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
3:24 pm
Wed September 15, 2010

Eliza Lucas Pickney

"The real first lady of America was Eliza Lucas Pickney..."

Wilmington NC – Nan Graham's WHQR commentaries can be read in her two books: Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute.

You can visit her website at: Nan Graham.

 

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Thursday Commentary
4:17 pm
Fri August 27, 2010

A Long Shot

"A couple of weeks ago, a 17 year-old spent one and a half hours aiming at a portable basketball hoop. So what, you say..."

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
11:15 am
Fri August 13, 2010

Take A Deep Breath

"Sometimes you feel that there is just something in the air...and you would be right."

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
1:46 pm
Thu July 1, 2010

Rhymes with Orange

"Mama used to tell how thrilled she was to get an orange in her Christmas stocking along with a handful of nuts?a memory she usually retold on the heels of a disappointing gift such as a chartreuse silk scarf I was whining about.'"

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
4:13 pm
Mon June 21, 2010

"Noo Joisey and youse?"

"Apparently, recent studies have shown that birds have regional accents too? no lie. Expert birdwatchers have suspected this for years. The same species in different locations have different bird calls.'"

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
9:27 am
Thu June 3, 2010

Yellow Submarine

"The yellow silk umbrella is a Tibetan good luck symbol more colorful than our rabbit's foot."

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
9:35 am
Thu May 20, 2010

Seeing Red

"Scientists tell us that just seeing the color red can elevate our metabolic rate a whomping 13.4%. Get out that red dress."

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
4:15 pm
Fri May 7, 2010

Color Coded

"'Magazine editors,' says Theroux, 'claim that magazines with blue covers are best sellers because blue is America's fav of all the colors.'"

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
2:34 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Bye Bye Birdie

"Long a scourge to farmers, the sociable and ever-scavenging crow is notoriously on the prowl for food, thus our word ravenous."

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
1:51 pm
Mon May 3, 2010

Salt

"Salt, the newest pariah of our American diet, banished to the woodshed to join its fellow miscreants, sugar and fat."

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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