June 23-25th, 7PM @ Thalian Hall
2:33 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Cinematique Presents: "The Railway Man"

Official Movie Poster

Don't miss this powerful and inspiring tale of heroism, humanity and the redeeming power of love. Based on the remarkable bestselling autobiography, The Railway Man tells the extraordinary and epic true story of Eric Lomax (Colin Firth), a British Army officer who is tormented as a prisoner of war at a Japanese labor camp during World War II. Decades later, Lomax and his beautiful love interest Patti (Nicole Kidman) discover that the Japanese interpreter responsible for much of his treatment is still alive and set out to confront him, and his haunting past. (R, 1hr, 56 min.)

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Local
10:25 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Film in Wilmington Part II: Industry Insiders Expect Competitive Incentives to Continue

Filming at Wilmington's City Hall, July 2012
Billy Hathorn

Listen to the story here.

North Carolina lawmakers are haggling over how – and whether -- to preserve a now-controversial tax credit for the film industry. 

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A native of Bloomington, Indiana, Ken is new to Wilmington and WHQR. Ken hosts Morning Edition and will help produce WHQR’s forthcoming weekly talk show, CoastLine.

Ken spent the first 24 years of his radio career in upstate New York, the first year at WHCU in Ithaca, the rest at WSKG in Binghamton. At the latter, he served in a variety of roles. He hosted classical and jazz music and a weekly folk program. Ken eventually anchored the station’s Morning Edition for 7 years. Most recently, as Director of the station’s radio service, he helped start their regular talk program, Community Conversation.

WHQR Staff
Commentaries
7:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Toot Toot Designer Showhouse

Annie Gray Johnston

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston gives thanks to the community that made the Arts Council Designer Showhouse so successful!

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

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

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Local - May 20
5:00 am
Tue May 20, 2014

Fair Housing Act Does Not Protect LGBTQ North Carolinians

Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 is more commonly known as the Fair Housing Act. It prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, national origin, and gender when it comes to the sale, rental or financing of housing.  In 1988, it was amended to protect people with disabilities and families with children. But, the Fair Housing Act still allows for discrimination in cases of sexual orientation and gender identity.

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Friday, May 23rd, 6-9PM @ WHQR
11:35 am
Mon May 19, 2014

"Earth, Sea, & Sky" -On Display at WHQR

"Six AM So Soon" - Hosier

"Earth, Sea, & Sky - Inspiration for Two Artists"

A Collection of Paintings by Liz Hosier and Gail Henderson 

Final Fourth Friday Reception: May 23, 6PM-9PM
Regular gallery viewing hours:  Monday-Friday, 10AM - 4PM.

This show will close on Thursday, June 5th

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Local
5:00 am
Mon May 19, 2014

Experts Gather in Wilmington to Discuss Eradicating Senior Fraud

Experts say remaining physically fit and healthy is a key component of resisting becoming a targeted fraud victim.

People over fifty account for about half of all consumer fraud complaints, and more than a third of identity theft cases. This is according to the Federal Trade Commission. And it’s why the Cape Fear Elder Abuse Prevention Network last week gathered almost two hundred area seniors to hear what Medicare coordinators, attorneys, bankers, and postal inspectors had to say about fraud prevention. For, the Cape Fear region is among the nation’s fastest-growing when it comes to Baby Boomers,

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Midday Interview -5/16/14
3:24 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Midday Interview: "Wonderful Town" at Thalian Hall

Wonderful Town

Thalian Association presents the Leonard Bernstein musical Wonderful Town. Guest host Gina Gambony spoke with two integral members of the show. The lively interview even feature some lovely singing, be sure to listen to this unique Midday Interview!

Wonderful Town runs May 15-25th at Thalian Hall. More information on the show and to purchase tickets visit the Thalian Association's website

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Midday Interview -5/13/14
2:52 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Midday Interview: Paula Brinkman and Carol Beaven on "Viva Vivaldi," This Sunday @ UNCW

Brinkman and Beaven
WHQR Staff

Paula Brinkman and Carol Beaven came into the studio to speak with us about Wilmington Choral Society’s concert Viva Vivaldi. Listen to the interview for details on the show!

The show will be presented on Sunday, May 18th, 4PM at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium.

More details are available online here.

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Midday Interview -5/15/14
2:35 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Midday Interview: John Devaney and Barb Biehner on the Cape Fear Clinic

Biehner and Devaney
WHQR Staff

John Devaney (Executive Director) and Barb Biehner (President of the Board) from Cape Fear Clinic told us about the work the clinic does every day.  There is a Behind the Scenes fundraising breakfast on Tuesday, May 20th from 7:30 to 9:00 at The City Club at DeRossett House. 

The breakfast is free, but registration is needed so enough food will be ready.  Donations will be received, and there will be a Silent Auction to raise funds. 

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