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Communique: "Fiction to Fashion" Design Contest & Fashion Show | EXPO 216

The dress may smell like roasting marshmallows...I spoke with 2 teenagers and a man named Scooter for 30 minutes, and I'm still not sure if there are marshmallows in this dress--this dress made of books, and some other stuff, for a very special design contest. It's the 3rd Annual Fashion Design Contest for teens called Fiction to Fashion . Scooter Hayes, the Youth Services Librarian in New Hanover County, is the leader of this interesting project. He joined us along with 2 contestants: teenagers Ashley Barnette and Theo Townend. Listen above.

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I’m going to start with a matter of personal privilege. You may have read in the papers or seen on our website or Facebook page that last week I notified the Board of Directors of Friends of Public Radio of my intention to retire later this summer. Since the word got out, I have been overwhelmed with comments from well-wishers, both from friends and listeners. (And I hope there’s overlap between these two groups).

Have you seen headlines in your Facebook feed or at the bottom of an article that reads, “Hillary Clinton meets Osama Bin Laden” – with a picture of the two shaking hands?  Or “President Obama’s daughter, Malia, is pregnant”?  Or “The process to impeach Donald Trump has begun”?  Just to be clear, all of those stories are false.  Hillary Clinton’s picture was photoshopped; Malia’s teen pregnancy and Donald Trump’s impeachment are both patently false.  It’s fake news. 

Join other Public Radio lovers, WHQR staff, board and friends at a great downtown brewery. Celebrate your community focused non-profit radio station all while drinking local beer, enjoying a new food truck and listening to live music! From 6-9p on March 2, Flytrap will donate $1 of each beer sold to WHQR. Plus, musical duo, 2 Docs and A Box, will donate their tips to the cause and you can check out the great food from Groovy Fish Gill & Grill, serving burgers and fish tacos.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 6 - 9 pm

Flytrap Brewing

On Thursday’s CoastLine: Doctors are changing their practices to take a bite out of the opioid epidemic – while researchers are looking into alternate methods of pain relief. What’s working, and what more needs to be done?

GUEST INFO:  • Dr. Joseph Pino, Vice President of Graduate Medical Education at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center (NHRMC), and NHRMC physician• Barbara Buechler, NHRMC Women’s and Children’s Hospital administrator 

On Wednesday’s CoastLine: How do you balance development with the preservation of old growth trees? We’ll explore the issue with homebuilders and local advocates for stricter tree ordinances.

GUEST INFO:  

·Bill Jayne, member of the Alliance for Cape Fear Trees, former member and chair of the Wilmington Tree Commission

·Scott Len, chair of the Southport Forestry Committee, member of the North Carolina Urban Forest Council

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Photographer Arrow Ross recently returned from India with photos of the work being done by Homes of Hope India, an organization helping "the poorest of the poor," founded by Wilmington Philanthropist Paul Wilkes. This is the second time Arrow has photographed Homes of Hope projects in the works. One-hundred twenty photos documenting his recent trip are on display at CFCC's Wilma Daniels Gallery, with an artist opening reception on Friday, 2/24, 6:00pm-9:00pm. The photographs will hang through March 24th, with a closing reception then. Arrow Ross and Paul Wilkes will be at the receptions. 

WHQR Announces Station Manager Cleve Callison Retirement

The Friends of Public Radio, Inc. Board of Directors has accepted Station Manager Cleve Callison’s resignation, effective August 15, 2017.

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The Coastal Carolina Cabaret has a Mardi Gras theme this year. Pianist/accordionist Al DiMarco is introducing his new band at the party: Al DiMarco's Big Fat Accordion Band, with Al on accordion, Benny Hill on saxophone, Paul Lewis on baritone sax, and David Toma playing drums.

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UNCW Chemistry Professor Jimmy Reeves has been teaching for 40 years. He says science is neither as well-understood nor as respected as it ought to be in modern-day America. Dr. Reeves wants to promote a deeper understanding of the scientific method and the current state of scientific research that even lay people will appreciate. That's why Dr.

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"I feel your pain." The phrase might still be linked to Bill Clinton's 1992 presidential campaign, but it's also an apt descriptor for a new project by The Crossing, the adventuresome Philadelphia-based choir, based on some very old music.

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The Department of Homeland Security issued new guidelines this week that call for hiring 15,000 additional Border Patrol agents and immigration officers. It also wants to greatly expand the number of unauthorized immigrants who are prioritized for deportation.

Michael Ryan, 45, is a juvenile judge in Cleveland, Ohio. And like many of the kids who end up in his courtroom, he didn't have an easy childhood.

He adored his mother, he tells his son — also named Michael, 19, at StoryCorps in Cleveland, but she was addicted to heroin.

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Commentator Shane Fernando is Director of the Humanities and Fine Arts Center art CFCC . He lives with his husband in Downtown Wilmington. WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

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