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 - Nov. 15, 2011
1:53 pm
Wed November 16, 2011

Jemila Ericson Interviews Lindsay Bloomfield and Lesa Broadhead

Wilmington Ballet Company presents The Nutcracker and also revives the Cape Fear Festival of Trees.

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Midday Interview - Nov. 10, 2011
4:00 pm
Fri November 11, 2011

Jemila Ericson Interviews Alicia Alexander and Jada Achs

On November 10, 2011, Jemila Ericson interviewed Alicia Alexander and Jada Achs from CFCC's English Department.

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Midday Interview - Nov. 9, 2011
12:22 pm
Thu November 10, 2011

Jemila Ericson Interviews Dorothy Papadakos

On November 9, 2011, Jemila talked with organist Dorothy Papadakos.

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Midday Interview - Nov. 8, 2011
4:00 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Jemila Ericson Interviews Steven Fox

There are many events going on in town to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the film Blue Velvet, which brought so much attention to Wilmington. 

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Midday Interview - Nov. 7, 2011
2:16 pm
Tue November 8, 2011

Jemila Ericson Interviews Dan Brawley

Dan Brawley, Director, talks about the amazing scope of the 17th Annual Cucalorus Film Festival, which runs this Thursday through Sunday, with over 147 films from 22 countries.

Midday Interview - Nov. 3, 2011
10:59 am
Fri November 4, 2011

Jemila Ericson Interviews Author Michael J. Maccalupo

On November 3, 2011, Jemila talked with author Michael J. Maccalupo about his coming-of-age novel Where the Road Begins.  He will be at Pomegranate Books on Thursday, November 10th at 7 pm.

Midday Interviews
2:09 pm
Tue April 21, 2009

25th Anniversary: Michael Titterton and Norman Bemelman

WHQR's Jemila Ericson interviews WHQR's first ever general manager and music director.

WHQR is celebrating 25 years on the air and sharing a few stories about the early days. Host Jemila Ericson interviews WHQR's first general manager Michael Titterton and its first music director Norman Bemelmans as they recall such adventures as the microwave tower crashing through the roof and Fluffy the Cat's near-death experience during pledge drive.

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Midday Interviews
3:23 pm
Thu September 11, 2008

Wilmington Social Worker Reflects on Ground Zero

Psychotherapist Tab Ballis talks about his experiences as an on-site therapist for First Responders at Ground Zero after 9/11.

Wilmington, NC – Tab Ballis is a licensed social worker and clinical addictions specialist in private practice in Wilmington.

And seven years ago, he served as a Disaster Mental Health Professional for the American Red Cross at ground zero after 9/11.

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