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 - April 4, 2012
4:02 pm
Wed April 4, 2012

"The Drowsy Chaperone"

Today I talked with Tom Briggs, artistic director of Thalian Association Community Theatre.  They opened a play last week on the mainstage of Thalian Hall, a wacky musical called The Drowsy Chaperone.

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Midday Interview - April 3, 2012
4:41 pm
Tue April 3, 2012

Work on Wilmington

Michelle Parkin of PPD and Chris Scott of Lower Cape Fear Hospice both attended Leadership Wilmington, and through that, came to head up projects for Work on Wilmington.  Work on Wilmington is a half-day of service to New Hanover County’s non-profits, when over 1500 volunteers do special building or repairing or beautifying of the sites chosen. 

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Midday Interview - March 28, 2012
4:20 pm
Wed March 28, 2012

The Hanover Gallery at CFCC

I spoke with David Hardin, Public Information Officer for Cape Fear Community College. David brought with him Frank Carter, chair of the Department of Humanities & Fine Arts.  There’s a ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Hanover Gallery at CFCC on Friday afternoon at 3PM. 

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Midday Interview - March 16, 2012
2:25 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Pat Hairston and Service Dog Angel

Pat Hairston and service dog Angel were my guests today on the Midday Interview. Their event, "Walk for Those Who Can't" will take place on Saturday, March 24th from 9AM to 12PM at Hugh MacRae Park.

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Midday Interview - March 14, 2012
3:07 pm
Wed March 14, 2012

"Something Wonderful" from the Carolina Vocal Arts Ensemble

Today I talked with Stephen Fields, Director of the Carolina Vocal Arts Ensemble.  Their March 24 concert is at Winter Park Baptist Church and is called Something Wonderful: The Musical Genius of Rodgers and Hammerstein. 

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Midday Interview - March 13, 2012
2:00 pm
Tue March 13, 2012

Linda Lavin and Friends with the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra

 The show is on Saturday night at 8 in Kenan Auditorium.

Midday Interview - March 9, 2012
2:00 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

Pelicans at the MC Erny Gallery

I talked with Elaine Cooper, who along with Marla Rice-Evans, is coordinating and participating in the next art show in the MC Erny Gallery.  It’s all pelicans all the time!

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Midday Interview - March 8, 2012
3:17 pm
Thu March 8, 2012

A Talk with Author Sandra Moulin

Sandra Moulin, author of Before and Laughter, will be our guest for Prologue Monday evening at 7 here on the MC Erny Gallery.

Midday Interview - March 6, 2012
1:47 pm
Tue March 6, 2012

Jimmy Heath's Homecoming Concert

George Scheibner talked to jazz saxophonist Jimmy Heath, who will be in town with his brother Albert "Tootie" Heath, performing a Homecoming Concert Saturday night at 7:30 at Thalian Hall.

Midday Interview - March 1, 2012
1:00 pm
Thu March 1, 2012

Million Dollar Book Sale

Today I talked with New Hanover County Public Library Assistant Director Paige Owens.  She gave an update on the famous George the Library Duck saga and she told us all about the Million Dollar Book Sale, March 16-21 at the Northeast Library.  More info: