Note: Tuesday, and Wednesday Nights Canceled Due to Weather, tickets honored for later showings
Nominated for six Oscars, including Best Picture, Best Actor (Matthew McConaughey) and, and Best Supporting Actor (Jared Leto), Dallas Buyers Club tells the story of real-life Texan Ron Woodroof, whose free-wheeling life was overturned in 1985 when he was diagnosed as HIV-positive.
Monday marks the late Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday. And the city of Southport will be commemorating the same way it has for more than twenty years—with a two-day festival that aims to inspire community involvement. This year the MLK Committee will also be celebrating the success its other initiative, Project Do Something. A joint effort with Brunswick County Schools, it serves to encourage students to perform acts of kindness and justice year-round—in tribute to Dr. King.
Several listeners reacted to a recent criticism of This American Life for a story about using pig intestines as a substitute for calamari. The original comment had found that segment, shall we say, distasteful. Listener Matt wrote:
Please join WHQR for a special classical broadcast, Live from the MC Erny Gallery. We welcome the Cavani String Quartet for their second string performance following last October's event. Don't miss this opportunity to experience an intimate classical performance at the WHQR studios, either live or in person. NOTE: attendance will be very limited. Please email us ASAP at the address below.
Recap: Enjoy this audio clip from the discussion with Rebecca Lee and Ben Steelman. The two writers offer unique, informed insights into the award winning book The Things They Carried. They Draw connections to other prominent works of literature and help put the work into literary and social perspective:
WHQR's Jason Hess speaks with award winning author Tim O'Brien, special guest of The Big Read of Wilmington. During the lively discussion O'Brien speaks about his book The Things They Carried, the process of writing, the role of storytelling in the lives of soldiers, and about his visit to Wilmington, NC.
Jemila spoke with Playwright John Grudzien and actor/director Steve Vernon talk about Pole Vaulting Over Skyscrapers – Five New Plays. The five original short plays will premier tonight, January 16, 8pm at the Cape Fear Playhouse.