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Chalmers Butterfield

Health disparities between white America and racial and ethnic minorities are well-documented.  The American Psychological Association says those disparities continue into the senior years – with minorities less likely to get medical help – and more likely to face chronic diseases such as obesity and diabetes.   But race isn’t the only determining factor for seniors who struggle with access to adequate health care.

Docutime Film Festival 2017 at UNCW

Nov 17, 2015

Once again, a dedicated community of documentary-lovers can experience sophisticated and inspiring entertainment from around the world. Saturday, February 4th marks Wilmington’s 14th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film festival. DocuTime has established a solid reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the big screen in Wilmington.

University of North Carolina Wilmington

UPDATE: 8/26, 4:49 pm: an earlier version of this story contained the wrong audio for Segment 2, below.

It was last summer that the University of North Carolina at Wilmington said goodbye to Chancellor Gary Miller who left for the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay after three years at UNCW.  This summer, the Board of Trustees announced that Jose “Zito” Sartarelli would officially take the helm July 1st.

By the year 2060, the United States will have no clear racial majority. 

National Institute on Aging

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on May 13, 2015. 

The onset of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia can be one of the more terrifying aspects of growing older.  

While the risk of cognitive impairment increases with age, it is not considered a normal part of the aging process. 

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on April 22, 2015. 

It was just one week ago that Governor Pat McCrory testified in front of the House subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources about oil and gas exploration off the North Carolina coast. 

Natalie Maynor

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on April 15, 2015. 

A new culture of foodies and environmentalists has popularized the notion of organic, locally-sourced food. 

And as the foodie community grows in the region, so does the divergence between the people who can afford to make healthier, more sustainable choices, and the people who suffer from food insecurity – which can mean not knowing where the next meal is coming from – or having to choose between paying an electric bill and buying food. 

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on March 25, 2015. 

The clothesline:  it’s an old-fashioned, even quaint, installation that’s fading from modern culture, but the metaphor it offers is the centerpiece of a new show called The Clothesline Muse playing Kenan Auditorium this Saturday. 

Library of Congress

This broadcast of CoastLine originally aired on March 18, 2015. 

March is Womens’ History Month.  

This month doesn’t share the longevity of, say, Black History Month. 

It wasn’t until 1981 that Congress passed a resolution asking the President to proclaim one week in March as “Women’s History Week."  Over the next five years, Congress passed annual resolutions designating "Women’s History Week." 

The University of North Carolina at Wilmington has hired its first Chief Diversity Officer. 

Joe Mabel

Clarification: 

Dr. Leslie Hossfeld, Executive Director of Feast Down East and Chair of UNCW's Sociology Department, says there are two Feast Down East weekly Fresh Markets in Wilmington which accept EBT cards:

Fresh Market at Rankin Terrace
Fridays, 10 am – 12:00 pm
Open Year Round
Located: Corner of 12th St. & Rankin St., Wilmington

Fresh Market at Hillcrest
Fridays, 1:30pm – 4pm
Open Year Round
Located: Corner of S. 13th St & Meares St.

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North Carolina ranks fifth in the nation for food insecurity. 

The Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor John Lithgow first performed his original one-man show in 2008 at Lincoln Center -- on the dark nights. 

John Lithgow identifies himself as a theater actor first. 

Gina Gambony

Christopher Marino has been in town for barely over a year, but he's already made an impact on the local theater community. He staged popular readings of Shakespeare's work almost immediately upon his arrival in Wilmington and was recently named the Artistic Director of Dram Tree Shakespeare Company. Mr. Marino teaches for the UNCW Theatre Department and is the director of the upcoming production of Hamlet - using a slightly different script than audiences would usually see staged. Marino visited us accompanied by Luke Robbins, the actor playing the title role. 

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In the last year, there have been a slew of departures from the two higher education institutions in the Cape Fear Region. UNCW’s Interim Chancellor, Dr. William Sederburg, spoke with WHQR.  

The American Association of State Colleges and Universities represents 430 colleges and universities, including UNCW. Within that advocacy group, Dr. William Sederburg chairs a national task force that aims to make higher education a state policy priority. He says North Carolina is a perfect example of why such a goal is necessary:

We’ve reported recently on what has seemed to be unprecedented turnover at UNCW. 

Docutime Film Festival 2015 at UNCW

Jan 29, 2015

Saturday, February 7th marks Wilmington’s 13th annual DocuTime one-day documentary film festival. DocuTime has established a solid reputation for bringing acclaimed documentaries to the big screen in Wilmington and allowing a dedicated community of documentary-lovers to a have a full day of award-winning, enlightening enjoyment.

In less than 12 months, a spate of high-profile leaders have left the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. 

Sandy Apple and Mimi Cunningham invite us to Lunch with Carolina Authors on November 8 at UNCW's Warwick Center. This is a program created by the AAUW - American Association of University Women -  as a way to raise funds for scholarships for women planning to attend UNCW. This year's featured authors are Elaine Orr, Anne Clinard Barnhill, and May-lee Chai. For details please call 910. 313. 1573.  

UNCW Professor Pioneers Face Aging Technology

Aug 25, 2014
I²SIS – Face Aging Group

Your face may be revealing more than you think.  A UNCW computer science professor is developing new technology to predict how long a person may live based on a current photo. 

RebeccaPetruck.com

Join Ben Steelman of Star News with local author Rebecca Petruck to talk about her debut novel Steering Toward Normal.

"In Petruck’s capable hands, raising a steer—caring for it, loving it, and eventually letting it go—becomes a keen metaphor for the loss of a loved one." -Booklist

September 8th, 7 - 8pm 
in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery
254 N. Front Street, Third Floor

UNCW

UNCW has announced that Chancellor Gary Miller will be stepping down July 31st to take the top position at University of Wisconsin – Green Bay after current Green Bay Chancellor Tom Harden retires. 

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UNCW Chancellor Gary Miller is headed to Wisconsin.  

WHQR Staff

Paula Brinkman and Carol Beaven came into the studio to speak with us about Wilmington Choral Society’s concert Viva Vivaldi. Listen to the interview for details on the show!

The show will be presented on Sunday, May 18th, 4PM at UNCW's Kenan Auditorium.

More details are available online here.

Staff

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.

UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or CIE, has unveiled the business sector’s answer to match-making. 

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.  

In the wake of UNCW’s Information Technology Conference and the release of the Garner Report, the question of how to spur economic development in the Cape Fear Region persists. Should leaders be luring outside businesses, developing local industries, or encouraging start-up activity? In answer to this, UNCW’s Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, or CIE, is training local entrepreneurs to identify area business owners’ needs, develop solutions accordingly—and take these ideas to broader, out-of-state markets.  

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It’s the thirty-second annual Business Week at UNCW’s Cameron School of Business--meaning dozens of prominent alumni and executives have descended upon the Port City, to share their knowledge of marketing, entrepreneurship and information technology. Each year, programming is tailored to reflect Cape Fear-specific business trends. And today’s trajectories point to “worthy cause marketing” and a rise in regional craft breweries and wine startups.

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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