Alexa Doran

Webservices Graduate Fellow

Alexa Doran is a third year poet in UNCW's MFA program. Born in Syracuse, New York she moved to Clarksville, TN when she was 18 and completed both her B.A. in English and M.A. in Creative Writing at Austin Peay State University while living there. Two years ago she breezed into Wilmington, North Carolina and has been writing poetry by the sea ever since. 

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1:02 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Cinematique Presents "Citizen Four"

In early 2013, Laura Poitras was several years into the making of a film about post 9/11 surveillance when she began receiving mysterious emails from someone who would only identify themselves as Citizen Four. The emails revealed a plot to expose several covert surveillance operations that were run by the NSA at the time. In June 2013, Poitras flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who would eventually be identified as Ed Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense meetings is absolutely unique in the history of cinema: a 100% real life thriller.

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Inside WHQR
7:02 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Jemila Ericson Says Goodbye to WHQR

10th Birthday of WHQR

During her 20 years with us Jemila Ericson has come to be thought of by many as the heart and soul of WHQR. Her soothing voice, her humor, her uncanny ability to pronounce challenging names in a dozen different languages every day, and her tender aura all make Jemila the irreplaceable Classical Host and woman that she is.

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Inside WHQR
11:49 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Recap: Homemade Holiday Shorts was a Hoot!

Catesby Jones and John Golden
Lan Nichols

Thank you to everyone who attended our most successful Homemade Holiday Shorts yet!

There was plenty of great conversation, food, drink, and most importantly the most entertaining  holiday stories to date. A special thanks once again to our Master of Ceremonies Rob Zapple, to our charismatic readers Tony Rivenbark, Rhonda Bellamy and Katherine Rudeseal, to Milner's Cafe for the catering, and to our wonderful holiday musicians John Golden and Catesby Jones. We hope you had as lovely a time as we did! Check out some of the photos from this glorious night in the slideshow above.

Inside WHQR
1:21 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Shop Local and Support WHQR with Locally Made Christmas Ornaments

Trying to find something unique to give your loved ones this holiday season? Have we got the perfect gift for you - Local glass artist Jim Downey has created custom WHQR Christmas Ornaments!

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Inside WHQR
7:00 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

WHQR Wants to Say Thank You!!!!

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 2014 One Day, End of the Year such a success!!!

We would especially like to thank:

WHQR Board of Directors

Our WONDERFUL volunteers like Merritt and Mindy Blalock and all the great people who helped answer the phones. 

The restaurants who provided delicious food for our volunteers and staff

  • Canape
  • Stuffedwich

WHQR'S committed staff

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Midday Interviews 12/10/14
3:45 pm
Thu December 11, 2014

Midday Interview: Debbie Skillman and Ryleigh Ingram on "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever"

Ryleigh and Debbie

Brunswick Little Theater presents Barbara Robinson's "The Best Christmas Pageant Ever" at their new home, 8068 River Road in Southport. Director Debbie Skillman and actress Ryleigh Ingram told us about the play, which runs for only one weekend: this Friday at 7:30 pm, this Saturday at 3pm and 7:30 pm, and this Sunday at 3 pm. For more info visit BrunswickLittleTheatre.com

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Midday Interviews 12/9/14
1:36 pm
Tue December 9, 2014

Midday Interview: Tim Koch on "Christmas & Carols and All That Jazz"

Tim Koch directs a group of 70 talented and dedicated singers called the Carolina Master Chorale, based in Myrtle Beach. Their holiday concert, "Christmas & Carols and All That Jazz," will be presented twice this weekend: Saturday at 4 pm at Waccamaw High School Auditorium and Sunday at 4 pm at Trinity Church (between 30 and 31st Avenue North on Business Route 17). Tickets are $15, available at CarolinaMasterChorale.com or 843.444.5774.

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Inside WHQR
2:08 pm
Mon December 8, 2014

Your Guide to WHQR's Holiday Programming

No matter what holiday you celebrate WHQR has the perfect holiday music for you!

Check out our list of upcoming holiday-themed shows:

Chanukah/Hanukkah

Hanukkah Lights 2014 (NPR) 7 p.m. Monday 12/15 on 91.3 FM

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Midday Interviews 12/5/14
2:51 pm
Fri December 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Erin Payne and Nina Bays Cournoyer on the 12 Tastes of Christmas

Cape Fear Literacy Council hosts the second annual 12 Tastes of Christmas, a holiday tasting of fine foods and specialty drinks. The event is Friday, December 12 from 7-10 PM at the Brooklyn Arts Center on North Fourth Street. Tunes will be provided by Chill Bill and humor by Dead Crow Comedy. Tickets are $30 in advance only, available on the website at CFLiteracy.org. My guests were Erin Payne, Outreach Coordinator and Nina Bays Cournoyer, co-organizer (with Katherine Clark) of the event. 

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Midday Interviews 12/4/14
1:53 pm
Thu December 4, 2014

Midday Interview: Gareth Evans on A Christmas Stroll Through the Past

Gareth Evans is the Executive Director of the Bellamy Mansion Museum. The Bellamy is partenering with the Burgwin-Wright House and St. James Episcopal Church to host A Christmas Stroll Through the Past. Luminaries will light the way between the three historic sites. There will be holiday decorations, many local choirs singing Christmas music, costumed guides, a petting zoo, refreshments and more. The event is Saturday, December 13 from 4-7 PM. You can drop in any time. If you go to the Bellamy at 4 PM there will be cookie and tree decorating activities for the children.

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