Commentaries

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

Remembering 9/11

Sep 12, 2006

Wilmington, NC – Andy Wood is education director for Audbon North Carolina.

As summer comes to an end, architect and commentator Charles Boney recalls Wrightsville Beach's most famous landmark.

Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family are happy to live in the historic district of downtown Wilmington.

Wilmington, NC – In her garden commentary, Barbara Sullivan talks about how to beat the heat by retreating inside to plan your winter and spring garden.

In her garden commentary, Barbara Sullivan talks about how to beat the heat by retreating inside to plan your winter and spring garden.

Wilmington, NC – Barbara Sullivan lives and gardens in historic downtown Wilmington.

Rising From the Storm

Aug 31, 2006

Commentator Nan Graham tells of a friend who has found inspiration in her survival of Hurricane Katrina.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book In A Magnolia Minute, a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south, is available at bookstores.

 

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Commentator Maurice Martinez pays tribute to all the greats who played jazz and blues in the Big Easy.

Wilmington, NC – Dr. Maurice Martinez is a professor at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington and a native of New Orleans.

During the last year, Wilmington's Carolina Canines has been finding homes for some of the hurricane's four-legged victims.

Wilmington, NC – Commentator Ede Baldridge brings us stories about the people and places in southeastern North Carolina.

Lessons Learned?

Aug 27, 2006
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It has been one year since the tragedy of Hurricane Katrina, and commentator Andy Wood wonders if we have learned enough from the experience.

Wilmington, NC – Andy Wood is education director for Audubon North Carolina.

Commenator and architect Charles Boney turns from buildings to building policy when he speaks about global warming.

Charles Boney and his family live in historic downtown Wilmington.

Parents, as you're helping with those final summer reading projects and preparing to pack those school lunches, gardening commentator Barbara Sullivan is here to take the terror out of one assignment.

Wilmington, NC – Barbara Sullivan lives and gardens in downtown Wilmington.

The Wilmington Children's Museum welcomed a new Executive Director in July. With a few weeks experience under his belt, WHQR's Megan Williams stopped by to learn more about this newcomer's vision for the museum.

Wilmington is getting an official events calendar. The City Council voted Tuesday night to add the CreativeWilmington calendar to the city's website. WHQR's Megan Williams has more...

Chillin'

Aug 16, 2006

Before air conditioning, youngsters had different ways of chillin' out, as commentator Nan Graham explains to granddaughter Caroline.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book In A Magnolia Minute, a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south, is available at bookstores.

Never one to turn down a road trip, commentator Ede Baldridge takes a trip down memory lane for one of the most popular roads in this region.

Wilmington, NC – Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places in the southeast.

The Golden Silk Spider

Aug 14, 2006

Commentator Andy Wood was outside looking at a heat-stressed dogwood in his yard when he was called away to look at a spider suspended from the rearview mirror of his son's car.

Wilmington, NC – Andy Wood is education director for Audubon North Carolina.

Commentator Charles Boney looks at changes in the future of architecture.

Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family are happy to live in the historic district of downtown Wilmington.

 

Vacations are wonderful, but as commentator Barbara Sullivan discovers they also give your garden time to grow over to the dark side.

Wilmington, NC – Barbara Sullivan lives and gardens in historic downtown Wilmington.

The Corner Hangout

Aug 4, 2006

What ever happened to the corner hangout, wonders commentator Nan Graham.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book In A Magnolia Minute, a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south is available at bookstores.

 

It's one thing to fly a kite. But as commentator Ede Baldridge discovered, it's something else to hang on to the kite and fly with it.

Wilmington, NC – Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places in the southeast.

Last week commentator Andy Wood took a trip to Brunswick County with his son Robin and his son's friend Aaron in search of a rare bird that has been hanging around the marshes behind Sunset Beach.

Wilmington, NC – Andy Wood is education director for Audubon North Carolina.

Architect and commentator Charles Boney tells a story about $50.

Wilmington, NC – Charles Boney and his family are happy to live in the historic district of downtown Wilmington.

In her gardening commentary for this week, Barbara Sullivan talks about her war with the mosquito.

Wilmington, NC – Barbara Sullivan lives and gardens in historic downtown Wilmington.

One of Wilmington's hometown films turns 20 this year. David Lynch's cult classic Blue Velvet left a lingering aura of noir over the Port City, a relationship the Independent Art Company celebrates with the Blue Velvet Festival. WHQR's Megan Williams toured the installation and has more...

Wilmington, NC – LET ME START BY DIRECTING YOU TO PUT ON THAT PAIR OF HEADPHONES DRAPED OVER THE BLUE CHAIR IN THE CENTER OF THE GALLERY, AND LISTEN TO DENNIS HOPPER BREATH...

Birmingham, Alabama, may be the Magic City, but one wandering magician has found a home in Port City. WHQR's Megan Williams visited the region's only magic shop to learn some tricks of the trade...

Wilmington, NC – Roger Jones is the owner of Gotcha Magic Shop in Wilmington's Cotton Exchange and performs at the Fox and Hound Restaurant every other Wednesday.

No Substitutes, Please

Jul 19, 2006

Like Pepsi? R.C. Cola? Coke? Loyal to the Cheer Wine? We all have our brand loyalties, says commentator Nan Graham.

Wilmington, NC – Check out Nan's website at www.nangraham.com

There's a church gate in Elizabeth Town that commentator Ede Baldridge says is worth the drive.

Wilmington, NC – Ede Baldridge writes about memorable people and places in the southeast.

About two weeks ago, commentator Andy Wood had a small yet very colorful spider take up residence right outside his front door.

Wilmington, NC – Andy Wood is education director for Audubon North Carolina.

Island music is a staple of summer concerts around here, but one local band is taking more than their inspiration from the ocean; it's also the source of their instruments. WHQR's Megan Williams has more.

Wrightsville Beach, NC – For possibly thousands of years, the bellowing blast of the conch shell has traveled across warm ocean waters around the world, opening religious ceremonies and signaling fishermen returning home with their catch.

Garden commentator Barbara Sullivan contemplates a tree familiar to coastal North Carolina... but with a much longer history.

Barbara Sullivan lives and gardens in historic downtown Wilmington.

Latin Lovers

Jul 7, 2006

The dead language is not really dead. It's embedded in our everyday chatter, says commentator Nan Graham.

Wilmington, NC – Nan Graham's book In A Magnolia Minute a collection of WHQR commentaries on life in the south is available at bookstores.

 

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