9:16 am
Tue July 27, 2004

Television

Remember test patterns?

Wilmington NC – [Click the Listen button to hear Wally's commentary.]

In the beginning was the test pattern. And lousy signals.

In this Postcard from the Digital Age we're going to look at how TV has changed in the last fifty years and how it might change in the years ahead.

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1:55 pm
Mon July 26, 2004

Sand Fleas

They get under your skin. But what the heck are they?

Wilmington NC – [Click the Listen button to hear David's commentary.]

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1:22 pm
Mon July 26, 2004

Visits From the Drowned Girl

Can you enjoy a book, if you don't like the characters.

Wilmington NC – [Click the Listen button to hear Nicki's commentary.]

It was a typical customer encounter for me: "I don't want," she said, "to read about a bunch of nasty people I don't like." I just nodded and led her to the "books about nice people you'd like to have as neighbors" section.

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2:39 pm
Thu July 22, 2004

Celebs!

Our obsession with celebrities is nothing new.

Wilmington NC – Click the Listen button to hear Nan's commentary.

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1:45 pm
Thu July 22, 2004

Cameron Art Museum

When it comes to the intersection of architecture and art, Charles gives credit where it's due.

Wilmington NC – Click the Listen button to hear Charles' commentary.

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Books
3:41 pm
Wed July 21, 2004

Red House

Sarah Messer's book "Red House" is the subject of the next meeting of the WHQR/StarNews Bookclub.

Moderator Ben Steelman speaks with Sarah Messer about her book "Red House; Being a mostly accurate account of New England's Oldest Continuously lived-in house."

Sarah will be the guest at the next meeting of the WHQR/StarNews Bookclub, Monday July 26th at 5:30 pm here at WHQR.

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1:12 pm
Wed July 21, 2004

Treefrogs and Toads

Why recent rains are a blessing.

Wilmington NC – Click the Listen button to hear Andy's commentary.

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9:02 am
Wed July 21, 2004

Ground Cover

A farewell to lawnmowers.

Wilmington NC – Click the Listen button to hear Barbara's commentary.

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3:36 pm
Tue July 20, 2004

Barney, Get Your Bullet

When you combine vacation, politics, security, and southeastern North Carolina what do you get? Not necessarily what you'd expect, at least not for Catherine.

Wilmington, NC – [Click LISTEN button to hear Catherine's commentary.]

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11:47 am
Tue July 20, 2004

The Worm Always Turns

As with all natural phenomena Dennis says when it comes to the economy, what goes up will come down and vice versa.

Wilmington, NC – Click Listen button to hear Dennis' commentary.


July 20, 2004. Early in my career, I received sage advice from a senior faculty member ? really my mentor before mentoring became a standard part of on-the-job training for young university professors. I was advised to bear in mind, when it comes to economic trends, the worm always turns.

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