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South Carolina Between World Wars: Politics

January 13, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
James F. Byrnes. During his ten years in the Senate, Byrnes championed President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.

This week on Walter Edgar's Journal , our third program on South Carolina Between the World Wars , features Dr. Vernon Burton of Clemson University, in conversation with Walter Edgar about the politics of the period. During this time, State politics remained a politics very...

Plum Grass

January 13, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Plume grass

Saccharum is a genus of tall perennial plants of the broomsedge tribe within the grass family. The genus is widespread across tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate regions in Africa, Eurasia, Australia, the Americas, and assorted oceanic islands. Several species are...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 13, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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.

"Surprise Gift" e-Commerce Site Launches in SC

January 10, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Allan Symonette

If you’re from the South and you’ve ever bought a surprise, little gift for a friend or family member just because, then you probably also know the term for that type of gift. Our next guest recently decided to turn that type of gift-giving into an e-commerce business. Mike...

Innovative Recyling Facility Offers Promise and Raises Questions

January 9, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Outside RePower South recycling facility in Moncks corner adjacent to the Berkeley County Landfill

Imagine a world without recycling bins where what can be repurposed is; and discarded items that are typically left at landfills become fuel. That's the world RePower South, a new recycling company, wants to build. "There's a layer of that waste stream that we're taking in...

Charleston, SC Company Named Fastest Growing in State

January 9, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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With commercial construction activity in high gear right now, we were not surprised to learn that this year’s SCBizNews fastest growing small company in our state hails from that industry and from one of our busiest areas, the Lowcountry. Mike Switzer interviews Scott...

Crane-Fly Orchids

January 9, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The leaf of a Crane-Fly Orchid.

This is a good time of year to spot Crane-Fly orchids.

Audio Production Careers Find Roots in SC

January 8, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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While many of our listeners may know our next guest for his annual free music festival in downtown Columbia, SC, many may not know that his recording studio company also teaches an audio engineering certificate program that is launching a variety of careers in sound...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 6, 2020 - 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.

South Carolina Between World Wars: The Impact of the New Deal

January 6, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A mural entitled "Past and Present Agriculture and Industry of Colleton County" painted by Sheffield Kagy in 1938

When the stock market crashed in 1929, ushering in the Great Depression, South Carolina was already in dire financial straits. Cotton prices had plummeted, even before the boll weevil had decimated the crop. Years of non-sustainable practices in cotton farming had ruined...

"H" is for H.L. Hunley

December 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "H" is for H.L. Hunley . On the night of February 17, 1864, the Confederate submarine H.L. Hunley attacked and sank the USS Housatonic about four miles off Sullivan’s Island. This was the first successful sinking of an enemy ship by submersible in the...

South Carolina Between World Wars: The Great Depression

December 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Lewis Hinter with his family on Lady's Island off Beaufort, South Carolina, 1936

Following World War I, South Carolina’s economy collapsed. The post-World-War-I drop in demand for textiles, the subsequent collapse in cotton prices, the exhaustion of farmland through poor farming practices, and the decimation of cotton crops by the boll weevil hit South...

Excerpt #5 from USC's Economic Outlook Conference

December 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference. Today's excerpt comes from Dr. Joey Von Nessen, research economist in the Division of Research at the Moore School of Business at USC in Columbia,...

"F" is for Fairfield County

December 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "F" is for Fairfield County (687 square miles; 2010 population 23,838). Fairfield County, lying in the lower Piedmont, is a geologically diverse region with topography ranging from level plains to hilly terrain. The county lies primarily between the...

Excerpt #4 from USC's Economic Outlook Conference

December 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference. Today's excerpt comes from Dr. Joey Von Nessen, research economist in the Division of Research at the Moore School of Business at USC in Columbia,...

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