Commentaries

Tuesday Commentary
10:00 am
Tue March 6, 2012

Flashing Lights

Taking a late-night walk on the Cape Cod coast, Shane Fernando is held captive by a land-bound siren.

Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu March 1, 2012

My Father's War

Billy and Lynn Flickr Commons

In this classic commentary, Philip Gerard challenges us to listen harder. 

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Tuesday Commentary
7:00 am
Tue February 28, 2012

Spider Senses

Vicki's Nature Flickr Commons

Peter Parker may have been the first to make that trademark tingling sense of danger popular, but he was not the first to flex his "spider senses."

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Tuesday Commentary
1:42 pm
Tue February 21, 2012

Kindergarten Letter

Former Morning Announcements Girl, AG Johnston

Annie Gray Johnston has a parenting style all her own. 

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Thursday Commentary
2:28 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

The Offal Truth

rajthesnapper Flickr Commons

"'Plato observed a long while ago that those stomachs are not the best that reject all sorts of food,'" both a quote from Voltaire's Candide and a wise observation. Nan Graham's, however, has been rejecting food of a certain sort from a young age, when cow's tongue was a regular feature on her dinner table. From liver to haggis, she examines how offal cuisine can be.

Tuesday Commentary
10:00 am
Tue February 14, 2012

My Smoky Valentine

Younhee Jeong Flickr Commons

On a Valentine's day some years ago, Shane Fernando had finally found the perfect gift. But he wasn't looking to woo a new infatuation; he already had a partner. A volunteer at a retirement home, he was searching for a way to bring one lonely smoker in out of the cold and spread some true love on Valentine's Day.

Thursday Commentary
11:00 am
Thu February 9, 2012

The Midway

monkeymanforever Flickr Commons

From a young age, Commentator Philip Gerard knew the difference between right and wrong. 

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Tuesday Commentary
6:00 am
Tue February 7, 2012

Here's to 25 More Years!

When Andy Wood walked into WHQR's headquarters on Greenfield St. twenty-five years ago, he only wanted to record a few public service announcements.

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Thursday Commentary
1:36 pm
Fri February 3, 2012

Longfellow, Revere'd

DMC Flickr Commons

While lovers of  more modern free verse poetry might scoff at the rhyming verses of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Literary Commentator Gwenyfar Rohler applauds his ingenuity within the constraints of form.

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Tuesday Commentary
12:56 pm
Tue January 31, 2012

These Are a Few of My Favorite (Funny) Things

Commentator Annie-Gray Johnston is never short on comedy. 

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