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Preparing for Retirement with a 5-Step Program

July 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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It’s probably safe to say that most everyone looks forward to retiring someday. But when that day comes, how will you know for sure that you are ready? Our next guest says the answer involves successfully accomplishing five critical steps first. Mike Switzer interviews...

Cottonmouth Snake on the Savannah River

July 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Eastern Cottonmouth snake, agkistrodon piscivorus

A listener makes an unusual snake sighting...

"They Stole Him Out of Jail" - Willie Earle, South Carolina’s Last Lynching Victim

July 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Willi Earle

Willie Earle is shown in a police mug shot from a prior arrest, was taken from the jail and lynched by a group of whites in 1947. Credit Greenville Police Dept Before daybreak on February 17, 1947, twenty-four-year-old Willie Earle, an African American man arrested for the...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Jay Inslee, Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders

July 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Sean Birch
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Leading up to the 2020 election, South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes. On this edition for the week of July 4, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us to...

Lowcountry Diver Remembers Recovering Apollo 8

July 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
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Bob Coggin was just back from serving in Vietnam as a diver in an underwater demolition team when he got his next assignment from the Navy: train to possibly recover Apollo 8. The first manned spacecraft to leave the earth's atmosphere and orbit the moon would soon splash...

Lowcountry Rug Dealer Believes in Afghanistan

July 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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We continue to be amazed at the unlikely economic links we discover between our state and other countries around the world. The latest involves a Lowcountry rug dealer and his attempts to build the same industry in Afghanistan. Mike Switzer interviews Rob Leahy, owner of...

There's South Carolina Gold in Them Thar Rockets

July 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Forgive yourself if you can’t pronounce “polybenzimidizole,” much less know what it’s used for. But if you ever went to the moon, you were sure glad to have it on your skin. Familiarly, polybenzimidizole goes by the much more vocally friendly name of PBI. It’s a twill-like...

South Carolinian Recalls His Time as NASA Astronaut, Administrator

July 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Bolden as astronaut.

Charles F. Bolden, Jr. Credit NASA Columbia native Charles Bolden has had a remarkable career: Marine fighter pilot, commanding general in Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait, deputy commandant of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. Those distinctions are impressive enough...

Chasing the Moon

July 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The Apollo 11 crewmen, still under a 21-day quarantine, are greeted by their wives.

Apollo 16 astronaut Charles Duke joins documentary producer/director Robert Stone to talk with Walter Edgar about the Space Race of the 1960s, and about making the documentary Chasing the Moon. Chasing the Moon , the upcoming American Experience documentary (premieres July...

SC Business Update from Andy Owens

July 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Andy Owens 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 Andy Owens, managing editor of SCBizNews , the company that publishes the Columbia...

Debate on School Improvement Bill to Continue in 2020

June 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Thousands of South Carolina public school teachers descended on the Statehouse on May 1, 2019

With this year’s session of the state legislature now officially over, lawmakers are already turning their attention to next year’s session, and like this year the top priority will be passage of a massive School Improvement Bill.

The Challenges of the Opioid Crisis Continue

June 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Kenneth Perry

The opioid crisis may not be in the news as much as last year, but our next guest says significant challenges remain in our state for not only affected individuals, but physicians and our workforce, as well. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Kenneth Perry, an emergency room...

Ring Necked Pheasant

June 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Ring Necked Pheasant

This Eurasian bird has been widely introduced to this country as a game bird.

Mayors Gather to Protect Beaches

June 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Nicole Elko

As with most any coastal state, South Carolina has a vibrant, multi-billion dollar tourism industry that brings a lot of value and importance to our beaches. That’s why, a few years ago, the mayors and administrators of these beach communities came together to form a...

Mystery Feather

June 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Red Tailed Hawk

Listener's in Georgetown find a feather from a Red Tailed Hawk.

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