WHQR Commentary: "Homophones 101"

Apr 26, 2016

Our guest commentator Peggy Porter hasn't taught school in years, but is periodically reminded that while you can take the teacher out of the classroom, you can never quite take the teacher out of the girl.

This week, from Commentator Philip Gerard, a parable, set in childhood on a web of roads near Washington D.C.

Philip Gerard is the author of eleven documentary scripts, numerous short stories and essays, and ten books, including his new novel, The Dark of the Island. He teaches in the Creative Writing Department at UNC Wilmington.

Our language, ever-changing, is packed with surprising tidbits from history; eponyms. Named for a person, or event, they're a kind of immortality. Until the next thing comes along. So says Commentator Nan Graham.

This week commentator Annie Gray makes it clear, "What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas" is a rule she chooses to ignore.

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

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

Revisiting an old spy novel, Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler asks, can the lone wolf ever really act alone?

The subject of this week's commentary is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. Shane Fernando takes a closer look at the Ukrainian Easter Egg.

'Tis the season to cast your ballot. This week, Commentator Philip Gerard honors his father, who believed that voting was essential for the health of our democracy.

Melissa Stone

This week, commentator Nan Graham takes a look at words derived from history's colorful characters.

Nan Graham has been a WHQR commentator for over 20 years. At this time, no words derive from her name.

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

Care to sample some cannabis-infused honey? How about a stay at a Bud-and-Breakfast? This week, commentator Annie Gray Johnston explores our country's changing relationship with marijuana.

What happens when we discover one of our favorite works of art was created by someone that makes our skin crawl? Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler has this answer.