"We're just trying to do everything we can to make our personal and professional lives as authentic as possible." -Ben Wright
Guest Midday Interview host Bob Workman spoke with artistic director of The Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Steven Errante and Broadway star Ben Wright about Broadway Then & Now. Listen to the interview to get all of the vital details on the event. The evening will feature Ben and Amy Wright. More information available here.
Winner of the Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Adapted Screenplay, and Best Supporting Actress, Twelve Years a Slave is based on the incredible true story of one man's fight for survival and freedom. In the pre-Civil War United States, Solomon Northup (Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free black man from upstate New York, is abducted and sold into slavery.
WHQR's classical music mainstay, Jemila Ericson, has been away from her daily 9 am - 1 pm shift for a few days to tend to her mother Jean in her last days. Jean Ericson died at Trinity Grove care facility early in the morning of Tuesday, March 11, 2014.
Jemila wanted her listeners to know that she appreciates the expressions of concern and care she received during her mom's long illness. Your thoughts and prayers have been and are welcomed. Jemila expects to return to the air in a few days.
Industrial businesses looking to call New Hanover County home may soon be required to hold public meetings as part of the special use permit -- or SUP – process. And the SUP is what they need to launch or expand operations. This is one among several changes that the county planning board unanimously recommended at last night’s public hearing on the most recent SUP draft—an update of a version that was tabled in January. And community stakeholders on both sides of the issue—business leaders and environmental advocates—say this new draft presents a compromise they can live with.
Kevin Lee-Y Green is the founder and artistic director of Techmoja Theatre and Dance Company. He is directing and choreographing the show For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf. The three performances are Friday and Saturday at 8, and Sunday at 3 at the Red Barn Studio Theatre, 1122 South Third.
Tickets are $15, available by calling 910-341-7860.
In this week's big news, listeners all over the region were anxiously tuned in to WHQR on Sunday night to see if we'd do it yet one more time. Frequent correspondent Nancy Geimer wrote to us on Monday:
Yay!! RadioLab this week was a program we've never heard before, and we enjoyed it. We look forward to hearing another program that we've never heard before, next week! Thanks for all you do.
I wrote back to Nancy and asked if could use her name. Her reply?
Why not? I'm starting to feel like a minor celebrity!