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 held its 2016 Annual Meeting on Thursday, July 21. The Board of Directors, Community Advisory Board members, staff and WHQR audiences came together to celebrate a great year and to set the stage for 2017. 

SOUP TO NUTS LIVE! presents Jamie Hoover on Thursday, August 11 at 6:30 pm in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

WHQR's online streams are down but George Scheibner (Operations Manager) is working on restoring them right now. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience.

Our 91.3fm and 92.6fm transmissions are operating as scheduled.

Monday, September 12th, Prologue will feature Martha Peterson, author of "The Widow Spy."

About the Author:

Peterson was recently featured on CNN's "Declassified." She's a retired CIA case officer, and in the 1970s, she was based in Moscow as the agency's contact with "Trigon," a mole in the Soviet Foreign Ministry. "Marti" was arrested by the KGB, taken to Moscow's notorious Lubyanka prison -- and lived to tell the tale.

About the Book:

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Commentator Nan Graham describes the use of camels in the Confederacy's "Camel Corps."

Nan Graham, a WHQR Commentator since 1995, has had a long love affair with language...from The Real Mother Goose and Alice in Wonderland, to Thomas Wolfe and Truman Capote.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

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Donald Wood of Wilmington, North Carolina passed away on July 4, 2016 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center, just two days past his 71st birthday. Don was born in Rochester, NY and honorably served in the U.S. Coast Guard until 1989.

As a front desk volunteer, Don’s presence and dedication on WHQR’s front line will be greatly missed. His humor and conversation lifted the spirits of all those around him.

WHQR thanks the Gallery of Oriental Rugs for donating the proceeds from the sale of this beautiful rug to HQR's emPowering Our Future campaign.

Visit the store on Oleander to see this lovely Persian "Bakhtiari" - woven circa 1970 in the central part of Iran by the master weavers of the Bakhtiari Tribes. Excellent condition, cotton foundation, hand spun wool.

Starting on Saturday, July 9, WHQR will begin a new weekend programming schedule. Find the changes and additions below.

Beginning Saturday, July 9:

6:00pm - The Thistle & Shamrock (RETURN)

Fiona Ritchie returns to WHQR with music from the Celtic traditions of Ireland, Scotland and beyond on Thistle and Shamrock, Six o'clock Saturday evenings on 91-3, WHQR.

7:00pm- Across the Blue Ridge (NEW TIME)

Paul Brown takes you on an exploration of America's musical traditions from the Appalachian Mountains to the Mississippi delta on Across the Blue Ridge, now Saturday evenings at 7:00 on 91-3, WHQR.

8:00pm - Magnolia Fatback Folk Hour

Magnolia Fatback Hour is a folk and bluegrass hour hosted by a musician who cares passionately about what he spins on-air and will tell you why each tune is worth hearing. John Fonvielle is a talented guitarist and bassist who also enjoys playing DJ

9:00pm - Soup to Nuts

A unique and personal music mix for a Saturday night. Local performers, big names, old and new, borrowed and blue. You never know what you're going to get. Plus, Soup to Nuts Live! features local concerts recorded in our WHQR Gallery.

10:00pm - Woodsongs (RETURN) 

Woodsongs Old-time Radio Hour returns to WHQR with host Michael Johnathan's singular take on American in music, literature and pop culture, Saturdays at 10 pm pn 91-3, HQR. 

11:00pm - Front Street Blues

WHQR's Front Street Blues include spinning classic, traditional, and contemporary tunes, peppered with flavors from all across the Blues map.

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  Commentator Peggy Porter believes that when it comes to our oldest veterans, every day is a day to remember.

Peggy Porter is a former teacher of U.S. History and Government in New Hanover County.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

We are currently experiencing technical difficulties on HQR 91.3 and Classical HQR 92.7; however, we are working hard to fix these issues. Some programming may be affected this weekend as a result. Thank you for your patience, and we look forward to notifying you when these issues are resolved.

The WHQR Community Advisor Board Social

The MC Erny Gallery

Thursday, June 30th

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The WHQR Community Advisor Board will hold a mixer in the MC Erny Gallery on Thursday, June 30th from 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm. It's a great opportunity to meet WHQR Community Advisor Board members and learn more about the board and the station. We'll will provide great wine and hors d’oeuvres!

THE EVENT IT FULL. PLEASE ENJOY THE SHOW ON THE AIR AT 91.3FM.

