I had the opportunity to interview author Kevin Maurer about his book Hunting Che. Maurer spoke about his writing process, his intentions for the book, and the challenges of research. Maurer will be in the MC Erny Gallery at WHQR on Monday, May 12th for a Prologue discussion with Ben Steelman of Star News. Learn more about Maurer and his work on his author website.
If you enjoyed this interview, check out the links below for previous author interviews.
On Tusday, May 6th I talked with Diane Talley, who founded UNCW’s MarineQuest thirty years ago. It’s going strong, with summer programs starting June 14. Early registration is encouraged at uncw.edu/MarineQuest.
Dr. Phil Garwood and Diana Corbett invite us to the 4th Annual Flytrap Frolic, a celebration of native plants. It’s from 9 to 1 on Saturday at the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden behind Alderman Elementary School. The family-friendly event is free!
Guest interviewer Jason Hess spoke with Judge Stuart Namm (Ret.) about his memoir A Whistleblower's Lament: The Perverted Pursuit of Justice in the State of New York. Namm spoke about his experience as a judge in Suffolk County, New York and the tribulations he encountered in his attempts to expose and reform certain aspects of the justice system during his 16 years as a judge.
Anne Langan from Friends of the Library and Leslie Hossfeld from UNCW tell us about an upcoming visit from renowned folklorist Dr. William Ferris. His free presentation at 2:00 on Saturday, April 26 at the Northeast Library is titled The Storied South: Voices of Writers and Artists.
Jemila spoke with Susan Fennell, Executive Director of the local YWCA and Penny Spicer-Sidbury, Chair of the YWCA Lower Cape Fear Stand Against Racism and Continnental Gala. The event will be held on May 3rd. Full information is available online here.
For today’s midday interview, Gina Gambony visited the rehearsal of the New Horizons Band at UNCW.
The New Horizons Band is performing with the UNCW Wind Symphony on Tuesday, April 29 at Kenan Auditorium in a performance titled Made in America. The show features traditional American Music. To find out more about the show, or if you are thinking about dusting off your own instrument, visit newhorizonsbandwilmington.org. Tickets $5.35; children and UNCW students free.