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2:18 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Event Recap: Photos and Audio from "A Sunday Baroque Weekend" with Suzanne Bona

Live from the MC Erny Gallery

A Sunday Baroque Weekend, featuring special guest Suzanne Bona of Sunday Baroque, was a huge success. Thank you to every listener who attended one of the lively events. We were fortunate to host such distinguished and talented guests, and it was a privilege to bring these special musical and cultural events to our listeners. We hope you enjoy the above live music (beginning at 5:40) recording and interview with WHQR's very own Jemila Ericson. 

Watch for more special live classical music programming from WHQR in the future. 

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Commentaries
1:35 pm
Tue February 18, 2014

Conrad Meister II

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Commentator Shane Fernando goes on a house renovation adventure.

Commentator Shane Fernando is Director of Campus Life, Arts and Programs at UNCW.  He lives with his partner in Historic Downtown Wilmington.

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

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Local
9:30 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Stained Glass Artist Rowan LeCompte, RIP

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NPR

National Cathedral stained glass artist and long-time friend of WHQR Rowan LeCompte has died. Last Saturday's Washington Post announced his death at the age of 88.

Pat Marriott sent this tribute:

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Local - February 17
5:00 am
Tue February 18, 2014

Wilmington Summit Calls for Improvements to Early Childhood Education

It’s a lot easier to build a playpen than a penitentiary, area faith leaders say. And it’s why they’re teaming with Smart Start of New Hanover County to launch a grassroots movement to invest in early childhood care and education. On Monday, nearly two hundred community leaders, teachers and parents met at Wilmington’s First Baptist Activity Center to discuss ways to improve the first 2,000 days—or five years—of local children’s lives.

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Local
4:19 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Election Law Changes: Photo ID Not Required this Year, But Poll Workers Will Ask the Question

Smithsonian Institute

Listen to the audio version here.

When voters go to the polls in the upcoming May primary, they will encounter a new process. 

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Midday Interview -2/14/14
1:45 pm
Mon February 17, 2014

Midday Interview: Leigh Johnson on Wilmington's Race for the Cure

Johnson and Ericson
WHQR Staff

Jemila spoke with Leigh Johnson about Wilmington’s 2nd annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, coming up Saturday, March 1.  Details and registration: Komennctc.org

 

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Local - February 17
9:43 am
Mon February 17, 2014

Regional Medical Pros Update Gang Member Treatment Protocol

The New Hanover Regional Medical Center may be heightening security measures to more safely treat victims of violent gang activity. Over the weekend, Wilmington’s annual Trauma, Emergency and Acute Care Symposium touched down at the convention center. For the first time in the symposium’s 25-year history, North Carolina gang investigators were on hand to caution area medical professionals about treating gang members.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Friday Feedback for February 14, 2014

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Last week it was comments about music, this week it’s the technology help desk.

Listeners Bob and Cathy wrote:

We are trying to listen to Smooth Landings and cannot get the station to live stream during that show or at any time. The Classical station comes in but not George. We miss Smooth Landings and George and his guest DJs. It’s the best 30 minutes of music on the radio, period!

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Inside WHQR - Music and Poetry
2:07 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Audio Recap: Cavani Quartet and Poet Mwatabu S. Okantah

Cavani and Okantah at WHQR

We were honored to host the Cavani Quartet and the poet Mwatabu S. Okantah in the MC Erny Gallery on Friday, January 24th for a special live performance and broadcast of classical music and poetry. Gallery guests and listeners were delighted by the skilled blending of poem and song. Enjoy this clip from the performance, which brought tears to the eyes of many audience members. 

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Midday Interview -2/11/14
3:26 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Midday Interview: Nick Smith and Susan Auten on the Play "Romantic Comedy"

Smith and Auten at WHQR
Jemila Ericson

Today I talked with director Nick Smith and actress Susan Auten about Big Dawg Productions’ staging of Romantic Comedy by Bernard Slade.  It opens Thursday and runs for three weeks – Thursday through Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3.  Full Information: BigDawgProductions.org

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