Commentaries

Monday Commentary
9:57 am
Mon May 14, 2007

Poetry Slam in the Port City

All this week WHQR is highlighting the winners of a recent poetry contest sponsored by UNCW's Watson School of Education.

Wilmington, NC – All this week WHQR is highlighting the winners of a recent poetry contest sponsored by UNCW's Watson School of Education.

We continue our week of "Poetry Slamming in the Port City" with a spoken word poem filled with advice.

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Thursday Commentary
4:26 pm
Thu May 10, 2007

Nan Loses It!

Nan Graham comments on her forgetfulness.

Wilmington, NC – WHQR Commentator Nan Graham talks about losing things, worst of all, her mind!

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Thursday Commentary
4:01 pm
Mon May 7, 2007

Doodlebugs

Ant-Lion

Commentator Andy Wood talks about doodlebugs, more correctly known as ant-lions.

Wilmington, NC – The spring drought we are experiencing may be a boon to a curious little insect that goes by the popular name of doodlebug.

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Thursday Commentary
1:21 pm
Thu May 3, 2007

Girard Bank, Philadelphia

Philadelphia's Girard Bank

Commentator Charles Boney looks at preservation of architecture.

Wilmington, NC – Thomas Wolfe wrote "You can't go home again" and I believe him, but I also offer him my corollary: "You can visit whenever you want." And so I traveled to Philadelphia, my home for two years of graduate studies at Penn, a city that taught me to value the rich diversity of people, of cultures, and- of course- architecture.

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Monday Commentary
3:12 pm
Tue May 1, 2007

NC Arts Council Under-Spending in East

The North Carolina Arts Council says it wants to spend more of its money in the eastern half of the state... if it can find local arts organizations to spend it on.

Wilmington, NC – When the North Carolina Arts Council recently broke down its funding by region, the group discovered it gives nearly three times as much grant money to artists and groups in the mountains as it does east of Interstate 95, according to new figures from the group.

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Thursday Commentary
1:21 pm
Tue May 1, 2007

Two Voices

Gardening commentator Barbara Sullivan talks about the struggle and reward of getting into "work mode" when it comes time to tend the garden.

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Monday Commentary
3:07 pm
Fri April 27, 2007

The Fabric of Broadway on Display at the Cameron

Anita Morris' costume from '9'

The Cameron Art Museum dresses up this weekend, with the opening of a costume exhibition by Broadway designer and North Carolina native William Ivey Long.

Wilmington, NC – William Ivey Long really wishes his mannequins would move.

Walking through the exhibition of his work at the Cameron Art Museum, the celebrated Broadway costume designer obviously misses the kinetic life these glittering outfits used to lead.

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Thursday Commentary
9:40 am
Thu April 26, 2007

Currency of the Day

Nan Graham deals with the rigors of modern economics.

I am miserably uninformed about economics, but do wonder about the evolving state of the consumer these days and how we pay for things.

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Thursday Commentary
12:04 pm
Mon April 23, 2007

Earth Day!

Commentator Andy Wood talks about small rare birds in honor of Earth Day.

Andy Wood

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Thursday Commentary
4:37 pm
Thu April 19, 2007

Charles Boney

Charles Boney talks about frogs, architecture, and Earth Day.

Charles Boney talks about frogs, architecture, and Earth Day.

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