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11:25 am
Thu April 16, 2015

CoastLine: Food Deserts, Food Production, and the New View of the American Lawn

produce at a farmers market
Natalie Maynor

A new culture of foodies and environmentalists has popularized the notion of organic, locally-sourced food. 

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Wednesday, Apri 22 at Noon
11:23 am
Thu April 16, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Seismic Testing

Governor McCrory is fighting to shrink the buffer zone for seismic testing off North Carolina's coast bringing it closer to shore...and while energy advocates argue there is no evidence that it harms marine animals, concern in the scientific community is growing. Tune in Wednesday, April 22 at noon for the next CoastLine.

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Local
8:24 pm
Wed April 15, 2015

John Lithgow on His Best Work, Breakthroughs, and his New First Act

John Lithgow in his one-man show, Stories by Heart.

The Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor John Lithgow first performed his original one-man show in 2008 at Lincoln Center -- on the dark nights. 

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Midday Interviews
5:01 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Pro Musica: Music by William Bolcom

Rob Nathanson, Pro Musica

Concert Guitarist Rob Nathanson has been involved with Pro Musica, the concert series that celebrates living composers, since the very beginning. 

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Thursday, May 21 Doors at 6:30 PM Show at 7:30 PM
1:23 pm
Tue April 14, 2015

Soup to Nuts Live!: Rebekah Todd

Evolution of a Fan

Engulfed by music from an early age, Rebekah Todd has been captivating audiences ever since her father taught her to play her first acoustic Washburn guitar. With a performance catalog that hits all the stops from Bob Dylan to Katy Perry, Todd proudly proclaims her greatest inspirations to be female warriors Lauryn Hill and Susan Tedeschi. Known for her soulful voice and her effortless finesse with a guitar, Todd captivates every audience she croons to.  

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Doors 6:30 / Show 7:30

Local
3:03 pm
Mon April 13, 2015

John Lithgow on the Duality of a Character, Finding the Sources of Pride and Shame

John Lithgow identifies himself as a theater actor first. 

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Midday Interviews
1:46 pm
Sat April 11, 2015

George Edwards & the Historic Home Tour

George Edwards, Executive Director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation

George Edwards is the Executive Director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation. George stopped by to tell us about the Historic Home Tour open to the public on Saturday and Sunday, April 11 & 12, as a part of the Azalea Festival.  For information regarding the 9 homes + 1 church on this self-guided tour, click here.

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Listeners share their views
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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