Jason Hess

Graduate Fellow -Web Services

Graduate fellow Jason Hess is a second year MFA student in creative nonfiction writing at UNCW. Jason is originally from Scappoose, Oregon. He holds a BA in Spanish and English from the University of Idaho. His studies and wanderlust have brought him to live in Costa Rica, Idaho, Spain, and now North Carolina.   

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Broadcast: October 25, 26 @9PM
7:00 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Stray Local STNL Airs Friday and Saturday!

Packed House in the MC Erny Gallery

Folk trio Stray Local gave an invigorating performance to full room during the Soup to Nuts Live performance in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery on September 26th, 2013. Hosted by George Scheibner, Soup to Nuts Live brings a variety of musical styles and talents into the gallery to perform and record in front of a live audience.

Listen to two live clips from the performance:

Hear the full Stray Local performance broadcast this Friday and Saturday at 9 pm on WHQR 91.3 fm or stream live from WHQR.org.

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Listen To Rebecca Lee Speak
2:06 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Prologue Recap: "Bobcat" by Rebecca Lee

Lee and Graham at WHQR

Listen to two clips from the evening Prologue discussion with author Rebecca Lee. Hear the award winning writer respond two two questions from the audience.

The following question concerns coming to know what a particular story is about:

An audience member questions Lee on her use and understanding of a sense place in her stories:

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StoryCorps Wilmington
10:00 am
Wed August 28, 2013

From the StoryCorps Archives: An Online Dating Success Story

Jeffrey Terry and Karen Dash-Terry

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

In speaking of meeting his wife online, Jeffrey Terry says this: "[Her profile]  "was piercing, reaching through data, the internet, and distance." They exchange a number of emails before meeting in a coffee shop. It's a story of finding love in a digital age. 

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StoryCorps Wilmington
10:00 am
Mon August 26, 2013

From the StoryCorps Archives: A Flat Tire Leads to a Remarkable Love Story

Joann and Irving Fogler

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

Not having enough cash for a spare tire leads Irving Fogler to sleep an evening on a couch, and to the love of his life. “Within a month I was hopelessly in love with Joann.” He proposes to her in an unusual way, in an unusual setting. It’s another fine love story from StoryCorps Wilmington. 

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StoryCorps Wilmington
12:00 pm
Sun August 25, 2013

From the StoryCorps Archives: Susan Johnson is Inspired by her Aunt

Johnson

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

Speaking of her aunt’s business: “It was a man’s business, it wasn’t something that ladies did. She decided she was going to keep the business.” Listen to Susan Johnson speak about the inspiration and strength she takes from her aunt's example. Strength that has helped her as a business owner herself.  (April 27, 2011)

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StoryCorps Wilmington
11:32 am
Fri August 23, 2013

From the StoryCorps Archives: Melinda and Blaire Erwin on Sexuality

Melinda and Blaire

Just over two years ago, the StoryCorps mobile soundbooth came to Wilmington and recorded rich stories of family, heritage, and personal struggle. WHQR News is thrilled to bring this wonderful catalog of Wilmington back for a second look.

In this clip, Melinda and Blaire Ervin speak about sexuality and the community perception of sexuality. Speaking about life before coming out: ​“I shouldn’t have these feelings…it made me sad that I couldn’t be who I wanted to be.” Listen to the audio clip, a story of empowerment and feeling comfortable being yourself.

(April 20, 2011)

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Midday Interview, August 21, 2013
4:23 pm
Wed August 21, 2013

Midday Interview: Artists Batanides and Weber on "Dreaming in Color"

Work by Mark Weber
Courtesy the Artist

WHQR's Pat Marriott interviews Mark Weber and Cammeron Batanides, two of the artists with work currently featured in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR. The display of visual art, "Dreaming in Color," will make it's official debut this Friday for the Fourth Friday art walk.

"Dreaming in Color"
Friday, August 23rd, 6-9PM
MC Erny Gallery @ WHQR  254 N Front Street, 3rd Floor

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August 29, 6:30 @ WHQR
1:18 pm
Fri August 16, 2013

Soup to Nuts Live: Nina Repeta with Rog & Madafo

Repeta, Rog, and Madafo
Courtesy the Artist

This trio packs a powerful sound with guitar, percussion, and vocals. They present jazz at its finest with the textures of Roger Davis' guitar,  the tastefully creative and fun-to-watch Madafo (Lloyd Wilson) on percussion, and the powerful vocals of Nina Repeta- You may recognize Nina as Wilmington, NC’s former Azalea Queen 2000 or her role as Katie Holmes' sister on the TV show Dawson’s Creek; but her true calling is music.

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October 14th, 2013, 7pm
1:30 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Prologue: "The Returned" by Jason Mott

Join Ben Steelman of StarNews and WHQR with North Carolina writer Jason Mott for light refreshments and a discussion of the author's new book The Returned.

October 14th, 7 - 8pm

in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

About the author:

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September 16-18, 7:30 PM @ Thalian
12:02 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Cinematique Presents: "Prince Avalanche"

We’re pleased to present a film from North Carolina’s David Green (graduate of North Carolina School of the Arts; director of George Washington and All the Real Girls). Driven by striking performances from Paul Rudd and Emile Hirsch, Prince Avalanche is an offbeat comedy about two men painting traffic lines on a desolate country highway that’s been ravaged by wildfire. Against this dramatic setting, beautifully shot by frequent Green collaborator Tim Orr, the men bicker and joke with each other, eventually developing an unlikely friendship.

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