We read a lot of listener comments during our on-air fund drives. But we also get pledges and comments year-round. Here are some that I found from people who pledged after our drive ended on March 27th:
Catherine Powell wrote:
I love the talk, education, commentary, and entertainment programs: Wait, Wait; Car Talk; This American Life; Diane Rehm; Prairie Home; and news.
Judith Erickson of Southport wrote:
[I] Love "Car Talk" "Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me'", "Fresh Air", "Science Friday", etc.
Susan Nettleman of Cape Fear Garden Club and Ken Wells who teaches Landscape Gardening at Cape Fear Community College talk about a recent grant from the club to the college. The money is being used to create an Apothecary Garden for the downtown campus, benefitting the gardening and pharmacy tech students.
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.
Clyde Edgerton reads from and signs copies of his latest book tonight at 7:30 at Old Books on Front Street. It’s a laugh-out-loud non-fiction work based on his own experiences, called Pappadaddy’s Book for New Fathers.
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.
It wasn’t until the addition of Sarah Palin to the Republican Presidential ticket in 2008 that Rhonda Amoroso’s desire to create political change in the Cape Fear region re-ignited.
Several years later, the New Hanover County Republican Party re-elected Rhonda Amoroso to a second two-year term as Party Chair. Then, almost immediately, Governor Pat McCrory appointed her to the State Board of Elections.
According to state statute, Amoroso will have to step down from her County position, and the local GOP will select a new Chair.
Today we talked with Justin Smith, Amy Tipton, and Patrick Basquill from City Stage. They told us all about The Great American Trailer Park Musical, set in Armadillo Acres in Stark, Florida. Tickets available at 910-264-2602 or CityStageNC.com There are only six shows left, this weekend and next, Friday through Sunday at 8 pm.