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WHQR / WWAY Baseball Forum: Full Audio

Is a publicly-funded baseball stadium a good idea for Wilmington?  That was the question debated in WHQR's MC Erny Gallery Thursday, October 25th.  During a forum co-sponsored by WWAY and WQHR, Mayor Bill Saffo and City Councilman Kevin O'Grady made their case in support of a ballpark -- which would be paid for with a $37 million general obligation bond.  Scott Harry and Jim Rafferty of the Vote No Stadium Tax Referendum Committee argued against the project. 

WWAY Political Editor Kevin Wuzzardo and WHQR Reporter Sara Wood asked questions during the first portion.  Members of the live studio audience followed up with their own questions in the second half.  WHQR's Rachel Lewis Hilburn moderated.

The audio from the debate is posted here in its entirety. 

WWAY will rebroadcast the first hour of the event on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 12 PM. 

Rachel hosts and produces CoastLine, an award-winning hourlong conversation featuring artists, humanitarians, scholars, and innovators in North Carolina. The show airs Wednesdays at noon and Sundays at 2 pm on 91.3 FM WHQR Public Media. It's also available as a podcast; just search CoastLine WHQR. You can reach her at rachellh@whqr.org.