A listener called this week about what he felt was incomplete reporting by NPR on a story. He then added:
[AUDIO CLIP] You people ask for our contributions, and you seem to think that it’s easy for us to contact you. I had to look deep to get your telephone number. I want you to know that when you go online, you can’t get anything that says Contact or Feedback under NPR… there’s items in your stories that need to be questioned, and I would appreciate it if you made the effort to stop.
My guests were John Staton, Features Editor for the Star News, and Jeff Phillips, star of many Opera House Theatre Company shows. They told us all about tonight’s Third Annual Star News Media Theatre Awards.
Red carpet arrivals at Thalian Hall start at 7; the show begins at 8 – with Jeff as emcee of a full production that includes sets, lights, costumes, and an orchestra led by Lorene Walsh.
Tickets are $15, available at ThalianHall.com or from the box office at 632-2285.
Tomorrow and Saturday, New Hanover County citizens can head to Wilmington’s Independence Mall to pick up seedlings to plant for spring. The event, TreeFest, began as a 1997 initiative to help reforest the area following Hurricanes Bertha and Fran. Today, it serves to help build upon the county’s leafy green canopy, and promote local biodiversity.
Violent crime hurts Wilmington’s kids—as well as its businesses. This is according to the Wilmington Chamber of Commerce. And it’s why they’ve teamed up with the Blue Ribbon Commission on the Prevention of Youth Violence to implement a new program designed to keep kids off the streets during the summer—a time when young people are statistically likely to slip academically, and to get into trouble. The Chamber is now asking its members to chip in $75,000 dollars to help kick off a 60-student pilot program.