Emily Fulbright

Webservices Graduate Fellow

Emily is a second-year student in UNCW’s Graduate Liberal Studies program and is seeking her Post-Baccalaureate Certification in Women’s and Gender Studies. She is originally from the foothills of North Carolina and has received degrees in communications and creative writing. In her spare time when Emily is not traveling the world she volunteers as a cat foster for the All 4 Cats rescue organization, plays skee ball in the national Brewskee-Ball league, and shares her tales from the road in her travel blog; MyCarryOnLuggage.com.  

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On Thursday’s CoastLine: One of the NPR greats comes to Wilmington. Melissa Block is a Special Correspondent and former host of All Things Considered… The stories that shaped her career – and how she sees the news of today…


Melissa Block, NPR’s Special Correspondent and former All Things Considered host.

The next Soup to Nuts LIVE! Concert on Thursday, May 25th in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR features Derwin Hinson & Cre8Tive Coast. Derwin Hinson & Cre8Tive Coast are a hard-driving, fast-paced bluegrass ensemble that weaves country & gospel music with soulful balladeering into their nearly all-original, roots repertoire. This seasoned 4-piece band is made up of Dawson Sexton, Alene Hinson, Tim Perry, and noted multi-instrumentalist Derwin Hinson.

Monday, June 5th, at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Opening Reception: Friday, May 26th, 6-9 pm

Closing Reception: Friday, June 23rd, 6-9 pm

Show Closing: Friday, July 13th

Monday, May 22 - Wednesday, May 24

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7:00 pm

Wednesday at 4:00 pm

Tony Webster (Jim Broadbent) leads a reclusive and quiet existence until long buried secrets from his past force him to face the flawed recollections of his younger self, the truth about his first love (Charlotte Rampling) and the devastating consequences of decisions made a lifetime ago. Based on the novel of the same name by Julian Barnes. The Sense of an Ending is a gently humorous film surrounding a mystery. 

June 5 - 9

Monday – Friday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

Monday, June 12 - Wednesday, June 14

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7:00 pm

Wednesday at 4:00 pm

Monday, June 19- Wednesday, June 21

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7:00 pm

Wednesday at 4:00 pm

On Thursday’s CoastLine: The weather is warming up, and the thrill of the open road (or secluded camping site) is beckoning. We’ll explore some vacation spots off the beaten path – and within a day’s drive – with local travel experts.  

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On Wednesday’s CoastLine: The coastal Carolinas are known for their fishing – both commercial and recreational. We’ll hear about how those two sectors can sometimes clash, as well as proposed legislation that would affect the industry. 

SEFSC Pascagoula Laboratory; Collection of Brandi Noble, NOAA/NMFS/SEFSC. / Fish4377 - Flickr - NOAA Photo Library

On Thursday's CoastLine: The North Carolina General Assembly is considering rolling back the 1997 Fisheries Reform Act. We'll review the law's history and what its repeal could mean.

Listen for CoastLine Wednesdays and Thursdays at noon. Or subscribe to our podcast and find it on the HQR app. Find it by searching for “WHQR” in Apple’s App Store or Google Marketplace. Or, just click here. Contact us at coastline@whqr.org

Calling All Artists!

WHQR is currently accepting submissions from artists for the next ten shows in the MC Erny Gallery that will run from July 2017 through early 2019

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On Wednesday’s CoastLine: Being a parent is hard enough – but what if you’re a teenager, juggling school, jobs, and an infant? We’ll hear from some local experts that are lending a hand, and helping teenage parents not only raise their children, but stay in school and pursue their dreams.



Monday, May 8th, at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, May 8th Ben Steelman of StarNews will sit down to chat with Ellyn Bache, a former Wilmington resident who is coming back to talk about her new book "Kaleidoscope," an anthology of stories she wrote for "women's" magazines in the 1980s and 1990s. Bache's other novels include, "The Art of Saying Goodbye" and "Safe Passage" which was adapted into a movie starring Susan Sarandon. Join us for the conversation in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.  

Cinematique will be taking a few weeks off while The Jewish Film Festival takes place at Thalian Hall. We’ll be back May 22 with new films. More information coming soon.

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WHQR's Annual Fundraising Luncheon featuring NPR's special correspondent, Melissa Block.

Tuesday, May 23rd from 12:00 noon – 1:30 pm

The Grand Ballroom at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside

We are pleased to announce that NPR's Melissa Block will be our speaker at our annual fundraising luncheon at the Hilton.

The next Soup to Nuts LIVE! Concert on Thursday, April 13th in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR features Hank Barbee.  


Monday, April 24th, at 7pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Thank you to everyone who helped us TAKE A DAY OFF and reach our Spring Pledge Drive goal in only 6 days!!! More than 1,290 people gave gifts by phone, online and mail to help WHQR raise $152,325 (well beyond our $140,000 goal). THANK YOU to...

To celebrate our 2017 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 Mini AirPods and an iTunes Card! Help WHQR reach the goal early and Take A Day Off.

We will draw a lucky winner on March 22nd 2017 at 11:59pm.

WHQR/91.3 HQR will bring you special coverage of Governor Roy Cooper’s State-of-the-State Address, and North Carolina Senate leader Phil Berger’s response on Monday night. Coverage begins at 7 p.m.

Catherine Brand will anchor, with feature commentary and analysis from WUNC Public Radio’s Dave DeWitt. Reporters may also report from the floor of the General Assembly. 

WHQR Public Radio is pleased to announce that Vince Winkel has been hired as a full-time Reporter, joining the staff of the HQR News team. Winkel started on March 2nd.

Monday, March 13th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Friday, March 3rd the Wilmington StarNews published an editorial honoring Station Manager Cleve Callison on his decision to retire from WHQR. We here at WHQR appreciate the tribute. To read the editorial click HERE.

Our spring pledge drive starts March 16th. We want to Take a Day Off and make it in only 6 days. Give an early gift and with your help we’ll get right back to the programming you love faster. Help us Take a Day Off now at WHQR-dot-org. During our upcoming On-Air Pledge Drive, WHQR will celebrate our values of Quality, Community, and Service. Our goal is to raise $140,000 to provide the programming you count on – Morning Edition, All Things Considered, CoastLine, Classical Music, Communique and so much more.

As a way to involve local residents and help support other community organizations, WDI partners with area nonprofits to split the proceeds from wristbands sold each week during the Wilmington Downtown Sundown Concert Series. Cast your vote for WHQR and help support your local public radio station. 

Monday, March 20 - Wednesday, March 22

The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

​Monday - Wednesday at 4 pm and 7 pm

NOTE: This is in the smaller Stein Theatre so advance ticket purchase is recommended (in person at the Thalian Box Office or online - see below).

Monday, March 27 - Wednesday, March 29

The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre

Monday - Wednesday 3 pm and 7 pm

NOTE: This is in the smaller Stein Theatre so advance ticket purchase is recommended (in person at the Thalian Box Office or online - see below).

Monday, April 3 - Wednesday, April 5

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

Monday, April 10 - Wednesday, April 12

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

The new film from Jim Jarmusch focuses on a working-class poet (Adam Driver) in a small New Jersey town who practices his craft of amidst the quiet magic of everyday life as a city bus driver. Contrasted with the ever-changing world of his wife Laura, who while supporting Paterson’s poetic gift, dreams new ideas on a daily basis.   (Rated R, runtime 118 minutes)