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"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.

The Return of Hemp

August 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Bails of hemp at a warehouse of the Columbian Rope Company, Auburn, NY, August 6, 1918.

(Originally broadcast 04/19/18) - Hemp was once one of the crops grown in South Carolina and exported to the world. That changed, however, when enforcement of the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937 effectively made possession or transfer of hemp illegal throughout the United States...

Don't Be Too Tough on the Polls. It's Actually Not Their Fault

August 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Poll responses

After 2016, some lost their faith in election polls. Turns out, that mistrust is somewhat misguided. Credit Scott Morgan / South Carolina Public Radio The 2016 presidential election was, by any account, notable. It was also largely a surprise how it turned out. Regardless...

Rudy Mancke Celebrates Two Decades of "NatureNotes"

August 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Rudy Mancke

Rudy Mancke is almost certainly South Carolina's most noted naturalist. He hosted the long-running and well-remembered (and nationally-aired) ETV program "Nature Scene" and has now reached his 20th anniversary as host of South Carolina Public Radio's "NatureNotes." The...

NPR Special Coverage: Democratic Debate

July 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Tonight, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. NPR presents special coverage of the Democratic debates. Ten candidates are each making the case that they should be the next president of the United States. Follow NPR's live coverage for real-time fact checks and analysis of their remarks. Watch...

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