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5:00 am
Fri February 14, 2014

Friday Feedback for February 14, 2014

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Last week it was comments about music, this week it’s the technology help desk.

Listeners Bob and Cathy wrote:

We are trying to listen to Smooth Landings and cannot get the station to live stream during that show or at any time. The Classical station comes in but not George. We miss Smooth Landings and George and his guest DJs. It’s the best 30 minutes of music on the radio, period!

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Inside WHQR - Music and Poetry
2:07 pm
Thu February 13, 2014

Audio Recap: Cavani Quartet and Poet Mwatabu S. Okantah

Cavani and Okantah at WHQR

We were honored to host the Cavani Quartet and the poet Mwatabu S. Okantah in the MC Erny Gallery on Friday, January 24th for a special live performance and broadcast of classical music and poetry. Gallery guests and listeners were delighted by the skilled blending of poem and song. Enjoy this clip from the performance, which brought tears to the eyes of many audience members. 

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Taylor is VPR's digital reporter. After growing up in Vermont, he graduated with at BA in Journalism from Northeastern University in 2013.

Severe Weather
4:06 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

WHQR Currently On Reduced Power

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UPDATE WEDNESDAY MORNING: WHQR is now on low power as a result of antenna icing (see below). Listeners distant from our transmitter in Brunwick County may have reception problems. If possible, we encourage you to try our online stream, available in the upper left of this page. 

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Midday Interview -2/11/14
3:26 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Midday Interview: Nick Smith and Susan Auten on the Play "Romantic Comedy"

Smith and Auten at WHQR
Jemila Ericson

Today I talked with director Nick Smith and actress Susan Auten about Big Dawg Productions’ staging of Romantic Comedy by Bernard Slade.  It opens Thursday and runs for three weeks – Thursday through Saturday at 8 and Sunday at 3.  Full Information:

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1:49 pm
Tue February 11, 2014

Next Round of Winter Weather Moves into the Cape Fear Region; Hazardous Roads Expected Wednesday AM

Listen to the audio version here.

The winter weather sweeping through southeastern North Carolina over the next 24 hours is actually two distinct storm systems. 

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7:00 am
Tue February 11, 2014

Purple Pitcher Plant

purple pitcher plant

Commentator Andy Wood steps outside during last week's ice storm to explore a boggy place where several carnivorous plants dwell.

Andy Wood is an author, ecologist, and award-winning environmental educator.

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

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Midday Interview -2/7/14
3:54 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Midday Interview: Historian and Author Carole K. Fink

Studio 1 @ WHQR

WHQR graduate fellow Jason Hess interviewed Carole K. Fink about her book Cold War. They spoke about the writing and research processes involved with nonfiction writing, and the importance Fink puts on sharing history as a teacher. Carole is our featured author for Prologue with Ben Steelman this coming Monday at 7 in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Full details on Carole K. Fink's Prologue event is available here.

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Midday Interview -2/6/14
3:30 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

Midday Interview: Novelist Wiley Cash

Ericson and Cash in Studio 1 @ WHQR
Jason Hess

Author Wiley Cash will be WHQR's guest on March 17th for a Prologue Book Talk.  He talks about his experiences as a writer, and about his second novel which was just released a week ago – This Dark Road to Mercy.

More information about Wiley Cash and his writing available at

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