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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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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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Commentaries
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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Commentaries
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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Commentaries
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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Commentaries
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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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu August 21, 2014

Anonymous

Gwenyfar Rohler
Gwenyfar Rohler

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler recalls the impact of reading her first life-changing book, a romance novel.

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

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu August 14, 2014

Tweet! Tweet!

Nan Graham
nangraham.com

Are the sounds of birds the same as those heard over a hundred years ago, asks commentator Nan Graham? Or do our 2014 ears interpret them as soundtracks of cellphone rings, techno music and doorbells?

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

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Tue August 5, 2014

See What We Want To See

spider
Andy Wood

There is a saying that goes something to the effect of, “we see what we want to see, and we hear what we want to hear.”  Commentator Andy Wood finds himself vulnerable to this predisposition.

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

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Commentaries
7:00 am
Thu July 17, 2014

Magnolia Murder

Nan Graham

Tree-hugger and commentator Nan Graham underwent a painful arboreal experience last week, suffering separation anxiety.  Her favorite magnolia tree has gone to that great magnolia grove in the sky.

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

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