News http://whqr.org en CoastLine: Gang Violence - After all the Community Conversations, What Have We Learned? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-gang-violence-after-all-community-conversations-what-have-we-learned <p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p><em>Gang violence in our region:&nbsp; After all the community conversations, what have we learned?&nbsp; Are there new, best practices that we're implementing?&nbsp; What's already working that we might expand?&nbsp; How can we improve and refine our approach?&nbsp; </em> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 21:08:41 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57811 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Gang Violence - After all the Community Conversations, What Have We Learned? Midday Interview: Zeb Mims and Nick Reed discuss Up All Night Productions, their new theatre company http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-zeb-mims-and-nick-reed-discuss-all-night-productions-their-new-theatre-company <p></p><p>Zeb&nbsp;Mims and Nick Reed talk about their part in the new theater production company, Up All Night Productions. Their first performance is a play written by Mims and directed by Reed called 'Forget About It.' The play is about a man who wakes up one morning unable to recall the past 7 months of his life. The play follows the internal struggle of the protagonist as he grapples with whether to uncover the past 7 months of his life or not. Further details and tickets are now available at <a href="https://www.browncoattheatre.com/">BrowncoatTheatre.com</a>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 19:55:33 +0000 Alexa Doran 57801 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Zeb Mims and Nick Reed discuss Up All Night Productions, their new theatre company Midday Interview: Actress Lexi DiBenedetto http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-actress-lexi-dibenedetto <p><font color="#000000" style="font-family: Verdana, sans-serif;"><font face="Georgia, Times New Roman, Times, serif"><font>On today's Midday Interview Jemila Ericson spoke with young and aspiring actress Lexi DiBenedetto</font><font style="font-size: 10pt; line-height: 150%;">. Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:56:33 +0000 Alexa Doran 57740 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Actress Lexi DiBenedetto Deer Flies http://whqr.org/post/deer-flies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following this year’s early visit from Hurricane Arthur, commentator Andy Wood thought about another sort of timing: this year’s late arrival of the deer fly population.</span></p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Andy Wood</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an author, ecologist, and award-winning environmental educator.</span></p><p>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.</span></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Andy Wood 57734 at http://whqr.org Deer Flies WHQR Annual Meeting http://whqr.org/post/whqr-annual-meeting <p><strong>WHQR's Annual Meeting</strong> will take place on Thursday, July 17th, 2014, at 6:00 pm in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR, 254 North Front Street Suite 300, Wilmington. The public is invited (please see below for reservations). Snacks will be provided.</p><p>Station staff and Board will review the events of the past year, including personnel and program changes, progress toward signing on the second (all-classical) station, our capital campaign, pending purchase of our office and studio space, election of new Board members, and more. There will be an opportunity for public comment.</p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 15:25:23 +0000 Cleve Callison 57397 at http://whqr.org WHQR Annual Meeting Volunteer for WHQR's Summer 2014 Pledge Drive http://whqr.org/post/volunteer-whqrs-summer-2014-pledge-drive <p></p><p></p><p></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 14:04:29 +0000 Jarred P. Lee 39544 at http://whqr.org Volunteer for WHQR's Summer 2014 Pledge Drive Friday Feedback for July 4, 2014 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-july-4-2014 <p></p><p>Listener Dory wrote:</p><blockquote><p>I prefer public radio formats in which there are two stations--one news/talk programming and one music programming. Since the second WHQR station is HD (and not available to all), it makes sense to mix news and music programming on the flagship station. However, I'd love it if the music was more diverse--indie music, singer-songwriters, Alt-Latino, "college music." As it stands, the music programming seems almost entirely focused on older demographics.</p></blockquote><p>Anonymous wrote:</p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 10:00:00 +0000 Cleve Callison 57526 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for July 4, 2014 Region Weathers Hurricane Arthur http://whqr.org/post/region-weathers-hurricane-arthur <p> <em><strong>Update 10:00 am</strong></em>: Hurricane Arthur has passed through our area without significant damage, though residents to our north are not so lucky. On today's Morning Edition, Cleve Callison spoke with Warren Lee, Emergency Management and 911 Communications Director for New Hanover County about the storm's passage offshore:</p><p></p> Fri, 04 Jul 2014 02:08:16 +0000 Cleve Callison 57552 at http://whqr.org Region Weathers Hurricane Arthur Midday Interview: Sam Robison, Robb Mann, Patrick Basquill Discuss the Upcoming Production of 'Red' http://whqr.org/post/midday-interview-sam-robison-robb-mann-patrick-basquill-discuss-upcoming-production-red-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The second production of Red Barn Studio's Summer Season is here! In the play 'Red' by John Logan viewers will follow the path of master abstract expressionist Mark&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Rothko</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;and his assistant Ken as they try to design a series of murals for what is lauded as the biggest commission in the history of modern art. &nbsp;The production will run from July 3-July 26 with showings Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm and 3 pm on Sundays.&nbsp;</span></p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:09:57 +0000 Alexa Doran 57477 at http://whqr.org Midday Interview: Sam Robison, Robb Mann, Patrick Basquill Discuss the Upcoming Production of 'Red' CoastLine: Coal Ash Management -- Why and How Should NC Regulate It? http://whqr.org/post/coastline-coal-ash-management-why-and-how-should-nc-regulate-it <p><em><strong>This week's topic</strong></em>:&nbsp; Coal ash in North Carolina -- What is it?&nbsp; Why and how should we regulate it?&nbsp; And how soon will we will see coal ash cleaned up?&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Coal ash grabbed the national spotlight back in February – when a wastewater pipe burst at Duke Energy’s Eden Plant&nbsp; -- spilling an estimated 39,000 tons into the Dan River.&nbsp;&nbsp; What many news media outlets are commonly calling toxic sludge coated about 70 miles of that waterway – which winds along the North Carolina – Virginia border.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:01:38 +0000 Rachel Lewis Hilburn 57476 at http://whqr.org CoastLine: Coal Ash Management -- Why and How Should NC Regulate It?