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Leaf-footed Bugs in the Winter

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Leaf-Footed Bug

Leaf-footed bugs often over-winter as adults in South Carolina.

"C" is for Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

January 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1932 as a wintering ground for migratory waterfowl. Located in Charleston County Cape Romain stretches 22 miles along the coast between Charleston and the Santee River...

Translating A Business Can Be Challenging

January 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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In today’s multi-lingual world of commerce, many businesses are committing to translating their website and documents into the home languages of their customers and prospects. But our next guest says that there is a lot more to translating than most companies realize. Mike...

Mantis Fly

January 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Mantis Fly.

The front legs of the Mantis Fly resemble those of a Mantis.

"B" is for Brewton, Miles [ca. 1765-1769]

January 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Brewton, Miles [ca. 1765-1769]. A native Charlestonian, Brewton’s powerful family was allied to banking, enabling him to establish a career in finance and trade. Twice during the 1750s, he traveled to England to finish his education and establish commercial ties...

Social Security Payment Strategies

January 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Joy Watkins

As our population continues to age, more and more people are entering the Social Security system. But our next guest says that the big question for most people is: when is the best time to actually do so? At age 62, 65, or later? Mike Switzer interviews Joy Watkins, a...

"A" is for Asparagus

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Asparagus. Asparagus was an important cash crop in South Carolina from the 1910s until the mid-1930s.With cotton prices low and the boll weevil creeping closer, farmers in the "Ridge" counties of Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda began planting asparagus to supplement...

Rock Hill: City on the Move

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
 Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols.  On Jan. 8, 2018, Echols will complete a 20 year tenure as the City's longest serving mayor.

Doug Echols concludes his 20 year tenure as Mayor of Rock Hill, SC on Jan. 8, 2018. He is the longest serving Mayor in Rock Hill history. Attorney and former City Council member John Gettys assumes the Mayor's Office. Rock Hill is a City on the move. It is now the fifth...

Mass Violence Victimization & Resource Center

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Dean Kilpatrick about the new Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center, which is being created to provide services and resources for people affected by mass violence. Dr. Kilpatrick is the Director of the National Crime Victims...

Predictions for the 2018 Real Estate Industry

January 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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After a recent merger, our next guest now runs the third largest Coldwell Banker real estate office in the nation. Who better to talk to, to get the pulse of the home-buying business as a new year gets underway? Mike Switzer interviews Don Smith, CEO of Coldwell Banker...

Ant Lion Pits

January 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Ant lion larva (Myrmeleontidae).

The indentations around the nest of an Ant Lion larva are for trapping prey.

Transit App Launched for Charleston Busses

January 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The South is not known for being a haven for public transportation users. But our next guest’s Lowcountry bus service is succeeding with their customers by staying on the cutting edge of transit technology. Mike Switzer interviews Mike Seekings, chair of the Charleston Area...

"C" is for Chalmers, Lionel [1715-1777]

January 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Chalmers, Lionel [1715-1777]. Physician. Scientist. A native of Scotland, Chalmers was in Charleston in 1737 where he established a modest practice. In 1740 he entered into partnership with Dr. John Lining. Lining had been recording weather data for years...

Small Towns Struggle To Attract Investment

January 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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In today’s very competitive world of economic development, small and rural towns and counties often find themselves behind the eight-ball, unable to match the incentives offered by their larger counterparts to attract business investment. But our next guest says a little...

Experts Make Predictions for South Carolina's 2018 Economy

January 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
File: An information packet from last year's Economic Outlook Conference at USC.

Like the stock market, which has reached all-time highs in recent weeks, consumer confidence is high. And that same optimism is fueling the economic outlook for South Carolina for 2018. Economists Joey Von Nessen and Doug Woodward participated in a recent conference in...

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