Local - June 5
5:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Teachers to Gather at Rally to Weigh Higher Pay Against "Tenure Rights"

North Carolina’s public school teachers could soon be faced with a big choice: pay hikes, or job protection. State senators are proposing a budget that would raise experienced educators’ salaries in exchange for what they’re calling “tenure rights.” And navigating such a choice can be confusing. Which is why the local division of the North Carolina Association of Educators—or NCAE—is hosting what they’re billing as an informational rally in Wilmington, tomorrow.

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Friday Feedback
5:00 am
Fri June 6, 2014

Friday Feedback for June 6, 2014

Not our guy.

Anonymous wrote:

Did someone from your station call me and ask right out blank for a … donation at approximately 9 pm on a weeknight? What is this about? I have in the past contributed your station during your pledge drives. Why are you calling me directly for a specific amount? Is this a scam? If not, and it was from your front desk, I am highly insulted.

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Listen to Author Kevin Maurer!
6:24 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Prologue Recap: "Hunting Che" by Kevin Maurer

Steelman and Maurer at WHQR
WHQR Staff

New York Times Bestselling nonfiction author Kevin Maurer joined us in May to speak about his most recent book, Hunting Che, about a U.S. Special Forces mission that lead to the capture of Ernesto Che Guevara in Bolivia. He spoke about his writing process, and what it's like to make a small factual error in a book:

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Midday Interview -6/3/14
4:56 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Actors Randy Davis and Vanessa Welch

Randy Davis and Vanessa Welch

Guest host Gina Gambony spoke with actors Randy Davis and Vanessa Welch who play a married couple in Dearly Departed for Big Dawg Productions.  (They’re married in real life too!)T

The show runs through June 22nd. More information on the show at bigdawgproductions.org 

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Midday Interview -6/4/14
12:22 pm
Thu June 5, 2014

Midday Interview: Director Suellen Yates and Actor Tony Rivenbark on "The Wizard of Oz"

WHQR Staff

Opera House Theatre Company presents The Wizard of Oz.  This stage version was created by the Royal Shakespeare Company and follows the classic 1939 film almost exactly, but making all those cinematic special effects work on stage is a challenge!  Director Suellen Yates and actor Tony Rivenbark (who plays Professor Marvel and The Wizard) tell us about this huge undertaking. 

The show opens June 4th and runs through June 22nd.  Tickets available at ThalianHall.org or 910-632-2285.

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Jarred is a second year graduate student in the UNCW MPA Program with a concentration in public management. He received his undergraduate education at UNCW also, earning his B.A. in both Political Science and History. Since moving to Wilmington in 2008, Jarred has dedicated his time and energy to helping serve his alma mater and the communities that surround it (making sure to fit a little beach time in between).  

Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu June 5, 2014

Under the Surface of Homelessness

Elaine King
WHQR

Fresh Voices on Air commentator Elaine King explains why homelessness is such a complex issue.   

Elaine King is a senior at Hoggard High School where she is a member of the National Honors Society, President of Beta Club, and Activities Coordinator for EC Buddies. Her favorite non-profit organization to volunteer with is the "Tuesday Night Feeding Ministry". She will be attending UNC Chapel Hill in the fall.

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Local
4:17 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

Film Incentive Supporters Focus Lobbying Efforts on "Film Day" in Raleigh

Filming at Wilmington's City Hall
Billy Hathorn

Listen to the story here.

Film incentives are the ticket to keeping more than four-thousand full-time jobs in the state.  That was a central theme Wednesday morning in Raleigh during a press conference where state and city leaders, film industry workers, and industry supporters gathered to celebrate Film Day at the General Assembly. 

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Have You Received a WHQR Call?
3:38 pm
Wed June 4, 2014

WHQR Membership Phone Calls

We're Reaching Out to Lapsed Members
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WHQR is currently in the middle of a lapsed member fiscal year end campaign. We are calling some of our lapsed members to ask them to rejoin the station. We want our members to be aware that these are legitimate calls.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary at 910-343-1640 or mbradley@whqr.org.

As always, WHQR loves to hear from you, so send us an email or give Mary a call if you are need more information or are interested in renewing your membership.

Local - June 4
5:00 am
Wed June 4, 2014

North Carolina Launches Hotline to Field Veteran Complaints

VA Medical Facility in Fayetteville, North Carolina

North Carolina is taking veterans' affairs into its own hands. Following national allegations surrounding the mistreatment of veterans, the state Division of Veterans’ Affairs has launched a tip hotline to allow citizens and VA care workers to anonymously report misconduct at federal VA facilities. It went live Monday, and call staff claims that phone line is already ringing off the hook.

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