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Brown Snakes

February 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Dekay's snake (Storeria dekayi), aka Brown snake.

Brown Snakes are nonvenomous, and they often hibernate in piles of dead leaves.

Building Rural Economic Success

February 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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If there’s one thing our state has an abundance of, it’s small rural towns and cities. Probably the biggest challenge these communities face is: increasing, and in a lot of case, creating economic vitality. Our next guest’s locale believes they have found a winning formula...

Blue Cheese and Indian Legend Mark Two S.C. Mountain Attractions

February 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Issaqueena Falls.

The Blue Ridge Mountains of South Carolina are full of stories, both historic and legendary. The history of Clemson Blue Cheese began in Stumphouse Tunnel. The tunnel is near another popular tourist destination in Oconee County, Issaqueena Falls, named after a legendary...

Is Your Financial Plan Taking Advantage of the New Tax Law?

February 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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There are a lot of mixed opinions out there about the new tax law. Some think the new law is great and will create jobs, some say it’s a huge give away to corporations. What do financial planners think? Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a certified financial planner with...

USC Aiken Concert Showcases SC Composer's Works, Family Music-Making

February 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
SC composer Richard Maltz and his son, the Vienna-based pianist Daniel Adam Maltz

Like father, like son. SC composer Richard Maltz thrives on linking family relationships to his passion for creating music. His son, the Vienna-based pianist Daniel Adam Maltz, isn’t so different. Daniel will give the premiere performance of his father’s piano concerto on...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 5, 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.

Snowy Owls in South Carolina

February 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Snowy Owl.

Highly unusual sightings of Snowy Owls have been made in South Carolina this winter.

Gov. McMaster: 2 Killed, 116 Injured in Amtrak Collision

February 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner and Vince Kolb-Lugo
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.

Update : Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the names of the two persons killed in the collision. Amtrak engineer Michael Kempf, 54, of Savannah, GA, and Amtrak conductor, Michael Cella, 36, of Orange Park, FL, were both killed in the early morning...

Wage and Inflation Pressures Mount

February 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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According to most economists, the current low unemployment rate is reflective of what they refer to as “full employment”. Can that rate go lower? And what about the worker shortage we keep hearing about? Will that drive up wages and as a result, also finally bring back a...

"P" is for Patterson, Gladys Elizabeth Johnston [b. 1939]

February 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "P" is for Patterson, Gladys Elizabeth Johnston [b. 1939]. Legislator. Congresswoman. After graduating from Columbia College, Patterson served as a public affairs officer with the Peace Corps and with VISTA in Washington, D.C. After a brief stint on...

Richland County Rebrands With "Renaissance" Initiative

February 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Gerald Seals

Most companies will tell you that their brand, and what it stands for, is their business. Sometimes, a brand can get stale and need rebranding. This can apply to cities and counties, too, as you will soon hear from our next guest. Mike Switzer interviews Gerald Seals,...

"O" is for Orr, James Lawrence [1822-1873]

February 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"O" is for Orr, James Lawrence [1822-1873]. Congressman. Governor. After serving in the General Assembly, Orr was elected to the U.S. Congress as a States-Rights Democrat and served five terms [1849-1859]. By sentiment a Unionist, he believed that the state’s interests...

Two Years After a Historic Flood, Farmers Continue to Recover

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Adyson Ashley holds one of the birds in her flock.

In September 2015, many farmers in South Carolina were looking forward to a promising harvest. The drought that began in 2014 had subsided in time for at least one crop to flourish remarkably well: by the time October rolled in, full, glistening fields of white cotton...

The Importance of Employee Education and Motivation

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Howard and Teri Gore

Most managers will tell you how important it is to train and inspire their employees. And those managers are usually with really big companies. It’s not too often we hear about a small business that goes out of their way to do this. Which is why we thought you might want to...

Columbia Native Recalls His Time as NASA Astronaut and Agency Head

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Bolden as astronaut.

Columbia native Charles Bolden has had a remarkable career: Marine fighter pilot, commanding general in Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait, deputy commandant of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. Those distinctions are impressive enough, but he is best known for his work...

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