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Communique: Commentator Nan Graham | Signs & Such

They are everywhere … Buy This! See That! We're bombarded with signs, but we often miss some of the most interesting ones, according to commentator Nan Graham.

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In case you hadn't noticed, October arrives with flash and drama.

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Is a weaker dollar truly beneficial to U.S. economic recovery?

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John and his mom recently did a bit of time travelling.

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Superior Court Judge Gary Trawick says there are three choices we make that set the tone for our lives.

Wilmington NC – As a North Carolina Superior Court Judge, Gary Trawick see's many people at a crossroad in their lives.

A life in the court system has taught him that there are things we can not control, but that the choices we make define us for better or worse.

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Intrepid Explorer Ede Baldridge finds a place to get away from it all, in the middle of downtown Wilmington!

Wilmington NC – Commentator Ede Baldridge has a knack for taking us to special places and showing us special sights.

This week finds her in the heart of downtown Wilmington, where a new mural by artist Virginia Wright-Frierson graces the Children's Room at the New Hanover County Public Library.

This celebrated son of North Carolina hails from Hamlet. But the music he made has been heard far and wide.

Wilmington NC – North Carolina Blue Notes features biographies and music of fifteen A-List Jazz and Blues artists who called North Carolina home. The program is produced for WHQR by music journalist Roberta Penn, and hosted by jazz artist and educator Dr. Maurice Martinez.

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Advise from WHQR's resident naturalist on dealing with this subterranean scourge.

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Colonial and expansionistic, these foreign invaders can wreak havoc.

Getting rid of them can be a frustrating experience and yeild unintended consequences. WQHR's naturalist Commentator Andy Wood says forget the "Shock and Awe" approach. A more selective responce can be far more effective.

Commentator Lauren Levian is finding herself having to adjust to the "relaxed fit" phase of life.

Wilmington NC – Commentator Lauren Levian isn't getting older. She's getting better. Better at finding her way from the Junior Miss to the Women's Department.

As she enters her "control top" days she pauses to reflect on self-image in a world where "what's hot and what's not" changes all too quickly.

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In this Postcard from the Digital Age, Wally Bock looks at the online auction success story that is eBay.

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"eBay Nation"

Book reviewer Nicki Leone asks who really deserves a lifetime achievement award for literary excellence.

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While the rest of the reading public has been wondering who the heck this JM Coetzee guy is that just won the Nobel Prize for literature, I have been watching a different storm raging in a different teacup. This is the season that the National Book Foundation gives out its ?national book awards? for best books of the year.

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Few species manipulate their surroundings enough to make big ecological changes. Humans are one. Beavers are another.

Mexican actor Diego Luna first shot to fame in the United States after 2001's Y Tu Mamá También. Since then, he's starred in a handful of blockbusters — including, recently, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story — and he's about to play the leader of a drug cartel in the upcoming season of Netflix's Narcos.

Luna could have happily continued to live a successful life in Hollywood, but he missed Mexico. At a café near his kids' school in Mexico City, he explains why.

On March 16, 2017, Albino Quiroz Sandoval popped out of the house around 5 p.m. for a little trip to the shop. The 71-year-old lives in Tepoztlán, a small colonial town with little crime, a weekend getaway from hectic Mexico City. Quiroz had been a public school teacher for 48 years. Everyone knows him.

By 8 p.m., he wasn't home. His family grew worried. His son Juan Carlos Quiroz, who was a 90-minute drive away in Mexico City, got a frantic call from his sister.

"We didn't know what to do," Juan Carlos recalls. "My sister and I thought it could be a kidnapping."

Some Animals Switching To Nocturnal Life

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