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Crash of '29 Recalled on 90th Anniversary of Historic Economic Calamity

October 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Row of men at the New York City docks out of work during the depression, 1934

90 years ago, panic gripped the New York Stock Exchange as the stock market crashed on "Black Tuesday," Oct. 29, 1929. In four days, the market plummeted 25 percent, and investors lost $30 billion - 10 times the federal budget, and more than the United States spent on World...

South Carolina Public Radio wins five first-place awards

October 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio
SC Public Radio awards

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Public Radio (SCPR) this weekend received five first-place awards – four from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) and one from the Associated Press (AP). Those two organizations hosted a joint convention...

Another Cycle of Drought Continues for South Carolina

October 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
This 2016 file photo taken on the banks of Lake Hartwell shows the impacts of drought on South Carolina's natural resources.

Despite recent rain across the state the drought continues. The U.S. Drought Monitor says that almost half of the state is in what it calls a "severe drought." Leonard Vaughan of the National Weather Service in Columbia says with the exception of coastal counties the rest...

October/November Walks Call Attention to Suicide Prevention

October 24, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline logo

Credit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline logo / National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Each October and early Novemeber a series of walks called "Out of the Darkness" call attention to the problem of suicide in South Carolina. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in...

Cloudless Sulpher Butterfly Chrysalis

October 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Cloudless Sulphur butterfly (Phoebis sennae).

Rudy identifies a butterfly chrysalis for a listener...

The Charleston Church Massacre and Journey to Forgiveness

October 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
 Charleston, SC, on Sunday morning, July 21, 2015.

On June 17, 2015, twelve members of the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina welcomed a young white man to their evening Bible study. He arrived with a pistol, 88 bullets, and hopes of starting a race war. Dylann Roof’s massacre of nine...


October 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner

The name witch in witch-hazel has its origins in Middle English wiche, from the Old English wice, meaning "pliant" or "bendable", and is not related to the word witch.

Preserving South Carolina's Endangered Sacred Spaces

October 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Balcony seating originally designed for enslaved persons attending services at Trinity Episcopal Church, Abbeville, SC

For almost 30 years, Preservation South Carolina has been dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic and irreplaceable architectural heritage of South Carolina. Executive Director Michael Bedenbaugh and board member join Walter Edgar to talk about some of their...

Home Health Industry Booming

October 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

You probably would not be surprised to hear that 90% of our country’s aging population, according to surveys, want to stay at home and age-in-place. But only recently have Medicare Advantage plans agreed to cover these types of home health care services. And that’s proving...

South Carolina State Fair Celebrates 150 Years of Fun, Fellowship and Tradition

October 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The South Carolina State Fair celebrates its 150th birthday this year.

"The question this year was 'when you hear the words, the South Carolina State Fair, what comes to mind?' And they said 'When we think of the fair we think of family, we think of tradition and we think of fun.' And that's really what we’re about." -- State Fair Executive...

Committee Works to Standardize the Iconic South Carolina State Flag

October 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The Flag of the State of South Carolina as approved by A.S. Salley.

The South Carolina flag is considered to be one of the most beautiful of the 50 flags representing the country's states. But if one observes closely, he can sometimes detect differences between flags at various state offices and locations. That's because the state does not...

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...