Midday Interview with Jemila Ericson

Tues-Fri 12:06-12:15

During our Classical block on Tuesdays through Fridays at 12:06, Jemila Ericson and other staff members host a celebration of the arts and culture of the Lower Cape Fear. They interview artists, actors, dancers, writers and creators of community events--all the inspiring movers and shakers who enrich our lives.


Upcoming guests: 

Friday, June 13th
Nancy King tells us how plans are shaping up for the July debut of Opera Wilmington.

Tuesday, June 17th
Jimmy Pierce of Kids Making It invites us all to The Hippie Ball.

Wednesday, June 18th
Donna Moore and Georgia Mastroieni give a preview of Cameron Art Museum’s summer classes.

Thursday, June 19th
Linda Lytvinenko, departing Director of Cape Fear Literacy, sings her swan song before she moves away.

Friday, June 20th
Tom Smicklas is a clarinetist and director of the Brunswick Concert Band.  He tells us about their upcoming concerts.

Tuesday, June 24th
Artist Billy Cone opens his new exhibit in our MC Erny Gallery on Friday, June 27th.


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Midday Interview - May 17, 2013
2:33 pm
Fri May 17, 2013

Midday Interview: "A Town of Empty Rooms" with Karen E. Bender

Karen E. Bender

Barbara Bush, WHQR’s finance manager and resident book-lover, talks with author Karen Bender about her new novel A Town of Empty Rooms.  Karen will be our guest for Prologue Monday at 7 pm in the MC Erny Gallery.

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Midday Interview - May 9, 2013
3:06 pm
Thu May 9, 2013

Midday Interview: Apothecary Garden

Susan Nettleman of Cape Fear Garden Club and Ken Wells who teaches Landscape Gardening at Cape Fear Community College talk about a recent grant from the club to the college.  The money is being used to create an Apothecary Garden for the downtown campus, benefitting the gardening and pharmacy tech students.

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Midday Interview - May 8, 2013
3:25 pm
Wed May 8, 2013

Midday Interview: "Longleaf: As Far As the Eye Can See"

Camilla Herlevich of Coastal Land Trust and David Paynter of Cape Fear Audubon tell us about a free gathering Friday night at 7:00 at the Northeast Library, hosting author Rhett Johnson.  Along with other authors and a nature photographer, he has created a coffee-table book about the South’s unique and diverse ecosystem based on the long leaf pine.  The book is Longleaf, Far As the Eye Can See: A New Vision of North Ameri

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Midday Interview - May 7, 2013
2:14 pm
Tue May 7, 2013

Midday Interview: "Pappadaddy’s Book for New Fathers"

Clyde Edgerton reads from and signs copies of his latest book tonight at 7:30 at Old Books on Front Street.  It’s a laugh-out-loud non-fiction work based on his own experiences, called Pappadaddy’s Book for New Fathers.

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Midday Interview - May 3, 2013
3:26 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Midday Interview: The Great American Trailer Park Musical

Today we talked with Justin Smith, Amy Tipton, and Patrick Basquill from City Stage. They told us all about The Great American Trailer Park Musical, set in Armadillo Acres in Stark, Florida.  Tickets available at 910-264-2602 or CityStageNC.com    There are only six shows left, this weekend and next, Friday through Sunday at 8 pm.

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Midday Interview - April 30, 2013
2:23 pm
Wed May 1, 2013

Midday Interview: Cape Fear Clinc

Today I interviewed John Devaney, Executive Director of the Cape Fear Clinic -- which offers medical, dental, pharmaceutical and mental health services to the working poor who have no health insurance.  The clinic’s upcoming fundraiser will feature breakfast at the City Club at DeRossett, with members of the TheatreNow troupe performing vignettes throughout the historic home, depicting medical care of the past and present!  May 14, 7:30 to 9:30 am.  Reservations: 910-409-5627 or

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Midday Interview - April 26, 2013
2:51 pm
Fri April 26, 2013

Midday Interview: World Record Holders Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahnad

Reid Stowe and Soanya Ahnad tell us about breaking the world record for consecutive days at sea without seeing land.  Their boat Anne is currently on the Cape Fear River by the Isabel Holmes Bridge!  And Reid’s paintings are on display at The George downtown.  To see photos from the amazing journey, go to www.1000days.net

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6:52 am
Fri April 19, 2013

Friday Feedback for April 19, 2013

Jemila's back.

Jemila’s back. And her listeners couldn’t be happier.

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Midday Interview - January 11, 2013
1:30 pm
Fri January 11, 2013

Thalian Association 225th Anniversary

Today I talked with Tom Briggs, Artistic Director, and Susan Habas, Managing Director, of Thalian Association Community Theatre – celebrating its 225th Anniversary this year with many special events.

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Midday Interview - January 10, 2013
10:37 am
Fri January 11, 2013

Midday Interview: Adult Scholars Leadership Program

Geneva Reid (left) and Terry Richman (right)

Geneva Reid and Terry Richman came to WHQR to tell us all about the Adult Scholars Leadership Program 2013, offered by Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at UNCW. For more information, or to register for the 6-day course in February, visit UNCW.edu/adultscholars, or call 910-962-2258.

There is room for only 32 participants and the deadline to register is February 8, so don’t hesitate!  

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