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Backyard Elderberry Orchards

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Blueberries, figs,  and muscadines are plants good for  backyard orchard s–   you don’t have to do much as far as insect or disease control goes. Elderberry is another plant you might add to your backyard if you have some room.

Lady's Tresses Orchids

By Alfred Turner

A Lady's Tresses Orchid.

If you find one of these lovely plants, it's best left in place if you want it to thrive.

Automating Your Government Experience With Chatbots

By Alfred Turner

Bratton Riley

Bratton Riley Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio These days, when you’re visiting a new website, a chat box will often pop up and ask if you need help.  And you may not even be aware that many times these are automated and are known as chatbots.  Our next guest believes that these chatbots can help make your relationship with local government more efficient and so he started a company to prove it.

Pianist Pedja Muzijevic Finds Challenge, Rewards in the Music of Mozart

By Alfred Turner

Pedja Muzijevic.

At home performing the sonatas of both Joseph Haydn and John Cage, Pedja Muzijevic is a versatile musician. Pedja’s skills as a pianist and harpsichordist make him an important part of the Spoleto Festival USA Bank of America Chamber Music Series at Dock Street Theatre, which features works from the Renaissance to the twenty-first century over the course of eleven programs.

Could Clouds be Appearing in Our Blue Sky Economy?

By Alfred Turner

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The last time we spoke to our next guest, about three months ago, he said he believed that our country’s economy seemed to be waking up from a long period of sleepwalking.  Well, we’re almost to the midpoint of the year and interest rates are rising, construction activity is reported to be declining, the stock market appears to have stalled, so let’s see how he feels now.

Potential Misuse of ADHD Medicine in the Teen Years

By Alfred Turner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Kevin Gray about the potential misuse and diversion of ADHD prescription medicine during the teenage years. Dr. Gray is a Professor and Director of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

Roy Haynes on Piano Jazz

By Alfred Turner

Roy Haynes

Roy Haynes is one of the greatest living jazz drummers of a generation, with a career spanning seven decades. In 2016 he joined Jon Batiste and Stay Human on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, performing at age 91. He was McPartland’s guest for this 1996 Piano Jazz session. He reminisces with McPartland about the 1940s Chicago jazz scene and the 1950s Boston scene.

Tree of Codes Receives US Premiere at Spoleto Festival

By Alfred Turner

Spoleto Festival USA presents the US premiere of Liza Lim's Tree of Codes, based in part on Jonathan Safran Foer's book.

Among the featured operas of the 2018 Spoleto Festival is Tree of Codes, a 2015 work by Australian composer Liza Lim.  The opera received its US premiere on May 26th at Dock Street Theatre, and is being performed there through June 7th under the direction of Ong Keng Sen. Performing Tree of Codes is the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, conducted by John Kennedy.

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