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"R" is for Ransier, Alonzo Jacob [1834-1882]

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

South Carolina From A to Z

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"R" is for Ransier, Alonzo Jacob [1834-1882]. Lieutenant governor, congressman. Born in Charleston to free persons of color, Ransier acquired a common school education, and clerked in a Charleston shipping firm. After the Civil War he became active in politics and was elected to the General Assembly from Charleston County. In 1868 he became chairman of the Republican State Executive Committee and also served...

Hard to Identify Songbird

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

A male common yellowthroat.

The female common yellowthroat songbird is harder to identify than the male, especially in its first year.

"M" is for Marlboro County

From: SC Public Radio

Walter Edgar

Marlboro County

"M" is for Marlboro County [480 square miles; population 28,818]. Marlboro County was formed in 1785 and named for the Duke of Marlborough. Its boundaries have remained virtually unchanged since then: bounded on the west by the Great Pee Dee River; on the north and northeast by North Carolina; and on the Southeast by Dillon County. Prior to European settlement, Cheraw Indians lived in the area. During the 1730s, generous land policies attracted Welsh settlers...

IT Services Industry Strong in SC

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

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With the business world almost completely reliant on computers, it should come as no surprise that the market for IT services is strong and growing. Which is why our next guest decided to launch his own business in this industry two years ago.

Mike Switzer interviews Tim Larson, owner and CEO of Aurora IT Services in Lexington, SC.

Border Collies Exhibit Herding Prowess on the Farm and at the Fair

From: SC Public Radio

Laura Hunsberger

Bill Coburn presenting his Border Collie Demonstration at the South Carolina State Fair in 2016.

At Windy Knolls Farm in Laurens County, Bill Coburn raises ducks and sheep. He’s retired from farming, but he still spends time on one of his favorite occupations: training border collies. The shaggy mid-sized dogs have a natural instinct to herd animals, and Coburn says he’s been working with them for nearly 30 years. He still shows his border collies regularly at demonstrations throughout the southeast, and at the State Fair, he will show the...

The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2017 Teacher Toolkit Available for Teachers!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Graphic from the Great Thanksgiving Listen  from StoryCorps

The Great Thanksgiving Listen 2017 Teacher Toolkit is available for teachers in your listening area!

Plant-Based Powered Mac and Cheese

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Plant-Based Mac and Cheese

Nutritionist Trisha Mandes, MPHN joins us on "Making It Grow" and shares tips on healthy weight loss. One example is incorporating healthy plant-based meals like Plant-Based Powered Mac and Cheese into your diet. Plant-Based Powered Mac and Cheese Sauce by Miyoko Schinner of The Homemade Vegan Pantry: The Art of Making Your Own Staples and pasta dish recreated by Nutritionist, Trisha Mandes, MPHN of www.TrishaMandes.com

Powdered Cheese Sauce Ingredients:

3/4 C nutritional yeast...

The History of the South Carolina State Fair

From: SC Public Radio

Walter Edgar

An advertisement for the fair appears in the Keowee Courier (Pickens Court House, S.C.), October 18, 1905.

With October come two certainties: Trick-or-Treaters will be abroad on the 31st, and the South Carolina State Fair will attract thousands to Columbia. In this edition of Walter Edgar's Journal , from May 5, 2016, Dr. Rodger Stroup, retired Director of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History, takes listeners on a deep dive into the history of the South Carolina State Fair, sharing his research for an...

Fall Containers

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Fall Containers

Davis Sanders from South Pleasantburg Nursery in Greenville, SC visits us at "Making It Grow" and shares with us some containers and the plants that they recommend for September/October.

Gerrick Hampton Shares Scholarship and College Application Programs

From: Education

Karen Hermann

Gerrick Hampton

In this segment from Carolina Classrooms: Making College Affordable , Gerrick Hampton, Program Manager, Scholarships and Grants at the South Carolina Commission on Higher Education, discusses scholarships and college application programs available to South Carolina students.

Cicada Killer Wasps

From: Making it Grow

Amanda McNulty

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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

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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.

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