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1:40 pm
Fri January 9, 2015

Wilmington Teacher Uses Computer Game to Increase Cooperative Learning, Teamwork

Brian Toth demonstrates a student's Classcraft character on the projector.
WHQR, Isabelle Shepherd

In a Wilmington classroom, a math teacher is using new technology to turn learning into a game. And in order to succeed in the world of Classcraft, an online, educational role-playing program, teamwork is key.

In Brian Toth’s fourth grade math classes, the students are split into teams and assigned roles. In the game, they can be mages, warriors, or healers. By doing well in class, students gain experience points, and if they behave badly, they take damage, which leads to negative consequences.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri January 9, 2015

Friday Feedback for January 9, 2015

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It’s been pretty quiet in this first week since the holidays. I assume most people are catching up on backlogs. A number of people mailed, phoned or webbed in with 2014 year-end gifts, some with comments. We’re grateful to all of you.

Alfred and Anita Schnog wrote:

Interesting, informative and entertaining.

Martha from Raleigh wrote:

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Midday Interviews 1/18/15
4:00 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

Midday Interview: Author Taylor Brown

Taylor Brown

On Monday, Gina Gambony interviews Taylor Brown, a Southern author who currently lives in Wilmingotn. They talked about his recently published collection of short stories, In the Season of Blood and Gold, and his upcoming novel, Fallen Land, as well as themes in his work and the difference between writing short and long fiction.

Taylor Brown will be at WHQR this Monday at 7 pm for Prologue with Ben Steelman.

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Wednesday, January 14 at Noon
2:11 pm
Thu January 8, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Skip Watkins and Rob Zapple

Skip Watkins, Rob Zapple

New Hanover County has a fully-functioning board of commissioners for the first time in four years. Major decisions that stalled due to deadlocked votes could be re-visited…

On the next CoastLine meet New Hanover County’s two newest commissioners sworn in last month, Skip Watkins and Rob Zapple. We’ll find out what issues are on their minds and what perspectives they bring...

Ask a question of your new county commissioners by emailing coastline@whqr.org and listen for CoastLine live, this Wednesday at noon on HQR News at 91.3 FM.

Inside WHQR
7:46 am
Thu January 8, 2015

Power outages in Wilmington

7:45 Thursday: Downtown and other parts of Wilmington experienced a power outage this morning, affecting WHQR's Classical HQR channel at 96.7, 91.3HD2 and streaming. As of about 7:25, power is back up and Classical HQR is on the air again. Thank you for your patience.

Local
4:55 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

NC Reps. Hamilton and Davis Circumspect on Economic & Film Incentive Traction in Raleigh

North Carolina House of Representatives
www.ncleg.net

As North Carolina legislators gear up for a new session, Governor Pat McCrory says economic incentives are his Number One priority.   

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Local
4:31 pm
Wed January 7, 2015

CoastLine: Legislative Look-Ahead with Reps. Ted Davis and Susi Hamilton

North Carolina lawmakers head back to Raleigh January 14th to elect House and Senate leaders. 

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Local
3:07 pm
Tue January 6, 2015

With Cold Blast on the Way, Take Precautions to Avoid Frozen Water Pipes

Dripping water faucet
Angelsharum

With the impending blast of cold weather on tap later this week, officials with the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority are advising water customers to take precautions to avoid frozen or bursting water pipes.

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Local
10:32 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

NHC Commissioners Consider Approving $40-plus million for CFCC's Planned Tech Building

CFCC's Plan for new Advanced and Emerging Technologies Building
Cape Fear Community College

Does this region need a new facility on the Cape Fear Community College campus – built courtesy of New Hanover County taxpayers? 

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Midday Interviews
1:35 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

Midday Interview: Morganna Bridgers and Justin Smith on "HAIR"

Curtis Scott Brown

Cape Fear Theatre Arts presents HAIR, the American Tribal Love Rock Musical at Thalian Hall later this month. Director Justin Smith and prop mistress/actress Morganna Bridgers discuss why a show from the Vietnam era is still relevant to audiences today. The show runs Thursdays-Sundays until January 18. Performances are at Thalian Hall at 7:30 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and at 3:00 pm on Sundays. Tickets are available at thalianhall.org or at 910. 632. 2285

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