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Money Raised for Charleston's New International African American Museum

August 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
A picture of what the International African American Museum is expected to look like

The Charleston Maritime Museum was packed Thursday with a who’s who of community leaders, as well as local and state dignitaries. Former, long time Charleston City Mayor Joe Riley could barely contain his excitement as he stepped up to the podium. “Today we’ve asked all of...

Beyond Four Walls: Library Uses New Dispensers to Promote Reading, Community Engagement

August 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Richland Library's Tony Tallent displays a newly-dispensed short story from one of three new short story dispensers at the library's main branch in downtown Columbia.

During its recent Learn Freely Fest, Richland Library launched newly-acquired short story dispensers for the public to try. The sleek, black and organge device allows people to select a one, three or five minute story to print. Richland Library is one of only four libraries...

Williams-Brice Stadium Gears Up for Its First Big Concert in Years

August 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Beyonce superfan Merrell Johnson in studio.

August 21 will bring the first concert in five years to Columbia’s Williams-Brice Stadium when Beyoncé and Jay-Z make a stop on their On the Run II Tour . For Columbia local and Beyoncé superfan Merrell Johnson, this is an especially big event. “I’ve been a fan of hers...

South Carolina Offers More Than 400 License Tags

August 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
License plate design with MZWendy

Most, if not all, states offer a variety of license tags for automobiles. South Carolina offers more than 400, many to support causes or organizations, from colleges to gold star families, or wildlife and habitats, from trees to turkeys and elk. Some are offered out of...

65 Years After Korean War Armistice, Remains of 55 Soldiers Are Repatriated

July 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
A snapshot of South Carolina's missing and unaccounted for soldiers from Korean War.

Over 100 soldiers from South Carolina are still missing and unaccounted for, from the Korean War. July 27 marks the 65th anniversary of the armistice that ended the war. The war started in June of 1950 and over the span of three years, more than 36,000 American soldiers...

"It Will Stabilize Them in Their Communities:" Law Clinic Helps Most Vulnerable Veterans

July 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Clyde Gore, Jr. is director of the new legal clinic. He said the work done at the clinic can make a big change in the life of a veteran.

The Department of Veterans Affairs has identified legal services as one of the most significant unmet needs of homeless and poor veterans. The University of South Carolina's School of Law recently opened a free, veterans legal clinic to address this demand. The clinic is...

Experts Say Nurse Practitioner Law to Benefit Underserved Communities

July 25, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by Tabitha Safdi
Nurse practitioner Kelli Garber consults with a patient through telehealth at C.E. Murray High School in Williamsburg County.

A new law that went into effect July 1 drastically changed the way advanced practice nurses can provide care in South Carolina. Senate Bill 345, which Gov. Henry McMaster signed into law earlier this year, eliminated the 45-mile limit for advanced practice nurses (APRNs) to...

Preserving History: The Olympia Mill Village Museum Opens September 28

July 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Clayton Sears
A four-year journey: Jake and Sherry Jaco inside the Olympia Mill school during the construction phase of the museum

Columbia has a rich history of being a cotton/textile mill town. The Olympia and Granby Mills are located just outside of the downtown area, next to the Congaree river. Like many places in Columbia, this historic area is growing. The Olympia-Granby Historical Foundation was...

The Future of Crab Bank; A Coastal Bird Sanctuary

July 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Guests aboard a Coastal Expedition cruise look out at the Charleston Harbor and a passing cargo ship

Chris Crolley of Coastal Expeditions gives a tour of Shem Creek and what's left of bird sanctuary Crab Bank Credit David Quick Chris Crolley wears a long, grey, shirt only those who work in the sun instinctively know to wear. His blue eyes reflect some of the button-up’s...

After-School Nutrition Program Reaches Rural Communities

July 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by John Lewis
Students at Hopkins Elementary School gather for after-school nutrition class taught by DHEC nutrition educators through telehealth.

Dozens of students participate in an after-school program at Hopkins Elementary School in rural Richland County. After most of their classmates have gone home for the day, these kids go to the library. Plates, pasta shells, and measuring cups are scattered across the tables...

Snoring: An "Ill Wind" Anywhere

July 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Sleeping older man

Snoring can ruin the sleep of millions of South Carolinians, and it doesn’t do the snorer any good, either. Sleep expert Dr. Robert Puchalski says vibrations in the throat cause snoring, and by the passing of air through a tight space in the upper airway, in the way that...

Rare Film of First African-American Professional Golfer Sheds Light on Pre-Civil Rights Era

July 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
hoto from the University of South Carolina's Motion Image Research Collection.

At the University of South Carolina, the Moving Image Research Collection has established a reputation as one of the top film archives in the country. Curator Greg Wilsbacher says Newsfilm Collections at USC has received some notable donations over the years— including...

Electronic Medical Records Critical for Telehealth

July 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by John Lewis
Michael Haschker leads discussion at the sixth annual Telehealth Summit of South Carolina in Columbia.

As technology changes the way patients and health care providers see each other, it’s also changing how our doctors document our health records. More practices in South Carolina are using telehealth equipment, allowing clinicians to connect to patients through video. The...

Craft Beer Industry Growing Rapidly in South Carolina

July 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Clay Sears
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Small scale brewing operations like River Rat and Hunter Gatherer in Columbia are representative of the growing craft beer industry in South Carolina and nationwide. For this story we spoke with Kevin Varner, founder of Hunter Gatherer Brewing, about the laws he helped pass...

Remembering Friendship Nine Member James Wells

July 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Friendship Nine member James Wells

57 years ago, nine young African-American students of Friendship Junior College in Rock Hill were arrested for attempting to desegregate the all-white lunch counter at the McCrory's variety store. One of those students was James Wells. He died Sunday, July 8th in his...

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