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Caterpillar of the Great Leopard Moth

September 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The Great Leopard Moth.

A listener sees the caterpillar of a Great Leopard moth. That caterpillar will likely over-winter, forming its cocoon in the fall.

Military Leaders Warn Climate Change is a National Security Threat

September 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
People listen as military and local  leaders talk about climate change and its impact on national security at the Citadel in Charleston.

People listen as military and local leaders talk about climate change and its impact on national security at the Citadel in Charleston Credit Victoria Hansen Three years of back to back hurricanes and record floods have left many across the Lowcountry flood weary. Now the...

Conway Native Named Deputy Director at NASA’s Johnson Space Center

September 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Vanessa Wyche

NASA Johnson Space Center (JSC) Director Mark Geyer recenly announced that Vanessa Wyche was thethe next deputy director of JSC in Houston. Wyche is a native on Conway and a graduate of Clemson University. As Deputy Director, she will assist Geyer in leading one of NASA’s...

Crossroads: Change in Rural America

September 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Crossroads: Change in Rural America is a traveling Smithsonian exhibit that offers small towns a chance to look at their own paths and to highlight the changes that affected their fortunes over the past century. Sponsored by SC Humanities in partnership with local...

Issues Surrounding the Global Trade War Are Impacting the 2018 Elections in South Carolina

September 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Soybean crop

With the November elections just two months away, business leaders and political candidates are juggling the economic and political realities of the growing global trade war. South Carolina is one of three states in the country expected to be most affected by new tariffs on...

Making It Grow Extra: The Importance of Botany

August 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by John Nelson
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Clemson Extension Agent and Host of Making It Grow , Amanda McNulty talks with Dr. John Nelson from the University of South Carolina AC Moore Herbarium about the importance of botany and taxonomy in today’s world.(MIG Extra 07)

"Lemon" Racing Lifts Economy in Kershaw, SC

August 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Automobile racing has meant big business to our state for a very long time. Think NASCAR and Darlington. But there’s another race track in a rural area of our state that’s also bringing in some money with a very unusual auto racing event. Mike Switzer interviews Jay Lamm,...

A Devil of a Caterpillar

August 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Regal Moth, a.k.a. Royal Walnut Moth.

This menacing-looking Hickory Horned Devil caterpillar is actually harmless, and is the larval form of the Regal, or Royal Walnut moth.

Trucking Industry Needs Drivers

August 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Richard Bogan

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the United States is suffering from a severe shortage of long-haul truck drivers. A condition that analysts say could disrupt our current prosperous economy. What is the current state of South Carolina’s trucking...

Gene Harris on Piano Jazz

August 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Pianist Gene Harris (1933 – 2000) was an integral part of the well-known group The Three Sounds trio, with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy. After a brief hiatus in the 1970s, he teamed up with bassist Ray Brown to form a new group and also made his way as a...

From Warehouse to Convention Center; A Look at Soda City Comic Con's Growth in the Midlands

August 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Cosplay  and comics fan James Williams

In 2011, Donald Brock, Jr. found an old comic book on a shelf, inside one of his father's properties. "I looked at it. It look reasonably old." Brock said, the conditons in the warehouse were not that great, so "I swiped it and said I would go online and see if its worth...

Sports Business Education Highly Rated in SC

August 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Matt Brown

According to the most recent SportsBusiness survey, the University of South Carolina’s masters degree program in Sport and Entertainment Management is doing a pretty good job in preparing its graduates for jobs in that industry. Mike Switzer interviews Matt Brown, chair and...

Citadel Employee Accused of Sexually Abusing Former Cadet

August 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Kenneth Gregory Boes

An employee with Charleston’s military college, the Citadel, is accused of giving a former cadet alcohol and pills, and sexually assaulting him. Kenneth Gregory Boes is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct following an investigation by the South Carolina Law...

What Caused Charitable Contributions to Surge in 2017?

August 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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According to Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2017 , a booming stock market and strong economy have caused a surge in charitable giving in this country. Could this also be the result of donors getting their charitable contributions in before...

Millenials, Workplace Adjusting to Each Other

August 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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As Baby Boomers retire, their children, the Millennial generation, are coming into the workplace, behind the in-between Generation X. University of South Carolina Sociology Professor Rob Ployhart says millennials differ from their predecessors in some key ways: they are the...

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