Commentaries

Monday Commentary
11:38 am
Tue January 10, 2006

Digging for History Downtown

Torpedo Bottle

When a local developer set out to put houses on what used to be a city parking lot on the corner of Front and Church street, there was one unusual step: before they could start building up, they had to dig down. WHQR's Megan Williams visited the excavation

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Monday Commentary
9:33 am
Fri December 9, 2005

Moravian Candle Tea, a Wilmington Christmas Tradition

For more than twenty years, Wilmington's Covenant Moravian church has hosted their annual candle tea on the first Saturday in December. Moravians are world's oldest Protestant denomination -- they predate Luther and the Reformation -- but also, until recent years, one of its smallest. WHQR's Megan Williams went to Covenant to talk with Pastor Jon Peterson about the festival, and the church's future.

Wilmington, NC, December 9, 2005 – Reverend Jon Peterson is the pastor of Covenant Moravian Church.

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Monday Commentary
2:27 pm
Wed December 7, 2005

Modern Dance : From the Inside Out

This year, the North Carolina Dance Festival celebrates its fifteenth season bringing performances to communities around the state. WHQR's Megan Williams talked with two local choreographers participating in the festival about this unique genre of movement.

Wilmington, NC, December 7, 2005 – The Dance Cooperative is a non-profit organization dedicated to teaching and performing dance in the Wilmington area.

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Monday Commentary
2:55 pm
Fri November 25, 2005

Black and White Watercolorist Robert Gera

Tonight is the final Fourth Friday Gallery Night of the year in downtown Wilmington. Fourteen participating galleries will stay open late to introduce the public to their latest exhibitions. Watercolorist Robert Gera is among those featured artists. WHQR's Arts Reporter Megan Williams went to the Wilmington Gallery to ask Gera why he chooses to paint in black-and-white...

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Monday Commentary
10:00 am
Fri November 25, 2005

Gleaning North Carolina's Fields for the Hungry

On Thanksgiving, families and friends gather to celebrate their blessings with the most basic of luxuries: a big meal. But in the state of North Carolina, 14 percent of the population is considered "food insecure." And at the same time, a large amount of the produce grown in our state never makes it to stores - odd-sized or blemished fruits and vegetables are often just left to rot. Connecting those two realities are gleaning networks: nonprofits which collect and distribute produce which would otherwise go to waste, a process which often starts out in the fields.

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Monday Commentary
2:35 pm
Wed November 9, 2005

Docent School at Cameron Art Museum

The new layout for the Cameron Art Museum's permanent collection has challenged expectations, and ruffled some feathers in Wilmington. The new design also means new tours, and new challenges to the museum's docents. WHQR's Megan Williams stopped by to see how they've prepared.

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Columns
3:19 pm
Thu March 11, 2004

DocuFest Wilmington

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A brief history of the Documentary film, and the goods on DocuFest Wilmington.

Wilmington, NC – On Sunday, March 14th Cinematique and IDA present the second annual Docufest: a celebration of documentary film.

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Columns
2:20 pm
Thu October 30, 2003

The Dom Of Cologne

A Trainride through the history of this remarkable city.

Wilmington NC – Click the LISTEN button to hear Charles' commentary.

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Columns
10:01 am
Thu October 30, 2003

Leafers and Lovers

The Old North State is full of surprises.

Wilmington NC – Click the LISTEN button to hear Nan's commentary.

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Columns
1:55 pm
Wed October 29, 2003

Why Leaves Turn Red

Barbara has never met an anthocyanin she didn't like.

Wilmington NC – Click the LISTEN button to hear Barbara's commentary.

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