The Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage Corridor stretches from its northernmost point near Wilmington, North Carolina all the way south to Jacksonville, Florida. Created by an Act of Congress in 2006, the ten-year-old Corridor is a work in progress. Gullah Geechee culture originates from West Africans brought to the United States as slaves and many of their traditions, including the language, continue through later generations. On this edition of CoastLine , we learn more about the corridor...


Dogs and people — it's a profoundly deep connection that has evolved over millennia, and it's one that scientists are still studying. According to a report in National Geographic , researchers have found that dogs can read facial expressions, communicate jealousy, display empathy, and watch TV. Experts estimate these traits have evolved over the course of 11,000 to 16,000 years. Kyria Henry and her father, Terry Henry, recognized the power of dogs to not only assist people with illnesses or...

On Thursday, December 15, it’s all about festive food! Chefs Jameson Chavez of Manna and Dean Neff of PinPoint are here with ideas for your holiday menu. Tune in Thursday, December 15 at noon on 91.3FM

On Wednesday, December 14, we explore the sea level rising. As oceans rise, how should coastal communities plan? We’ll explore the implications for current infrastructure and future growth. Tune in Wednesday, December 14 at noon on 91.3FM

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On Wednesday ’s CoastLine, we’ll explore Gullah Geechee culture and language – and the Cultural Heritage Corridor, which stretches from Wilmington to Jacksonville, Florida.

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A little more than a century ago, Jewish people around the world faced decisions that have proved critical in shaping the past century. On this edition of CoastLine, we look at those decisions through the eyes of two historians who are launching a lecture series in January at the Temple of Israel’s Reibman Center in Wilmington. Guests: Carole Fink , Humanities Distinguished Professor of History Emerita, The Ohio State University;
Professor of History Emerita, University of North...

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A federal court ruled earlier this year that two of North Carolina’s congressional districts, drawn in 2011, were unconstitutional because they were racially gerrymandered. That case is to be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court next week. Earlier this week in a separate ruling, a federal court ordered North Carolina to hold special legislative elections next year – for the state House and Senate – after 28 state districts are redrawn to comply with a gerrymandering ruling. All of those maps...

On the next CoastLine , a federal court has ruled that North Carolina’s congressional districts were gerrymandered with racial bias. As that case heads to the Supreme Court for appeal, we’ll explore independent methods of carving out districts.

While Coastline and State of Things take a break on Thursday, November 24 , we'll offer the following special programs on 91.3FM to make your Thanksgiving Day even more festive! Thanksgiving Day at 12:00pm:
Adaptation, Survival, Gratitude: a Lumbee Thanksgiving
For Thanksgiving, a Native American story from the Southern Foodways Alliance… but not the one you’re imagining. No Pilgrims here. For the Lumbee Indians in North Carolina, the holiday meal involves cornbread, collards and...

On the next CoastLine , Thanksgiving is just around the corner – and you know what that means. Black Friday. But what about Small Business Saturday? We’ll talk about its local economic impacts, and the unique gifts you can’t find at superstores. If you’re a local business, be sure to email us or call in during the show to let us know what your shop offers that sets you apart! Guest: Ed Wolverton , President and Chief Executive Officer of Wilmington Downtown Incorporated (WDI)