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WHQR Public Media Your NPR member station in Wilmington, North Carolina and the greater Cape Fear Region at 91.3 FM

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WHQR‘s Rachel Keith and WECT’s Michael Praats with the latest: The abrupt dismissal of a long time CFCC board member, a ...
10/03/2022
State Treasurer and CFCC Trustee want county’s removal of Jimmy Hopkins rescinded

WHQR‘s Rachel Keith and WECT’s Michael Praats with the latest: The abrupt dismissal of a long time CFCC board member, a multi-million dollar real estate deal, and lots of questions.

The county is facing blowback from the removal of CFCC Trustee Jimmy Hopkins. Now Hopkins says he hopes the county commission will do the “right thing” but if the matter needs to go to court he seems prepared to take it there.

The first of 3 Town Halls starts this Wednesday with WHQR's own Benjamin N. Schachtman co-moderating with WECT News and ...
10/03/2022

The first of 3 Town Halls starts this Wednesday with WHQR's own Benjamin N. Schachtman co-moderating with WECT News and Port City Daily. Learn more about the candidates before you vote!!

WHQR's Front Street Blues is gearing up for another hour of Saturday night shenanigans with music from Muddy Waters, Dav...
09/30/2022

WHQR's Front Street Blues is gearing up for another hour of Saturday night shenanigans with music from Muddy Waters, Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames, Billie Holiday, John Nemeth, N.C.'s The Mighty Fairlanes, Clarence Spady, The Markey Blue & Ric Latina Project, Altered Five Blues Band, Breezy Rodio, Billy Price, and Michael Rubin. FSB's producer & host is Lan Nichols. Tune in at 11:00 pm EST via 91.3fm or listen at whqr.org on any device from anywhere on Planet Earth. Thank you!

More intense hurricanes. Floods. Rising sea levels. Extreme heat. All symptoms of climate change in the Carolinas and ar...
09/30/2022
Adapt: Changing Climate in the Carolinas

More intense hurricanes. Floods. Rising sea levels. Extreme heat. All symptoms of climate change in the Carolinas and around the globe. It's not a question of when they might affect us, but by how much.

WFAE climate reporter David Boraks hosts this one-hour special report that examines how climate change affects the Carolinas and how we're responding. We hear from scientists, farmers, policymakers and other experts, as well as from activists concerned with the inequities of climate change. And we'l...

The candidates for New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners faced tough questions about the housing crisis at a forum...
09/30/2022
New Hanover Commission candidates duked it out over housing

The candidates for New Hanover County’s Board of Commissioners faced tough questions about the housing crisis at a forum held Wednesday night. Reporter Kelly Kenoyer moderated, and News Director Ben Schachtman interviewed her about it afterwards.

"From Storms to Sunshine" is today's theme, starting with some gentle rainstorms from THE FANTASTICKS, SINGIN' IN THE RA...
09/30/2022

"From Storms to Sunshine" is today's theme, starting with some gentle rainstorms from THE FANTASTICKS, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN and FORREST GUMP, then work up to "Twister" from THE WIZARD OF OZ. Then look ahead to sunny skies, featuring two selections from O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? -- "You Are My Sunshine" and "Keep on the Sunny Side". Then music from the films SUNSHINE and LA LA LAND.
You'll also hear "Let the Sunshine In" from HAIR and "Tomorrow" from ANNIE.
Join Jemila on Classical WHQR 92.7fm from 12:06 to 12:59! Remember we also stream from WHQR.ORG

UNCW Theatre kicks off its 2022-2023 season with Diane Samuel’s "Kindertransport" Find out more from WHQR's Cheril Lee: ...
09/29/2022

UNCW Theatre kicks off its 2022-2023 season with Diane Samuel’s "Kindertransport"
Find out more from WHQR's Cheril Lee: https://bit.ly/3rfRbFh
@uncwtheatre

09/29/2022

WHQR's own Kelly Kenoyer moderated a candidate forum for the New Hanover County Board of Commissioners last night. Thank you to Cape Fear Housing Coalition for planning the event and generating such thoughtful questions related to the housing crisis!

CoastLine: Gender expansiveness in kids, how it's different from transgender, and why that matters
09/29/2022
CoastLine: Gender expansiveness in kids, how it's different from transgender, and why that matters

CoastLine: Gender expansiveness in kids, how it's different from transgender, and why that matters

Research confirms that it’s not only trans kids, but also gender-expansive kids, at increased risk of suicidal behavior and other risk factors for su***de. So why has this part of the rainbow become an argument to either prove transgender doesn't exist or that gender-expansive must be trans? It's ...

On Monday, New Hanover County commissioners will consider a request from CFCC Board Chair Bill Cherry, asking the county...
09/28/2022
NHC considering $12 million purchase of former Bank of America building for CFCC nursing program expansion

On Monday, New Hanover County commissioners will consider a request from CFCC Board Chair Bill Cherry, asking the county to purchase the former Bank of America building in downtown Wilmington for $11,875,000. The building would be used to expand CFCC’s nursing and allied health programs. County staff estimate at least $14.8 million would be needed to renovate the building.

