Special Programming: House Impeachment Inquiry

Beginning Wednesday, November 13 at 10am EST, HQR News will air the public hearings of the House Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump. On Wednesday, Nov. 13, Ambassador William Taylor, the acting U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent will testify. This will be hosted by Michel Martin. She’ll be joined in the morning by NPR Senior Washington Editor and Correspondent Ron Elving and by Congressional Correspondent Susan Davis. On Friday, Nov. 15, HQR...

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The next edition of WHQR's Soup To Nuts Live! will feature Jared Michael Cline on Thursday, November 21st at 7:30 pm (doors open 6:30 pm) in the MC Erny Gallery at 254 N. Front St. in downtown Wilmington. Price: $10 suggested donation at the door. Reserve a seat by sending an email to soup@whqr.org or call 910-343-1640 during regular business hours. 

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Voters turned out in larger numbers for this year’s municipal elections.  Brunswick County saw a 2% increase compared to 2017.  In Pender County, turnout ticked up about a point and a half, and in New Hanover County, 19% of registered voters cast a ballot.   That’s the biggest jump – nearly four-and-a-half points compared to 2017. 

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On Wednesday’s CoastLine, author Willie Drye joins us to discuss his book, Storm of the Century: The Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. The blend of investigative journalism and historical research explores what led to a national tragedy in the Florida Keys…

Rhonda sits down with Cucalorus executive director Dan Brawley, who will talk about the film festival's 25th anniversary from Nov. 13-17 at various venues in Wilmington.

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If you traveled to London and someone asked you to tea, would you know what the invitation meant?  What about an invitation to supper, cream tea, high tea, or afternoon tea? 

Carolina Beach made history in yesterday’s election. It elected its first woman to serve as Mayor. Current town council member LeAnn Pierce is the new mayor-elect after receiving more than 1,000 votes. 

A newcomer to politics is the top vote-getter in the race for Leland Town Council. Veronica Carter is a retired Army Officer and former Civil Servant with almost 40 years of experience. 

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Wilmington City Council has a new member. And the vote difference between staying on the Council or being voted off – was just six.

Joe Pat Hatem

The City of Southport saw all its incumbents thrown out.  The same two mayoral candidates faced off for the third consecutive time – which turned out to be the charm for Challenger Joe Pat Hatem.  He unseated Mayor Jerry Dove by a very large margin – taking 63% of the vote. 

Brenda Bozeman

Brenda Bozeman has served as the Mayor of Leland for eight years – which means she’s served four terms.  Here's a look at what her fifth term could mean for Leland.

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"Don't read The House of God," one of my professors told me in my first year of medical school.

He was talking about Samuel Shem's 1978 novel about medical residency, an infamous book whose legacy still looms large in academic medicine. Shem — the pen name of psychiatrist Stephen Bergman — wrote it about his training at Harvard's Beth Israel Hospital (which ultimately became Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center) in Boston.

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Five years ago, Mary Millard went to the hospital for heart surgery. A contaminated medical instrument gave her an infection that led to septic shock. Her heart struggled, and her lungs and kidneys started to fail.

"What I caught was pseudomonas, and it's a very virulent superbug," says the 60-year-old former nurse who lives in Baton Rouge, La. This bacterium no longer responds to most antibiotics, and "it lives in you permanently, so I'm on lifetime antibiotics," she says.

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