Commentaries

Hives

Jun 23, 2015

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

Ibis at Battery

Jun 16, 2015

Commentator Nan Graham recounts a trip to view the nesting habits of White Ibis in our area. 

The River Mother

Jun 9, 2015

Philip Gerard is the author of nine books of fiction and nonfiction, as well as numerous essays, short stories and documentary scripts for public television. He teaches in the Department of Creative Writing at UNC Wilmington. 

  

    

 

WHQR - Happy Birthday to Me!

June 2, 2015

Last week, I turned the big 5-0 . . . less horrifying than hitting the Big 2-0-0 but that's another story ...I should have been better prepared because last month, after dying my hair a lovely shade of Clairol Espresso, when checking out at Harris Teeter, I was offered the senior discount.

Clock Tower

May 19, 2015

Rube Goldberg, 1883-1970, was a cartoonist, inventor, engineer, and author who developed wacky convoluted ways of solving tasks. Example: A fourteen step method of finding your misplaced eyeglasses illustrated like a comic strip. My husband was graduate cum laude from the Rube Goldberg school of repair. He was not handy around the house…well, not in the conventional way. Original ways of solving problems was second nature for him. The inclination was reinforced by an inborn gene for frugality. My husband was innovative to say the least.

In honor of  artist, educator and WHQR commentator's Claude Howell's 100th Birthday we have been saluting him with clips from his commentaries. Check out this rather thrilling commentary, in which he describes his arrest in Paris. 

Artist, educator and WHQR commentator Claude Howell was born 100 years ago this week. Howell played key roles in establishing UNCWilmington's art department and the Cameron Art Museum, where a celebration of his life is scheduled tomorrow night at 7 PM. We've been celebrating with some of Claude's WHQR Commentaries this week on Morning Edition and All Things Considered.  

An icon of Wilmington's arts community, Claude Howell was born 100 years ago today. From an early age, Howell expressed a deep love for his hometown, drawing and painting people and scenes from town to coast. Howell also recorded several stories at WHQR about his days as a Wilmington youth. In honor of Howell's birthday and his great contribution to the Wilmington community,  WHQR will be airing his commentaries all week long during Morning Edition and All Things Considered. Here is one that takes us back to his boyhood clubhouse...

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