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Lowcountry Bridge Reopens Early

June 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Traffic backed up on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant due to closed west bound lanes of Wando Bridge

A major artery connecting coastal communities to Charleston and beyond is back open, one week earlier than expected. South Carolina Department of Transportation officials made the announcement late Thursday and reopened the west bound lanes of I-526 to traffic Saturday...

Tree of Codes Receives US Premiere at Spoleto Festival

June 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Spoleto Festival USA presents the US premiere of Liza Lim's Tree of Codes, based in part on Jonathan Safran Foer's book.

Among the featured operas of the 2018 Spoleto Festival is Tree of Codes , a 2015 work by Australian composer Liza Lim. The opera received its US premiere on May 26th at Dock Street Theatre, and is being performed there through June 7th under the direction of Ong Keng Sen...

Busy Time at SC Ports

June 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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As the economy has been improving over the past several years, our state’s ports authority has been quietly setting new records for container volume while at the same time, continuing its efforts to deepen Charleston Harbor to accommodate the bigger, new Panamax ships which...

JACK Brings Chamber Music's Cutting Edge to Charleston

May 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
JACK peforming a section of Darmstadt Kindergarten.

Coordinated playing is essential for the members of an internationally-recognized string quartet... coordinated choreography, not so much. Unless that quartet is taking on Mark Applebaum’s Darmstadt Kindergarten . Watch JACK peform Mark Applebaum's Darmstadt Kindergarten...

Clemson Research Leads to Award-Winning Device

May 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Don Medlin

It’s becoming more commonplace to hear about entrepreneurial ventures springing from our state’s research universities. And they’re getting more interesting, too. For example, through a collaboration with Clemson University’s physics and astronomy department, our next guest...

Finding Jobs for the Disabled

May 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Kimberly Tissot

Despite the workforce shortages we continue to hear about across a variety of industries, our next guest says that there are hundreds of thousands of untapped employees right here in South Carolina: people with disabilities. A group which, in South Carolina, happens to have...

Narrative: A Family Reflects on the Significance of Adoption

May 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Patty Lozon, Amanda Lozon, and Bill Lozon, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Amanda Lozon spoke with her...

Spoleto Backstage: Ranky Tanky; Colla And Sons Marionette Co.; 'Chore Monkeys'

May 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Sean Birch
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On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , trumpeter Charleton Singleton talks about the success of Gullah-inspired jazz ensemble Ranky Tanky. Sonatas and Soundscapes host Bradley Fuller meets up with Marco Ceco, the conductor of the Colla and Sons Marionette’s production of "...

529 Plans Not Just for College Anymore

May 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Back when I was working in the financial services industry, parents and grandparents saved for children’s college costs mostly through Uniformed Gifts to Minors accounts which could be used for anything, not just college. However, the money legally belonged to the child...

Spoleto Chamber Music Composer-in-Residence Also a Performer in the Series

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Composer, double-bassist, Doug Balliett

From playing double bass, to teaching historic performance at Julliard, to writing poetry and works of music, contemporary American composer Doug Balliett stays busy. As composer-in-residence for the chamber music series of the forty-second Spoleto Festival USA, Doug is not...

Pulling Strings to Stage an Opera

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
Conductor Marco Seco

With its humorous situations, tangle of love interests, and recognizably-flawed characters, Domenico Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage) is an emblematic example of eighteenth-century opera buffa. A feel-good production of its day, Il Matrimonio Segreto...

Kathleen Parker Has National Reach from South Carolina

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Kathleen Parker

From her Camden home, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker can monitor the goings-on around the world by flipping through the TV news channels and keeping an eye glued to her Post, which she reads daily along with the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Parker is...

Electric Cars Making Gradual Inroads

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
An electric car

Traffic can be pretty noisy, but one component of the nation’s traffic is growing quietly. The component is the electric car. Sold by Chevrolet, Nissan, Tesla and other makers, Nissan alone has sold a quarter-million electric vehicles since 2011. Mac Martin, who sells the...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

May 28, 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.

Spoleto 2018 is Officially Underway

May 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg (left) kicks off Spoleto 2018.

On a day that is notoriously hot, a refreshing breeze swept down Broad Street in downtown Charleston and a forecast calling for rain seemed to have been delayed. A velvet voice welcomed the crowd with the song, "Carolina" and the bells of St. Michael's Church rang, signally...

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