Latest from WHQR
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  • Wilmington Housing Authority Opened Waiting List for Housing Voucher Program

    A Wilmington program is helping low-income families find affordable, safe housing while also boosting the local economy by supporting small business.

    The Wilmington Housing Authority is accepting applications for the Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program waiting list for the first time in three years. Under the program, the housing authority pays a subsidy to the landlord while the renter pays the difference. When a voucher becomes available, the housing authority gives it to those on the waiting list.

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  • Midday Interviews - 7/29/14
  • Midday Interview: Ray Kennedy and Nygel Robinson on "Kiss Me, Kate!"


    Opera House Theatre Company presents the Cole Porter musical Kiss Me, Kate! starring Nygel Robinson and Kendra Goehring-Garrett. The play features a sparring ex-husband and wife who are attempting to stage a musical version of The Taming of the Shrew, in which they will play Petrucchio and Kate. WHQR goddess Jemila Ericson speaks with director/choreographer Ray Kennedy and actor/singer/dancer Nygel Robinson. 

    Tickets: 910-632-2285 or 

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  • Local
  • Public Archaeology Corps Excavates and Preserves Historic Cistern in Downtown Wilmington

    Developers inadvertently destroy archaeological sites on private land every year. Public Archaeology Corps’ mission is to reverse this trend, and they’re starting in Wilmington.

    A motley crew of volunteers is unearthing a historic cistern in downtown Wilmington. A wife, grandfather, daughter, brother-in-law, and friends sift through dirt and identify found artifacts. Jonathan Schleier, archaeologist and founder of Public Archaeology Corps, says the new nonprofit aims to engage both trained archaeologists and interested civilians in discovering and preserving history:

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  • November 10, 7pm @ WHQR
  • Prologue: "Southern Holidays: A Savor the South Cookbook" by Debbie Moose

    Join Ben Steelman of Star News and local author Debbie Moose to talk about her upcoming holiday cookbook, as well as the many food blogs and columns she maintains.

    “Smart, informative and funny...Full of old favorites as well as new and unusual choices, this little volume will be of much use to home cooks even as it documents our regional culture.” - Bill Smith, cookbook author and James Beard Award-winning chef at Crook's Corner, Chapel Hill, N.C on Buttermilk by Debbie Moose.  

    Monday, November 10 at 7 pm

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  • Local
  • GE Nuclear to Consolidate GLE Operations to Wilmington

    Listen to the audio version here.

    The global demand for enriched uranium has dropped.  As a consequence, Global Laser Enrichment, part of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, is consolidating operations to Wilmington.

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  • "the People and the Stories behind the headlines"
  • Diane Rehm Awarded 2013 National Humanities Medal

    Congratulations to Diane Rehm on being one of the winners of the 2013 National Humanities Medals, awarded for outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation.

    The official citation honoring the medalists says:

    Diane Rehm, radio host, for illuminating the people and stories behind the headlines. In probing interviews with pundits, poets, and Presidents, Ms. Rehm’s incisive, confident, and curious voice has deepened our understanding of our communities and our culture.

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WHQR Events
  • This Friday, April 27, 6PM-9PM
  • Final "Pelicans" Reception In The MC Erny Gallery

    Witness an art exhibition honoring the majestic pelican of our coastal region. After years of abuse, discover a renewed respect for this beautiful creature and the natural world it inhabits. A lovely group show featuring the work of twenty-one fantastic local artists! This Friday night, 6PM-9PM.