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"A Good Snake Day"

June 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Eastern Cottonmouth snake, agkistrodon piscivorus

A listener had an abundance of snake sightings in Francis Beidler Forest...

Upstate OEMs Face Numerous Issues -- Including an Often Underprepared Public

June 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
York County Emergency Management

Emergency management coordinators in South Carolina have a lot to think about. A lot to think about. On any given day, a normally quiet command center, like the one deep in the ground below Greenville City Hall, could fill up with representatives from a whole pile of...

Spoleto Backstage: Rob Taylor; Joe Miller; 'Salome'

June 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
Spoleto Backstage: Rob Taylor; Joe Miller; 'Salome'

On this edition of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker chats with Rob Taylor, director of Choral Activities at the College of Charleston, artistic director of the Taylor Festival Choir, and director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Singers, about his...

Suffering from the Retirement Blues?

June 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Retirement is one of biggest, if not the biggest, financial goals for most Americans. It is generally a highly anticipated event, promoted by TV commercials showing silver haired retirees enjoying safaris in Africa, dancing on beautiful beaches or playing in parks with...

Andrew Jackson: Symbol for an Age?

June 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson returned to the Oval Office, so to speak, in 2017, when President Donald Trump hung the 7th President’s portrait there. And, Jackson will return, so to speak, to Upstate South Carolina in June at Greenville Chautauqua’s History Alive festival. Jackson remains...

Moths and Yucca

June 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Some hummingbird moths, so named because of their size, visit yucca flowers at night to enjoy their nectar. But the important pollinators are yucca moths. Relatively small...

Paul Wiancko Brings World Premiere, Widely-Influenced Style to Chamber Music Series

May 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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Paul Wiancko started playing cello at age five. By age eight, he had composed his first piece of music. “If you can call it a piece,” Wiancko says. “I think it was maybe a thirty-two measure little tune, mostly in C major, mostly consisting of a couple of triads. And I...

This 17-Year-Old Entrepreneur Has More Game Than You

May 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
One of Hunter Lawrence's favorite arcade games in the Monster Drop -- and not just because it's likely to sell for a bundle.

It’s loud in here. That’s unusual, given that ‘here’ is a self-storage facility. Those are usually quiet; somber, even. This afternoon, though, a riot of pulsing music, random mwa-ha-haaaas , and various sci-fi bleeps and bloops make this place sound like a really fun...

Charleston Museum Receives Upgrade

May 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Any municipal official or small business owner will tell you that having an attraction, such as a good museum, can make a significant impact upon their local economy. Which is probably why our next guest’s institution has been successful in raising money for renovations,...

Spoleto Festival Hopes to Inspire Children through Music

May 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Chamber Music musicians plays for kids at Sanders Clyde Elementary School in downtown Charleston

Chamber music and children may seem like an unusual combination. But don't tell that to Geoff Nuttall. The director of Spoleto’s Chamber Music Series works a room of fourth and fifth graders like the strings of his violin, with charisma and class. “Music has been such a...

Spoleto Backstage: Punch Brothers; Shakespeare's Globe

May 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker speaks with mandolinist and singer-songwriter Chris Thile of the progressive bluegrass group Punch Brothers about their history of performing at Spoleto Festival USA. The two also discuss Thile's experiences as host of...

S.C. Economy Surviving Economic Challenges

May 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Joey Von Nessen

So far in 2019, our state’s economy has survived recent interest rate increases, tariff increases, an extremely tight labor market with no seriously visible negative effects. How lucky will we continue to be? Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, with the Division of...

Breaking News: Mueller Statement at 11:00 a.m.

May 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NPR/SC Public Radio Special Coverage

Special counsel Robert Mueller is making a statement about his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election. Watch his remarks at the Justice Department live.

Celebrating 100 Years of German-American Relationships

May 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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In case you weren’t aware, 100 years ago this year, the United States military established its first presence in Germany. That was, of course, as a result of World War I. Then World War II came along and we have never left. But since then, our two countries and our state...

Spoleto Backstage: I'm With Her; 1927 Theatre Company; Paul Wiancko

May 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker interviews singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz about I'm With Her, a folk trio consisting of Jarosz, Sara Watkins, and Aoife O’Donovan. Sonatas and Soundscapes host Bradley Fuller speaks with...

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