Jemila Ericson

Host, Classical Music and Midday Interviews

It took Jemila a long time to decide what she wanted to be when she grew up. She is now primarily an actress and storyteller who fell into Public Radio announcing and discovered she loved it.  She has worked for WHQR off and on for thirteen years. In addition to racking up film and TV credits whenever she can, Jemila frequently performs weddings (as an ordained interfaith minister), and still misses another favorite job— as a shepherdess to a flock of thirty sheep in the mountains of NC. She is currently studying to be an animal communicator.


Midday Interview - May 9, 2013
3:06 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Midday Interview: Apothecary Garden

Susan Nettleman of Cape Fear Garden Club and Ken Wells who teaches Landscape Gardening at Cape Fear Community College talk about a recent grant from the club to the college.  The money is being used to create an Apothecary Garden for the downtown campus, benefitting the gardening and pharmacy tech students.

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Midday Interview - May 7, 2013
2:14 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Midday Interview: "Pappadaddy’s Book for New Fathers"

Clyde Edgerton reads from and signs copies of his latest book tonight at 7:30 at Old Books on Front Street.  It’s a laugh-out-loud non-fiction work based on his own experiences, called Pappadaddy’s Book for New Fathers.

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Midday Interview - May 3, 2013
3:26 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Midday Interview: The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Today we talked with Justin Smith, Amy Tipton, and Patrick Basquill from City Stage. They told us all about The Great American Trailer Park Musical, set in Armadillo Acres in Stark, Florida.  Tickets available at 910-264-2602 or    There are only six shows left, this weekend and next, Friday through Sunday at 8 pm.

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Midday Interview - April 30, 2013
2:23 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Midday Interview: Cape Fear Clinc

Today I interviewed John Devaney, Executive Director of the Cape Fear Clinic -- which offers medical, dental, pharmaceutical and mental health services to the working poor who have no health insurance.  The clinic’s upcoming fundraiser will feature breakfast at the City Club at DeRossett, with members of the TheatreNow troupe performing vignettes throughout the historic home, depicting medical care of the past and present!  May 14, 7:30 to 9:30 am.  Reservations: 910-409-5627 or

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Midday Interview - April 26, 2013
2:51 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Midday Interview: World Record Holders Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahnad

Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahnad tell us about breaking the world record for consecutive days at sea without seeing land.  Their boat Anne is currently on the Cape Fear River by the Isabel Holmes Bridge!  And Reid’s paintings are on display at The George downtown.  To see photos from the amazing journey, go to

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Midday Interview - January 11, 2013
1:30 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Thalian Association 225th Anniversary

Today I talked with Tom Briggs, Artistic Director, and Susan Habas, Managing Director, of Thalian Association Community Theatre – celebrating its 225th Anniversary this year with many special events.

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Midday Interview - January 10, 2013
10:37 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Midday Interview: Adult Scholars Leadership Program

Geneva Reid (left) and Terry Richman (right)

Geneva Reid and Terry Richman came to WHQR to tell us all about the Adult Scholars Leadership Program 2013, offered by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW. For more information, or to register for the 6-day course in February, visit, or call 910-962-2258.

There is room for only 32 participants and the deadline to register is February 8, so don’t hesitate!  

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Midday Interview - January 9, 2013
3:08 pm
Wed January 9, 2013

Midday Interview: StarNews Theatre Awards


John Staton and Zach Hanner tell us all about tonight's show, The Wilmington Theatre Awards.  Bob Workmon and Rachel Lewis-Hilburn of our staff are both up for awards!

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January 8, 2013
11:34 am
Wed January 9, 2013

Midday Interview: Spamalot at Thalian Hall

Justin Smith of Cape Fear Theatre Arts & City Stage told us all about Monty Python’s Spamalot, a hilarious musical version of the film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. It’s on the mainstage of Thalian Hall. There are only three shows left and tickets are going fast!  Call 632-2285 or go online to to get your ticket.   

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January 4, 2013
1:30 pm
Fri January 4, 2013

Midday Interview: "Money Habitudes"

Syble Solomon tells us about Money Habitudes.

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