant. Many times the national news hosts already preview the upcoming story. It does not give our own news people more clout - it just sounds weird. I turn the radio off when I hear the Wilmington staff do this.

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Local
11:28 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Endangered Species Day: A Look at Sea Turtles of the Cape Fear Region

Green Sea Turtle
Wikimedia Commons

In 2006, the United States Senate established Endangered Species Day to recognize efforts to conserve imperiled species. May 15th marks the celebration’s tenth year. Some endangered reptiles enhance the tourism economy in the Cape Fear region. 

Four types of sea turtles lay their eggs along the coast of southeastern North Carolina: loggerheads, green sea turtles, leatherbacks, and a few Kemp’s Ridley. Once a hatchling makes it to the ocean, the sea turtle has a one in one thousand chance of survival.

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