Fresh Voices commentator Callie Hill overcomes society’s obsession with physical perfection and discovers her own definition of beauty.
Callie Hill is 15 years old and was born and raised in Wilmington, North Carolina. She’s an honor student at New Hanover High School where she participates in Key Club and Literary Club. She has a twin brother who plays baseball at New Hanover and supports him by going to every game.
Fresh Voices On-Air commentator Spencer Carlson, takes a stance against the music industry’s auto-tuning trend.
Spencer Carlson is a 16 year old sophomore at New Hanover High School. He's been playing guitar since he was nine years old. He enjoys playing with many local musicians and someday hopes to become a musician himself.
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[music in] The great pianist Marian McPartland passed way this week. Although she had not made any new recordings in recent years, her program Piano Jazz was the longest-running music show on NPR, and one that we carried for several years. Mary Virginia Swain posted on our website:
Commentator Philip Gerard nigh has it all. As a writer and musician, he already possesses two enviable talents. Throw his clown experience into the mix, and you've got a rare specimen. Today the renowned author explain why he spent a day yucking it up, in "Clown for a Day."
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While tutoring a child from Saudi Arabia, who could not speak a word of English, community commentator, Maryann Nunnally, realizes that communicating with any child is the same in any language.
Maryann Nunnally is a former teacher, principal, and Board of Education member in New Hanover County with over 45 years of experience. She is now retired from paid work, and volunteers tutoring at-risk children.
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The science behind olfactory memory--recalling a person or moment in connection with a scent--requires an understanding of the limbic system, the hippocampus, and other, complicated processes taking place in the human brain. Or, just a close listen to the poetically rendered memories of Community Commentator Paige Owens. In today's commentary, she shares a few of her treasured memories with her late father.
Paige Owens is the Assistant Director of the New Hanover County Public Library, and author of George the Library Duck Finds a Friend. Her philosophy: if life hands you a lemon, turn it into a great story. Do you have a story or idea you just have to share? Find out how you can become a community commentator.
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