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Lowcountry Rug Dealer Believes in Afghanistan

July 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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We continue to be amazed at the unlikely economic links we discover between our state and other countries around the world. The latest involves a Lowcountry rug dealer and his attempts to build the same industry in Afghanistan. Mike Switzer interviews Rob Leahy, owner of...

There's South Carolina Gold in Them Thar Rockets

July 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Forgive yourself if you can’t pronounce “polybenzimidizole,” much less know what it’s used for. But if you ever went to the moon, you were sure glad to have it on your skin. Familiarly, polybenzimidizole goes by the much more vocally friendly name of PBI. It’s a twill-like...

South Carolinian Recalls His Time as NASA Astronaut, Administrator

July 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Bolden as astronaut.

Charles F. Bolden, Jr. Credit NASA Columbia native Charles Bolden has had a remarkable career: Marine fighter pilot, commanding general in Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait, deputy commandant of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. Those distinctions are impressive enough...

Chasing the Moon

July 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The Apollo 11 crewmen, still under a 21-day quarantine, are greeted by their wives.

Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke joins documentary producer/director Robert Stone to talk with Walter Edgar about the Space Race of the 1960s, and about making the documentary Chasing the Moon. Chasing the Moon , the upcoming American Experience documentary (premieres July...

SC Business Update from Andy Owens

July 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Andy Owens

Andy Owens Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Andy Owens, managing editor of SCBizNews , the company that publishes the Columbia...

Debate on School Improvement Bill to Continue in 2020

June 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Thousands of South Carolina public school teachers descended on the Statehouse on May 1, 2019

With this year’s session of the state legislature now officially over, lawmakers are already turning their attention to next year’s session, and like this year the top priority will be passage of a massive School Improvement Bill.

The Challenges of the Opioid Crisis Continue

June 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Kenneth Perry

The opioid crisis may not be in the news as much as last year, but our next guest says significant challenges remain in our state for not only affected individuals, but physicians and our workforce, as well. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Kenneth Perry, an emergency room...

Ring Necked Pheasant

June 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Ring Necked Pheasant

This Eurasian bird has been widely introduced to this country as a game bird.

Mayors Gather to Protect Beaches

June 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Nicole Elko

As with most any coastal state, South Carolina has a vibrant, multi-billion dollar tourism industry that brings a lot of value and importance to our beaches. That’s why, a few years ago, the mayors and administrators of these beach communities came together to form a...

Mystery Feather

June 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Red Tailed Hawk

Listener's in Georgetown find a feather from a Red Tailed Hawk.

Forgiveness: Four Years After The Charleston Church Massacre

June 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
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Many remember where they were when they heard the news: nine people gunned down inside an historic African American church in Charleston at the hands of a stranger they welcomed to bible study. But few know the passage they read. Reporter Jennifer Berry Hawes does. "It's...

Daniel Morgan: a Revolutionary Life

June 24, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
"Brig. Gen. Daniel Morgan"

On January 17, 1781, at Cowpens, South Carolina, the notorious British cavalry officer Banastre Tarleton and his legion were destroyed along with the cream of Lord Cornwallis’s troops. The man who planned and executed this stunning American victory was Daniel Morgan. Once a...

Brown-Headed Cowbird

June 24, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Brown-Headed Cowbird

This bird is widespread in South Carolina.

Yoga. Now with Bleats

June 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Downward-facing... doe? Don't laugh, it happens a lot in goat yoga.

Until a few years ago, nobody really thought to put goats and yoga together. And yet, here we are, living in a world where the sight of downward-facing yogis and bouncing baby goats in the same place looks as natural as mac and cheese. For Jim and Terri Gustin, owners of...

Reclaiming a Lost Hero of World War II

June 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Tarawa, Kiribati - U.S. Marines storm Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands. The battle (November 20-23, 1943) was one of the bloodiest of WWII.

In November 1943, Marine 1st Lt. Alexander Bonnyman, Jr. was mortally wounded while leading a successful assault on a critical Japanese fortification on the Pacific atoll of Tarawa, and posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor, the nation's highest military honor. The brutal...

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