Commentaries

Bucket of Joy

Nov 14, 2013
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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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Insect Invasion

Nov 12, 2013
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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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How Can We Love Learning But Hate School?

Nov 7, 2013
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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.

Transitive Love

Nov 5, 2013
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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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 Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler, asks what made this book so terrifying that it could not be published?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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Free Willie!

Oct 22, 2013
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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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Voice Recognition

Oct 17, 2013
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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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Grave Considerations

Sep 19, 2013
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The very last word is the one on the tombstone, says commentator Nan Graham, but you may not want this to be a last minute decision. 

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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Conrad Meister

Sep 17, 2013
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Commentator Shane Fernando sifts through city directories, maps and newspapers and discovers the fascinating history of the man who built his home almost 100 years ago.  

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

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Green Lynx Spider

Sep 10, 2013
Andy Wood

  

Our commentator and naturalist, Andy Wood recently observed another real-life natural drama in his own backyard.

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

You can hear more from Andy and our other commentators at our website: WHQR-DOT-ORG. Just click on “Commentary.

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