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Proper Planting Trees

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The University of Florida Extension factsheet on trees and hurricanes speaks to the issue of properly planting a tree to improve its survivability.

Business Good for Clean Energy

By Alfred Turner

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More electric vehicles are on the road than ever before, more solar panels are on roofs than ever before.  These trends mean there are more business opportunities for clean energy focused companies than ever before.  Which is why our next guest’s organization puts on an annual summit in our state on this topic.

Making It Grow Extra: Nutrients for Polinators

By Alfred Turner

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Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty and host of  Making It Grow is joined by Davis Sanders from South Pleasantburg Nursery in Greenville, SC. This chat is about how pollinating insects not only need food and host plants during the growing season, they also need a source of nutrients to get them through the winter. MIG Extra 16

Pat Conroy: My Exaggerated Life

By Alfred Turner

Pat Conroy and Katherine Clark

Pat Conroy’s memoirs and autobiographical novels contain a great deal about his life, but there is much he hasn’t revealed with readers until now.

FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance Teams Working in South Carolina

By Alfred Turner

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FEMA Disaster Survivor Assistance teams are working in South Carolina areas affected by Hurricane Florence, but survivors with uninsured or underinsured losses should not wait for one of these teams to arrive before they register with FEMA.

DSA teams are equipped with latest mobile technology allowing them to register survivors for disaster assistance, update their records and make referrals to community partners. Team members tailor the information and services they provide to the individual survivor's needs.

NPR Special Events Coverage: Senate Judiciary Committee Testimony

By Alfred Turner

NPR/SC Public Radio Special Coverage

  Today at 10:00 a.m. EDT Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexually assaulting her in high school, Christine Blasey Ford, are testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Watch the proceeding live.

Saying Goodbye to Two Iconic Radio Series

By Alfred Turner

Ray Magliozzi, the late Tom Magliozzi, and the late Marian McPartland.

This month two of the longest running, most iconic public radio series end their runs on South Carolina Public Radio: Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz and Car Talk.

Piano Jazz

Hurricane Florence Continuing to Cause Outages for Santee Cooper

By Alfred Turner


Reports from Santee Cooper indicated that as of 3:30 p.m. Friday, some 38,900 Santee Cooper retail customers were without power due to early impacts from Hurricane Florence. Earlier in the afternoon outages peaked at 39,200, and crews were able to restore about 9,000 customers today before the outages increased again. On the transmission side, three lines were locked out, impacting customers of Santee Cooper, Horry Electric Cooperative and Santee Electric Cooperative. Santee Cooper crews have had to cease repair work because the high winds have made conditions unsafe.