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.

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.

The Corner Hangout

Aug 4, 2006

What ever happened to the corner hangout, wonders commentator Nan Graham.

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

 

No Substitutes, Please

Jul 19, 2006

Like Pepsi? R.C. Cola? Coke? Loyal to the Cheer Wine? We all have our brand loyalties, says commentator Nan Graham.

Wilmington, NC – Check out Nan's website at www.nangraham.com

Latin Lovers

Jul 7, 2006

The dead language is not really dead. It's embedded in our everyday chatter, says commentator Nan Graham.

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

 

Southern Silk

Jul 7, 2006

A mullberry tree outside Nan Graham's house got her thinking about southern silk.

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

 

Southern Silk

May 25, 2006

Much to the delight of commentator Nan Graham, a tree in her side yard comes with a rich history.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is our lifelong southerner with a website at www.nangraham.com.

Self-Esteem for Mama

May 11, 2006

There are moms who will be thrilled receiving the latest gizmo for Mother's Day, and then there's Nan Graham.

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

Did you hear the one about the commentator and the pay check? So did Nan Graham.

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

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