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Commercial Construction Booming in S.C.

January 22, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Chappy McKay

If you traveled through our state over the holidays, you probably noticed a lot of commercial construction going on. It’s been a busy industry for several years now but will it continue into 2020? Mike Switzer interviews Chappy McKay, with Trident Construction in North...

Families Still Question Mother Emanuel Donations Despite State Inquiry

January 21, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston has been the focus of a SLED inquiry

Felicia Sanders held her granddaughter so tight, she feared she might suffocate the child on the church floor, as a racist gunman they had welcomed to bible study executed nine fellow parishioners one by one. Bullet casings scorched her legs. She watched helplessly as her...

The Bird in the Corner of the Porch

January 21, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Carolina wren.

The Carolina wren sometimes overnights in the shelter of a porch.

"SECURE" Retirement Changes Coming this Year

January 21, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

Last year, we mentioned that a possible new retirement law could bring some significant changes to your retirement account. And just before Christmas, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act , was signed by the president and is now law. Mike...

South Carolina Between World Wars: The Charleston Renaissance

January 20, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
"The Reserve in Summer" from the series A Carolina Rice Plantation of the Fifties, ca. 1935, By Alice Ravenel Huger Smith (American, 1876 - 1958); Watercolor on paper;

In the years after WWI, art, poetry, historic preservation, and literature flourished in Charleston, SC, and the Lowcountry during what has been called the Charleston Renaissance. Angela Mack, Executive Director & Chief Curator of the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 20, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

John Warner Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio 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.

Some SC Public Libraries Begin to Drop Fines for Late Books

January 17, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Richland Library has experienced positive feedback from both patrons and staff after going fine-free for overdue books and materials.

Patrons of the Richland Library have a reason to smile these days. A few months ago, the library stopped charging late fees for overdue books. The move is one more way the library tries to be accessible to people and remove barriers to using the facility, said Director...

Starfish Stink Horn Mushroom

January 16, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Starfish stinkhorn mushroom

This fairly common fungus is widely distributed in Australia and across many islands in the Pacific Ocean, including New Zealand. From its natural habitat it appears to have travelled to other parts of the world in garden or soil products.

NPR Special Coverage: House Speaker Pelosi Names Impeachment Managers For Senate Trial

January 15, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
U.S. Capitol building

Today at 10:00 a.m., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is announcing who will present the case for impeachment in the Senate trial. Watch the press conference live. South Carolina Public Radio will broadcast the press conference, live. Live video coverage below.

A Peek at South Carolina's New Voting Machines

January 14, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Lancaster resident Rita Huffman

Lancaster resident Rita Huffman test drives the county's new voting machines at a recent public demonstration. The new system is a two-step process that involves a return to a handheld paper ballot. Credit Scott Morgan / South Carolina Public Radio The Feb. 29 Democratic...

Chinese Mantis Egg Cases

January 14, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Chinese mantis egg case

If you find one of these egg cases, leave them in place. The mantis will emerge in spring.

South Carolina Between World Wars: Politics

January 13, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
James F. Byrnes. During his ten years in the Senate, Byrnes championed President Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal.

This week on Walter Edgar's Journal , our third program on South Carolina Between the World Wars , features Dr. Vernon Burton of Clemson University, in conversation with Walter Edgar about the politics of the period. During this time, State politics remained a politics very...

Plum Grass

January 13, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Plume grass

Saccharum is a genus of tall perennial plants of the broomsedge tribe within the grass family. The genus is widespread across tropical, subtropical, and warm temperate regions in Africa, Eurasia, Australia, the Americas, and assorted oceanic islands. Several species are...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 13, 2020 - 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.

"Surprise Gift" e-Commerce Site Launches in SC

January 10, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Allan Symonette

If you’re from the South and you’ve ever bought a surprise, little gift for a friend or family member just because, then you probably also know the term for that type of gift. Our next guest recently decided to turn that type of gift-giving into an e-commerce business. Mike...

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