Hosted by WHQR News Director Ben Schachtman, the program will be an opportunity for local officials and reporters -- the people who make news and the people who report it -- to talk about the issues that affect our community. According to host Ben Schachtman, "Our goal is to have candid, in-depth conversations about the topics that concern our listeners. It will be a chance to dig a little deeper into the news." From WHQR Public Media in Wilmington, NC. Contact us at Newsroom@whqr.org
The Newsroom: A long, hard look at Cape Fear Community College
On this episode: Over the last three years, rumors have circulated, alleging a toxic workplace at CFCC under the administration of President Jim Morton. In early 2020, WECT published a report with on-the-record allegations, but it seems little has changed. Now, new reporting from WHQR's Rachel Keith goes deeper than ever into issues at the college.
The Newsroom Special Edition: Covid-19 myths, misinformation, questions, and concerns
Tens of millions of people still haven't had the shot and, in most cases, it's not because they don't have access to the vaccination sites — it is often because of lingering fears and concerns about the vaccine. WHQR's team tackled these concerns, but also the question, 'can anything change the unvaccinated's minds?'
The Newsroom: Civil discourse isn't dead, news deserts can be irrigated, and beaches... well, they're complicated
On this episode: Heading into a local election, political tensions are dangerously high. Can we lower the noise enough to hear each other? Plus, news deserts are a threat to democracy. How can we change things? And, beaches are central to local life and local governments — but keeping them from washing into the ocean is difficult and expensive.
The Newsroom Special Edition: The Northside Story - segregation, gentrification, and zoning in Wilmington
On this week's show, guest host Kelly Kenoyer takes a deep dive into the history of segregation in Wilmington, learning how modern zoning codes have continued that legacy today. We'll look at this through the lens of Wilmington's Northside, because the story of this neighborhood is the story of countless others, which have experienced the same issues.
The Newsroom: Local news collaborations, voices of Williston's alumni, and the future of Eagles Island
On this edition of The Newsroom, we talk about a new collaborative news venture, dive into a new archive of elder voices from Wilmington's Black community, and unpack the potential for a public nature park on Eagles Island.
The Newsroom: Wilmington Pride, Juneteenth, and a deep dive into WAVE
On this edition of The Newsroom, it's a month of celebration — and a celebration of public transportation (or, at least, its potential).
for all wilmingtonites