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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

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...


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...

Origins of the Carolina-Clemson Rivalry: Why are These Two Great Schools at Odds?

November 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Linda Nunez
University of South Carolina football team of 1896.

Every fall, fans of the University of South Carolina and Clemson University square up and begin preparing for one of the oldest rivalry games in southeast college football. For some, it means a bit of good old-fashioned ribbing and jokes that cast the other team in a not-so...

"To Fear or Not to Fear" New Stock Market Market Highs

November 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The stock market’s recent all-time highs could have some investors seeing warning signs while others could be seeing a green light to invest more. How do we determine if new stock market highs should be feared or embraced? Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a certified...

Chinese Mantis Egg Case

November 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Chinese mantis egg case

A listener finds something in the hedges that looks like a "brown marshmellow."

South Carolina ETV announces promotions for radio leadership

November 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio
SC Public Radio

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced promotions for the leadership of its radio network – South Carolina Public Radio (SC Public Radio). Sean Birch has been named director of programming and operations, and John Gasque is now the network’s news...

SC Business Update from Alan Cooper

November 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Alan Cooper

Alan Cooper 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 Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina...

A Quarter Century for Murder and an Ex-Prosecutor's Change of Heart

October 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan

Update, Sept. 28, 2020: The state officially pardoned Doug O'Neal on Sept. 17, 2020. Doug O'Neal spent 24 years in prison for the murder of a woman police still can't identify. But the evidence against him was so questionable that even the man who helped put him away says...

South Carolina Public Radio wins five first-place awards

October 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio
SC Public Radio awards

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Public Radio (SCPR) this weekend received five first-place awards – four from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) and one from the Associated Press (AP). Those two organizations hosted a joint convention...

Preserving South Carolina's Endangered Sacred Spaces

October 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Balcony seating originally designed for enslaved persons attending services at Trinity Episcopal Church, Abbeville, SC

For almost 30 years, Preservation South Carolina has been dedicated to preserving and protecting the historic and irreplaceable architectural heritage of South Carolina. Executive Director Michael Bedenbaugh and board member join Walter Edgar to talk about some of their...

South Carolina State Fair Celebrates 150 Years of Fun, Fellowship and Tradition

October 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The South Carolina State Fair celebrates its 150th birthday this year.

"The question this year was 'when you hear the words, the South Carolina State Fair, what comes to mind?' And they said 'When we think of the fair we think of family, we think of tradition and we think of fun.' And that's really what we’re about." -- State Fair Executive...