Jason Hess http://whqr.org en Soup to Nuts Live! Photo and Video Recap: Jim Nelson http://whqr.org/post/soup-nuts-live-photo-and-video-recap-jim-nelson <p>Singer-wongwriter Jim Nelson played an engaging set of original tunes for the Soup To Nuts Live Audience on May 22nd in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. Jim and his trio captivated the audience with an entertaining hour of music! We're pleased to share this video and photo recap of the show. Stay tuned for an air date for the entire performance, and watch our YouTube channel for another video of Jim and his trio!<br /><br /><strong>Tune in to 91.3 FM!<br />Soup to Nuts Live with Jim Nelson:<br />July 11-12, Friday and Saturday 9PM</strong></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:02:33 +0000 Jason Hess 56846 at http://whqr.org Soup to Nuts Live! Photo and Video Recap: Jim Nelson Is Your Morning Edition Sounding Fuzzy? You May be Hearing 'Ducting.' http://whqr.org/post/your-morning-edition-sounding-fuzzy-you-may-be-hearing-ducting <p>We have been getting quite a few comments from listeners concerning&nbsp;signal issues during recent broadcasts of Morning Edition. What listeners are hearing is the natural phenomenon of "tropospheric ducting." While tropospheric propagation&nbsp;can do some really cool stuff to radio signals (like bounce them from very, very far away), it mostly just mixes distant signals broadcasting at the same frequency. That's no fun and can result in lot of static or just bad noise.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:51:04 +0000 Jason Hess 56796 at http://whqr.org Is Your Morning Edition Sounding Fuzzy? You May be Hearing 'Ducting.' Midday Interview: Author Kevin Maurer on "Hunting Che" http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-author-kevin-maurer-hunting-che <p>I had the opportunity to interview author Kevin Maurer about his book&nbsp;<em>Hunting Che.&nbsp;</em>Maurer spoke about his writing process, his intentions for the book, and the challenges of research. Maurer will be in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR&nbsp;on <a href="http://whqr.org/post/prologue-hunting-che-and-no-hero-kevin-maurer">Monday, May 12th for a Prologue&nbsp;</a>discussion with Ben Steelman&nbsp;of Star News. Learn more about Maurer and his work on <a href="http://kevinmaurer.net/">his author website.</a><br /> Fri, 09 May 2014 18:33:35 +0000 Jason Hess 54664 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Author Kevin Maurer on "Hunting Che" Midday Interview: Judge Stuart Namm (Ret.) On His Memoir http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-judge-stuart-namm-ret-his-memoir <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Guest interviewer Jason Hess spoke with Judge Stuart </span>Namm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> (Ret.) about his memoir </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">A Whistleblower's Lament: The Perverted Pursuit of Justice in the State of New York</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. </span>Namm<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke about his experience as a judge in Suffolk County, New York and the tribulations he encountered&nbsp;in his attempts to expose and reform certain aspects of the justice system during his 16 years as a judge.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 19:22:26 +0000 Jason Hess 53827 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Judge Stuart Namm (Ret.) On His Memoir Prologue Recap: "This Dark Road to Mercy" by Wiley Cash http://whqr.org/post/prologue-recap-dark-road-mercy-wiley-cash <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Novelist Wiley Cash joined us on March </span>17th<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;in the MC </span>Erny<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Gallery for a lively </span>Prologue<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> book discussion moderated by Ben </span>Steelman<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of Star News.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cash spoke at length about the work that has gone into his latest novel, </span><i style="line-height: 1.5;">This Dark Road to Mercy,&nbsp;</i><span style="line-height: 1.5;">as well as about a future novel he Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:30:26 +0000 Jason Hess 52137 at http://whqr.org Prologue Recap: "This Dark Road to Mercy" by Wiley Cash Soup to Nuts Live! Photo and Video Recap: Mac & Juice Quartet http://whqr.org/post/soup-nuts-live-photo-and-video-recap-mac-juice-quartet <div id="fb-root"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One audience member at the March </span>6th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Soup to Nuts Live performance by the Mac &amp; Juice quartet commented online: “What an amazing performance! Had no idea of this band's depth and talent. I've seen 20+ Soup shows, and this was easily the finest. </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, you hit this one out of the park!”&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">To that, we say, stay tuned. We've got more to come for Soup to Nuts Live!&nbsp;</span></div><div><p>http://youtu.be/nwBCtz4wwYg</p> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:24:12 +0000 Jason Hess 52073 at http://whqr.org Soup to Nuts Live! Photo and Video Recap: Mac & Juice Quartet Audio Recap: Cavani Quartet and Poet Mwatabu S. Okantah http://whqr.org/post/audio-recap-cavani-quartet-and-poet-mwatabu-s-okantah <p></p><p>We were honored to host the Cavani Quartet and the poet Mwatabu S. Okantah&nbsp;in the MC Erny Gallery on Friday, January 24th for a special live performance and broadcast of classical music and poetry. Gallery guests and listeners were delighted by the skilled blending of poem and song. Enjoy this clip from the performance, which brought tears to the eyes of many audience members.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:07:39 +0000 Jason Hess 50447 at http://whqr.org Audio Recap: Cavani Quartet and Poet Mwatabu S. Okantah Midday Interview: Historian and Author Carole K. Fink http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-historian-and-author-carole-k-fink <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">WHQR graduate fellow Jason Hess interviewed Carole K. Fink about her book <em>Cold War</em>. They spoke about the writing and research processes involved with nonfiction writing, and the importance Fink puts on sharing history as a teacher. Carole is our featured author for <a href="http://whqr.org/post/prologue-cold-war-carole-fink">Prologue</a> with Ben Steelman&nbsp;this coming <strong>Monday at 7 in the MC Erny Gallery</strong> at WHQR.<br /> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:54:51 +0000 Jason Hess 50176 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Historian and Author Carole K. Fink My Top Five Non-WHQR Radio Stations http://whqr.org/post/my-top-five-non-whqr-radio-stations <p style="margin-bottom: 0in">Working at WHQR (my top station, if there be doubts) as the webmaster, I think a lot about radio, and what makes good radio. There are some generally agreed upon production standards that can help programs sound good or bad. There are basic problems, like that one dj who always plays with the zipper of his jacket on-air so you can't think about the weather advisory he's reading. All you hear is zzzzzzip zzzzzip zzzzzip. Beyond basic sound issues like that, though, it starts to get wishy-washy, creative, and cool.</p> Thu, 06 Feb 2014 21:18:56 +0000 Jason Hess 50111 at http://whqr.org My Top Five Non-WHQR Radio Stations Prologue Recap: "The Things They Carried" Book Discussion http://whqr.org/post/prologue-recap-things-they-carried-book-discussion <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;"><strong>Recap: </strong>Enjoy this audio clip from the discussion with Rebecca Lee and Ben Steelman. The two writers offer unique, informed insights into the award winning book&nbsp;<em>The Things They Carried.</em>&nbsp;They Draw connections to other prominent works of literature and help put the work into literary and social perspective:</p> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:55:41 +0000 Jason Hess 48266 at http://whqr.org Prologue Recap: "The Things They Carried" Book Discussion