SC Public Radio

Why Does the Turtle Cross the Road?

May 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
It's common for female turtles to cross roadways during the spring and summer months while searching for nesting grounds.

Now that summer is approaching, it’s a common occurrence to see turtles crawling across roadways in South Carolina (and many other states). Ever wondered why that is? In honor of World Turtle Day , I spoke with Cris Hagen, Director of Animal Management at the Turtle...

Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

May 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

It's been three years since Carter and Jack Hanson were featured on CBS news for their rare friendship with a World War II veteran who served aboard the USS Yorktown. That's when the network set up a surprise meeting on the ship just outside of Charleston. They had gotten...

Introducing Spoleto Backstage

May 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Sean Birch
Spoleto Backstage podcast graphic

Spoleto Backstage is a new short-run podcast taking you behind the curtain to meet the artists and people who make things happen at Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston. In this teaser episode, host Jeanette Guinn introduces you to the show and previews what you can expect...

FEMA Grants Still Helping Repair Flood-damaged Sewers

May 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
A freshly buried sewer line parallels Gills Creek in Forest Acres.

The aftermath of the October 2015 flood continues to occupy the business of many people and agencies in South Carolina, such as the East Richland County Public Service District (ERCPSD), which operates the sewer system for a section of the county heavily damaged by the...

Barbara Cook on Piano Jazz

May 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Barbara Cook at the 120th Anniversary of Carnegie Hall gala, MOMA, New York City. (April 12th 2011)

This week Piano Jazz remembers Barbara Cook (1927 – August 8, 2017), the Tony and Grammy Award-winning lyric soprano who was a favorite of audiences around the world. She was a star on Broadway as an ingénue and became a staple of the New York cabaret scene in the later...

The Dwarf Crested Iris

May 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . One of the native irises that I found listed in the AC Moore Herbarium’s SC Plant Atlas is Iris cristata – dwarf crested iris. The Herbarium map shows its having been...

Planning Grocery Stores

May 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
David Beitz

When we last interviewed our next guest, he and his partner had just started a geographics company. Since then, they discovered a need for a specialized version of their data in the grocery industry. Mike Switzer interviews David Beitz with Beitz and Daigh in Columbia, SC.

Lowcountry Bridge Will Remain Closed Four More Weeks

May 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Trucks rerouted with ramp to I-526 west bound closed from Long Point Road in Mount Pleasant coming from the Wando Terminal

It’s about four inches wide, 1,000 feet long and it shut down a critical, bridge in the Lowcountry Monday after it snapped. Now state transportation officials say it will take four weeks to repair the steel cable, one of eight, that connects the concrete segments of the...

Brewing Up Profits in Florence, SC

May 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Travis Knowles

With certain changes in our state’s beer industry laws over the past few years, more and more former home-brewers are venturing out and starting full-fledged breweries. And the latest that we have learned about is a partnership between five such individuals in the Pee Dee...

The Upside of Filmmaking in SC

May 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Emily and Chris White

For the past several years, our next guests have been working in the trenches of our state’s independent film industry and they say they continue to be amazed how few people are aware of South Carolina’s film incentives that exist to spur the growth of this sector of our...

The Tulip Tree

May 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Tulip Tree in flower.

One common name for this tree is "Tulip Poplar." However, it is not in the poplar family, but in the magnolia.

Mobile Business Class Helps Military Spouses Gain, Maintain Employment

May 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Starting a Mobile Business for Military Spouses class at Fort Jackson.

One of the ways the Small Business Administration (SBA) provides assistance to small businesses is through education. SBA provides free individual face-to-face, and internet counseling for small businesses, and low-cost training to nascent entrepreneurs and established...

Bluegrass Music is a South Carolina Tradition

May 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The mandolin is a central of many Bluegrass groups.

Bluegrass music has always been popular in South Carolina, but Willie Wells thinks it’s about to break out to a new, mass popularity. Every Friday night, Wells holds a bluegrass jam at his store, Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor. Fans and musicians enjoy a performance...

Adult Children and Your Money

May 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

While our next guest agrees that the number one uncomfortable topic for discussion with our children is the “birds and the bees”, he says a close second is talking to your adult children about money. Which is why he brought with him today some tips on this topic. Mike...

What We Know About the SC National Guard Deployment to Mexican Border

May 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Governor Henry McMaster

A month ago, Gov. Henry McMaster offered to send SC National Guard troops to Texas to help fight illegal immigration along the Mexican border. Friday, the Governor officially announced one Army National Guard helicopter and approximately nine Soldiers and crew will leave...

Pages