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September 8th, 7PM @ WHQR
11:49 am
Mon June 9, 2014

Prologue: "Steering Toward Normal" by Rebecca Petruck

Steering Toward Normal
RebeccaPetruck.com

Join Ben Steelman of Star News with local author Rebecca Petruck to talk about her debut novel Steering Toward Normal.

"In Petruck’s capable hands, raising a steer—caring for it, loving it, and eventually letting it go—becomes a keen metaphor for the loss of a loved one." -Booklist

September 8th, 7 - 8pm 
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

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Local - June 9
5:00 am
Mon June 9, 2014

NHC Comprehensive Plan Seeks to Engage Public, Yet Lacks Input From Underserved Community

Dozens of New Hanover County citizens are brainstorming ways to use local land, resources, and economic opportunities in the not-so-distant future. It’s all part of the Comprehensive Plan, a public engagement initiative to plot the development necessary to accommodate this region’s projected population swell. In November, when the planning department initially outlined this plan, they told their commissioners they would constantly be reevaluating their strategy, to ensure that all citizens had a voice. However, a significant sector of the population hasn’t been accounted for.

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Midday Interviews -5/6/14
5:54 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Midday Interview: The Magic School Bus Author Joanna Cole

Studio 1 at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Joanna Cole, author of the The Magic School Bus series, will be at The Coastal Education Center next to Wrightsville Beach Museum on Saturday from 4 to 6. NC Coastal Federation is hosting a book reading and signing event with her to celebrate her latest book, The Magic School Bus and the Climate Challenge.

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Midday Interview -6/5/14
3:52 pm
Fri June 6, 2014

Midday Interview: director Michelle Reiff and Performer Rachel Walter

Michelle Reiff and performer Rachel Walter
WHQR Staff

My guests were director Michelle Reiff and performer Rachel Walter. Thalian Association Children’s Theatre presents its last show of the season – TACT Radio: Hits Through the Ages, two hours of music from the 50s through today.  With performances by youth aged 8-18, the two-hour show is directed by Michelle Reiff, with musical direction by Jonathan Barber. 

The show runs this weekend only: Thursday and Friday at 7, Saturday at 3 and 7, and Sunday at 3 at the Hannah Block Historic USO.  Tickets are available there. 

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Friday Feedback
5:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Friday Feedback for June 6, 2014

Not our guy.

Anonymous wrote:

Did someone from your station call me and ask right out blank for a … donation at approximately 9 pm on a weeknight? What is this about? I have in the past contributed your station during your pledge drives. Why are you calling me directly for a specific amount? Is this a scam? If not, and it was from your front desk, I am highly insulted.

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Local - June 5
5:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Teachers to Gather at Rally to Weigh Higher Pay Against "Tenure Rights"

North Carolina’s public school teachers could soon be faced with a big choice: pay hikes, or job protection. State senators are proposing a budget that would raise experienced educators’ salaries in exchange for what they’re calling “tenure rights.” And navigating such a choice can be confusing. Which is why the local division of the North Carolina Association of Educators—or NCAE—is hosting what they’re billing as an informational rally in Wilmington, tomorrow.

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Listen to Author Kevin Maurer!
6:24 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Prologue Recap: "Hunting Che" by Kevin Maurer

Steelman and Maurer at WHQR
WHQR Staff

New York Times Bestselling nonfiction author Kevin Maurer joined us in May to speak about his most recent book, Hunting Che, about a U.S. Special Forces mission that lead to the capture of Ernesto Che Guevara in Bolivia. He spoke about his writing process, and what it's like to make a small factual error in a book:

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Midday Interview -6/3/14
4:56 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Actors Randy Davis and Vanessa Welch

Randy Davis and Vanessa Welch

Guest host Gina Gambony spoke with actors Randy Davis and Vanessa Welch who play a married couple in Dearly Departed for Big Dawg Productions.  (They’re married in real life too!)T

The show runs through June 22nd. More information on the show at bigdawgproductions.org 

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Midday Interview -6/4/14
12:22 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Director Suellen Yates and Actor Tony Rivenbark on "The Wizard of Oz"

WHQR Staff

Opera House Theatre Company presents The Wizard of Oz.  This stage version was created by the Royal Shakespeare Company and follows the classic 1939 film almost exactly, but making all those cinematic special effects work on stage is a challenge!  Director Suellen Yates and actor Tony Rivenbark (who plays Professor Marvel and The Wizard) tell us about this huge undertaking. 

The show opens June 4th and runs through June 22nd.  Tickets available at ThalianHall.org or 910-632-2285.

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Under the Surface of Homelessness

Elaine King
WHQR

Fresh Voices on Air commentator Elaine King explains why homelessness is such a complex issue.   

Elaine King is a senior at Hoggard High School where she is a member of the National Honors Society, President of Beta Club, and Activities Coordinator for EC Buddies. Her favorite non-profit organization to volunteer with is the "Tuesday Night Feeding Ministry". She will be attending UNC Chapel Hill in the fall.

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