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 - June 13, 2012
2:47 pm
Wed June 13, 2012

Bloomsday 2012

Gwenyfar Rohler of Old Books on Front Street, spoke with me about Bloomsday, a celebration on Saturday from 4:30 to 6:30 (or so), in honor of James Joyce’s masterpiece Ulysses.  A staged reading of the play within the book is being presented.

Midday Interview - June 12, 2012
2:22 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Spread the Word to End the Word

My guests were Ben and Amy Wright, parents of four children, two of whom have Down Syndrome.  Amy has written a song to be used by the campaign Spread the Word to End the Word, which encourages people to stop using the words "retard" or "retarded," and speak of intellectual disability instead. 

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Midday Interviews
6:11 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Down East Connect Meet & Greet this Weekend

Yesterday, I spoke with Joshua Heinberg of Down East Connect and James Algee of The Daily Special. They will be at Porters Neck Yoga Saturday from 11 to 1 and at Leland House of Wine and Cheese from 4 to 6, sharing information about the online Farmers Fresh Market and samples of dishes made from the market's products, distributed from James' food truck, The Daily Special. You can find out more about Down East Connect at their website, and view the menu and schedule for The Daily Special here.

Midday Interview - June 8, 2012
2:12 pm
Fri June 8, 2012

Philip Gerard, author of The Patron Saint of Dreams

Philip Gerard talks about The Patron Saint of Dreams, a book of true essays which just won the National Gold Medal for non-fiction essays in the Independent Publisher Awards in NYC.  He’ll be our guest for Prologue Monday night at 7 here in the MC Erny Gallery.

Midday Interview - June 5, 2012
1:00 pm
Tue June 5, 2012

Legally Blonde: The Musical

I spoke with Ray Kennedy and Erin Sullivan from Opera House Theatre Company about Legally Blonde: The Musical.  Ray is directing and choreographing with co-director/choreographer Jason Aycock.  Erin Sullivan stars as Elle Woods. 

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Midday Interview - June 1, 2012
2:00 pm
Fri June 1, 2012

Summer Programs at the Library

  • Summer Programs at the Library

Margaret Miles, Youth Services Librarian for New Hanover County Public Library, talked about all the cool summer programs starting this month in all the libraries.  For more info, check out

Midday Interview - May 30, 2012
2:10 pm
Wed May 30, 2012

Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green 2012

Today we talk with Steve Vernon, who’s directing A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Cherri McKay, who’s directing Shades of Shakespeare for the Shakespeare Youth Company (part of Shakespeare on the Green).

Midday Interview - May 29, 2012
1:00 pm
Tue May 29, 2012

Wilmington FAVs

Amanda Greene talks with Bob Workmon about her Faith and Values series.

Midday Interview - May 24, 2012
3:01 pm
Thu May 24, 2012

An Interview With The Artists From "Outside"

Penny Ames and Elizabeth Singletary talked about their show Outside, which opens tomorrow night at WHQR. More info can be found on our gallery page.

Midday Interview - May 23, 2012
2:44 pm
Wed May 23, 2012

Orange Street Arts Festival This Weekend

Sally Howe from Thalian Association Community Theatre told us about this weekend’s Orange Street Arts Fest, Saturday from 10 to 6 and Sunday from 10 to 5.

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