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Midday Interview: Cape Fear Literacy Council to Host Spelling Bee

The Cape Fear Literacy Council, in partnership with Bee Keeper Sponsor Dr. Kavita Persaud, is hosting the 26th Annual Spelling Bee for Literacy on September 19, 2013 at 7 PM at the Pine Valley United Methodist Church.

On Thursday, September 5th, the Cape Fear Literacy Council's Executive Director popped into the WHQR studio to talk with Rachel Lewis Hilburn about the Bee, the reasons behind the Bee, and some of the surprising misconceptions about illiteracy.  

In the interview, Lytvinenko explains why so many sociological problems, such as gang membership, homelessness, and high school dropout rates, can often be connected to a form of illiteracy.

(Oh -- and she talks about why the September 19th Spelling Bee will be an absolute blast!)

To learn more about the Cape Fear Literacy Council, follow this link:


For information about the 26th Annual Spelling Bee on September 19th at the Pine Valley United Methodist Church, follow this link:


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.