Commentaries

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Once and Future King

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As the holidays grow nearer, commentator Gwenyfar Rohler considers King Arthur's ambitions and the human capacity for empathy in the age of rapid-fire public comment. 

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Tuesday Commentary
1:11 pm
Tue December 18, 2012

'Tis the Season

The expert gift-wrapper herself, Annie Gray

Shopping for the holidays can set your teeth on edge. Yet, as always, commentator Annie Gray Johnston keeps a sense of humor about it all. Here, she shares her remedy for the holiday woes.

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Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Wed December 12, 2012

Demopolis, Re-imagined

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Nan's Commentary, "Demopolis"

Nan Graham's mother was a fabulous storyteller, but sometimes craft got in the way of fact. Here, Nan tells the true tale of the rise and fall of Demopolis, Alabama.

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

Thursday Commentary
3:32 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

The Prisoner of Zenda

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Gwenyfar's Commentary, "The Prisoner of Zenda"

Literary scholar Gwenyfar Rohler considers altruism and anonymity as it applies to Anthony Hope's The Prisoner of Zenda, and the fate of one fortunate actor. 

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

Tuesday Commentary
10:16 am
Tue December 11, 2012

A Home of Legos

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Shane's Commentary, A Home of Legos

Shane Fernando may be best known for his properties mastery on the stage. But he is a man of many talents, including dazzling lego artistry. Here, he finds a house he made of legos some decades ago, and remembers the young contractor who built it. 

Commentaries here on WHQR.org do not necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Public Radio, its staff, or its members.

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu December 6, 2012

The Perfect Gift

Philip Gerard, sans beard

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The quest for the perfect holiday gift brings most shoppers more agony than joy, but Philip Gerard has a knack for finding the perfect gift. Sometimes, it's right in his medicine cabinet.

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

Tuesday Commentary
7:00 am
Tue December 4, 2012

Invasive Species

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Andy's Commentary, "Invasive Species"

'Tis the season for holiday cheer--a time to celebrate new friends of all stripes. But there's a Port City inhabitant that most would rather not slide up to the dinner table. Like it or not, he could already be on his way. Commentator Andy Wood illuminates the debate over this invasive guest--the Burmese python.

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Thursday Commentary
6:17 pm
Fri November 16, 2012

A Commentary as Lovely as a Tree

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Listen to Gwenyfar's Commentary

Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler’s love for books is no secret, but she also appreciates those beautiful things books come from—trees.  

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

Tuesday Commentary
7:00 am
Tue November 13, 2012

Senior Varsity Inventions

Annie Gray Johnston

Annie Gray Johnston is no MENSA-certified genius, but she has a good deal of common sense and a notorious imagination. And she has come up with a few inventions to help out the more experienced in our community.

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Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu November 8, 2012

The (Zulu) Scottish Play

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Nan Graham has been teaching English for decades, so she's no rookie when it comes to MacBeth--even when it's in Zulu. Today, she tells us how Shakespeare (and literary expertise) transcend the confines of language.

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