Commentaries

Tuesday Commentary
7:00 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Where the Wild Things Were

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Listen to Andy Wood's Commentary

The recent poaching of a number of wild Venus fly traps from the Stanley Rehder Carnivorous Plant Garden has Commentator Andy Wood thinking about what has actually been stolen. Something precious has been invaded--our wild home--and Andy Wood thinks the incentive to protect that space is high.

Commentaries here on WHQR.org do not necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Public Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Wed June 5, 2013

Natural Loafer

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Listen to Whitney's Commentary

Commentator Whitney Ross Gray had to leave her home to record this commentary, which is a sign of true dedication for a woman who would rather not leave home at all. Not to say that she's a hermit--just a woman who prefers the comfort of a blanket and a book over most alternatives. Today, we're serving up Thursday's commentary a day early, but at its own pace. Listen to "Natural Loafer" and you might find a reason to take your pace down a few ticks as well.

Commentaries here on WHQR.org do not necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Public Radio, its editorial staff, or its memebers. 

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Secret Garden

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Listen to Gwenyfar's commentary

Be careful what you wish for. You just might get it. We've probably all heard this line more often than we've felt its sting. Today, commentator Gwenyfar Rohler gets what she wanted in literary proportions when her family moves into a home with a few, thorny secrets.

Commentaries here on WHQR.org do not necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Public Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Tuesday Commentary
7:00 am
Tue May 28, 2013

Fling It!

Annie Gray Johnston

Listen to Annie Gray's Commentary

It's always a good idea to do a little spring cleaning... once a year, in your own home. Commentator Annie Gray Johnston has done more than her share in the past couple of years, as she and her parents (and her grandparents) have up-sized, downsized, and uncovered a heap of undesirable memorabilia. Today, she shares some of her favorite finds with us, and gives us her advice on what to do with our accumulated junk: fling it!

Commentaries here on WHQR.org do not necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Public Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Accidental Southerner: Louisa May Alcott

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Listen to Nan's Commentary

Commentator Nan Graham is more than familiar with the needle-in-the-hay-stack method of finding southerners, so she wasn’t nervous when Louisa May Alcott seemed to be resisting the mold. Here, she makes her case for Louisa May Alcott as an accidental southerner.  In the process, she takes a trip to Georgetown before it was a fashi0nable corner in the District of Columbia, and remembers one of her favorite quotes about Washington D.C.: "Washington has all the efficiency of the South and the manners of the North."

Commentaries here on WHQR.org do not necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Public Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Tuesday Commentary
7:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Projection

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Listen to Shane's commentary

Every upgrade is not necessarily an improvement. Commentator Shane Fernando opts for the tried and true (and the legendary) as he designs this year’s Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green.

Commentaries here on WHQR.org do not necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Public Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu May 16, 2013

No Excuse

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Listen to Philip's Commentary

Excuses come a nickel a dozen, and few are worth repeating. Over his lifetime, Philip Gerard has certainly heard his fair share. But the excuse he'll share with us today is, if not singular, certainly outstanding. 

Commentaries here on WHQR.org do not necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Public Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Tuesday Commentary
7:00 am
Tue May 14, 2013

Backdoor Dragon

Andy Wood

Listen to Andy's commentary

Few of us consider the day-to-day struggle for survival taking place around us—from mice dodging cats under houses to flies writhing in spider webs. The struggle continues in today’s commentary with our environmental expert, Andy Wood. 

Do you have an environmental question for Andy Wood? Leave it in the comment box below this post, and he will be sure to get back to you. 

Commentaries here on WHQR.org do not necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Public Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Community Commentary
7:00 am
Thu May 9, 2013

Snakey

Suesan Sullivan

Listen to Suesan Sullivan's Commentary

The depths between couch cushions are notorious for eating everything—keys and loose change especially. But Community Commentator Suesan Sullivan lost something a little more substantial—and slippery. And in today's commentary, she finds out you have to be crazy like a fox to successfully capture a snake.

Do you have a story or idea you just have to share? Find out how you can become a community commentator.

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

Community Commentary
7:00 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Molecular Memory

Paige Owens

The science behind olfactory memory--recalling a person or moment in connection with a scent--requires an understanding of the limbic system, the hippocampus, and other, complicated processes taking place in the human brain.  Or, just a close listen to the poetically rendered memories of Community Commentator Paige Owens. In today's commentary, she shares a few of her treasured memories with her late father.

Paige Owens is the Assistant Director of the New Hanover County Public Library, and author of George the Library Duck Finds a Friend. Her philosophy: if life hands you a lemon, turn it into a great story. Do you have a story or idea you just have to share? Find out how you can become a community commentator. 

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

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