Fresh Voices commentator Callie Hill overcomes society’s obsession with physical perfection and discovers her own definition of beauty.
Callie Hill is 15 years old and was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. She’s an honor student at New Hanover High School where she participates in Key Club and Literary Club. She has a twin brother who plays baseball at New Hanover and supports him by going to every game.
Fresh Voices On-Air commentator Spencer Carlson, takes a stance against the music industry’s auto-tuning trend.
Spencer Carlson is a 16 year old sophomore at New Hanover High School. He's been playing guitar since he was nine years old. He enjoys playing with many local musicians and someday hopes to become a musician himself.
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F. Kaplan’s book, 1959: The Year That Changed Everything, states that this was the year every aspect of American life was transformed…the pre-cursor to the explosive 60’s. It was for her, say Commentator Nan Graham.
Nan Graham has been a commentator for WHQR for almost twenty years, and has two collections of commentaries and a third book in the works. Her website is nangraham.com.
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Fresh Voices On-Air debuts with Andrew Escobar’s Transitive Love. A six-year-old boy manages to satisfy his desire for a mouse, his first pet, only to realize that the true treasure lies beyond his immediate vision.
Andrew Escobar is 16 years old, and is a Junior at Isaac Bear Early College High School. He enjoys soccer and reading and is active in his church youth group where he plays drums. He aspires to become an innovative engineer in the near future.
In this age of twitter and texting...will our last words be electronically transmitted? Commentator Nan Graham hopes SOMEBODY will write them down. As Poncho Villa said with his last breath, "Don't let it end like this. Tell them I said SOMETHING!"
The science behind olfactory memory--recalling a person or moment in connection with a scent--requires an understanding of the limbic system, the hippocampus, and other, complicated processes taking place in the human brain. Or, just a close listen to the poetically rendered memories of Community Commentator Paige Owens. In today's commentary, she shares a few of her treasured memories with her late father.
Paige Owens is the Assistant Director of the New Hanover County Public Library, and author of George the Library Duck Finds a Friend. Her philosophy: if life hands you a lemon, turn it into a great story. Do you have a story or idea you just have to share? Find out how you can become a community commentator.
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