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4:07 pm
Thu October 27, 2005

Author Searches for Family's Checkered Past

Author Laurie Gunst came to Wilmington in September for a reading at the library from her new memoir. Although the book is mostly about her childhood in Richmond, Gunst's roots in Cape Fear go way back. She led WHQR's Megan Williams on a walking tour of her family's history.

Oct. 10, 2005, Wilmington, NC – Laurie Gunst is the author of the memoir, "Off White."

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Local Interest
11:09 am
Thu October 27, 2005

In Our Water, Marshes and Wetlands

In Our Water, Marshes and Wetlands

Wilmington, NC – Brooks Avery looks at what happens when salt water moves up bodies of fresh water such as the Cape Fear River. We start our conversation talking about the breakdown of soils in wetland environments and what causes it.

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3:16 pm
Wed October 26, 2005

Road to Montgomery

The death of Rosa Parks stirred up memories of a journey through the south many years ago.

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

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2:46 pm
Wed October 26, 2005

Pecan Belles

The Pecan Festival in Whiteville lured commentator Ede Baldridge to the pair of women who dress the festival with Pecan Belles.

Wilmington, NC – Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places in the southeast.

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Classical
2:38 pm
Wed October 26, 2005

Wilmington Symphony Orchestra Prepares for Romeo and Juliet

In their October show, the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra performs Prokofiev's Romeo and Juliet, a more modern piece than the group usually presents, and more challenging. WHQR's Megan Williams looks at the difficulties of putting on this piece.

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Local Interest
2:30 pm
Wed October 26, 2005

In Our Water, Fish

In Our Water, Fish

Wilmington, NC – Fred Scharf monitors fish in their first few years of life,looking for factors and patterns that determine their survival. By identifying the challenges Scharf can get a better handle on populations information used to protect a variety of species that live in the water around us.

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Local Interest
11:58 am
Tue October 25, 2005

In Our Water, Rain Water and Hurricanes

In Our Water, Rain Water and Hurricanes

Wilmington, NC – Joan Willey studies the chemistry of rainwater, specifically acid rain in Wilmington and what can be found in hurricane rain. Her research started 20 years ago when one of her students asked a seemly simple question.

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Local Interest
6:02 pm
Mon October 24, 2005

Fire Department's Temporary Sleeping Quarters

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Local Interest
4:04 pm
Mon October 24, 2005

In Our Water, Sewage Spills

In Our Water, Sewage Spills

Wilmington, NC – Dr. Larry Cahoon talks with WHQR's Catherine Welch about what sewage spills and runoff water leave behind.

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Movies
12:59 pm
Fri October 21, 2005

Inside the Final Cut Film Fest

Wilmington is no stranger to film crews, but it's not often that more than a dozen of them descend on the area at once. And that's exactly what will happen this weekend , when the Final Cut Film Festival sends its many crews of determined filmmakers out into the region. Their mission: come back with a short film, entirely shot and edited, in twenty-four hours. WHQR's Megan Williams sits down with the festival's director, Matt Mizell.

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