The Newsroom The Newsroom will air at noon on the first Friday of every month and will be rebroadcast on the following Sunday at 1pm on HQR News 91.3fm. Hosted by Ben Schachtman, Managing Editor of HQR News, 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

The Newsroom

From WHQR

The Newsroom will air at noon on the first Friday of every month and will be rebroadcast on the following Sunday at 1pm on HQR News 91.3fm. Hosted by Ben Schachtman, Managing Editor of HQR News, 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

Most Recent Episodes

The Newsroom: County Chair Julia Olson-Boseman, WHQR's Rachel Keith on the opioid crisis, ...

In the first show of 2022, we tackle the opioid crisis — which is killing more Americans than ever before. Also, County Chairperson Julia Olson-Boseman on what's in store for the county this year. Then, Port City Daily journalist Alexandria Sands Williams looks behind the scenes on the county's mask mandate debate.

The Newsroom: County Chair Julia Olson-Boseman, WHQR's Rachel Keith on the opioid crisis, ...

The Newsroom: WHQR's news team looks back at 2021

On this episode: In 2021 our news team tackled stories that were tougher and more complicated than ever. We reflect on the year and turn to 2022, which shows no signs of being an easier ride.

The Newsroom: What if...? A $350-million political thought experiment

New Hanover County has a $350-million fund, with no specifics strings attached or plans for the the money. What if the county spent it on one main issue — like housing, transportation, education, or medical debt?

The Newsroom: A veteran teacher reflects, allegations against Olson-Boseman, and Tru Color...

On this episode of The Newsroom — Florence Warren, a 35-year veteran, sits down with WHQR's Rachel Keith to talk about her career in teaching and the work still left to be done. Plus, WECT reporter Michael Praats' latest on allegations against New Hanover County Chair Julia Olson-Boseman. And, a deep dive on Tru Colors.

The Newsroom: A veteran teacher reflects, allegations against Olson-Boseman, and Tru Color...

The Newsroom: The Wilmington Housing Authority's slow-motion mold disaster

This week WHQR launched an investigative series into the Wilmington Housing Authority, looking at systemic mismanagement and miscommunication that's led to mold infestation getting out of control. On this episode of The Newsroom, co-hosted by WHQR's Ben Schachtman and Kelly Kenoyer, we'll put the pieces together, and dig even deeper into the story.

The Newsroom: The Wilmington Housing Authority's slow-motion mold disaster

The Newsroom - Elections 2021: Plot twists, policies, poll numbers, and plenty of campaign spending

On this edition of The Newsroom, we break down the results of the 2021 municipal elections — we'll be talking results, voter turnout, and what's next.

The Newsroom - Elections 2021: Plot twists, policies, poll numbers, and plenty of campaign spending

The Newsroom: Wrightsville Beach and Carolina Beach mayoral candidates

We round out our month-long elections coverage with a look at the races for mayor in New Hanover County's beach towns.

The Newsroom: Wilmington mayoral candidates Harper Peterson and Bill Saffo

All throughout October, The Newsroom will feature special coverage of the 2021 elections for Wilmington's city council and mayoral seats. With eight candidates for council and a head-to-head battle for mayor, it will be an interesting month.

The Newsroom: Wilmington mayoral candidates Harper Peterson and Bill Saffo

The Newsroom: Wilmington City Council candidates Philip White and Charlie Rivenbark

All throughout October, The Newsroom will feature special coverage of the 2021 elections for Wilmington's city council and mayoral seats. With eight candidates for council and a head-to-head battle for mayor, it will be an interesting month.

The Newsroom: Wilmington City Council candidates Philip White and Charlie Rivenbark

The Newsroom: Wilmington City Council candidates Paul Lawler, Angie Ulmer, and Luke Waddell

All throughout October, The Newsroom will feature special coverage of the 2021 elections for Wilmington's city council and mayoral seats. With eight candidates for council and a head-to-head battle for mayor, it will be an interesting month.

The Newsroom: Wilmington City Council candidates Paul Lawler, Angie Ulmer, and Luke Waddell