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1:26 pm
Tue November 25, 2014

Homemade Holiday Shorts 2014!

Ring in the Holidays with WHQR's Annual Storytelling Event and Broadcast LIVE on HQRNews 91.3fm!

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Tue November 25, 2014

Train, Train, go away!

Annie Gray Johnston
Annie Gray Johnston

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston shares the peculiar blog postings from her neighborhood friends. 

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

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

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Listeners share their views
9:30 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Friday Feedback for November 21, 2014

Tom Magliozzi
Credit Richard Howard

This edition of Friday Feedback is a little different. I’m actually away at a professional conference this week, so this was recorded early in the week, before many comments typically come in. Still, we’ve had some interesting messages with web pledges recently.

Daniella Murray wrote:

Clear, interesting, and local-I love our NPR station!

Joe Wheeler wrote on his pledge:

In memory of Tom Magliozzi.

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Midday Interviews - 11/21/14
1:51 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Midday Interview: Debra Gillingham and Harper Peterson on "A Christmas Story"

City Stage Company presents a new musical theatre version of the beloved film A Christmas Story. It opens and runs for three weekends - Friday and Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3. Today's guests were director Debra Gillingham and actor Harper Peterson (playing the grown-up Ralphie, who narrates the action). For tickets, call 910.342.0272 or email CityStageCoReservations@gmail.com

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Midday Interviews - 11/20/14
1:39 pm
Fri November 21, 2014

Midday Interview: George Bobeck on Brunswick Concert Band's Autumn Concert

The Brunswick Concert Band, made up of a 50 volunteer musicians from teenagers to retirees in their 80s, will give two Autumn Concerts this weekend - on Friday at 7:30 in Hatch Auditorium, Caswell Beach; and on Sunday at 3:00 in Odell Williamson Auditorium, Brunswick Community College. Selections wil include some famous marches, an arrangement of Christmas carols, and Richard Addinsell's Warsaw Concerto. George Bobeck will be conducting, and his wife, Jane Boberg will be the piano soloist.

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Local
10:55 am
Fri November 21, 2014

Drug Treatment Court Attempts to Address Demand for Drugs, Including Heroin

Evidence from a Heorin Drug Bust
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

Heroin busts have been in the headlines for the past month. Most notably, the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office carried out the second largest heroin bust in the county’s history at the end of October. While busts like these address the supply of drugs, what is being done to reduce demand? The New Hanover County Drug Treatment Court focuses on permanently changing the behavior of addicts. 

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Local
3:55 pm
Thu November 20, 2014

Wilmington Start-Up Next Glass Launches App to National Buzz

Next Glass is a free app, developed by Wilmington-based entrepreneur Kurt Taylor, that allows users to find new bottles of wine of beer they'll like.
Next Glass

It’s an app that claims to have cracked the code of taste. 

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Fashionista

Nan Graham
nangraham.com

A recent New York Times Magazine section featured the latest in Candy-colored sunglassess including neon green sunshades by Marc Jacobs for only 350 dollars, says commentator Nan Graham.  Who knew her husband was avant guard in eyewear?

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
4:39 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

CoastLine: NHC's Special Use Permit - Environmental Gatekeeper or Economic Liability?

The Special Use Permit is only about three years old in New Hanover County. 

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Midday Interviews -11/19/14
1:14 pm
Wed November 19, 2014

Midday Interview: Jim Glasenapp and Cindy Houck on "Musical Morsels: Fall Concert"

Cape Fear Chorale presents Musical Morsels: Fall Concert. Board members Jim Glasenapp and Cindy Houck were my guests and told us about the diverse pieces that will be sung, including some patriotic favorites. A portion of the donations received will go to the local non-profit Step Up for Soldiers. The concerts are both at Winter Park Baptist Church; on Saturday at 7:30 PM and on Sunday at 4 PM. For more details visit Cape Fear Chorale.org

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