Tom Smicklas is a clarinetist, saxophonist and conductor. He is directing the Summer Concert Series for the Brunswick Concert Band. It is presenting a week of patriotic concerts, June 27th through July 3rd at various venues in Brunswick County. Tom is also involved in the creation of the new Wilmington Symphonic Winds.
Cape Fear Literacy Council has a new Executive Director. Linda Lytvinenko is moving away, so she brought the new director, Susan Pomeroy, to our studios to introduce her to our audience and talk about future plans. Details at CFLiteracy.org
[In the photo, Susan is the one with the dark tan, even tho’ she just moved here from NY!]
We’ve been getting some comments and calls this week about Morning Edition sounding distorted at times, especially for Lumberton listeners. Our equipment is working correctly. What many are hearing is a phenomenon known as “tropospheric ducting,” which can play havoc with FM signals. Graduate Fellow Jason Hess discovered a great online resources for “ducting” forecasts. Yesterday's map for Southeastern North Carolina, for example, showed us in a bright orange area, meaning “very strong” to “intense”.
We have been getting quite a few comments from listeners concerning signal issues during recent broadcasts of Morning Edition. What listeners are hearing is the natural phenomenon of "tropospheric ducting." While tropospheric propagation can do some really cool stuff to radio signals (like bounce them from very, very far away), it mostly just mixes distant signals broadcasting at the same frequency. That's no fun and can result in lot of static or just bad noise.
Many are heralding Chef as the most delicious comedy of 2014! When chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love. (R, 1hr, 55min)
It is a linguistic epidemic…a plague among us. OK. So it’s not exactly on the level of saving the elephants, but commentator Nan Graham wants to restore the abused objective pronoun to its rightful place.
Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries can be found in her books, Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute.
WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.
Pender County is getting more than two million dollars from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help bolster its economy. The award, announced yesterday, will go toward construction of a wastewater treatment plant that will serve manufacturing operations in Pender Commerce Park. That’s just off of Highway 421, north of the New Hanover County line. So far, that park is empty--but by the end of this year, it will be home to a major seafood processing facility.
The Cameron Art Museum offers great summer workshops, classes and camps for youth and adults. Donna Moore (The Museum School Director) and Georgia Mastroieni (Director of Youth and Family Education) give us the rundown.
The premiere of Opera Wilmington is coming up with a fully-staged production of Franz Lehar’s The Merry Widow. Artistic Director Nancy King and Executive Director Wendy Fingerhut talk about how this long-held dream of a local opera company is coming to pass.
Performances are July 25 and 26 at 8pm, plus July 27 at 3pm – in UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building, Mainstage.