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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  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

On the next CoastLine, House Bill 2 has brought gender identity to the national stage.  What does it mean to be transgender?  We’ll explore the topic on a personal level with our guests: an Equality NC board member who’s transgender, a gender nonconforming therapist who works with transgender youth, and a local social worker who helps schools accommodate all students.

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

Source Mae La Refugee Camp Author Mikhail Esteves from Bangalore, India

Roughly 100 refugees resettle in Wilmington each year. On the next Coastline, we’ll hear from one man who spent more than half his life in a refugee camp before finding his way to the Cape Fear region.

This coming weekend WHQR will air the Soup to Nuts Live! concert that we recorded with the pop-folk duo, Chasing Opal. Tune in this Friday and Saturday for the fun and upbeat music of Chasing Opal.

Tune into 91.3 FM to hear Chasing Opal!

Friday, May 6th at 7 pm

Saturday, May 7th at 9 pm

Beginning, Monday, May 9th on 91.3, HQR News will offer Here & Now at noon each Monday and Tuesday, as well as its 2 pm airing Monday through Thursday. Friday will see the move of Ken Rudin's Political Junkie to noon, completing our weekly news strip which features CoastLine on Wednesday and Thursday at 12:06. The State of Things, produced at sister our station WUNC in Chapel Hill, N.C., will now air Monday through Friday from 1 to 2 pm. 

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Soup to Nuts Live! welcomes The Midatlantic to WHQR's MC Erny Gallery on Thursday, May 19th.

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.

Paul Reinmann

Don Gonyea's April 13th visit to Wilmington, NC was met with great success. Gonyea is a Peabody Award-winning journalist with decades of experience, and is currently NPR's National Political Correspondent. With Gonyea's experience comes many fascinating and often amusing stories, including tales about previous presidential campaigns, working with past presidents, and pounding the cement to get another side to a story.

Monday, May 9th, 7pm

WHQR's MC Erny Gallery

On Monday, May 9th Ben Steelman with the StarNews speaks with author and professor May-lee Chai. Join us as we discuss Chai's novels and non-fiction work in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery.

About the Author and Her Work:

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