Alfred Turner

Who Needs an Estate Plan?

April 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The topic of estate planning usually conjures up thoughts of wealthy people with complicated situations. But our next guest says that if you own any kind of property (a house, car, retirement plan) then you have an estate and as a result, you should also have a plan. Mike...

Exercise for Parkinson’s disease

April 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Marian Dale about specific exercise routines that can help patients who have Parkinson’s disease. Dr. Dale is an Assistant Professor of Neurology and a Neurologist in the Movement Disorders Program at MUSC.

Courting Skinks

April 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Broad-Headed Skink (Eumeces laticeps).

Broad-Headed Skinks together in the spring? Courtship, most likely.

College of Charleston Professor Works to Save Coral Reefs

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by 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...

A Black Squirrel?

April 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio The Fox Squirrel is larger than the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Both varieties can produce black, or melanistic, offspring.

Is it a Water Moccasin?

April 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Banded Water Snake

A couple spotted a snake sunning in Francis Beidler Forest...

Vocation Rehab Partnering with Businesses to Help Students With Jobs

April 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Daniel Broucek and Jessica Pooser.

Daniel Broucek and Jessica Pooser. Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Most people know our guests’ state agency through their efforts to help dislocated employees learn new skills. But you may not know that that they also work with our schools to help students be better...

The Luna Moth

April 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Luna Moth - Actias luna.

There are two broods of Luna Moth each year in South Carolina.

Gall Wasps

April 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
 A gall wasp (Cynipidae) oviposits into an existing oak gall.

Varieties of Gall Wasps often have strict preference for the kind of plants they chose to host their young.

Oconee Bells

April 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Oconee Bell Flower - Devils Fork State Park.

The Oconee Bell is a rare flower of the southern Appalachians found only in a few locations in the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia in moist wooded areas along streams.

"R" is for Russell’s Magazine (1857-1860)

April 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio “R” is for Russell’s Magazine (1857-1860). Russell’s Magazine was the last of the southern antebellum literary magazines and arguably the best. It was the magazine for the professional middle class—doctors, lawyers, and college faculty. Paul Hamilton...

The Great Leopard Moth Caterpillar

April 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The Great Leopard Moth.

This moth is unusual in that it over-winters as a caterpillar.

"P" is for Port Royal, Battle of (November 7, 1861)

April 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio “P” is for Port Royal, Battle of (November 7, 1861). On November 7th a Union naval squadron including seventeen warships and thirty-five transports (with 1,300 soldiers aboard) entered Port Royal Sound. The warships bombarded Fort Walker on Hilton...

A Cache of Mystery Bones

April 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio A listener finds two animal skulls and skeleton and turns to Rudy for help identifying.

"P" is for Port Royal

April 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "P" is for Port Royal (Beaufort County; population 3,950). In 1869 Stephen Caldwell Miller began construction of the Port Royal Railroad between Augusta, Georgia, and Battery Point on the southern end of Port Royal Island. The town, railroad, and...

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