Community commentators http://whqr.org en Exploring The Unknown http://whqr.org/post/exploring-unknown <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresh Voices-On-Air commentator Caroline </span>Puckett<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> seeks to understand the universe, our beliefs and our existence.</span></p><p>Caroline Puckett is a junior at&nbsp;Hoggard&nbsp;High School. She’s an active member of the Science Olympiad team, the girls cross country team, Beta club, and&nbsp;tutoring program. She aspires to have a career in international business.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Caroline Puckett 49690 at http://whqr.org Exploring The Unknown Green Lynx Spider http://whqr.org/post/green-lynx-spider <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>Our commentator and naturalist, Andy Wood recently observed another real-life natural drama in his own backyard.</p><p><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Andy Wood</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an author, ecologist, and award-winning environmental educator.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">You can hear more from Andy and our other commentators at our website: </span>WHQR-DOT-ORG<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Just click on “Commentary.</span></p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:50:00 +0000 Andy Wood 42809 at http://whqr.org Green Lynx Spider The Imposter Revived http://whqr.org/post/imposter-revived <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Moliere’s </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">Tartuffe </em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">offers us comical, over the top characters that make us laugh, but his themes about appearances and hypocrisy are the focus of Gwenyfar Rohler’s commentary.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:38:15 +0000 Gwenyfar Rohler 42211 at http://whqr.org The Imposter Revived Gettin' Jiggy with Ogden http://whqr.org/post/gettin-jiggy-ogden <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Annie Gray Johnston tries to channel her inner Ogden Nash.&nbsp; In addition to being her paternal grandmother's first cousin, Mr. Nash was also the mac-daddy of light verse, famous for his pun-like rhymes.&nbsp;</span></p><p>WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.</p> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Annie Gray Johnston 40568 at http://whqr.org Gettin' Jiggy with Ogden Public Art http://whqr.org/post/public-art-0 <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Shane Fernando comments on how Wilmington's art scene is finding ways to enhance, educate and build a more liveable community.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Shane Fernando</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is Director of Campus Life&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arts and Programs at </span>UNCW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and lives with his partner in Historic Downtown Wilmington.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 15:37:01 +0000 Shane Fernando 41707 at http://whqr.org Public Art Communicating with Body Language http://whqr.org/post/communicating-body-language <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">While tutoring a child from Saudi Arabia, who could not speak a word of English, community commentator, Maryann Nunnally, realizes that communicating with any child is the same in any language.</span></p><p>Maryann Nunnally is&nbsp;a former teacher, principal, and Board of Education member in&nbsp;New&nbsp;Hanover&nbsp;County&nbsp;with over 45 years of experience.&nbsp;She is now retired from paid work, and volunteers tutoring at-risk children.</p> Thu, 08 Aug 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Maryann Nunally 41085 at http://whqr.org Communicating with Body Language Rediscovering George Orwell http://whqr.org/post/rediscovering-george-orwell <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Gwenyfar rediscovers Orwell's <em>1984</em>, <em>Animal Farm</em> and <em>Burmese Days</em> in the wake of the </span>Snowden<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> scandal.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">"Don't just read Orwell and shake your head, please, read Orwell and examine the double speak in our own culture." &nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">-Gwenyfar </span>Rohler</p> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 20:08:43 +0000 Gwenyfar Rohler 40695 at http://whqr.org Rediscovering George Orwell Molecular Memory http://whqr.org/post/molecular-memory <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The science behind olfactory memory--recalling a person or moment in connection with a scent--requires an understanding</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;of the limbic system, the hippocampus, and other, complicated processes&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">taking place in the human brain. &nbsp;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.</span></p><div>Paige Owens is the Assistant Director of the New Hanover County Public Library, and author of <em>George the Library Duck Finds a Friend</em>. Her philosophy: if life hands you a lemon, turn it into a great story.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 22px;">Do you have a story or idea you just have to share? Find out how you can become a&nbsp;</span><strong style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;"><a href="http://www.whqr.org/communitycommentary" style="color: rgb(12, 76, 162); margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">community commentator.</a></strong></div><div>&nbsp;</div><p><em>Commentaries here on WHQR.org don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Public Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.</em></p><p> Tue, 07 May 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Paige Owens 35969 at http://whqr.org Molecular Memory Friday Feedback for April 12, 2013 http://whqr.org/post/friday-feedback-april-12-2013 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Karen Gilbert of Southport wrote:</p><blockquote><p>NPR is discarding the enlightening, wonderful program, Talk of the Nation and Neal Conan, the fine unbiased, gentleman journalist. This program made me feel NPR was fair and balanced but I know differently especially highlighted when 91.3 brought in Diane Rehm, who no NPR employee can honestly say is fair and balanced, just too much to ask of most of today's journalists. This is a great loss. Shame on NPR.</p> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 10:52:49 +0000 Cleve Callison 34703 at http://whqr.org Friday Feedback for April 12, 2013