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1:12 am
Wed February 1, 2006

What's Next: The Film Industry

Wilmington, NC – North Carolina's film industry pushed and lawmakers passed incentives for film production last summer.


The incentives deliver a 15% rebate on goods, services and labor for productions with at least a $250,000 budget.


While the industry is now using the incentives to lure productions, it's keeping an eye on South Carolina, that also has a generous package.

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Monday Commentary
11:53 am
Tue January 31, 2006

Wilmington's Children Museum Moves Forward

Artist Becky Cary at work in the museum

Wilmington's Children's Museum moved significantly closer to reopening over the last week - while workmen installed exhibits in their new space, the board of directors got ready to hire a new executive director. WHQR's Megan Williams has more.

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Local Interest
1:52 am
Tue January 31, 2006

What's Next: Ex-Offenders

Wilmington, NC – This week, WHQR is featuring a series of conversations talking about what's ahead in our region. This morning WHQR's Catherine Welch talks with Advocate Frankie Roberts who runs an agency helping ex-offenders in New Hanover County re-enter the community after incarceration.

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Local Interest
12:46 am
Mon January 30, 2006

What's Next: Ports

Wilmington, NC – In mid-January, the North Carolina Ports Authority put up $3 million and singed a deal for 600 acres of land along the Cape Fear River just north of Southport.


This is where the Ports Authority wants to build a brand new port that would take in two-million containers and rival the Port of Charleston.

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Theatre
2:48 pm
Wed January 25, 2006

UNCW: Building a Theatre Department

For years, UNC-Wilmington was known for its marine biology department. Now the school is looking to build its reputation in a very different field - the arts. WHQR's Megan Williams has a look at the school's evolving theatre program.

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Local Interest
9:46 am
Mon January 23, 2006

Bob Edwards -- Extended Interview

Bob Edwards

Wilmington, NC – You can find an extended version of the interview with Bob Edwards at our Public Arts page.

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National
9:03 am
Mon January 23, 2006

Bob Edwards' New Voice -- Extended Interview

Host Bob Edwards

The 18-minute extended interview with Bob Edwards.

January 6, 2005 – Bob Edwards filled the host's chair at NPR's "Morning Edition" for nearly 25 years. His new show, "Bob Edwards Weekend," which draws material from his daily XM satellite radio program, airs from 2 to 4pm Sundays on WHQR.

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4:54 pm
Sun January 22, 2006

The Christmas Gerbil

Commentator David Hill tells of the Christmas present for his young daughter that became a leason about life and death.

Wilmington, NC – Dr. David Hill is a pediatrician who lives and writes in Wilmington.

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12:31 pm
Thu January 19, 2006

Lanuage Evolution

In a wistful Andy Rooney moment, commentator Nan Graham looks longingly at vanished words.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our life-long southerner with a website at www.nangraham.com.

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Local Interest
4:38 am
Sun January 15, 2006

A Conversation With E.B. Turner

Wilmington, NC – The Reverend E.B. Turner spent more than 40 years in the Robeson County political arena. Now retired, Turner talks with WHQR's Catherine Welch about creating racial harmony during the integration of Robeson County schools and working within the political system to bring better housing conditions for Lumberton's black residents.

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