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Bladderwort

April 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke

This carnivorous water plant traps tiny invertebrates with the bladders on its submerged leaves.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

April 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

The Increasing Value of Knowing About Open Source Software

April 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Sergio Aparicio

In the technology world, “open source” is the term given to software for which the original source code is made freely available to anyone, allowing it to be redistributed and modified. Because open source now comprises 80% – 90% of the code in a “typical” application, our...

LED Light Bulbs: A Bright Idea

April 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Linda Nunez
File photo of an L.E.D. lightbulb.

When the “light emitting diode,” or “LED” light was first developed, it was primarily used as an indicator light in lab equipment. But as the low energy consumption of LEDs was observed, and costs for manufacturing LEDs went down, the new lighting technology found its way...

Tech Industry Grows in Columbia, SC

April 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Paul Naquin

I don’t think anyone would argue that the workplace of tomorrow will continue to require new skills and new technologies such as artificial intelligence, intelligent automation, and machine learning in order to stay competitive. And that’s why our next guest says his...

Reconstruction: South Carolina and the Nation After the Civil War

April 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The first black U.S. senator and first black House members were elected by Southern states during Reconstruction.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has said, "Reconstruction is one of the most important and consequential chapters in American history. It is also among the most overlooked, misunderstood and misrepresented." Gates' new four-part television series for PBS, Reconstruction:...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

April 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

New Music Series Kicks Off with Birthday Salute to Marian McPartland

March 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Diana Krall was one of the many guests Marian McPartland welcomed to Piano Jazz over its long run.

For many years, jazz great Marian McPartland welcomed some of the biggest names in - and out of - jazz to her NPR program, Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz . March 20, on the 101st anniversary of her birth, an evening of McPartland's music inaugurated a new music series, Live...

Moore School Celebrates 100 Years

March 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Peter Brews

Peter Brews Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Business degrees continue to rank high in popularity among today’s college students, which makes our next guest optimistic about the future for his institution as it celebrates its 100th anniversary this year. Mike Switzer...

Connecting Students with Opportunities

March 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

Although South Carolina continues to receive bad press on national education rankings, our next guest says there’s more to these students than just test scores. Which is why he has created an online platform connecting students and young professionals with opportunities for...

Connecting Your Business to Your Retirement Plan

March 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Wayne Jones

Regardless of their age, the majority of business owners have this in common: their business is usually their largest investment. Which is why our next guest says he continues to be surprised at many business owners’ lack of connecting their business to their retirement...

Pondering Plastic - Wildlife, Bans and Trash

March 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Dr. John Weinstein studies microplastics at the Citadel

He weighs less than five pounds, but Zazu had big belly problems when he was rescued off the Isle of Palms coast nearly three months ago. The tiny, green sea turtle had eaten plastic, all kinds of plastic; part of a balloon, clear sheets of plastic and material from a...

Anhinga Anhinga?

March 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An Anhinga.

The scientific name of these "Water Turkeys" is Anhinga anhinga

A Journey of Rediscovery: Retracing the Route of John Lawson's 1700 Expedition in Carolina

March 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Detail of the title page of A History of Carolina presented to North Carolina in 1831 by James Madison. The book is now part of the collection of the N.C. Museum of History.

In 1700, a young man named John Lawson left London and landed in Charleston, South Carolina, hoping to make a name for himself. For reasons unknown, he soon undertook a two-month journey through the still-mysterious Carolina backcountry. His travels yielded A New Voyage to...

"B" is for Brown, William Melvin, Jr. (1934-1994)

March 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Brown, William Melvin, Jr. (1934-1994). Manufacturer. A native Charlestonian and a graduate of South Carolina State, Brown served in the Army, taught in the Charleston County schools, and was the first black insurance consultant in Charleston. In 1972 he created...

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