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7:07 am
Sat May 16, 2015

91.3 at reduced power today for HD upgrade

A long-awaited power boost to our HD signal is scheduled to be implemented today (Saturday May 16). HQR News at 91.3 will be at reduced power beginning around noon while engineer Jobie Sprinkle and Operations Manager George Scheibner work on installing new HD circuitry in our main 91.3 transmitter. Once this is done, listeners who have had difficulty receiving Classical HQR on 96.7 should be able to hear 24-hour classical music on an HD radio tuned to 91.3's HD2 signal. Thank you for your patience.

Local
4:54 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

CFCC's Humanities and Fine Arts Center Partnering with DPAC, Carolina Theatre, and Local Arts Venues

artist rendering of CFCC's Humanities and Fine Arts Center
Cape Fear Community College

Cape Fear Community College opens the inaugural season of its Humanities and Fine Arts Center in October with a performance by the North Carolina Symphony. 

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Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM
12:44 pm
Fri May 15, 2015

In the MC Erny Gallery: Pieced Together by Elizabeth Singletary and Robert Salemme

Elizabeth Singletary

WHQR welcomes local talents Elizabeth Singletary and Robert Salemme to the MC Erny Gallery for their amazing collaboration "Pieced Together."  Be sure to stop by and see this unique, once-in-a-lifetime collection. 

Opening Fourth Friday Reception: May 22, 6-9 PM 

Closing Fourth Friday Reception: June 26, 6-9 PM

Show Closing: Friday, July 10.  

Regular MC Erny Gallery Viewing Hours:Monday-Friday, 10 AM - 4 PM

About the Artists: 

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Local
11:39 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Endangered Species Day: A Look at Shorebirds of the Cape Fear Region

Piping Plover
Wikimedia Commons

May 15th marks the 10th Annual Endangered Species Day. While sea turtles are the poster child for endangered species in the Cape Fear region, many shorebirds are even more threatened. 

Two endangered shorebirds--the piping plover and the red knot--nest along the coast of southeastern North Carolina.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri May 15, 2015

Friday Feedback for May 15, 2015

Credit http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/d/da/Disapprove.jpg

Listener bicyclestreet wrote:

Hello. Please stop your radio hosts from reading the national and world news topics that be will covered in the upcoming NPR programs. It’s too redundant. Many times the national news hosts already preview the upcoming story. It does not give our own news people more clout - it just sounds weird. I turn the radio off when I hear the Wilmington staff do this.

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Local
11:28 am
Thu May 14, 2015

Endangered Species Day: A Look at Sea Turtles of the Cape Fear Region

Green Sea Turtle
Wikimedia Commons

In 2006, the United States Senate established Endangered Species Day to recognize efforts to conserve imperiled species. May 15th marks the celebration’s tenth year. Some endangered reptiles enhance the tourism economy in the Cape Fear region. 

Four types of sea turtles lay their eggs along the coast of southeastern North Carolina: loggerheads, green sea turtles, leatherbacks, and a few Kemp’s Ridley. Once a hatchling makes it to the ocean, the sea turtle has a one in one thousand chance of survival.

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Local
4:29 pm
Wed May 13, 2015

CoastLine: New Science Reinforces Alzheimer's Risk Can be Mitigated through Lifestyle Changes

National Institute on Aging

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on May 13, 2015. 

The onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can be one of the more terrifying aspects of growing older.  

While the risk of cognitive impairment increases with age, it is not considered a normal part of the aging process. 

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Local
12:11 pm
Tue May 12, 2015

Wilmington Family YMCA Changes Background Check Policy for Volunteers After Gallagher's Arrest

James Raymond Gallagher
New Hanover County Sheriff's Office

A Wilmington Family YMCA volunteer was charged with child abduction and DWI earlier this month. The YMCA did not run a criminal background check on the suspect, James Raymond Gallagher. 

But early this week, the Wilmington Y changed its policy. In light of Gallagher’s arrest, CEO Dick Jones says they’ll conduct criminal background checks on all volunteers:

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Commentaries
8:00 am
Tue May 12, 2015

My Husband, The Next Rube Goldberg

Rube Goldberg, 1883-1970, was a cartoonist, inventor, engineer, and author who developed wacky convoluted ways of solving tasks. Example: A fourteen step method of finding your misplaced eyeglasses illustrated like a comic strip. My husband was graduate cum laude from the Rube Goldberg school of repair. He was not handy around the house…well, not in the conventional way. Original ways of solving problems was second nature for him. The inclination was reinforced by an inborn gene for frugality. My husband was innovative to say the least.

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Midday Interviews
5:57 pm
Mon May 11, 2015

Lynn Seldon's Novel: Virginia's Ring

Local author Lynn Seldon came in to talk to us about his first published work of fiction, Virginia's Ring.  The novel reflects his time spent at the Virginia Military Institute in the early 1980's.  The book is very appealing to graduates of similary military academies, but Seldon says the story has something for everyone.

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