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Cicada Killer Wasps

From: Making it Grow

Amanda McNulty

Making It Grow! Minute logo

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Recently, a Sumter County Master noticed silver dollar-sized holes in her yard with soil piled up at one end and wondered if it was a mole or vole burrow, but there weren’t any of the usual above ground runs you’d expect to find. At the same time, she found a dead wasp on her porch and brought that to the office. Bingo!...

Two-Striped Walking Stick

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

A female two-striped walking stick with a male on its back.

The male two-stripped walking stick is much smaller than the female.

"L" is for LeConte, Joseph

From: SC Public Radio

Walter Edgar

South Carolina From A to Z

"L" is for LeConte, Joseph [1823-1901]. Geologist. Educator. After graduating from the University of Georgia, LeConte studied medicine in New York. Returning to Georgia, he established a medical practice in Macon. He later studied natural history at Harvard and became a faculty member at his alma mater. In 1856 he joined the faculty of the South Carolina College as professor of natural history. He was popular with students, took an active part in the cultural...

The True Story of 3D Printing

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

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By now, most people are aware of 3D printing. But what most people are apparently confused about is who actually invented it. While our next guest is mostly known as the father of modern kayaking, he is, in fact, also the owner of the first patent for 3D printing.

Mike Switzer interviews Bill Masters , kayaker, inventor, and entrepreneur in Travelers Rest, SC.

"P" is for Palmetto Bug

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

South Carolina From A to Z

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"P" is for Palmetto Bug. Three hundred million years ago, cockroaches [or palmetto bugs] made their first appearance on earth. While thousands of species have developed and become extinct since then, the cockroach thrives. The palmetto bug is the largest of three different species of cockroaches that infest our homes. It may grow to be one and a half inches in length and has...

Add the Spooky and Scary to Learning about Halloween in the Classroom

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Graphic from The Halloween Collection on South Carolina PBS LearningMedia

Halloween was a Celtic holiday but over time, the holiday has evolved into the secular and community-based event we love today, with activities like trick-or-treating and bobbing for apples. Make slime, use math to share candy, study zombie brains, and explore the concept of fear with these videos and lesson plans. Dive into this Halloween collection with your students! Explore Collection

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As Hurricane Season Continues, Local Seniors Remain Vigilant in Preparing for Possible Storms

From: SC Public Radio

Olivia Aldridge

Instructors for Richland County's Flood Ready Seniors event present to the attendees at the Garner's Ferry Adult Activity Center

If the past two years have taught South Carolinians anything, it’s that disasters are never out of the question, especially during hurricane season. County officials across the state have placed emphasis throughout 2017’s hurricane season on preparing the public for weather-related emergencies, putting their experience responding to the historic flood of 2015 and Hurricane Matthew in 2016 to good use.

However, certain communities can face greater obstacles than others when these events do occur,...

New Exhibit Allows Visitors To Care for Sea Turtles

From: Palmetto Scene

Lynn Cornfoot

sea turtle

The S.C. Aquarium has been a leader in sea turtle recovery efforts since the year 2000, but now there is an interactive exhibit that lets the public play the role of the turtle care team.

Technology Is Providing New Skills to South Carolina Medical Residents

From: Telehealth

John Lewis

Resident Dr. Sara Khalil uses telehealth to reach patients in their home environment.

The next generation of doctors are studying at the Medical University of South Carolina and many even stay in the area for residency and beyond.

Dr. Sara Khalil is one such student. She is months away from graduating the residency program at MUSC/Trident Health in Charleston. She’s learning how to care for patients of all ages, and the MUSC/Trident residency program is also teaching her to care for a patient who never has to...

"O" is for Oliphant, Mary Chevillette Simms [1891-1988]

From: SC Public Radio

Walter Edgar

Mary Oliphant

"O" is for Oliphant, Mary Chevillette Simms [1891-1988]. Historian. Born in Barnwell County, Mary C. Simms Oliphant was the granddaughter of novelist and historian William Gilmore Simms. In 1917 the state superintendent of education asked her to update her grandfather's history for use as a textbook. It was adopted and revised every five years until 1932 when Oliphant wrote her own school text, The Simms History of South Carolina— which went through nine editions and...

Eradicating Yellow Jackets Might Best Be Left to Professionals

From: Making it Grow

Amanda McNulty

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Unlike the European honey bee which can only sting once, Yellow jackets, which are far more aggressive, have a smooth stinger and can sting you over and over again. Most yellow jacket nests are constructed in the ground, they chew fiber to make cells in which the queen lays eggs, and they are usually partially concealed under decaying tree roots or the...

