Alfred Turner

South Carolina Between World Wars: The Charleston Renaissance

By Alfred Turner

"The Reserve in Summer" from the series A Carolina Rice Plantation of the Fifties, ca. 1935, By Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (American, 1876 - 1958); Watercolor on paper; In the years after WWI, art, poetry, historic preservation, and literature flourished in Charleston, SC, and the Lowcountry during what has been called the Charleston Renaissance. Angela Mack, Executive Director & Chief Curator of the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, talks with Walter Edgar about the people and circumstances that came together to create this flowering of the beaux arts in the Holy City. Mack and Edgar will also examine the obligations of museums to seek out the artistic voices of this period that were excluded from museum collections because of race or class, as well...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

By Alfred Turner

John WarnerJohn Warner Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Starfish Stink Horn Mushroom

By Alfred Turner

Starfish stinkhorn mushroomThis fairly common fungus is widely distributed in Australia and across many islands in the Pacific Ocean, including New Zealand. From its natural habitat it appears to have travelled to other parts of the world in garden or soil products.

South Carolina Between World Wars: Politics

By Alfred Turner

James F. Byrnes. During his ten years in the Senate, Byrnes championed President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.This week on Walter Edgar's Journal , our third program on South Carolina Between the World Wars , features Dr. Vernon Burton of Clemson University, in conversation with Walter Edgar about the politics of the period. During this time, State politics remained a politics very much based on friends and neighbors – white friends and neighbors, at least. Coming out of the relative progressivism of the First World War, politics took a swing back to conservativism which ran headlong into the federal programs and policies of the New Deal – polices which helped the state start digging out of the...

Plum Grass

By Alfred Turner

Plume grassSaccharum is a genus of tall perennial plants of the broomsedge tribe within the grass family. The genus is widespread across tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate regions in Africa, Eurasia, Australia, the Americas, and assorted oceanic islands. Several species are cultivated and naturalized in areas outside their native habitats.

Charleston, SC Company Named Fastest Growing in State

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoWith commercial construction activity in high gear right now, we were not surprised to learn that this year’s SCBizNews fastest growing small company in our state hails from that industry and from one of our busiest areas, the Lowcountry. Mike Switzer interviews Scott McCormack, owner of Quantum Coatings in Charleston, SC.

Colon Cancer Screening

By Alfred Turner

Dr. Raymond DuboisThis week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Raymond Dubois about screening for colon cancer and why it’s important. Dr. Dubois is a leading researcher in the field of colorectal cancer and he’s the Dean of the College of Medicine at MUSC. Request a transcript

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