CoastLine

Local
5:08 pm
Wed July 9, 2014

CoastLine: Gang Violence - After all the Community Conversations, What Have We Learned?

Listen to the first segment of CoastLine featuring New Hanover County Sheriff Ed McMahon and Program Coordinator Kristy Williams here.

Listen to Segment 2 featuring NAACP President Deborah Dicks Maxwell of the New Hanover County Chapter.

Listen to Segment 3 featuring Frankie Roberts, Executive Director of LINC, Leading Into New Communities here.

Gang violence in our region:  After all the community conversations, what have we learned?  Are there new, best practices that we're implementing?  What's already working that we might expand?  How can we improve and refine our approach? 

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Listeners share their views
6:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Friday Feedback for July 4, 2014

Listener Dory wrote:

I prefer public radio formats in which there are two stations--one news/talk programming and one music programming. Since the second WHQR station is HD (and not available to all), it makes sense to mix news and music programming on the flagship station. However, I'd love it if the music was more diverse--indie music, singer-songwriters, Alt-Latino, "college music." As it stands, the music programming seems almost entirely focused on older demographics.

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Local
5:01 pm
Wed July 2, 2014

CoastLine: Coal Ash Management -- Why and How Should NC Regulate It?

This week's topic:  Coal ash in North Carolina -- What is it?  Why and how should we regulate it?  And how soon will we will see coal ash cleaned up? 

Coal ash grabbed the national spotlight back in February – when a wastewater pipe burst at Duke Energy’s Eden Plant  -- spilling an estimated 39,000 tons into the Dan River.   What many news media outlets are commonly calling toxic sludge coated about 70 miles of that waterway – which winds along the North Carolina – Virginia border. 

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Local
4:58 pm
Tue June 24, 2014

CoastLine: Will NC's Next Film Incentive Package Keep the Cameras Rolling?

This week's topic:  Film Incentives in North Carolina

Providing tax breaks to the film industry…. statewide, it’s a controversial topic.  In Southeastern North Carolina, there’s no question incentives have injected hundreds of thousands of dollars into the local economy through the boom in film production here.  But plenty of state leaders from less film-centric areas aren’t convinced the financial benefits of the industry extend statewide.  

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5:00 am
Fri June 20, 2014

Friday Feedback for June 20, 2014

The troposphere is the orange-red glow on the horizon in this image from Wikimedia Commons.

We’ve been getting some comments and calls this week about Morning Edition sounding distorted at times, especially for Lumberton listeners. Our equipment is working correctly. What many are hearing is a phenomenon known as “tropospheric ducting,” which can play havoc with FM signals. Graduate Fellow Jason Hess discovered a great online resources for “ducting” forecasts. Yesterday's map for Southeastern North Carolina, for example, showed us in a bright orange area, meaning “very strong” to “intense”.

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Friday Feedback
5:00 am
Fri March 15, 2013

Friday Feedback for March 15, 2013

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Long-time friend of the station Bo Biggs of Lumberton was concerned enough about a recent Diane Rehm show that he wrote a detailed criticism. Here are some excerpts:

As a long time listener of WHQR, I can appreciate the balancing act of views as over the years, the station has ventured into more talk vs. music, using the many excellent NPR programs. In that reflection, I have always maintained that a balance of views, be they the left or right, Democrat or Republican, or more close to home, Titan Cement’s pros or cons, be discussed.

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Local Talk
8:54 am
Sat March 9, 2013

CoastLine: Reporters' Roundtable March 14

Thursday at 3 pm

On this special edition of CoastLine, we featured a Reporters' Roundtable. Host Rachel Lewis Hilburn spoke with two veteran journalists, reporter Kevin Maurer of the StarNews and Scott Pickey, news director of WWAY/TV3. The topic: What are the top stories on the minds of WHQR listeners? Find out what they explored on today's edition of CoastLine.

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CoastLine is part of WHQR News' ongoing effort to promote civil discourse, foster appreciation for differing points of view, and deepen listeners’ understanding of community issues. Hosted by Rachel Lewis Hilburn, the show features in-studio guests and your questions!

Local
4:50 pm
Fri March 8, 2013

CoastLine: What the changing tax system could mean for you

Would you rather pay state income tax or pay 8% more for groceries, tax on all internet purchases, and pay tax on services not currently taxed - such as accountants and hair stylists?

Tax Reform: It sounds odious, confusing, complicated. And while most lawmakers in Raleigh agree that the current system needs to be updated, they don't yet agree on how to do it.

We explore what the changing tax system could mean for you on this edition of CoastLine (broadcast date: 3/7/13)

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Listeners share their views
5:00 am
Fri March 1, 2013

Friday Feedback for March 1, 2013

Listener Mary Stephenson wrote on Wednesday:

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Local
4:58 pm
Thu February 28, 2013

CoastLine: does a Titan Cement plant fit the landscape of the Cape Fear Region?

On this special edition of CoastLine, host Rachel Lewis Hilburn spoke with Coastal Scientist Tracy Skrabal of the NC Coastal Federation, Kate Queram, environmental Reporter for the StarNews, and Dr. Craig Galbraith, Professor at UNCW's Cameron School of Business. The topic: does a Titan Cement plant fit the landscape of the Cape Fear Region? Listen to find an exploration of the potential environmental and economic impacts of heavy industry in New Hanover County.

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