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: What's killing people in New Hanover County? We'll explore that question with Public Health Director Phillip Tarte and find out whether -- and how many -- of these deaths could be avoided. 

On Wednesday’s CoastLine: Agriculture has an enduring history in North Carolina. Morgan Milne of Red Beard Farms joins us to discuss industry trends, recent challenges, and how millennials are picking up the pitchfork.

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.

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.  

*CHANGE OF DATE!

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)

Monday, April 17 - Wednesday, April 19

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday at 4 pm

Join other Public Radio lovers, WHQR staff, board and friends at a great downtown brewery. Celebrate your community focused non-profit radio station all while drinking local beer, enjoying a new food truck and listening to live music! From 6-9p on March 2, Flytrap will donate $1 of each beer sold to WHQR. Plus, musical duo, 2 Docs and A Box, will donate their tips to the cause and you can check out the great food from Groovy Fish Gill & Grill, serving burgers and fish tacos.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 6 - 9 pm

Flytrap Brewing

The next Soup to Nuts LIVE! Concert on Thursday, March 2nd in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR features Rupert Wates.  

Rupert Wates is London-born, Oxford educated, and a resident of the United States since 2006. With a storied career as a songwriter and seven solo CDs to his credit, his original music combines elements of acoustic, folk, jazz, vaudeville, and caberet. Rupert averages 120 shows per year throughout North America and Europe (alone and with ensembles), and he prefers smaller listening rooms where the audience is up close and the music takes center stage. He has been voted Artist Of The Year in 2013 & 2016 by the international house concerts network, ConcertsInYourHome.com, and AcousticMusic.com has described him as "a prime figure in American music", adding "If you're not hip to this guy yet, you're missing out."

Thursday, March 2nd. 

The MC Erny Gallery

Doors: 6:30

Show: 7:30

Thank you to everyone who attended the emPowering Our Future Celebration Friday, February 10, 2017. The evening was a huge success and it was wonderful to see so many people at this gathering! Thanks to our volunteer photographer, Lindsey McGrath for these great photos. You can find more photos from the celebration along with snapshots of our guests with their favorite NPR personalities HERE

On the heels of a deeply polarized election, Donald Trump assumed office having won the Electoral College, 306 to 232, but having lost the popular vote by over 2.8 million voters. His opponents argue that he gave voice and legitimacy to extremists, and that his unpredictable, autocratic style is a threat to both democratic ideals at home and stability abroad. But others, including critics, argue that Trump’s election represents the will of the American people, who--hungry for change--repudiated the status quo.

Monday, February 13th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, February 13thBen Steelman of the StarNews will talk with author Susan Bishop Crispell about her debut novel The Secret Ingredient of Wishes. Join us for the conversation in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Thank you to our many WONDERFUL Day Sponsors who came out to celebrate at the Cameron Art Museum Friday, January 13, 2017. We want to express our sincere gratitude to you all for making it such an unforgettable evening. There were delicious drinks, even more delicious food, endlessly gorgeous artwork, and most importantly lots and lots of great conversation. Thanks to our photographer, Paul Reinmann for capturing these amazing shots. Check out the snapshots from the party HERE.

Unfortunately, Soup To Nuts LIVE! for Thursday, January 26th is canceled due to illness. We will coordinate with Hank Barbee to reschedule at a later date. Stay tuned for updates! 

On Thursday’s CoastLine, we’ll learn about how education is adapting to meet the diverse needs of its students with a special education teacher and professor.

Monday, February 20 - Wednesday, February 22

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday - Wednesday at 7 pm

Wednesday,  at 4 pm (The Ruth and Bucky Stein Theatre)

Listen at 11 a.m. today, Friday, January 20, 2017 for NPR News special coverage of the Presidential Inauguration.

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