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5:00 am
Fri May 29, 2015

Friday Feedback for May 29, 2015

NPR and ABC's Cokie Roberts will be the guest on the next CoastLine, Wednesday at 12:06 on HQR News 91.3
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Last week I read a number of critical comments taken from our recent Listener Survey. Several people were moved to respond. Listener Bill wrote:

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Local
4:45 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

Slow Hurricane Season Expected, But Experts Warn Coastal Residents to Stay Prepared

2015 Atlantic Hurricane Season Outlook
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

The 2015 hurricane season begins Monday, June 1. And although the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration—or NOAA—predicts a slower season than usual, that doesn’t mean coastal residents can let down their guard.

Though estimates are low for this hurricane season, those numbers do not reflect the potential impact to the region. That’s according to Michael Colby, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.

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Local
4:31 pm
Thu May 28, 2015

USDA Cites Tregembo Animal Park With Animal Welfare Act Violations

Photo of Tregembo Bear, Taken by PETA
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA)

The USDA has cited Wilmington’s Tregembo Animal Park, a roadside zoo near Monkey Junction, with a violation of the Animal Welfare Act. The citation came after People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals—or PETA—filed a formal complaint regarding a bear with severe facial lesions. The bear is undergoing medical treatment.  

Rachel Mathews of the PETA Foundation says Tregembo has a long history of Animal Welfare Act violations, and that there are many signs of neglect at the park. Mathews says the USDA is lax in its enforcement of the Animal Welfare Act: 

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Local
5:18 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Cultural Competence is Core Value for UNCW's Chief Diversity Officer

Dr. Kent Guion, UNCW's first Chief Diversity Officer

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has hired its first Chief Diversity Officer. 

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Local
3:10 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

CoastLine: Diversity at UNCW, CFCC, and in the Broader Community

(Left) Dr. Kent Guion, UNCW Chief Diversity Officer; (Right) Travis Corpening, Director of Nixon Male Minority Leaders, CFCC

By the year 2060, the United States will have no clear racial majority. 

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Midday Interviews
3:07 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

Steady Recovery for the Wilmington YMCA

Dick Jones, YMCA President & CEO

After a fire devastated the Wilmington YMCA in early February, President Dick Jones and the entire YMCA staff was faced with a daunting task:  How could they possibly serve over 7,000 fitness, program, and activity members without a space?  Many organizations and individuals have become involved in helping the Y continue to fulfill its mission.  Listen to Dick Jones talk about how it's been po

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Wednesday, June 3rd at Noon
12:59 pm
Wed May 27, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Cokie Roberts, NPR News Analyst and Author, Comes to Wilmington

ABC

On the next CoastLine, Cokie Roberts is coming to Wilmington. The NPR news analyst’s new book, Capital Dames, chronicles the contributions of women in Washington during the Civil War. We’ll hear about the book – and her work as a political analyst.

We’re pre-recording this show, so send your questions and comments to us now by emailing coastline@whqr.org. Listen for CoastLine Wednesday at 12:06 on HQR News 91 3 FM. Follow us on Twitter at coastlinehqr.

Local
1:24 pm
Tue May 26, 2015

Wilmington Speeds Up Processing Of Homes In Violation of Minimum Housing Code

From the Wilmington City Council's agenda for May 19, 2015
City of Wilmington

At the most recent meeting, Wilmington City Council reviewed three downtown houses in violation of the minimum housing code. That's the first set of homes to come before the council since changes were made last summer to speed up the process of addressing dilapidated buildings.

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Midday Interviews
2:25 pm
Sun May 24, 2015

"Box & Cox" Tradition Continues at Thalian Hall; Rivenbark Directs

Tony Rivenbark, the original Thalian Hall "Cox"

The presentation of Box and Cox has been a tradition at Thalian Hall for 35 years.  All this time, Executive Director Tony Rivenbark has directed and performed the role of Mr. Cox, with a variety of memorable actors playing Mr. Box and Mrs. Bouncer (including Tommy Hull, Don Ansell, Jason Hatfield and Suellen Yates).   Rivenbark is only directing this round, casting Shane Fernando as Cox, Paul Teal as Box, and Caitlin Becka as Mrs. Bouncer.   

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