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12:36 pm
Tue November 26, 2013

I'm With The Band

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Commentator Annie Gray Johnston tries to improve her cool factor during the Cucalorus Film Festival.

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

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7:00 am
Thu November 21, 2013

Summer of '59

Nan Graham
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F. Kaplan’s book, 1959: The Year That Changed Everything, states that this was the year every aspect of American life was transformed…the pre-cursor to the explosive 60’s.  It was for her, say Commentator Nan Graham.

Nan Graham has been a commentator for WHQR for almost twenty years, and has two collections of commentaries and a third book in the works. Her website is nangraham.com. 

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7:00 am
Tue November 19, 2013

No Boundaries

Acme Art Studio
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Commentator Shane Fernando finds inspiration from the cross-cultural artists’ collaboration, the No Boundaries International Art Colony. 

Commentator Shane Fernando is Director of Campus Life, Arts and Programs at UNCW.  He lives with his partner in Historic Downtown Wilmington. 

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7:00 am
Thu November 14, 2013

Bucket of Joy

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Commentator Philip Gerard goes on one more solitary adventure the summer before he turns six and is forced to start attending school. 

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

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7:00 am
Tue November 12, 2013

Insect Invasion

Marmorated Stink Bug
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Our commentator and naturalist, Andy Wood alerts us about the two invasive species plaguing homes in Asheville, North Carolina. 

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

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7:00 am
Thu November 7, 2013

How Can We Love Learning But Hate School?

Eleni Stoycos
Fidias Reyes

Fresh Voices On-Air commentator, Eleni Stoycos, focuses on a failed educational system that short- changes the youth and inadequately prepares them for real world challenges.  She asks: "How can we love learning but hate school?"

Eleni Stoycos is a sophomore and honor student at New Hanover High School.  She plays volleyball and soccer and likes running.  In her free time she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with family and friends.

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7:00 am
Tue November 5, 2013

Transitive Love

Andrew Escobar
Jason Hess

Fresh Voices On-Air debuts with Andrew Escobar’s Transitive Love.  A six-year-old boy manages to satisfy his desire for a mouse, his first pet, only to realize that the true treasure lies beyond his immediate vision.

Andrew Escobar is 16 years old, and is a Junior at Isaac Bear Early College High School.  He enjoys soccer and reading and is active in his church youth group where he plays drums.  He aspires to become an innovative engineer in the near future.

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7:00 am
Thu October 24, 2013

Lady Chatterley's Lover and The New South Africa

Lady Chatterly's Lover Book Cover
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D.H. Lawrence's novel, Lady Chatterly's Lover, was banned in 1958 and finally published in 1992. Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler, asks what made this book so terrifying that it could not be published?  She receives her answer in a very unusual way.  

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

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7:00 am
Tue October 22, 2013

Free Willie!

Willie Nelson
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The last time commentator, Annie Gray Johnston, tried to see good ole' country bad boy, Willie Nelson perform, he was arrested for marijuana use minutes before he was to appear onstage. 

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

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7:00 am
Thu October 17, 2013

Voice Recognition

Voice Recognition
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Having a voice that speaks for itself has helped Commentator Nan Graham out of a pinch more than once. She shares those moments today, and tips her hat to other memorable voices of our time. 

Nan Graham has been a commentator for WHQR for almost twenty years, and has two collections of commentaries and a third book in the works. Her website is nangraham.com.

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