Commentaries

Emerging Voices: The Case for Debate

Aug 27, 2015
Image: Brad Calkins

Argumentativeness is not generally considered a desirable trait, but don’t curb your tongue just yet.   

According to our Emerging Voices Commentator Zaida Marquis, the urge to disagree can be transformed into a useful set of skills. After her experience on the debate team, she argues for the value of debate in the middle school curriculum.  

The Devil You Say

Aug 25, 2015

Language today is undergoing radical change. Some say this is a good thing. Commentator Nan Graham says, not always!

Nan Graham has been a WHQR commentator for over 20 years. She too has undergone some changes. Not always a good thing.

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

Sleepwalker

Aug 18, 2015

Commentator Philip Gerard recounts the mystery of his brother's sleepwalking.

Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories and essays. He teaches Creative Writing at UNC- Wilmington

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Commentator Annie Gray Johnston reveals her aunts' unspoken competition to rule the realm of Home Economics.

Native Wilmingtonian Annie Gray Johnston is wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and self-proclaimed general nut.

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

Richard III

Aug 4, 2015

Shakespeare as propaganda artist? Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler argues as much and more.

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

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Grand Ole Opry

Jul 28, 2015

This week, "country roads" take commentator Shane Fernando to Nashville, for an onstage glimpse of the Grand Ole Opry.

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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Great Scott?

Jul 21, 2015

Those who say the Civil War is irrelevant are mistaken. That dreadful and blood-soaked war answered once and for all the question: are we "one nation, indivisible"...? And we are, says Nan Graham. 

WHQR commentator, Nan Graham "Lifelong Southerner" is a serious student of the "Wah"...as it is called in these parts.

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We've all at least contemplated running away. In this week's commentary, Philip Gerard tells us how he attempted his escape at age five.

Philip Gerard is the author of seven books, eleven documentary scripts, and numerous short stories & essays. He chairs the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington.

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Commentator Annie Gray Johnston got some satisfaction last week.

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. 

Symbols

Jun 30, 2015

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

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