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Rep. James Smith Announces His Bid for Governor

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

S.C. Rep. James Smith, D-Richland, formally announces his gubernatorial bid on Oct. 17, 2017.

Richland Democrat Rep. James Smith formally kicked off his gubernatorial campaign Tuesday in downtown Columbia.

Smith, 50, is a Columbia native who has served in the South Carolina House of Representatives since 1997.

Smith is running against Charleston businessman Phil Noble in the June 12 Democratic primary.

Republicans meanwhile have four candidates vying to become the party's nominee. Incumbent Gov. Henry McMaster, Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, former S.C. Dept. of Health and...

Flood Recovery Stalls For Retired Veteran; Homeowner Warns About Contractor Fraud

From: SCPR

Thelisha Eaddy

Retired Army Major Miguel Santana stands in front of his home in Columbia. Santana says he is a victim of contractor fraud and it's stalling his flood recovery.

Since 2005, the National Center for Disaster Fraud (NCDF) has received over 70,000 complaints from 50 states, 6 territories, and 4 countries involving over 50 natural and man-made disasters. Retired Army Major Miguel Santana says after the October 2015 flood, he became a victim of contractor fraud. His costly mistake is stalling recovery for what was to be his retirement home.

South Carolina Native Plants

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

South Carolina Native Plants

Durant Ashmore of Durant Ashmore Landscape Nursery in Fountain Inn, SC shares some of his South Carolina Native Plants with Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty.

Jazz Festival Honors the Legendary Dizzy Gillespie in His Hometown

From: SCPR

Alfred Turner

A statue of John Birks "Dizzy" Gillespie outside his family home in Cheraw, SC.

Events are underway this week in the Chesterfield County town of Cheraw for the S.C. Jazz Festival . This year's festival, the 12th annual Jazz Festival, has special significance because on October 21, 1917 jazz great Dizzy Gillespie was born in Cheraw. Although Gillespie died in 1993 at age 75, his musical legacy endures. Veteran jazz performer, and professor of music at Lander University Dr. Robert Gardiner says Dizzy Gillespie was perhaps the greatest trumpet...

NPR: Upcoming Reporting Partnership with Education Week

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of Puerto Rican mother and daughter as students head to mainland for school

National Public Radio (NPR) is partnering with Education Week on a reporting project launching this week. The project is a series of stories about educating black teenage boys from underserved communities and preparing them for college.

President Declares Disaster For South Carolina and 16 Counties Due to Hurricane Irma

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Work on Folly Island following Tropical Storm Irma

President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that a major disaster exists in South Carolina and ordered federal aid to supplement state and local recovery efforts in 16 counties affected by Hurricane Irma, but not for individuals.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency Public Assistance Program allows local governments, state agencies, eligible private non-profit organizations and electric co-operatives in those counties to apply for reimbursement of certain expenses incurred during the storm. Irma brought tropical storm conditions...

Joey Derrick, Director of Financial Aid at the University of South Carolina

From: Education

Karen Hermann

Graduation cap and money

In this segment from Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable , Joey Derrick, Director of Financial Aid at the University of South Carolina, talks about the financial aid process.

Smelly Caterpillar

From: SCPR

Alfred Turner

Spicebush swallowtail caterpillar (Papilio troilus)  Frozen Head Natural Area & State Park, Morgan County, Tennessee.

The caterpillar of the spice bush swallowtail butterfly can produce a "strange" odor when disturbed.

Year-end Healthcare Planning

From: SCPR

Alfred Turner

Lynn Bailey

Lynn Bailey Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio October is open enrollment time for many employer-based insurance plans, and on November 1st, the same begins for Obamacare plans. With all of the uncertainties that have hit these markets this year, our next guest believes there will be some suffering for enrollees. Mike Switzer interviews Lynn Bailey, a healthcare economist practicing in Columbia, SC.

Fort Jackson Remembers Trainees As Brave Aspiring Soldiers

From: SCPR

Thelisha Eaddy

Soldiers participate in final salutes for Privates Timothy Ashcroft and Ethan Shrader during a memorial service at Fort Jackson Post Chapel.

This past September, Timothy Joseph Ashcraft of Cincinnati, Ohio and Ethan McKay Shrader of Prospect, Tennessee enlisted in the United States Army. The two were members of the 2nd Battalion 13th Infantry Regiment and were in their 8th week of training when they were killed during a training exercise on base. During a memorial service Tuesday, the two were remembered as brave aspiring soldiers who answered the call of duty.

Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid

From: Education

Karen Hermann

Staff members from the Commission on Higher Education

In this segment from Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable , staff from the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education answer some of the frequently asked questions they receive.

Backstage from "Live at the Charleston Music Hall"

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Edwin McCain

Want to know how an Emmy-winning music series is produced? We take you behind the scenes of "Live at the Charleston Music Hall."

Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center

From: ETV Shorts

T. Safdi

Elloree Heritage Museum

The Elloree Heritage Museum and Cultural Center is a 10,000 square foot building in downtown Elloree that features many artifacts and showcases the history of the town over many decades.

A Prescription for Exercise

From: SCPR

Alfred Turner

Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Bunt about the health benefits of regular exercise and a Prescription for Exercise for patients from their primary care provider. Dr. Bunt is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs in the College of Medicine at MUSC.

Carolina Pigmy Rattlesnakes

From: SCPR

Alfred Turner

Sistrurus miliaris miliaris, the Carolina pigmy rattlesnake.

Hiking in Mistletoe State Park a family finds two Carolina pigmy rattlesnakes , the most distinctly patterned, and variably colored subspecie of the pygmy rattlesnake group. The snake ranges from eastern North Carolina, southwestward through most of South Carolina, across central Georgia and Alabama, and into a small portion of east central Mississippi.

SC Financial Planner Cites Increased Stock Market Risks

From: SCPR

Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logo

We are now many years into the second largest bull market in stock market history. Our next guest says he believes that the risks have begun to stack up and that it may be time to take some chips off the table. Mike Switzer interviews Doug English, a certified financial planner with ACT Advisors in Charleston, SC.

Glen Ward Has Made Impressions a Lifetime of Fun

From: SCPR

Alfred Turner

graphic of microphone

Humorist and inspirational speaker Glen Ward left a comfortable job at a bank 25 years ago and took a leap of faith into a venture he’d long been doing as a sideline – public speaking, including both inspirational messages and impressions of well-known personalities. It worked out, because a quarter century later, he travels the country bringing South Carolina humor to 36 states and counting. Whether he’s imitating famous Palmetto State politicians such as...

State Fair a S.C. Tradition for Nearly 150 Years

From: SCPR

Alfred Turner

The South Carolina State Fair's midway rides at night.

The South Carolina State Fair has rolled around every fall since 1869. Begun on Columbia’s Elmwood Avenue as an agricultural exposition, historian Rodger Stroup and fair manager Gary Goodman say it has kept its agricultural and mechanical roots while expanding through the years at its present location on Rosewood Drive, where it moved in 1914. "I think it's one of the things that appeals to everybody's child heart." -- S.C. State Fair Manager Gary Goodman...

2017 Carolina Yard of the Year Winner

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Carolina Yard

For this segment on "Making It Grow", Clemson Extension Water Resources Agent Terasa Lott visits the home of Lyn Pesterfield in Boiling Springs, SC. Lyn’s transformation of her yard won her the first ever "Carolina Yard of the Year Contest”. This contest set out to recognize excellence in environmentally friendly landscaping. Contestants were asked to fill out a Carolina Yards Scorecard, to send a narrative explaining why they value environmentally friendly landscaping and to provide...

This Week in SC - The Opioid Crisis

From: This Week in South Carolina

Aimee Crouch

opiod

Rep. Eric Bedingfield and SCDAODAS Director Sara Goldsby address the growing opioid epidemic in our state.

October 2017 on Knowitall.org

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Images from content featured on Knowitall in October 2017

Knowitall contains quite an assortment of media that ties into many of the celebrations and observances in October, including Health Literacy , Hispanic Heritage , Teen Read Week , National Friends of Libraries Week , National Bullying Prevention , Fire Prevention Week , International Day of the Girl , United Nations Day and Halloween !

October Is Health Literacy Month - View Our “Knowitall Healthy!” Collection

As cold and flu season begin, please...

Mill Creek Greenhouses' Plants for Fall

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Fall Plants

Lori Watson from Mill Creek Greenhouses in Columbia, SC visits us at "Making It Grow" and brings plants that thrive in the Fall in South Carolina.

College Freshman Shares Her Experiences About Applying for Financial Aid

From: Education

Karen Hermann

University of South Carolina freshman Vanessa Madrid

In this segment from Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable , University of South Carolina freshman Vanessa Madrid talks about her experiences applying for financial aid.

"I" is for Inman Mills

From: SCPR

Alfred Turner

South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "I" is for Inman Mills. Inman Mills began in 1902 when James A. Chapman opened a four-hundred-loom and 15,000-spindle plant in the Spartanburg County town on Inman. The mill made high quality greige—cloth that comes straight from the loom and is gray, rough, and full of blemishes. By 1909 the plant had doubled its capacity. The company's success prompted further expansion—including the acquisition of other mills and replacing the 19th...

Research about Complex Arrhythmias

From: SCPR

Alfred Turner

Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jeffrey Winterfield about research related to Complex Arrhythmias or abnormal heart beats. Dr. Winterfield is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Director of the Ventricular Arrhythmia Program at MUSC.

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