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Communique: UNCW's "New Music Festival" | 4 Composers + Over A Dozen Performers

The talents of over a dozen university musicians come together for UNCW's 4th New Music Festival March 21-22. This is a unique opportunity to hear music in the company of the composers: David Kechley , William Neil , Jeffrey Van , and Andrew York .

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Advise from WHQR's resident naturalist on dealing with this subterranean scourge.

Wilmington NC – Click the LISTEN button above to hear Andy's recommendations for dealing with THEM!

Colonial and expansionistic, these foreign invaders can wreak havoc.

Getting rid of them can be a frustrating experience and yeild unintended consequences. WQHR's naturalist Commentator Andy Wood says forget the "Shock and Awe" approach. A more selective responce can be far more effective.

Commentator Lauren Levian is finding herself having to adjust to the "relaxed fit" phase of life.

Wilmington NC – Commentator Lauren Levian isn't getting older. She's getting better. Better at finding her way from the Junior Miss to the Women's Department.

As she enters her "control top" days she pauses to reflect on self-image in a world where "what's hot and what's not" changes all too quickly.

In this Postcard from the Digital Age, Wally Bock looks at the online auction success story that is eBay.

Wilmington NC – Click the LISTEN button above to hear this Postcard from the Digital Age.

And remember; Listener support makes these webcasts possible. Click the SUPPORT button above to find out how to make a difference you can hear.


"eBay Nation"

Book reviewer Nicki Leone asks who really deserves a lifetime achievement award for literary excellence.

Wilmington NC – [Click the LISTEN button above to hear Nicki's column.]

While the rest of the reading public has been wondering who the heck this JM Coetzee guy is that just won the Nobel Prize for literature, I have been watching a different storm raging in a different teacup. This is the season that the National Book Foundation gives out its ?national book awards? for best books of the year.

Dr. Rosemary DePaolo takes the helm at UNCW.

Wilmington NC – The Fall 2003 semester has begun at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and among the new faces is Dr. Rosemary DePaolo. The new Chancellor took time out of a busy August day to speak with WHQR's Susan Dankel about the path that brought her here, and about her vision for UNCW in the days ahead.

Click the LISTEN button above to hear their conversation.

Thomas Wolfe notwithstanding, thanks to better building codes, you CAN go home again.

Wilmington NC – She made a mess of things but here in Southeastern North Carolina, Hurricane Isabel wasn't as devastating as others of her kind.

Architect and commentator Charles Boney says it wasn't all luck. Better building codes and materials made to withstand such enviornmental pressures played their part as well.

A Veteran of Burma Shave sign days, Nan Graham, a card carrying sign-reader, thinks the Bible Belt has a real flair for epigrammatic wit.

Wilmington NC – Along the many quaint roads in the South, Commentator Nan Graham has noticed that there are signs everywhere.

New Hanover County Cooperative Extension Service

Gardening Commentator Barbara Sullivan may be getting a little too wrapped up in the world of plants...

Wilmington NC – Barbara Sullivan's garden, will be one of many on the Art in the Garden Tour, sponsored by the New Hanover County Arboretum. Getting ready for it finds her hard at work, even in her dreams!

This Caldwell County native is one of the great legends of Piedmont Blues guitar.

Wilmington NC – North Carolina Blue Notes features biographies and music of fifteen A-List Jazz and Blues artists who called North Carolina home. The program is produced for WHQR by music journalist Roberta Penn, and hosted by jazz artist and educator Dr. Maurice Martinez.

Etta Baker is one of the legends of the Piedmont. Her finger-picking style is one of the defining strains of Blues guitar.


Fresh Air Weekend highlights some of the best interviews and reviews from past weeks, and new program elements specially paced for weekends. Our weekend show emphasizes interviews with writers, filmmakers, actors and musicians, and often includes excerpts from live in-studio concerts. This week:

Evaluating The Potential New CIA Director

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WHQR's Annual Fundraising Luncheon

WHQR's Annual Fundraising Luncheon Featuring 1A's Joshua Johnson

Friday, May 18th
12:00–1:30 pm
The Hilton Grand Ballroom

The WHQR Fall Drive 2018 - Phone Teams

*** ALL TEAMS FULL *** The WHQR Spring Drive 2018 - Phone Teams

Phone Teams for the Spring Pledge Drive 2018 During our 2018 Spring Pledge Drive, March 15 - ??? (we hope to make our goal by March 21), WHQR will be welcoming phone teams from all over our region. Send a group of four people to help answer HQR's pledge phones and we'll thank you repeatedly on the air .

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Prologue: "Things We Do When No One Is Watching"

Now at NOON! Join us Monday, March 12th, as we hear from author Philip Gerard with Ben Steelman of the StarNews.

In the MC Erny Gallery

The MC Erny Gallery Presents "Holding on to Tradition"

A View of Changing Cultures - Opening Reception Friday, February 23rd, Closing Reception Friday, March 23rd, Show Closes Friday, April 13th.


Call for Applications

WHQR Friends of Public Media's Board of Directors, 2018

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Myrtle Beach Stations

Can You Hear Us Myrtle Beach?

Tune in and enjoy WHQR News and Classical WHQR in the Myrtle Beach Area!

The Metropolitan Opera 2017-2018

The Metropolitan Opera's 2017-18 Schedule

Broadcasts of the 2017-18 Metropolitan Operas start Saturday, December 2nd on 92.7 FM!

GenX: WHQR Continuing Coverage

GenX Information

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