Alfred Turner

Journalist Robert Cox and the Newspaper Published Dangerous Truths

January 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Robert Cox (with Maria Hinojosa, WGBH, Boston)

The Buenos Aires Herald ceased publication in July of 2017, almost 141 years after its founding. The paper became famous, however, only in the latter part of the 20th century, for exposing the forced disappearances of Argentinians during the 1976-83 military dictatorship...

Small Towns Struggle To Attract Investment

January 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

In today’s very competitive world of economic development, small and rural towns and counties often find themselves behind the eight-ball, unable to match the incentives offered by their larger counterparts to attract business investment. But our next guest says a little...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

The Importance of Using Locally Sourced Plants

December 9, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. When thinking about adding native plants to our yards, the Ladybird Johnson Wildlife Society and the US Forestry Department both encourage us to find locally sourced plants...

Hall of Fame Auctioneer Has Caused "Fights," Seen Families Heal in 40-Year Career

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Chris Pracht (right) during his 2017 induction into the National Auctioneers Association Hall  of Fame.

Nationally-known auctioneer Chris Pracht of Anderson has run auctions in more than 30 states and three countries over his four-decade career. His reputation among his peers is such that he was elected to the National Auctioneer’s Association Hall of Fame, one of only four...

A Slender Predator

November 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A thread-legged bug.

Some families of thread-legged bugs are predators.

Red Maples

November 15, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The University of Georgia publication Pollination: Plants for Year-round Bee Forage begins its list of chronologically arranged pollinator-friendly plants with red maple, Acer rubrum . Red maples...

College of Charleston Professor Works to Save Coral Reefs

November 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Coral polyps on Molasses Reef, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

People picture coral reefs as bursting with color and teeming with a variety of undersea life, which many are. But their number is shrinking, says College of Charleston biologist Phil Dustan, because they are hyper-sensitive to temperature changes, and climate change is...

Plants for Year-Round Bee Forage

November 13, 2017 - Posted in Making it Grow by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . As much fun as it is to plant showy annuals and herbaceous perennials to attract pollinators, a more sustainable path is to add woody plants to our landscapes that will...

"A" is for Ashmore, Harry Scott [1916-1998]

November 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "A" is for Ashmore, Harry Scott [1916-1998]. Author. Editor. Pulitzer Prize Winner. A Clemson graduate, Ashmore went to work for the Greenville Piedmont and Greenville News. His reporting earned him a Nieman Fellowship and a position with the...

"E" is for English, Alexander [b. 1954]

November 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

"E" is for English, Alexander [b. 1954]. Basketball player. A graduate of Dreher High School in Columbia, English play college basketball for the University of South Carolina and became the 4th USC player to have his jersey [#22] retired. In the National Basketball...

"C" is for Cattle ranching

November 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "C" is for Cattle ranching. Cow pens, cattle drives, and open-range herding—typically associated with the American West—were important features of the agricultural landscape of colonial South Carolina. British settlers brought husbandry traditions to...

"W" is for Wellford

October 31, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "W" is for Wellford [Spartanburg County; population 2,030] Located in west-central Spartanburg County between the North and Middle Tyger Rivers, Wellford was once part of the hunting grounds of the Cherokee Nation. For most of the 19th century the...

Camel Crickets

October 31, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A male camel cricket.

Camel crickets and closely related cave crickets belong to a large group of insects. They are found throughout the world with over 100 different kinds found in the United States and Canada.

"S" is for Salley, Alexander Samuel [1871-1961]

October 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "S" is for Salley, Alexander Samuel [1871-1961]. Historian. A Citadel graduate, Salley developed a fascination for local historical records. From that time forward, he wrote continuously on South Carolina topics, producing countless articles and over...

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