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5:54 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Diane Rehm Awarded 2013 National Humanities Medal

Credit Glogau Photography

Congratulations to Diane Rehm on being one of the winners of the 2013 National Humanities Medals, awarded for outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation.

The official citation honoring the medalists says:

Diane Rehm, radio host, for illuminating the people and stories behind the headlines. In probing interviews with pundits, poets, and Presidents, Ms. Rehm’s incisive, confident, and curious voice has deepened our understanding of our communities and our culture.

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Midday Interviews 7-25-14
2:01 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Midday Interview: Gina Gambony and Opera Wilmington

Gina in the Studio

  Gina Gambony previews Opera Wilmington's inaugural performances this weekend, interviewing directors and cast members including Nancy King, Joshua Collier, Nancy Carson, and Mark Sorenson.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Friday Feedback for July 25, 2014

Mayberry, NC (Mt. Airy) and Vina de Mar, Chile. Compare and contrast.

We’ll start with a couple of playlist questions. Martyn Hawkins wrote to us via Facebook:

You have been playing the most magnificent music [Wednesday] evening at [10]:10, [11]:25, and [11]:44. I have tried to find out what it was so I could buy copies of it. In your typical moronic "Radio With Vision" there was no way to find out. Even Mayberry RFD would have a more sensibly arranged station.

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Local
5:40 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Newly-Launched Program Provides Post-Surgery Medical Care for the Homeless

United Way

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A new local program is providing the homeless with shelter while they heal from surgeries.

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Midday Interviews 7/23/14
3:46 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Midday Interview: Gareth Evans on The Antiquity Dinner at Bellamy Mansion

Jemila and Gareth

 

Gareth Evans is the Executive Director of the Bellamy Mansion Museum.  On Saturday night at 6:30, the Bellamy is hosting an elegant Antiquity Dinner.  Chef Matthew Gould of Canape is providing a multi-course meal with cocktails and wine based on Victorian-era recipes from the Bellamy Mansion archives.  Tickets are $100 and seating is limited to 20.  More info: BellamyMansion.org.  Reservations: 910-251-3700  

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August 18-20, 7pm at Thalian Hall
12:54 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Cinematique Presents "Ida"

Follow Anna (later revealed to be Ida), a novitiate nun in 1960's Poland, as she enters on a painful, eye-opening journey into her family's past. Sent by the Mother Superior of her convent to visit her only living relative, Aunt Wanda, Anna uncovers the secrets of her family; secrets that are heavily shaded by the Holocaust and her family's ties to the Communist Party. Don't miss this critical favorite called the best film of the year by many. (PG-13, 1hr 20 min.)

August 18-20, Monday-Wednesday, 7 pm

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Events
12:31 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

Cinematique Presents "SnowPiercer"

A must-see sci-fi epic from director Bong Joon Ho (The Host), starring Chris Evans, Tilda Swinton, and John Hurt.Tthis film focuses on the aftermath of a failed global-warming experiment that ends up killing off most life on the planet. Survivors board the SNOWPIERCER, a train that travels around the globe via a perpetual-motion engine. When cryptic messages incite the passengers to revolt, the train thrusts full-throttle towards disaster. (R, 2hr 6 min.)

August 11-13, Monday-Wednesday, 7 pm

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August 4-6, 7pm at Thalian Hall
11:51 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Cinematique Presents "Life Itself"

Director Steve James and executive producers Martin Scorsese and Steven Zaillian present Life Itself, a documentary film that recounts the inspiring and entertaining life of the world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert. Ebert's story is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent. Based on his bestselling memoir of the same name, Life Itself, explores the legacy of Roger Ebert's life, from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun-Times to becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. (R, 2hr)

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And one remarkable day
10:21 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

2-Day [yes, TWO] Drive Raises $65,085

WOW!

seems to be the most apt word for the events of Tuesday, July 22nd. When we began, after a somewhat slow first day, it was hard to see how we could finish this summer's Keep It Short drive in even 3 days, let alone 2. The sudden $20,000 pledge at 6:57 am transformed everything and led to a very satisfying next 12 hours.

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Local
12:34 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Brunswick County Commissioners Adopt Resolution Opposing Local Housing of Illegal Immigrants

Listen to the audio version here.

Brunswick County will not house illegal immigrants, including minors.  That’s the County Commissioners’ official response to the recent border surge.

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