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.

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.

Sole Survivor

Nov 10, 2006

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.

Civil War Horses

Oct 26, 2006

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.

Bending Your Ear

Oct 16, 2006

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.

Say It Ain't So

Sep 29, 2006

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.

Nan's Eccentric Friend

Sep 14, 2006

Commentator Nan Graham has a quirky friend with a quirky dog.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book "In A Magnolia Minute", a collection of WHQR commentaries, is available in bookstores.

Nan's Eccentric Friend

Sep 14, 2006

Commentator Nan Graham has a quirky friend with a quirky dog.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book "In A Magnolia Minute", a collection of WHQR commentaries, is available in bookstores.

Nan's Eccentric Friend

Sep 14, 2006

Commentator Nan Graham has a quirky friend with a quirky dog.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book "In A Magnolia Minute", a collection of WHQR commentaries, is available in bookstores.

Rising From the Storm

Aug 31, 2006

Commentator Nan Graham tells of a friend who has found inspiration in her survival of Hurricane Katrina.

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

 

Chillin'

Aug 16, 2006

Before air conditioning, youngsters had different ways of chillin' out, as commentator Nan Graham explains to granddaughter Caroline.

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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