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South Carolina Observes Severe Weather and Flood Safety Awareness Week

March 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Meteorologist John Quagliariello of the National Weather Service encouraged preparedness for tornadoes, floods and other severe weather at a press conference on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

According to an official proclamation from Governor Henry McMaster, this week is Severe Weather and Flood Safety Awareness Week in South Carolina. It’s an occasion intended to encourage South Carolinians to prepare for potential severe weather scenarios. In a press...

A Fox in the Daylight

March 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Red Fox.

A listener spots a Red Fox in daylight. Is it unusual for one to be abroad during the day?

Charleston's Chief Resilience Officer Fights Flooding and Sea Level Rise

March 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Charleston's lower battery wall following Hurricane Irma

Mark Wilbert has been the man the city of Charleston has turned to in case of emergencies. He helped people prepare for Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. He was there after 9 parishioners at Mother Emanuel were killed. Last August, he planned for a crowd of thousands in town for...

Backyard Lizard

March 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Eastern Fence Lizard found in Douthat State Park is a state park located in the Allegheny Mountains in Virginia.

A listener finds a new type of lizard in his backyard.

Poison Ivy is a Year-Round Threat of Misery

March 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
A three-left cluster is an easy way to spot poison ivy.

Poison ivy is a common plant in South Carolina that can make people miserable for weeks. Naturalist Rudy Mancke said the vine can both grow on the ground and can climb trees, which it likes to do. The itch and rash poison ivy (and its cousins, poison oak and the rarer...

A Sign of Spring

March 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Spring Azure butterfly.

When you see these butterflies out and about, you know Spring is at hand.

Program Brings New York Musicians to Write and Perform with South Carolina Prisoners

March 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Program Brings New York Musicians to Write and Perform with South Carolina Prisoners

Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville counts numerous musicians among its inmates. Such is their talent that they have attracted the attention of DeCoda, a New York-based chamber music group. For four years now, the prison has sponsored a program with the group in...

Work and Economy in South Carolina During World War I

March 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Spinners and doffers in Lancaster Cotton Mills. Lancaster, S.C., circa 1912.

South Carolina in 1918 was still struggling with the changes to its economic and social systems brought about by the Civil War and Reconstruction. The United States’ entry into World War I affected the daily work life of South Carolinians and the state’s economy in a way...

Cocoons?

March 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

A listener finds egg masses from a resident of his yard.

The Dangers of Cyad Ingestion

March 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Cycads have been used as emergency food in many cultures. In Florida, however, Seminole Indians relied on starch made from the native cycad, Zamia floridana , as a primary...

Profound Humility by the Ocean of Truth

March 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Rudy Mancke

Rudy shares some words attributed Sir Issac Newton .

USC's International House Aims to Build Careers, Cultural Understanding

March 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Students from Oman, the United States and Italy share an Omani dinner at the University of South Carolina's International House.

The halls of the University of South Carolina’s Maxcy College reflect the voices not only of many students, but of many languages. Maxcy houses the University’s International House, a living-learning experience for approximately 200 American and international students. The...

Goodwill Helping Seniors and Ex-Criminals Find Jobs

March 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Pat Michaels

Pat Michaels As the South Carolina economy and unemployment rate have improved dramatically since the Great Recession, our next guest says there are still pockets of our population that face challenges finding jobs, such as senior citizens and those with a criminal...

Columnar Stinkhorn Mushrooms

March 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A column stinkhorn (Clathrus columnatus).

A listener finds "something from an alien environment" in his yard.

Another COG in SC’s Economic Wheel

February 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Randy Pellisero

A Council of Government, also known as a COG, is an association of local governments, usually across several counties, that work towards facilitating intergovernmental land use and transportation planning, community development, mapping, and more, such as economic...

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