Commentaries

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu May 23, 2013

Accidental Southerner: Louisa May Alcott

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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."

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Tuesday Commentary
7:00 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Projection

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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.

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Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu May 16, 2013

No Excuse

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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

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

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.

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Measure for Measure

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure may be far more likely to show up on an English syllabus than in a political science lecture. But Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler thinks the play has more to offer the world than a few, lyrical lines. 

Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green will be performing Measure for Measure at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre starting June 7th. Visit their website for more information.

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Thursday Commentary
5:29 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Accidental Southerner: Edgar Allan Poe

Artwork by Ben Billingsley
Asia Brown

John Sallis said, "We are all of us who believe passionately in literature, all of us who write professionally... we are all Poe's children." Nan Graham claims he is not only the first real American author, but the first Southern writer too.

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

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu April 18, 2013

A Taxing Experience

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The old adage suggests if you want a job done right, you have to do it yourself. But, there are other ways to get the same result. Commentator Philip Gerard's father found if you can make someone else do the job, over and over again, even perfection is a possibility. 

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

Tuesday Commentary
5:00 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Water—A Precious Resource

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We turn on taps and it appears, jump into sparkling pools and it catches us. Too little can dry us into husks and too much can drown us. Water--life on Earth simply would not be without it, yet Commentator Andy Wood suggests we think too little of one of our most precious resources. In this commentary, he helps us get more familiar with that essential liquid and challenges us to learn more. 

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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