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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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.

Opening Reception: Friday, January 27th, 6-9 pm

Closing Reception: Friday, February 24th, 6-9 pm

Show Closing: Friday, March 10  

WHQR is currently working on our broadcast tower. 92.7 FM and 91.3 FM will experience low power and signal interruptions throughout the day. We apologize for any inconvenience. 

Monday, October 10th
7:00pm-8:00pm
MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Prologue host, Ben Steelman of StarNews, will sit down with John Jeremiah Sullivan, accomplished author, contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine and Southern editor for The Paris Review.  

WHQR is participating in the 5th Annual International PARK(ing) Day by taking over a parking space and creating a lush SoundGarden. The garden will be located in a parking space directly in front of HQR’s Studios at 254 N. Front Street and will be open from 11am – 6pm on Friday, September 16, 2016. We hope to see you there!

Hailing from Raleigh, NC, I am no stranger to the fandom that follows Rise – a biscuit and doughnut bakery that, on multiple accounts, has been lauded as “last-meal worthy."  Rise has been on the tip of everyone in Wilmington’s tongue lately in anticipation of the opening day. Its quick development in the Triangle has fostered a legacy that is making it the cool new kid on the block, just in time for the new school year.

SAVE THE DATE - AUGUST 25 FROM 5 - 7PM

WHQR's Community Advisory Board is hosting an HQR Meetup. Join the CAB, HQR staff and public radio friends for a Fun Evening at the Bellamy Mansion! Join in the fun and friendship with wine, beer, snacks, a DJ and HQR hosts. We hope to see you there!

RSVP HERE!

giphy.com / "Parks and Recreation"

I’ve got an appetite for radio and not just in the metaphorical sense. My appetite is literal. In the same vein as the overused joke of “having a face for radio,” apparently I’ve got the stomach for it too. Since arriving at WHQR, I’ve been filled with constant indulges in local culture and news, but there’s a big part of the piece that doesn’t carry through to the airwaves.

What's on your grocery list? Eggs, milk, bread, and maybe a glass of wine while you're aisle-bound.

Ewan McGregor and Naomie Harris star in this gripping adaptation of John le Carré's best-selling thriller about an ordinary English couple who find themselves caught up in international intrigue. While on vacation in Marrakech, an ordinary English couple befriend a flamboyant and charismatic Russian who, unbeknownst to them, is a kingpin money launderer for the Russian mafia.

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