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CoastLine: The link between prostitution and human trafficking

On this edition of CoastLine, we shine a light on a criminal enterprise that has overtaken illegal gun trafficking as the second-most prolific crime around the globe for making money. Human trafficking, which can include sex trafficking, is on the rise around the world and here in southeastern North Carolina. One of the more prevalent myths around prostitution is that a woman or man, boy or girl, selling sex is willingly – even eagerly – violating the law. But a new understanding of the...
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Friday Feedback for May 27, 2016

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Broilers, fryers, roasters, turkey, chicken – and eggs – those are the products of the poultry industry in North Carolina.   The Poultry Federation claims that it contributes more than $34 billion to North Carolina’s economy.   Statistics from the North Carolina Poultry Jubilee are a bit more moderate:  they claim an economic impact to the state of $12.8 billion.  They don’t disagree so much, however, on the number of jobs this business creates:  between 109,000 and 110,000 people make their living bringing birds and eggs to the table.     

Monday night, several members of the WHQR's Board of Directors of Friends of Public Radio volunteered at Good Shepherd center. As you can see from our slide show above, they had a great time preparing dinner for the shelter and giving back to the Wilmington community. Judging by the quality of the photos it seems as though they were more worried about working hard than they were about taking good photos!

To fuel North Carolina’s pork industry, the state is host to more than 9 million pigs.  Turns out, that hog waste is a fuel of its own, and it’s becoming a bigger part of North Carolina’s energy portfolio.  Duke Energy announced its second swine waste-to-power project in North Carolina earlier today. 

On Tuesday, May 24, the harp duo Lilac 94 will join us in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR for a special Midday Interview with Gina Gambony that includes a mini-concert.  The live interview with the harpists begins at 11:58 and runs through 12:06 on Classical HQR 92.7 and HQR News 91.7; the music will continue until approximately 12:20 on Classical HQR. 

For the past several days, WHQR has been experiencing intermittent, sometimes lengthy delays and outages, especially on our HQR News channel.

Greater Wilmington Business Journal

Here’s kind of a bit of feedback in a different way. WHQR has been honored as one of ten winners of the Coastal Entrepreneur of the Year Award, in the non-profit category. The awards are co-sponsored by the Greater Wilmington Business Journal and the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at UNCW. We’ll receive our award at a breakfast next Tuesday at the Burney Center on the UNCW campus.

The SilverArts exhibit is up, featuring 492 works of art from local artists aged 50 and over. The exhibit and sale of this art is this weekend, May 20-22: Friday & Saturday from 10:00 am - 4:00 pm, Sunday Noon to 4:00 pm at theArtworks at 200 Willard St.


Summer Saunders / Interfaith Refugee Ministry - Wilmington

Since October 2015, 71 people have arrived in Wilmington as refugees -- most of them from the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Another 20% are from Colombia, and half a dozen have fled Burma.  Over the previous fiscal year (October - September), nearly 100 people resettled in the Wilmington area.  Most of that group came from Burma; about a quarter arrived from Colombia. 

This Weekend: The City Ballet Presents "Cinderella"

May 18, 2016
The City Ballet of Wilmington

The City Ballet presents its final show of the season this weekend, Cinderella.  The City Ballet has performed its season on the Cape Fear Stage at the Cape Fear Humanities and Fine Arts Center at CFCC-Cinderella is also there, but note the name of venue is now The Wilson Center.  

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This week is Flamingo Week at Occasions...Just Write in memory of Jim Mahan, who passed away in 2012. Jim was the husband of Peggy Mahan, the owner of Occasions...Just Write in the Cotton Exchange downtown-and a great fan of flamingos.
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"The Camels are coming! I know, the song really refers to the Scots, but I couldn't resist the title," says Commentator Nan Graham. A two-part story to be continued. Nan Graham celebrates her 21st year of WHQR Commentaries this year. And she is worth every penny we pay her! WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.
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