Caroline DeVries

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Caroline is a second-year graduate student enrolled in University of North Carolina Wilmington’s English MA program with a concentration in Science and Medical Writing. She also attended UNCW as an undergrad in the English Literature BA program with a minor in Studio Art. As a beach person through and through, she enjoys spending her spare time exploring the coastline and surrounding wildlife areas with her adventurous kitten, Bahgeera. 

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Celebrate Independence Day on 91.3 WHQR with two special programs. 

Let's wrap up the Summer Stealth Drive. We’re trying to meet our summer fundraising goal of $70,000 without interrupting programing. We have LESS THAN $8,000 to go - help us get there! Pledge now!

WHQR's MC Erny Gallery is undergoing renovations! That being said, this also means that we will be taking a brief break from our monthly Prologue with Ben Steelman. We look forward to resuming Prologue in a beautifully renovated Gallery space later this year. We will keep you all updated on the upcoming Prologue dates and guests as we get closer to project completion.

We'll see you in a few months!

A main component of our transmitter failed on Sunday night. The replacement should be here by the end of the week. In the meantime, please listen to WHQR 91.3 (and, in Myrtle Beach, both 98.9 and 102.3) on your Smart Speaker, the WHQR App or streaming anytime at whqr.org.

We’re sorry for any inconvenience and hope to have our strong signal back soon!

Disobedience will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, July 16th, to Wednesday, July 18th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

From Sebastián Lelio, the director of the Academy Award-winning A Fantastic Woman, Disobedience follows a woman as she returns to the community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Based on Naomi Alderman’s book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.

Yellow Submarine will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, July 9th, to Wednesday, July 11th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its release, Cinematique is pleased to bring Yellow Submarine to Wilmington. In this special remastered rerelease of the 1968 film, The Beatles agree to accompany Captain Fred in his Yellow Submarine and go to Pepperland to free it from the music hating Blue Meanies in an animated journey filled with puns and dry British humor. The swirling animation is a mixture of pop-culture images and modern artistic styles brought together with an antiwar message and some clever political commentary.

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Friends of Public Radio, Inc.'s Annual Meeting

tekMountain at 1844 Sir Tyler Drive

Thursday, June 28

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Come out and join us for our next Meet Up at the Bellamy Mansion next Thursday, June 7th! WHQR Staff, Community Advisory Board, and Friends will be there for a fun evening enjoying friendship and a shared love of public radio with our listeners. Spend the evening relaxing with wine, beer (the delicious Hummin' Bird provided by Red Oak), and snacks inside the grand Bellamy Mansion and on its outside grounds.

The event will be from 5 - 7pm. We can't wait to see you there!

Lean on Pete will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, June 25th, to Wednesday, June 27th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray, both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse’s gruff owner, Del Montgomery, and his seasoned jockey, Bonnie, help Charley fill the void of his father’s absence—until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend’s life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn’t seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.

Foxtrot will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, June 18th, to Wednesday, June 20th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

A grieving father experiences the absurd circumstances around the death of his son in this latest critical reflection on military culture from Israeli filmmaker Samuel Maoz (Lebanon). Michael and Daphna Feldmann (Lior Ashkenazi and Sarah Adler) have barely begun to accept the horrific news about their son, when they discover that all is not what it seems.

Isle of Dogs will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, June 11th, to Wednesday, June 13th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Renowned filmmaker Wes Anderson has assembled an amazing ensemble voice cast including Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Jeff Goldblum, Greta Gerwig, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, and Frances McDormand, for this fantastic stop-motion animation adventure about a young boy who takes an epic journey to find his dog.

WFMT Radio Network helps keep opera front and center each Saturday afternoon on Classical HQR. Throughout the MET’s offseason, hear great performances from Lyric Opera of Chicago, LA Opera, San Francisco Opera, and more, Saturdays at 1 pm on 92.7 in Wilmington and 102.3 in Myrtle Beach.

What if you could travel and eat for a living? Well, travel writer and food critic Jason Frye does just that. We’ll hear about his adventures and get his recommendations so you can follow in his footsteps. This episode of CoastLine originally aired on April 20th 2017.

WHQR is excited to announce four new programs  – The Daily, Performance Today, SymphonyCast and From The Top – are joining the lineup on HQR News 91.3fm or Classical HQR 92.7fm beginning this Monday, April 30th! 

Opening Reception: April 27, 2018
Closing Reception: May 25, 2018
Show Closing: June 8, 2018

About the Show
Life Itself is a prevalent theme throughout both artists' work. Topher's printmaking work depicts scenes and figures from everyday life. Within his pieces, technological effects on people and the world around them are also represented. Kristen's mixed-media drawings and paintings utilize human and botanical subjects. In her more current work, she aims to create harmony between the flora and their illustrated likenesses, via synthesis and movement. In both development and style, Kristen and Topher approach their processes with an interactive, gestural fervor, to produce highly dynamic and expressive compositions.

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PROLOGUE NOW STARTS AT NOON
Monday, June 18th
The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, June 18th (Note: This will be the 3rd Monday rather than the 2nd), at NOON in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss Beach House Reunion with the author, Mary Alice Monroe, and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews.

