Local
2:45 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Public Archaeology Corps Excavates and Preserves Historic Cistern in Downtown Wilmington

Jonathan Schleier (left), founder of Public Archaeology Corps, Justin Freeman (right), and volunteers work to excavate the historic cistern.
Isabelle Shepherd

Developers inadvertently destroy archaeological sites on private land every year. Public Archaeology Corps’ mission is to reverse this trend, and they’re starting in Wilmington.

A motley crew of volunteers is unearthing a historic cistern in downtown Wilmington. A wife, grandfather, daughter, brother-in-law, and friends sift through dirt and identify found artifacts. Jonathan Schleier, archaeologist and founder of Public Archaeology Corps, says the new nonprofit aims to engage both trained archaeologists and interested civilians in discovering and preserving history:

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November 10, 7pm @ WHQR
12:58 pm
Mon July 28, 2014

Prologue: "Southern Holidays: A Savor the South Cookbook" by Debbie Moose

Join Ben Steelman of Star News and local author Debbie Moose to talk about her upcoming holiday cookbook, as well as the many food blogs and columns she maintains.

“Smart, informative and funny...Full of old favorites as well as new and unusual choices, this little volume will be of much use to home cooks even as it documents our regional culture.” - Bill Smith, cookbook author and James Beard Award-winning chef at Crook's Corner, Chapel Hill, N.C on Buttermilk by Debbie Moose.  

Monday, November 10 at 7 pm

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Local
5:00 am
Mon July 28, 2014

GE Nuclear to Consolidate GLE Operations to Wilmington

Global Laser Enrichment, GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy

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The global demand for enriched uranium has dropped.   As a consequence, Global Laser Enrichment, part of GE Hitachi Nuclear Energy, is consolidating operations to Wilmington.

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"the People and the Stories behind the headlines"
5:54 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Diane Rehm Awarded 2013 National Humanities Medal

Credit Glogau Photography

Congratulations to Diane Rehm on being one of the winners of the 2013 National Humanities Medals, awarded for outstanding achievements in history, cultural studies, filmmaking, cultural commentary, and historic preservation.

The official citation honoring the medalists says:

Diane Rehm, radio host, for illuminating the people and stories behind the headlines. In probing interviews with pundits, poets, and Presidents, Ms. Rehm’s incisive, confident, and curious voice has deepened our understanding of our communities and our culture.

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Midday Interviews 7-25-14
2:01 pm
Fri July 25, 2014

Midday Interview: Gina Gambony and Opera Wilmington

Gina in the Studio

  Gina Gambony previews Opera Wilmington's inaugural performances this weekend, interviewing directors and cast members including Nancy King, Joshua Collier, Nancy Carson, and Mark Sorenson.

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri July 25, 2014

Friday Feedback for July 25, 2014

Mayberry, NC (Mt. Airy) and Vina de Mar, Chile. Compare and contrast.

We’ll start with a couple of playlist questions. Martyn Hawkins wrote to us via Facebook:

You have been playing the most magnificent music [Wednesday] evening at [10]:10, [11]:25, and [11]:44. I have tried to find out what it was so I could buy copies of it. In your typical moronic "Radio With Vision" there was no way to find out. Even Mayberry RFD would have a more sensibly arranged station.

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Local
5:40 pm
Thu July 24, 2014

Newly-Launched Program Provides Post-Surgery Medical Care for the Homeless

United Way

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A new local program is providing the homeless with shelter while they heal from surgeries.

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Wilson Sayre was born and bred in Raleigh, N.C., home of the only real barbecue in the country (we're talking East here). She graduated from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where she studied Philosophy.

Sayre took a year off school to live in a Zen monastery in Japan and quickly realized that a life of public radio would be a bit more forgiving. Upon returning to the States, she helped launch a news program at UNC’s college-radio station, WXYC. Through error and error, she taught herself how to make radio stories.

Kelly Luckhaus moved to Wilmington in 2007. She is originally from NJ where she attended high school with her husband, Murphy Turner.  Between NJ and NC Kelly attended Virginia Tech and began her career while living in San Diego, CA. She has been a Financial Advisor for the past 11 years and currently works at South State Investment Services.

Since moving to Wilmington she has gotten married and had two children. Kelly and her family enjoy wandering downtown, playing on the beach and having adventures in the backyard.

Getcha pet peeves right here
7:31 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

CoastLine: Uses and Misuses of English

Our media-saturated society is constantly bombarding us with new expressions. Whether from sports, the media, advertising, business or politics, we hear new ways of using language all the time – the good, the bad, and the ugly. We hear some examples of each in this show.

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