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 22, 2012
3:10 pm
Tue May 22, 2012

20 Years of Acme Art


Today I spoke with Dick Roberts and Pam Toll about 20 years of Acme Art on North Fifth.  There is an opening reception Friday from 6-9 pm for the retrospective show called Home, which features the work of many of the 130 artists associated with Acme over the years.  For more information, see their website.

Midday Interview - May 18, 2012
1:00 pm
Fri May 18, 2012

"I Am My Own Wife"

Rylan Morsbach (left), Trey Morehouse (right)

 Rylan stars in and Trey directs I Am My Own Wife by Doug Wright, a Pulitzer and Tony Award winning one-man show about Charlotte von Mahlsdorf.  Charlotte began life as a male, but lived as a female in the time of Nazi Germany and the later Communist takeover of East Germany. 

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Midday Interview - May 17, 2012
2:29 pm
Thu May 17, 2012

Animal Care Author Sheila Boneham

I talked with author Sheila Webster Boneham, PhD, about her 17 books on animal care and animal rescue.  She is working on her second book in her mystery series, the first of which is called Drop Dead on Recall which will be published in October. 

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Midday Interview - May 15, 2012
2:50 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

"La Cage aux Folles" at Thalian Hall

Tom Briggs came in to talk with us today about directing La Cage aux Folles for Thalian Association Community Theatre.  The performances will be Thursday-Saturday at 8PM and Sunday at 3PM for two weekends on Thalian's Main Stage.

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Midday Interview - May 11, 2012
2:58 pm
Fri May 11, 2012

What is Justice?

Today I talked with William Taylor about his 47 years with Scotland Yard and Interpol.  He’s giving a talk tonight at 7 at St. James Episcopal Church (in the Great Hall).  The talk is called “What is Justice?” and will address how to define fairness in a multicultural world.  The lecture is free and open to the public; a reception follows.

Midday Interview - May 10, 2012
1:52 pm
Thu May 10, 2012

"Story Extravaganza" at Northeast Regional Library

I talked to Dorothy Hodder, Public Services Librarian, and Scooter Hayes, Children’s Librarian, both with New Hanover County Public Library.  On Saturday from 10 am to 1:30 pm at Northeast Regional Library, there’s a great program called Story Extravaganza.  There will be storytellers, theatre groups, dancers, magicians, musicians, a ventriloquist, and kid hip hop!  Mr. Scooter will emcee.

Midday Interview - May 9, 2012
11:55 am
Thu May 10, 2012

Jazz at the Mansion

Pat Marriott talks with Gareth Evans about Bellamy Mansion’s Jazz at the Mansion series.

Midday Interview - May 3, 2012
2:29 pm
Thu May 3, 2012

Concert Pianist Giorgi Latsabidze

Concert pianist Giorgi Latsabidze loves to share classical music, jazz, and rhythm and blues with diverse audiences of all races, ages and orientations – no limits!  He was born and raised in the Republic of Georgia, and has a doctorate in music from the University of Southern California.  He is briefly in Wilmington with his agent, Wayne Adams, to perform at Costello’s Piano Bar at 211 Princess Street.  At 5 pm, it will be a classical program of Chopin, Ravel, Mozart and others.  This evening, he’ll play two different sets in a jazzy vein at 9 pm and 10:15 pm.

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Midday Interview - May 2, 2012
2:31 pm
Wed May 2, 2012

Historic Preservation Month: Beach Cottages

Today I talked with Madeline Flagler of the Wrightsville Beach Museum, Gareth Evans of Preservation North Carolina and The Bellamy Mansion Museum, and Ted Wilgis of North Carolina Coastal Federation. 

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Midday Interview - May 1, 2012
2:06 pm
Tue May 1, 2012

"Positions" at Red Barn Studio Theatre

Today I spoke with playwright Owen Dunne (left) and director Steve Bakunas (right).  Owen’s play Positions is currently at the Red Barn Studio Theatre and runs at 8PM Wednesday-Saturday this week, and Wednesday-Friday next week. 

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