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Innovation Summit Coming to Charleston

April 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Our state’s colleges and universities continue to grow their support for our entrepreneurial community through the development of new programs, degrees, conferences and more. Our next guest’s institution has been on the forefront of this movement for quite some time. Mike...

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...

Charleston's Tourist Season is in Full Swing in the Spring

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Runners and walkers wait in line for bridge run bibs at Charleston Convention Center

You know it’s spring in Charleston when the cars are thick with yellow pollen, as well as a colorful array of out of state license plates. Porta- Potties line the streets, novice runners sport bright, new shoes and college kids seeking sun and warmth stretch out behind the...

Coyote or Red Wolf?

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A red wolf at the Land Between the Lakes recreation area in Kentucky.

A sighting by a listener raises a question of identity.

Local Prognosticator Not Concerned With Market Volatility

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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After an unusual two-year period of calm in the stock market, 2018 has seen a return to volatility. Our next guest says that as a result, he has a lot of investors asking where do we go from here. Mike Switzer interviews Doug English, a certified financial planner with ACT...

A Black Squirrel?

April 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio The Fox Squirrel is larger than the Eastern Gray Squirrel. Both varieties can produce black, or melanistic, offspring.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

April 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Violinist Brings Sound of Seventeenth-Century Stradivarius to Charleston

April 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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When the celebrated maker of string instruments Antonio Stradivari put the finishing touches on the violin now known as the Ex-Nachez, Bach and Handel were barely into their toddler years and the invention of the piano was still more than a decade away. The rare violin has...

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...

Raising Charleston's Historic Homes in Hopes of Saving Them

April 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Contractor Gary Walters in front of 42 Rutledge Avenue

How do you raise a large, historic home? Better yet, how do you put it back down? Should such an old home be raised at all? All are tough questions in a city that until recently had never lifted one before. “There’s a lot of head scratching going on,” said long-time...

The Luna Moth

April 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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There are two broods of Luna Moth each year in South Carolina.

Lowcountry Firm Using 3D Printing to Help Amputees

April 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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SC Launch, the entrepreneurial program from SCRA, recently decided to invest in our next guest’s company because of their unique way of helping lower limb amputees with prosthetics through 3-D printing, Mike Switzer interviews Barry Hand, co-founder and CEO of Extremiti3D...

Narrative: "Oh, Those Were Yummy Days!"

April 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Ann Edwards and Thomas Edwards, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project that collects the voices of our times. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Thomas and Ann Edwards sat down to talk about their marriage and the family they made together...

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.

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