Follow the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, Stephen Hawking, an astrophysicist with an astronomic love affair to match. Hawking (Eddie Redmayne) meets Cambridge beauty Jane Wilde (Felicity Jones) in college and they quickly become inseparable. At age 21, Hawking received an earth shattering diagnosis, rendering him physically inept for most of his life. However, together Hawking and Wilde were able to surmount impossible odds, break medical and scientific ground, and create one of the century's greatest love stories.
Taking the nation by cinematic storm "BIRDMAN or (The Unexpected Virtue Of Ignorance)" starring Edward Norton, Michael Keaton, Zack Galifanakis and Emma Stone is this year's most ambitious black comedy. Michael Keaton plays a famous actor whose identity has started to blend with that of the superhero he so often portrays. In an attempt to break out and mount a Broadway play, Keaton battles his own ego in order to save his family, his career and ultimately himself. (R, 1 hr 55 min)
Fresh Voices on Air commentator, Alexei Affemann contemplates the issue of income inequality.
Alexei Affemann is 17 years old and attends Hoggard High School. He aspires to become an aerospace engineer. Alexei is passionate about travelling and watching documentaries. He volunteers with Beta Club and is a junior volunteer at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.
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WHQR Public Radio announces that Jemila Ericson has resigned from her position as Classical Host and Midday Interview Host. Her last official day on air will be December 26, 2014. Jemila notified station management, staff and board of her decision on November 25, 2014. She has been a wonderful part of WHQR for over 20 years and will be deeply missed by colleagues and listeners alike.
We live in an age where information is currency, says Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler. Having everything at our fingertips is something we are willing to pay mightily for, but also expect as a foregone conclusion.
Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington.
WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.
Bill Hamlet is president of the Landfall Foundation, which raises funds to support many non-profits in our area. The foundation just gave out $310,000 in grants last week. The annual Holiday Marketplace is one of the foundation's fundraisers. Co-chair Jessica Schreiber describes the abundance of items on sale. Tickets are $20, available through the website LandfallFoundation.org Your ticket includes hors d'oeuvres, shopping and a chance to help your community. There will be a cash bar.
This edition of Friday Feedback is a little different. I’m actually away at a professional conference this week, so this was recorded early in the week, before many comments typically come in. Still, we’ve had some interesting messages with web pledges recently.
Daniella Murray wrote:
Clear, interesting, and local-I love our NPR station!
City Stage Company presents a new musical theatre version of the beloved film A Christmas Story. It opens and runs for three weekends - Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3. Today's guests were director Debra Gillingham and actor Harper Peterson (playing the grown-up Ralphie, who narrates the action). For tickets, call 910.342.0272 or email CityStageCoReservations@gmail.com