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Will 2019 be a Better Year for Stocks?

By Alfred Turner

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Well, here we are, moving right along in the new year already, maybe some of us wondering how our investments will perform after a disappointing 2018.  Our next guest says that although there will continue to be plenty of uncertainty, he is full of hope. Mike Switzer interviews Doug English, market prognosticator and certified financial planner with ACT Advisors in Charleston, SC.

Remembering T. Moffatt Burriss, World War II Battlefield Hero

By Alfred Turner

T. Moffatt Burris, who died Jan. 4 at age 99, participated in numerous battles during World War II to help save the world.  He recalled some of those experiences in a 2016 interview with South Carolina Public Radio.

This week's program is an encore of an episode aired in 2012, featuring T. Moffatt Burriss. Burriss was a former Columbia area contractor, Republican state lawmaker and American World War II battlefield hero. He died January 4, 2019 at age 99.   (Broadcast 06/29/12) - Anderson native T.

Special Coverage: President Trump Addresses the Nation Tonight at 9:00

By Alfred Turner

President Donald Trump

President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight . Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following. The government is partially shut down, with Trump in a stalemate with Democrats over funding for a wall along the southern border. NPR coverage begins at 9:00.

The Last Ballad: Ella Mae Wiggins' Life in the Mill and Death on the Picket Line

By Alfred Turner

Loray Mill workers,Gastonia, N.C. 11/7/1908

(Originally broadcast 10/12/18) - New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash’s 2017 novel, The Last Ballad (2017, Willam Morrow) is set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. It chronicles an ordinary woman’s struggle for dignity and her rights in a textile mill; The Last Ballad is a moving tale of courage in the face of oppression and injustice.


By Alfred Turner

Mistletoe with berries.

Only female Mistletoe has berries.

Mystery Skull

By Alfred Turner

The skull of an American Alligator.

Two friends find what looks like a skull, nailed to a tree on Sullivans Island...


By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Fellow Extension agent Chase Smoak and I like to learn new botanical words (he already knows a lot more than me). But I had a good one for him the other day.

Malignant Mistletoe?

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Although our eastern American mistletoe does do harm to our urban trees and our timber industry, the fact that it can only grow on hardwoods spares our pine plantations, and its seeds must be spread by animals.