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"I Heard a Bird Sing in the Dark of December..."

December 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
White-throated sparrow

"...a magical thing and sweet to remember." - Oliver Herford . Rudy suggests which bird one might hear this time of year in South Carolina.

Historic Amount of Improvement to Interstates Over the Past 10 Years, But Much More is Needed

December 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Sign for I-385/I-85 interchange

South Carolina’s Interstate Highway system is its’ economic lifeblood. But the state’s dramatic growth, and too many years of too little state funding find the system clogged with congestion in urban areas, and in desperate need of repairs in many rural areas. Over the past...

Organic Farming on the Rise

December 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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You probably wouldn’t be surprised to learn that the number of farms in our region have been been declining for the past several years. However, you might not realize that the number of organic farms has been increasing exponentially. Mike Switzer interviews Matt Kneece,...

Upstate Staffing Company Earns Accolades

December 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The second-largest commercial staffing company in the Southeast was recently recognized as the fastest growing large company in our state by SC Biz News as well as a 2019 “Best Place to Work” for the 7th year in a row by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce . Mike Switzer...

Robin Flocks

December 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An American robin

A listener finds a huge flock of American robins in her yard...

The Female Mind at Work

December 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Our next guest says that women don’t think, manage, reason, negotiate, or make decisions like men do. However, she adds that women don’t do these things better than men, they simply do them differently. Which is why she decided to start a new magazine and online resource...

Wheel Bug

December 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A wheel bug

The wheel bug (Arilus cristatus) is a species of large assassin bug in the family Reduviidae (literally, "hangnail"). The species is one of the largest terrestrial true bugs in North America, reaching up to 1.5 inches (38 mm) in length in their adult stage.

Expungements, Housing, and Finding Work in South Carolina

December 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
man placing file in trash

You did something when you were younger. Something kind of stupid that got you busted, way way back when you were a different person. And now you can't seem to find a decent place to live or a decent job because of an arrest – not even a conviction! – that's still stuck on...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

December 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Southern Cricket Frog

December 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Southern Cricket Frog

The southern cricket frog or southeastern cricket frog (Acris gryllus) is a small hylid frog native to the Southeastern United States.

Flu Shots Help South Carolinians Have a Healthier Winter

December 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
injection

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...

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