On Monday, New Hanover County commissioners will consider a request from CFCC Board Chair Bill Cherry, asking the county to purchase the former Bank of America building in downtown Wilmington for $11,875,000. The building would be used to expand CFCC’s nursing and allied health programs. County st...

Schools throughout the Cape Fear region will be closed Friday, Sept. 30 as forecasters expect significant rain and flood...
09/28/2022
Cape Fear Region schools set to close Friday for Hurricane Ian

Schools throughout the Cape Fear region will be closed Friday, Sept. 30 as forecasters expect significant rain and flooding due to Hurricane Ian.

Pender, New Hanover, and Brunswick County schools will all close Friday ahead of the hurricane.

09/28/2022
We've got 2 tickets to give away! Post a comment below if you're interested....first person who does gets them!!! Find o...
09/28/2022

We've got 2 tickets to give away! Post a comment below if you're interested....first person who does gets them!!! Find out more: https://bit.ly/3DZUckJ

The WHQR staff and friends had a fantastic Sunset Cruise last night. A gorgeous evening. Thank you Wilmington Water Tour...
09/28/2022

The WHQR staff and friends had a fantastic Sunset Cruise last night. A gorgeous evening. Thank you Wilmington Water Tours!!

Timed as it is with the 2022 midterms, the records demands are placing a heavy strain on elections offices, especially i...
09/28/2022
NC election officials swamped with dubious records requests from 2020 deniers

Timed as it is with the 2022 midterms, the records demands are placing a heavy strain on elections offices, especially in smaller counties in North Carolina with barebones operations of five or fewer full-time staff members.

State and local election officials consumed with preparing for a midterm just seven weeks away must contend with persistent — yet baseless — claims from 2020.

After years of planning, and numerous iterations, New Hanover County’s ambitious and controversial proposal to redevelop...
09/23/2022
Project Grace sputters out

After years of planning, and numerous iterations, New Hanover County’s ambitious and controversial proposal to redevelop the downtown Wilmington library block as part of a public-private partnership has apparently reached the end of the road. When the proposal went in front of the Local Government Commission, it died for lack of a second vote to consider the project. Now, the county says it will go it alone.

On this episode: after years of planning, and numerous iterations, New Hanover County’s ambitious and controversial proposal to redevelop the downtown Wilmington library block as part of a public-private partnership has apparently reached the end of the road. When the proposal went in front of the...

At Thursday evening’s Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees meeting, members unanimously approved the state budg...
09/23/2022
CFCC President responds to questions over marine tech program

At Thursday evening’s Cape Fear Community College Board of Trustees meeting, members unanimously approved the state budget worth $59.6 million — and the overall CFCC budget at $111.7 million. The college is receiving $12.6 million from the county and has an institutional budget of $39.4 million.

09/23/2022

Happening TONIGHT for Fourth Friday Art Walk, come up to the 3rd floor to see art by @abbyspangelperryart and Andy Wood. Find out more: https://bit.ly/3C6Jesz

In case you missed Rachel Keith discussing her CFCC reporting on WECT News yesterday, you can watch it here: https://bit...
09/23/2022
WHQR’s Rachel Keith discusses her investigative reports into CFCC

In case you missed Rachel Keith discussing her CFCC reporting on WECT News yesterday, you can watch it here: https://bit.ly/3R8i2xN
Great investigative journalism!

Rachel Keith, a reporter with WHQR Public Media, joined WECT’s Jon Evans to discuss her three-part series of investigative reports into allegations made against leadership at Cape Fear Community College.

"It is spectacular. You have to see it in a theater to experience the enormity of it."Christy Lemire, FilmWeek (KPCC - N...
09/22/2022

"It is spectacular. You have to see it in a theater to experience the enormity of it."
Christy Lemire, FilmWeek (KPCC - NPR Los Angeles) .....see it in Thalian Hall Center for the Performing Arts, Inc. next week! https://bit.ly/3Ssc2B1
@thalianhall

WHQR's Rachel Keith will be on WECT News today at 5:30 to discuss her investigative reporting on CFCC. Check it out!@wec...
09/22/2022

WHQR's Rachel Keith will be on WECT News today at 5:30 to discuss her investigative reporting on CFCC. Check it out!
@wectnews
Find out more: https://bit.ly/3UsS9eL

We hope you'll drop by WHQR to meet the artists and enjoy great art, wine, and snacks!Abby Spangel Perry Art  Coastal Pl...
09/22/2022

We hope you'll drop by WHQR to meet the artists and enjoy great art, wine, and snacks!
Abby Spangel Perry Art Coastal Plain Conservation Group @coastalplainconservationgroup @abbyspangelperryart

At Tuesday’s New Hanover County school board town hall about 50 residents showed up to speak on or listen to a variety o...
09/21/2022
NHC school board hosts fall town hall

At Tuesday’s New Hanover County school board town hall about 50 residents showed up to speak on or listen to a variety of topics such as issues with transportation, staff morale, and racism.

