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Scorpions in South Carolina?

June 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Vaejovis carolinianus - Southern Unstriped Scorpion.

The Southern Unstripped Scorpion lives mostly in the mountains and Piedmont. The stripped scorpion can occasionally be found on the lower Coastal Plain.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

June 10, 2019 - 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.

Broadheaded Skink

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Broad-Headed Skink (Eumeces laticeps).

These very large lizards feed on insects and spiders.

War Stuff: The Struggle Between Armies and Civilians During the American Civil War

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
"Return of a Foraging Party to Philippi, Virginia"

In War Stuff: The Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War , her path-breaking work on the American Civil War, Joan E. Cashin explores the struggle between armies and civilians over the resources necessary to wage war. This war 'stuff'...

Selecting the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra

June 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Director and conductor John Kennedy with the Spoleto USA orchestra

They are sure signs of Spoleto in downtown Charleston; instrument toting musicians and scorching heat. Among the jostling violin cases, is Shannon Fitzhenry. She’s back for her second year with the annual Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, one of 92 musicians chosen to play. “...

Mating Luna Moths

June 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Luna Moths, mating

A listener spots two of these large moths that are mating.

Spoleto Backstage: 'What Girls Are Made Of';'One Thousand And One Nights'; John Kennedy

June 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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On this final episode of Spoleto Backstage for 2019, host Adam Parker speaks with Cora Bissett, writer and star, and Orla O'Loughlin, director, of the play "What Dreams Are Made Of." Based on Bissett's life story, the production follows a Scottish schoolgirl's rise to rock...

75th Anniversary of D-Day Brings Veterans' Recollections of Tyranny's End in Europe

June 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The Allies suffered nearly 10,000 casualties on D Day, including 2500 dead.  Here they rest at Normandy.

75 years ago - June 6, 1944 - 156,000 Allied troops on nearly 7000 ships and landing craft and supported by 11,590 planes dropping both bombs and paratroopers, landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. The top-secret invasion of Europe was code-named Operation Overlord,...

Cuban Musicians Bring a Funky Beat to the Charleston Jazz Academy

June 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Students at Charleston Jazz Institute take a master class as part of Spoleto community outreach program

Scribbling notes on a dry erase board just won't do. So David Virelles plays them instead, on a piano. The Cuban composer and pianist is teaching a masters class at the Charleston Jazz Academy in North Charleston, as part of the Spoleto arts festival's community outreach...

SC Continues to Attract New Business

June 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Aaron Erickson

Up until last year, our next guest’s advanced manufacturing company has relied on existing space to expand operations at its six facilities nationwide. That is until they discovered Blythewood, South Carolina, where they recently completed construction of a new, 140,000...

"A Good Snake Day"

June 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Eastern Cottonmouth snake, agkistrodon piscivorus

A listener had an abundance of snake sightings in Francis Beidler Forest...

Upstate OEMs Face Numerous Issues -- Including an Often Underprepared Public

June 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
York County Emergency Management

Emergency management coordinators in South Carolina have a lot to think about. A lot to think about. On any given day, a normally quiet command center, like the one deep in the ground below Greenville City Hall, could fill up with representatives from a whole pile of...

Spoleto Backstage: Rob Taylor; Joe Miller; 'Salome'

June 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
Spoleto Backstage: Rob Taylor; Joe Miller; 'Salome'

On this edition of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker chats with Rob Taylor, director of Choral Activities at the College of Charleston, artistic director of the Taylor Festival Choir, and director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Singers, about his...

Suffering from the Retirement Blues?

June 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Retirement is one of biggest, if not the biggest, financial goals for most Americans. It is generally a highly anticipated event, promoted by TV commercials showing silver haired retirees enjoying safaris in Africa, dancing on beautiful beaches or playing in parks with...

Andrew Jackson: Symbol for an Age?

June 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson returned to the Oval Office, so to speak, in 2017, when President Donald Trump hung the 7th President’s portrait there. And, Jackson will return, so to speak, to Upstate South Carolina in June at Greenville Chautauqua’s History Alive festival. Jackson remains...

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