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Broadcast: July 11-12, Fri-Sat at 9PM
3:02 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Soup to Nuts Live! Photo and Video Recap: Jim Nelson

Jim Nelson at WHQR
Linsey McGrath

Singer-wongwriter Jim Nelson played an engaging set of original tunes for the Soup To Nuts Live Audience on May 22nd in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. Jim and his trio captivated the audience with an entertaining hour of music! We're pleased to share this video and photo recap of the show. Stay tuned for an air date for the entire performance, and watch our YouTube channel for another video of Jim and his trio!

Tune in to 91.3 FM!
Soup to Nuts Live with Jim Nelson:
July 11-12, Friday and Saturday 9PM

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Midday Interview -6/20/14
2:22 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Interview: Conductor Tom Smicklas on Brunswick Concert Band's Summer Concert Series

Tom Smicklas at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Tom Smicklas is a clarinetist, saxophonist and conductor.  He is directing the Summer Concert Series for the Brunswick Concert Band.  It is presenting a week of patriotic concerts, June 27th through July 3rd at various venues in Brunswick County.  Tom is also involved in the creation of the new Wilmington Symphonic Winds. 

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Midday Interview -6/19/14
1:50 pm
Fri June 20, 2014

Midday Interview: Linda Lytvinenko Introduces the New Literacy Council Director Susan Pomeroy

The Midday Interview
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Cape Fear Literacy Council has a new Executive Director.  Linda Lytvinenko is moving away, so she brought the new director, Susan Pomeroy, to our studios to introduce her to our audience and talk about future plans.  Details at CFLiteracy.org

[In the photo, Susan is the one with the dark tan, even tho’ she just moved here from NY!]

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Friday Feedback for June 20, 2014

The troposphere is the orange-red glow on the horizon in this image from Wikimedia Commons.

We’ve been getting some comments and calls this week about Morning Edition sounding distorted at times, especially for Lumberton listeners. Our equipment is working correctly. What many are hearing is a phenomenon known as “tropospheric ducting,” which can play havoc with FM signals. Graduate Fellow Jason Hess discovered a great online resources for “ducting” forecasts. Yesterday's map for Southeastern North Carolina, for example, showed us in a bright orange area, meaning “very strong” to “intense”.

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Quack Quack, Signal Distortion
4:51 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Is Your Morning Edition Sounding Fuzzy? You May be Hearing 'Ducting.'

Duct not Duck
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We have been getting quite a few comments from listeners concerning signal issues during recent broadcasts of Morning Edition. What listeners are hearing is the natural phenomenon of "tropospheric ducting." While tropospheric propagation can do some really cool stuff to radio signals (like bounce them from very, very far away), it mostly just mixes distant signals broadcasting at the same frequency. That's no fun and can result in lot of static or just bad noise. 

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July 14-16, 7PM @ Thalian Hall
1:31 pm
Thu June 19, 2014

Cinematique Presents: "Chef"

Official Movie Poster

Many are heralding Chef as the most delicious comedy of 2014! When chef Carl Casper (Jon Favreau) suddenly quits his job at a prominent Los Angeles restaurant after refusing to compromise his creative integrity for its controlling owner (Dustin Hoffman), he is left to figure out what's next. Finding himself in Miami, he teams up with his ex-wife (Sofia Vergara), his friend (John Leguizamo) and his son to launch a food truck. Taking to the road, Chef Carl goes back to his roots to reignite his passion for the kitchen -- and zest for life and love. (R, 1hr, 55min)

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Me, Me, Me, Meeee...!

Nan Graham

It is a linguistic epidemic…a plague among us.  OK. So it’s not exactly on the level of saving the elephants, but commentator Nan Graham wants to restore the abused objective pronoun to its rightful place. 

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries can be found in her books, Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute. 

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

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Local - June 19
5:00 am
Thu June 19, 2014

Pender County Receives Federal Investment Funds to Revitalize its Economy

The incoming ACME Smoked Fish facility will create 240 full-time jobs in Pender County.

Pender County is getting more than two million dollars from the U.S. Department of Commerce to help bolster its economy. The award, announced yesterday, will go toward construction of a wastewater treatment plant that will serve manufacturing operations in Pender Commerce Park. That’s just off of Highway 421, north of the New Hanover County line. So far, that park is empty--but by the end of this year, it will be home to a major seafood processing facility.

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Midday Interview -6/18/14
2:21 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Midday Interview: Donna Moore and Georgia Mastroieni on CAM's Summer Classes and Workshops

Georgia Mastroieni (left) and Donna Moore at WHQR
WHQR Staff

The Cameron Art Museum offers great summer workshops, classes and camps for youth and adults.  Donna Moore (The Museum School Director) and Georgia Mastroieni (Director of Youth and Family Education) give us the rundown.  

Details available at CameronArtMuseum.org or 910-395-5999.

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Midday Interview -6/17/14
2:04 pm
Wed June 18, 2014

Midday Interview: Jimmy Pierce on Kid's Making It's Third Annual Hippie Ball

Jimmy Pierce in-studio at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Jimmy Pierce is the founder and director of Kids Making It (KMI), a wonderful non-profit that gives at-risk youth a place to learn woodworking skills and then sell their products to the public.  

The Third Annual Hippie Ball, held this Friday, 7PM at the Brooklyn Arts Center, is a fundraiser for KMI.  “Dust off your flower-power clothes and let your freak flag fly!” 

Details and tickets: KidsMakingIt.org or 910-763-6001, ext. 108

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