Alfred Turner

The Quaker and the Gamecock: Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the Revolutionary War in the South

By Alfred Turner

Nathanael Greene, Thomas SumterAs the newly appointed commander of the Southern Continental Army in December 1780, Nathanael Greene quickly realized victory would not only require defeating the British Army, but also subduing the region's brutal civil war. "The division among the people is much greater than I imagined, and the Whigs and the Tories persecute each other, with little less than savage fury,” wrote Greene. Part of Greene’s challenge involved managing South Carolina's determined but unreliable Patriot militia, led by Thomas Sumter, the famed "Gamecock." Though Sumter would go on to a long political career, it...

Inherited Cardiovascular Disease

By Alfred Turner

Dr. Daniel JudgeDr. Daniel Judge Credit Bobbi Conner/MUSC This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Daniel Judge about inherited cardiovascular disease and new developments in cardiovascular genetic testing. Dr. Judge is a cardiologist specializing in inherited heart disease, and he is the Director of the Cardiovascular Genetics Program at MUSC.

Limpkin

By Alfred Turner

A LimpkinThe limpkin (Aramus guarauna), also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird, is the only extant species in the genus Aramus and the family Aramidae. It is found mostly in wetlands in warm parts of the Americas, from Florida to northern Argentina. It feeds on molluscs, with the diet dominated by apple snails of the genus Pomacea. Its name derives from its seeming limp when it walks.

"To Fear or Not to Fear" New Stock Market Market Highs

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoThe stock market’s recent all-time highs could have some investors seeing warning signs while others could be seeing a green light to invest more. How do we determine if new stock market highs should be feared or embraced? Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a certified financial planner with ACT Advisors in Charleston, SC.

Dawson's Fall

By Alfred Turner

Roxana RobinsonRoxana Robinson Credit Beowulf Sheehan/Post and Courier Books In Dawson’s Fall (2019, MacMillan), a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinson’s great-grandparents, the author tells a story of America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston, South Carolina, Robinson’s tale weaves her family’s journal entries and letters with a novelist’s narrative grace, and spans the life of her tragic hero, Frank Dawson, as he attempts to navigate the country’s new political, social, and moral landscape. Dawson, a man of fierce opinions, came to this country as a young...

SC Business Update from Alan Cooper

By Alfred Turner

Alan CooperAlan Cooper Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina: MidlandsBiz , UpstateBizSC , and LowCountryBizSC .

Pediatric Cancer Survivorship

By Alfred Turner

Dr. Anca DumitriuDr. Anca Dumitriu Credit Bobbi Conner/MUSC This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Anca Dumitriu about the long term care, support and follow-up needed for pediatric cancer survivors. Dr. Dumitriu is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and a Pediatric Hematologist/Oncologist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Children's Home Benefiting From Ice Cream Venture

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoOur next guest’s farm in the Midlands began making ice cream in the 1930’s using a government subsidy of peanut butter along with fresh cream from the farm. But until last year, that frozen treat was available only to the farm’s residents and to churches across the state. It became so popular though, that they were talked into turning it into a commercial enterprise but whose profits benefit the farm’s original and current mission. Mike Switzer interviews Dave Mackey, president of Epworth Ice Cream in Columbia, SC.

Planarian Flatworms

By Alfred Turner

A Land PlanarianGeoplanidae is a family of flatworms known commonly as land planarians or land flatworms. These flatworms are mainly predators of other invertebrates, which they hunt, attack and capture using physical force and the adhesive and digestive properties of their mucus. They lack water-retaining mechanisms and are therefore very sensitive to humidity variations of their environment.

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