Midday Interviews
4:39 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

14th Annual "Arts Sensation" Benefits Hospice

Arts Sensation 2015

Over a dozen non-profit organizations have benefited from the yearly fundraiser, Arts Sensation.  This is the 14th year Forward Motion Dance director Tracey Varga has organized this celebration of dance and music to help a local organization; this year, Lower Cape Fear Hospice will be the beneficiary.

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May 4-6 at 7 PM & May 6 at 4 PM
3:33 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Cinematique Presents "The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel"

Join this star-studded line-up (Judy Dench, Maggie Smith, Dev Patel, Richard Gere) for the sequel of the year. Faced with two fresh arrivals and only one vacancy, Sonny (Dev Patel) and Muriel (Maggie Smith) decide to pursue their expansionist dream of opening a bigger, better hotel. Follow this talented and effortlessly charming cast as they move up and move on in the world. (PG, 2 hr 2 min)

Monday-Wednesday, May 4-6 at 7 PM

Wednesday, May 6 at 4 PM

Thalian Hall Main Stage

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Inside WHQR
2:52 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

And the winners are....

The Diaper Bank

WHQR wants to say CONGRATULATIONS to the two amazing non-profits who won our Spring Pledge Drive Partnership Challenge:

1st Place: The Diaper Bank - Congratulations on winning on a $1000 underwriting contract with WHQR!

2nd Place: Guardian Ad Litem - Congratulations on winning on a $500 underwriting contract with WHQR!

1:22 pm
Tue April 7, 2015

Scientists Call For Halt to Oil & Gas Exploration Program

Illustration of Seismic Testing
Wikipedia Commons

Seismic testing gauges oil and gas deposits by shooting loud blasts of compressed air into the ocean. President Barack Obama approved the guidelines for its usage last year. But a group of scientists is calling upon the President to rethink that decision. 

William McLellan of UNCW’s Marine Biology Department is one of seventy-five scientists who wrote to President Obama in opposition to the planned oil and gas exploration program off the Atlantic coast. They are concerned about impacts to marine wildlife.  

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Midday Interviews
9:17 pm
Mon April 6, 2015

Youth "New Play Festival" Revived at Big Dawg

Laura Smith & Artistic Director Steve Vernon

For many years, Virginia (Ginny) Davis was the guiding force behind the New Play Festival with Big Dawg Productions.  After Ginny passed away, the festival faded into the background.

This year, Laura Smith is working with Big Dawg to revive the 5-year-dormant festival, and she's got what it takes to make it happen.  Laura was a participant of the youth play festival under the direction of Ginny Davis several years ago.

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Midday Interviews
1:15 pm
Fri April 3, 2015

Many Programs through Lower Cape Fear Hospice

Jason Clamme & Diane Miller

Diane Miller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker/Bereavement Counselor who works with the Lower Cape Fear Hospice (LCFH), mainly helping people in our area prepare for loss and overcome difficulties after a loved one has passed away.   Diane joined the CFLH Director of Community Outreach, Jason Clamme, in our studio today to discuss the many events coming up this spring and summer regarding end of life care and family support.

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Listeners share their views
7:23 am
Fri April 3, 2015

Friday Feedback for April 3, 2015

One of many great groups of volunteers in our Partnership Challenge drive. Congratulations to Wilmington Diaper Ban and Guardian ad Litem, who won underwriting contracts.

Our Spring 2015 on-air fundraising campaign ended on Wednesday morning. Thanks to everyone who made pledges of support. I’ll get to some comments from the campaign in just a moment. But first, this from Don Eggert:

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Inside WHQR
3:04 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

WHQR Announces NPR and ABC's Cokie Roberts as Guest at Fundraising Luncheon

Wednesday, June 3 at 12 PM

Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Riverside

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Inside WHQR
2:21 pm
Thu April 2, 2015

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Wednesday, April 8 at Noon
11:28 am
Thu April 2, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Beach Renourishment

On the Next CoastLine: Beach renourishment uses sand from offshore to stabilize the oceanfront, which increases storm protection and recreational value. But where does the money for this continual replenishment come from? And how does it affect our environment? We'll talk with Tracy Skrabal of the NC Coast Federation and Layton Bedsole, New Hanover County's Shoreline Protection Coordinator. 

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