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WHQR is deeply saddened by the killing of two NPR journalists on Sunday in Afghanistan. Photojournalist David Gilkey and Afghan interpreter Zabihullah Tamanna were embedded with an Afghan military unit when their convoy was struck by hostile fire. WHQR staff members Mary Bradley, Kate Brandis, Cleve Callison, and Jeff Hunter were honored to witness the presentation of an Edward R. Murrow award to David Gilkey in July of 2015, when they attended the annual Public Media Development & Marketing Conference in Washington, DC.

If you want to know “What happened to the Midday Interview?” Well, it’s still around, but with several changes. Our daily in-depth look at art, events and ideas, hosted by Gina Gambony, is now called Communique. It’s still heard at noon on Classical HQR, and now on HQR News twice a day, at 8:50 during Morning Edition and 4:45 during All Things Considered. We believe these changes will give wider exposer to our interview subjects on HQR News, while allowing CoastLine and the other noon-time public affairs programs to incorporate an NPR newscast.

Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green

Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green opens its 24th season with Twelfth Night or As You Will. Director Adrian Monte and actor Erika Edwards (Viola) joined us to talk about the show.  Performances run through the end of June at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre and are, as always, free.  Listen above to Adrian discuss his comic vision for the production and Erika talk about acting techniques for outdoor theater.  


Photo: Rachel Lewis Hilburn; gardenia: Jeff Hunter

If we had an in-studio camera on this episode, you would have seen two people wearing headphones, a series of microphone set-ups, and sitting on top of a small, round table covered with a layer of green felt, you would notice a mason jar filled with a cutting from a Gardenia bush.  If you looked more closely at the jar, you would have observed tiny insects covering the petals of the white Gardenia blossom.  On this edition of CoastLine, we find out from plant and garden expert Tom Ericson what these bugs are and what to do about them. 


Here’s a Feedback question I expected to get but did not, as of press time: “What happened to the Midday Interview?” Well, it’s still around, but with several changes. Our daily in-depth look at art, culture and ideas, hosted by Gina Gambony, is now called Communique. It’s still heard at noon on Classical HQR, and now on HQR News twice a day, at 8:50 during Morning Edition and 4:45 during All Things Considered.



On Thursday, May 19th local folk rock group The Midatlantic performed in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. On Friday, June 10th and Saturday June 11th, will air our Soup to Nuts Live! concert with The Midatlantic. Tune into HQR 91.3 to hear The Midatlantic's brand of music that combines progressive folk, Americana, bluegrass, and a hint of rock and jazz.

Friday, June 10th at 7 pm

Saturday, June 11th at 9 pm

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