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7:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Unsettling Truth

Patrick Peoples
Fidias Reyes

After a poignant discussion with his grandmother, Fresh Voices-On-Air commentator Patrick Peoples comes to understand the value of disseminating truth without judgment. 

Patrick Peoples is a senior at New Hanover High School Lyceum Academy.  He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Wilmington at the age of 5.  He is president of the Young Democrats Club and is a candidate for the rank of Eagle Scout.  

If you would like to become a Fresh Voices On-Air commentator and you’re between the ages of 12 and 17, email us your submission at op services at WHQR dot org.

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Local - March 5
5:00 am
Thu March 6, 2014

Hampstead Citizen Group to Challenge NC Department of Transportation Over Proposed Bypass Plan

Hampstead's Chapel Pond, home to several types of birds and fish, would be destroyed under the DOT's proposed bypass plan.

A group of Hampstead citizens has organized to oppose a proposed interchange along Highway 17 that would bisect their town. Construction of this thirty-million-dollar ramp is slated to begin in 2023; however, the local group is already fighting the six-lane interchange, saying the project will disrupt local business and the environment.

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Support WHQR, Win $1,000 in Underwriting!
11:31 am
Wed March 5, 2014

The WHQR Partnership Challenge - ALL SPOTS ARE FULL - Spring Pledge Drive 2014

It's fun being a volunteer at WHQR!

The WHQR Partnership Challenge - Spring Pledge Drive 2014

Non-profits in the Cape Fear region know that WHQR Public Radio is an essential part of a strong marketing plan, and one of the best ways to expand their reach.

In our 2014 Spring Drive, March 26-April 1, WHQR will salute local non-profits that make a difference in our community, and give your group a chance to be heard even more. Winners of our Partnership Challenge will receive underwriting contracts on WHQR.

Here’s how it will work:

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Midday Interview -3/4/14
11:19 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Clyde Edgerton on Wilmington Art Council's Upcoming "Book SmArts"

Gina and Clyde in Studio 1 @WHQR
Jason Hess

Board Chair for Wilmington Arts Council, writer , and professor Clyde Edgerton spoke with guest host Gina Gambony about an upcoming literary event.  

Edgerton will interview the accomplished writers Jill McCorkle, Lee Smith, and Randall Kenan on Saturday, March 8, at 3pm in UNCW’s Lumina Theater. The inverview will touch on craft, process, and how these accomplished writers have built their writing lives. Patrons are encouraged to purchase the $25 tickets in advance by calling 910-343-0998 or online via the below link. Proceeds go to the Wilmington Arts Council. 

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Local
5:27 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Candidate Profile: Jonathan Barfield (D), 7th Congressional District

Jonathan Barfield (D-New Hanover County), Candidate for North Carolina's 7th Congressional District
New Hanover County

Jonathan Barfield talks with Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

The race to represent North Carolina’s 7th Congressional District is now more crowded than it was just a week ago. 

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50-year veteran to retire
2:51 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Send your voicemail message to Carl Kasell

Credit Antony Nagelmann 2001

More than 2,200 people have Carl Kasell’s voice on their home answering machines and cell phones – where he’s performed everything from "What’s New Pussycat" to "Rapper’s Delight" as Official Judge and Scorekeeper for Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!

After recording so many messages for others, it’s time we record a few for him.  You are invited to leave Carl voice mails by calling 1-888-Wait-Wait (1-888-924-8924; select the second option).

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May 12th, 2014 @ 7pm
12:54 pm
Tue March 4, 2014

Prologue: "Hunting Che" and "No Hero" by Kevin Maurer

Maurer @ WHQR

Join Ben Steelman of Star News with bestselling author and former Star News staffer Kevin Maurer to discuss his nonfiction books Hunting Che and No Hero (forthcoming). Expect a lively discussion on the content of the books, Maurer's writing process, and other literary topics.

May 12th, 7 - 8pm
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

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April 14th, 2014 @7pm
11:26 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Prologue: "Rude Bitches Make Me Tired" by Celia Rivenbark

Cover
The Author

Join Ben Steelman of Star News with author Celia Rivenbark for a lively discussion of the humorous, unique etiquette book Rude Bitches Make Me Tired. 

April 14th, 7 - 8pm
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Tue March 4, 2014

Cultural Ignorance

Lindsey Amaya
Jason Hess

Fresh Voices-On-Air commentator Lindsey Amaya asks us to embrace cultural diversity as a way of promoting tolerance and understanding. 

Lindsey Amaya is a junior at Hoggard High School.  She is an active member of Beta Club, the National Honor Society and the youth group at St. Mark’s Catholic Church.  Lindsey loves to volunteer in her community as well as spend time with her family and friends.

If you would like to become a Fresh Voices On-Air commentator and you’re between the ages of 12 and 17, email us your submission at op services at WHQR dot org.

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Local - March 3
1:15 pm
Mon March 3, 2014

In-Person Scams and Digital Fraud: Burgeoning Forms of Elder Abuse

Wikimedia Commons

Like most people, today’s elderly citizens are using Facebook, Craigslist, online dating sites and email—which leaves them more susceptible than ever before to scams and fraud. Nowadays, 1 in 20 older persons nationwide indicate some form of recent financial mistreatment.

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