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7:00 am
Thu November 20, 2014

Fashionista

Nan Graham
nangraham.com

A recent New York Times Magazine section featured the latest in Candy-colored sunglassess including neon green sunshades by Marc Jacobs for only 350 dollars, says commentator Nan Graham.  Who knew her husband was avant guard in eyewear?

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries can be found in her books, Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute. 

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

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7:00 am
Tue November 18, 2014

Coney Island

Coney Island
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Commentator Shane Fernando recollects a visit to Coney Island and meeting the Great Fradini!

Commentator Shane Fernando is Director of the Humanities and Fine Arts Center at CFCC.  He lives with his partner in Historic Downtown Wilmington.

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Commentaries
12:20 pm
Wed November 12, 2014

Post-Halloween Perspective

Andy Wood
Andy Wood

Now that Halloween and our nation's mid-term elections are over, Commentator Andy Wood has some thoughts to share, about knowledge, relevance, and choosing global priorities.

Andy Wood is an author, ecologist, and award-winning environmental educator.  He has been sharing his natural history thoughts and observations on WHQR for 27 years. 

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Community commentaries
7:00 am
Tue November 4, 2014

Sixty-Six Million

Shelby Hudson
Fidias Reyes

Fresh Voices on Air commentator Shelby Hudson explores the freedoms we have compared to those of girls living in oppressive situations.    

Shelby Hudson is 15 years old and a sophomore at New Hanover High School.  She is a member of the New Hanover High School women's golf team and plays for the Cape  Fear volleyball national team.  Shelby hopes to gain admission into University of Pennsylvania's neonatal nurse practitioner program.   

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Tue October 28, 2014

A Mere 12 Days

Annie Gray Johnston
Annie Gray Johnston

After many years of diet failure, commentator Annie Gray Johnston successfully completes a 12 day cleanse.

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

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Community commentaries
2:30 pm
Tue October 14, 2014

The Controversy Over AP History

In the wake of student protests in Colorado over what is perceived as censorship in teaching American history, Fresh Voices on Air commentator Sam Jarden shares his thoughts on a letter sent recently by the New Hanover County School Board to parents. 

Sam Jarden ponders the ways of humankind as a senior at Hoggard High School in Wilmington.

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7:00 am
Tue October 7, 2014

Autumn Migration

Blue-headed vireo
Andy Wood

For the past week, commentator Andy Wood has been watching a songbird that has been using his yard as a rest stop during its southbound autumn migration.

Andy Wood is an author, ecologist, and award-winning environmental educator.  He has been sharing his natural history thoughts and observations on WHQR for 27 years. 

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2:28 pm
Thu October 2, 2014

The Unfinished Story

Little Women
littlewomen1949poster.com

Commentator Gwenyfrar Rohler shares her connection to Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women. 

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington.

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12:15 pm
Wed October 1, 2014

UV Yay!

Annie Gray Johnston
Annie Gray Johnston

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston pushes her daughter out of the nest and breathes a sigh of relief as she sings “Bon Voyage.”

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

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10:30 am
Tue September 9, 2014

From Wildfire to Flood

Holly Shelter
Andy Wood

A few years ago we were talking about drought.  This summer the topic is flooding.  Commentator Andy Wood has a few thoughts about our new weather norms. 

Andy Wood is an author, ecologist, and award-winning environmental educator.

If you have a question about today’s commentary, ask Andy in the comment box.

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