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 -1/17/14
11:10 am
Mon January 20, 2014

Midday Interview: Actress Carol Pendergrast

Carol Pendergrast


Carol Pendergrast was very close to her Norwegian grandmother, who had come to the U.S. alone from Norway at age 19 to live in Chicago where she had older brothers. Carol has written and will perform a one-woman show called From Norway to America with Love on Friday, January 24 at 7:00 at Old Books on Front Street, 249 N. Front.  The show is about 45 minutes long, followed by Q & A and refreshments. 

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Midday Interview -1/15/14
1:19 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Midday Interview: Author Tim O'Brien

O'Brien with Hess at WHQR
Big Read of Wilmington

WHQR's Jason Hess speaks with award winning author Tim O'Brien, special guest of The Big Read of Wilmington. During the lively discussion O'Brien speaks about his book The Things They Carried, the process of writing, the role of storytelling in the lives of soldiers, and about his visit to Wilmington, NC. 

More information on the work of Tim O'Brien can be found online here. The Big Read of Wilmington has a full schedule of events online here.

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Midday Interview -1/14/14
12:37 pm
Thu January 16, 2014

Midday Interview: John Grudzien and Steve Vernon on "Pole Vaulting Over Skyscrapers"

Grudzien and Vernon in The MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Jemila spoke with Playwright John Grudzien and actor/director Steve Vernon talk about Pole Vaulting Over Skyscrapers – Five New Plays. The five original short plays will premier tonight, January 16, 8pm at the Cape Fear Playhouse.

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Midday Interview -1/9/14
11:53 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Midday Interview: Kemp Burdette on Striper Fest 2014

Studio 1 at WHQR, AKA "Where the Magic Happens...."


Cape Fear River Watch hosts its annual fundraising festival called Striper Fest on Friday and Saturday, January 17th and 18th

River Keeper Kemp Burdette told us about the work of CFRW and about the fun activities coming up to celebrate and support the river that plays such an important role in our lives.


More information on Cape Fear River Watch and Striper Fest 2014

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Midday Interview -1/10/14
2:17 pm
Fri January 10, 2014

Midday Interview: Closing Reception at Wilma W. Daniels Gallery

Studio 1 at WHQR


The No Boundaries International Art Colony brought 14 artists from around the world to spend two weeks together on Bald Head Island last November. 

Today, Michelle Connolly and Harry Taylor talked about their experiences there and invited us to the Closing Reception for their exhibit, from 6 to 9 tonight at the Wilma W. Daniels Gallery, downtown at 200 Hanover Street.


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Midday Interview -12/27/13
4:00 pm
Mon December 30, 2013

Midday Interview: "Cabaret" at Thalian Hall

Katherine Verson plays Sally Bowles and Jason Aycock plays the Emcee in the City Stage Production of Cabaret, which runs December 28 through January 11 at Thalian Hall.  Directed and choreographed by Judy Greenhut with musical direction by Chiaki Ito. All shows are at 8:00 except Sundays at 3:00.  

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Midday Interview -12/12/13
10:57 am
Fri December 13, 2013

Midday Interview: Actor Nick Basta Stars in "Willy Wonka" at Thalian Hall

Willy Wonka at Thalian Hall

Gina Gambony speaks to actor Nick Basta about candy, kids, and Dahl. Basta plays the starring role in Thalian Association's production of Willy Wonka on the Thalian Hall main stage. 

Willy Wonka at Thalian Hall runs December 12th-22nd. Dates, times, and ticket purchasing available here.

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Midday Interview -12/10/13
2:43 pm
Wed December 11, 2013

Midday Interview: Frank Mahoney and Debbie Skillman on "The Magical Music of Christmas"

Preparing in the MC Erny Gallery

Frank Mahoney of the Brunswick Concert Band and Debbie Skillman of the Brunswick Little Theater Singers Talk about the two organizations joining forces for The Magical Music of Christmas. The free performances will be held on December 14th and 15th. Listen to the interview with regular guest host Gina Gamboni.

More information on the show available at Brunswicklittletheatre.com

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Midday Interview -12/5/13
3:20 pm
Thu December 5, 2013

Midday Interview: Nancy King Invites us to Amahl and the Night Visitors

in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Soprano and UNCW Professor Nancy King invites us to Amahl and the Night Visitors, featuring WOOP (Wilmington Opera Outreach Program) students and the Wilmington Symphony Orchestra. Listen to the interview conducted by Pat Marriott.

More information available at WilmingtonSymphony.org

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Midday Interview -12/5/13
10:18 am
Thu December 5, 2013

Midday Interview: Candlelight Tour of Historic Wilmington Homes this Weekend

Planning for the Interview in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR

Lynn M. Joseph of the Historical Society of The Lower Cape Fear spoke with WHQR's Gina Gamboni about this weekend's Old Wilmington by Candlelight Tour. The self guided tour features peeks into private historical homes throughout Wilmington. The homes will be decorated for the holiday season! 

For more information on the event and ticket info, visit this website

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