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South Carolina's Population Passes the 5 Million Mark

December 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
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Next week state officials expect the U.S. Census Bureau to officially estimate that the state’s population has passed the five million mark. In fact, they believe the state reached that milestone back on June 8th. Officials estimate that the state is growing by 157 people a...

Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat

December 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Brazillian Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis mexicanus)

A listener finds a bat in the office (!) and wonders what species it was. The tail gives it away.

Honeybees Love Palmetto Trees

December 15, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Years back we were showering off outside after swimming at Pawley’s Island, right under a palmetto tree that was in full flower and swarming with honey bees, so much so that the kids were...

German Coatings Company Growing and Investing in Charleston

December 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Our next guest’s Germany-based company has been so successful with their only US manufacturing operations being located in our state, that they recently opened a brand new $30 million R&D facility and production plant. Mike Switzer interviews Fabian Grimm, the US...

A Biltmore Christmas

December 14, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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On Christmas Eve of 1895, the public got its first look at America’s Largest Home when owner George Vanderbilt opened the doors for all to see. And still today, many Americans flock to The Biltmore during the holiday season to step back in time and experience the spirit...

Yellow Rat Snake

December 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Yellow Rat Snake

This species of rat snake is typical on the coastal plain of South Carolina.

Types of Honey

December 14, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The value of the European honey bee’s contribution towards pollination of crops in the US is estimated to be fifteen billion dollars. That doesn’t include the value of honey gathered and sold by...

Musican Strikes Right Notes with Jazz in Charleston

December 13, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Marina Ziehe
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Creativity, for Duda Lucena , is the fuel to his energy. As a trained musician and Brazilian native, Lucena can be seen throughout Charleston performing classical guitar pieces. Lucena is recognized as a pivotal force of Brazilian music on the jazz scene. Throughout his...

Broad-headed Skink

December 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Broad-Headed Skink

Among the creatures a listener had captured on film was a Broad-Headed Skink.

Watermelons and Honeybees

December 13, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The European honey bee industry in the United States is credited with totally or partially being responsible for the pollination of certain crops at a value of fifteen billion dollars. At a...

Holiday Shopping Season Looks to be Best in a Decade

December 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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USC Retail Department Chair Mark Rosenbaum is excited by this year’s holiday shopping season. A decade after the great recession that started in 2008, he said retail sales in the state and nation are back to 2007 levels. The stock market’s record highs are just in time for...

Clemson Partners with Other Universities to Preserve Wild Tiger Populations

December 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Tigers are rapidly disappearing in nature because of poaching and habitat destruction, according to Dr. Brett Wright, dean of Clemson University’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. In 2010 there were an estimated 3200 tigers still roaming India and other...

S.C. State University - The Marching Band

December 12, 2017 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Aimee Crouch
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In South Carolina football is king, but for many schools in the state it's a time when fans get to experience spectacular half-time shows. We visited SC State’s marching band a few years ago to see what it’s like to be the best of the best. This story is part of Tell Them...

Evaluating Stock Market Returns

December 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Most investment professionals will tell you that their clients spend too much time focusing on near term results and ignore the longer term averages. Why is that so important and how does that relate to the risk levels currently in the stock market? Mike Switzer interviews...

The Science of Sleep

December 12, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Rinn about the latest understanding of sleep, and why it is so essential for good health. Dr. Rinn is a physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Medical Director of the Sleep Lab at MUSC.

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