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S.C. Mayors Unite in Their Stance on Climate Change

From: SC Public Radio

Olivia Aldridge

Mayor Terence Roberts of Anderson wearing a blue jacket and red tie

Since President Trump announced the U.S. would exit the Paris Climate Agreement back in June, redoubled support for the agreement has come from the local level, with mayors from around the nation pledging their cities' support for the Agreement. Here in South Carolina, where nearly 55 percent of voters opted for Trump in 2016, four prominent mayors of diverse political leanings pledged to fulfill the terms of the Paris Agreement as part of the Climate...

Medicare Basics

From: SCETV Health

Mike Switzer

Lynn Bailey

Approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old everyday. Or as one of our listeners wrote us recently “65 years young”! This listener also pointed out that an important resource for those attaining that age is the National Medicare Handbook which, while providing over 130 pages of information, isn’t easy to digest and remember all the benefits and rules. So we’ve invited our resident healthcare expert into the studio for some help.

Mike Switzer interviews...

Red Maples

From: Making it Grow

Alfred Turner

Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The University of Georgia publication Pollination: Plants for Year-round Bee Forage begins its list of chronologically arranged pollinator-friendly plants with red maple, Acer rubrum . Red maples have a complicated sex life, some trees have both male and female flowers while others produce only one gender. Although some wind pollination occurs, many native and imported pollinators flock to these showy flowers...

Cooperhead Combat

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

A southern Copperhead.

A listener finds a pair of copperheads engaging in a "combat dance."

"C" is for Cayce

From: SC Public Radio

Walter Edgar

South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Cayce [Lexington County; population 12,150]. Cayce encompasses approximately fifteen square miles on the Congaree River. The city is the descendant of the colonial trading village of Granby. In 1817 the Cayce family made the former Fort Granby their private residence and around the house became known as the Cayce House. In 1914 the town was incorporated and named Cayce. The coming of the railroads in the 19th century gave birth to the...

Transitioning Out of Your Business

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

John Barnes

Eventually, an owner of a small business will close the business, pass it on to an heir, or sell the business. Our next guest says that no matter the type of transition, there are many blind spots that need to be navigated.

Mike Switzer interviews John Barnes, a certified financial planner, and president and CEO of Pendleton Street Advisors in Columbia.

Hentz Orb Weavers

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

Hentz's orb weaver (Neoscona crucifera).

This spider hides during the day and comes out into the center of its web at night.

"B" is for Bennett, John [1865-1956]

From: SC Public Radio

Walter Edgar

South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Bennett, John [1865-1956]. Author. Artist. An Ohio native, Bennett achieved national acclaim for Master Skylark, considered one of the best American historical novels for children. Ill health led to his moving to Charleston. For years he tried unsuccessfully to get publishers interested in African American folklore and folk life. When he gave a lecture in Charleston on Gullah, he was condemned in the local press. His friendship with DuBose Heyward and Hervey...

Rotator Cuff Disorders

From: SCETV Health

Bobbi Conner

Doctor explaining to patient about rotator cuff

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Shane Woolf about rotator cuff injuries—one of the most common types of shoulder injuries. Dr. Woolf is an Associate Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics at MUSC.

South Carolina Prepares to Issue Real I.D.s

From: SC Public Radio

Tut Underwood

This example shows a regular, or non-compliant, drivers license.

The Real I.D. Act of 2005 was passed by Congress in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks to standardize government-issued identifications, like drivers' licenses, for security purposes. Beginning in 2018, South Carolinians will be able to get a Real I.D., which they must have by Oct. 1, 2020, in order to do activities such as board a commercial airplane, visit a secure federal building or a military post.

S.C. Dept. of Motor Vehicles...

College of Charleston Professor Works to Save Coral Reefs

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

Coral polyps on Molasses Reef, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

People picture coral reefs as bursting with color and teeming with a variety of undersea life, which many are. But their number is shrinking, says College of Charleston biologist Phil Dustan, because they are hyper-sensitive to temperature changes, and climate change is warming the ocean to intolerable levels for many reefs. In his 40-plus years of studying reefs, Dustan said, the Florida Keys, for example, have probably lost 90 to 95 percent of their living...

Local Impacts of Climate Change in Charleston, SC | Sea Change

From: SCETV Presents

Kaitlyn Park

charleston along the marsh

Anyone who has paid attention to the news in the last two decades has become familiar with the phrase "climate change." A topic of political and cultural discussion, individuals across the world have had to consider what effects climate change could have on the planet. But what can the southeastern United States expect in impacts?

The SCETV Special Sea Change looks at the current issues facing the Charleston area, and what communities in this...

