Commentaries

Community Commentary
7:00 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Molecular Memory

Paige Owens

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. 

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

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu May 2, 2013

Measure for Measure

Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure may be far more likely to show up on an English syllabus than in a political science lecture. But Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler thinks the play has more to offer the world than a few, lyrical lines. 

Cape Fear Shakespeare on the Green will be performing Measure for Measure at the Greenfield Lake Amphitheatre starting June 7th. Visit their website for more information.

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

Thursday Commentary
5:29 pm
Wed April 24, 2013

Accidental Southerner: Edgar Allan Poe

Artwork by Ben Billingsley
Asia Brown

John Sallis said, "We are all of us who believe passionately in literature, all of us who write professionally... we are all Poe's children." Nan Graham claims he is not only the first real American author, but the first Southern writer too.

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

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu April 18, 2013

A Taxing Experience

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The old adage suggests if you want a job done right, you have to do it yourself. But, there are other ways to get the same result. Commentator Philip Gerard's father found if you can make someone else do the job, over and over again, even perfection is a possibility. 

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

Tuesday Commentary
5:00 pm
Tue April 16, 2013

Water—A Precious Resource

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We turn on taps and it appears, jump into sparkling pools and it catches us. Too little can dry us into husks and too much can drown us. Water--life on Earth simply would not be without it, yet Commentator Andy Wood suggests we think too little of one of our most precious resources. In this commentary, he helps us get more familiar with that essential liquid and challenges us to learn more. 

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

Community Commentary
7:00 am
Thu April 11, 2013

The Best Sandwich in the World

Tim Bass

As the coordinator of the Bachelor of Fine Arts Program in Creative Writing at UNCW, Tim Bass constantly has the unexpected thrown his way. But there is one constant he can look forward to every afternoon. Today, as our featured community commentator, he shares his favorite lunch with us, with a special visit from The King of Rock and Roll himself. 

Do you have a story or idea you just have to share? Find out how you can become a community commentator.

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

Community Commentary
7:00 am
Tue April 9, 2013

What Ever Happened to Childhood?

Maryann Nunnally

As a former teacher and principal, Maryann Nunnally is no stranger to the classroom. Yet, what she finds in the schools where she tutors at-risk children can still be shocking. She shares some of those moments with us as our featured community commentator. 

Do you have a story or idea you just have to share? Find out how you can become a community commentator.

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

Thursday Commentary
2:39 pm
Mon April 8, 2013

Manual Labor

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As a child, Gwenyfar Rohler was an equal opportunity lover of words--even the ones that were off-limits. Her punishment for uttering those jaw-dropping words?: copying literary works by hand. Here, she shares one of her mother's favorite selections, Rudyard Kipling's If, and what the poem has taught her.

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

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Tuesday Commentary
7:00 am
Tue March 19, 2013

Worry? Who, me?

The Stress-Free Annie Gray

Annie Gray Johnston must owe the absence of worry lines to good genes, because she is certainly far less than carefree. In today's commentary, she shares some of the eye-popping fears that drive her crazy, from broken hips to impromptu trips to Paris.

Commentaries here on WHQR.org do not necessarily reflect the views of WHQR Radio, it's editorial staff, or its members. 

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Mama Misinformation

Nana Graham

We've all had some time in our time: questionable advice from mom. It's precious, and sometimes treasured, but it can also be dead wrong. Today, Nan Graham, shares some of her favorite tidbits from her beloved Alabama Mama.

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

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