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529 Plans Not Just for College Anymore

May 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

Back when I was working in the financial services industry, parents and grandparents saved for children’s college costs mostly through Uniformed Gifts to Minors accounts which could be used for anything, not just college. However, the money legally belonged to the child...

Spoleto Chamber Music Composer-in-Residence Also a Performer in the Series

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Composer, double-bassist, Doug Balliett

From playing double bass, to teaching historic performance at Julliard, to writing poetry and works of music, contemporary American composer Doug Balliett stays busy. As composer-in-residence for the chamber music series of the forty-second Spoleto Festival USA, Doug is not...

Pulling Strings to Stage an Opera

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
Conductor Marco Seco

With its humorous situations, tangle of love interests, and recognizably-flawed characters, Domenico Cimarosa’s Il Matrimonio Segreto (The Secret Marriage) is an emblematic example of eighteenth-century opera buffa. A feel-good production of its day, Il Matrimonio Segreto...

Kathleen Parker Has National Reach from South Carolina

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Kathleen Parker

From her Camden home, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker can monitor the goings-on around the world by flipping through the TV news channels and keeping an eye glued to her Post, which she reads daily along with the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Parker is...

Electric Cars Making Gradual Inroads

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
An electric car

Traffic can be pretty noisy, but one component of the nation’s traffic is growing quietly. The component is the electric car. Sold by Chevrolet, Nissan, Tesla and other makers, Nissan alone has sold a quarter-million electric vehicles since 2011. Mac Martin, who sells the...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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.

Spoleto 2018 is Officially Underway

May 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg (left) kicks off Spoleto 2018.

On a day that is notoriously hot, a refreshing breeze swept down Broad Street in downtown Charleston and a forecast calling for rain seemed to have been delayed. A velvet voice welcomed the crowd with the song, "Carolina" and the bells of St. Michael's Church rang, signally...

Snakebites May Be On the Rise in South Carolina

May 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is found in South Carolina, along with other venomous species.

With the coming of warm weather, more people are getting outdoors. It’s a great idea – unless you’re bitten by a snake. The number of snakebite calls to the Palmetto Poison Center has increased the past two years, to about 200 per year. It’s probably not because more snakes...

Spoleto Backstage: The Backstage Scoop

May 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
Nigel Redden

To kick off Spoleto Festival USA , we interviewed key figures and artists about their performances before they go live. Let us take you backstage to get the inside scoop from Spoleto’s general director, Nigel Redden; the mayor of Charleston, John Tecklenburg; and the...

Ring Necked Pheasant

May 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Ring Necked Pheasant

A beautiful bird spotted in Ridgeway--is it native?

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...

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