Midday Interview with Jemila Ericson

Tues-Fri 12:06-12:15

During our Classical block on Tuesdays through Fridays at 12:06, Jemila Ericson and other staff members host a celebration of the arts and culture of the Lower Cape Fear. They interview artists, actors, dancers, writers and creators of community events--all the inspiring movers and shakers who enrich our lives.

 

Upcoming guests: 

Friday, July 25  Gina Gambony discusses Opera Wilmington.

Tuesday, July 29  Director Ray Kennedy and singer/actor Nygel Robinson tell us all about Opera House Theatre Company's production of Kiss Me, Kate!

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Midday Interview - May 29, 2013
3:30 pm
Wed May 29, 2013

Midday Interview: "The Food-Faith-Climate Change Connection"

Susannah Tuttle, director of North Carolina Interfaith Power and Light, will present a program tonight in the Parish Hall of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. It’s called Sacred Foodscapes & Faith: The Food-Faith-Climate Change Connection. Ed Ablard of the church vestry outreach gave us details about the event, which includes networking at 5:00, a light supper at 5:30, and the program at 6:00.  Free, but donations accepted.  St. Paul’s is at 16 North 16th Street in Wilmington. 

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Midday Interview - May 28, 2013
1:47 pm
Tue May 28, 2013

Midday Interview: "Venus in Fur"

Imaginary Theatre Company presents Venus in Fur by David Ives.  Director Lee Lowrimore and actress Anna Stromberg tell us about this daring, erotic, mysterious comic drama.  It stars Anna Stromberg and Mike O’Neill.

The show opens this week at Cape Fear Playhouse, 613 Castle Street.  It runs Thursday-Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3 through June 23.  Tickets at BigDawgProductions.org

Midday Interview - May 23, 2013
2:31 pm
Thu May 23, 2013

Midday Interview: "Brooklyn: The Musical"

City Stage presents Brooklyn: The Musical.  My guests were director Anthony David Lawson, and actor/singers Olivia James and LaRaisha Burnette.  The show opens tonight at 8, and runs at 8 every night through Sunday.  It then runs for two more weekends, Friday through Sunday May 31-June 2 and June 7-9), all shows at 8.  City Stage is at 21 North Front Street.  Tickets are available online.

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Midday Interview - May 17, 2013
2:33 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Midday Interview: "A Town of Empty Rooms" with Karen E. Bender

Karen E. Bender

Barbara Bush, WHQR’s finance manager and resident book-lover, talks with author Karen Bender about her new novel A Town of Empty Rooms.  Karen will be our guest for Prologue Monday at 7 pm in the MC Erny Gallery.

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Midday Interview - May 9, 2013
3:06 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Midday Interview: Apothecary Garden

Susan Nettleman of Cape Fear Garden Club and Ken Wells who teaches Landscape Gardening at Cape Fear Community College talk about a recent grant from the club to the college.  The money is being used to create an Apothecary Garden for the downtown campus, benefitting the gardening and pharmacy tech students.

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Midday Interview - May 8, 2013
3:25 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Midday Interview: "Longleaf: As Far As the Eye Can See"

Camilla Herlevich of Coastal Land Trust and David Paynter of Cape Fear Audubon tell us about a free gathering Friday night at 7:00 at the Northeast Library, hosting author Rhett Johnson.  Along with other authors and a nature photographer, he has created a coffee-table book about the South’s unique and diverse ecosystem based on the long leaf pine.  The book is Longleaf, Far As the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North Ameri

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Midday Interview - May 7, 2013
2:14 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Midday Interview: "Pappadaddy’s Book for New Fathers"

Clyde Edgerton reads from and signs copies of his latest book tonight at 7:30 at Old Books on Front Street.  It’s a laugh-out-loud non-fiction work based on his own experiences, called Pappadaddy’s Book for New Fathers.

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Midday Interview - May 3, 2013
3:26 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Midday Interview: The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Today we talked with Justin Smith, Amy Tipton, and Patrick Basquill from City Stage. They told us all about The Great American Trailer Park Musical, set in Armadillo Acres in Stark, Florida.  Tickets available at 910-264-2602 or CityStageNC.com    There are only six shows left, this weekend and next, Friday through Sunday at 8 pm.

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Midday Interview - April 30, 2013
2:23 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Midday Interview: Cape Fear Clinc

Today I interviewed John Devaney, Executive Director of the Cape Fear Clinic -- which offers medical, dental, pharmaceutical and mental health services to the working poor who have no health insurance.  The clinic’s upcoming fundraiser will feature breakfast at the City Club at DeRossett, with members of the TheatreNow troupe performing vignettes throughout the historic home, depicting medical care of the past and present!  May 14, 7:30 to 9:30 am.  Reservations: 910-409-5627 or

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Midday Interview - April 26, 2013
2:51 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Midday Interview: World Record Holders Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahnad

Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahnad tell us about breaking the world record for consecutive days at sea without seeing land.  Their boat Anne is currently on the Cape Fear River by the Isabel Holmes Bridge!  And Reid’s paintings are on display at The George downtown.  To see photos from the amazing journey, go to www.1000days.net

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