New Programs On WHQR

Jun 27, 2018

WILMINGTON, NORTH CAROLINA – WHQR is pleased to announce that six new programs – Living on Earth, Travel with Rick Steves, Christopher Kimballs’ Milk Street Radio, Fresh Air Weekend, A Way with Words and City Arts & Lectures – are joining the weekend lineup on WHQR News 91.3fm. 

WHQR is adding even more variety to its weekend lineup of programs. Station Manager Michelle Rhinesmith says, “we’ve been hearing from our listeners and following the public media program trends and are thrilled to be bringing on some fantastic shows – some new to our area and some familiar old friends. These are perfect programs for your weekends, full of art, science, travel, food, language, culture, ideas and much more.”

Starting June 30, 2018

Living on Earth (Saturdays at 6 a.m.) is a one-hour weekly environmental news and information program hosted by Steve Curwood. Living on Earth looks at life on the edges of our world, from the thin layer of soil on which so much of life depends, to the single molecule-thick ozone layer. The show explores the cutting edge of scientific discovery, political debate, social change, religion and lifestyle to bring listeners the latest developments in environmental change, all with the power and depth of accurate, award-winning journalism.

Starting July 1, 2018

Travel with Rick Steves (Sundays at 6 a.m.) is a weekly one-hour conversation about travel, cultures, people, and the things, many of them off the beaten path, that we find around the world that give life an extra sparkle. Rick Steves is regarded as a leading authority on travel to Europe, and here he extends his interest to global topics.

Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radio (Sundays at 7 a.m.) seeks to transform how we think about food and cooking. From street food in Thailand to a bakery in a Syrian refugee camp to how one scientist uses state of the art pollen analysis to track the origins of honey (and also to solve cold murder cases), Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street Radiogoes anywhere and everywhere to ask questions and get answers about cooking, food, culture, wine, farming, restaurants, literature, and the lives and cultures of the people who grow, produce, and create the food we eat.  

Fresh Air Weekend (Sundays at 1 p.m.) opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics. Terry Gross is known for her extraordinary ability to engage guests of all dispositions. Fresh Air Weekend collects the best cultural segments and interviews from the week's programs and crafts them into great weekend listening.

A Way with Words (Sundays at 6 p.m.) A fun weekly radio show about language seen through culture, history, and family. Co-hosts Martha Barnette and Grant Barrett talk with callers who have questions and stories about linguistics, old sayings, word histories, etymology, regional dialects, slang, new words, word play, word games, grammar, family expressions, books, literature, writing, and more.

City Arts & Lectures (Sundays at 7 p.m.) offers unique programs with leading figures in arts and ideas. Each year the series includes more than fifty lectures and onstage conversations – and a few surprise performances, film tributes, and concerts – with outstanding writers, critics, scientists, performing artists, and cultural figures from around the world. San Francisco-based City Arts & Lectures offers the broadest perspectives about ideas and values, the creative process, and how we think about the world we live in.