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Midday Interviews
5:25 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

Graduate Fellow Isabelle Shepherd at WHQR for Another Year

Isabelle Shepherd, WHQR Graduate Fellow (and Lavendar, the one with the tongue)

If you listen to HQR-News on 91.3, you're probably familiar with the voice of Isabel Shepherd.  She reports local news every week and recently started hosting Weekend Edition on Saturday mornings.  All of us at WHQR are delighted to have Isabelle with us for another year at the station.  Listen to Isabelle talk about her radio work, her interests (like poetry) and her future plans.

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Midday Interviews
4:44 pm
Fri May 22, 2015

ACME: 8 North Carolina Artists for 4th Friday

Artist: Mark Carter

Local artist Dick Roberts is hosting an exhibit that opens tonight (5/22) at ACME Studios.  Eight NC Artists: From the Mountains to the Sea features work by local artists as well as artists from other parts of the state.  We had the opportunity to speak with Dick Roberts (Wilmington), Eric Lawing (Carolina Beach), and Theresa Reuter (Brevard).    Pam Toll, Gayle Tustin, William Fridrich, Raed Al-Rawi, and Mark Carter round out the group to make 8. 

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri May 22, 2015

Friday Feedback for May 22, 2015

Better, worse, or about the same?

Listener Anonymous of Oak Island wrote:

It is currently 23:39 and you have your hideous strident Jazz program ruining another evening when people wish to be lulled to sleep. The radio would have been turned off a long time ago except for the BBC which follows. I am aware that I am not the only one unhappy with this daily abusive cacophony so we must be being abused to indulge some WHQR upper echelon exercising their 'Radio With Vision'."

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Midday Interviews
5:22 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

"Pieced Together" Opening Reception in the Gallery

Elizabeth Singletary

WHQR is excited to present art by Robert Selemme and Elizabeth Singletary in the exhibit Pieced Together. The opening reception is May 22, 6:00 pm - 9:00 as a part of Wilmington's 4th Friday Gallery Walk. 

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Local
2:09 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

CoastLine: Spring Planting along the Southeastern Coast

Vitex agnus-castus, Lamiaceae, Vitex, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Monk's Pepper, flowers.
H. Bell

Will lilacs or peonies grow in the Cape Fear region?  Is Pampas Grass a good landscaping idea? 

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June 29 - July 1 at 7 PM, July 1 at 4 PM
1:45 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Cinematique Presents "Far From the Madding Crowd"

Based on the literary classic by Thomas Hardy, Far From the Madding Crowd is the story of independent, beautiful Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) who attracts three very different suitors; a sheep farmer, a reckless Sergeant and a prosperous, mature bachelor. This timeless, passionate story explores the nature of relationships and love. Do not miss this gorgeous adaptation marked by strong direction and a talented cast. (PG-13, 1 hr 59 min)

Monday-Wednesday, June 29 - July 1, 7 PM, Thalian Hall Main Stage

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Monday, May 25 at 12 and 8 PM
12:54 pm
Thu May 21, 2015

Great American Songbook Memorial Day Special

Update 5/22: So far, other stations that we know of who will be carrying this show are KHNS in Alaska, (Haines, Skagway and Klukwan), Spokane Public Radio, and KTXK in Texarkana, Texas.

WHQR presents a special program for this year's Memorial Day commemoration. Since 2010 WHQR has presented daily segments of the Great American Songbook, produced by George Scheibner with Dr. Philip Furia. Collectively the episodes present an enduring body of classic American song, performed generation after generation by musicians and singers.

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Midday Interviews
6:08 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

National Preservation Month with George Edwards

Black Rock Plantation-on the bus tour

The Executive Director of the Historic Wilmington Foundation (HWF) visited our studios to discuss the importance of National Preservation Month in our area and tell us about the events HWF has planned.  One of the highlights for local history aficionados is a bus trip that will take participants to an 18th century plantation that was only recently uncovered (listen to the interview to hear George talk about the Oakland Plantation).   There are several events sponsored by HWF to promote historic awareness and preser

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Local
4:44 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

Aging Out of Foster Care Brings High Risk of Homelessness; HB 424 Seeks to Raise Emancipation Age

Aging out of the foster care system instead of finding a permanent home dramatically increases risk of homelessness in the first year of emancipation.
www.ifsnj.org

Children raised in households with intact families often have the luxury of growing into independence. 

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Local
4:26 pm
Wed May 20, 2015

CoastLine: Foster Care in New Hanover County

New Hanover County is seeing a rise in the number of children in need of foster homes. 

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