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Devil's Walking Stick

August 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Stalk of a Devil's Walking Stick at the Asheville Botanical Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina

This plant is in bloom along the highways and at the edges of woodlands this time of year.

How Serious are Social Security Worries?

August 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Cooper

For decades, the media has been reporting that the social security system is in trouble. And here are just a few recent news headlines: “ Social Security is running out of money, with benefits on track to be reduced by 2035” ABC News - April 22, 2019 “ How much longer will...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

August 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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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.

Aiken Native was the First African-American Woman to Graduate from Annapolis

August 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Janie Mines

Until the fall of 1976, only men were admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy. But that year, the Navy opened 80 spaces for women, who would be the first to graduate in, fittingly, the Class of 1980. Among these women was Janie Mines, who grew up in Aiken and today lives in Fort...

"Displaying" Growth in the Upstate

August 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Seven years ago, our next guest’s company began operations in Upstate South Carolina selling interactive displays for the educational and business markets. Since then, they have won industry awards and last year made it into the Inc. 500 and recognized as one of our state’s...

Aug. 15 Marks the 50th Anniversary of Historic Woodstock Festival

August 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
It has been a half-century since nearly a half-million young people descended upon a farm in Bethel, NY for "three days of peace and music" - a one-word summation of the late-1960s counterculture: Woodstock.

50 years ago, on Aug. 15, 1969, nearly half a million young people gathered on Max Yasgur's farm in Bethel, New York for "Three Days of Peace and Music" - the legendary Woodstock Music and Art Fair. Music from artists such as Richie Havens, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin,...

"Happy Hour" Makes for Happy Business

August 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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When we first interviewed our next guest several years ago, he and his wife were operating the Gin Joint, a bar in Charleston and after being frustrated with the time it took to make craft cocktails once they got home after a busy night, they began bottling their own...

Dobsonfly Eggs

August 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Eastern Dobsonfly eggs (Corydalis cornutus)

A listener finds what appear to be bird droppings on the leaves of a tree...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

August 12, 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.

74 Years After WWII, France Says ‘Merci’ to a South Carolina Pilot

August 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Tom Funderburk is 94 years old. He's one of the last surviving B-17 pilots who flew in World War II. He goes by the nickname 'Pinky,' because of his once-red hair. He lives in Rock Hill with his 8-year-old cockatiel, Pretty Boy. He has more military medals than people have...

Columbia's Cardinal Newman High School Announces Changes to Increase Security, Diversity

August 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
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Law enforcement on campus, active shooter training for faculty and an increase in security during athletic events are some of the changes Columbia's Cardinal Newman high school promised during a town hall meeting Thursday evening. The school is dealing with the aftermath a...

Need For Early Intervention Launched Business 20 Years Ago

August 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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In 1986, the United States Congress mandated federal funding for early intervention services for children with disabilities in an effort to boost their development and lessen their developmental delays. Our next guest and an associate were involved in assisting children...

After 6 Months, Popular Civil Rights Exhibit Set to Close

August 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
USC history professor, Dr. Bobby Donaldson at the Justice For All: South Carolina and American Civil Rights Movement exhibit

On August 9, decades of South Carolina history will be removed from public display, repackaged and placed in climate control storage at various libraries at the University of South Carolina. The Justice for All: South Carolina and the American Civil Rights Movement exhibit...

Marketing SC Goods

August 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Ben and Andie Edwards

Ben and Andie Edwards Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Every state is naturally proud of its local companies, local products, artisans and crafts people. So why shouldn’t each state have its own online store to feature them? When our next guests became frustrated in...

Gulf Coast Spiny Soft-Shelled Turtle

August 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Gulf Coast Spiny Softshell turtle.

The long, needle-like nose is a good identifying characteristic for this turtle.

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