3:58 pm
Wed September 22, 2004

Mason Inlet Migrants

There are presently about five billion birds winging their way south. Several thousand recently stopped in one of our protected local rest areas.

Wilmington NC – Click the Listen button to hear Andy's commentary.

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12:20 pm
Tue September 21, 2004

Coharie Pow Wow

There was at least one event last week that had no problems with rain.

Wilmington NC – Click the Listen button to hear Ede's commentary.

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2:40 pm
Mon September 20, 2004

1841

A good year for Schumann.

Wilmington NC – [Click the Listen button to hear Steven's commentary.]

It was the year 1841, and Robert Schumann was writing music for orchestra. The previous year, he wrote songs, a vast and passionate outpouring inspired by his marriage to Clara Wieck over the strong objections of her father. But in 1841, he turned from songs to symphonies, writing his first in January, followed in the spring by an Overture, Scherzo, and Finale and then in the fall by yet another symphony.

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11:37 am
Thu September 16, 2004

Silence and Light

It's easy to say that life was simpler in an earlier age. But Charles reminds us that when it comes to the wrath of nature it certainly wasn't safer.

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9:43 am
Wed September 15, 2004

The Argiope

Enjoying the handiwork of a late-summer star.

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9:42 am
Tue September 14, 2004

Trip to Inishmoor

Barbara recently returned from a visit to the emerald isle where she saw much that appealed to her senses.

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4:16 pm
Mon September 13, 2004

San Francisco

What John did on his summer vacation.

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12:52 pm
Thu September 9, 2004

Swift Boat Veterans

Are we at an all time low for civility in public discourse?

Wilmington NC – [Click the Listen button to hear Dr. Leutze's commentary.]

In the recent ads demeaning John Kerry's war record, many pundits have commented that smear campaigns are as old as politics itself. While this is true, I would make three observations:

1.Long practice doesn't make it right.

2.Technology has changed the way that information travels.

3.The decline of civility in public discourse has reached a modern low.

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12:57 pm
Wed September 8, 2004

Giant Water Bug

Who's Who in the rain pond...

Wilmington NC – Click the Listen button to hear Andy's commentary.

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1:32 pm
Tue September 7, 2004

Adopt-a-Library

Remember the old Judy Garland, Mickey Rooney movies where the kids band together to save some beloved public building? Ede has a cause of her own today.

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