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Black Throated Blue Warbler

November 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Black Throated Blue Warbler

This bird is neo-tropical and migrates through South Carolina.

Midlands School Opens Innovation Center

November 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Chris Angel

Our state’s public and private schools continue to recognize the business community’s need for more student interest in science and technology. Another example we just learned about is a brand new, 30,000 square-foot innovation center at a private school in the Midlands...

S. C. Man Reunited with Vietnam Vet Whose Life He Saved on Season Premiere of "We'll Meet Again"

November 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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A South Carolina resident figures in the story of a Vietnam veteran's search for the man who saved his life when PBS and SCETV begin the second season of We'll Meet Again, hosted by Ann Curry, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. The program focuses on reunions of people whose lives...

Historians Observe Centennial of World War I's End

November 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France

Nov. 11 is Veteran's Day, which was once known as Armistice Day. It's also the 100th anniversary of the original Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, on which ended World War I, then known as "the Great War," or - with hope, but sadly, not truly - "The War to End All Wars."...

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

November 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An immature, male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

A listener sees an immature, male Rose-breasted Grosbeak and is a bit confused by its colors.

Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

November 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Detail from Art Studio, by Thereas Pollak.

Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, The Johnson Collection’s new exhibition and its companion book, Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection, examine the particularly complex challenges Southern women artists...

Local Online Retailer Opens First Physical Location

November 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Sarah Rama

After a year of successfully building an online retail business, our next guest decided it was time to open a brick and mortar location. Why take on that added expense and risk? Mike Switzer interviews Sarah Rama, owner of Duck Duck Goose Children’s Shop in Columbia, SC.

Violinist Benjamin Beilman Brings Brahms on Return Visit to South Carolina

November 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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For violinist Benjamin Beilman, the music of Johannes Brahms has timeless appeal. Striking what he considers a “perfect balance” between the personal and the objective, works like the German Romantic composer’s Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77, still have the power to...

Protecting Your Innovation

November 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

Innovation is very important to most companies. Our next guest says that what can be even more important is protecting that innovation. Mike Switzer interviews Nichole Hayden, an intellectual property attorney with Nelson Mullins in Greenville, SC.

Aging Population = Pressure Cooker for Healthcare Industry

November 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Magen Shelton

Magen Shelton Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Pretty much everyone is aware of the baby boomer bubble rolling through retirement time in our country right now. And this leads to another popular term you may not have heard much about: the “silver tsunami”, our aging...

Apache Jumping Spider

October 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Apache Jumping Spider (Phidippus apacheanus)

This spider doesn't build a web.

Literary Classic "Frankenstein" Turns 200

October 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
An illustration from the frontispiece of the 1831 edition, Colburn and Bentley, London 1831.

Halloween brings out the ghoul and monster in both kids and adults, and a perennial favorite is Mary Shelley's ground-breaking character, Frankenstein. Acknowledged as the first science fiction novel, Frankenstein has hit another milestone this year: first published in 1818...

Year-End Investment Planning

October 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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There are many signs that the economy is strong: second quarter GDP was revised upward to 4.2%, Walmart reported same store sales growth of 4.5%--its highest growth rate in ten years. The unemployment rate is low and companies are having a hard time finding new, qualified...

Lt. Gov. Candidates Debate Healthcare, Education, Poverty and Their Priorities on Women's Issues

October 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
2018 Silent Witness Ceremony

In one week, South Carolina will elect a governor. Through that mid-term election decision, a new lieutenant governor will also be selected. Monday, lieutenant candidates, Republican Pamela Evette and Democrat Mandy Powers-Norrell, met for their only televised debate. They...

Washing Hands, Washing Produce Contributes to Food Safety

October 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The farm workers who harvest produce are an important part of making sure that the fruits and vegetables we enjoy are free from contamination. The new federal Food Safety Modernization Act makes...

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