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6:22 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

CoastLine: Third Wave Feminism Still Struggles with Wage Gap, Glass Ceiling

Women Suffragists Picketing in front of the White House in 1917.
Library of Congress

March is Womens’ History Month.  

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Midday Interviews
2:13 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

The Music and Moves of the Cape Fear Contra Dancers

Linda Thomas & David Shucavage

The Cape Fear Contra Dancers hold community dances twice a month, but on Saturday, March 21 they are having a special contra party featuring the band Big Celtic Fun from Chapel Hill.

Linda Thomas, a dancer and contra caller, visited us in the studio along with dancer and hammer dulcimer player, David Shucavage.   Linda and David have both been involved in contradancing for decades, so they shared their knowledge of the history of the dance and music as well as information about the Saturday event. 

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April 13 @ 7 PM
11:03 am
Wed March 18, 2015

Prologue: "Refund" by Karen E. Bender

karenebender.com

Join Ben Steelman of the StarNews and one of our most widely known local literary legends, Karen E. Bender, to discuss her recent, extremely well received short story collection Refund

Praise for Refund

"Bender probes the depths people will sink to for love and money in this poignant, absorbing collection of finance-themed tales. Worth investing time in." 

- People Magazine

"One of Ten Titles to Pick Up Right Now."

O Magazine

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Commentaries
3:49 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Happy 100th Birthday Claude Howell!

An icon of Wilmington's arts community, Claude Howell was born 100 years ago today. From an early age, Howell expressed a deep love for his hometown, drawing and painting people and scenes from town to coast. Howell also recorded several stories at WHQR about his days as a Wilmington youth. In honor of Howell's birthday and his great contribution to the Wilmington community,  WHQR will be airing his commentaries all week long during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Here is one that takes us back to his boyhood clubhouse...

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Local
1:22 pm
Tue March 17, 2015

Celebrating Williston School Luminaries: Joseph McNeil

Joseph McNeil
Wikimedia Commons

Williston Middle School in Wilmington marks its 100th anniversary this year.  When it was a segregated high school, Williston produced alumni who are known throughout the country for their achievements.  Joseph McNeil graduated from Williston in 1959 and went on to start the civil rights sit-in movement in Greensboro.  

Isabelle Shepherd: You attended Williston Senior High School. Can you tell me about your time there?

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Wednesday, March 18 at Noon
10:56 am
Mon March 16, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Women's History Month

Tune in Wednesday, March 18 at noon for the next CoastLine: March is Women's History Month. We're in the midst of third-wave feminism - what does the modern day's women's rights movement entail? We'll discuss this and the achievements of women with Dr. Katie Peel, Director of UNCW's Women's Studies and Resource Center.

Midday Interviews
2:17 pm
Sun March 15, 2015

Robinhood: A Tale of Two Hoods

Dorothy Reynolds & Danille Bringard

Dorothy Reynolds and Danielle Bringard visited WHQR to tell us about the original play adaption, "Robinhood: A Tale of 2 Hoods."   These young ladies have been involved in Journey Productions' PET project since they were young, and they enjoy taking leadership roles in this production now that they are in college.  Dorothy is a Performance Educator with the cast and Danielle facilitated input from young writers for the script.

The show is at the Community Arts Center Thursdays-Sundays through March 15. 

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Midday Interviews
7:07 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

The Backyard Naturalist Program

Sam Marshall, Horticulture Agent

Sam Marshall from the Brunswick County Cooperative Extension came to the station to tell us about a brand new 12-week program called the Cape Fear Backyard Naturalist Program.  Sam is a horticulturist involved in bring this program to fruition. 

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Local
5:49 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Celebrating Williston School Luminaries: Dr. Phillip Clay

Former MIT Chancellor and Williston School Graduate Dr. Phillip Clay
UNCW

Williston Middle School in Wilmington marks its 100th anniversary this year. 

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Local
4:07 pm
Fri March 13, 2015

Lawmakers Push For Reinstatement of Historic Preservation Tax Credit

Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz addresses the crowd at Outdoor Equipped in downtown Wilmington.
Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR

Historic preservation tax credits expired at the end of 2014, but now at least two bills working their way through the North Carolina House and Senate aim to reinstate the program.  Department of Cultural Resources Secretary Susan Kluttz came to Wilmington during a multi-city tour to support the legislation. 

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