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Walter Scott's Family Hopes Officer Sentencing Sends a Message

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Judy Scott holds a picture of her son Walter

It was a rare sentencing following a string of officer involved, racially charged killings across the nation. Thursday, a federal judge gave former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager 20 years behind bars for killing an unarmed man as he fled a 2015 traffic stop...

"D" is for Doby, Lawrence Edward.

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "D" is for Doby, Lawrence Edward.

A Pleistociene Era Sloth in South Carolina

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Giant ground sloths, relatives of the living South American tree sloths, lived across much of North America.

A listener finds the fossilized bones of a giant ground sloth.

Can Chatbots Connect You to City Government?

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
North Charleston uses chatbot for customer service

Bratton Riley has a true appreciation of city workers, whether they're picking up our trash or keeping us safe. The 44 year-old has had a bird's eye view as the son of former Charleston City Mayor Joe Riley. But he knows not everyone shares that appreciation. Dealing with...

S.C. Rich in Small Business Resources

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Gregg White

Starting and running a small business takes a lot of work. And in many cases, a lot of assistance. Fortunately, there are several organizations in our state that can help a small business and our next guest runs one that also supports two more. Mike Switzer interviews Gregg...

This Caterpillar Stings!

December 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Puss caterpillar.

The caterpillar of the Southern Flannel Moth, the Puss caterpillar has bristles that sting.

Co-work Expanding in Greenville

December 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Each month, our next guest’s company brings in top marketers from national and international brands such as The Ritz Carlton, Southwest Airlines, and Chick-fil-A to speak to his customers in an intimate setting about the strategies they use to push their brands beyond their...

"C" is for Central, SC

December 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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"C" is for Central, SC.

Carolina Mantis Egg Case

December 6, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A female Carolina Mantis.

Why would some stink bugs be interested...?

Helping High School Students Succeed in the Real World

December 6, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Despite the best efforts of parents and teachers, sometimes high school students need a little extra help to be best prepared to succeed in college and/or the workplace. Oftentimes, outside organizations can provide that guidance and assistance. Our next guest runs one of...

Christmas Tree Farmers Work Throughout the Year to Make December Green

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Christmas tree farmer Mike McCartha  shakes the debris from a tree before wrapping it up for the trip to his customer's home.

Mike McCartha and Bryan Price are tow two men who essentially make their entire year's livings in one month. They're Christmas tree farmers. It takes year-round to grow Christmas trees and successfully market them. Growers like McCartha and Price say they like seeing...

Hall of Fame Auctioneer Has Caused "Fights," Seen Families Heal in 40-Year Career

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Chris Pracht (right) during his 2017 induction into the National Auctioneers Association Hall  of Fame.

Nationally-known auctioneer Chris Pracht of Anderson has run auctions in more than 30 states and three countries over his four-decade career. His reputation among his peers is such that he was elected to the National Auctioneer’s Association Hall of Fame, one of only four...

Remembering Chief Justice Ernest Finney

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Chief Justice Ernest A. Finney, Jr.

Justice Ernest A. Finney, Jr. , South Carolina's first Africa-American chief justice, has died Sunday, December 3, 2017. He was 86. Finney was one of just a handful of black lawyers in the state when he graduated from the South Carolina State College School of Law in 1954...

"A" is for Ashwood Plantation

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Ashwood Plantation.

Fishbones by the Lake

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio A listener hiking alongside Lake Moultrie finds a skeleton...

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