John Mortara http://whqr.org en From the StoryCorps Archives: "And something changed in me that day." http://whqr.org/post/storycorps-archives-and-something-changed-me-day <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 16:21:43 +0000 John Mortara 38874 at http://whqr.org From the StoryCorps Archives: "And something changed in me that day." Cinematique Presents: "What Maisie Knew" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-what-maisie-knew <p>A contemporary and gripping reimagining of Henry James' novel starring Julianne Moore and Alexander Skarsgård, <em>What Maisie Knew</em> tells the story of a captivating little girl's struggle for grace in the midst of her parents' bitter custody battle. Told through the eyes of the title's heroine, Maisie navigates this ever-widening turmoil with a six-year-old's innocence, charm and generosity of spirit. Thu, 27 Jun 2013 15:50:29 +0000 John Mortara 38873 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "What Maisie Knew" From the StoryCorps Archives: Carolyn James and Sara Strassle on literacy http://whqr.org/post/storycorps-archives-carolyn-james-and-sara-strassle-literacy <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just over two years ago, the </span>StoryCorps<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> mobile </span>soundbooth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.</span></p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 15:19:05 +0000 John Mortara 38816 at http://whqr.org From the StoryCorps Archives: Carolyn James and Sara Strassle on literacy From the StoryCorps archives: The Weller sisters interview their mother http://whqr.org/post/storycorps-archives-weller-sisters-interview-their-mother <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 15:04:06 +0000 John Mortara 38747 at http://whqr.org From the StoryCorps archives: The Weller sisters interview their mother From the StoryCorps archives: The Saffo family comes to America http://whqr.org/post/storycorps-archives-saffo-family-comes-america <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Just over two years ago, the </span><a href="http://storycorps.org/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">StoryCorps</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> mobile </span>soundbooth<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.</span></p><p> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 16:52:26 +0000 John Mortara 38692 at http://whqr.org From the StoryCorps archives: The Saffo family comes to America Cinematique Presents: "The Sapphires" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-sapphires <p><em>The Sapphires</em> is an inspirational tale set at the height of the Vietnam War about a quartet of young, talented singers from a remote Aboriginal mission, discovered and guided by a kind-hearted, soul-loving manager. Plucked from obscurity, the four spirited women with powerhouse voices - called The Sapphires - are given the opportunity to entertain American troops in Vietnam. Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:47:22 +0000 John Mortara 38524 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "The Sapphires" Public transportation destination: What the future holds http://whqr.org/post/public-transportation-destination-what-future-holds <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Each weekday, there are more than 520,000 trips** on the region’s road network.</strong> This includes traffic from </span>Pender<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Brunswick and New Hanover counties. By 2040 that number is projected to <em>double</em>. That’s according to the Wilmington Metropolitan Planning Organization, the agency responsible for regional transportation planning. As public transit agencies like Wave Transit struggle to stretch smaller budgets </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">and</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> improve service,</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;it might be up to the community to choose its own transportation destiny.</span></p><p> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 20:59:45 +0000 Sara Wood & John Mortara 38419 at http://whqr.org Public transportation destination: What the future holds Soup to Nuts Live! Featuring Nathan Storey http://whqr.org/post/soup-nuts-live-featuring-nathan-storey <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><span style="font-family: 'Helvetica Neue', Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; text-indent: 20px;">Nathan Storey is a folk/rock singer and songwriter from Raleigh, NC who has been a performer and songwriter for over a decade. Sat, 15 Jun 2013 19:41:03 +0000 John Mortara 38264 at http://whqr.org Soup to Nuts Live! Featuring Nathan Storey Cinematique Presents: "Starbuck" http://whqr.org/post/cinematique-presents-starbuck <div>In this film festival mega-hit Patrick Huard stars as David Wosniak, a 42-year old lovable but perpetual screw up who finally decides to take control of his life. A habitual sperm donor in his youth, he discovers that he's the biological father of 533 children, 142 of whom are trying to force the fertility clinic to reveal the true identity of the prolific donor code-named "Starbuck."&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">(Rated R. 1 hr. 49 </span>mins<span style="line-height: 1.5;">) </span></div><p></p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 16:17:31 +0000 John Mortara 38109 at http://whqr.org Cinematique Presents: "Starbuck" The cost of Wave Transit: What fuels your ride? http://whqr.org/post/cost-wave-transit-what-fuels-your-ride <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you build it, they will come. But before that happens, someone has to pay to put it together. The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County combined transportation forces to form Wave Transit almost a decade ago. The authority was set up on its own, independent of both city and county government. It also started with no cash balance, meaning no money in the bank. In part 2 of a series on Wave Transit, we explore&nbsp;the financial woes of the agency.</span></p> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 19:59:46 +0000 Sara Wood & John Mortara 38061 at http://whqr.org The cost of Wave Transit: What fuels your ride?