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Big Golf Celebrates Golden Anniversary at Hilton Head

March 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Most people are aware that golf is big business in South Carolina. But you may not know that our state’s premiere men’s professional golf tournament is celebrating its 50th anniversary in just twelve more days. Mike Switzer interviews Steve Wilmot, tournament director for...

A Red Bellied Snake in the Backyard

March 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Red Bellied Snake.

These small snakes are pretty common in backyards.

"L" is for Lynch, Patrick Nelson (1817-1882)

March 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio “L” is for Lynch, Patrick Nelson (1817-1882). Clergyman, diplomat. Lynch was born in Ireland. His family immigrated to South Carolina in 1819 and settled in Cheraw. Bishop John England educated Lynch in his boys’ academy in Charleston and then sent...

"This Old House" Rehabs Classic Charleston Home

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
This house on Hassel Street in Charleston got a makeover for the popular PBS program "This Old House."

The popular series "This Old House" has been a fixture on PBS since 1980. It has filmed in many locations across the country, and now it has come to South Carolina. The show recently shot the renovation of a classic single-wide home in Charleston for broadcast beginning...

Narrative: "It Was Like We Hit Lightning in a Bottle"

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Hippie Torrales in his early days as a DJ in New Jersey.

This edition of Narrative features an interview with Columbia resident Hippie Torrales , who came of age in New Jersey with the dream of becoming a professional DJ. By age 20 he was mainstay of the New Jersey club scene, opening one of the biggest clubs of the era, Zanzibar...

How Will New Tax Law Affect HSA's?

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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By now, most people have a basic understanding about the new tax law and how it’ll impact their 2018 tax returns. But one area that hasn’t gotten as much attention in local or national news is the new law’s possible effect on Health Savings Accounts. Our next guest says the...

Balls of Silk

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Basilica Orbweaver with Egg Sacks.

A listener in West Columbia finds silk covered "balls" hanging from a tree limb.

Research about Depression during Medical Education & Training

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Connie Guille about research related to depression during medical education and medical training. Dr. Guille is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC and she was the lead researcher on...

March for Our Lives: Moments From Across South Carolina

March 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
March for Our Lives Demonstrators in North Charleston, SC

As thousands of students, teachers and supporters gathered in the nation’s capital Saturday for the March for Our Lives rally, thousands more gathered in cities across South Carolina to join the collective voice of teens and young Americans demanding greater gun control...

Gil Goldstein on Piano Jazz

March 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Gil Goldstein

Composer and arranger Gil Goldstein came to the piano by way of the accordion, which he has rediscovered and added to the jazz lexicon. Collaborations with Jaco Pistorius and Bill Evans fostered his career and led to work with David Sanborn, Michael Franks, and Al Jarreau,...

An Archaeology of Life in Charleston

March 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Trowel at an archaeological dig.

(Originally broadcast 12/01/2017) - In Charleston: An Archaeology of Life in a Coastal Community (2016, University Press of Florida), Martha Zierden, Curator of Historical Archaeology at The Charleston Museum; and, Dr. Betsy Reitz, University of Georgia Athens, weave...

Fish Bones in the Flower Bed

March 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio Pulling weeds from a flower bed, a listener finds the vertebrae of a bony fish.

The Red Bellied Woodpecker

March 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A female Red Bellied Woodpecker.

The Red Bellied Woodpecker was first described by naturalists in the colony of Carolina. Its scientific name is Melanerpes carolinus.

State at a Standstill for Method of Executing Condemned Criminals

March 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
an electric chair

South Carolina has two methods of executing condemned criminals: lethal injection and electrocution. But because convicted prisoners are allowed to choose between them, almost all will choose lethal injection (the last electrocution in the state was in 2008). This presents...

Two Varieties of Water Snakes

March 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio A listener finds two varieties of Northern Water Snake sunning together.

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