Alexa Doran

Webservices Graduate Fellow

Alexa Doran is a third year poet in UNCW's MFA program. Born in Syracuse, New York she moved to Clarksville, TN when she was 18 and completed both her B.A. in English and M.A. in Creative Writing at Austin Peay State University while living there. Two years ago she breezed into Wilmington, North Carolina and has been writing poetry by the sea ever since. 

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Midday Interviews - 2/27/15
3:17 pm
Fri February 27, 2015

Midday Interview: Actor's Arsenal

Allie McCulloch and Ron Fallica moved to Wilmington 2 years ago from Los Angeles. Within two weeks of their arrival they started a business serving local screen actors through workshops, classes, and one-on-one help with everything from resumes to headshots to websites. In their interview, they share their love of Wilmington and the local acting community. To find out more about their services click here

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Midday Interviews -2/26/15
3:50 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

Midday Interview: Clybourne Park

Joy Gregory took on a difficult task as director of the controversial Clybourne Park by Bruce Norris, a story that has its roots in A Raisin in the Sun. Joy, along with actors Jane McNeill and JR Rodriguez, talk about the various layers of meaning that they found in this award-winning show. Performances are at the Red Barn Theatre February 26 - March 1, and the show also runs one weekend at Thalian Hall, March 19-22. More information at thalian.org

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Wednesday, March 4 at Noon
1:43 pm
Thu February 26, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Human Trafficking

On the next CoastLine: Human trafficking is a problem in the Cape Fear Region. Why here and what can we do to combat the issue? Joining us for an in-studio discussion will be New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon and Jessica Green from the Human Trafficking Rapid Response Team. 

We encourage comments and questions:

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March 23-27 at 7 PM, March 23-25 at 4 PM
3:17 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Cinematique Presents "Timbuktu"

Settled peacefully in the dunes on the outskirts of Timbuktu, Kidane and his family live happily, undeterred by the Jihadists that are causing so much trouble for the population of Timbuktu.  Within Timbuktu, everything from music to laughter is banned, women are forced to have little to no function in society and the new, improvised law is enforcing more tragic and absurd rules everyday. In this stunningly rendered film, Kidane and his family are abruptly thrown in the ring against these seemingly insurmountable forces in a fight that leaves viewers both enamored and empowered.

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March 16-20 at 7 PM AND March 16-18 at 4 PM
3:10 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Cinematique Presents "A Most Violent Year"

Set in 1981, statistically one of the most corrupt and violent years in the history of New York City, this film follows an immigrant and his family as they try to tie down the American Dream. Swept up in the circumstances of the times, the surrounding decay and destruction threaten to suck the family in, and destroy everything they have worked so hard for. Don't miss out on this gripping, gritty story known as a masterpiece of filmography. (R, 2 hr 5 min)   

Monday-Friday, March 16-20, 7 PM

Monday-Wednesday, March 16-18, 4 PM

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March 9-11 at 7 PM, March 11 at 4 PM
3:10 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Cinematique Presents "Wild"

Caught in a downward spiral after the death of her mother and her marriage, Cheryl Strayed (Reese Witherspoon) has lost all hope. After years of destructive behavior, Strayed decides to throw caution to the wind and head out alone, on a one thousand mile hike down the Pacific Crest Trail. Don't miss this chance to follow Strayed through the pleasures and pitfalls of her adventure in a film, that is both visually invigorating and powerfully moving. (R, 1 hr 55 min)

Monday-Wednesday, March 9-11, 7 PM

Wednesday, March 11, 4 PM

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Midday Interviews - 2/25/15
12:27 pm
Wed February 25, 2015

Midday Interview: Ray Kennedy and Jeff Phillips on "Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street"

Opera House Theatre Company presents the macabre musical "Sweeney Todd - The Demon Barber of Fleet Street." Director Ray Kennedy talked to us about the beauty and complexity of Stephen Sondheim's musical score, and actor Jeff Phillips (performing the title role) gives us his interpretation of the psychological pressures inflicted upon the Demon Barber.  Show opens on Wednesday, February 25 at 8 PM at Thalian Hall and runs through March 8th, with 8:00 shows Thursday-Saturdays and 3 PM matinees on Sundays.

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Midday Interviews - 2/23/15
3:53 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Midday Interview: Dr. John LaCognata on The Wilmington Symphonic Winds

Alexa Doran

Dr. John LaCognata is the director of bands at UNCW and conducts a variety of performances each semester. Recently he became the director/conductor of the new performance group, the Wilmington Symphonic Winds. These performers from our region, including such cities as Myrtle Beach, Jacksonville, and Fayetteville, are in the midst of their first season.

The upcoming performance is on Sunday, March 1st at Kenan Auditorium.

For more information or videos of their work click here

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March 2 - 4 at 7 PM, March 4 at 4 PM
2:58 pm
Mon February 23, 2015

Cinematique Presents "Foxcatcher"

In this chilling true crime drama, featuring career topping performances by Channing Tatum, Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo, experience the gripping story of Olympic Gold medal-winning wrestler Mark Shultz (Tatum). Living in the shadow of his brother (Ruffalo) Dave's professional wrestling success, Shultz jumps at the chance to train under the auspices of eccentric millionaire John du Pont (Carell). Du Pont, in a desperate attempt to appease his disapproving mother, tries to "train" Shultz and ends up all but annihilating Shultz's spirit, confidence and career.

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Wednesday, February 25 at Noon
10:49 am
Fri February 20, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Black History Month Special Part 2

On the next CoastLine: Tune in Wednesday, February 25 at noon to continue the discussion of Black History Month. Joining us in-studio:  Todd McFadden, Director of UNCW's Upperman African American Cultural Center and Jamir Jumoke, a community leader who overcame a series of obstacles to become the first college graduate in his family.

The show is a live broadcast. Listeners are invited to call, email, or tweet questions and comments during the show:

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