Midday Interview -5/8/14
1:59 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Midday Interview: Ronnie Wise on Reviving the Wilmington Boys Choir

Studio 1 at WHQR
Staff

Ronnie Wise, Music Director of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, is reviving the popular Wilmington Boys Choir.  It is open to boys age 7 through voice change.  Two Open Houses for interested boys and their families are scheduled for Saturday, May 17th at 9 am and 1 pm, at St. Paul’s. 

More information is available at spechurch.com/music

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5:00 am
Fri May 16, 2014

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Lucy is WNPR's All Things Considered Host and Correspondent. She reports on news stories in the Connecticut region and contributes to National Public Radio.  

Local
4:14 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Film in Wilmington Part I: Local Crew Members Eye Atlanta

EUE Screen Gems in Wilmington, NC
VisitNC.com

Listen to the story here.

If North Carolina lawmakers don’t renew film incentives during the short session – or if they choose to gut them to the point they’re no longer competitive with other states, some industry insiders are predicting an exodus of long-time film professionals from Wilmington. 

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June 16-18, 7PM @ Thalian Hall
1:02 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Cinematique Presents: The Lunchbox

Official Movie Poster

Don't miss this touching portrait of friendship, a film being hailed as one of the best films of the year! Middle class housewife Ila is trying once again to add some spice to her marriage through her cooking. She prepares a special lunchbox to be delivered to her husband at work, but it is mistakenly delivered to another office worker, Saajan, a lonely man on the verge of retirement. This begins a series of lunchbox notes between Saajan and Ila, and the mere comfort of communicating with a stranger anonymously soon evolves into an unexpected friendship. (PG, 1hr, 45min)
 

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June 9-11, 7PM @ Thalian Hall
12:46 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Cinematique Presents: Fading Gigolo

Official Movie Poster

John Turturro writes, directs, and acts in this light-hearted comedy about a man struggling to find his place in life. Fioravante (Turturro) works part time as a florist and makes very little money. His friend Murray (Woody Allen) owns a rare book store that is being forced to close. Murray, on a visit to his dermatologist Dr. Parker (Sharon Stone), gets into a conversation with her that turns to sex. Highly reluctant, Fioravante eventually consents to a strange new business venture.

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June 2-6, 7PM @ Thalian Hall
12:36 pm
Thu May 15, 2014

Cinematique Presents: Finding Vivian Maier

A Photo by Maier
vivianmaier.com

This dramatic documentary is receiving rave reviews across the globe! Now considered one of the 20th century's greatest street photographers, Vivian Maier was a mysterious nanny who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that went unseen during her lifetime. Amateur historian John Maloof has crusaded to put this prolific photographer in the history books. Maier's strange and riveting life and art are revealed through never-before-seen photographs, films, and interviews with dozens who thought they knew her. (Unrated, 1hr, 24min)

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

A Toast To: "Good Morning"

Nan Graham

Our most important meal, experts and our mothers say: Breakfast! How was yours this morning?

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
5:00 am
Thu May 15, 2014

Fair Housing Workshop Aims to Teach Citizen Rights and Responsibilities

The FOCUS Committee for Southeastern North Carolina--and the planners behind the comprehensive plans for New Hanover County and the City of Wilmington--all point to the same prediction: The Cape Fear Region is set to experience an explosion of population growth over the next quarter-century. And, accommodating it will require major adjustments in terms of roads and other infrastructure, the labor market, and educational resources. Changes are also underway when it come to the ways in which citizens will find themselves a place to call home.

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Local
5:00 am
Wed May 14, 2014

NHC Board of Elections Calls for Thorough "Robocall" Investigation

Pictured left to right: Marlene Mitchell, NHC Board of Elections Secretary; John Ferrante, Chairman; and Tannis Nelson, Member.

The New Hanover County Board of Elections unanimously voted to launch an investigation into the questionable county “robocalls” that went out on Primary Election Day last week. Yesterday, board members declared their intention to determine the identify of the caller—who claimed to be outgoing County Commissioner Brian Berger, urging citizens to vote for fellow commissioner and then-U.S. House candidate Woody White, as well as state Senate contender Michael Lee—and determine whether a practical joke was at play, or if state election laws were purposely violated.

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