Kitty Yerkes of Cape Fear Habitat for Humanity invites us all to participate in next Thursday morning’s 9th Annual Turkey Trot around the loop at Wrightsville Beach -- a 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk to benefit Habitat. Please register in advance at CapeFearHabitat.org
Listener AD wrote in concerning our Myrtle Beach signal at 98-9:
I am very pleased to hear your station come in clearly, something I could not do in my car before at all. At home on the north end of Myrtle Beach, I could listen clearly only sporadically. Thanks for your pleasing format, and keep up the great work!
All branches of the U.S. military are working toward incorporating women into front-line combat units by 2016. Yesterday, the nation’s first three women to ever complete a combat infantry training course graduated at Camp Lejeune. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that this kicked off a year’s worth of analysis the Marine Corps will be performing to determine the recommendation they’ll make to secretary of defense Chuck Hagel regarding the future of women’s roles in combat.
Deep into a solo voyage in the Indian Ocean, a man (Academy Award Winner Robert Redford) wakes to find his yacht taking on water after a collision with a shipping container. With his navigation equipment and radio disabled, he sails blindly into the path of a violent storm. With strength that belies his age, and using traditional nautical instruments, he struggles to find a shipping route.
Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) gives a fearless performance as young Allen Ginsberg in this mesmerizing true story of friendship, the early days of the Beat Generation and a passion that ends in murder. This biopic set during the famed beat poet's years at Columbia University centers on a murder investigation involving Ginsberg, his handsome classmate Lucien Carr (Dane DeHaan), and fellow Beat author William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster).
Rhonda Bellamy is the Executive Director or the Arts Council of Wilmington. She told us about The Arty Party coming up, which will raise funds for local artists. It’s on Saturday from 7 to 10 pm at CFCC’s Union Station, 502 N. Front Street. Info and tix: 910-343-0988 or artscouncilofwilmington.org
F. Kaplan’s book, 1959: The Year That Changed Everything, states that this was the year every aspect of American life was transformed…the pre-cursor to the explosive 60’s. It was for her, say Commentator Nan Graham.
Nan Graham has been a commentator for WHQR for almost twenty years, and has two collections of commentaries and a third book in the works. Her website is nangraham.com.
WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.
The New Hanover County School Board has responded to the recent influx of teachers sporting “Red for Ed” tee shirts with reminders that political messages violate school policy. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that the Board is now receiving letters questioning the constitutionality of this.
Alex Lanier and Eric Miller returned to the friendly confines of WHQR's MC Erny Gallery for another installment of Soup To Nuts Live! on November 7, 2013. It was an exciting, upbeat session featuring one of our region's favorite acoustic duos, L Shape Lot.
The full live recording of this show airs on Friday and Saturday (Nov. 22, 23) at 9pm on WHQR 91.3FM. Don't miss it!
Check out this clip from the show - and listen to the broadcast of STNL! this weekend on WHQR!