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.

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Midday Interview -5/13/14
2:52 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Midday Interview: Paula Brinkman and Carol Beaven on "Viva Vivaldi," This Sunday @ UNCW

Brinkman and Beaven
WHQR Staff

Paula Brinkman and Carol Beaven came into the studio to speak with us about Wilmington Choral Society’s concert Viva Vivaldi. Listen to the interview for details on the show!

The show will be presented on Sunday, May 18th, 4PM at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium.

More details are available online here.

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Midday Interview -5/15/14
2:35 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Midday Interview: John Devaney and Barb Biehner on the Cape Fear Clinic

Biehner and Devaney
WHQR Staff

John Devaney (Executive Director) and Barb Biehner (President of the Board) from Cape Fear Clinic told us about the work the clinic does every day.  There is a Behind the Scenes fundraising breakfast on Tuesday, May 20th from 7:30 to 9:00 at The City Club at DeRossett House. 

The breakfast is free, but registration is needed so enough food will be ready.  Donations will be received, and there will be a Silent Auction to raise funds. 

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Midday Interview -5/14/14
2:14 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Midday Interview: Richard Williams on The Lyra Vocal Ensemble's Visit to Wilmington

Williams at WHQR
WHQR Staff

Richard Williams told us about The Lyra Vocal Ensemble of St. Petersburg, Russia.  Four singers from that a cappella group will be at Church of the Servant Episcopal on Sunday, May 18th at 7:30pm.  They will sing music from the Russian Orthodox Church and Russian folk music.  It’s not a worship service, but a concert, so all are invited! 

Tickets are $10 at the door, or in advance from the church.  Cosepiscopal.ecdio.org

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Midday Interview -5/8/14
1:59 pm
Fri May 16, 2014

Midday Interview: Ronnie Wise on Reviving the Wilmington Boys Choir

Studio 1 at WHQR
Staff

Ronnie Wise, Music Director of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, is reviving the popular Wilmington Boys Choir.  It is open to boys age 7 through voice change.  Two Open Houses for interested boys and their families are scheduled for Saturday, May 17th at 9 am and 1 pm, at St. Paul’s. 

More information is available at spechurch.com/music

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Midday Interview -5/7/14
1:34 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Midday Interview: Rhonda Bellamy and Annie Gray Johnston on "The Designer Showhouse"

Bellamy and Johnston at WHQR

 

Today I talked with Rhonda Bellamy and Annie Gray Johnston about The Designer Showhouse, a fund-raiser for The Arts Council of Wilmington and New Hanover County.  

Details and tickets at artswilmington.org

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Midday Interview -5/6/14
12:49 pm
Thu May 8, 2014

Midday Interview: UNCW’s MarineQuest's Diane Talley on 2014 Summer Programs

Studio 1 at WHQR
Staff

On Tusday, May 6th I talked with Diane Talley, who founded UNCW’s MarineQuest thirty years ago.  It’s going strong, with summer programs starting June 14.  Early registration is encouraged at uncw.edu/MarineQuest.

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Midday Interview -5/1/14
3:36 pm
Wed May 7, 2014

Midday Interview: Ashley Relf of Bellamy Mansion Museum on Wilmington Wine and Food Festival

 

Ashley Relf, Operations Manager for the Bellamy Mansion Museum, told us all about the Wilmington Wine & Food Festival which begins tonight and runs through Sunday.  WilmingtonWineAndFood.com

 

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Midday Interview -4/25/14
3:08 pm
Fri April 25, 2014

Midday Interview: Dr. Phil Garwood and Diana Corbett on Saturday's The Flytrap Frolic

 

Dr. Phil Garwood and Diana Corbett invite us to the 4th Annual Flytrap Frolic, a celebration of native plants.  It’s from 9 to 1 on Saturday at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden behind Alderman Elementary School.  The family-friendly event is free!  

Details: Coastallandtrust.org  or  910-790-4524, ext. 209

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Midday Interview -4/18/14
10:49 am
Mon April 21, 2014

Midday Interview: Anne Langan and Leslie Hossfeld

Anne Langan from Friends of the Library and Leslie Hossfeld from UNCW tell us about an upcoming visit from renowned folklorist Dr. William Ferris.  His free presentation at 2:00 on Saturday, April 26 at the Northeast Library is titled The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists.  

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Midday Interview -4/16/14
4:50 pm
Thu April 17, 2014

Midday Interview: Susan Fennell and Penny Spicer-Sidbury of the YWCA

Jemila spoke with Susan Fennell, Executive Director of the local YWCA  and Penny Spicer-Sidbury, Chair of the YWCA Lower Cape Fear Stand Against Racism and Continnental Gala. The event will be held on May 3rd. Full information is available online here. 

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