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:
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.
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.
Film incentives are the ticket to keeping more than four-thousand full-time jobs in the state. That was a central theme Wednesday morning in Raleigh during a press conference where state and city leaders, film industry workers, and industry supporters gathered to celebrate Film Day at the General Assembly.
WHQR is currently in the middle of a lapsed member fiscal year end campaign. We are calling some of our lapsed members to ask them to rejoin the station. We want our members to be aware that these are legitimate calls.
North Carolina is taking veterans' affairs into its own hands. Following national allegations surrounding the mistreatment of veterans, the state Division of Veterans’ Affairs has launched a tip hotline to allow citizens and VA care workers to anonymously report misconduct at federal VA facilities. It went live Monday, and call staff claims that phone line is already ringing off the hook.
We tend to learn more from our mistakes than from our successes. Fresh Voices On-Air commentator Sarahbeth Eason comes to understand that breakthroughs depend on failure.
Sarahbeth Eason is a senior at Hoggard High School. She’s received a Navy ROTC Scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall. She will pursue a degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations. Sarahbeth hopes to earn a law degree and practice International Law.