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WHQR Public Media

WHQR Public Media Your NPR member station in Wilmington, North Carolina and the greater Cape Fear Region at 91.3 and 92.7 FM. WHQR Community Guidelines: https://bit.ly/2Q5qQHH

We went on the air in 1984 when a bunch of opera lovers we lovingly refer to as "spunky pumpkins" started WHQR. Over the last 26 years WHQR has grown to include classical music, jazz, blues, national news and information programs as well as local news and music. The station carries its awesomeness off-air as well as on with programs like Cinematique, Soup to Nuts Live! and Prologue.

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In March 2022, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released its State of the Teaching Profession r...
04/05/2022
Southeastern NC leads the state in teacher attrition. Those who left the profession explain why

In March 2022, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released its State of the Teaching Profession report. For the 2020-2021 school year, New Hanover County Schools had a slightly higher attrition rate than the state average. WHQR checked in with some teachers who left the profession — and asked what’s being done to keep them in the classroom.

In March 2022, the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI) released its State of the Teaching Profession report. For the 2020-2021 school year, New Hanover County Schools had a slightly higher attrition rate than the state average. WHQR checked in with some teachers who left the profes...

YOU made it happen. Thanks for supporting WHQR during our Spring Pledge Drive! Click to see more: https://bit.ly/3NYy0dx
04/04/2022

YOU made it happen. Thanks for supporting WHQR during our Spring Pledge Drive! Click to see more: https://bit.ly/3NYy0dx

For STAGE & SCREEN with Jemila today at noon, our theme is "FANTASY." We'll hear music from PETER PAN, HOOK, ROBIN HOOD:...
04/04/2022

For STAGE & SCREEN with Jemila today at noon, our theme is "FANTASY." We'll hear music from PETER PAN, HOOK, ROBIN HOOD: PRINCE OF THIEVES, THE SEVENTH VOYAGE OF SINBAD, THE PRINCESS BRIDE, DRAGONHEART, JUMANJI, STARGATE, AND JURASSIC PARK.

This week on Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy: Art, coins, and culture with three organizers of NC Azalea Festival events...
04/03/2022
Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy: Azalea Festival

This week on Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy: Art, coins, and culture with three organizers of NC Azalea Festival events now through April 10 https://bit.ly/3J10oHS
Arts Council of Wilmington North Carolina Azalea Festival at Wilmington, Inc.

Rhonda previews art, coins, and culture with three organizers of NC Azalea Festival events now through April 10.

04/01/2022

Please do your part now to make sure that facts, knowledge, understanding, insight, inspiration, and community continue to be a part of your life. Click here to make your donation: https://bit.ly/3Dj0ERx

In these moments of challenge, possibility and progress, the WHQR you know, trust, and count on is more relevant to your...
04/01/2022

In these moments of challenge, possibility and progress, the WHQR you know, trust, and count on is more relevant to your life than ever. And that means your generous support today for our public mission is more necessary and powerful than ever. Donate here: https://bit.ly/3Dj0ERx

NOW is the time to pledge your support. Jim and Mary Hagen are challenging you to pledge - they are MATCHING YOUR CONTRI...
04/01/2022

NOW is the time to pledge your support. Jim and Mary Hagen are challenging you to pledge - they are MATCHING YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS DOLLAR-FOR-DOLLAR UP TO $5,000 during Morning Edition!!! Let's end the Spring Pledge Drive today! Donate here : https://bit.ly/3Dj0ERx

Public officials and leadership at the NC Dept of Environmental Quality met to share an update on PFAS in the Cape Fear ...
03/31/2022
Cape Fear regional politicians present a "united front" against PFAS while meeting the DEQ

Public officials and leadership at the NC Dept of Environmental Quality met to share an update on PFAS in the Cape Fear River.
City of Wilmington, NC Government New Hanover County Government, NC Brunswick County Government

Public officials and leadership at the Department of Environmental Quality met to share an update on PFAS in the Cape Fear River.

