Alfred Turner

Using Kaolin Clay

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Kaolin clay is a nuisance in garden soil; unlike red clay, it’s basically inert, low in electrical charges that hold nutrients and water, and is even more gluey and sticky if you can image that. However, it has a several uses for commercial growers and home gardeners.

Black South Carolinian Soldiers in World War I

By Alfred Turner

Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship qualification badge and campaign hat, with cigarette holder in front of painted backdrop.

(Originally broadcast 02/23/18) - Upon the United States' entrance into World War I, President Woodrow Wilson told the nation that the war was being fought to "make the world safe for democracy." For many African-American South Carolinians, the chance to fight in this war was a way to prove their citizenship, in hopes of changing things for the better at home. Dr. Janet Hudson from the University of South Carolina joins Dr. Edgar for a public Conversation on South Carolina History, World War I: Black South Carolinian Soldiers.

Nonprofits Can Be Entrepreneurs, Too

By Alfred Turner

Tomas Mendez

As our population continues to age, the members of this aging population are more and more demanding to finish living out their lives at home rather than in an institution.  Two years ago, our next guest’s nonprofit organization noticed this trend and decided to respond with an entrepreneurial venture.

Developing a Company’s "Human" Resource

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logo

Among all the resources a company has, probably the most crucial to their success is also often the biggest: their human resource.  Our next guest says that the human resource can also be the most challenging to develop. Jean Meeks-Koch is CEO of Positively People, in Mount Pleasant, SC.

Using Beautyberry in Floral Arrangements

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I'm Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. For many years Ruthie Lacey and I decorated for parties. I was charged with bringing stuff you couldn't order, things gathered from the wild that added more variety and interest to arrangements that also contained typical florist flowers.

A "Mermaid's Bracelet"

By Alfred Turner

A tube from a polychaete worm, most likely a Plumed Worm, Diopatra cuprea.

A family finds an object in a tidal pool which one of the children dubs a "mermaid's bracelet." It's actually a tube extending from a Plumed Worm, or Diopatra cuprea, beneath the sand.

Many Employees Need Help Understanding Healthcare Insurance

By Alfred Turner

Lynn Bailey

Lynn Bailey Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio As the healthcare insurance industry continues to evolve, our next guest says that patients are more and more in need of help in understanding their plan benefits.  And employers are recognizing this, as well she says, with many large corporations now hiring “health advocates” to not only help employees navigate the company’s health benefits plans but to also help th

"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.

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