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The Physical and Mental Demands of Being in a Marching Band

July 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Clinton J. Washington III
Meredith Rhodes

From band camp to the 14 hours of weekly practice, high schools across the state work constantly to prepare a show for football games and fall competitions. Between the practices leading up to their performances, bands across the state must do physical preparations in order...

Anhingas

July 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Anhinga.

This large bird is mostly found on the coastal plain of South Carolina.

Sister Cities: The Connection between Charleston and Freetown, Sierra Leone

July 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
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Dressed in a brightly colored, patterned dress and wearing stylishly large, black rimmed glasses, 51 year-old Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr flashes the most fantastic smile. The mayor of Freetown, Seirra Leone in West Africa has travelled more than 4,000 miles to visit Charleston and...

Finding Young Farmers to Bear the Heat and Carry the Pitchfork

July 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Connor Boulet
Hugh Weathers, the South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, in front of an emblem certifying locally sourced South Carolina produce

South Carolina's farming industry remains a stalwart economic engine. With approximately 25,000 farms over 4.9 million acres of land, the Palmetto State's agricultural community maintains its relevance in South Carolinians' day-to-day lives. In a changing world, though,...

Giving Back Opens Doors

July 17, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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We have interviewed thousands of business owners on this show over the past 20 years and a common trait among many of them is their desire to give back to their communities. It’s good for the heart and soul and it’s good for business. And our next guest is one more example...

America's "South" of the Mind, 1960–1980

July 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The Byrds pop group arrives at Schiphol airport, Amsterdam, June 23, 1970. The Byrds were one of many west-coast musical groups and solo artists to popularize music rooted in the rural South.

In his book, The South of the Mind: American Imaginings of White Southernness, 1960–1980 (2018, UGA Press), Zachary J. Lechner bridges the fields of southern studies and southern history in an effort to discern how conceptions of a tradition-bound, "timeless" South shaped...

Summer Tanager

July 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A male Summer Tanager.

The Summer Tanager migrates to South Carolina in the summer months.

Pretty Names and Eagle Killers: A Look at Invasive Plants in South Carolina's Freshwaters

July 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
L -R: Santee Cooper's Judson Riser, Casey Moorer, and Brian Lynch -- and a sampling of the invasive plants they contend with at Lake Moultrie.

South Carolina’s freshwater lakes and ponds are as vibrant as they come, full of pretty plants with pretty names like water primrose and water hyacinth. The only trouble is, these plants shouldn’t be here. They, and about two dozen other aquatic plants – some with more...

"M" is for Myrtle Beach Pavilion

July 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Credit SC Public Radio "M" is for Myrtle Beach Pavilion. Located at 812 North Ocean Boulevard in the heart of Myrtle beach, the Myrtle Beach Pavilion Amusement Park’s eleven acres of roller coaster, thrill rides, go-kart tracks, arcades, shops, and games were part of a...

The Regal Moth

July 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Regal Moth, a.k.a. Royal Walnut Moth.

This large moth is also known as the Royal Walnut moth.

How the South Carolina Film Industry Stays Relevant Against Stiff Competition

July 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Connor Boulet
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The film industry provides much needed economic impact for South Carolina, netting $61 million in revenue for the state in 2018. The revenue is generated through the South Carolina Film Commission, which provides a $15 million dollar annual subsidy to filmmakers. The...

"P" is for Potter’s Raid (April 5-21, 1865)

July 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "P" is for Potter’s Raid (April 5-21, 1865). General Edward E. Potter’s raid into the lowcountry and central South Carolina was neither massive nor particularly crucial to Union victory. In March 1865, while the rest of Sherman’s army marched into...

Eastern Dobsonfly

July 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A male Dobsonfly.

The male Dobsonfly has large mandibles used to grip the female during mating.

Jazz Musicians in Demand

July 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Mark Rapp

Mark Rapp Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but jazz is making a comeback in popularity not only across the country but here in our state, as well. Which means that jazz musicians are also becoming more in demand, which is leading to the...

South Carolina Moonwalker Recalls Historic Apollo Missions

July 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
(April 21, 1972) Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot of the Apollo 16 mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples at Station no. 1 during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity at the Descartes landing site.

A half-century ago, as the world watched in awe as Neil Armstrong took that "one small step" into history on the surface of the moon, a voice from Houston was his constant connection to humanity back on Earth. Earlier, however, as the landing craft neared its destination,...

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