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The Chronicles of Adam

By Sean Flynn

The Chronicles of Adam

The Chronicles of Adam is a first person Historical Interpretation of a slave by the name of Adam. Although based on a real person, this story is comprised of various accounts, historical facts, and life lessons for viewers of any age to enjoy. This is performed by Dontavius Williams and was recorded at The Jamestown Foundation/James Family Reunion in Florence, SC.

"M" is for Miller, Thomas Ezekiel (1849-1938)

By Walter Edgar

South Carolina From A to Z

"M" is for Miller, Thomas Ezekiel (1849-1938). Political leader, college president. A native of Beaufort, Miller graduated from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania. Returning to South Carolina he opened a law practice in 1875. Miller served in the South Carolina House (1874-1880) and Senate (1880-1882). In 1888 he won a contested election to the U.S. House. In 1895 he represented Beaufort in the Constitutional Convention where he eloquently, but unsuccessfully fought the efforts to disenfranchise thousands of African Americans.

A Pick-Up Game

By Rebecca Dymock

Bill Stokes with a ball on the river

Bill Stokes picked up a unique hobby years ago when he started paddling on the Catawba River. His hobby has grown into a practice that not only helps the environment but educates children about the negative effects of pollution.

A "Mermaid's Bracelet"

By Alfred Turner

A tube from a polychaete worm, most likely a Plumed Worm, Diopatra cuprea.

A family finds an object in a tidal pool which one of the children dubs a "mermaid's bracelet." It's actually a tube extending from a Plumed Worm, or Diopatra cuprea, beneath the sand.

Craft Beer Industry Growing Rapidly in South Carolina

By Clay Sears

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Small scale brewing operations like River Rat and Hunter Gatherer in Columbia are representative of the growing craft beer industry in South Carolina and nationwide. For this story we spoke with Kevin Varner, founder of Hunter Gatherer Brewing, about the laws he helped pass back in 1995 that gave brewers more freedom to run their operations. We also sat down with River Rat brewmaster Drew Walker, who talked about how brewers work to stay on top of such a rapidly changing industry.

"L" is for Lyttelton, William Henry (1724-1808)

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "L" is for Lyttelton, William Henry (1724-1808). Governor. Lyttelton began his career as a colonial administrator when he was appointed governor of South Carolina in 1755. He arrived in Charleston in June 1756. Lyttelton’s tenure was marked by frontier warfare with the Cherokee Indians and by political and constitutional conflicts with the Commons House of Assembly.

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.

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