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CoastLine: NPR's Steve Inskeep Explains Why Obviously, Blindingly True Things Are Often Not

Introducing today's guest seems almost like an exercise in absurdity. For fifteen years, Steve Inskeep has anchored what is now the most listened-to news radio program in the United States. Hosting NPR’s Morning Edition requires a daily wake-up time of 2:45 AM. Despite that, or perhaps because of it, he’s written two books and expects to see his third published in early 2020.

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Join us at WHQR for a performance by incredible harp duo Lavendar 94 on Friday, May 31st at Noon. It's free—and you can bring your lunch if you like! "A Little Lunch Music" is a live gallery performance that takes place at WHQR's MC Erny Gallery in Downtown Wilmington.

Vince Winkel

Hurricane Florence added stress to North Carolina’s fish industry. That was the consensus of marine scientists with UNC Chapel Hill and UNCW. While experts say the industry recovered from the storm, there remain challenges for those who make a living from the sea in the Cape Fear Region. 

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Our Annual Fundraising Luncheon on May 17th was a great success this year! Thank you to Steve Inskeep, host of Morning Edition for 15 years, who was a spectacular guest speaker. Thank you to our wonderful table hosts and guests who keep WHQR strong. Thank you to the hardworking staff at WHQR. And thank you, Wilmington, for continuing to value and support your local NPR station!

This week the Wilmington City Council will begin the process of approving its budget for the 2019-2020 fiscal year, which begins July 1st.  The city has a $200.6 million budget on the table. 

The next edition of WHQR's Soup To Nuts Live! will feature Into The Fog on Thursday, May 30th at 8:00 pm (doors open 7:00 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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North Carolina has some of the highest childhood obesity rates in the country, according to the Centers For Disease Control.  That’s despite the fact that we know more about nutrition and healthy habits than ever.

There will be two special rebroadcasts of the Soup To Nuts LIVE! April 25th show featuring "Galen and Friends." The rebroadcasts will be Friday, May 17th 2019 at 7pm and Saturday, May 18th 2019 at 9pm. To learn more about the original show, click here

Vince Winkel

There’s a new ship docked at the Port City Marina in Wilmington this week. It’s a replica of the 15th century Santa Maria.  And it’s here to commemorate her original journey 527 years ago, when Christopher Columbus captained her in search of the New World. 

Vince Winkel

Why tear down a library? That was the most frequently-asked question from local citizens at the latest Project Grace public meeting. New Hanover County sponsored the session last Thursday to answer concerns about the three-acre county project bordered by Grace, Third, Chestnut and Second Streets. 

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If you’re a person of color or ethnic minority, LGBTQ, a veteran, or a person with a disability, you might face a more dire cancer prognosis or struggle more with chronic disease than someone not in these groups.

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A 55-year-old Utah man who told his son that he was "so blessed" to achieve his lifelong dream of reaching the summit of Mount Everest, collapsed and died during his descent on Wednesday.

The family of Donald Lynn Cash, of Sandy, Utah, said the software sales executive and mountaineer apparently died of a heart attack. His body is not recoverable.

After more than 20 years, the Rolling Stones and The Verve have resolved a sour dispute over the authorship of the song "Bitter Sweet Symphony." The Verve's frontman and co-founder, Richard Ashcroft, announced on Wednesday that the situation has finally been laid to rest.

Facebook says it removed 3.39 billion fake accounts from October to March. That's twice the number of fraudulent accounts deleted in the previous six-month period.

British voters are expected to deliver a humiliating defeat to Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservative Party in European Parliament elections on Thursday. Many who want Britain to pull out of the European Union are angry with May, who is under heavy pressure to resign, for failing to deliver on the Brexit referendum result nearly three years ago.

A growing number of states are passing laws banning abortion in the early stages of pregnancy. Anti-abortion-rights activists see this as an unprecedented opportunity to roll back Roe v. Wade.

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