Commentaries

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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Tuesday Commentary
7:00 am
Tue November 6, 2012

Farewell, Linda Lavin

Linda Lavin

Shane Fernando shares a farewell to actress Linda Lavin and Red Barn Theatre--staples in Wilmington's art community. 

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Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu November 1, 2012

Scout's Honor

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Philip Gerard was never a Boy Scout. Had he been, one moment in history could have been changed forever. Today, he tells us why we all have his father to thank for a catastrophic event that Philip could have prevented. 

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Tuesday Commentary
7:00 am
Tue October 30, 2012

Frankenstorm

Andy Wood

The Halloween weather dubbed "Frankenstorm" has not yet left its full mark on a region still recovering from the aftermath of last year's Hurricane Irene. Commentary Andy Wood ponders the metaphor this storm provides.

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Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu October 18, 2012

The Distraction Phase

Whitney Ross Gray

There's more to our resident gluten-free chef than the urge to cook everything in bacon fat. She has hobbies. One of them--dog training. Well, sort of. Today, Commentator Whitney Ross Gray explains what it means to be an almost dog whisperer. 

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Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu October 4, 2012

The Value of Banned Books

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Gwenyfar Rohler has nothing against picking up the popular, paperback sensation rushing to the top of the Best Seller's list. Entertainment has its place. But, for her, literature that provokes thought, action, and perhaps makes the reader feel a tad uncomfortable gets at the heart of what art ought to do.

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Tuesday Commentary
7:00 am
Tue October 2, 2012

All Hail the Triatheletress!

Annie Gray Johnston

Annie Gray Johnston may not have the physique of Jillian Michaels or the athletic prowess of even her beloved husband. But she does have the gift of gab, and, champion or not, she will be mentioning her triathlon victory whenever she can.

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Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu September 27, 2012

Going Up

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We owe a lot to Elisha Otis--carriage maker, doll maker, inventor par excellence. He's the man who made skyscrapers possible, says his biggest fan, Nan Graham.

Nan Graham has two collections of WHQR commentaries and a third book in the works. Her website can be found at nangraham.com. 

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Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu September 20, 2012

No Accident

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There are things we don't want to see and things we can't avoid. Philip Gerard encounters both when he witnesses  the aftermath of an accident he didn't see, but saw coming before it happened. 

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