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The Quaker and the Gamecock: Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter, and the Revolutionary War in the South

December 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Nathanael Greene, Thomas Sumter

As the newly appointed commander of the Southern Continental Army in December 1780, Nathanael Greene quickly realized victory would not only require defeating the British Army, but also subduing the region's brutal civil war. "The division among the people is much greater...

Flu Shots Help South Carolinians Have a Healthier Winter

December 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Flu season runs approximately from October to May, so it's in full swing, with more cases being reported as the weather gets colder. Health agencies statewide are urging people to get their flu shots. One reason some people don't, according to DHEC's Dr. Theresa Foo, is an...

Charleston Artist Honors Our Nation's Veterans

December 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
"Bunker" depicts homeless veteran Dennis of California as if he is surrounded by gunfire.

Charleston artist Mary Whyte secretly scoured the country painting portraits for seven years as part of her latest project, "We the People". Her ambition is as extraordinary as her subjects; our nation's veterans. "I really believe our truest Americans really are our...

Is "Free" Stock Trading Really Free?

December 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Since 1975, when the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) deregulated stockbroker commissions, rates have been falling. And recently, several major discount brokerage firms have announced completely free stock trading. But our next guest says that, as always, you...

Limpkin

December 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Limpkin

The limpkin (Aramus guarauna), also called carrao, courlan, and crying bird, is the only extant species in the genus Aramus and the family Aramidae. It is found mostly in wetlands in warm parts of the Americas, from Florida to northern Argentina. It feeds on molluscs, with...

Dealing With Workplace Stress and Depression

November 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Dennis Gillan

A big responsibility for business owners, managers, and supervisors is employee relations. And part of that can be helping employees deal with stress and depression in the workplace. Our next guest says that many employers and employees don’t realize that there is a...

Origins of the Carolina-Clemson Rivalry: Why are These Two Great Schools at Odds?

November 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Linda Nunez
University of South Carolina football team of 1896.

Every fall, fans of the University of South Carolina and Clemson University square up and begin preparing for one of the oldest rivalry games in southeast college football. For some, it means a bit of good old-fashioned ribbing and jokes that cast the other team in a not-so...

"To Fear or Not to Fear" New Stock Market Market Highs

November 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The stock market’s recent all-time highs could have some investors seeing warning signs while others could be seeing a green light to invest more. How do we determine if new stock market highs should be feared or embraced? Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a certified...

Chinese Mantis Egg Case

November 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Chinese mantis egg case

A listener finds something in the hedges that looks like a "brown marshmellow."

South Carolina ETV announces promotions for radio leadership

November 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio
SC Public Radio

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced promotions for the leadership of its radio network – South Carolina Public Radio (SC Public Radio). Sean Birch has been named director of programming and operations, and John Gasque is now the network’s news...

Dawson's Fall

November 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Roxana Robinson

Roxana Robinson Credit Beowulf Sheehan/Post and Courier Books In Dawson’s Fall (2019, MacMillan), a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinson’s great-grandparents, the author tells a story of America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston...

SC Business Update from Alan Cooper

November 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Alan Cooper

Alan Cooper Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina...

Children's Home Benefiting From Ice Cream Venture

November 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Our next guest’s farm in the Midlands began making ice cream in the 1930’s using a government subsidy of peanut butter along with fresh cream from the farm. But until last year, that frozen treat was available only to the farm’s residents and to churches across the state...

Planarian Flatworms

November 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Land Planarian

Geoplanidae is a family of flatworms known commonly as land planarians or land flatworms. These flatworms are mainly predators of other invertebrates, which they hunt, attack and capture using physical force and the adhesive and digestive properties of their mucus. They...

Upstate Entrepreneurs Launch Farm-toTable Enterprise

November 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The last time we interviewed our next guest, she was expanding her entrepreneurial horizon from Greenville, SC to the small hamlet of Travelers Rest with an additional location of her bicycle-friendly bed and breakfast venture, the Swamp Rabbit Inn . Now she has partnered...

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