commentaries http://whqr.org en Sibling Moments http://whqr.org/post/sibling-moments <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Sisters Joan and Jackie Collins, brothers Jimmy and Billy Carter….how much sibling rivalry was there?&nbsp; Your closest relative may be your sibling since they are the only people on earth who share exactly the same DNA says commentator Nan Graham.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Nan Graham 53469 at http://whqr.org Sibling Moments Teacher http://whqr.org/post/teacher <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator Philip Gerard pays homage to the teachers that inspired him. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">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.</span></p><p>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.</span></p> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Philip Gerard 51730 at http://whqr.org Teacher Spring Time Turtle Watching http://whqr.org/post/spring-time-turtle-watching <p></p><p>Commentator Andy Wood speaks for many when he says the last couple of days have been glorious, and none more than the cold-blooded reptiles, otherwise known as sliders and cooters.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>Andy Wood</strong> is an author, ecologist, and award-winning environmental educator.</p><p>WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.</p><p></p> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Andy Wood 51601 at http://whqr.org Spring Time Turtle Watching Unsettling Truth http://whqr.org/post/unsettling-truth <p></p><p>After a poignant discussion with his grandmother, Fresh Voices-On-Air commentator Patrick Peoples comes to understand the value of disseminating truth without judgment.&nbsp;</p><p>Patrick Peoples is a senior at New Hanover High School Lyceum Academy.&nbsp; He was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina and moved to Wilmington at the age of 5.&nbsp; He is president of the Young Democrats Club and is a candidate for the rank of Eagle Scout. &nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Patrick Peoples 51380 at http://whqr.org Unsettling Truth Cultural Ignorance http://whqr.org/post/cultural-ignorance <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresh Voices-On-Air commentator Lindsey Amaya asks us to embrace cultural diversity as a way of promoting tolerance and understanding.&nbsp;</span></p><p>Lindsey Amaya is a junior at Hoggard High School.&nbsp; She is an active member of Beta Club, the National Honor Society and the youth group at St. Mark’s Catholic Church.&nbsp; Lindsey loves to volunteer in her community as well as spend time with her family and friends.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Lindsey Amaya 51269 at http://whqr.org Cultural Ignorance Dude, Poetry! http://whqr.org/post/dude-poetry <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt">&nbsp;</p><p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="line-height: 15.75pt; font-family: Verdana;">April is National Poetry month!&nbsp; Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler encourages us to celebrate year round.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Gwenyfar Rohler 50957 at http://whqr.org Dude, Poetry! Can't Be Bored http://whqr.org/post/cant-be-bored <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator Annie Gray Johnston touts the significance of the arts and the newly-formed Arts Council of Wilmington, to our community.</span></p><p>Native Wilmingtonian <strong>Annie Gray</strong> <strong>Johnston</strong> is wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, and general nut.</p><p>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.</span></p> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Annie Gray Johnston 50956 at http://whqr.org Can't Be Bored Without A Trace http://whqr.org/post/without-trace <p></p><p>With identity theft a big issue today, commentator Nan Graham discovers she has a problem getting a job with the FBI or getting through airport security.</p><p>Nan Graham's&nbsp;WHQR&nbsp;commentaries can be found in her books, <u>Turn South at the Next Magnolia</u> and <u>In a Magnolia Minute</u>.&nbsp;</p><p>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.</span></p><p></p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Nan Graham 50718 at http://whqr.org Without A Trace Conrad Meister II http://whqr.org/post/conrad-meister-ii <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator Shane Fernando goes on a house renovation adventure.</span></p><p>Commentator <strong>Shane Fernando</strong> is Director of Campus Life,&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Arts and Programs at </span>UNCW<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; He lives with his partner in Historic Downtown Wilmington.</span></p><p>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of </span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.</span></p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:35:00 +0000 Shane Fernando 50662 at http://whqr.org Conrad Meister II Purple Pitcher Plant http://whqr.org/post/purple-pitcher-plant <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator Andy Wood steps outside during last week's ice storm to explore a boggy place where several carnivorous plants dwell.</span></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;">WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff , or its members.</span></p> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Andy Wood 50284 at http://whqr.org Purple Pitcher Plant