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5:00 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Friday Feedback for May 29, 2015

NPR and ABC's Cokie Roberts will be the guest on the next CoastLine, Wednesday at 12:06 on HQR News 91.3
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Last week I read a number of critical comments taken from our recent Listener Survey. Several people were moved to respond. Listener Bill wrote:

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Local
3:10 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

CoastLine: Diversity at UNCW, CFCC, and in the Broader Community

(Left) Dr. Kent Guion, UNCW Chief Diversity Officer; (Right) Travis Corpening, Director of Nixon Male Minority Leaders, CFCC

By the year 2060, the United States will have no clear racial majority. 

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Wednesday, June 3rd at Noon
12:59 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Cokie Roberts, NPR News Analyst and Author, Comes to Wilmington

ABC

On the next CoastLine, Cokie Roberts is coming to Wilmington. The NPR news analyst’s new book, Capital Dames, chronicles the contributions of women in Washington during the Civil War. We’ll hear about the book – and her work as a political analyst.

We’re pre-recording this show, so send your questions and comments to us now by emailing coastline@whqr.org. Listen for CoastLine Wednesday at 12:06 on HQR News 91 3 FM. Follow us on Twitter at coastlinehqr.

Local
2:09 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

CoastLine: Spring Planting along the Southeastern Coast

Vitex agnus-castus, Lamiaceae, Vitex, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Monk's Pepper, flowers.
H. Bell

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on April 1, 2015. 

Will lilacs or peonies grow in the Cape Fear region?  Is Pampas Grass a good landscaping idea?  

Spring is here as we observe greenish-yellow pollen on cars, roadways, and around the edges of local retention ponds. 

April 1st is also the first official day of Ozone Season.  That's when state and local governments begin daily air quality forecasts in metropolitan areas across North Carolina.

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Local
4:26 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

CoastLine: Foster Care in New Hanover County

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on May 20, 2015.

New Hanover County is seeing a rise in the number of children in need of foster homes. 

While the reasons for the increase aren’t clear, public officials are taking another look at services for kids who have been removed from their family homes because of abuse or neglect.   There is also legislation on the table that would divert more funding to prevent kids coming out of foster care from heading straight into homelessness. 

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Local
4:29 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

CoastLine: New Science Reinforces Alzheimer's Risk Can be Mitigated through Lifestyle Changes

National Institute on Aging

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on May 13, 2015. 

The onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can be one of the more terrifying aspects of growing older.  

While the risk of cognitive impairment increases with age, it is not considered a normal part of the aging process. 

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Local
3:36 pm
Wed May 6, 2015

The Williston Alumni Choir Celebrates Their Centennial

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on May 6, 2015. 

Check out some of the photos from a gorgeous performance by the Williston Alumni Choir. They sang their hearts out and we couldn't be more thankful for their time and talent!

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Local
4:19 pm
Wed April 29, 2015

CoastLine: Economic Development Strategy in the Cape Fear

Wilmington Riverfront
Wilmington Downtown Inc.

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on April 29, 2015. 

There’s good economic news today: unemployment is down slightly, and Wilmington has earned another accolade:  a San Francisco-based financial planning website named it the second-best city in the nation to start a business.

The development of the Cape Fear region – which includes Pender and Brunswick Counties – is all about coordinated strategy.

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Local
2:40 pm
Fri April 24, 2015

CoastLine: Science Panel Weighs in on Potential Impacts of Seismic Testing off NC Coast

North Atlantic Right Whale Mother and Calf
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on April 22, 2015. 

It was just one week ago that Governor Pat McCrory testified in front of the House subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources about oil and gas exploration off the North Carolina coast. 

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Local
11:25 am
Thu April 16, 2015

CoastLine: Food Deserts, Food Production, and the New View of the American Lawn

produce at a farmers market
Natalie Maynor

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on April 15, 2015. 

A new culture of foodies and environmentalists has popularized the notion of organic, locally-sourced food. 

And as the foodie community grows in the region, so does the divergence between the people who can afford to make healthier, more sustainable choices, and the people who suffer from food insecurity – which can mean not knowing where the next meal is coming from – or having to choose between paying an electric bill and buying food. 

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