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 -September, 12 2013
1:06 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Midday Interview: Kim Ewonus, Carriage Man

Kim Ewonus in the WHQR Studios
WHQR

Kim Ewonus grew up in Kansas, but he worked summers as a cowboy on his uncle’s ranch and at rodeos.  He is now one of the costumed carriage drivers/tour guides for Springbrook Farms, steering a trolley pulled by two dapple-gray Percherons through downtown Wilmington.  He tells us about the 16 rescued horses he works with. 

For more information, call 910-251-8889 or go to horsedrawntours.com

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Midday Interview, September 11, 2013
4:34 pm
Wed September 11, 2013

Midday Interview: Thalian Association Children's Theatre Presents 'Cinderella.'

Briggs and Thompson

Tom Briggs, Artistic Director of Thalian Association, wrote the stage adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella. Thalian Association Children’s Theatre is producing the show. Tom joined me and director Mike Thompson to tell us all about it: 

It runs Friday and Saturday at 7 and Sunday at 3 for two weekends, starting this Friday at the Hannah Block Historic USO (Community Arts Center). Tickets are $12.75, available by calling 910-251-1788.

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Midday Interview -September 6, 2013
11:16 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Midday Interview: Concert Violinist Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi

Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi
WHQR

Danijela Zezelj-Gualdi is a concert violist and violinist who grew up in the former Yugoslavia during the Serbo-Croation conflict.  She lives in Wilmington now and teaches at UNCW.  She and her husband Paolo Andre Gualdi (a renowned concert pianist) give many concerts.  

Learn more at DZGviolin.com

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Midday Interview -September 4th, 2013
5:30 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Midday Interview: Norman Bemelmans, Director of UNCW's Cultural Arts

Bemelmans
WHQR

Today I spoke with Norman Bemelmans.  He is Director of Cultural Arts at UNCW and a renowned concert pianist.  He and Elizabeth Loparits are giving a concert tomorrow night, September 4th at 8PM in Kenan Auditorium at UNCW. The show will feature solo and duo piano works of Beethoven, Debussy and Gershwin.  

Tickets: 962-3500 

More info at UNCW.edu/arts

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Midday Interview September 3, 2013
3:43 pm
Wed September 4, 2013

Midday Interview: Rabbi Robert Waxman

Rabbi Waxman
WHQR

Rabbi Robert Waxman, who has served the conservative B’nai Israel Synagogue at 2601 Chestnut Street for over 30 years, tells us about the Jewish High Holy Days.  Rosh Hashanah (New Year) begins at sundown tomorrow.  Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) begins at sundown on Friday the 13th.  

If you’d like to attend one of the special services at the synagogue, call 910-762-1117.

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Midday Interview August 28, 2013
2:38 pm
Wed August 28, 2013

Midday Interview: "The Returned" Author Jason Mott

Author Jason Mott (left) with WHQR Graduate Fellow Jason Hess
WHQR

Jason Hess interviews Jason Mott, UNCW graduate and author of The Returned. The novel is the inspiration for an ABC television series entitled Resurrection. Mott will be reading from The Returned tonight (August 28, 2013) at 7 at Pomegranate Books.

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Midday Interview August 14, 2013
2:28 pm
Thu August 15, 2013

Midday Interview: Tony Rivenbark on "The Shakespeare Club" Film Series

Public Domain

Tony Rivenbark is the Executive Director of Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts. His latest brainstorm is a films series called The Shakespeare Club, “Screening the films that you have never seen and the films you want to see again!” The series starts on September 5, and continues on the first Thursday of each month.  

For a list of films, visit ThalianHall.org

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Midday Interview -August 8th, 2013
1:06 pm
Fri August 9, 2013

Midday Interview: Local Author Christy English

Courtesy of the author

Christy English, a successful local author who is working on her fifth novel, will be at Old Books on Front Street at 4pm on Sunday.  She’ll talk about her latest book, Love on a Midsummer Night, inspired by Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.  Actors Gray Hawks and Christy Grantham will present a scene from Shakepeare’s play and English will read from her novel.  

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Midday Interview August 2, 2013
7:15 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Midday Interview: David Morrison of Star News

David Morrison writes a regular column on disabilities for Star News. He is also a blogger and freelance writer.  He joined us today in his role as Vice Chair of Access Wilmington to tell us about The Miracle League, hosting the Grand Opening of Brax Stadium and PPD Miracle Field from 9-4 Saturday at 5510 Olsen Park Lane (just past Laney High School).    For more information, visit MiracleLeagueILM.org or email Bo Dean – bodean@accessilm.org 

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Midday Interview -August 1, 2013
5:06 pm
Fri August 2, 2013

Midday Interview: Stephen Raeburn of Big Dawg Productions

Pat Marriott talks with director Stephen Raeburn about Big Dawg Production’s staging of Night Mother by Marsha Norman.  The show opens on Thursday, August 8 and runs through August 25: Thursdays-Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 3pm.   Tickets are available from the website  bigdawgproductions.org 

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