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"O" is for Oliphant, Mary Chevillette Simms [1891-1988]

October 11, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Mary Oliphant

"O" is for Oliphant, Mary Chevillette Simms [1891-1988]. Historian. Born in Barnwell County, Mary C. Simms Oliphant was the granddaughter of novelist and historian William Gilmore Simms. In 1917 the state superintendent of education asked her to update her grandfather's...

A River Cruiser Provides a Feast for a 'Halloween' Spider

October 11, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Swift river cruiser (Macromia illinoiensis) dragonfly - male.

A listener finds a marbled orb weaver spider recycling an Illinois river cruiser dragonfly.

"J" is for Johns Island Presbyterian Church

October 11, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Johns Island Presbyterian Church Marker

"J" is for Johns Island Presbyterian Church. The Johns Island Presbyterian Church is one of the oldest Presbyterian congregations in South Carolina. Scots minister Archibald Stobo founded the congregation in 1710.The first church, of cypress siding and shingles, was erected...

Divorce Shopping Made Easier

October 11, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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What happens when a divorce lawyer, financial planner, and real estate broker walk into a room? They form a new business that specializes in one-stop shopping for people going through divorce or separation. That’s what happened recently to our next guest. Mike Switzer...

Combing the Beach for...Elephant Teeth?

October 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
 American mastodon tooth (molar) from the Pleistocene of North America.

A listener finds a tooth on Edisto Beach which may have belonged to a mastadon.

The Snake's Last Meal

October 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Canebrake Rattlesnake.

A necropsy on a canebrake rattlesnake reveals its last meal.

"N" is for National Guard

October 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"N" is for National Guard. The South Carolina National Guard evolved out of the state’s militia. In 1905 the organized militia was renamed the South Carolina National Guard and in 1916 all state militias were converted into a national reserve force. Guardsmen were activated...

"I" is for Isle of Palms

October 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "I" is for Isle of Palms [Charleston County; population 4,583]. For all but the last one hundred years, the Isle of Palms was uninhabited. Its palmetto jungles abounded in game and its first name was "Hunting Island" because coastal Indians hunted...

Is the US Becoming the King of Energy?

October 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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When we last interviewed our next guest, about a year and a half ago, he was predicting that oil prices were bottoming and about to move higher. And he was right. The price moved from $38 a barrel up into the $50s. What does he think about the energy markets now? Mike...

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