On today's Midday Interview Jemila Ericson spoke with young and aspiring actress Lexi DiBenedetto. At 15 years old, she already has a prolific acting career, including roles in such diverse films and television shows as "Criminal Minds," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Fallen Down Dead." DiBenedetto is most well known for starring role in the film "Love is All You Need?" for which she received Special Recognition for Best Actress Performance at the 2012 Sonoma International Film Festival.
WHQR's Annual Meeting 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.
WHQR needs individuals to answer phones during our Summer 2014 Pledge Drive. Pledges are taken by computer, so all volunteers should feel comfortable typing and using the system. Shifts begin with a brief orientation and can be a fun way to meet other Public Radio fans and hang out with the WHQR staff! To sign up, email Jarred at email@example.com with the specific day and time that you would like to take and your name and contact information.
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.
Update 10:00 am: 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:
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 Rothko 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. The production will run from July 3-July 26 with showings Thurs-Sat at 7:30 pm and 3 pm on Sundays.
This week's topic: Coal ash in North Carolina -- What is it? Why and how should we regulate it? And how soon will we will see coal ash cleaned up?
Coal ash grabbed the national spotlight back in February – when a wastewater pipe burst at Duke Energy’s Eden Plant -- spilling an estimated 39,000 tons into the Dan River. 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.
Director and choreographer Judy Greenhut and actor James Ellison discuss their upcoming performance of the Broadway musical "On the Town." The musical takes place in NYC in 1944 and follows three sailors on 24 hour leave who are ready to let loose in The Big Apple. Tickets are on sale at the Center Box Office , located in the lobby of Thalian Hall. They are open Mon-Sat 2 pm to 6 pm. Tickets can also be ordered by phone (910) 632-2285 as well as online at www. thalianhall.org when you click on their calendar. Listen in to find out more.
The objective of the local “Celebrating the Dream” initiative that’s currently ongoing is to measure this region’s progress toward racial equality over the past fifty years—which is how long ago the Civil Rights Act was passed--and also to gauge the work that still needs to be done. But because state voting laws were recently changed, some argue that North Carolinians actually stand to regress over the course of the upcoming election. It’s why the state NAACP has organized a crew of Moral Freedom Summer fighters to run a statewide, nonpartisan voter empowerment campaign.