03/31/2022
WHQR Public Media

We're getting closer to our Spring Pledge Drive goal – help us END THE DRIVE and support quality local and national news coverage and beautiful music. YOU make WHQR strong. Call 910-343-1138 or donate here: https://bit.ly/3Dj0ERx

Your NPR member station in Wilmington, North Carolina and the greater Cape Fear Region at 91.3 and 92.7 FM.

WHQR Community Guidelines: https://bit.ly/2Q5qQHH

03/31/2022

WHQR exists because of listeners like you who value quality news coverage enough to know their participation is vital to its survival. Pledge your support during our Spring Pledge Drive by calling 910-343-1138 or going to https://bit.ly/3Dj0ERx

Support the station that supports the community. Help us meet our Spring Pledge Drive goal by calling 910-343-1138 or do...
03/30/2022

Support the station that supports the community. Help us meet our Spring Pledge Drive goal by calling 910-343-1138 or donate online here: https://bit.ly/3Dj0ERx

Over the past few months, there has been a slew of discussions about the region, including about one major development. ...
03/30/2022
New Hanover County work session will tackle development of the Cape Fear's western bank

Over the past few months, there has been a slew of discussions about the region, including about one major development. KFJ Development wants a new zoning district in order to make way for its $500 million 'Battleship Point' project on the banks of the Cape Fear River and turned to Leland after the county was slow to approve it — but there are other parcels that could be developed as well.
New Hanover County Government, NC Town of Leland

On Thursday, county commissioners will meet to plan the future of development on the western bank of the Cape Fear River. Over the past few months, there has been a slew of discussions about the region, including about one major development. KFJ Development wants a new zoning district in order to ma...

How many times have you said to a friend “I was listening to WHQR and heard this story...?” That’s what WHQR is all abou...
03/30/2022

How many times have you said to a friend “I was listening to WHQR and heard this story...?” That’s what WHQR is all about: the stories, news, insights and interviews that make you stop and think, and start your own conversations. Help WHQR reach the spring goal by calling 910-343-1138 or donating online: https://bit.ly/3Dj0ERx

Become a monthly sustaining donor, increase your monthly gift or make a one-time pledge with your credit card, check, or...
03/29/2022

Become a monthly sustaining donor, increase your monthly gift or make a one-time pledge with your credit card, check, or cash. We’re automatically sending all new and increasing sustainers a WHQR packable nylon shopping bag! Donate here: https://bit.ly/3Dj0ERx

Listener Photo of the Week: Thanks to Susan Malpass who sent us this picture of the 3rd Street bridge in Wilmington. Nic...
03/29/2022

Listener Photo of the Week: Thanks to Susan Malpass who sent us this picture of the 3rd Street bridge in Wilmington. Nice effect! To submit your own photo, click the link: http://bit.ly/3xZ4NXn

WHQR is here with local programs like Soup to Nuts, Smooth Landings, Front Street Blues, On the Fly and Magnolia Fatback...
03/29/2022

WHQR is here with local programs like Soup to Nuts, Smooth Landings, Front Street Blues, On the Fly and Magnolia Fatback Folk Hour. Your contribution of 10, 20, or 100 dollars a month will help keep WHQR on the air! Pledge now: https://bit.ly/3Dj0ERx or call 910-343-1138

At noon today and at noon on Friday, "Stage and Screen with Jemila" will feature FAVORITES from the 20 playlists I've cr...
03/28/2022

At noon today and at noon on Friday, "Stage and Screen with Jemila" will feature FAVORITES from the 20 playlists I've created so far, which have aired since late January.
From the themes: EPICS, LOVE, SHAKESPEARE, PIRATES, WILD WEST, DREAMS, CITIES, OUTER SPACE, BLACK IS BEAUTIFUL, MYSTERIOUS EAST, COMPELLED BY FAITH, AMERICAN AUTHORS & OSCAR WINNERS!
Tune in to 92.7fm now!

We need you now – so we can be here when you need us most – providing gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Supreme Court heari...
03/28/2022

We need you now – so we can be here when you need us most – providing gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Supreme Court hearings, covering the war in Ukraine, the pandemic, racial justice, elections, climate change and much more. Make your pledge here: https://bit.ly/3Dj0ERx

Send your application to boardsearch@whqr.org. Visit whqr.org/board for more info!
03/28/2022

Send your application to [email protected]. Visit whqr.org/board for more info!

