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Moths and Yucca

June 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Some hummingbird moths, so named because of their size, visit yucca flowers at night to enjoy their nectar. But the important pollinators are yucca moths. Relatively small...

Paul Wiancko Brings World Premiere, Widely-Influenced Style to Chamber Music Series

May 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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Paul Wiancko started playing cello at age five. By age eight, he had composed his first piece of music. “If you can call it a piece,” Wiancko says. “I think it was maybe a thirty-two measure little tune, mostly in C major, mostly consisting of a couple of triads. And I...

This 17-Year-Old Entrepreneur Has More Game Than You

May 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
One of Hunter Lawrence's favorite arcade games in the Monster Drop -- and not just because it's likely to sell for a bundle.

It’s loud in here. That’s unusual, given that ‘here’ is a self-storage facility. Those are usually quiet; somber, even. This afternoon, though, a riot of pulsing music, random mwa-ha-haaaas , and various sci-fi bleeps and bloops make this place sound like a really fun...

Charleston Museum Receives Upgrade

May 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Any municipal official or small business owner will tell you that having an attraction, such as a good museum, can make a significant impact upon their local economy. Which is probably why our next guest’s institution has been successful in raising money for renovations,...

Spoleto Festival Hopes to Inspire Children through Music

May 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Chamber Music musicians plays for kids at Sanders Clyde Elementary School in downtown Charleston

Chamber music and children may seem like an unusual combination. But don't tell that to Geoff Nuttall. The director of Spoleto’s Chamber Music Series works a room of fourth and fifth graders like the strings of his violin, with charisma and class. “Music has been such a...

Spoleto Backstage: Punch Brothers; Shakespeare's Globe

May 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker speaks with mandolinist and singer-songwriter Chris Thile of the progressive bluegrass group Punch Brothers about their history of performing at Spoleto Festival USA. The two also discuss Thile's experiences as host of...

S.C. Economy Surviving Economic Challenges

May 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Joey Von Nessen

So far in 2019, our state’s economy has survived recent interest rate increases, tariff increases, an extremely tight labor market with no seriously visible negative effects. How lucky will we continue to be? Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, with the Division of...

Breaking News: Mueller Statement at 11:00 a.m.

May 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NPR/SC Public Radio Special Coverage

Special counsel Robert Mueller is making a statement about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Watch his remarks at the Justice Department live.

Celebrating 100 Years of German-American Relationships

May 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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In case you weren’t aware, 100 years ago this year, the United States military established its first presence in Germany. That was, of course, as a result of World War I. Then World War II came along and we have never left. But since then, our two countries and our state...

Spoleto Backstage: I'm With Her; 1927 Theatre Company; Paul Wiancko

May 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker interviews singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz about I'm With Her, a folk trio consisting of Jarosz, Sara Watkins, and Aoife O’Donovan. Sonatas and Soundscapes host Bradley Fuller speaks with...

Trees in Flower

May 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio There are lots of trees flowering in South Carolina right now...

Spoleto Festival Kicks Off with a Call for Unity through Art

May 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Shakespeare's Globe performs at Spoleto's 2019 opening ceremony

As welcoming as the cannons and confetti, summer temperatures that would stretch into the 90s sizzled on the steps of Charleston’s city hall. The 43rd annual Spoleto Festival opening ceremonies began on cue, with bells ringing, paper fans flapping and spectators seeking...

Yuccas Are Flowering Now

May 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Right now, striking plants that are grown in many yards, and in cemeteries, and along roadsides are capturing our attention. Yuccas are tough, hardy plants that can...

Discussing Death and Taxes With Your Family

May 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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It’s been said that nothing is certain but death and taxes, and not many topics make for worse conversation starters at the holiday table, but our next guest says it makes a lot of sense to have these difficult conversations with your family sooner rather than later. Mike...

Conversations on S.C. History: The State & the New Nation - The Unification of the Slave State

May 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Dr. J. Brent Morris

(Originally broadcast 03/10/17) - In this final installment of public Conversations on South Carolina: The State and the New Nation, 1783-1828 , Dr. Brent Morris, associate professor of history and chair of the humanities at the University of South Carolina-Beaufort, talks...

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