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Red-Bellied Woodpecker

April 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A female Red Bellied Woodpecker.

This speices is the largest of the woodpeckers you will find in South Carolina.

How Sports Tourism Became a Major Driver of Rock Hill’s Economy

April 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Disc golf hole No. 2 at Boyd Hill Recreation Center, one of two city-managed disc golf courses.

Tourism is big business for South Carolina. The state Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism (PRT) puts annual tourism revenue at about $20 billion . One segment – sports tourism – is making up an increasing share of that. The last look the state PRT took at sports...

Living, Breathing Earth: Warshauer's First Makes Musical Case for the Planet

April 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
Meira Warshauer

For many composers, getting started on a symphony can be a serious challenge. Johannes Brahms famously spent some twenty years completing his first such work. But for South Carolina composer Meira Warshauer, inspiration was a bit easier in coming. She found it in the world...

Roots Musik Karamu Celebrates 40 Years

April 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Osei and his wife Saadeka at a Dragon Boat Race

When Osei Chandler’s wife Saadeka wanted to move from Brooklyn in 1977 closer to her home in Summerville, SC, the now reggae music show host couldn’t say no. He was smitten. “I remember the first time we met,” he said. “She was like six feet tall, with a mini skirt and afro...

2019-20 State Budget Advances with Major Increases In Education Funding

April 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Sen. Chip Campsen (R-Charleston) flanked by Gov. Henry McMaster and a bi-partisan group of State Senators

Budget Also Contains Off-Shore Oil Prohibition The S.C. General Assembly passes hundreds of bills and resolutions each year, but the most important measure enacted by the legislature is the annual State Appropriations Bill. That’s the state’s operating budget for the next...

As Last Doolittle Raider Passes, History Observes 77th Anniversary of Historic World War II Attack

April 17, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Doolittle Crew

77 years ago (April 18, 1942), 80 brave men did what had never been attempted: they flew 16 army B-25B Mitchell bombers off a U.S. aircraft carrier on their way to bomb Tokyo. The attack, which has become known to history as the Doolittle Raid, was America’s first strike...

StartUp Weekend Coming to Sumter, SC

April 17, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Brenda Golden

If there’s anything we’ve noticed over the 20 years we have been doing this show, it’s the phenomenal growth of resources available to our state’s entrepreneurial community, from mentoring to incubators to even funding. Resources like StartUp Weekend, an event that takes...

Remembering a "One of a Kind Statesman"- The Funeral of Ernest "Fritz" Hollings

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
The C The U.S. flag is placed over the casket at the completion of the funeral for former SC Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings

It was one of those rare Charleston days with no humidity, only blue skies and a slight breeze. Rare indeed, like the Charleston native being remembered as a, “one of a kind statesman”. The funeral of former South Carolina governor and six term U.S. Senator Ernest “Fritz”...

Civil Rights Movement Had its Roots in World War I

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Men of the 369th (15th N.Y.) who won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action, sailing home on The Stockholm in 1919.

As soldiers were fighting overseas during World War I, there was another battle going on back home: the battle for a better life for African Americans. Historian Janet Hudson, speaking at a recent symposium on the war presented by Lander University in Greenwood, said even...

Oscar Winner Returns to SC for High School Film Fest

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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During the most recent Academy Awards, our next guest’s company won an Oscar for their visual effects work on the movie, “First Man”. And very soon she will be returning to her home state to share her experiences with attendees of the inaugural statewide high school film...

Mexican Free-tailed Bat

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke

This species is increasingly found in South Carolina.

Education Improvement Bill Slows in the S.C. General Assembly

April 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
The South Carolina State House

State lawmakers are in the final month of this year’s legislative session with most of this year's priority bills still being debated. This week, a Senate sub-committee opted to hold until next year's session a controversial portion of the massive school improvement bill in...

Mystery on the Beach

April 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

A mix of organic materials washes up on the beach...

New CEO Ignites Growth at SC Public Company

April 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Since our next guest became the CEO of one of our large, publicly-traded companies based in the Lowcountry a little more than a year ago, he has instituted some changes that have led the company to get back on the growth track and become noticed again by investors. Mike...

The Hawk on the Roof

April 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An adult Red-Tailed Hawk

A listener encounters a Red-Tailed Hawk on the roof of a building in downtown Charleston.

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