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4:40 pm
Fri April 18, 2014

Front Street Blues Features Tracks from Jim Ashley and Mac & Juice

Jim Ashley

  Front Street Blues explores many of the classic artists of the 20th century, but we also feature Blues tunes by talented local musicians. Past installments of FSB have included studio and live cuts by Spidermike Bochey, Charlie & Rose Lucas, Michele & The Midnight Blues, Mojo Collins, Tommy B. & The Stingers, Rick Tobey, and quite a few more.

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Listeners share their views
6:52 am
Fri April 18, 2014

Friday Feedback for April 18, 2014

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Today is the day, boys and girls, when we deal with some technical issues. We are after all in the business of working with audio and computer technology all day long. Not all of these will affect every listener, but I hope they’re of interest.

Don Lund in Southport wrote:

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Local - April 18
5:00 am
Fri April 18, 2014

New Moral Movies Film Series Intends to Highlight Social Issues and Spur Community Discussion

Founders cite Moral Mondays, the highly publicized NC NAACP protest movement, as Moral Movies' namesake.

Next week, Wilmington--along with seven other locations across the state--will begin hosting a new documentary film series. Its founders—the North Carolina NAACP and Wilmington-based nonprofit Working Films—have coined the summer-long initiative Moral Movies. Its four monthly features are intended to highlight hot-button state issues--and jump-start community dialog.

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Midday Interview -4/16/14
4:50 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Midday Interview: Susan Fennell and Penny Spicer-Sidbury of the YWCA

Jemila spoke with Susan Fennell, Executive Director of the local YWCA  and Penny Spicer-Sidbury, Chair of the YWCA Lower Cape Fear Stand Against Racism and Continnental Gala. The event will be held on May 3rd. Full information is available online here. 

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Midday Interview -4/17/14
4:37 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Midday Interview: Kendra Goehring-Garrett on Gala 2014: Making Legends Local

Studio 1 at WHQR

Amy Feath of Carousel Center and local singer/actress Kendra Goehring-Garrett tell us all about Gala 2014: Making Legends Local, a benefit for the center happening Saturday, April 26 at Thalian Hall. 

Info: carouselcenter.org

 

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Midday Interview -4/15/14
11:11 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Midday Interview: Gina Gambony Visits with New Horizons Band of Wilmington

Credit New Horizons Band Wilmington

 For today’s midday interview, Gina Gambony visited the rehearsal of the New Horizons Band at UNCW.

The New Horizons Band is performing with the UNCW Wind Symphony on Tuesday, April 29 at Kenan Auditorium in a performance titled Made in America. The show features traditional American Music. To find out more about the show, or if you are thinking about dusting off your own instrument, visit newhorizonsbandwilmington.org. Tickets $5.35; children and UNCW students free.

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu April 17, 2014

Sibling Moments

Nan Graham
nangraham.com

    

Sisters Joan and Jackie Collins, brothers Jimmy and Billy Carter….how much sibling rivalry was there?  Your closest relative may be your sibling since they are the only people on earth who share exactly the same DNA 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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Vote for Your Favorite Song and Win Tickets!
11:40 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Choose the Set List for Great American Songbook Live!

Host George Scheibner
WHQR

WHQR and Kenan Auditorium Present The Great American Songbook Live: Wilmington's Hit Parade on the big stage at Kenan Auditorium on Saturday, June 14 at 7:30pm.

Purchase Tickets Online

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Local - April 16
5:00 am
Wed April 16, 2014

Candidate Profile: Ernie Ward (D), NC Senate, District 8

A second Brunswick County veterinarian is vying to represent the citizens of North Carolina’s Senate District Eight.  In fact, Democratic candidate Dr. Ernie Ward cites -- as a major impetus to run -- a January episode during which his district’s incumbent senator, fellow veterinarian Bill Rabon, rejected legislation to regulate commercial dog breeding. In addition to animal rights, this political newcomer—who is endorsed by the North Carolina Association of Educators and has served on Brunswick County’s Board of Health—champions accessible healthcare and middle-class job creation.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri April 11, 2014

Friday Feedback for April 11, 2014

It's Azalea Festival time!
Credit Cleve Callison

Forgive us, but we’re still basking in the glow of the Spring member drive which ended last week. Here are some more listener comments that came in during the drive:

Late in the drive Paul and Rebecca Reinmann wrote:

[We] have suggested following the Car Talk Guys approach - send in your pledges on a $5,000 and $10,000 bill, and we're there! Voila! We'd need only two more pledges at this rate.

Well, there ya go.

Margie McKinzie of Wilmington said:

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