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 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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Midday Interview July 31, 2013
3:13 pm
Wed July 31, 2013

Midday Interview: Thalian Association Children’s Theatre Presents "It Takes Two"

From Upper Left: Thomas Winner, Ann Brownlow, Mike Thompson, and Rasa Love

It Takes Two will be a benefit concert held this Saturday night, 8pm at the Hannah Block Historic USO at 2nd and Orange. Young performers from Thalian Association Children’s Theatre (T.A.C.T.) are paired with adults from Thalian Association Community Theatre in duets and ensembles, singing famous songs from Broadway musicals. 

There’s a dessert reception and silent auction on Saturday at 7pm; the show follows at 8pm. Tickets are available for $18 (plus a $.75 preservation fee).

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Midday Interview -July 31, 2013
10:38 am
Wed July 31, 2013

Midday Interview: Opera House Theatre Company Presents "Oklahoma!"

Opera House Theatre Company opens Oklahoma! on the mainstage of Thalian Hall tonight.  Director Ray Kennedy and star Nygel Robinson tell us all about the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.  Performances run through August 18; all shows are at 8pm except for Sunday matinees at 3pm.  

 Tickets are available by calling 910-632-2285.   Note: Jemila plays the role of Aunt Eller in half the performances, including these dates: July 31 and August 1, 3, 9, 11 and 17. 

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Midday Interview - July 18, 2013
1:26 pm
Mon July 22, 2013

Midday Interview: Brunswick Little Theatre, "Beauty and the Beast"

Rachel Lewis-Hilburn talks with director Debbie Skillman and choreographer Bev Veenker about Brunswick Little Theatre’s production of Beauty and the Beast. The show runs July 26-August 4 at Odell Williamson Auditorium on the campus of Brunswick Community College.

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to brunswicklittletheatre.com

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