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Our 2nd Summer Stealth Drive is on! Check out all the great prizes you can win below. The earlier you donate and enter the more great gifts you will be eligible for. YOU COULD WIN: $500 Gift Certificate to Learning Express Toys$500 to Spectrum Fine Jewelry$500 Gift Certificate to Wilmington Optometry Eyewear$500 Gift Certificate to Whole Foods MarketWe're giving these three prizes away between Monday, June 27th at 12:01 am. and Monday, July 4th at 7 pm. YOU COULD ALSO WIN: $500 Gift...
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The Orlando shooting has reignited talk of gun control measures… Republican U.S. Senators are grappling with whether and how to get behind the presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump.  And a three-judge panel is considering the legality of voting law changes in North Carolina… Could that case wind up in the Supreme Court? 

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties on HQR 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7; however, we are working hard to fix these issues. Some programming may be affected this weekend as a result. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to notifying you when these issues are resolved.

Language is widely considered to be as much a function of gender as any other gender expression – whether clothing, gender-normative interests such as interior decorating, or personality traits.  But is language so different between the sexes? 

The Shakespearean canon seems to address the entire spectrum of human foible and fallibility. Modern audiences continue to find meaning in the work to address humankind's existential struggle. Christopher Marino, a Shakespeare scholar, director, and actor, recently went to the Bard for assistance in a critique of North Carolina's HB2 law (the "Bathroom Bill").

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From vocal fry to uptalk, women’s voices have come under greater scrutiny in the media, with some calling these trends an epidemic.  But sociolinguists view these innovations much differently. 

You may have heard people complain about women’s use of uptalk—a rising intonation at the end of a phrase that sort of sounds like asking a question.  While some say uptalk has the effect of making women sound uncertain, Caroline Myrick, a sociolinguistics instructor at North Carolina State University, says all genders use it to indicate something else entirely:

Artist Kristen Crouch graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design  2 years ago; after graduation, she set up a studio in Wilmington's Acme Studios. Kristen has organized a group exhibit this month-it's called OMNI: An Interactive Art Experience, opening this Fourth Friday.  This multifaceted, experiential exhibit includes performance art and audience participation in addition to 2-D hanging art. 

It's hard to believe that Garrison Kellior's final show as host of A Prairie Home Companion is less than two weeks away — and it's true what they say about time flying!

Join us in the MC Erny Gallery at 5 pm on Saturday, July 2nd as Garrison Keillor takes to the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for his final show as Host of A Prairie Home Companion. We invite you to bring your favorite hot dish, libation, and fond Garrison Keillor memories to our listening party in the MC Erny Gallery. We’ll provide soft drinks, snacks, and FUN!

Filmmaking has been a big part of the Cape Fear region for years. The Cape Fear Museum in downtown Wilmington is giving a nod to the film industry with a special exhibit called Starring Cape Fear!, featuring over 100 items from a selection of movies and tv shows, spanning from the 1984 film Firestarter to the current tv series Sleepy Hollow.


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One of the country's leading poultry companies — Perdue Farms — announced plans Monday to make both life and death a little easier for its chickens.

The changes are a break with current standard practices in the industry, and animal welfare groups are cheering.

Jim Perdue, chairman of Perdue Farms, says there's a simple motivation behind the new initiative. Consumers, especially millennials, "want to make sure that animals are raised in as caring a way as possible. With the least stress, the least discomfort."

How FluMist Slipped From Preferred To Passe

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What led to the abrupt fall of FluMist — the nasal spray version of influenza vaccine — which until recently was considered the first choice for younger children?

On Wednesday, an advisory panel to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that the spray version was so ineffective, it shouldn't be used by anyone during the 2016-2017 flu season.

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