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Women's Professional Tennis Returns to Daniel Island

March 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Springtime in South Carolina brings warmer weather and our first big national sporting event for the year. It’s tennis time in the Lowcountry when the world’s top women players will be in our state competing for ranking points and big money. Mike Switzer interviews Bob...

Blue Gray Gnatcatcher Nests

March 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher nest.

These nests are held together with spider silk.

The Luna Moth

March 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Luna Moth - Actias luna.

These moths over-winter in "paper thin" cocoons on the ground.

Museums Ease Research with New Online Natural History Collections

March 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
McKissick Museum's new Southern Naturalists website contains magnifications of such rare fossils as this approximately 88 million-year-old tooth of the shell crushing shark Ptychodus mammillaris.

A growing new website is now available that enables both scholars and the public to access photos and information about the natural history of South Carolina. The site, begun by the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum with a grant, contains the collections of...

Smuggled Cell Phones Remain a Problem for State Prisons, But Progress is Being Made

March 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
No cell phone

Just as business is conducted with cell phones every day in the Palmetto State, illegal business is also conducted daily - by convicts with cell phones smuggled into South Carolina prisons. The technology exists to jam these phone signals to stop the crimes - such as murder...

American Bittern

March 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An American Bittern

You will find this bird in marshes, if you can manage to see it at all.

Film Festival Returns to Columbia, SC

March 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Seth Gadsden

Spring brings more than just flowers and warmer temperatures. In Columbia, it also means the return of an annual film festival that reignites the capital city’s downtown business district. Mike Switzer interviews Seth Gadsden, director of the 13th Annual Indie Grits Film...

Putting the Winning Behavior in Motion

March 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Most business owners understand that two keys to their success are customers that return to buy again and again and employees who stay with them year after year. But our next guest says that while many of these leaders know these are key behaviors, they don’t know how to...

SC Economy Stays on Track

March 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Joey Von Nessen

Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio 2018 is in the books and 2019 has almost finished one quarter. How is our economy looking? Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, with the Division of Research at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in...

Pharyngeal Teeth

March 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Pharyngeal Teeth

A listener finds some "jaws" on the shore of Lake Hatwell, which are actually pharyngeal teeth, found in certain species of Carp.

Homebuilders Face Challenges in Booming Economy

March 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Wade McGuinn

Over the past year, trade wars, immigration fears, and increasing interest rates have dealt a one-two-three punch to the homebuilding industry, causing a slowdown for the first time since the multi-year recovery emerged from the financial meltdown of 11 years ago. How are...

Catheter Technology From MUSC Wins Grant

March 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Our state’s research universities are constantly looking for ways to monetize their research and a recent example just came across our radar screen. A Lowcountry company recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue developing a double-balloon...

Financial Markets and Uncertainty

March 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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As 2019 continues to unfold, many uncertainties still abound. What will the Federal Reserve do next with interest rates? Are the trade wars winding down? Will global and domestic political environments get clearer or cloudier? Our next guest says uncertainties like these...

Write Down Your Goals and Limitations

March 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Most people know what they are trying to accomplish with their investment portfolio: retirement, new house, fund some charities. But our next guest says these goals can be elusive if you don’t have a written document that outlines your objectives and limitations. Mike...

Crystals and Lasers

February 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Most of us know what lasers are but many of us may not know that one of their critical components is a crystal. Normally, these crystals are grown in a high temperature environment. However, our next guest’s company has figured out a way to grow these crystals in a lower...

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