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A Prescription for Exercise

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christopher Bunt about the health benefits of regular exercise and a Prescription for Exercise for patients from their primary care provider. Dr. Bunt is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs...

Carolina Pigmy Rattlesnakes

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
Sistrurus miliaris miliaris, the Carolina pigmy rattlesnake.

Hiking in Mistletoe State Park a family finds two Carolina pigmy rattlesnakes , the most distinctly patterned, and variably colored subspecie of the pygmy rattlesnake group. The snake ranges from eastern North Carolina, southwestward through most of South Carolina, across...

SC Financial Planner Cites Increased Stock Market Risks

October 17, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
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We are now many years into the second largest bull market in stock market history. Our next guest says he believes that the risks have begun to stack up and that it may be time to take some chips off the table. Mike Switzer interviews Doug English, a certified financial...

Glen Ward Has Made Impressions a Lifetime of Fun

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
graphic of microphone

Humorist and inspirational speaker Glen Ward left a comfortable job at a bank 25 years ago and took a leap of faith into a venture he’d long been doing as a sideline – public speaking, including both inspirational messages and impressions of well-known personalities. It...

State Fair a S.C. Tradition for Nearly 150 Years

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
The South Carolina State Fair's midway rides at night.

The South Carolina State Fair has rolled around every fall since 1869. Begun on Columbia’s Elmwood Avenue as an agricultural exposition, historian Rodger Stroup and fair manager Gary Goodman say it has kept its agricultural and mechanical roots while expanding through the...

"I" is for Inman Mills

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "I" is for Inman Mills. Inman Mills began in 1902 when James A. Chapman opened a four-hundred-loom and 15,000-spindle plant in the Spartanburg County town on Inman. The mill made high quality greige—cloth that comes straight from the loom and is gray...

Research about Complex Arrhythmias

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Jeffrey Winterfield about research related to Complex Arrhythmias or abnormal heart beats. Dr. Winterfield is a Cardiac Electrophysiologist and Director of the Ventricular Arrhythmia Program at MUSC.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
John Warner

Credit Concepts to Companies A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder of the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Saving South Carolina's Constitutions

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
South Carolina's Constitution of 1861 underwent a lamination preservation process. Archivists no longer use the process after it was realized the laminate material degrades into an acid, doing more damage to the documents.

Millions of historic documents in the U.S., from presidential papers to personal slave journals, are facing an issue apart from age: a preservation method that has backfired. The process of laminating documents between sheets of cellulose acetate film, widely practiced from...

"Woodbines in October"

October 16, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio Rudy shares poems by Charlotte Fiske Bates, " Woodbines in October ," and " Autumn ."

Controlling the European Hornet

October 14, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Like the Cicada Killer wasp, the large European Hornet also collects insects to feed its larvae, a beneficial habit, but sadly it has a destructive activity of girdling twigs. Removing the bark...

Nichols: One Year Later, Residents Continue to Recover, But Where Will Businesses Rebound?

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Thelisha Eaddy
One year after Hurricane Matthew caused flooding in Nichols, businesses still haven't returned to the downtown district.

About 75 families have returned to repaired homes in Nichols, South Carolina. The small town in Marion County was home to 260 homes before Hurricane Matthew brought strong winds and devastating floods in 2016. All but three sustained flood damage and most businesses were...

Man and Dog Attacked by... Hummingbird-Sized Wasp?

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . It sounds like a tabloid headline – man and dog frantically escape from huge flying wasp! But it’s a true story—I got an email from a gentleman saying that he and his dog was dive bombed by a...

Hard to Identify Songbird

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
A male common yellowthroat.

The female common yellowthroat songbird is harder to identify than the male, especially in its first year.

"M" is for Marlboro County

October 13, 2017 - Posted in SCPR by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "M" is for Marlboro County [480 square miles; population 28,818]. Marlboro County was formed in 1785 and named for the Duke of Marlborough. Its boundaries have remained virtually unchanged since then: bounded on the west by the Great Pee Dee River; on...

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