Commentaries

Monday Commentary
12:13 pm
Fri June 23, 2006

The Healing Force

(c) The Healing Force

Every winter, WHQR celebrates Kwanzaa with the program Season's Griot. This week, in honor of the summer solstice, Arts Reporter Megan Williams brings us another taste of African storytelling, with the group The Healing Force.

Hampstead, NC – The Healing Force is the creation of the Anderson family group out of Winston-Salem. For sixteen years they?ve sought out African stories to tell in their unique, musical fashion.

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Monday Commentary
1:18 pm
Wed June 21, 2006

The Gallery Business: Cultivating Collectors and Collecting Artists

Wine tasting at Bottega

The yellow pages have more than 40 listings for 'galleries' in Wilmington. But there's a lot of turnover on that roster. WHQR's Megan Williams looks at the tough business of selling art...

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Thursday Commentary
1:33 pm
Tue June 20, 2006

The Boys and Girls of Lake Waccamaw

On the shore of Lake Waccamaw, commentator Ede Baldridge recently found the perfect reason for a party.

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

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Thursday Commentary
11:27 am
Mon June 19, 2006

Ants on the Beach

Commentator Andy Wood was on the beach last week following that period of unsettled weather, and discovered a world view while walking the beach's tidal strand line.

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

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Thursday Commentary
1:20 pm
Wed June 14, 2006

Rain Garden

Gardening commentator Barbara Sullivan has two ideas for an environmentally friendly garden: a rain garden and butterly garden

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

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Monday Commentary
2:06 pm
Tue June 13, 2006

North Carolina Tidepools -- Life on the Rocks

The aquarium's Touch Tank - the destination for this afternoon's catch of anenomes, sea stars, and crabs.
(c) Aquarium at Fort Fisher

With school out and summer here, local beaches are filling up with relaxation-seekers. But many who come to take in the sand and waves miss one of the region's most unique geologic features. WHQR's Megan Williams visited the rocky outcrop at Carolina Beach, and brought back this audio postcard...

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Monday Commentary
4:12 pm
Tue June 6, 2006

Making a Living Making Art

Warhol wouldn't need this workshop.
(c) The Andy Warhol Museum, Pittsburg

Copyright law, grant writing skills, tax preparation -- even starving artists need some business sense these days. WHQR's Megan Williams recently visited a workshop in Wilmington which tried to add some left-brain skills to local artists' right-brain lifestyles.

Wilmington, NC – A more reader-friendly version of this script will be posted later today.

A ROOMFUL OF WILMINGTON?S ARTISTS? AND THE HOTTEST TOPIC OF THE DAY? IS HOW TO FILL OUT TAX FORMS?

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Thursday Commentary
1:36 pm
Tue June 6, 2006

Pondering the Lightening Bug

When a band of severe lightening storms passed through the area a few weeks back. Commentator Andy Wood found himself spellbound by the light show.

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

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Thursday Commentary
10:10 am
Tue June 6, 2006

Heart of the Order

Commentator Ede Baldridge says she's ready to play ball in a Robeson County town rich in baseball history

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

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Monday Commentary
4:22 pm
Fri June 2, 2006

New Glimpse into the 1898 Riots

The newly-released final report on the 1898 riots has on its cover a photo of rioters pausing in front of a burning building. The picture, a rare glimpse into those chaotic days, is one of four recently donated to the New Hanover County Library. WHQR's Megan Williams looked through the photos with Special Collections librarian Beverly Tetterton...

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