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Governor Pat McCrory signed North Carolina House Bill 2 into law on March 23, 2016.  Popularly known as the "Bathroom Bill," the legislation catapulted the state into the national spotlight for requiring people to use the bathroom that corresponds to the gender on their birth certificate.  The Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act also restricts local governments’ ability to raise the minimum wage or pass anti-discrimination ordinances of their own. 

Classical HQR now has a more powerful signal, and 92 is the new 96You told us you wanted a more powerful Classical HQR, and we heard you! 96.7 officially went off the air- be sure to switch your dials, if you haven't already!

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This week, from Commentator Philip Gerard, a parable, set in childhood on a web of roads near Washington D.C.

Philip Gerard is the author of eleven documentary scripts, numerous short stories and essays, and ten books, including his new novel, The Dark of the Island. He teaches in the Creative Writing Department at UNC Wilmington.

Devin DiMattia is a local actor and founding member of the performance group, Pineapple Shaped Lamps (PSL).  While he's been comfortable writing skits and short scripts for stage performance, DiMattia has taken the leap to create a full play, one that reflects his appreciation of 20th century radio drama.  DiMattia's The Continuing Adventures of the Crimson Shadow opened last weekend at The Red Barn Studio Theatre and runs Thursdays-Sundays throu

Opening Reception: Friday, April 22nd, 6 – 9 pm

Closing Reception: Friday, May 27th, 6 – 9 pm

Show Closes: Friday, June 10th

Here at the station we’re still basking in the reception NPR’s Don Gonyea received from the 500 or so at our annual fundraising luncheon on Wednesday. Here’s a comment we got from listener JC: “I’m amazed at the great support the WHQR team has built in a relatively small market like Wilmington. This crowd rivaled any I’ve experience in [my former home town] which has a rich public radio tradition and a population base over 4 times greater Wilmington’s. I enjoyed Don Gonyea’s unique perspective on this election cycle.

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Don Gonyea is a national political correspondent for NPR based in Washington, D.C.  and 2016 marks his 30th year with the network.  He’s covered some pivotal moments in political history -- including the 2000 presidential election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. 

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Our language, ever-changing, is packed with surprising tidbits from history; eponyms. Named for a person, or event, they're a kind of immortality. Until the next thing comes along. So says Commentator Nan Graham.


Guardian ad Litem Seeks Volunteers

Apr 12, 2016

Guardian ad Litems from New Hanover and Pender Counties, Lynne Fender and Patrick Murphy, joined us in the studio to talk about the work of Guardians-and the great need for more volunteers in our region.  

Cape Fear Community College

Those in high school years years ago might remember shop class or home economics as assignments for students deemed unable to cut it academically. 

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