Create NEW Account to Access ETV’s LearningWhy Complete Lessons!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Screen shot from LearningWhy website for lesson plans from South Carolina ETV Education

The new school year is underway and ETV Education has a NEW service designed to meet the needs of our South Carolina educators. We invite all SC educators to utilize ETV’s NEW, free, innovative service!

A River Cruiser Provides a Feast for a 'Halloween' Spider

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

Swift river cruiser (Macromia illinoiensis) dragonfly - male.

A listener finds a marbled orb weaver spider recycling an Illinois river cruiser dragonfly.

"J" is for Johns Island Presbyterian Church

From: SC Public Radio

Walter Edgar

Johns Island Presbyterian Church Marker

"J" is for Johns Island Presbyterian Church. The Johns Island Presbyterian Church is one of the oldest Presbyterian congregations in South Carolina. Scots minister Archibald Stobo founded the congregation in 1710.The first church, of cypress siding and shingles, was erected in 1719 and remodeled in 1792. In 1822-1823, it was replaced by the present structure—a fine example of wood churches of the Federal period. It bears many similarities to contemporary Episcopal churches, including clear glass...

Divorce Shopping Made Easier

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

What happens when a divorce lawyer, financial planner, and real estate broker walk into a room? They form a new business that specializes in one-stop shopping for people going through divorce or separation. That’s what happened recently to our next guest.

Mike Switzer interviews Jamie Minster with Charleston Divorce Services in Charleston, SC.

McLeod Farm's Palmetto Proud Corn Maze

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Corn Maze

Clemson Extension Agent and host of "Making It Grow" Amanda McNulty and fellow Clemson Agent Tony Melton visit McLeod Farms in McBee, SC and talk with Spencer McLeod to see how they embrace agri-tourism. Amanda and Tony experience this firsthand as they try to navigate the McLeod Farm Palmetto Proud Corn Maze!

Dr. Karen Woodfaulk Discusses Available Scholarship Programs for College

From: Education

Karen Hermann

Dr. Karen WoodFaulk

In this segment from Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable , Dr. Karen Woodfaulk, Director of Student Affairs at the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, offers an overview of scholarship programs and a list of general eligibility requirements.

Combing the Beach for...Elephant Teeth?

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

 American mastodon tooth (molar) from the Pleistocene of North America.

A listener finds a tooth on Edisto Beach which may have belonged to a mastadon.

The Snake's Last Meal

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

A Canebrake Rattlesnake.

A necropsy on a canebrake rattlesnake reveals its last meal.

"N" is for National Guard

From: SC Public Radio

Walter Edgar

South Carolina From A to Z

"N" is for National Guard. The South Carolina National Guard evolved out of the state’s militia. In 1905 the organized militia was renamed the South Carolina National Guard and in 1916 all state militias were converted into a national reserve force. Guardsmen were activated for the campaign along the Mexican border in 1916. During World War I, most guardsmen were used as replacement personnel. In 1940, the first guard units were federalized and by February...

"I" is for Isle of Palms

From: SC Public Radio

Walter Edgar

South Carolina From A to Z

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"I" is for Isle of Palms [Charleston County; population 4,583]. For all but the last one hundred years, the Isle of Palms was uninhabited. Its palmetto jungles abounded in game and its first name was "Hunting Island" because coastal Indians hunted there. In the early 18th century, pirates called it "Long Island." In 1898, the island began its modern transformation when a local company...

Is the US Becoming the King of Energy?

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

When we last interviewed our next guest, about a year and a half ago, he was predicting that oil prices were bottoming and about to move higher. And he was right. The price moved from $38 a barrel up into the $50s. What does he think about the energy markets now?

Mike Switzer interviews Tyson Halsey, a chartered financial analyst with Income Growth Advisors in Charleston, SC.

Library of Congress Letters About Literature - Call for Student Entries!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Graphic from Library of Congress Letters About Literature website

25th Annual Letters About Lieterature Writing Competition - Students Can Win Up to $100 in the Letters About Literature Writing Contest!

Sesame Workshop Launches Groundbreaking Initiative to Help Children Cope with Traumatic Experiences

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Picture of Big Bird from Sesame

Sesame Street in Communities has expanded with a new initiative to help children overcome traumatic experiences and address difficult feelings like anxiety, grief, and anger.

A Brighter Future for Better Fathers

From: SCETV Regionals

L. Lanier and K. Cannon

"My Father" sign at a Father's Day event.

The Lancaster Fatherhood Project is a nonprofit organization that focuses on helping noncustodial fathers become responsible and involved in their children’s lives. Tyrom Faulkner , the Executive Director for the Lancaster Fatherhood Project, talks about their goal as an organization.

He says, “Our goal is to reengage fathers in the lives of their children in a positive manner. You know, to help them step up to the plate and be that Godly father that...

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