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Columnar Stinkhorn

January 27, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A column stinkhorn (Clathrus columnatus).

Clathrus columnatus, commonly known as the column (or columnar) stinkhorn, has a widespread distribution, and has been found in Africa, Australasia, and the Americas. It may have been introduced to North America with exotic plants.

South Carolina Between World Wars: The Beginnings of Black Activism

January 27, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship qualification badge and campaign hat, with cigarette holder in front of painted backdrop.

Black South Carolinians, despite poverty and discrimination, began to organize and lay the basis for the civil rights movement that would occur after World War II. Dr. Bobby Donaldson of the University of South Carolina talks about the efforts by black South Carolinians to...

Burgers Lead to Success

January 24, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
hevalo and Monique Wilsondebriano

Have you ever created a recipe that your friends and family thought was so tasty that that led you to think about turning it into a business? That happened to our next guests and now their products are on the shelves of many national retailers, they’ve won a "Customer Food...

Re-pack Causes Temporary Inconvenience for Long-term Benefits

January 23, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Transmitters for SCETV and SC Public Radio.

The short interruptions that some listeners of both commercial and public radio stations have experienced to broadcasts in the past couple of months are actually the sound of progress, according to ETV Vice President of Technology and Facilities Mark Jahnke. It's a process...

Double-Crested Cormorants

January 23, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A double-crested cormorant

The double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. Its habitat is near rivers and lakes as well as in coastal areas, and is widely distributed across North America, from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska down to Florida and...

German American Business Relations Grows in S.C.

January 23, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

Each year, our next guest’s school hosts a German American business summit to facilitate the growth of our state’s relationship with one of our most significant trading partners. This year’s event is February 5th. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Shao, dean of the School of...

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.

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