It's hard to believe that Garrison Kellior's final show as host of A Prairie Home Companion is less than two weeks away — and it's true what they say about time flying!

Join us in the MC Erny Gallery at 5 pm on Saturday, July 2nd as Garrison Keillor takes to the stage at the Hollywood Bowl for his final show as Host of A Prairie Home Companion. We invite you to bring your favorite hot dish, libation, and fond Garrison Keillor memories to our listening party in the MC Erny Gallery. We’ll provide soft drinks, snacks, and FUN!

Monday-Friday, July 4-8, 7 pm

Wednesday, July 6, 4 pm

The Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

Monday-Wednesday, July 11-13, 7 pm

Wednesday, July 13, 4 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

Monday-Wednesday, July 18-20, 7 pm

Wednesday, July 20, 4 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage Theatre

NOTE NEW SCHEDULE AND THEATRE

Monday-Friday, July 25-29, 7 pm

The Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

Miles Ahead

In celebration of the release of the Miles Davis film Miles Ahead at Cinematique of Wilmington this week, WHQR 91.3 FM will broadcast a new one hour radio special tonight, Tuesday, June 7th at 8 pm.

The special includes interviews with the film's director and star, Don Cheadle, film composer and pianist Robert Glasper, plus Miles’ son, Erin Davis, and nephew, Vince Wilburn, Jr. The special also includes several of Miles Davis’ classics, including "Seven Steps to Heaven," "Miles Ahead," and "So What." 

Have you noticed that WHQR's Cultural Calendar looks a bit different? If you have, that's because we've updated it to the new and improved Cultural Calendar! Submitting community events will now be more straightforward, and the calendar will be more easily navigable. Tell us how you like the new Community Calendar by emailing feedback@whqr.org.

Soup to Nuts Live! welcomes long-time veteran of the Chicago blues music scene, Jon McDonald, on Thursday, June 23rd in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

Monday, June 13th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, June 13th, Ben Steelman of the StarNews will talk with author Anne Russell about her children's book The Mystical, Magical, Amazing, Fantastical Gardens of Airlie. Join us for the conversation in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

On Thursday, May 19th local folk rock group The Midatlantic performed in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. On Friday, June 10th and Saturday June 11th, will air our Soup to Nuts Live! concert with The Midatlantic. Tune into HQR 91.3 to hear The Midatlantic's brand of music that combines progressive folk, Americana, bluegrass, and a hint of rock and jazz.

Friday, June 10th at 7 pm

Saturday, June 11th at 9 pm

Monday, July 11th, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, July 11th, Ben Steelman of the StarNews will speak with Brunswick County author Nancy Whitfield about her memoir Broken Places. Join us for the conversation in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR.

About the Author:

Monday, August 8, 7 pm

The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

On Monday, August 8th Ben Steelman of the StarNews discusses the Louise's War series with author Sarah Shaber. Join us for the discussion in the the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR!

About the Author and Her Work:

Monday night, several members of the WHQR's Board of Directors of Friends of Public Radio volunteered at Good Shepherd center. As you can see from our slide show above, they had a great time preparing dinner for the shelter and giving back to the Wilmington community. Judging by the quality of the photos it seems as though they were more worried about working hard than they were about taking good photos!

On Tuesday, May 24, the harp duo Lilac 94 will join us in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR for a special Midday Interview with Gina Gambony that includes a mini-concert.  The live interview with the harpists begins at 11:58 and runs through 12:06 on Classical HQR 92.7 and HQR News 91.7; the music will continue until approximately 12:20 on Classical HQR. 

Monday-Friday, June 6-10, 7 pm

Wednesday, June 8, 4 pm

The Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

Monday-Wednesday, June 13-15, 7 pm

Wednesday, June 15, 4 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Cultures collide when an American businessman (Tom Hanks) is sent to Saudi Arabia to close what he hopes will be the deal of a lifetime. Baffled by local customs and stymied by an opaque bureaucracy, he eventually finds his footing with the help of a wise-cracking taxi driver (Alexander Black) and a beautiful Saudi doctor (Sarita Choudhury). (Rated R, 1 hour 37 minutes)

Monday-Wednesday, June 20-22, 7 pm

Wednesday, June 22, 4 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Monday-Wednesday, June 27-29, 7 pm

Thalian Hall Main Stage

Wednesday, June 29, 4 pm

The Ruth & Bucky Stein Theatre

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