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CoastLine: Do Hog CAFOs Impact Water Quality of Nearby Streams & Estuaries?

The business of pork production in North Carolina employed nearly 13,000 people in 2012. That’s according to a Duke University report. The swine industry is a key component of North Carolina’s economy. But there are claims of negative impacts on the environment – specifically on bodies of waters that are in close proximity to concentrated animal feeding operations or CAFOs. And there are questions about the industry’s impact on human health. But the business of hog farming has evolved over...
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Historic Wilmington Foundation

May is National Preservation Month-and this year is a particularly special May for the Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF).  This year is HWF's 50th Anniversary, so the organization has been celebrating all year. This month, the celebrations are in high gear.  

Pat Marriott spoke with George Edwards, the Executive Director of HWF; listen to the interview above.  Activities on Saturday:

This coming weekend WHQR will air the Soup to Nuts Live! concert that we recorded with the pop-folk duo, Chasing Opal. Tune in this Friday and Saturday for the fun and upbeat music of Chasing Opal.

Tune into 91.3 FM to hear Chasing Opal!

Friday, May 6th at 7 pm

Saturday, May 7th at 9 pm

Beginning, Monday, May 9th on 91.3, HQR News will offer Here & Now at noon each Monday and Tuesday, as well as its 2 pm airing Monday through Thursday. Friday will see the move of Ken Rudin's Political Junkie to noon, completing our weekly news strip which features CoastLine on Wednesday and Thursday at 12:06. The State of Things, produced at sister our station WUNC in Chapel Hill, N.C., will now air Monday through Friday from 1 to 2 pm. 

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It was April of 1976 when Howie Franklin got the call asking him to join the crew of Air Force One.   He rose to Chief Steward and ultimately retired in 1994 – halfway through the first term of President Bill Clinton. 

In August 2015, he published a book about his adventures.  Yes Sir!  Mr. President chronicles Franklin's journey as a kid on Fire Island in New York, selling drinks and carting baggage for the rich and famous all the way to serving five U.S. Presidents on Air Force One.    

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North Carolina is the second largest pork producer in the United States.  Hog farming in the state is largely concentrated in the southeastern region – which includes Duplin, Wayne, and Pender counties and part of Sampson County.  According to the 2012 U.S.

Lee Lowrimore has gathered some of Wilmington's finest actors for his upcoming project (see cast list below). They gather under Lowrimore's direction of The Real Inspector Hound.  This comic parody by award-winning playwright Tom Stoppard opens on Thursday, April 28 and runs through Sunday, May 15 at Big Dawg's Cape Fear Playhouse.  

Paul Reinmann

Don Gonyea's April 13th visit to Wilmington, NC was met with great success. Gonyea is a Peabody Award-winning journalist with decades of experience, and is currently NPR's National Political Correspondent. With Gonyea's experience comes many fascinating and often amusing stories, including tales about previous presidential campaigns, working with past presidents, and pounding the cement to get another side to a story.

Thanks to the intrepid work of Engineer Jobie Sprinkle and our own George Scheibner, listeners in the Myrtle Beach area can now enjoy Classical HQR, thanks to a brand-new signal at 102.3. The signal was made operational on Saturday, April 23, 2016 (Shakespeare's birthday, and the day after WHQR's 32nd anniversary).

Early tests indicate that many communities in the Grand Strand can now enjoy 24-hour classical music, including our own local programs with Gina Gambony and Pat Marriott as well as the Metropolitan Opera.

WHQR Commentary: "Homophones 101"

Apr 26, 2016

Our guest commentator Peggy Porter hasn't taught school in years, but is periodically reminded that while you can take the teacher out of the classroom, you can never quite take the teacher out of the girl.


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Back when Bernie Sanders' campaign was just ramping up, and he was still giving speeches under covered picnic shelters to small groups of Democrats, he was talking about a political revolution.

By my count I have helped some 58 friends (including many colleagues in public radio) buy a car. That's sort of funny, considering I didn't buy a car until I was 37 years old and began reporting on the auto industry for NPR.

On Saturdays over the last few years, I have gotten phone calls from friends at car dealerships asking for advice. It's no small financial matter, when the average cost of a new car is roughly $33,000.

So if you are reading this while in a car dealership, do what I tell all my friends: Stand up! Leave the dealership! Do not buy a car today!

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On Wednesday's CoastLine: Hog Breeding, Growing, and Welfare

Every Wednesday throughout the month of May, we’re taking a close-up look at the pork and poultry industries in southeastern North Carolina. It’s our first ever CoastLine series, and we're focusing on CAFOs – concentrated animal feeding operations. What’s the economic impact? How is it regulated? And how does it affect nearby residents?
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3rd Annual Wilmington Jewish Film Festival: Sunday, 5/1 Through Wednesday 5/11

The Wilmington Jewish Festival keeps growing, this year offering 8 feature films + 8 shorts. The Festival kickoff on Sunday, May 1st features Labyrinth of Lies at 3:00 at Thalian Hall, followed by a buffet reception in the ballroom.
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WHQR Commentary: "Honduran Karaoke"

What's the best way to get to know a group of people? Does the answer change if everyone doesn't speak the same language? Shane Fernando suggests that no matter where you are, nothing beats a song.
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Prologue

With May-lee Chai
Monday, May 9th, 7 pm
WHQR's MC Erny Gallery

Soup to Nuts Live! Presents: The Midatlantic

Thursday, May 19 2016
Doors: 6:30 pm
Show: 7:30 pm

In the MC Erny Gallery

"Lost & Found"

Work by Jeff Brown, Katie Caprara, and Mark Weber
Opening Reception
Friday, April 22nd
6 - 9 pm