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1:15 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Holiday Blues on WHQR!

Front Street Blues / Saturdays, 11:00pm on 91.3fm

When it comes to Christmas music the Blues has its fair share, and then some. From the familiar strains of "Merry Christmas Baby" by Charles Brown to Lynn August's "Christmas by the Bar-B-Que," there are hundreds of holiday Blues and R&B cds, containing thousands of familiar and original tunes. Front Street Blues presents its take on a blue Christmas, and it's sure to please.

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Events
1:02 pm
Fri December 19, 2014

Cinematique Presents "Citizen Four"

In early 2013, Laura Poitras was several years into the making of a film about post 9/11 surveillance when she began receiving mysterious emails from someone who would only identify themselves as Citizen Four. The emails revealed a plot to expose several covert surveillance operations that were run by the NSA at the time. In June 2013, Poitras flew to Hong Kong for the first of many meetings with the man who would eventually be identified as Ed Snowden. The film that resulted from this series of tense meetings is absolutely unique in the history of cinema: a 100% real life thriller.

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Listeners share their views
7:18 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Friday Feedback for December 19, 2014

Jemila

Note: WHQR's tribute to Jemila Ericson is here. And see below.

Robert Dickson wrote:

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Inside WHQR
7:02 am
Fri December 19, 2014

Jemila Ericson Says Goodbye to WHQR

10th Birthday of WHQR

During her 20 years with us Jemila Ericson has come to be thought of by many as the heart and soul of WHQR. Her soothing voice, her humor, her uncanny ability to pronounce challenging names in a dozen different languages every day, and her tender aura all make Jemila the irreplaceable Classical Host and woman that she is.

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Breaking news
11:15 am
Thu December 18, 2014

IRA Rollover Retroactive Extension

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This post has been updated -- 12/18/14.

Congress has extended a tax break on charitable donations from individual donor's retirement accounts retroactively to January 1, 2014. The President is expected to sign this legislation.

This provision, which expired in 2013, allows individuals 70 ½ and older to donate up to $100,000 in IRA assets to a qualified charitable organization. The IRA charitable rollover is tax-free and not included in a donor's adjusted gross income.

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu December 18, 2014

Sweater Girl

Lily
Fidias Reyes

Many have a festive Christmas look when we go out and about: Sprig of holly the lapel, Christmas tree earrings or Christmas jingle bells as a necklace.  Our furry four legged friends are sporting seasonal apparel too.  Or a least some of them are, says commentator Nan Graham.

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries can be found in her books, Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute. 

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

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Local
2:57 pm
Wed December 17, 2014

CoastLine: Feed at the Holiday Trough!

When it's time to prepare for the holiday season, one of the richest and most inspiring elements can be holiday food.

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Inside WHQR
11:49 am
Wed December 17, 2014

Recap: Homemade Holiday Shorts was a Hoot!

Catesby Jones and John Golden
Lan Nichols

Thank you to everyone who attended our most successful Homemade Holiday Shorts yet!

There was plenty of great conversation, food, drink, and most importantly the most entertaining  holiday stories to date. A special thanks once again to our Master of Ceremonies Rob Zapple, to our charismatic readers Tony Rivenbark, Rhonda Bellamy and Katherine Rudeseal, to Milner's Cafe for the catering, and to our wonderful holiday musicians John Golden and Catesby Jones. We hope you had as lovely a time as we did! Check out some of the photos from this glorious night in the slideshow above.

Local
5:30 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

City Searches To Lessen Costs, Find Funding for Independence Blvd Extension

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CSX

The extension of Independence Boulevard has been a high priority project since the 1960s.  But finding a way to gather funding—while also keeping it in line with federal guidelines, making sure it fits within the Wilmington community, and working around the CSX rail lines—has been a roadblock to the project.  

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Inside WHQR
3:51 pm
Tue December 16, 2014

Position Announcement: Classical Host 2014

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