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Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings on Walter Edgar's Journal

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The late Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings

Former S.C. Governor and U.S. Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 97. A Democrat, he held elective office for over fifty years. In 2008, Hollings talked with Walter Edgar about his life in politics and government, and about how to "...

Symposium Examines Women's Roles During World War I

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
From The Electrical Experimenter, October, 1916.

Lander University recented hosted a symposium on World War I, which ended just over a century ago. The symposium drew scholars and authors primarily from the Southeast to discuss various aspects of the war, which then was known as "The Great War." One aspect covered by a...

Greenbrier

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

The thick, knotty, underground "stems" (rhizomes) of Greenbrier (Smilax) are tough. The vine is hard to elimnate, once it is established.

Navigating the ABCs of Medicare

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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If you’re one of the 10,000 Baby Boomers that is turning 65 every day in this country, you may be as confused as the other 9,999 who are now qualified to receive Medicare coverage. From Part A to Part D to Medigap, what does it all mean? Mike Switzer interviews Joy Watkins...

Bladderwort

April 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke

This carnivorous water plant traps tiny invertebrates with the bladders on its submerged leaves.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

April 8, 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.

The Increasing Value of Knowing About Open Source Software

April 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Sergio Aparicio

In the technology world, “open source” is the term given to software for which the original source code is made freely available to anyone, allowing it to be redistributed and modified. Because open source now comprises 80% – 90% of the code in a “typical” application, our...

LED Light Bulbs: A Bright Idea

April 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Linda Nunez
File photo of an L.E.D. lightbulb.

When the “light emitting diode,” or “LED” light was first developed, it was primarily used as an indicator light in lab equipment. But as the low energy consumption of LEDs was observed, and costs for manufacturing LEDs went down, the new lighting technology found its way...

Tech Industry Grows in Columbia, SC

April 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Paul Naquin

I don’t think anyone would argue that the workplace of tomorrow will continue to require new skills and new technologies such as artificial intelligence, intelligent automation, and machine learning in order to stay competitive. And that’s why our next guest says his...

Reconstruction: South Carolina and the Nation After the Civil War

April 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The first black U.S. senator and first black House members were elected by Southern states during Reconstruction.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has said, "Reconstruction is one of the most important and consequential chapters in American history. It is also among the most overlooked, misunderstood and misrepresented." Gates' new four-part television series for PBS, Reconstruction:...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

April 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

New Music Series Kicks Off with Birthday Salute to Marian McPartland

March 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Diana Krall was one of the many guests Marian McPartland welcomed to Piano Jazz over its long run.

For many years, jazz great Marian McPartland welcomed some of the biggest names in - and out of - jazz to her NPR program, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz . March 20, on the 101st anniversary of her birth, an evening of McPartland's music inaugurated a new music series, Live...

Moore School Celebrates 100 Years

March 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Peter Brews

Peter Brews Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Business degrees continue to rank high in popularity among today’s college students, which makes our next guest optimistic about the future for his institution as it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Mike Switzer...

Connecting Students with Opportunities

March 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Although South Carolina continues to receive bad press on national education rankings, our next guest says there’s more to these students than just test scores. Which is why he has created an online platform connecting students and young professionals with opportunities for...

Connecting Your Business to Your Retirement Plan

March 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Wayne Jones

Regardless of their age, the majority of business owners have this in common: their business is usually their largest investment. Which is why our next guest says he continues to be surprised at many business owners’ lack of connecting their business to their retirement...

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