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PROLOGUE NOW STARTS AT NOON
Monday, May 14th
The MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, May 14th, at NOON in the MC Erny Gallery, we will sit down to discuss The Secret To Southern Charm with critically acclaimed author, Kristy Woodson Harvey, and Ben Steelman of Wilmington's StarNews.

RBG will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, May 28th, to Wednesday, May 30th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm in The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre.

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior's rise to the nation's highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans - until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg's exceptional life and career from Betsy West and Julie Cohen, and co-produced by Storyville Films and CNN Films.

The Death of Stalin will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, May 21st, to Wednesday, May 23rd. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Don’t miss this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire! Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast.

A Fantastic Woman will be shown in The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre from Monday, May 14th, to Friday, May 18th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Academy Award Winner for Best Foreign Language Film

A Fantastic Woman is the story of Marina, a waitress and singer, and Orlando, an older man, who are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight again to show them who she is: complex, strong, forthright, fantastic.

The Leisure Seeker will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, May 7th, to Wednesday, May 9th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Academy Award-winner Helen Mirren and two-time Golden Globe-winner Donald Sutherland star as a runaway couple goes on an unforgettable journey in the faithful old RV they call The Leisure Seeker. Travelling from Boston to The Ernest Hemingway Home in Key West, they recapture their passion for life and their love for each other on a road trip that provides revelation and surprise right up to the very end.

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On WHQR News, we’ll be airing a special at 6pm on April 29th – A Change of World hosted by Meryl Streep - on 91.3fm. A Change of World tells the story of how poets who were swept up in the Women’s Movement of the 1960s and 70s radically changed American poetry. 

Looking for a great volunteer opportunity?

WHQR needs your help! We are looking for volunteers to join our fun and friendly Volunteer Front Desk staff. Working at the Front Desk is an easy and great way to meet other Public Radio fans and hang with our WHQR staff.

We ask for a weekly commitment of two to three hours, depending on the shift. Currently, we have openings for:

Tuesdays, 9am - 12pm
Wednesdays, 9am - 11am

Thank you to everyone who helped us reach our Spring Pledge Drive goal!!! More than 1143 people gave gifts by phone, online and mail to help WHQR raise $150,215 (well beyond our $150,000 goal). THANK YOU to...

To celebrate our 2018 Spring Pledge Drive Campaign we are running an APPLE EXTRAVAGANZA! Click the DONATE button in the top right of this screen to Pledge Now or return your membership challenge letter via mail and you could win a brand new APPLE WATCH, iPad, and an iTunes Card! Help WHQR reach the goal early and Take A Day Off.

We will draw a lucky winner on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 11:59pm.

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THE 2018 LUNCHEON IS FULL. Spaces may be available with individual table hosts.

WHQR also has a wait list. Please email Mary Bradley at mbradley@whqr.org if you are interested in being added to the wait list. THANKS EVERYONE!

WHQR's Annual Fundraising Luncheon featuring 1A's Joshua Johnson

Friday, May 18th from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

The Grand Ballroom at Hotel Ballast (formerly the Wilmington Hilton Riverside)

Film Stars Don't Die In Liverpool will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, April 2nd, to Wednesday, April 4th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

Based on Peter Turner's memoir, the film follows the playful but passionate relationship between Turner and the eccentric Academy Award-winning actress Gloria Grahame in 1978 Liverpool. What starts as a vibrant affair between a legendary femme fatale and her young lover quickly grows into a deeper relationship, with Turner being the person Gloria turns to for comfort. Their passion and lust for life is tested to the limits by events beyond their control. Stars Annette Bening, Jamie Bell, and Julie Walters.

Nominated for thirteen Academy Awards including Best Actress, Best Motion Picture, and Best Director, The Shape of Water will be shown in Thalian Hall's Main Stage Theatre from Monday, March 5th, to Wednesday, March 7th. The film will play Monday to Wednesday at 7pm with an additional screening on Wednesday at 4pm.

From master story teller, Guillermo del Toro, and nominated for thirteen Academy Awards comes The Shape of Water - an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa's life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda discover a secret classified experiment. The star-studded cast includes Cally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins, Doug Jones, and Sichael Stuhlbarg.

Are you interested in serving on the Friends of Public Radio Board? WHQR and the Friends of Public Radio are soliciting interested parties to apply for a limited number of positions on our Board of Directors.

We are seeking a diverse population from our listenership who are interested in engaging with the community in meaningful ways, will attend regular monthly meetings, will participate in committee responsibilities and will assist with fundraising.

Join other Public Radio lovers, WHQR Community Advisory Board, staff, board and friends at a great spot in Ogden on Thursday, March 1st, from 5pm to 7pm. Celebrate your community focused non-profit radio station while drinking local beer (Broomtail Craft brews and more), enjoying great company, and relaxing in a great setting (with a beautiful beer garden)! We are also super excited to have John Fonville and the band End of the Line with us that night as our live entertainment. We will also have Arepa St. Food Truck at the event as well! Raise a glass to excellent radio, music, culture and an interesting and interested community of listeners. We can't wait to see you there!!!!!

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