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Oconee Bells

April 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Oconee Bell Flower - Devils Fork State Park.

The Oconee Bell is a rare flower of the southern Appalachians found only in a few locations in the mountains of North Carolina, South Carolina and Georgia in moist wooded areas along streams.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

April 9, 2018 - 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 is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

They Fought in an Unpopular War; 50 Years Later, Vietnam Vets Finally Hear “Thank You”

April 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
During the ceremony, this army-green colored box sat on the steps of the state house. Below, Veteran Affairs Director Howard Metcalf shares the significance of the box.

The last American troops withdrew from South Vietnam in 1975. On March 29, the 50th anniversary of this historic event coincided with the first National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Vietnam War Veterans Day is a new holiday, established when President Trump signed the Vietnam...

Oyster Conservation Launches New Business

April 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Casey Davidson

As coastal populations increase, a greater strain is put on the marine ecosystem which can cause more habitat and species to be lost each year because of poor water quality. But our next guest says that if we just had more oysters out there, their toxin-filtering ability...

"R" is for Russell’s Magazine (1857-1860)

April 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio “R” is for Russell’s Magazine (1857-1860). Russell’s Magazine was the last of the southern antebellum literary magazines and arguably the best. It was the magazine for the professional middle class—doctors, lawyers, and college faculty. Paul Hamilton...

The Great Leopard Moth Caterpillar

April 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The Great Leopard Moth.

This moth is unusual in that it over-winters as a caterpillar.

New Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program Begins in SC

April 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

Agriculture is big business in our state and our next guest’s state agency wants to make it even bigger. That’s why they’ve launched a brand new entrepreneurship program. Mike Switzer interviews Jack Shuler, executive director of the Agribusiness Center for Research and...

"P" is for Port Royal, Battle of (November 7, 1861)

April 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio “P” is for Port Royal, Battle of (November 7, 1861). On November 7th a Union naval squadron including seventeen warships and thirty-five transports (with 1,300 soldiers aboard) entered Port Royal Sound. The warships bombarded Fort Walker on Hilton...

A Cache of Mystery Bones

April 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio A listener finds two animal skulls and skeleton and turns to Rudy for help identifying.

50 Years Later, Congressman Clyburn Reflects on King’s Visits to South Carolina

April 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking in Kingstree, SC, May 8, 1966.

On July 30, 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in South Carolina. He had tea at Septima Clark’s house in Charleston and later that day spoke at a meeting at the old county hall building on King Street. It would be his last visit to the Palmetto state. Nine months later,...

Celebrating SC's Cultural and Ethnic Diversity

April 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Raj Aluri

You are probably already aware that we live in a diverse, multicultural state. And once a year, businesses, organizations, and individuals come together in the Midlands to celebrate the music, culture, food and performing arts of the various cultures, nationalities, races...

Royal Paulownia

April 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Royal Paulownia blossoms.

These trees come from China, but, have been used as ornamentals in the South U. S. for many years.

Has the Investment Tide Turned Toward High Risk?

April 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

One day this past February, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 1500 points and has seen some fairly volatile days since then. Our next guest says he believes this is a sign that after many years of growth, the tide has turned and that there currently exists much...

"M' is for Mill Schools

April 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

“M” is for Mill Schools. Textile mill executives surrounded their mills with villages and most provided schools to educate the children of mill workers. The mill school was a reflection of the individual community and run with little interference or oversight by the state...

They Aren't Ant Hills...

April 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
The excavated soil and entrance hole to a Mining Bee's nest.

The Mining Bee is solitary, but builds nests in "colonies."

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