9:50 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Green Lynx Spider

Andy Wood


Our commentator and naturalist, Andy Wood recently observed another real-life natural drama in his own backyard.

Andy Wood is an author, ecologist, and award-winning environmental educator.

You can hear more from Andy and our other commentators at our website: WHQR-DOT-ORG. Just click on “Commentary.

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

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5:00 am
Fri August 23, 2013

Friday Feedback for August 23, 2013

Marian McPartland and Eubie Blake

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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:

I listened to this show religiously when WHQR carried it. Such a delightful show, and Marian McPartland was a gem of a creative talent.

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Thursday Commentary
7:00 am
Thu August 15, 2013

Clown for a Day

Philip Gerard

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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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7:00 am
Thu August 8, 2013

Communicating with Body Language

Maryann Nunally

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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Community Commentary
7:00 am
Tue May 7, 2013

Molecular Memory

Paige Owens

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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Tuesday Commentary
8:04 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Watch Your Language!

Annie Gray Johnston

Commentator Annie Gray Johnston revels in the vagaries and variety of words, from distinctly Southern turns of phrase to tortured mixed metaphors.

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9:20 am
Fri February 24, 2012

Friday Feedback for February 24, 2012

Listener Dan wrote:

For the second year running, one of your announcers has referred to Presidents Day as Washington's Birthday. I pointed this out last year, but

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