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Managing Your Insurance Policies

November 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Peter Pigeon

When was the last time you reviewed your insurance policies? Have you ever put together an actual insurance plan to make sure you aren’t missing anything? Our next guest says many people tend to put off insurance planning because it’s just not a lot of fun. And, he adds,...

South Carolina Veterans Project Wins National Award

November 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Trado Mayson and Bernie Shankman

On this Veterans Days, students at the University of South Carolina are celebrating a national award they received for recorded conversations they conducted with veterans. The project is called The South Carolina Veterans Oral History Project . It is a 2019 Oral History...

Fall Color in Southern Red Maple Trees

November 11, 2019 - 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 . Last week we got out the wool blankets, fortunately I haven’t seen any new holes since I packed them carefully with moth balls at the end of last winter. One of the delights of cooler...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

November 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

John Warner Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville...

Rock Steady Boxing Helps Parkinson's Patients Delay Symptoms

November 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Jim "Jet" Whittle improves his wind with his Rock Steady Boxing trainer.

"You get fit, but you don't get hit." That's the way David Rispress of 9 Rounds Gym in Forest Acres describes the workout plan for Rock Steady Boxing. It's a non-contact program of boxing exercises for people with Parkinson's Disease that has seen steady growth since its...

"If Ever in Autumn..."

November 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio Rudy shares some words about Autumn from John Ruskin .

Chinese Lantern Festival Comes to Charleston

November 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
Silk alligator designed by Zigong Lantern Company to reflect Lowcountry wildlife

America's oldest gardens will blossom this winter with an ancient Chinese tradition; a lantern festival. A glowing 20 foot dragon will greet visitors as Magnolia Plantations and Gardens opens at night for the first time since becoming a Charleston tourist attraction in 1870...

Corn Earworm Moth

November 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A corn earworm moth

A listener reports an unusual encounter with a moth...

Greenville Nonprofit Sets Former Trafficked Sex Workers on the Path to Healing

November 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Jasmine Road. Think of it as a path towards healing for women who once thought their lives of prostitution and other sex work were normal. The women who come to Jasmine Road – a Greenville nonprofit that serves as a kind of rehab for mostly city women caught up in the...

Is Our Economy Ready for 2020?

November 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Each month we bring you a conversation with one of our state’s leading economists to share with you their thoughts on not only our local economy but the big picture, as well. Today, Mike Switzer checks in with Frank Hefner, the director of the Office of Economic Analysis at...

Joro Spider

November 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Joro spider found in Hoschton, Georgia in 2018.

Nephila clavata, also known as the Jorō spider, is a member of the golden orb-web spider genus. This Asian species has only recently been confirmed in the United States. Females can reach up to one meter in length.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

November 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

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.

Gray Catbird

November 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The gray catbird, also spelled grey catbird

The gray catbird (Dumetella carolinensis) is a medium-sized North American and Central American perching bird of the mimid family.

Six Receive Prestigious Humanities Awards

October 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
2019 SC Humanities Award Winners

Six people across South Carolina recently joined the ranks of recipients of two prestigious state awards; the SC Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Award. In 1991, SC Humanities started honoring people who have made a career working...

A Quarter Century for Murder and an Ex-Prosecutor's Change of Heart

October 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Doug O'Neal spent 24 years in prison for the murder of a woman police still can't identify. But the evidence against him was so questionable that even the man who helped put him away says he's innocent. In 1990, Doug and Catherine O’Neal were in their Columbia home, giving...

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