SC Public Radio

Statewide Asphalt Workforce Development Campaign Underway

October 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ashley Batson

How many times have you driven past road construction work and wondered about that whole process and what those jobs might be like? Our next guest’s organization is in the middle of a campaign right now with an education mission of just that. Mike Switzer interviews Ashley...

White Ibis

October 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
adult white ibis

The American white ibis (Eudocimus albus) has overall white plumage, a bright red-orange down-curved bill and long legs, and black wing tips that are usually only visible in flight.

The South Carolina State Library: “Your Library’s Library”

October 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Linda Nunez
A very old and rare book which requires special lighting in storage

The South Carolina State Library has come a long way from its roots in the early 20th Century as a single office tucked inside the South Carolina Statehouse. As of 1969, it’s now a 5-story building two blocks down from the Statehouse at 1500 Senate St., celebrating its 50th...

Using Math to Pick Stocks

October 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Peter Nielsen

Most people are aware of the basic method of stock picking: look for companies in areas of the economy you believe have growth potential, narrow those companies down by researching their fundamentals such as leadership, earnings per share, balance sheet, etc. But our next...

Lovebugs

October 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Love Bugs

The Lovebug (Plecia nearctica) is a species of march fly found in parts of Central America and the southeastern United States, especially along the Gulf Coast. It is also known as the honeymoon fly or double-headed bug. During and after mating, matured pairs remain together...

An Edgefield Planter and His World: The 1840s Journals of Whitfield Brooks

October 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Whitfield Brooks's most notorious son: "Preston S. Brooks. Representative in Congress of the U.S. from South Carolina." Circa 1857

In his thoroughly researched and meticulously foot-noted publication, An Edgefield Planter and His World: The 1840s Journals of Whitfield Brooks (2019, Mercer University Press) Dr. James O. Farmer, Jr., opens a window on the life of an elite family and its circle in a now...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

October 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C. SC Commerce Dept. Pursuit Pass

Nessus Sphinx Moth

October 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Nessus Sphinx Moth

The Nessus sphinx, Amphion floridensis, is a day-flying moth that lives throughout the eastern United States and Canada and occasionally south into Mexico. It is one of the more commonly encountered day-flying moths in the region, easily recognized by the two bright-yellow...

SC Competes Competitively

October 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Preston Grisham

Preston Grisham Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio While still behind the curve in many areas, our state continues to make progress in competing with the rest of the country for high wage jobs, especially in the aerospace and automotive sectors. With plenty of work still...

Imperial Moth Caterpillar

October 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Imperial Moth Caterpillar

This time of year, these horned caterpillars are quite large.

SC Biotech Start-Up Attracts Venture Capital

October 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

Our next guest has been involved in biotech start-up companies for the past 25 years. Everything from running them, to investing in them, to taking them public, and sometimes selling them to major bio-pharmaceutical companies. His latest venture involves a topical delivery...

Incubating the Farm Industry in SC

October 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Brinton Fox

Brinton Fox Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio After growing up on a farm, our next guest went to college with plans to become a lawyer specializing in environmental law. But her interests soon gravitated back to the dirt itself which motivated her to enroll in a farm...

Sea Pens

October 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Atrina pen shell bivalves on a marine beach in Florida

A listener finds some shells on the beach at the Isle of Palms...

Slow Growth for Economy Continues

October 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

Even though the stock market has been going sideways for over a year now, the economy is still growing, albeit at a slower pace. And our next guest says that the trade wars and the rhetoric of the election season will likely keep that pace slow. Mike Switzer interviews...

The Battle of Kings Mountain and the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

September 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Slaughter, Superintendent of US Park Service's Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks group.

The Battle of Kings Mountain was a military engagement between Patriot and Loyalist militias during the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War, resulting in a decisive victory for the Patriots. The battle took place on October 7, 1780, in what is now rural...

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