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Tune in at 11:00 pm sharp this Saturday night (Oct. 7) and catch blues tracks from Charlie Musselwhite, Benny Turner, Mindi Abair & The Boneshakers, George 'Harmonica' Smith, Albert Castiglia, and Jeff Fetterman. Immerse yourself in a full hour of blues by listening at 91.3fm or visit our website at www.whqr.org and click on the 'Listen Live' button. 

Have a comment or request? Email FSB host Lan Nichols at lnichols@whqr.org.

On this edition of the CoastLine Candidate Interviews, we meet one candidate for Leland’s Town Council and one for Board of Commissioners of Brunswick Regional Water and Sewer H2GO. 

But first, we take a closer look at municipal elections with a political scientist.   

Segment 1:  Aaron King, Assistant Professor in the Department of Public and International Affairs at the University of North Carolina Wilmington

The Town of Leland turned 28 years old in September.  The current population, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, is just under 19,000 people.  That’s growth of about 37% in just the last six years.  Leland is part of the Myrtle Beach Metropolitan Statistical Area despite its proximity to Wilmington.  That was a change a major change for Brunswick County which took effect two years ago.  

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House Bill 56 is now law. That means UNCW and the Cape Fear Public Utility Authority get $435,000 in state funding to address GenX contamination in the water. The bill got though after the North Carolina General Assembly overrode Gov. Roy Cooper's veto of the bill. But what about the $2.6 million the Governor had requested for two state agencies to work on the GenX issue? 

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In the 1980s, comedians Kathy Najimy and Mo Gaffney wrote and performed Parallel Lives. Wilmington actor Susan Auten is producing this comic piece under the banner of her new theatre company, Keepin’ On Productions. The show is onstage at the Cape Fear Playhouse Thursdays-Saturdays at 8:00pm + Sundays at 3:00 through October 15. 

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You are invited to a funeral for words...specifically: hypocrite, racist, sexist, normal, slut, evil, truth, miscegenation, click bait, deserve, and obviously. The Museum of Dead Words by Dyalekt is at the Wabi Sabi Warehouse on Friday & Saturday, 10/6 & 7.  

Wilmington New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash just published his third book: The Last Ballad. He's traveling around the region to talk about this tale based on historical incidents in Gastonia, North Carolina. Cash and his wife, Mallory, hold a reception at WHQR on Friday, 10/6 at 7:00pm. 

Listen to Wiley Cash talk about this book above and read our extended interview below.

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North Carolina state officials are ordering Chemours in Fayetteville to provide bottled water to seven more well owners after tests results came back for GenX. Those results, show the chemical compound above the state health goal in residential drinking wells.

New Hanover County Commissioners are moving ahead with a public - private redevelopment of a county-owned block in downtown Wilmington.  Project Grace might also include moving the Cape Fear Museum downtown and building a new library. Tearing down the existing library is not such a popular idea.

Concertmaster Beverly Andrews brings a string quartet from the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra's Youth Orchestra. This intimate and casual concert features music and discussion with the performers. Friday, October 6 at Noon in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery. Bring your lunch if you like; we'll have refreshments!

This event is free and reservation is not required. 

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