Coastline

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.

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

On the next CoastLine:  The Williston School is celebrating its centennial. We'll host a live concert in the MC Erny Gallery with the Williston Alumni Choir. Join us Wednesday, May 6 at noon. 

CoastLine phone:  910.343.1138 

Email:  coastline@whqr.org

CoastLine comment line (leave a question or comment anytime): 910-361-COAST

Twitter: @coastlinehqr 

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

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6:25 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

CoastLine: Beach Renourishment as Shoreline Protection Tool

Town of North Topsail Beach

Keeping beautiful beaches beautiful, protecting homes and public infrastructure from an encroaching ocean…

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Wednesday, April 15 at Noon
12:21 pm
Wed April 8, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Suburban Farming and Food Deserts in NC

On the next CoastLine: Two-thirds of adults in North Carolina are overweight or obese and the state ranks fifth in the United States for childhood obesity. We will discuss how food deserts and farming issues contribute to this health crisis with our guests Jill Waity of UNCW and Evan Folds of Progressive Farms. 

Remember this is a call-in show and that we would love to hear your questions and comments at: 

CoastLine phone:  910.343.1138 

Email:  coastline@whqr.org

Wednesday, April 8 at Noon
11:28 am
Thu April 2, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Beach Renourishment

On the Next CoastLine: Beach renourishment uses sand from offshore to stabilize the oceanfront, which increases storm protection and recreational value. But where does the money for this continual replenishment come from? And how does it affect our environment? We'll talk with Tracy Skrabal of the NC Coast Federation and Layton Bedsole, New Hanover County's Shoreline Protection Coordinator. 

Remember this is a live, call-in show and we'd love to hear from you at... 

CoastLine phone:  910.343.1138 

Local
2:56 pm
Wed April 1, 2015

CoastLine: Spring Planting along the Southeastern Coast

Vitex agnus-castus, Lamiaceae, Vitex, Chaste Tree, Chasteberry, Monk's Pepper, flowers.
H. Bell

Will lilacs or peonies grow in the Cape Fear region?  Is Pampas Grass a good landscaping idea? 

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Wednesday, April 1 at Noon
3:58 pm
Sat March 28, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Gardening in Cape Fear

On the Next CoastLine:  Spring is in the air! And with the sun and rain come gardening woes and questions. We'll be digging up the answers with Tom Ericson of The Transplanted Garden and master gardener Barabara Sullivan on Wednesday, April 1 at noon.

Remember this is a call-in show and we would love to hear your questions and comments:

CoastLine Phone: 910.343.1138

CoastLine email: coastline@whqr.org

CoastLine Twitter" @coastlinehqr

Local
2:47 pm
Wed March 25, 2015

CoastLine: Nnenna Freelon, The Clothesline Muse, and Williston's 100th Year

Nnenna Freelon as Grandma Blu in The Clothesline Muse - playing UNCW's Kenan Auditorium March 28th.

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. 

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Wednesday, March 25 at Noon
1:16 pm
Fri March 20, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: The Williston School

On the next CoastLine: The Williston School is celebrating its centennial. Grammy nominated jazz singer Nnenna Freelon is working with current Williston students to develop a history of the school through art. We'll talk with her about the Clothesline Muse and the legacy of Williston Senior High. 

During our pledge drive, we can't take phone calls.  But please send any questions or comments you have to: 

CoastLine Email:  coastline@whqr.org

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5:00 am
Fri March 20, 2015

Friday Feedback for March 20, 2015

iPad Air

Today we welcome some special visitors to Wilmington’s friendly shores. Staff members from many of North Carolina’s other public radio stations are in town for a conference on station growth. This is the first time in several years that the North Carolina stations have gotten together. Thanks to Jeff Hunter of our staff for his tireless efforts at putting this event together, and to the Blockade Runner in Wrightsville Beach for hosting the group. We welcome our colleagues to town!

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Local
6:22 pm
Wed March 18, 2015

CoastLine: Third Wave Feminism Still Struggles with Wage Gap, Glass Ceiling

Women Suffragists Picketing in front of the White House in 1917.
Library of Congress

March is Womens’ History Month.  

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Wednesday, March 18 at Noon
10:56 am
Mon March 16, 2015

On the Next CoastLine: Women's History Month

Tune in Wednesday, March 18 at noon for the next CoastLine: March is Women's History Month. We're in the midst of third-wave feminism - what does the modern day's women's rights movement entail? We'll discuss this and the achievements of women with Dr. Katie Peel, Director of UNCW's Women's Studies and Resource Center.

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