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8:00 am
Tue May 12, 2015

My Husband, The Next Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg, 1883-1970, was a cartoonist, inventor, engineer, and author who developed wacky convoluted ways of solving tasks. Example: A fourteen step method of finding your misplaced eyeglasses illustrated like a comic strip. My husband was graduate cum laude from the Rube Goldberg school of repair. He was not handy around the house…well, not in the conventional way. Original ways of solving problems was second nature for him. The inclination was reinforced by an inborn gene for frugality. My husband was innovative to say the least.

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Midday Interviews
5:57 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Lynn Seldon's Novel: Virginia's Ring

Local author Lynn Seldon came in to talk to us about his first published work of fiction, Virginia's Ring.  The novel reflects his time spent at the Virginia Military Institute in the early 1980's.  The book is very appealing to graduates of similary military academies, but Seldon says the story has something for everyone.

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Midday Interviews
1:12 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Cape Fear Chordsmen are Going to the Dawgs

Jim Benson, Bob Lucas, Rusty Brewer, Larry Reinhart

We hope you were as delighted as everyone in the WHQR studio-and perhaps for blocks around-to hear the

 Cape Fear Chordsmen sing for the station last week.  A quartet, called Hazardous Moving Parts, came in to tell us about the upcoming Chordsmen show,  Dawg Gone: A Story of Puppy Love, live at the Scottish Rite Temple on Saturday, May 16. 

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Local
3:03 pm
Fri May 8, 2015

Subtropical Storm Ana Meandering toward Cape Fear region, bringing Wet, Messy Weekend

Subtropical Storm Ana as of 2 PM Friday, May 8, 2015
NWS National Hurricane Center

The official start to Hurricane Season is still three weeks away, but Subtropical Storm Ana is alive and well and drifting slowly toward the Cape Fear region. 

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Midday Interviews
7:01 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

"Cuckoo's Nest" Returns to Kesey's Original Perspective

J.R. Rodriguez, Deb Bowen, Hal Cosec

Author and counter-cultural figure Ken Kesey was inspired to write One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by his experiences working the night shift at a VA Hospital and taking part in scientific experiments exploring the effects of hallucinogenic drugs.   Take a moment to digest that-and consider how such a fringe experience could inspire a novel that was an immediate success when published in 1962.  It then went on to sweep the Academy Awards for the film adaptation released in 1975. 

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Local
3:36 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

The Williston Alumni Choir Celebrates Their Centennial

Check out some of the photos from a gorgeous performance by the Williston Alumni Choir. They sang their hearts out and we couldn't be more thankful for their time and talent!

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Local
4:52 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

Top BOEM Official Addresses Scientists' Concerns about Potential for Redundancy in Seismic Surveying

North Atlantic Right Whale Mother and Calf
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries

Officials with the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management are reviewing ten permit applications from eight companies seeking to conduct seismic testing off the coast of North Carolina. 

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Local
3:53 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

BOEM says Shrinking Buffer Zone for Offshore Oil and Gas Not Possible

Bureau of Ocean Energy Management

North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory is a vocal supporter of offshore exploration for oil and gas and its necessary precursor, seismic testing. 

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Midday Interviews
2:36 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

"Silver Arts" Exhibit + Competition

Erika Lawrence

Senior Games began in North Carolina over 30 years ago, promoting a holistic approach to body, mind,

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Inside WHQR
1:19 pm
Mon May 4, 2015

WHQR'S Fundraising Luncheon with Cokie Roberts is Full - Thank You Everyone

EVENT FULL

NO MORE SEATS AVAILABLE

THANK YOU EVERYONE!

Wednesday, June 3 at 12 PM

Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Riverside

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