Midday Interviews

Midday Interviews
5:35 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Laura Leslie Talks With Barack Obama

Chapel Hill – Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama have both spent a good deal of time in North Carolina ahead of Tuesday's Primary election.

During an appearance in Winston-Salem Senator Obama repudiated comments by his former pastor on race and the black church.

The Illinois senator spoke with W-U-N-C's Laura Leslie. She asked him how he will make a discussion about race a productive one rather than a distraction.

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Midday Interviews
5:30 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Laura Leslie Talks With Hillary Clinton

Chapel Hill – The Democratic Presidential candidates have been hopskotching across the state leading up to North Carolina's primary.


In an interview with W-U-N-C reporter Laura Leslie, Senator Clinton acknowledged that her democratic opponent still leads the polls in North Carolina heading into the primary election Tuesday.

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Midday Interviews
5:21 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Entrepreneur Russell Simmons

Wilmington, NC – In the day before the North Carolina primary, the campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama offered up a list of celebrities wanting to support their candidate.


Entrepreneur and former rap star Russell Simmons is supporting Barack Obama. He talks with WHQR's Alyson Novak about energizing young voters, and how his candidate is a lot like Run DMC and Jay Z.

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Midday Interviews
5:14 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Actor Alfre Woodward On Obama

Wilmington, NC – In the day before the North Carolina primary, the campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama offered up a list of celebrities wanting to support their candidate.


WHQR's Alyson Novak talked with actor Alfe Woodard about the social issues that impact everyone.

Do you have insight or expertise on this topic? Please email us, we'd like to hear from you. news@whqr.org.

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Midday Interviews
5:03 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Carole King Supporting Hillary Clinton

credit: Alice Barkwell

Wilmington, NC – In the day before the North Carolina primary, the campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama offered up a list of celebrities wanting to support their candidate.


Carole King is throwing her support behind Hillary Clinton.


WHQR's Alyson Novak talked with King about why she supports Clinton. The conversation then moves on to Wilmington and how much King loves the area.

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Midday Interviews
4:54 am
Mon May 5, 2008

Actor Blair Underwood on Barack Obama

Wilmington, NC – In the day before the North Carolina primary, the campaigns of both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama offered up a list of celebrities wanting to support their candidate.

Actor Blair Underwood is a Barack Obama fan.

He talks with WHQR's Alyson Novak about how his role in the HBO series, "In Treatment" informed his decision about Obama and the war in Iraq.

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Midday Interviews
10:28 am
Mon April 14, 2008

The Conversation Continues: Ports CEO Tom Eagar

Wilmington, NC – Listen to the full conversation with NC Ports Authority CEO Tom Eagar about transportation infrastrcture needs for the existing port at Wilmington and the planned terminal in Brunswick County.

This interview runs 23:00 minutes

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Midday Interviews
11:05 am
Thu April 3, 2008

Boseman Reacts to Wright's Testimony

Wilmington, NC – New Hanover County State Senator Julia Boseman was at the selection last night to fill the seat held by former State Representative Thomas Wright.


Just hours before district democrats filled Wright's seat, he was testifying in his criminal trial that he was being investigated only after he supported Boseman's republican challenger in the last election. Boseman called that accusation the most ridiculous things she's ever heard

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Midday Interviews
6:20 am
Tue March 18, 2008

The Conversation Continues: Art Constantini

Wilmington, NC – WHQR talks with Art Constantini, head of the Southeastern Center, about how his role changed with reform, who the system fails, where the money's going, and the one thing he isn't hearing discussed.

(Interview runs 19 minutes)

Southeastern Center for Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Substance Abuse

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Midday Interviews
2:33 am
Wed March 12, 2008

What Grace and Julie want you to know about mental illness

Julie and Grace attend counseling at Peer Bridgers in Wilmington.

Wilmington, NC – Julie L. and Grace S., participants in North Carolina's mental health care system, talk about what they want other people with mental illness, and the general public, to know about the disease.

audio runs 2:20

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