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.

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.

Easter and children and animals are all part of the glorious season of Spring and celebration, says commentator Nan Graham

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham is a lifelong southerner who has a new website at www.nangraham.com. She wishes you and your family a joyous Easter and Passover.

Treasuring Trash Trees

Mar 28, 2006
Britt Slattery, USFWS

There's little left of the "weedy" South commentator Nan Graham remembers. But she's always on the lookout for vanishing specimens in today's landscape of carefully-tended trees and manicured hedges... she loves her landscape on the wild side.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham, our life-long Southerner, has her own website at www.nangraham.com.

Presbyterian Prayers

Mar 2, 2006

Sometimes it is what could have happened instead of what happened that really matters, says commentator Nan Graham.

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

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