Culture

Fox Squirrel

By Alfred Turner

An Eastern Fox Squirrel.

A listener spots an odd looking squirrel in Santee...

Narrative: "I Could See Through My Hands"

By Laura Hunsberger

Dean Byrd and Willard Byrd, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project that collects the voice of our time. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Dean Byrd talked with his father Willard Byrd, a veteran of the Korean War. Willard had a unique role with the army. He was stationed in the Marshall Islands, where he worked as a machinist. He was also witness to something few people have seen. Here, Dean Byrd asks his dad to tell the story of seeing the first test of a Hydrogen Bomb, known as Ivy Mike, on November 1, 1952.

Our Town | Ridgeway

By Rebecca Dymock

Ridgeway Smallest Police Station

Ridgeway, S.C. is a small town located not far from the state capital. Many of the locals liken it to the beloved fictional town of Mayberry. Offering everything from high tea to charge accounts, this town exemplifies everything that is so charming about small town U.S.A.

Owl Pellets

By Alfred Turner

An owl pellet.

Owl pellets, like the one a listener found, contain the remains of the animals the owl "recycles."

The Rat Snake and the Squirrel

By Alfred Turner

A Black Rat Snake.

A listener finds a Black Rat snake making a meal of a squirrel. Rat Snakes are powerful constrictors and feed on small mammals.

Reel South Open Call for Season 4

By Ty Moody

Reel South Open Call for Season 4

The American South––our people, culture, landscape, history––can both captivate and bewilder. In the cherished tradition of Southern storytelling, REEL SOUTH reveals the South’s proud yet complicated heritage, reckoning with our past, present, and future. A co-production between the two Carolinas' state-wide public television stations, UNC-TV and SCETV, REEL SOUTH showcases authentic documentary films told by a diversity of voices and perspectives.

SC Lede: Have A Great V.C. Summer

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Jamie Lovegrove and Andy Brown (r) on Thursday, June 28, 2018.

As South Carolina Lede heads into summer hiatus, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier reporters Jamie Lovegrove and Andy Brown to discuss the results of the Republican gubernatorial primary runoff as well as legislation passed by state lawmakers this week dealing with the failed V.C

1686 Violin Played in Charleston

By Aimee Crouch

Bekker and Fuller

This past spring, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra performed a concert that was accompanied by a very special, unique, and OLD violin. In fact, this violine is over 300 years old and it one of the world's most celebrated instruments. South Carolina Public Radio’s Bradley Fuller talked with Yuriy Bekker to learn more.

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