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Excerpt #2 from USC's Economic Outlook Conference

December 20, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference . Today's excerpt comes from Joey von Nessen, a research economist with the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, and their...

Bowfin

December 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A bowfin skull.

The bowfin is the only remaining representative of a kind of fish once plentiful in eons past.

The Amazing Liver

December 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Don Rockey about the essential functions of the liver, and the supporting role it plays for other organs in the body. Dr. Don Rockey is a Gastroenterologist & Hepatologist and Chairman of the Department of Medicine at MUSC.

Excerpt #1 from USC's Economic Outlook Conference

December 19, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference . Today's excerpt comes from Joey von Nessen, a research economist with the University of South Carolina's Moore School of Business, and their...

West Columbia Man Brings the Spirit of Christmas Alive as Santa Claus

December 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Arthur Erskine of West Columbia and friend.

Most men don’t frequent beauty parlors, but Arthur “Cotton” Erskine of West Columbia visits his every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas to prepare his hair and long beard for a role he’s portrayed for years: Santa Claus. “Santa Cotton,” as he is known, becomes the Jolly...

The Golden Silk Orb Weaver is Long Lived

December 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A male Golden Silk Orb Weaver (top) is a lot smaller than a female .

This spider is becoming more and more common across the state.

Historic Marker Helps Uncover Military History Buried at Columbia Cemetery

December 18, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
An historic marker honoring the 371st Infantry now stands at Childs Cemetery in Columbia.

For those who love military history, the date September 28, now carries an additional significance. It’s the date Cpl. Freddie Stowers was killed in battle. Stowers was an Anderson County native and a member of the 371st Infantry Regiment, the first African-American unit to...

South Carolina Looks Back on an Active Hurricane Season

December 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
A satellite view of Hurricane irma on September 5, 2017.

Last month, the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season finally came to a close. From June 1 to Nov. 30, South Carolinians were encouraged by SCEMD and other state agencies to be on high alert, especially after the severe storm impacts the state received during the 2015 and 2016...

South Carolina's Population Passes the 5 Million Mark

December 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
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Next week state officials expect the U.S. Census Bureau to officially estimate that the state’s population has passed the five million mark. In fact, they believe the state reached that milestone back on June 8th. Officials estimate that the state is growing by 157 people a...

Brazilian Free-Tailed Bat

December 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Brazillian Free-Tailed Bat (Tadarida brasiliensis mexicanus)

A listener finds a bat in the office (!) and wonders what species it was. The tail gives it away.

German Coatings Company Growing and Investing in Charleston

December 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Our next guest’s Germany-based company has been so successful with their only US manufacturing operations being located in our state, that they recently opened a brand new $30 million R&D facility and production plant. Mike Switzer interviews Fabian Grimm, the US...

Yellow Rat Snake

December 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Yellow Rat Snake

This species of rat snake is typical on the coastal plain of South Carolina.

Upstate Business Has Gone to the Dogs

December 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Many of us around the country find ourselves on our sofas glued to the TV on Thanksgiving. OK maybe it’s because we can’t move after stuffing on stuffing, but let’s face it, the National Dog Show is fascinating! (You probably thought I was going to mention the parade or...

Broad-headed Skink

December 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Broad-Headed Skink

Among the creatures a listener had captured on film was a Broad-Headed Skink.

Holiday Shopping Season Looks to be Best in a Decade

December 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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USC Retail Department Chair Mark Rosenbaum is excited by this year’s holiday shopping season. A decade after the great recession that started in 2008, he said retail sales in the state and nation are back to 2007 levels. The stock market’s record highs are just in time for...

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