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Wednesday on CoastLine: Gullah Geechee Culture

On Wednesday’s CoastLine, we’ll explore Gullah Geechee culture and language – and the Cultural Heritage Corridor, which stretches from Wilmington to Jacksonville, Florida. Tune to 91.3fm at noon on December 7th!
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Thursday, December 8th is WHQR's End-of-Year-One-Day-Drive benefiting Cape Fear Habitat For Humanity!

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On Thursday’s CoastLine, the extraordinary story behind the launch of paws4people -- and how a father – daughter team started using dogs to heal...

Tune to 91.3fm on Thursday, December 8th!

You know, sometime you have one of those weeks when everyone thinks you're just swell. . . Yeah, this is not one of those weeks. Listener Len in Ocean Isle Beach wrote: "I will never contribute to NPR again. . . Your news reporting for the past year never revealed the facts of the sources of the stalemates on Capitol Hill, of the depth and breadth of the Obama successes, and the sources of his oppositions, and of the depth and breadth of Hillary Rodham Clinton's proposed programs. You only reported Trump's proclamations, and on Clinton's emails, a trumped-up year of falsehood.

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A federal court ruled earlier this year that two of North Carolina’s congressional districts, drawn in 2011, were unconstitutional because they were racially gerrymandered.  That case is to be argued before the U.S.

Jamie Stone

Michael Granberry. Cullen Moss. Steve Vernon. Jason Hatfield....the list is at least 10 names long-the collection of actors in Wilmington, North Carolina who have played the part of Crumpet in David Sedaris' Santaland Diaries. This year, a new comedian/actor joins the club-Jamey Stone plays Crumpet for the Panache Theatre production. The script for Santaland Diaries doesn't change, but every performer brings something different to the stage.

https://services.math.duke.edu/projects/gerrymandering/

Earlier this year, a federal court ruled deemed two of North Carolina’s Congressional districts unconstitutional due to racial gerrymandering. That case is to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court next week. Duke University researchers have developed nonpartisan ways to draw districts and evaluate their fairness.   

Sea Notes

This weekend, Sea Notes Choral Society presents the It's Almost Christmas! concert at Odell Williamson Auditorium.   About 120 singers perform both sacred and secular, traditional and unusual selections. The performance is free, but donations are accepted at the door. Listen to our conversation with concert Director Diane Huffman and Board President Jane Skubic above. 

St. Paul's Episcopal Church presents its 4th Annual Coastal Carolina Christmas this Friday evening, December 2 at 7:00pm. The church choir performs selections from Handel's Messiah accompanied by an orchestra, while the Wilmington Boys Choir performs traditional carols. Following the concert, champagne and a collection of chocolate treats will be served in St. Paul's Parish Hall-the Sparkling Chocolate Reception.

On November 17th, The Awkward Silents played  the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will visit Pearl Harbor later this month, becoming the first Japanese head of state to ever visit the site of the surprise attack.

President Obama will accompany Abe on the visit, which is scheduled for Dec. 27. The 75th anniversary of the attack is this Wednesday.

Earlier this year, Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, where he laid a wreath at a monument to those killed when the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Trying to understand the Trump Organization is a daunting task. President-elect Donald Trump has not released tax documents, so the best clues about his privately held business interests come from a financial disclosure form he released in May.

The document covers scores of pages with small type, and suggests he is financially involved with hundreds of companies, including some that simply license his name.

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President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Dr. Ben Carson to lead the Department of Housing and Urban Development in his incoming administration.

"Ben Carson has a brilliant mind and is passionate about strengthening communities and families within those communities," Trump said in a statement released Monday. "We have talked at length about my urban renewal agenda and our message of economic revival, very much including our inner cities."

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WHQR Commentary: "Aluminum Tree"

The holidays find our cities drenched in holiday decor. While trends fade, holiday beauty is forever. Commentator Shane Fernando describes the attraction of the aluminum Christmas tree and provides some caution when decorating with such vibrancy.
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emPowering Our Future: Gallery of Oriental Rugs Will Donate Rug Proceeds to WHQR

WHQR thanks the Gallery of Oriental Rugs for donating the proceeds from the sale of this beautiful rug to HQR's emPowering Our Future campaign. Visit the store on Oleander to see this lovely Persian "Bakhtiari" - woven circa 1970 in the central part of Iran by the master weavers of the Bakhtiari Tribes. Excellent condition, cotton foundation, hand spun wool. Fair market value is $5,500.
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