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It was 1975 when Martha Peterson’s plane landed in Moscow and launched her assignment as an American case officer for the CIA inside Russia.  After training at CIA headquarters in Virginia, she would be one of the first women in U.S. history to embark on such a mission.  Less than two years after her arrival on a cold November day in Moscow, she would be ambushed at a drop site, arrested, and hauled in for questioning by KGB agents. 

The Grand Shell Game, a band from Carrboro, has been making music for about 2 years. Singer/songwriter Eric-Scott Guthrie brought the musicians together; even though they came from a variety of musical backgrounds, things just worked, according to guitarist Daniel Fields. The band just released the EP, Man on a Wire. The tour is underway along the east coast; Wilmington will hear the music on Friday night, July 1st, at the Whiskey.  

The band Dirty White Rags has been playing original music for the past 5 years. The band has just released a long-awaited EP, Junk Mail For Strangers featuring 5 original songs; a full-length album is in the works for the end of the year. The group got started when classically trained musician David Vaughn heard Callan Trippe sing at an open mic night. Listen to Vaughn and Trippe talk about that meeting-and Trippe's favorite song-above.

North Carolina Coastal Federation

The North Carolina Coastal Federation (NCCF) has created a way for folks to enjoy fresh air, exercise, and learn skills to help our ailing waterways all in one walk. The ribbon is being cut on Walk the Loop for Clean Water, a new Wednesday activity inviting folks to walk the Wrightsville Beach Loop with 7 special points of interest along the way.

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The Orlando shooting has reignited talk of gun control measures… Republican U.S. Senators are grappling with whether and how to get behind the presumptive presidential nominee, Donald Trump.  And a three-judge panel is considering the legality of voting law changes in North Carolina… Could that case wind up in the Supreme Court? 

Edison Strange is a reluctant spirit channeler whose spectral talent brings him to a breaking point. You've never heard of Edison? That's because he's a brand new character in a brand new play.

Any given weekend, most stages in Wilmington are likely to host plays we've heard about-likely that we know and love. But major theaters across the country are staging new works throughout their seasons (sometimes an oldie dressed up in new clothes). In the Port City, there has been a steady rise in readings and productions of new works. Case in point: Nick Gray, playwright and Artistic Director of City Stage Co., decided to use the month of June to host new play readings. Hence The Reading Room at City Stage.

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties on HQR 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7; however, we are working hard to fix these issues. Some programming may be affected this weekend as a result. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to notifying you when these issues are resolved.

Language is widely considered to be as much a function of gender as any other gender expression – whether clothing, gender-normative interests such as interior decorating, or personality traits.  But is language so different between the sexes? 

The WHQR Community Advisor Board Social

The MC Erny Gallery

Thursday, June 30th

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The WHQR Community Advisor Board will hold a mixer in the MC Erny Gallery on Thursday, June 30th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. It's a great opportunity to meet WHQR Community Advisor Board members and learn more about the board and the station. We'll will provide great wine and hors d’oeuvres!

The Shakespearean canon seems to address the entire spectrum of human foible and fallibility. Modern audiences continue to find meaning in the work to address humankind's existential struggle. Christopher Marino, a Shakespeare scholar, director, and actor, recently went to the Bard for assistance in a critique of North Carolina's HB2 law (the "Bathroom Bill").

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