Coastline

CoastLine​, a call-in, variety news show airs Wednesdays from 2pm - 3pm on WHQR.

Every week, we’ll look into issues that matter in the Cape Fear Region. Host Rachel Lewis Hilburn will interview expert guests and invite you to join the conversation.

Tell us what topics you would like discussed on CoastLine. Email thoughts and suggestions to coastline@whqr.org.  

On the next show:  We will be discussing the importance of art education for children. The experts say its necessary - but is it? What tangible rewards do children get from an active engagement with art? What programs does the Cape Fear region provide for children interested in art? Tell us what you think on Wednesday, 8/27 at 2pm.

Because the show is a live broadcast, listeners are invited to call, email, or Tweet questions and comments during the show:

CoastLine phone:  910.343.1138 
Email:  coastline@whqr.org
Twitter: @coastlinehqr 

CoastLine is produced by Ken Campbell and hosted by Rachel Lewis Hilburn.

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1:51 pm
Tue August 19, 2014

Housing First Model More Effective at Ending Chronic Homelessness

Listen to the audio version here.

The Cape Fear region is now six years into the Ten Year Plan to End Chronic Homelessness. 

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5:00 am
Fri August 15, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 15, 2014

Give CoastLine a call! 910-343-1138.

Ronald Cohen wrote:

I fail to understand why scarce resources are expended on a call-in show that is delayed broadcast and whose topicality is stale by the time it is aired. [Tuesday’s Diane Rehm] broadcast was about Iraq and the Maliki crisis, some of which had become out dated by 3 PM.

Mr. Cohen has identified a problem that does concern us. In the next few weeks you’ll be hearing more about our response to this concern. Stay tuned.

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5:00 am
Fri August 8, 2014

Friday Feedback for August 8, 2014

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Carla Frenzel wrote on our website concerning the NPR story As Truce Takes Effect, Israel Withdraws Troops From Gaza: Carla’s comment:

SO NPR IS NOW TELLING US WHAT WE "NEED TO KNOW"?? FAT CHANCE THAT i WOULD TRUST YOU TO TELL ME WHAT I "NEED TO KNOW" BASED ON YOUR EXTREMELY BIASED OPINIONS!"

I don't know if you can tell from my reading, but that comment was written in all caps.

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Local
7:17 pm
Wed August 6, 2014

CoastLine: Is Public Policy on Sea Level Rise Keeping up with Coastal Planning Needs?

What does sea level rise, now widely-accepted by the scientific community, mean for coastal areas in North Carolina?  How concerned do we really need to be?   

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Local - 8/27/14 @ 2pm
10:58 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Next CoastLine: Arts Education and Children

On the next CoastLine, Wednesday, August 27 at 2 pm, we will be discussing the importance of the arts on child development. The experts say it's necessary - but is it? Is there a tangible payoff to engaging children in the arts? Is art education a necessity or a privilege? What programs do we offer kids to engage with art in the Cape Fear Region?  

Comments and questions can be sent to:

CoastLine phone:  910.343.1138 
Email:  coastline@whqr.org
Twitter: @coastlinehqr

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9:36 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

CoastLine: Arts & the Economy - What Will CFCC's Fine Arts Center Mean for Competing Venues?

Listen to Segment 1 here -- featuring Tony Rivenbark (Thalian Hall) and Shane Fernando (CFCC's Humanities and Fine Arts Center).

Listen to Segment 2 here -- featuring Tony Rivenbark and Shane Fernando.

Listen to Segment 3 here -- featuring Gwenyfar Rohler on "Deathbed: The Bed That Eats"

Arts and the local economy:  will a new performing arts venue, the largest in the region, edge out smaller theater companies in the competition for ticket buyers? 

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Local
9:01 pm
Wed July 30, 2014

CFCC's Performing Arts Center Projected to Keep More Entertainment Dollars in Local Economy

Artist's Illustration of Cape Fear Community College's Humanities and Fine Arts Center. The building is slated to open in 2015.
Cape Fear Community College

Listen to the audio version here.

Construction of southeastern North Carolina’s newest performing arts venue is well underway in downtown Wilmington.

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7:31 pm
Wed July 23, 2014

CoastLine: Uses and Misuses of English

Our media-saturated society is constantly bombarding us with new expressions. Whether from sports, the media, advertising, business or politics, we hear new ways of using language all the time – the good, the bad, and the ugly. We hear some examples of each in this show.

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5:00 am
Fri July 18, 2014

Friday Feedback for July 18, 2014

There’s not too much Feedback for our little clambake this week. Here are some possible explanations:

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