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From 2015: Cokie Roberts on Bipartisanship and Keeping an Open Mind in Politics

The world has lost Cokie Roberts. The NPR Founding Mother died September 17th of complications from breast cancer. She was 75.

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The Town of Leland turned thirty this month.  The current population, according to estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau, is about twenty-two-thousand people.  That’s growth of about 61% over the last nine years. 

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One carbon, one oxygen.  Carbon monoxide is sometimes called "the silent killer" because the gas is odorless, colorless, and fatal to humans at high levels.  But scientists are beginning to discover that used in moderation, there could be health benefits.  

Kevin Spears was born and raised in Wilmington and is on the ballot for Wilmington City Council. As a community activist, he works to combat youth gang violence. He's concerned about Council’s priorities.

Join Chamber Music Wilmington and ACRONYM on Sunday September 22 at 11am for a free masterclass at the WHQR MC Erny Gallery! To sign up, click this link. Instrumentalists may sign up to play a Baroque selection of their choice. Auditors should also register to help us with seating arrangements.

Kimberly Spader is running for Wilmington City Council. She works as a licensed clinical social worker, and wants to use her listening skills to create open dialogue between city council and residents.

Harry Smith Jr. is running for the first time for Wilmington City Council. After watching this year’s short-term rental housing debate, he decided to get involved.  He’s not a fan of how the city gets things done.

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On Monday, New Hanover County Commissioners voted to clear a path to explore the sale of the New Hanover Regional Medical Center. It doesn’t guarantee the not-for-profit healthcare system will be sold, but it opens the door to such a possibility. WHQR looks at how we got here.

Barbara McKenzie, co-founder and artistic director of Chamber Music Wilmington, and WHQR's Pat Marriott, honorary advisory board member, join Rhonda Bellamy in the studio to discuss CMW's 25th season.    


Wilmington City Council Candidate Mack Coyle is a newcomer to the race. Also new? His ideas. The small business owner installs mobile solar generators, and wants to convert all electricity in city buildings to solar and wind power, and all municipal vehicles to electric. But he has other priorities, too.

Carolina Beach is the largest of the three beach towns in New Hanover County.  At a population of about 6,300, it’s around three times the size of the county’s next largest, Wrightsville Beach and 95% white, according to the U.S. Census.  Median household income is $62,000 a year – higher than nearby Wilmington. 

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It has been a week since the disturbing discovery of thousands of fetal remains at the home of a former abortion provider, and authorities still don't know why he kept them.

Ulrich Klopfer had performed abortions at three clinics in Indiana but lived across the state line in Illinois.

An explosion this week in a Russian lab, one of only two labs in the world known to store live samples of the variola virus, which causes smallpox, has raised anew questions that have been asked since the disease was eradicated in 1980.

Should humankind hold on to the live virus to conduct research on treatments, tests and vaccines in case smallpox were to reemerge?

Purdue Pharma, facing a mountain of litigation linked to the opioid epidemic, filed for bankruptcy in New York this week. The OxyContin manufacturer and its owners, the Sackler family, have offered to pay billions of dollars to cities and counties hit hard by the addiction crisis.

But that's not good enough for critics such as U.S. Rep. Max Rose.

In gridlocked Washington, both Democrats and Republicans have signaled there's potential for a deal when it comes to lowering prescription drug prices. Now, there's an idea both Congressional Democrats and the White House seem to like: They want to base U.S. prices on something called an international price index.

Democratic presidential candidates Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg are making big moves to bolster their primary campaigns in Iowa, the first state to hold a contest in 2020.

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