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

November 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by 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...

Enhancing the Business-Nonprofit Relationship

November 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by 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...

Nation's First Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center Opens in Charleston

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Dr. Kilpatrick speaks at the press conference following the Emanuel AME church shootings.

Dean Kilpatrick marks a milestone not by looking back, but by building for the future. He's the director of the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. As the center celebrates 40 years, it is also...

New Program Aims to Better Connect Veterans, Active Duty Military with Legal Resources

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
SC Attorney General Alan Wilson announced new program to help veterans, active duty military, and members of the reserves.

Attorney General Alan Wilson announced a new program that will help Veterans, active duty military, and members of the reserve get free legal help. The program is called V.A.L.O.R., which stands for Veterans, A ctive/ Reserve L egal O ut R each. Wilson said the program will...

Curve-Lined Owlet Moth Caterpillar

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A curve-lined owlet moth caterpillar.

A listener spots a rarely-seen caterpillar.

"D" is for Dixiecrats

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"D" is for Dixiecrats. Dixiecrats were a political party organized in 1948 by disgruntled white Southern Democrats dismayed over their declining influence within the national Democratic Party. The Dixiecrats, officially known as the States' Rights Democratic Party, were...

Myrtle Beach Firm Wins National Mobile Web Design Award

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Pat Harris

Most business owners know the importance of having a user-friendly mobile website these days. Our next guest certainly does because his company was recently honored for designing the best mobile website in the nation by the Web Marketing Association. Mike Switzer interviews...

"I've Never Been Beaten Like That Before, In My Life": Former POW Leads Columbia Veterans Day Parade

November 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Fort Jackson trainees during 2016 Columbia Veterans Day Parade.

50 years ago, Columbia resident Jack Van Loan was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. Recently, Van Loan spoke with South Carolina Public Radio about the six years he spent in captivity. Today, the retired Col. of the U.S. Air Force is preparing to serve once again, this...

Chocolatiers Make South Carolina Life Sweeter

November 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Christina Miles cools chocolate in a mold from her vat of liquid chocolate.

Chocolate is one of life's great treats for most folks. Traditional, mass-produced chocolate candies have been enjoyed for generations, but lately, specialists have been making chocolates in South Carolina. Columbia chocolatiers Christina Miles and Joseph Vernon have...

The Rat Snake and the Hummingbird

November 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

A listener spots a black rat snake in the midst of "recycling" a hummingbird.

"C" is for Cattle ranching

November 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "C" is for Cattle ranching. Cow pens, cattle drives, and open-range herding—typically associated with the American West—were important features of the agricultural landscape of colonial South Carolina. British settlers brought husbandry traditions to...

Upstate SC Nurtures Euro-Centric Small Businesses

November 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

About 14 years ago, our next guest took her love of interior design and plunged into small business ownership by opening a contemporary Euro-style furniture store. And she credits the European presence in the Upstate and her own heritage as contributing factors to the store...

Saddlebag Dragonfly

November 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A black saddlebags dragonfly.

The markings on the base of the hind wings are reminiscent of saddlebags bouncing on a horse in motion.

"B" is for Benedict College

November 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Benedict College. A historically black college in Columbia, Benedict was founded by Rhode Island native Bathsheba Benedict. Benedict purchased an eighty-acre tract with the goal of educating recently emancipated African-Americans. Originally named Benedict...

South Carolina's State Retirement System Revamped

November 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Peter Pigeon

For many years, South Carolina’s retirement system has been projected to be unable to meet the benefit payments promised to its retirees. In April of this year, Governor Henry McMaster signed a bill designed to fix that issue. Our next guest says that the impact of this...

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