Just 2 more days to get your application submitted! Visit whqr.org/board for more info!
03/27/2022

Just 2 more days to get your application submitted! Visit whqr.org/board for more info!

On Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy: Handel's Messiah. She talks with Jerry Cribbs, artistic director and conductor of th...
03/26/2022

On Around Town with Rhonda Bellamy: Handel's Messiah. She talks with Jerry Cribbs, artistic director and conductor of the Cape Fear Chorale which will present a walk-in, sing-along production of Handel's Messiah, April 2, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. in UNCW Kenan Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.
@capefearchorale @artsuncw @artscouncilwilm
Arts Council of Wilmington

DocuTime is tomorrow - a great event - celebrating local legend Paula Haller, screening excellent films and enjoying a g...
03/26/2022
DocuTime takes final bow, celebrates founder Paula Haller | Port City Daily

DocuTime is tomorrow - a great event - celebrating local legend Paula Haller, screening excellent films and enjoying a glass of wine or beer and some snacks - all for $10 a ticket!

The art of documentary filmmaking has always been the passion of Paula Haller — founder of the almost two-decade-old DocuTime Film Festival. The festival will wrap for good Sunday upon the 80…

Happening this Sunday! Get your ticket for this great event. https://bit.ly/3KRDuEu. Thanks to UNCW Office of the Arts  ...
03/26/2022

Happening this Sunday! Get your ticket for this great event. https://bit.ly/3KRDuEu. Thanks to UNCW Office of the Arts @artsuncw and Landfall Foundation.
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This week, guest host Kelly Kenoyer draws on months of reporting to present a closer look at what's going on with PFAS, ...
03/26/2022
The Newsroom: A deep dive on the science and politics of PFAS

This week, guest host Kelly Kenoyer draws on months of reporting to present a closer look at what's going on with PFAS, the family of 'forever chemicals' that includes GenX and thousands of others. We'll tackle the history, science, and politics of the problem — and look at what can be done in the future.

This week, guest host Kelly Kenoyer draws on months of reporting to present a closer look at what's going on with PFAS, the family of 'forever chemicals' that includes GenX and thousands of others. We'll tackle the history, science, and politics of the problem — and look at what can be done in the...

Noon today on "Stage & Screen with Jemila" Classical HQR 92.7: Since the Academy Awards Show is Sunday night at 8, you'l...
03/25/2022

Noon today on "Stage & Screen with Jemila" Classical HQR 92.7: Since the Academy Awards Show is Sunday night at 8, you'll hear music from past winners in the categories of Best Song and Best Score! The years range from 1939 to 2016. I hope you'll enjoy hearing music from ONCE, LA LA LAND, POCAHONTAS, LOVE STORY, CHARIOTS OF FIRE, DANCES WITH WOLVES, BORN FREE, THE WIZARD OF OZ, STAR WARS and LORD OF THE RINGS.

Use your voice to support your local public radio station. Serve on WHQR's Board of Directors! Accepting applications un...
03/25/2022

Use your voice to support your local public radio station. Serve on WHQR's Board of Directors! Accepting applications until March 28. More info here: whqr.org/board

03/25/2022

Thanks to a Duke University study, we know fish in the Cape Fear River are more toxic than we thought. But there are ways to prep and cook fish to make them safer to eat. Come out this Sunday, March 27th to the NHC Arboretum for a free event, open to the public, with fish prep / cooking demos, music, food trucks and speakers! And please help us spread the word! We want to get this info out as widely as possible! N.C. Cooperative Extension - New Hanover County Center and Arboretum New Hanover County NAACP Latinos en Wilmington, NC Seabird Restaurant

The Fisherman's Post fishing school is, as you might expect, a day packed full of all things fish. Learn more: https://b...
03/25/2022

The Fisherman's Post fishing school is, as you might expect, a day packed full of all things fish. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3qz8Yax

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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.