Plants for Year-Round Bee Forage

From: Making it Grow

Alfred Turner

Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . As much fun as it is to plant showy annuals and herbaceous perennials to attract pollinators, a more sustainable path is to add woody plants to our landscapes that will still be providing nectar and pollen for insects, birds, and mammals long after we’re gone. The University of Georgia has a...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

John Warner

Credit Concepts to Companies

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina.

Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder of the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Eastern Stinkhorn Mushroom

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

Stinkhorn (Phallus ravenelii).

Its common name says a lot about how this mushroom attracts flies and other insects to spread its spores.

"A" is for Ashmore, Harry Scott [1916-1998]

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio

"A" is for Ashmore, Harry Scott [1916-1998]. Author. Editor. Pulitzer Prize Winner. A Clemson graduate, Ashmore went to work for the Greenville Piedmont and Greenville News. His reporting earned him a Nieman Fellowship and a position with the Charlotte News. In 1947 he moved to the Arkansas Gazette. His editorials opposing Governor Orville Faubus' attempts to block the desegregation of Little Rock's Central High...

Healthy Nutrition during Pregnancy

From: SCETV Health

Bobbi Conner

Pregnant women looking at fresh vegetables and fruit

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Angela Choi about healthy eating and essential nutrition during pregnancy. Dr. Choi is an Assistant Professor and Obstetrician and Gynecologist at MUSC Women’s Health.

Best Use of Native Plants for Polinators

From: Making it Grow

Amanda McNulty

Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Frequent Making It Grow guest Durant Ashmore reminds us that although native plants should be added to our landscape to support pollinators and other wildlife, they need to be judiciously woven into an overall design to be pleasing additions to our yards and gardens, we can’t have just one of everything. In the pollinator pasture I’m working on, I’m going to follow...

Local Impacts of Climate Change in Myrtle Beach, SC | Sea Change

From: SCETV Presents

Kaitlyn Park

Sunset on Myrtle Beach

Anyone who has paid attention to the news in the last two decades has become familiar with the phrase "climate change." A topic of political and cultural discussion, individuals across the world have had to consider what effects climate change could have on the planet. But what can the southeastern United States expect in impacts?

The SCETV Special Sea Change looks at the current issues facing the Grand Strand, the area on the East...

Where the SC Governor's Race Stands A Year Away from Election Day

From: Palmetto Scene

Gavin Jackson

The South Carolina state flag

To understand the 2018 governor’s race, rewind a year to the election of President Donald Trump.

Trump’s win moved up South Carolina’s gubernatorial race calendar, when shortly after he won, he named then Gov. Nikki Haley to become his United Nations ambassador.

Moments after a near unanimous Senate vote in January, Haley resigned her office to second-in-command Henry McMaster. The move instantly gave McMaster greater name recognition and a modern track record to...

Serviceberry Shrubs

From: Making it Grow

Amanda McNulty

shadberry bush

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making it Grow . Long after I’m dead and gone, the serviceberry shrubs I’m planting in my pollinator pasture will be providing flowers for native pollinators and fruits for wildlife. Amelanchier is the genus, the common name service berry is from the mountains as it bloomed when the circuit preacher could begin to travel, in the lower part of the state it’s called shad bush for...

Long-Tailed Skipper

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

A Long-Tailed Skipper.

This beautiful butterfly is common in the Southeastern U.S.

"E" is for English, Alexander [b. 1954]

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

South Carolina From A to Z

"E" is for English, Alexander [b. 1954]. Basketball player. A graduate of Dreher High School in Columbia, English play college basketball for the University of South Carolina and became the 4th USC player to have his jersey [#22] retired. In the National Basketball Association he played with the Milwaukee Bucks, Indiana Pacers, and the Denver Nuggets. The fluent run-and-shoot style of Nuggets' Coach Doug Moe was tailor-made for English's smooth game. By the end of...

Enhancing the Business-Nonprofit Relationship

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

You would probably not be surprised to learn that most business leaders are also very active in the nonprofit community, volunteering and serving on boards. Our next guest says that business people interacting with nonprofit leadership is obviously a good thing but their level of success is going to be determined by the quality of the relationship.

Mike Switzer interviews Clay Grayson, founding partner of the Grayson Thomas law firm in Charleston, which serves...

Understanding Climate Change Through Virtual Reality

From: SCETV Presents

Kaitlyn Park

deforestation on mountain

"The issues of climate change are huge. Not only are they huge, but they are complex," explains Mildred McClain, Ed.D., of Citizens for Environmental Justice in the upcoming SCETV documentary, Sea Change .

"We have to localize it because if you keep it in its comprehensive, big framework, folks will be overwhelmed and feel as though, 'I can't do anything about that.' But everybody can do something about reducing the carbon footprint, and preparing...

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