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South Carolina State University: A Black Land-Grant College in Jim Crow America

April 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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Since its founding in 1896, South Carolina State University has provided vocational, undergraduate, and graduate education for generations of African Americans. Now the state’s flagship historically black university, it achieved this recognition after decades of struggling...

Sexual Assault Fought in S.C. with Education, Reporting

April 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
This T-shirt was on display during a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event

The instance of sexual assault in the United States is growing at a rate that would surprise, even alarm, many people. According to Shannon Nix, associate director of sexual assault and violence intervention and prevention at the University of South Carolina, one in four...

Flood Recovery Still Ongoing for Some Midlands Victims

April 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Four Paws Animal Clinic was almost completely submerged by flood waters following the historic rains of Oct. 4, 2015. The clinic was able recently to reopen back near its original location in Forest Acres near Columbia.

For some, the so-called “thousand-year rain” and the floods that followed it in October 2015 may seem an event long past, but many are still recovering from the storm’s devastation. For some businesses in Richland County, the after effects of the floods continue to pose...

Grass Carp

April 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Grass Carp.

These fish are a non-native species.

Who Needs an Estate Plan?

April 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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The topic of estate planning usually conjures up thoughts of wealthy people with complicated situations. But our next guest says that if you own any kind of property (a house, car, retirement plan) then you have an estate and as a result, you should also have a plan. Mike...

Festival-goers Await Repairs to Riverfront Park, Columbia Canal

April 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Flooding during October 2015 caused severe damage to both the Columbia Canal and nearby Riverfront Park, destroying the stage and performance area commonly used for River Rocks Festival and other community events. While Riverfront Park has reopened, the p

On a sunny patch of open space along the Congaree River in Columbia, the eighth annual River Rocks Festival brought hundreds of residents out last weekend to enjoy the spring weather and learn about the conservation efforts of the region’s Congaree Riverkeeper and their...

Preventing Child Abuse Has Multiple Benefits

April 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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You may be aware that April is Child Abuse Prevention Month, but what you may not know is that the cost of child abuse and neglect is estimated to be at least $1 billion in our state alone. Our next guest says that this issue is something the business community should pay...

SC Commerce Continues "Premium" Growth

April 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Bobby Hitt

According to "Area Development" magazine, our state consistently ranks as one of the top five states to do business in the nation. Maybe that’s why new business and expansion announcements seem to be released by our commerce department almost weekly. Mike Switzer interviews...

Earth Day a Reminder to Care for Land, Water, Air

April 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Aerial view of meandering tidal creeks and extensive pristine marshes in North Inlet Estuary.

Earth Day is held each April to remind people of the importance of caring for our world, according to USC Environmental Health Sciences Professor Joe Jones. He practices what he preaches, as he regularly takes his students outdoors to pick up trash that has washed into a...

Double-Crested Cormorants

April 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Cormorant fishing the Indian River Lagoon, Florida.

You may see large numbers of these birds hunting for fish this time of year.

Innovation Summit Coming to Charleston

April 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Dirk Brown

Our state’s colleges and universities continue to grow their support for our entrepreneurial community through the development of new programs, degrees, conferences and more. Our next guest’s institution has been on the forefront of this movement for quite some time. Mike...

College of Charleston Professor Works to Save Coral Reefs

April 17, 2018 - 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...

Charleston's Tourist Season is in Full Swing in the Spring

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Runners and walkers wait in line for bridge run bibs at Charleston Convention Center

You know it’s spring in Charleston when the cars are thick with yellow pollen, as well as a colorful array of out of state license plates. Porta- Potties line the streets, novice runners sport bright, new shoes and college kids seeking sun and warmth stretch out behind the...

Coyote or Red Wolf?

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A red wolf at the Land Between the Lakes recreation area in Kentucky.

A sighting by a listener raises a question of identity.

Local Prognosticator Not Concerned With Market Volatility

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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After an unusual two-year period of calm in the stock market, 2018 has seen a return to volatility. Our next guest says that as a result, he has a lot of investors asking where do we go from here. Mike Switzer interviews Doug English, a certified financial planner with ACT...

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