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Voting Precinct Officials Needed in New Hanover County

Jan 14, 2016
New Hanover County Board of Elections


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Over the first weekend of 2016, federal immigration agents raided homes in Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina.  They detained people thought to be illegal immigrants – primarily from Central America.  The raids have prompted an outcry from Hispanic and Latino advocacy groups and a letter, signed by 130 Congressional Democrats, calling for an end to the raids. 

Science instructor Jared Pinkston from Pender High School joined us to talk about science programs going on at Pender High-and in Pender County in general.  For instance, Pender County Schools received a grant that makes it possible for high school students to take part in a world-wide robot competition called 1st Inspire Robotics.  The work on a robot for the challenge is centered at Pender High, but students from other high schools are invited to participate.  

Soup to Nuts Live! welcomes The Keith Butler Trio, consisting of Cameron Tinklenberg on piano, Sean Howard on electric bass, and Keith Butler on drums. They have been playing for about a year and a half now and draw on influences from Bill Evans, Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, Mulgrew Miller, Roy Hargrove, Christian McBride, and many more. The group strives to honor jazz music’s rich history by focusing on swing, melody, and creativity. 

"Lysistrata"

Jan 12, 2016

In 411 BC, Aristophanes was inspired to write the anti-war play, Lysistrata. What parallels exist between Aristophanes' world and our own? Commentator Gwenyfar Rholer has this answer.

Commentator Gwenyfar Rholer loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its memebers.

Up All Night Theatre Company presents a new play by Zeb Mims: The Holiday Wrighters.  The show follows two playwrights (played by Nick Reed an Arianna Tysinger) as they attempt to work together on a script over the space of a year.  This intimate tale is aptly being performed at Old Books on Front Street.  

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North Carolina’s Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) has created a draft proposal to comply with the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan.  However, the EPA will likely reject the state’s strategy, since it addresses only a third of the overall requirements for carbon dioxide reductions.  At a recent public hearing in Wilmington, WHQR’s Isabelle Shepherd reports over one hundred people came out to call for a more thorough proposal. 

As an English Studies graduate student with a full-time internship at a public radio station, a teaching internship, a sometimes part-time job at a comedy club, and everything else that comes along with living life, pleasure reading is not something that I am able to do often. Don’t get me wrong, I read a lot (a whole lot!), but most of what I have read lately has been for academic purposes. A majority of it I like, but some of it is, to be quite frank, B-O-R-I-N-G.

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Happy New Year to all our listeners! We hope you had a wonderful holiday and we look forward to bringing you great radio in 2016. Just like the old Mickey Mouse Club, we have different days here on Friday Feedback, and today, Mouseketeers, is another Gripe Day!

Listener Jack called in during Wednesday’s Coastline to ask that our guests not use the word “suck” as a term of disapproval. He felt it cheapens our language to use it as a word for something ugly, and suggest the guests use “stink” instead.

Listener Bill wrote:

University of South Carolina’s Darla Moore School of Business; University of North Carolina Wilmington

2016 will bring stable but moderate growth to North Carolina and the Cape Fear region. That’s the prediction from the 24th Annual Economic Forecast, sponsored by McGladrey, the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce, and Wilmington Business Development.

Home prices and household spending are on the rise, indicating consumer confidence.  But the economic recovery hasn’t quite reached the business sector yet.  Here’s Rick Kaglic of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond:

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