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Underground Bees

March 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . A student in our new master gardener training class brought a video taken on February the twelfth showing of a large number of bees flying around small holes in her yard. What we were seeing was...

Scrambled Eggs Slime Mold

March 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
"Scrambled Egg" slime mold.

The common name for this mold is pretty darned descriptive.

"W" is for Wannamaker, John Edward [1851-1935]

March 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "W" is for Wannamaker, John Edward [1851-1935]. Agriculturalist. Civic Leader. Educated at home by private tutors, Wannamaker graduated from Wofford in 1872. After college, he assumed management of his father's farming interests. Keenly interested in...

A "Ball of Feathers" on the Porch

March 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A wren asleep on the porch.

You'll often find Carolina Wrens "hiding" in the corner of porches.

Helping Women Succeed in Hospitality

March 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

After working as the director of events for the Charleston Wine + Food Festival for seven years, our next guest discovered that what she really wanted to do was help women succeed in the hospitality industry. As a result, last year she launched a workshop that drew over 200...

"U" is for the United Presbyterian Church

March 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

U" is for the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. The denomination was formed in 1958 with the union of the Presbyterian Church in the United States of America and the United Presbyterian Church in North America. Long-established lowcountry black congregations were...

The Pearly Wood-Nymph

March 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Eudryas brevipennis, Pearly Wood-Nymph.

A listener spots a moth on her porch, and it's not one that's often seen, though it lives throughout the state.

Women’s Pioneering Tennis Tournament Celebrates 45 Years in SC's Lowcountry

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

Spring is in the air and that means a lot of outdoor sporting events will soon be bringing an economic force to our state. Big golf tournaments in Augusta, Hilton Head, and Charlotte, for example. But first up is one of the premier tournaments in women’s professional tennis...

"T" is for Television

March 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "T" is for Television. The first snowy black and white images on South Carolina television screens were broadcast by a Charlotte, North Carolina station. It was not until 1952 that six South Carolina stations received their FCC television broadcast...

A "Crazy Bug"

March 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Backswimmer (Family Notonectidae)

South Carolina has two, very similar "water bugs," the Water Boatman and the Backswimmer, both found in fresh water.

Cyber Thieves Targeting Smaller Companies

March 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Kimico Myers

While we often hear news about large companies and even governments getting their computer systems hacked, our next guest says that, in fact, small and medium-size companies are more likely to be targets for cyber thieves because these businesses tend to not invest in the...

Narrative: Remembering Marian McPartland as a Mentor and Friend

March 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Alicia Keys with Marian McPartland in 2003

This edition of Narrative features an interview by Christian McBride , host of NPR’s Jazz Night in America . He had a conversation with South Carolina Public Radio’s own Shari Hutchinson , who produced Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz for more than 25 years. This year, March...

"S" is for St. John's Berkeley Parish

March 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

Credit SC Public Radio "S" is for St. John's Berkeley Parish. One of the ten original parishes created in 1706, the parish of St. John's Berkeley stretched northwestward from the upper reaches of the Cooper River to the Santee River through modern Berkeley and Orangeburg...

A Dolphin Vertebra?

March 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio A listener finds vertebra on the beach on the Isle of Palms...

Women's Financial Skills Still Lacking

March 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Stephanie Vokral

As you may be aware, March is Women’s History Month. Even with all the economic progress women have made over the last 100 years, our next guest says she is still surprised to see how many women are unprepared financially when a crisis hits, like divorce. Mike Switzer...

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