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CoastLine: Jock Brandis, Full Belly Project Founder and Air Pirate

Jock Brandis is the Founder and current Director of Research and Development at The Full Belly Project.

The man we meet on this edition of CoastLine is a bona fide Air Pirate -- convicted in absentia by the Nigerian government just after the civil war.  He was the first broadcast engineer on staff at WHQR.  He’s written a book of fiction called The Ship’s Cat.  And he acted in the notoriously – um – horrific film Death Bed:  The Bed that Eats.  He also helped to design the bed that eats. 


Jock Brandis is an inventor, designer, actor, humanitarian, and the founder of The Full Belly Project, a nonprofit in Wilmington whose mission is to design and distribute income-generating devices that improve life in rural communities.

The Full Belly Project is hosting its 15th annual Full Belly Feast: http://www.thefullbellyproject.org/feast/

The fundraiser is Saturday, February 25th from 6-9 PM at the Coastline Convention Center on Nutt Street in downtown Wilmington. 

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 4 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.