Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a man (Academy Award Winner Robert Redford) wakes to find his yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, he sails blindly into the path of a violent storm. With strength that belies his age, and using traditional nautical instruments, he struggles to find a shipping route.
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) gives a fearless performance as young Allen Ginsberg in this mesmerizing true story of friendship, the early days of the Beat Generation and a passion that ends in murder. This biopic set during the famed beat poet's years at Columbia University centers on a murder investigation involving Ginsberg, his handsome classmate Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), and fellow Beat author William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster).
Rhonda Bellamy is the Executive Director or the Arts Council of Wilmington. She told us about The Arty Party coming up, which will raise funds for local artists. It’s on Saturday from 7 to 10 pm at CFCC’s Union Station, 502 N. Front Street. Info and tix: 910-343-0988 or artscouncilofwilmington.org
F. Kaplan’s book, 1959: The Year That Changed Everything, states that this was the year every aspect of American life was transformed…the pre-cursor to the explosive 60’s. It was for her, say Commentator Nan Graham.
Nan Graham has been a commentator for WHQR for almost twenty years, and has two collections of commentaries and a third book in the works. Her website is nangraham.com.
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The New Hanover County School Board has responded to the recent influx of teachers sporting “Red for Ed” tee shirts with reminders that political messages violate school policy. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that the Board is now receiving letters questioning the constitutionality of this.
Alex Lanier and Eric Miller returned to the friendly confines of WHQR's MC Erny Gallery for another installment of Soup To Nuts Live! on November 7, 2013. It was an exciting, upbeat session featuring one of our region's favorite acoustic duos, L Shape Lot.
The full live recording of this show airs on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 22, 23) at 9pm on WHQR 91.3FM. Don't miss it!
Check out this clip from the show - and listen to the broadcast of STNL! this weekend on WHQR!
It’s a red-letter week in public education. Yesterday, the advocacy group Progress NC came down from Raleigh to stand with locals who gathered outside the New Hanover County School Board Building in protest of the Board’s recent ban against "Red for Ed" tee shirts. And WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that this morning, teachers and administrators at Wilmington’s Eaton Elementary School are holding a walk-in to support teachers’ rights to wear red.
The concepts of sharing, saving and spending are coming to a library near New Hanover County pre-schoolers. With help from a grant from PNC Bank, the library is launching a program for the five-and-under set called Money-Smart Kids. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that the libraries will be tailoring story times and craft sessions to educate preschoolers - and their parents - about wise financial stewardship.
Folksy, roots-country, honkytonk outfit L Shape Lot Acoustic Duo gave a strong Soup to Nuts Live (STNL) performance to a sold out crowd in The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR on Thursday, November 7th. Hosted by George Scheibner, Soup to Nuts Live brings a variety of musical styles and talents into the gallery to perform and record in front of a live audience.