CoastLine show


Summary: CoastLine ​, a call-in, variety news show airs Wednesdays and Thursdays from 12pm - 1pm on WHQR. Every week, we’ll look into issues that matter in the Cape Fear Region. Host Rachel Lewis Hilburn will interview expert guests and invite you to join the conversation. Tell us what topics you would like discussed on CoastLine . Email thoughts and suggestions to . You can now subscribe to our CoastLine podcast on iTunes . Search WHQR-FM: CoastLine to hear our most recent shows. Remember, this is a LIVE broadcast so please call or email comments and questions to: CoastLine phone: 910.343.1138 Email: !function(d,s,id){var js,fjs=d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0],p=/^http:/.test(d.location)?'http':'https';if(!d.getElementById(id)){js=d.createElement(s);;js.src=p+"://";fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js,fjs);}}(document,"script","twitter-wjs");


 CoastLine: Political Reporter Round Table On Tuesday's Primary Results | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2992

The May 2018 primary is now over, and the candidates who made it through this elimination round now head to the ballot for the November general election.

 CoastLine: Opioid Use Disorder Impacting Higher Numbers Of Pregnant Women And Babies | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2989

It was 2013 that Dr. William Johnstone came to work as a Professor in the Obstetrics and Gynecology residency program at New Hanover Regional Medical Center. It didn’t take long for him to see the devastating consequences from the opioid epidemic firsthand – although back then, the community was not yet talking about it. One hospital administrator tells WHQR the numbers of babies born with neonatal abstinence syndrome went from about 35 in 2010 to between 120 to 140 by 2016. Officials expect

 CoastLine: Alligator And Coyote Management Plans Change; Alligator Hunting Season Still Uncertain | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2991

Alligator hunting in North Carolina is now legal in North Carolina after a 44-year ban. Last October, the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission updated its Alligator Management Plan and defined a potential hunting season: from September 1 to October 1.

 CoastLine: Economic Incentives And The Role They Play In Strategic Growth | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2989

The City of Wilmington and New Hanover County recently approved a financial incentive package worth $580,000 for National Gypsum. The Cape Fear region is competing with Tampa for the company’s business.

 CoastLine: Searching For The Next Harpy Eagle Nest In Belize Using Drones | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2990

It was an expedition into the Mayan Mountains in 2005 which led Jamie Rotenberg to the Bladen Nature Reserve in Belize where he spotted a juvenile harpy eagle. More than five years later, he discovered a harpy eagle nest – creatures once thought to be extinct.

 CoastLine: Tech Sector Challenges And Opportunities | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2972

North Carolina added more than 10,000 jobs in the tech sector last year alone. That makes it seventh in the nation for job growth, according to a study by Computing Technology Industry Association, a nonprofit advocacy group.

 CoastLine: Alfred Schnog On His Childhood In Nazi Germany And His Family's Harrowing Escape | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2991

Imagine growing up in a world during a time in which it’s prudent to hide the fact that you’re Jewish because you might be barred from common public spaces or forced to attend schools that keep you apart from non-Jewish Germans.

 CoastLine: Juvenile Justice & Declining Local Recidivism Rates | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2993

When kids get into trouble, when they fail in school, and turn to destructive paths seeking power, money, and a sense of belonging, it’s easy to dismiss the child as a “bad kid”, write him off, cope with his presence in school, keep him out of the way of the students who are succeeding, wait it out until he’s no longer there.

 CoastLine: Bertha Todd, Former Williston Librarian, on Martin Luther King Jr.'s Assassination | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2995

April 4 th , 2018 marks the 50 th Anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Junior. The news of King's murder reverberated around the world, but the loss for students, parents, and staff at Williston Senior High School in Wilmington was particularly wrenching. Dr. King had planned to make a speech at the only all-black high school in the segregated New Hanover County School system but instead he chose to stay in Tennessee to support a sanitation workers strike. The Reverend who

 CoastLine: Gun Rights Or Gun Law Reform With Judy And Pete | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3050

The debate on firearms continues at the local, state, and national levels. As informed citizens, we look for debates based on logic and reason; but with more polarizing issues, it’s worth taking a look at the personal experiences that influence perceptions and resulting policy positions. On this edition of CoastLine, we welcome two guests to the mic, one at a time, to express their position on the gun rights or reform issue – and secondly, to let us into their world a little bit. We explore

 CoastLine: Judge J. Corpening On Stemming The School-To-Prison Pipeline | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2990

Research shows that minority students are more likely to face disciplinary action in school than white students. When students face more detentions, suspensions, and expulsions from school than their white counterparts, we also see more children of color in juvenile and criminal courts. That phenomenon is often called the school-to-prison pipeline.

 CoastLine: Racist Letter To Local Church Sparks Community Conversation On Racial Divide | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2991

A letter full of racist invectives addressed to the Minister / Head Pastor arrived at Speaks Temple AME Zion Church late last month. Postmarked February 14 th from Charlotte, North Carolina, the same day as the Parkland, Florida school shooting and Valentine’s Day, no one seems to know who wrote the letter or why they sent it to a small church in Wilmington. What is worth noting about the letter is not necessarily the fact of the letter itself. One could argue the sender is mentally ill, an

 CoastLine: Charter Schools Face Challenges Collaborating With Traditional Public Schools | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2986

There are now 173 charter schools in North Carolina. After the General Assembly lifted the cap of 100 in 2010, the number of public charter schools soared. In the past four years, four new charter schools opened in Wilmington alone putting the total at six. If approved, a seventh, the Wilmington School of the Arts, will open in the fall of 2019. A recent study published by researchers at Duke University and the University of Rochester finds that of the seven North Carolina districts studied, all

 CoastLine: Hoggard High School Students, Public School Parent On Guns And School Safety | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2990

A 19-year-old gunman killed 17 people with an AR-15 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida about three weeks ago. The United States has had to deal with its share of school shootings. But it was after this February 14 th tragedy that the conversation around gun rights, gun control, and how those issues impact American kids fundamentally shifted. On Wednesday, Florida passed a bill that raises the legal age for buying a firearm from 18 to 21, institutes a three-day waiting

 CoastLine: Renewable Energy In North Carolina | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2987

The kind of energy that human beings use to power their lives is shifting around the globe. Renewable sources of energy are on the rise; the International Energy Agency expects renewable electricity generation to increase by more than a third over the next four years. That’s according to CNBC. In the last 12 years, Charlotte-based Duke Energy has invested about six billion dollars in wind and solar energy, said company spokesman Randy Wheeless. He identified North Carolina as second in the


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