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5:00 am
Fri February 21, 2014

Friday Feedback for February 21, 2014

Yes, Splat.

Remember how in the last couple of weeks, we’ve had lots of compliments about various aspects of the station? Well, just when you think you’re flying high…

[AUDIO CLIP – SPLAT]

This is the other kind of Feedback.

Listener John wrote:

I live in Wilmington. Your broadcast has been stuttering for the last several weeks and very hard to listen to. What is going on?

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Midday Interview -2/18/14
1:02 pm
Thu February 20, 2014

Midday Interview: Ray Kennedy and Kendra Goehring-Garrett on an Upcoming Production of "Evita"

Studio 1 at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Director Ray Kennedy and actress Kendra Goehring-Garrett visited with Jemila to talk about the upcoming presentation of Evita, the opening production for the 2014 season from Opera House Theatre Company.

Full schedule and details available here.
 

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu February 20, 2014

Without A Trace

Nan Graham
nangraham.com

With identity theft a big issue today, commentator Nan Graham discovers she has a problem getting a job with the FBI or getting through airport security.

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries can be found in her books, Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute. 

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

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Local - February 19
1:11 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

First 2,000 Days Campaign Aims to Benefit North Carolinians at Large

Many Wilmington-area citizens are busy spreading awareness of the importance of the first 2,000 days—or five years—of a child’s brain development. This week, faith leaders addressed early childhood at a local summit; however, the statewide First 2,000 Days campaign—the first of its kind—has been in effect since 2011. And it’s not just geared toward parents and those who work with young children--communities at large benefit from the “spillover effect” of a quality first 2,000 Days.

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Enjoy this Event Recap!
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

house renovations
Photobucket

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

http://www.npr.org/multimedia/2009/04/lecompte_gallery3/
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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