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Journalist Robert Cox and the Newspaper That Published Dangerous Truths

July 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Robert Cox (with Maria Hinojosa, WGBH, Boston)

(Originally broadcast 01/19/18) - The Buenos Aires Herald ceased publication in July of 2017, almost 141 years after its founding. The paper became famous, however, only in the latter part of the 20th century, for exposing the forced disappearances of Argentinians during...

The Importance of Real ID for Business Travelers

July 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Kevin Shwedo

Even with the growth and popularity of teleconferencing, many businesses still find face-to-face meetings and in-person conferences fruitful and therefore, imperative to their success. And many of these meetings require boarding an airplane. Which is why our next guest...

Mississippi Kite in South Carolina

July 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) - Carolina Raptor Center at Huntersville, North Carolina

These birds are more common inland than they use to be.

Promoting STEM Education

July 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Guarav Sangal

Most people are aware of the many efforts in the education sector over the past several years to increase and improve our children’s exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math: known as STEM so that eventually, maybe more high school graduates might consider one...

After-School Nutrition Program Reaches Rural Communities

July 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by John Lewis
Students at Hopkins Elementary School gather for after-school nutrition class taught by DHEC nutrition educators through telehealth.

Dozens of students participate in an after-school program at Hopkins Elementary School in rural Richland County. After most of their classmates have gone home for the day, these kids go to the library. Plates, pasta shells, and measuring cups are scattered across the tables...

Snoring: An "Ill Wind" Anywhere

July 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Sleeping older man

Snoring can ruin the sleep of millions of South Carolinians, and it doesn’t do the snorer any good, either. Sleep expert Dr. Robert Puchalski says vibrations in the throat cause snoring, and by the passing of air through a tight space in the upper airway, in the way that...

SBA Busy on SC Coast

July 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
William Furman

While the main district office for the US Small Business Administration in South Carolina is located in our capital city, there is also a branch office in North Charleston, which from our research, appears to be pretty busy serving the coastal areas of our state. Mike...

Labor Shortages and Good Times

July 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Joey Von Nessen

Our national and state economies continue to report positive numbers while the labor market continues to tighten. Could that shortage of workers derail the good times? Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, with the Division of Research at the Moore School of Business at...

Electronic Medical Records Critical for Telehealth

July 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by John Lewis
Michael Haschker leads discussion at the sixth annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina in Columbia.

As technology changes the way patients and health care providers see each other, it’s also changing how our doctors document our health records. More practices in South Carolina are using telehealth equipment, allowing clinicians to connect to patients through video. The...

Friday the 13th: Object of Fear for Some, Fun for Others

July 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
If a black cat crosses your path on Friday the 13th - or any other day - don't worry, says USC sociology professor Barry Markovsky. There is no truth to any superstitions about Friday the 13th, black cats or any other traditional "bad luck" myths.

Of the various superstitions people are subject to, one only manifests itself up to three times a year: Friday the 13th. University of South Carolina sociologist Barry Markovsky says beliefs in things like Friday the 13th - the fear of the day even has a fancy title:...

Upstate Artist Wins "Building" Art Competition

July 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Nancy Oppenheimer

Artists often find that making a living as an artist can be very difficult. Besides competing with other artists for space in galleries, another possible source of revenue can be winning art competitions. One that we’ve recently learned about involves art commissioned for...

Developing a Company’s "Human" Resource

July 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

Among all the resources a company has, probably the most crucial to their success is also often the biggest: their human resource. Our next guest says that the human resource can also be the most challenging to develop. Jean Meeks-Koch is CEO of Positively People , in Mount...

Using Beautyberry in Floral Arrangements

July 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . For many years Ruthie Lacey and I decorated for parties. I was charged with bringing stuff you couldn't order, things gathered from the wild that added more variety and...

A "Mermaid's Bracelet"

July 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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

July 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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...

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