Midday Interviews

Midday Interviews
2:25 pm
Sun May 24, 2015

"Box & Cox" Tradition Continues at Thalian Hall; Rivenbark Directs

Tony Rivenbark, the original Thalian Hall "Cox"

The presentation of Box and Cox has been a tradition at Thalian Hall for 35 years.  All this time, Executive Director Tony Rivenbark has directed and performed the role of Mr. Cox, with a variety of memorable actors playing Mr. Box and Mrs. Bouncer (including Tommy Hull, Don Ansell, Jason Hatfield and Suellen Yates).   Rivenbark is only directing this round, casting Shane Fernando as Cox, Paul Teal as Box, and Caitlin Becka as Mrs. Bouncer.   

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Midday Interviews
5:25 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Graduate Fellow Isabelle Shepherd at WHQR for Another Year

Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR Graduate Fellow (and Lavender, the one with the tongue)

If you listen to HQR-News on 91.3, you're probably familiar with the voice of Isabelle Shepherd.  She reports local news every week and recently started hosting Weekend Edition on Saturday mornings.  All of us at WHQR are delighted to have Isabelle with us for another year at the station.  Listen to Isabelle talk about her radio work, her interests (like poetry), and her future plans.

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Midday Interviews
4:44 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

ACME: 8 North Carolina Artists for 4th Friday

Artist: Mark Carter

Local artist Dick Roberts is hosting an exhibit that opens tonight (5/22) at ACME Studios.  Eight NC Artists: From the Mountains to the Sea features work by local artists as well as artists from other parts of the state.  We had the opportunity to speak with Dick Roberts (Wilmington), Eric Lawing (Carolina Beach), and Theresa Reuter (Brevard).    Pam Toll, Gayle Tustin, William Fridrich, Raed Al-Rawi, and Mark Carter round out the group to make 8. 

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Midday Interviews
5:22 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

"Pieced Together" Opening Reception in the Gallery

Elizabeth Singletary

WHQR is excited to present art by Robert Selemme and Elizabeth Singletary in the exhibit Pieced Together. The opening reception is May 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 as a part of Wilmington's 4th Friday Gallery Walk. 

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Midday Interviews
6:08 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

National Preservation Month with George Edwards

Black Rock Plantation-on the bus tour

The Executive Director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF) visited our studios to discuss the importance of National Preservation Month in our area and tell us about the events HWF has planned.  One of the highlights for local history aficionados is a bus trip that will take participants to an 18th century plantation that was only recently uncovered (listen to the interview to hear George talk about the Oakland Plantation).   There are several events sponsored by HWF to promote historic awareness and preser

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Midday Interviews
10:06 pm
Mon May 18, 2015

Slipping through the cracks: Cape Fear Clinic serves those still without health insurance

CFC "Behind the Scenes" Breakfast

Many people may be surprised to learn that the implementation of the Affordable Care Act still left many working people out in the cold when it comes to health insurance in some states, including North Carolina.  In order to be eligible to use the healthcare exchange here, an individual must earn more than $11,700 annually.   Because these low-wage earners are falling between the cracks, organizations like the Cape Fear Clinic (CFC) are still needed to serve the medical needs of thousands of people in our stat

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Midday Interviews
12:50 pm
Sun May 17, 2015

CATtitude: TACT Performs "CATS"

"CATS" Costume Design by Lauren Jaeneke

Today is the last day to see the production of CATS by Thalian Association Children's Theater.  The show is on the stage at the Hannah Block Community Arts Center on the corner of 2nd & Orange Streets downtown at 3:00 pm. 

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Midday Interviews
5:57 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Lynn Seldon's Novel: Virginia's Ring

Local author Lynn Seldon came in to talk to us about his first published work of fiction, Virginia's Ring.  The novel reflects his time spent at the Virginia Military Institute in the early 1980's.  The book is very appealing to graduates of similary military academies, but Seldon says the story has something for everyone.

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Midday Interviews
1:12 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Cape Fear Chordsmen are Going to the Dawgs

Jim Benson, Bob Lucas, Rusty Brewer, Larry Reinhart

We hope you were as delighted as everyone in the WHQR studio-and perhaps for blocks around-to hear the

 Cape Fear Chordsmen sing for the station last week.  A quartet, called Hazardous Moving Parts, came in to tell us about the upcoming Chordsmen show,  Dawg Gone: A Story of Puppy Love, live at the Scottish Rite Temple on Saturday, May 16. 

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Midday Interviews
7:01 pm
Thu May 7, 2015

"Cuckoo's Nest" Returns to Kesey's Original Perspective

J.R. Rodriguez, Deb Bowen, Hal Cosec

Author and counter-cultural figure Ken Kesey was inspired to write One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by his experiences working the night shift at a VA Hospital and taking part in scientific experiments exploring the effects of hallucinogenic drugs.   Take a moment to digest that-and consider how such a fringe experience could inspire a novel that was an immediate success when published in 1962.  It then went on to sweep the Academy Awards for the film adaptation released in 1975. 

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