After a heated discussion, City of Wilmington council members voted Tuesday to take down the "Black Lives Do Matter: End...
09/21/2022
After tense debate, Wilmington votes 5-2 to remove ‘Black Lives Do Matter’ sign

After a heated discussion, City of Wilmington council members voted Tuesday to take down the "Black Lives Do Matter: End Racism Now" sign by December 27. Councilmembers Clifford Barnett and Kevin Spears dissented.

After a heated discussion, City of Wilmington council members voted Tuesday to take down the "Black Lives Do Matter: End Racism Now" sign by December 27. Councilmembers Clifford Barnett and Kevin Spears dissented. WHQR’s Grace Vitaglione has more.

WHQR's Kelly Kenoyer will moderate this event on housing issues next week! Find out more: https://fb.me/e/1OX8Sa5QE
09/21/2022

WHQR's Kelly Kenoyer will moderate this event on housing issues next week! Find out more: https://fb.me/e/1OX8Sa5QE

The resignation of two high-profile program directors, both alleging serious issues at CFCC, continues to paint a pictur...
09/21/2022
Part III: Two high-profile CFCC resignees discuss their reasons for leaving

The resignation of two high-profile program directors, both alleging serious issues at CFCC, continues to paint a picture of a toxic workplace at the college. Meanwhile, CFCC continues to ignore requests for comment — and to block requests for documents some experts say should be public.

Two directors of CFCC’s prized programs recently resigned last spring: Chip Munna, program director over emergency medical services (EMS), and Carolyn McCormick, program director over nursing.

It's your last chance to see art by Abby Spangel Perry Art and Andy Wood of Coastal Plain Conservation Group. Be sure to...
09/21/2022

It's your last chance to see art by Abby Spangel Perry Art and Andy Wood of Coastal Plain Conservation Group. Be sure to drop by the station this Friday evening from 6-9pm for the closing reception!
@abbyspangelperryart @coastalplainconservationgroup

Lead vocals from Mariah Carey's secret grunge album have been discovered — and she hinted that it's finally being releas...
09/20/2022
Mariah Carey says we should finally hear her secret 1995 grunge album

Lead vocals from Mariah Carey's secret grunge album have been discovered — and she hinted that it's finally being released.

Carey has shared that recordings of the alternative album with her lead vocals have been found. And she hinted that the elusive project will finally be released.

The Cucalorus Film Foundation, a Wilmington-based non-profit, recently received two major award grants https://bit.ly/3q...
09/20/2022

The Cucalorus Film Foundation, a Wilmington-based non-profit, recently received two major award grants https://bit.ly/3qTjb1n
@cucalorus

On Monday, New Hanover County Government, NC  Commissioners received an update on the accomplishments of Port City Unite...
09/20/2022
Port City United gives update at New Hanover County commissioners meeting

On Monday, New Hanover County Government, NC Commissioners received an update on the accomplishments of Port City United, the county’s recently created department focusing on community violence.

This morning, New Hanover County Commissioners received an update on the accomplishments of Port City United.

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Can someone tell me how Titan Cement company was able to re-open the shuttered Roanoke plant on Holly Shelter Rd in Castle Hayne?
Your radio sucks right now. Technical difficulties abound.
There are some nights in NC when Smooth Landings makes life so much better out in the NC hinterlands. Thank you, George Scheibner, for your musical magic.
https://youtu.be/jd6XCT6ByfM A link to suggestions from the Mayo Clinic that may just help the fatigue, malaise and yes, depression, that a lot of us feel. Thanks for watching and do share.
https://youtu.be/AJUZPYWVhro Shot at Summer Rest Trail near Wrightsville Beach! LOVE that trail!
https://youtu.be/DxZNqJ7QCOc Something to think about as we try to take care of ourselves. Do SHARE!
We're live on Wednesday at noon. What questions do you have about the birds you're seeing -- or not seeing -- this year? Send emails to [email protected].
If you're feeling anxious, here's a great way to calm down. And, this park off Market Street is obviously a BEAUTIFUL place to do it! Watch and give it a try! https://youtu.be/i75E3Zqlxps
With 44% of our public on Trump's evil side, how can we hope to have an honest election in November? What's not honest will be stolen with a Democratic candidate who is not up for the job.
Now we've got 2 viruses against us, the police and the invisible killer that attacks our lungs. Shame. When I was a youmg [rptester they arrested me, but finally let me go. When my daughter did the same thing in Prattville, Al. they dumped her in a jail cell. We are becoming a totalitarian government. This is Kent State all over again. the captain in Birmingham knew he had a police force of K*K members. Since then Jamie Parsons has realized how wrong he was. Does he still hold that view or was it just to sell a book?
I would like to donate to WHQR but no one will answer the phone, and before I knew it, I had joined WBUR, a great station in Boston, and they finally reversed it, but didn't know how to contact you wither.