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Firefighter Tries to Save Lives in the Classroom

March 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Christan Rainey working as a firefighter in North Charleston

When Christan Rainey isn't putting out flames and saving lives as a North Charleston firefighter, he's busy warning teens about the potential dangers of dating and domestic violence. The 33 year-old knows such violence all too well. His mother and four siblings were shot to...

If Spring Came but Once a Century...

March 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio Rudy shares some of Longfellow's poetry, "If Spring Came but Once a Year."

South Carolina's Weather-Torn State Parks Reopen, "Just in Time for Spring"

March 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Park Manager John Wells and Park Interpreter Stacey Jensen at the new Sesquicentennial State Park Boardwalk.

Between the autumns of 2015 and 2017, 47 of South Carolina’s state parks experienced temporary closures due to damages sustained during severe weather events, including the Floods of 2015, Hurricane Matthew, Hurricane Irma and the Pinnacle Mountain Wildfire at Table Rock...

Mosquitos are Pests, but with a Place in Nature

March 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Two thirds of the approximately 60 mosquito species in South Carolina don't bite humans.

Mosquitos are among nature’s biggest pests. Their bites itch, they’re annoying and they can carry diseases. But surprisingly, says Clemson professor Peter Adler, of the approximately 60 mosquito species that inhabit South Carolina, two-thirds of them DON’T bite humans. Some...

Underground Bees

March 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . A student in our new master gardener training class brought a video taken on February the twelfth showing of a large number of bees flying around small holes in her yard. What we were seeing was...

Scrambled Eggs Slime Mold

March 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
"Scrambled Egg" slime mold.

The common name for this mold is pretty darned descriptive.

"W" is for Wannamaker, John Edward [1851-1935]

March 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "W" is for Wannamaker, John Edward [1851-1935]. Agriculturalist. Civic Leader. Educated at home by private tutors, Wannamaker graduated from Wofford in 1872. After college, he assumed management of his father's farming interests. Keenly interested in...

A "Ball of Feathers" on the Porch

March 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A wren asleep on the porch.

You'll often find Carolina Wrens "hiding" in the corner of porches.

Helping Women Succeed in Hospitality

March 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

After working as the director of events for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival for seven years, our next guest discovered that what she really wanted to do was help women succeed in the hospitality industry. As a result, last year she launched a workshop that drew over 200...

"U" is for the United Presbyterian Church

March 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

U" is for the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. The denomination was formed in 1958 with the union of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America and the United Presbyterian Church in North America. Long-established lowcountry black congregations were...

The Pearly Wood-Nymph

March 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Eudryas brevipennis, Pearly Wood-Nymph.

A listener spots a moth on her porch, and it's not one that's often seen, though it lives throughout the state.

Women’s Pioneering Tennis Tournament Celebrates 45 Years in SC's Lowcountry

March 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

Spring is in the air and that means a lot of outdoor sporting events will soon be bringing an economic force to our state. Big golf tournaments in Augusta, Hilton Head, and Charlotte, for example. But first up is one of the premier tournaments in women’s professional tennis...

"T" is for Television

March 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "T" is for Television. The first snowy black and white images on South Carolina television screens were broadcast by a Charlotte, North Carolina station. It was not until 1952 that six South Carolina stations received their FCC television broadcast...

A "Crazy Bug"

March 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Backswimmer (Family Notonectidae)

South Carolina has two, very similar "water bugs," the Water Boatman and the Backswimmer, both found in fresh water.

Cyber Thieves Targeting Smaller Companies

March 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Kimico Myers

While we often hear news about large companies and even governments getting their computer systems hacked, our next guest says that, in fact, small and medium-size companies are more likely to be targets for cyber thieves because these businesses tend to not invest in the...

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