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3:51 pm
Wed March 11, 2015

CoastLine: Are Terminal Groins Key to the Expensive Problem of Shoreline Management?

Terminal groins are hardened structures designed to control the movement of sand and slow erosion on beaches. 

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Midday Interviews
6:28 pm
Tue March 10, 2015

Harpists Provide Therapeutic Music

Julie Rehder and Carole Green

Local harpists Julie Rehder and Carole Green visited our studio today-we were in for a treat because they brought their instruments along! 

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Local
11:45 am
Tue March 10, 2015

Local Coastal Communities Come Closer to Terminal Groin Permitting; Environmentalists Raise Concerns

Example of a Terminal Groin

Terminal groins are hardened structures that jut into the ocean with the aim of preventing beach erosion. The construction of one is in progress, and three other local coastal communities are pursuing permits. Yet oceanfront officials and environmentalists disagree on the costs and benefits.

An amendment to the Coastal Area Management Act allows for up to four new terminal groins in North Carolina, and all four projects are slated for the Cape Fear region.

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Inside WHQR
9:04 am
Tue March 10, 2015

WHQR Board plans for future

Seated, L-R: Past Chair Phil Stine, Vice-Chair MK Cope, Underwriting Rep and former Chair Jeff Hunter, Geneva Reid, Kelly Luckhaus. Standing, L-R: Geoff Losee, Secretary Dorothy Rankin, Chair David Zumbro, Station Manager Cleve Callison, Ned Glascock, Rob Zapple, Stephanie Meyers, Sarah Watstein, Treasurer Jeff Smith. Not pictured: Robert Epstein, Andrew Gray, Margaret Haynes.

The WHQR Board of Directors met on March 7th to review activities at the station and plan for the future. The group examined progress made in the Strategic Plan adopted in August-September 2012 and looked at timelines and some revisions of the plan's remaining goals.

The Board noted that 2 of the 5 goals of the plan had been met entirely or in large part in 2014, WHQR's 30th Anniversary year:

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Midday Interviews
12:00 pm
Sun March 8, 2015

"Gracious Plenty" for Local Collage Artists

Ruth Brune & Etta Breit

The Collage Artists of Wilmington (CAW) are having an opening reception for their exhibit "A Gracious Plenty" on Sunday, March 8 from 5:00-7:00 at Caprice Bistro downtown.

Etta Breit and Ruth Brune met at a collage class at the Cameron Art Museum and they are on the CAW steering committee.  They came in to talk about their love of this medium, the upcoming exhibit, and the the interesting second meaning of "CAW." 

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Wednesday, March 18, 5-7 PM
4:35 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

You're Invited! The WHQR Meet Up Kick-Off Event

You're invited! Please join us Wednesday, March 18 from 5 - 7 PM for a chance to meet up with other public radio fanatics!

Support WHQR, Win $1,000 in Underwriting!
4:18 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

The WHQR Partnership Challenge - Spring Pledge Drive 2015

The WHQR Partnership Challenge - Spring Pledge Drive 2015

Non-profits in the Cape Fear region know that WHQR Public Radio is an essential part of a strong marketing plan, and one of the best ways to expand their reach.

In our 2015 Spring Drive, March 25 - March 31, WHQR will salute local non-profits that make a difference in our community, and give your group a chance to be heard even more. Winners of our Partnership Challenge will receive underwriting contracts on WHQR.

Here’s how it will work:

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April 13-15 at 7 PM, April 15 at 4 PM
12:08 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Cinematique Presents "Still Alice"

Featuring  an Academy-Award winning performance by Julianne Moore, this gripping drama introduces us to Alice Howland, a happily married mother of three and renowned linguistic professor,  who starts forgetting words. Her momentary forgetfulness quickly unfolds into a diagnosis for Early Onset Alzheimer's Disease. In a battle in which Howland proves herself at once brave and sensitive, she fights the loss of her family, her career and eventually herself. (PG-13, 101 min) 

Monday - Wednesday, April 13 - 15, 7 PM

Wednesday, April 15, 4 PM

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Commentaries
12:00 pm
Fri March 6, 2015

Commentary: The Dog Who Came To Dinner

Commentator Nan Graham offers us a witty commentary on the trials and tribulations of baby-sitting her grand-dog Buster, comparing him to such old-timey icons as Lillian Gish and Truman Capote. 

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri March 6, 2015

Friday Feedback for March 6, 2015

Elmer Fudd from 1943's To Duck or Not to Duck, which introduced the character to the Looney Tunes series.

Tracy Kellogg-Brodeur wrote:

I am so so thankful for Coastline!!!! Love love love the local focus! It's always so well moderated. Thank you for all you do for our community!

Ronald Cohen wrote:

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