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Midday Interview -2/5/14
1:34 pm
Thu February 6, 2014

Midday Interview: Co-Founder of Feast Down East

WHQR's Studio 1 Webcam

Dr. Leslie Hossfeld is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Feast Down East.  The 4th Annual Feast Down East Conference is Thursday from 8am to 4pm at UNCW’s Burney Center. 

Details: feastdowneast.org

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Midday Interview -1/22/14
3:20 pm
Thu January 23, 2014

Midday Interview: Paula Haller on DocuTime 2014 Film Festival

A Slide Featuring the Four Feature Films for DocuTime 2014
Credit WHQR Studios

 

Documentary filmmaker and producer Paula Haller describes all the great films that will be part of DocuTime 2014 this Saturday from 10 to 7 at UNCW’s King Hall Auditorium. 

Visit this website for full details!

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Local
7:49 am
Fri December 27, 2013

Sales Tax Expansion to Impact Cost of Food On Campus

UNCW Cafeteria
UNCW

Listen to the audio version here.

College students will fork over a little more money for food on campus in 2014.  Starting January 1st, one school exemption for institutions of higher education goes away.

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Local December 11
5:59 am
Wed December 11, 2013

DC Virgo Welcomes Resident Artist

Poet Glenis Redmond

Thanks to a grant secured by UNCW’s Office of Cultural Arts, DC Virgo Middle School has become a hotbed of original poetry. Throughout this week, the sixth- and seventh-graders are work-shopping personal poems under the guidance of a teaching artist from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that New Hanover County Schools are one of only two districts in the state to enjoy such opportunities through the Kennedy Center.  

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Local - November 14
4:48 am
Fri November 15, 2013

Gun Violence Prevention: A Community Affair

UNCW professors say gun violence is a matter of concern spanning all of Wilmington's neighborhoods and tax brackets.

Because Wilmington’s recent spate of gun violence has residents from every walk of life concerned, City Councilman and UNCW political science professor Earl Sheridan corralled some university colleagues for a community panel event.  WHQR’s Katie O’Reilly reports that Wednesday night’s discussion often landed on another local hot button: public education.

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Local - November 6
1:21 am
Wed November 6, 2013

Earl Sheridan and Charlie Rivenbark: Wilmington City Councilmen, 2013-2017

Courtesy City of Wilmington

In yesterday’s municipal elections, Wilmington’s three incumbent city council candidates kept their seats, beating out three challengers. Kevin O’Grady, Charlie Rivenbark and Earl Sheridan will all begin new four-year terms. Mayor Bill Saffo, who ran unopposed, will also continue to serve the city for another two-year term.

Last night’s race was a close one. It wasn’t until close to ten o’clock last night that incumbent Earl Sheridan, a political science professor at UNCW, pulled slightly ahead of Skip Watkins, a local financial advisor.

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Local - October 16
5:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Candidate Profile: Skip Watkins, Wilmington City Council

Brian "Skip" Watkins

Skip Watkins says he’s dreamed of serving in public office his whole life. A father, financial advisor and longtime volunteer with the Cape Fear Festival and Expo and the Azalea Festival, Watkins cites frustration over Wilmington City Council’s recent efforts to acquire a minor-league baseball stadium as the catalyst that ultimately spurred him to run for a seat on the Council. If elected, Skip Watkins hopes to provide the City with a dose of what he describes as “fiscal guidance.”

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December 9th, 2013 @7pm
2:25 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Prologue: "Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers" by Clyde Edgerton

Indie Bound

Join Ben Steelman of StarNews and WHQR with North Carolina writer Clyde Edgerton for light refreshments and a discussion of the author's new book Papadaddy's Book for New Fathers.

December 9th, 7 - 8pm

in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

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Listen To Rebecca Lee Speak
2:06 pm
Thu September 12, 2013

Prologue Recap: "Bobcat" by Rebecca Lee

Lee and Graham at WHQR

Listen to two clips from the evening Prologue discussion with author Rebecca Lee. Hear the award winning writer respond two two questions from the audience.

The following question concerns coming to know what a particular story is about:

An audience member questions Lee on her use and understanding of a sense place in her stories:

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Local - September 10
4:04 pm
Tue September 10, 2013

Even in the Case of Mental Illness, Americans with Disabilities Act Likely Protects Berger

Commissioner Brian Berger
NHCo. Sheriff's Office

Throughout recent legal battles concerning New Hanover County Commissioner Brian Berger’s fitness for public office, mental health has been a central topic. At a news conference last week, Commission Chairman Woody White said the commission had heard nothing from Berger regarding whether he needed or had received mental health counseling. White cited Berger’s incoherent emails, conspiracy fixations and erratic behavior as grave concerns that responsible leaders could not ignore.

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