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 -10/22/13
1:00 pm
Wed October 23, 2013

Midday Interview: Meira Warshauer, Composer

Meira Warshauer grew up in Wilmington.  She is now a composer.  One of her works will be featured at UNCW this week: Ocean Calling, a work for two pianos that uses not only the keyboards but also the internal strings.  Norman Bemelmans and Elizabeth Loparits perform the piece Thursday night at 7:30 at Beckwith Recital Hall.  

For more information and tickets, visit, or call 962-3500.  

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Midday Interview -10/18/13
10:42 am
Wed October 23, 2013

Midday Interview: Tim Koch of Carolina Vocal Arts Ensemble


Carolina Vocal Arts Ensemble, directed byFriday’s guest Tim Koch, presents Annelies by British composer James Whitbourn.  Starring soprano Arianna Zukerman, Annelies is the first major choral setting of the diary of Anne Frank.  

Performances are Saturday at 4 pm at Seaside United Methodist Church in Sunset Beach and Sunday at 4 pm at Trinity Church in Myrtle Beach.  For more information and tickets, visit or call 843-444-5774.

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Midday Interview -October 17th, 2013
3:05 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Midday Interview: Jeannie Mintz, Founder of Salty Paws Festival

Salty Paws Anyone?

Founder Jeannie Mintz invites us all to the 5th Annual Salty Paws Festival on Saturday at Carolina Beach Lake Park. The event will be held on Saturday, October 19th from 11:00AM to 4:30PM.

More information can be found here.

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Midday Interview -October 16, 2013
12:03 pm
Thu October 17, 2013

Midday Interview: Katrina Knight, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Center

With Jemila Ericson

Katrina Knight, Executive Director of Good Shepherd Center, told us about their Masquerade Ball, celebrating 30 years of service to the homeless in our community.  It’s October 26 from 6pm until…at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside.  Details:  or 910-763-4424, ext. 110

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Midday Interview -October 8th, 2013
2:18 pm
Tue October 8, 2013

Midday Interview: Tracy Wilkes of DREAMS of Wilmington

Tracy Wilkes

Tracy Wilkes, Executive Director of DREAMS of Wilmington, invites us all to On Top of the World – a gala at the Wilmington Hilton Riverside starting at 6 pm this Saturday.  For more information and reservations, visit

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Midday Interview -October 4th, 2012
7:00 am
Sat October 5, 2013

Midday Interview: Paul Lawler and Alicia Ross of 'Residents of Old Wilmington'

Lawler and Ross

Paul Lawler and Alicia Ross of ROW (Residents of Old Wilmington) tell us all about the 8th Annual Back Door Kitchen Tour, coming up Saturday, October 12th from 10 to 5.  For information and tickets, visit


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Midday Interview -October 3rd, 2013
7:30 am
Fri October 4, 2013

Midday Interview: Organizers of Wilmington's First Annual Jewish Film Festival

Beverly Schoninger (left), Jemila Ericson (center), and Peggy Pancoe

Peggy Pancoe Rosoff and Beverly Schoninger tell us all about Wilmington’s First Annual Jewish Film Festival.  On Sunday, October 13th at 3:00 in Thalian Hall, the film Broadway Musicals: A Jewish Legacy will be shown.  It features Al Jolson, Nathan Lane, Barbara Streisand, Zero Mostel and many more stars, with music by George and Ira Gerswhin, Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Rodgers and Hart and other great American Jewish writers.  

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Midday Interview -October 1st, 2013
1:48 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Midday Interview: Brunswick Little Theatre Presents "The 39 Steps"

Adrian and Jen Iapalucci

Brunswick Little Theatre presents The 39 Steps, a farce based on the famous Alfred Hitchcock thriller.  Director Jen Iapalucci and her husband Adrian Iapalucci (who plays the romantic lead) told us all about the challenges and joys of creating a show that features 5 actors playing 100 characters in many different settings – all suggested by an empty stage with a chair, boxes of props, and homegrown sound effects.  

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Midday Interview, October 2nd, 2013
12:32 pm
Thu October 3, 2013

Midday Interview: Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values

Amanda Greene of Wilmington Faith and Values is offering two Religious Art Walking Tours of African-American Churches in Downtown Wilmington.  The tours are on Saturdays October 12 and 19 from 9-11 am.  A $15 donation is suggested.

 For details and reservations, visit or call 910-520-3958. 

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Midday Interview September 27th, 2013
11:53 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Midday Interview: Barbara KcKenzie of Chamber Music Wilmington

MCKenzie at WHQR

Barbara McKenzie, Artistic Director of Chamber Music Wilmington, tells us all about the 2013-2014 season which begins this Sunday, September 29th at 7:30pm in Beckwith Recital Hall.  More information:

Tickets available through the Kenan Box Office: 962-3500. 

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