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Bad Weather or Fewer Gators? A Look Back at the State Hunting Season

November 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Gator in the distance at Durham Creek, Berkeley County

Ron Russell has been catching alligators in the Lowcountry for nearly 30 years. Each fall, people hire him as a guide for the state's public hunt. But this year, he says gators, especially the big ones, were harder to find. "We've harvested the heck out of them with all...

Midlands Company Celebrates $300 Million Order

November 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Hakan Ozmen

As telecom companies continue to fight harder for more customers, they are aggressively upgrading their infrastructure. And this is benefiting not only the cell phone users in our state but our manufacturing industry, as well. Our next guest’s company in the Midlands of...

Bluejay Feathers

November 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Blue Jay feathers.

A listener finds some distinctive feathers...

Telehealth Industry Marketing to Senior Citizens

November 16, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

A few years ago, our next guest’s company entered the fast-growing telehealth industry. They have now decided to add that same technology to the fast-growing senior citizen home health care market. How are new technologies and services like these faring in the face of today...

Narrative: His Mother Dreamed of Having Her Own Family

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Scotty Barnes with his father, Scott Barnes, and his son, Richard Barnes, Columbia, 2016.

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Scott Barnes sat down with his son Scotty and his grandson Richard, to tell them...

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

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by 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,...

Medicare Basics

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by 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...

Cooperhead Combat

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A southern Copperhead.

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

"C" is for Cayce

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by 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...

Transitioning Out of Your Business

November 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by 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...

Hentz Orb Weavers

November 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by 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]

November 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by 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...

Rotator Cuff Disorders

November 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by 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

November 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by 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...

College of Charleston Professor Works to Save Coral Reefs

November 13, 2017 - 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...

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