Culture

"L" is for Lyttelton, William Henry (1724-1808)

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "L" is for Lyttelton, William Henry (1724-1808). Governor. Lyttelton began his career as a colonial administrator when he was appointed governor of South Carolina in 1755. He arrived in Charleston in June 1756. Lyttelton’s tenure was marked by frontier warfare with the Cherokee Indians and by political and constitutional conflicts with the Commons House of Assembly.

Fox Squirrel

By Alfred Turner

An Eastern Fox Squirrel.

A listener spots an odd looking squirrel in Santee...

Narrative: "I Could See Through My Hands"

By Laura Hunsberger

Dean Byrd and Willard Byrd, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project that collects the voice of our time. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Dean Byrd talked with his father Willard Byrd, a veteran of the Korean War. Willard had a unique role with the army. He was stationed in the Marshall Islands, where he worked as a machinist. He was also witness to something few people have seen. Here, Dean Byrd asks his dad to tell the story of seeing the first test of a Hydrogen Bomb, known as Ivy Mike, on November 1, 1952.

Our Town | Ridgeway

By Rebecca Dymock

Ridgeway Smallest Police Station

Ridgeway, S.C. is a small town located not far from the state capital. Many of the locals liken it to the beloved fictional town of Mayberry. Offering everything from high tea to charge accounts, this town exemplifies everything that is so charming about small town U.S.A.

Owl Pellets

By Alfred Turner

An owl pellet.

Owl pellets, like the one a listener found, contain the remains of the animals the owl "recycles."

The Rat Snake and the Squirrel

By Alfred Turner

A Black Rat Snake.

A listener finds a Black Rat snake making a meal of a squirrel. Rat Snakes are powerful constrictors and feed on small mammals.

1686 Violin Played in Charleston

By Aimee Crouch

Bekker and Fuller

This past spring, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra performed a concert that was accompanied by a very special, unique, and OLD violin. In fact, this violin is over 300 years old and it one of the world's most celebrated instruments. South Carolina Public Radio’s Bradley Fuller talked with Yuriy Bekker to learn more.

An Artist’s Haven

By Raven Furber

Artist Co-op

The West Main Artists Co-op is an open environment that allows artists from all over the Upstate to have a space to create. The co-op houses over 50 artists, all in different disciplines. Artists here specialize in sculpting, photography, painting, printmaking, performance, and several other types of art. The West Main Artists Co-op gives its residents the opportunity to hold exhibits and sell their work.

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