Local
5:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

North Carolina One of Seven States Where Individuals Can Possess Wild Animals

The four bears rescued from Pender County--Albert, Cherry Bomb, Teddy and Baloo--are en route to California, where they'll live in a protected exotic animal habitat.

North Carolinians are among the few Americans still allowed to keep wild animals—including lions, tigers, bears and primates—as pets. And as one of only seven unregulated states, for-profit operations such as roadside zoos tend to flourish in North Carolina. That’s because the USDA allows individuals to charge visitors to photograph and feed baby animals up to twelve weeks old. But once they age out, such animals are often sold into the exotic animal trade.

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464 responded -- cool!
5:00 am
Fri May 30, 2014

Spring 2014 Survey Results

WHQR's Spring 2014 Survey is now complete. Thanks to all who responded, either online or by filling out a paper form. We received a healthy total of responses -- 464. Along with audience research, fundraising results, correspondence and general feedback of all kinds, surveys like this can help us determine how well we are meeting the needs of our audience(s).

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Inside WHQR
5:37 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Update, We're Back at Full Power!

Credit Wikimedia Commons

As of 1:00 pm, we are back on full power out at the transmitter site! Our very dedicated George Scheibner jumped in the 'HQR-mobile and drove out to the transmitter site, moved us to backup power, and got the scoop on what happened. A logging crew was removing a dead tree and the tree came down on the power line leading to our transmitter site! Not a Smooth Landing at all!

George snapped a few cell-phone pictures for us to take in the scene:

 

Update Thursday 9: 54 am:

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Local
4:08 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

Fracking Bill Passes 2nd House Reading

Head of hydraulic fracturing pump
Joshua Doubek

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A bill that would allow hydraulic fracturing in North Carolina is racing through Chambers during this short session of the General Assembly. 

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Midday Interview -5/28/14
11:32 am
Wed May 28, 2014

Midday Interview: Director Nicole Farmer and actor Jacob Keohane

Microphone at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Thalian Association Community Theatre presents Chrisopher Durang’s award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Red Barn Studio Theatre.  Director Nicole Farmer and actor Jacob Keohane tell us about this hilarious takeoff on Chekhov. 

The show runs Thursdays through Saturdays at 7:30 [note the early curtain time!] and Sundays at 3, starting this week and ending June 21.  For tickets and more information: thalian.org

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Local
5:24 pm
Tue May 27, 2014

Film in Wilmington Part III: Cucalorus Film Festival History and Future Intertwined with Industry

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The question of whether competitive film incentives continue in North Carolina will be answered by the end of the current short session of the General Assembly. 

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Steve Drummond heads up NPR's new education reporting project. Launched in March 2014, the initiative is building a nine-member team within the network — as well as partnerships with member stations around the country — to deepen coverage of this vital issue and extend it to audiences across digital platforms.

Midday Interview -5/20/14
5:31 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Midday Interview: Shane Fernando and Paul Teal on "Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson"

In Constume for Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson
Photo Courtesy of StarNews Media

Cape Fear Theatre Arts at City Stage presents the punk rock musical Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson.  Director Shane Fernando and lead actor Paul Teal explain how a fascinating 19th century story collides with “emo”…and it works!  

Details/tickets: citystagenc.tix.com or 910-264-2602

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Midday Interview -5/22/14
5:08 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Midday Interview: Cherri McKay and Robb Mann on Shakespeare on the Green

WHQR Staff

Cherri McKay and Robb Mann told us all about Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green, opening the Shakespeare Youth Company’s adaptation of As You Like It (directed by Cherri) Friday, May 23rd at Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre.  The adult troupe opens Comedy of Errors (directed by Robb) on June 6. 

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Midday Interview -5/23/14
1:42 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Midday Interview: Molly Murphy and Anna Lee of Working Films on the "Moral Movies" Film Series

in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Molly Murphy and Anna Lee of Working Films describe the film series called Moral Movies.  Inspired by the Moral Mondays protests, the series explores social issues.  The next film is Thursday, May 24 at 7pm at Hannah Block Historic USO.  It’s titled American Winter.  It’s free, and a discussion will follow. 

For details about this film and the films in June and July, go to WorkingFilms.org or visit Working Films on facebook.

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