CoastLine​, a call-in, variety news show airs Wednesdays from 12:06 pm - 1pm 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.

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Cleve Callison is the Executive Producer of CoastLine, and Isabelle Shepherd produces the show.

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On the next CoastLine, we'll meet a woman whose parents were chosen to be homesteaders in Penderlea -- as part of Roosevelt's New Deal program.  Carolyn Rawls Booth will tell us about publishing her first novel after age 60, the rich oral tradition she captures in her writing, and why Aunt Mag's Grape Hull Cake was a super-secret recipe for a generation.  

On the next CoastLine, veterans’ health care in the Cape Fear region. How are local Veterans Affairs facilities serving our country’s service members? Joining us in studio, Fred Roche of the Wilmington VA Health Center and Dr. Kyle Horton, co-creator of Invisible Wounds of War, a local project that works with North Carolina veterans to explore the psychological, spiritual, and moral injuries of war.

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Over the first weekend of 2016, federal immigration agents raided homes in Texas, Georgia, and North Carolina.  They detained people thought to be illegal immigrants – primarily from Central America.  The raids have prompted an outcry from Hispanic and Latino advocacy groups and a letter, signed by 130 Congressional Democrats, calling for an end to the raids. 

On the next CoastLine, the Hispanic population is growing in the Cape Fear region, while the national presidential primaries are bringing the topic of immigration reform to the forefront.  How are these tensions converging in the local area?  

If you’re part of that 45% of Americans who make New Year’s resolutions in hopes of becoming healthier, more successful, more mindful, whatever it is – congratulations.  But here’s something to consider:  out of that group, only 8% are likely to succeed with their resolutions.

Comedian John Oliver recently had some fun with the fact that if you haven’t yet broken your resolutions, statistically, you’re about to... Along with that bit of New Year’s cheer, he offers some advice: