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WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

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Nan Graham hopes to visit Irmo, South Carolina, in September to attend the annual Okra Strut. Nan is bearing down on her 24th year as a commentator on WHQR. She is grateful for the opportunity to address the burning issues of our time. 

You can hear more of Nan Graham's commentaries here.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its staff, or its members.

Commentator Shane Fernando is the Director of the Wilson Center at CFCC. He lives with his husband in downtown Wilmington. 

You can hear more from Shane and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary." 

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members. 

"So how did this most recent custom of bands for bridegrooms come about?" Nan Graham commented. 

Peggy Porter is a long-time resident of New Hanover County, and a former teacher of U.S. History and Civics.

You can hear more from Peggy and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click “Commentary.”

Annie Gray Sprunt is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

You can hear more from Annie Gray and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary."

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington. 

You can hear more from Gwenyfar and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary."

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members. 

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Commentator Bridget Callahan is new to WHQR; this is her first commentary. Bridget is a writer and comedian, an editor for The Tusk magazine, and an entertainment correspondent for Star News. She makes her home in Wilmington.

"It's a heartbreaking and unforgettable story, but one that left protective health laws in place for us today" Nan Graham commented.

Commentator Nan Graham has been delivering WHQR commentaries since January 1995. Her books are Turn South at the Next Magnolia and In a Magnolia Minute.

You can hear more from Nan and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on “Commentary.”

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Peggy Porter is a long-time resident of New Hanover County, and a former teacher of U.S. History and Civics. 

You can hear more from Peggy and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary." 

Philip Gerard is the author of eleven documentary scripts, numerous short stories and essays, and ten books, including his new novel, The Art of Creative Research, released in February. He teaches in the Creative Writing Department at UNC Wilmington.

You can hear more from Philip and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click “Commentary.”

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington. 

You can hear more from Gwenyfar and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary."

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members. 

Time now for today's WHQR commentary, here's Shane Fernando.

Commentator Shane Fernando is the Director of the Wilson Center at CFCC. He lives with his husband in downtown Wilmington. 

You can hear more from Shane and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary." 

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members. 

Time now for today's WHQR commentary. Here's Nan Graham.

Commentator Nan Graham celebrates WHQR and her 21st year as a commentator.

You can hear more from Nan and our other commentators at our website! WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary."

WHQR Commentaries don't neccessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.  

Thanks to texting and voice recognition technology, commas are going the way of the dinosaur, but commentator Peggy Porter is here to remind us that that neglected comma may come back to bite you.  

Time now for today's WHQR Commentary. Here's Peggy Porter. 

Peggy Porter is a long-time resident of New Hanover County, and a former teacher of U.S. History and Civics. 

You can hear more from Peggy and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click "Commentary."

Time now for today's WHQR commentary. Here's Philip Gerard. 

Philip Gerard is the author of eleven documentary scripts, numerous short stories and essays, and ten books, including his new novel, The Art of Creative Research, released in February. He teaches in the Creative Writing Department at UNC Wilmington. 

You can hear more from Philip and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click "Commentary."

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

 

  

You can hear more from Annie Gray and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary."

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington. 

You can hear more from Gwenyfar and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary."

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

 

Commentator Shane Fernando is Director of the Humanities and Fine Arts Center art CFCC. He lives with his husband in Downtown Wilmington.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

Your pet peeves may be different from mine, but my sermon on words may become one of your pet peeves.

Nan Graham celebrates her twenty-first continuous year as a WHQR Commentator. She loves every minute of it.

"Principles should 'bend' very little; otherwise they are no longer principles. Our founders enshrined the principle of free expression first, because they knew it would always be under fire."

Peggy Porter is a long-time resident of New Hanover County, and a former teacher of U.S. History and Civics. 

You can hear more from Peggy and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary."

Commentator Philip Gerard reflects on how having to slow down through one of life's many interruptions gave him a different perspective on them. 

Philip Gerard is the author of eleven documentary scripts, numerous short stories and essays, and ten books, including his new novel, The Art of Creative Research, coming in February. He teaches in the Creative Writing Department in UNC Wilmington.

You can hear more from Philip and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary."

Commentator Annie Gray has come up with a job listing for the kind of super hero she believes America could really use right now. 

Annie Gray Johnston is a General Enthusiast and Free Lance Nut. 

You can hear more from Annie Gray and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary."

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

A close look at the lending log on a C.S. Lewis novel led Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler to a couple conclusions about the books and what they can really do for us. 

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler loves the classics, reading, and managing an independent bookstore in Downtown Wilmington. 

You can hear more from Gwenyfar and our other commentators at our website: WHQR DOT O-R-G. Just click on "Commentary."

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, its editorial staff, or its members.

How about laughing over lunch with these deceased wits? WHQR Commentator Nan Graham says, "Yes!" and, of course, will gladly pick up the check!

Nan Graham celebrates her twenty-first continuous year as a WHQR Commentator. She loves every minute of it.

WHQR Commentaries don't necessarily reflect the view of WHQR, its editorial staff, or its members.

With Christmas Day behind us, and the New Year ahead, commentator Peggy Porter had two tales to sustain the holiday magic.


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Commentator Philip Gerard discusses what he believes is his most important role as a professor in the classroom.

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston seeks to answer the question, "what do you do?" Gray expands on the many hats she's worn throughout her life and reminds us that we are so much more than one title.

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler reflects on the country's current state and makes allusions to our past through the exploration of our nation's use of internment camps. Rohler's exploration ranges from George Takei's Tweets to the novel Farewell to Manzanar by Japanese-American writers, James & Jeanne Houston.

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The holidays find our cities drenched in holiday decor. While trends fade, holiday beauty is forever. Commentator Shane Fernando describes the attraction of the aluminum Christmas tree and provides some caution when decorating with such vibrancy.

During the Thanksgiving season, some turkeys have it better than others. Commentator Nan Graham celebrates her 21 years as a WHQR commentator by exploring the presidential tradition of pardoning a turkey, or as she likes to call it -- TOTUS (Turkey of the United States).

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