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Deadline Wednesday, April 29 at 5 PM
3:11 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

The Spring 2015 WHQR Survey

The Spring 2015 WHQR Survey is your chance to tell us what you like -- and don't like -- about WHQR.  At WHQR your opinion counts. Help make the station even better by taking our quick online Spring Listener Survey. All participants will be entered to win a Smooth Landings Guest DJ spot!

Visit whqr.org and click on the survey…but hurry, the survey closes Wednesday at 5pm. Thank you for helping make WHQR all that it can be.

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Wedensday, April 29 at Noon
2:20 pm
Thu April 23, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Economic Development Recommendations for the Cape Fear Region

On the Next CoastLine:  We're hosting a business roundtable. How is the region balancing the needs of industry and technology? What advice from an economic growth report are local leaders putting into use? Join us Wednesday, April 29 at noon.

This Week's Guests Include:

Connie Majure-Rhett, President and CEO of the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce

Jonathan Barfield, Jr., New Hanover County Board of Commissioners Chairman

Brett Martin, Founder and CEO of Castle Branch

Remember this is a call-in show and we would love to hear from you:

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King and Papparozzi
3:33 pm
Wed April 22, 2015

Mozart's "Magic Flute" at Kenan Saturday 4/26

Credit "Mozart-small" by Image:Wolfgang-amadeus-mozart 1.jpg. Licensed under Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Mozart-small.jpg#/media/File:Mozart-small.jpg

On Saturday April 26th the Wilmington Symphony and the UNC Wilmington Opera Outreach Program (UNC WOOP) will present a fully-staged production of Mozart's The Magic Flute. Associate Professor of Music Nancy King is the stage manager and freshman tenor Daniel Papparozzi is Prince Tamino. They were the guests on this edition of Midday Interview. They discussed

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And you thought "Big Bang" was nerdy!
12:00 am
Wed April 22, 2015

Fun facts about the number 31

Credit https://forartssakeboutique.wordpress.com/tag/31/

1) The sum of the first 31 odd prime numbers is a perfect square:
3 + 5 + 7 + 11 + ... + 83 + 87 + 89 = 31 x 31

2) There are 31 letters in the Cyrillic (Russian) alphabet.

3) Thirty-one is a betting game played with cards.

4) In French the expression trente et un (31) refers to someone who is well dressed.

5) There are 31 days in most months.

6) a billion seconds is (roughly) 31 years...

and

7) WHQR is 31 years old today!

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Local
10:07 am
Tue April 21, 2015

Governor McCrory Fights 50 Mile Buffer Zone for Oil & Gas Exploration and Drilling

Governor Pat McCrory
Governor Pat McCrory

When President Obama opened portions of the Atlantic seaboard to drilling, the Interior Department established a buffer of fifty-miles to protect fishing and tourism. But Governor Pat McCrory strongly criticizes that restriction.

The Governor spoke before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources last week. He says the fifty-mile buffer zone unnecessarily restricts development:

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Midday Interviews
6:02 pm
Sat April 18, 2015

Cape Fear Chorale: Cherubini's Requiem

Libby & Larry Oldham, Cape Fear Chorale Singers

Larry and Libby Oldham are both singers with the Cape Fear Chorale and had many interesting things to say about the spring performance, Requiem in C Minor by Luigi Cherubini.  Larry Oldham earned his DMA in Church Music, so he had a deep knowledge about this music and the history-for instance, which great composer requested this Requiem for his funeral, and why the church banned this music.  We also hear about the fall concert in this informative interview. 

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Midday Interviews
2:47 pm
Fri April 17, 2015

9 Films: Wilmington Jewish Film Fest Expands

Beverly Schoninger, Peggy Pancoe Rosoff, Bucky Stein

In 2013, the folks who wanted to begin a Jewish Film Festival in Wilmington were careful:  to test the waters, they presented just one film.  Last year, they presented 4...and this year, the Festival offers 9 films over two weeks:  6 feature length films + 3 short films, all at Thalian Hall

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri April 17, 2015

Friday Feedback for April 17, 2015

Clyde Edgerton is Thomas S. Kenan III Distinguished Professor of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington

Listener Sanders wrote:

I love ya'lls new format since the creation of the classical station!...now I can get talk or classical whenever I want plus great jazz and blues at night and still favorites like Smooth Landing and American Songbook!

Listener Nancy wrote:

There's a piece of music I hear every Saturday and I would love to know the name. [Last week] it was played at about 10:20 and it features piano and Hawaiian guitar, maybe steel. Thank you for your attention!

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Midday Interviews
5:23 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Couplet: Two Days of Verse

Gwenyfar Rohler, Overlord

If you want to celebrate literary pursuits of any kind--anything from Banned Books to Adult Puppet Shows--Old Books on Front Street is the place to be.  Owner Gwenyfar Rohler helps our community make note of the gems our distracted culture might let slip by, gems like poetry.   

Poetry requires time and reflection and a dash of focus to enjoy.  If you feel you've been too busy to roll around in the delightful rays of verse, this weekend (April 18 & 19) is a wonderful opportunity.  The heavy lifting has already been done. 

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Local
4:41 pm
Thu April 16, 2015

Most Local Farmers Markets not Equipped for Food Assistance Programs

Joe Mabel

Clarification: 

Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, Executive Director of Feast Down East and Chair of UNCW's Sociology Department, says there are two Feast Down East weekly Fresh Markets in Wilmington which accept EBT cards:

Fresh Market at Rankin Terrace
Fridays, 10 am – 12:00 pm
Open Year Round
Located: Corner of 12th St. & Rankin St., Wilmington

Fresh Market at Hillcrest
Fridays, 1:30pm – 4pm
Open Year Round
Located: Corner of S. 13th St & Meares St.

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North Carolina ranks fifth in the nation for food insecurity. 

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