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
12:00 am
Thu December 22, 2011

Yule for Y'all

AndrewEick Flickr Commons

'Tis the season when filling your home with cheer is standard practice.

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Thursday Commentary
12:00 am
Thu November 24, 2011

Mother Load

Racing Mix Flickr Commons

Nan Graham is no stranger to old-fashioned, home-spun wisdom.

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Thursday Commentary
3:44 pm
Thu November 17, 2011

Euphemisms Are Us

Christopher Dale Flickr

Though known for her molasses-thick southern accent, Nan Graham is not always a sweet-talker.

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Thursday Commentary
2:29 pm
Thu October 13, 2011

From Little Acorns Grow...

When can't know the minute when it began...

Wilmington NC –

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries have been collected in her books, In a Magnolia Minute, and the newly re-published Turn South at the Next Magnolia. You can visit her on her website nangraham.com.

 

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Thursday Commentary
1:24 pm
Thu September 29, 2011

The Devil Made Me Do It

"Some are known for their fabulous cooking..."

Wilmington NC –

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries have been collected in her books, In a Magnolia Minute, and the newly re-published Turn South at the Next Magnolia. You can visit her on her website nangraham.com.

 

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Thursday Commentary
9:04 am
Thu September 15, 2011

Exotics at the Aquarium

"My fourteen-year-old granddaughter Caroline..."

Wilmington NC –

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries have been collected in her books, In a Magnolia Minute, and the newly re-published Turn South at the Next Magnolia. You can visit her on her website nangraham.com.

 

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Thursday Commentary
2:06 pm
Thu September 1, 2011

The Victorian Rat Pack

"I have long had a thing about the PRB..."

Wilmington NC –

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries have been collected in her books, In a Magnolia Minute, and the newly re-published Turn South at the Next Magnolia. You can visit her on her website nangraham.com.

 

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Thursday Commentary
1:30 pm
Thu August 18, 2011

Pass the Potatoes

"Grandmother's Alabama house was full of large, colored lithographs..."

Wilmington NC –

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries have been collected in her books, In a Magnolia Minute, and the newly re-published Turn South at the Next Magnolia. You can visit her on her website nangraham.com.

 

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Thursday Commentary
4:35 pm
Thu August 4, 2011

Lizzie Lives

"The year was 1892..."

Wilmington NC –

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries have been collected in her books, In a Magnolia Minute, and the newly re-published Turn South at the Next Magnolia. You can visit her on her website nangraham.com.

 

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Thursday Commentary
11:43 am
Thu July 21, 2011

Parlange and Paris

I never really got over my visit to Parlange a few years back...

Wilmington NC –

Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries have been collected in her books, In a Magnolia Minute, and the newly republished Turn South at the Next Magnolia. You can visit her on her website nangraham.com.

 

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