Culture

Mournful Sphinx Moth

November 28, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Mournful Sphinx moth, Enyo lugubris.

The Mournful Sphinx moth's range is expanding northward.

Tattoos Are a Growing Trend in South Carolina

November 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Tattoos are a growing trend among people from many walks of life in South Carolina.

Since tattoo parlors became legal in South Carolina in 2006, they have ridden a growing wave of popularity. No longer the province of sailors or convicts, tattoos are being worn by doctors, ministers, even grandmothers. Tattoo artist Scot “Spyder” Kudo says the range of...

"November"

November 27, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Rudy shares a poem, "November," by Thomas Hood . (The poem is also published as "No!")

The Spotted Bird Grasshopper

November 24, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Spotted Bird Grasshopper, Schistocerca lineata.

The Spotted Bird Grasshopper is common in South Carolina, and is one of the largest species we have.

"C" is for Cainhoy Riot

November 24, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Cainhoy Riot. The Cainhoy Riot was one of the many deadly frays involving white gun clubs and African American militiamen that erupted during the 1876 gubernatorial campaign. A Republican political meeting was scheduled for October 16th at Brick House some thirty...

Active vs. Passive Investing

November 23, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

The question of whether an actively-managed portfolio can outperform an index-based or passively-managed portfolio is an age-old debate. And while the use of passive investment strategies have grown significantly over the past 10 years, our next guest says that the death of...

"B" is for Baha'is

November 23, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Baha'is. Founded in 1844 as an outgrowth of the, Babi faith, the Baha'i faith is one of the world's youngest religions. Among its principles are the oneness of humankind, the common foundation of all religions, religion and science as integral parts of the truth...

Happy Harvest Time

November 23, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Best wishes for a happy Thanksgiving!

Award-Winning Businesses From Around the South Celebrating in SC

November 22, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

Each year, a national magazine based in our state, hosts a "Made in the South" awards program that recognizes artisans, inventors, and entrepreneurs from around our region. And at the end of the year, the winners all come to our state to show off their wares and celebrate...

"A" is for Adams, James Hopkins [1777-1858]

November 22, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Adams, James Hopkins [1777-1858]. Governor. Born in lower Richland County and educated at Yale, Adams was a successful cotton planter. He represented Richland County in both the South Carolina house and senate. In 1854, the General Assembly elected him governor...

Narrative: Growing Up as Preacher's Kids in Georgetown

November 21, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Henry "Harry" Bull Jr., Sarah Clarkson, and Margaret Clarkson, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project that collects the voices of our times. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Margaret Clarkson interviewed her uncle and mother about growing up in Georgetown, South...

Grizzled Mantis

November 21, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Grizzled Mantis - Gonatista grisea

A listener makes a rare sighting: a Grizzled Mantis.

"Y" is for Yellow Jessamine

November 21, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "Y" is for Yellow Jessamine. State flower. In 1924, the General Assembly chose the yellow, or Carolina, jessamine [Gelsemium sempervirens] as the state flower. Among the reasons sited were its being indigenous to every nook and corner of the state and...

Mystery Chrysalis

November 20, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
cloudless sulphur (Phoebis sennae).

A listener finds a chrysalis in his yard and wonders what kind of butterfly will emerge.

"W'" is for Walker, William [1809-1875]

November 20, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"W'" is for Walker, William [1809-1875]. Teacher, composer, author. In 1835, the man known as "Singing Billy" Walker published Southern Harmony, a shaped-note hymnal using a four-shape [fa-so-la] system. The shaped-note style is a simplified musical notation developed to...

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