CoastLine http://whqr.org en CoastLine: Gang Violence - After all the Community Conversations, What Have We Learned? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-gang-violence-after-all-community-conversations-what-have-we-learned <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>Gang violence in our region:&nbsp; After all the community conversations, what have we learned?&nbsp; Are there new, best practices that we're implementing?&nbsp; What's already working that we might expand?&nbsp; How can we improve and refine our approach?&nbsp; </em> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:08:41 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57811 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Gang Violence - After all the Community Conversations, What Have We Learned? Friday Feedback for July 4, 2014 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-july-4-2014 <p></p><p>Listener Dory wrote:</p><blockquote><p>I prefer public radio formats in which there are two stations--one news/talk programming and one music programming. Since the second WHQR station is HD (and not available to all), it makes sense to mix news and music programming on the flagship station. However, I'd love it if the music was more diverse--indie music, singer-songwriters, Alt-Latino, "college music." As it stands, the music programming seems almost entirely focused on older demographics.</p></blockquote><p>Anonymous wrote:</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 57526 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for July 4, 2014 CoastLine: Coal Ash Management -- Why and How Should NC Regulate It? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-coal-ash-management-why-and-how-should-nc-regulate-it <p><em><strong>This week's topic</strong></em>:&nbsp; Coal ash in North Carolina -- What is it?&nbsp; Why and how should we regulate it?&nbsp; And how soon will we will see coal ash cleaned up?&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Coal ash grabbed the national spotlight back in February – when a wastewater pipe burst at Duke Energy’s Eden Plant&nbsp; -- spilling an estimated 39,000 tons into the Dan River.&nbsp;&nbsp; What many news media outlets are commonly calling toxic sludge coated about 70 miles of that waterway – which winds along the North Carolina – Virginia border.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:01:38 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57476 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Coal Ash Management -- Why and How Should NC Regulate It? CoastLine: Will NC's Next Film Incentive Package Keep the Cameras Rolling? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-will-ncs-next-film-incentive-package-keep-cameras-rolling <p></p><p></p><p></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;"><em><strong>This week's topic:&nbsp; Film Incentives in North Carolina</strong></em></p><p style="margin-left:.5in;">Providing tax breaks to the film industry…. statewide, it’s a controversial topic.&nbsp; In Southeastern North Carolina, there’s no question incentives have injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy through the boom in film production here.&nbsp; But plenty of state leaders from less film-centric areas aren’t convinced the financial benefits of the industry extend statewide.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 20:58:37 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57049 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Will NC's Next Film Incentive Package Keep the Cameras Rolling? Friday Feedback for June 20, 2014 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-june-20-2014 <p></p><p></p> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 56807 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for June 20, 2014 Friday Feedback for March 15, 2013 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-march-15-2013 <p>Long-time friend of the station Bo Biggs of Lumberton was concerned enough about a recent Diane Rehm show that he wrote a detailed criticism. Here are some excerpts:</p><blockquote><p>As a long time listener of WHQR, I can appreciate the balancing act of views as over the years, the station has ventured into more talk vs. music, using the many excellent NPR programs. In that reflection, I have always maintained that a balance of views, be they the left or right, Democrat or Republican, or more close to home, Titan Cement’s pros or cons, be discussed.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 09:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 33247 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for March 15, 2013 CoastLine: Reporters' Roundtable March 14 http://whqr.org/post/coastline-reporters-roundtable-march-14 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">On this special edition of </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong><a href="/programs/whqrs-coastline" style="line-height: 1.5;">CoastLine</a></strong></em><strong><a href="/programs/whqrs-coastline" style="line-height: 1.5;">​</a>,</strong> we featured <span style="line-height: 1.5;">a Reporters' Roundtable. Host Rachel Lewis </span>Hilburn<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> spoke with two veteran journalists, reporter Kevin Maurer of the </span>StarNews<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Scott </span>Pickey<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, news director of </span>WWAY<span style="line-height: 1.5;">/</span>TV3<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The topic: What are the top stories on the minds of WHQR listeners? Find out what they explored on today's edition of CoastLine.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">CoastLine</strong></em><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;is part of WHQR News' ongoing effort to promote civil discourse, foster appreciation for differing points of view, and deepen listeners’ understanding of community issues. Hosted by Rachel Lewis Hilburn, the show features in-studio guests and your questions!</span></p><p> Sat, 09 Mar 2013 13:54:54 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn & Cleve Callison 32958 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Reporters' Roundtable March 14 CoastLine: What the changing tax system could mean for you http://whqr.org/post/coastline-what-changing-tax-system-could-mean-you <p><span style="FONT-SIZE: 9pt">Would you rather pay state income tax or pay 8% more for groceries, tax on all internet purchases, and pay tax on services not currently taxed - such as accountants and hair stylists?</span></p><p><strong style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 1.5;">Tax Reform:</strong><span style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 1.5;"> It sounds odious, confusing, complicated. And while most lawmakers in Raleigh agree that the current system needs to be updated, they don't yet agree on how to do it.</span></p><p><strong style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 1.5;">We explore what the changing tax system could mean for you on this edition </strong><strong style="font-size: 9pt; line-height: 1.5;">of <em>CoastLine</em></strong> (broadcast date: 3/7/13)</p><p>Segment 1:</p><p>Segment 2:</p><p>Segment 3:</p><p></p><p></p><p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 21:50:12 +0000 Cleve Callison 32681 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: What the changing tax system could mean for you Friday Feedback for March 1, 2013 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-march-1-2013 <p></p><p>Listener Mary Stephenson wrote on Wednesday:</p> Fri, 01 Mar 2013 10:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 32476 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for March 1, 2013 CoastLine: does a Titan Cement plant fit the landscape of the Cape Fear Region? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-does-titan-cement-plant-fit-landscape-cape-fear-region <p><span style="font-size: 12pt; font-family: Verdana; line-height: 1.5;">On this special edition of <strong>CoastLine</strong>, host Rachel Lewis Hilburn spoke with Coastal Scientist Tracy Skrabal of the NC Coastal Federation, Kate Queram, environmental Reporter for the <em>StarNews</em>, and Dr. Craig Galbraith, Professor at UNCW's Cameron School of Business. The topic: does a Titan Cement plant fit the landscape of the Cape Fear Region? Listen to find an exploration of the potential environmental and economic impacts of heavy industry in New Hanover County. </span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:58:36 +0000 John Mortara 32292 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: does a Titan Cement plant fit the landscape of the Cape Fear Region?