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Lovebugs

October 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Love Bugs

The Lovebug (Plecia nearctica) is a species of march fly found in parts of Central America and the southeastern United States, especially along the Gulf Coast. It is also known as the honeymoon fly or double-headed bug. During and after mating, matured pairs remain together...

An Edgefield Planter and His World: The 1840s Journals of Whitfield Brooks

October 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Whitfield Brooks's most notorious son: "Preston S. Brooks. Representative in Congress of the U.S. from South Carolina." Circa 1857

In his thoroughly researched and meticulously foot-noted publication, An Edgefield Planter and His World: The 1840s Journals of Whitfield Brooks (2019, Mercer University Press) Dr. James O. Farmer, Jr., opens a window on the life of an elite family and its circle in a now...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

October 7, 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. SC Commerce Dept. Pursuit Pass

Nessus Sphinx Moth

October 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Nessus Sphinx Moth

The Nessus sphinx, Amphion floridensis, is a day-flying moth that lives throughout the eastern United States and Canada and occasionally south into Mexico. It is one of the more commonly encountered day-flying moths in the region, easily recognized by the two bright-yellow...

SC Competes Competitively

October 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Preston Grisham

Preston Grisham Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio While still behind the curve in many areas, our state continues to make progress in competing with the rest of the country for high wage jobs, especially in the aerospace and automotive sectors. With plenty of work still...

Imperial Moth Caterpillar

October 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Imperial Moth Caterpillar

This time of year, these horned caterpillars are quite large.

SC Biotech Start-Up Attracts Venture Capital

October 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Our next guest has been involved in biotech start-up companies for the past 25 years. Everything from running them, to investing in them, to taking them public, and sometimes selling them to major bio-pharmaceutical companies. His latest venture involves a topical delivery...

Incubating the Farm Industry in SC

October 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Brinton Fox

Brinton Fox Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio After growing up on a farm, our next guest went to college with plans to become a lawyer specializing in environmental law. But her interests soon gravitated back to the dirt itself which motivated her to enroll in a farm...

Sea Pens

October 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Atrina pen shell bivalves on a marine beach in Florida

A listener finds some shells on the beach at the Isle of Palms...

Slow Growth for Economy Continues

October 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Even though the stock market has been going sideways for over a year now, the economy is still growing, albeit at a slower pace. And our next guest says that the trade wars and the rhetoric of the election season will likely keep that pace slow. Mike Switzer interviews...

The Battle of Kings Mountain and the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

September 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Slaughter, Superintendent of US Park Service's Southern Campaign of the American Revolution Parks group.

The Battle of Kings Mountain was a military engagement between Patriot and Loyalist militias during the Southern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War, resulting in a decisive victory for the Patriots. The battle took place on October 7, 1780, in what is now rural...

Tapping Into York County's Booming Craft Beer Scene

September 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Even just three or four years ago, one of the biggest complaints people had about York County was that there wasn't much to do there if you were looking for a night out. Brewhouses have certainly helped changed that. The six brewpubs and breweries that now operate in Rock...

South Carolina is Home to Several Charming Southern Accents

September 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Sign at Table Rock State Park near Pickens, SC.

In South Carolina, one would naturally expect to hear what could be called a classic Southern accent spoken by its residents. But not every South Carolinian sounds the same, according to linguist Paul Reed, who earned his PhD in the study at the University of South Carolina...

Protecting Gullah Culture

September 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Nakia Wigfall coils a sweetgrass basket at her Mount Pleasant home.

Nearly two hours south of Charleston, over Beaufort's Woods Memorial Bridge, South Carolina's Sea Islands stretch out adorned with palms trees and pines, and grassy marshes that glitter at twilight. The area has long been home to the direct descendants of slaves known as...

American Woodcock

September 24, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An American Woodcock

The American woodcock (Scolopax minor), is most often found on the ground in brushy, young-forest habitats, where the its plumage provides excellent camouflage.

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