commentaries http://whqr.org en Magnolia Murder http://whqr.org/post/magnolia-murder <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Tree-hugger and commentator Nan Graham underwent a painful arboreal experience last week, suffering separation anxiety.&nbsp; Her favorite magnolia tree has gone to that great magnolia grove in the sky.</span></p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Nan Graham 58165 at http://whqr.org Magnolia Murder The New Kid on the Block http://whqr.org/post/new-kid-block <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator Shane Fernando celebrates Wilmington's community landmarks and welcomes the new kid on the block, </span>CFCC's<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;new performance venue.</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 the Humanities and Fine Arts Center at CFCC. He lives with his partner in Historic Downtown Wilmington.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Shane Fernando 58048 at http://whqr.org The New Kid on the Block Deer Flies http://whqr.org/post/deer-flies <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following this year’s early visit from Hurricane Arthur, commentator Andy Wood thought about another sort of timing: this year’s late arrival of the deer fly population.</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>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, 08 Jul 2014 18:00:00 +0000 Andy Wood 57734 at http://whqr.org Deer Flies If I Only Had A Brain http://whqr.org/post/if-i-only-had-brain <p></p><p>Commentator Gwenyfrar Rohler discusses money, politics and life lessons in the land of Oz.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Gwenyfar Rohler</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington.</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><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Gwenyfar Rohler 57105 at http://whqr.org If I Only Had A Brain Me, Me, Me, Meeee...! http://whqr.org/post/me-me-me-meeee <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It is a linguistic epidemic…a plague among us.&nbsp; OK. So it’s not exactly on the level of saving the elephants, but commentator Nan Graham wants to restore the abused objective pronoun to its rightful place.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Nan Graham 56702 at http://whqr.org Me, Me, Me, Meeee...! Under the Surface of Homelessness http://whqr.org/post/under-surface-homelessness <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Fresh Voices on Air commentator Elaine King explains why homelessness is such a complex issue. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Elaine King is a senior at </span>Hoggard<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> High School where she is a member of the National Honors Society, President of Beta Club, and Activities Coordinator for EC Buddies. Her favorite non-profit organization to volunteer with is the "Tuesday Night Feeding Ministry". She will be attending </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Chapel Hill in the fall.</span></p> Thu, 05 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Elaine King 55995 at http://whqr.org Under the Surface of Homelessness Failure is a Powerful Tool http://whqr.org/post/failure-powerful-tool <p>We tend to learn more from our mistakes than from our successes.&nbsp; Fresh Voices On-Air commentator Sarahbeth Eason comes to understand that breakthroughs depend on failure.&nbsp;</p><p>Sarahbeth Eason is a senior at Hoggard High School. She’s received a Navy ROTC Scholarship to attend UNC-Chapel Hill in the fall. She will pursue a degree in Political Science with a focus on International Relations. Sarahbeth&nbsp;hopes to earn a law degree and practice International Law.</p> Tue, 03 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Sarahbeth Eason 55884 at http://whqr.org Failure is a Powerful Tool Alfred Lord Tennyson: Just Do It! http://whqr.org/post/alfred-lord-tennyson-just-do-it <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 15.75pt; font-family: Verdana;">Commentator Gwenyfrar Rohler offers a more symbolic explanation of Alfred Lord Tennyson’s poem: </span><i style="line-height: 15.75pt; font-family: Verdana;">The Charge of the Light Brigade</i><span style="line-height: 15.75pt; font-family: Verdana;">. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Gwenyfar Rohler</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington.</span></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Gwenyfar Rohler 55287 at http://whqr.org Alfred Lord Tennyson: Just Do It! Toot Toot Designer Showhouse http://whqr.org/post/toot-toot-designer-showhouse <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Commentator Annie Gray Johnston gives thanks to the community that made the Arts Council Designer Showhouse so successful!</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut.&nbsp;</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, 20 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Annie Gray Johnston 55159 at http://whqr.org Toot Toot Designer Showhouse A Toast To: "Good Morning" http://whqr.org/post/toast-good-morning <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Our most important meal, experts and our mothers say: Breakfast! How was yours this morning?</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nan Graham's&nbsp;</span>WHQR<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;commentaries can be found in her books, </span><u style="line-height: 1.5;">Turn South at the Next Magnolia</u><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and </span><u style="line-height: 1.5;">In a Magnolia Minute</u><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 15 May 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Nan Graham 54903 at http://whqr.org A Toast To: "Good Morning"