Nan Graham

Commentator

Nan Graham has deep roots in Alabama and Carolina soil. She graduated from Tuscaloosa High School and attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she graduated with an AB in English. She obtained her Masters degree from The Citadel in Charleston. In 1995 Nan began broadcasting her bi- weekly commentaries on WHQR Public Radio in Wilmington. She continues these bi-weekly broadcasts along with teaching at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in the Honors College. She has taught for thirty-eight years...everything from first grade to graduate level university courses...(the last is far easier than first grade!).

A lifelong Southerner, Nan Graham's spirited view of her cock-eyed family and friends has delighted public radio listeners for years. Nan's second book, In a Magnolia Minute...Secrets of a Late Bloomer as well as her first, Turn South at the Next Magnolia: Directions from a Life-long Southerner, were both on the SEBA (Southeastern Booksellers' Association) bestseller list. The books are compilations of her best and most popular radio commentaries which have been broadcast continuously since January 1995.

Nan is presently working on her third book of commentaries and a novel set in post WWII Wilmington.

You can visit her website at nangraham.com.

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Thursday Commentary
10:12 am
Thu March 29, 2007

special delivery

When she was growing up, Nan Graham's family had a very elaborate package delivery system to sidestep the postal service.

Commentator Nan Graham's family had a rather unique approach to delivering packages from point A to point B. All to sidestep the post office...

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Thursday Commentary
1:46 pm
Thu March 15, 2007

Nan Graham "Entitled"

Today our commentator Nan Graham has unearthed some first-draft titles to famous works of literature.

Some very famous books had very different working titles...according to commentator Nan Graham.

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Thursday Commentary
4:38 pm
Wed February 14, 2007

nan graham

Commentator Nan Graham had a special interest in this past Saturday's UNC/Wake Forest basketball game.

Our commentator Nan Graham was a North Carolina cheerleader for the magical basketball season of 1957. This past weekend's game and its halftime ceremony held special meaning for her.

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Thursday Commentary
3:08 pm
Wed January 17, 2007

Tom Thumb's Wedding

The wedding of the 19th Century was the extravaganza orchestrated by P.T. Barnum, entrepreneur, publicist, marketing mogul... and wedding planner, says Nan Graham. The wedding dress was even a knockoff of Queen Victoria's.

Nan Graham is WHQR's lifelong Southerner and author of several books of collected stories.

Visit Nan at her website: www.nangraham.com.

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Thursday Commentary
12:45 pm
Thu December 7, 2006

Remembering Pearl Harbor

World events do affect little children ? even in the pre-tv days when we all listened to the radio. Commentator Nan graham remembers an unforgettable December afternoon.

Wilmington, NC – World events do affect little children ? even in the pre-tv days when we all listened to the radio. Commentator Nan graham remembers an unforgettable December afternoon.

Nan Graham's book "In A Magnolia Minute" a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south is available at bookstores.

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Thursday Commentary
6:42 am
Thu December 7, 2006

Remembering Pearl Harbor

Wilmington, NC – World events do affect little children even in the pre-tv days when we all listened to the radio. Commentator Nan graham remembers an unforgettable December afternoon.

Nan Graham's book In A Magnolia Minute a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south is available at bookstores.

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Thursday Commentary
1:43 pm
Fri November 10, 2006

Sole Survivor

The taxidermied horse, Triger of Roy Rogers fame, has been on display in California since 1965. But commentator Nan Graham says the celebrity horse of the late 19th Century was the lone survivor of the most infamous battle of the west.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book In A Magnolia Minute, is a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south, and it is available in bookstores.

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Thursday Commentary
12:14 pm
Thu October 26, 2006

Civil War Horses

Some might know that Ulysses Grant's war horse was named Cincinnati, or that Stonewall Jackson's mere was Little Sorrel. Commentator Nan Graham says every Civil War bugg knows that Traveller was Robert E. Lee's ride through the war years, but not his only horse.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book In A Magnolia Minute, a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south, is available at bookstores.

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Thursday Commentary
4:21 pm
Mon October 16, 2006

Bending Your Ear

We don't want to bend your ear, says commentator Nan Graham, we just want a couple of minutes to give you some tips on ear health.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our life-long southerner with a new website at www.nangraham.com.

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Thursday Commentary
2:01 pm
Fri September 29, 2006

Say It Ain't So

Sometimes our information pool is polluted by misinformation, and what you think you know, just isn't so, says commentator Nan Graham

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's In A Magnolia Minute is available in bookstores or online at www.nangraham.com.

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