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Balls of Silk

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Basilica Orbweaver with Egg Sacks.

A listener in West Columbia finds silk covered "balls" hanging from a tree limb.

March for Our Lives: Moments From Across South Carolina

March 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
March for Our Lives Demonstrators in North Charleston, SC

As thousands of students, teachers and supporters gathered in the nation’s capital Saturday for the March for Our Lives rally, thousands more gathered in cities across South Carolina to join the collective voice of teens and young Americans demanding greater gun control...

Gil Goldstein on Piano Jazz

March 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Gil Goldstein

Composer and arranger Gil Goldstein came to the piano by way of the accordion, which he has rediscovered and added to the jazz lexicon. Collaborations with Jaco Pistorius and Bill Evans fostered his career and led to work with David Sanborn, Michael Franks, and Al Jarreau,...

An Archaeology of Life in Charleston

March 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Trowel at an archaeological dig.

(Originally broadcast 12/01/2017) - In Charleston: An Archaeology of Life in a Coastal Community (2016, University Press of Florida), Martha Zierden, Curator of Historical Archaeology at The Charleston Museum; and, Dr. Betsy Reitz, University of Georgia Athens, weave...

Fish Bones in the Flower Bed

March 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio Pulling weeds from a flower bed, a listener finds the vertebrae of a bony fish.

The Red Bellied Woodpecker

March 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A female Red Bellied Woodpecker.

The Red Bellied Woodpecker was first described by naturalists in the colony of Carolina. Its scientific name is Melanerpes carolinus.

State at a Standstill for Method of Executing Condemned Criminals

March 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
an electric chair

South Carolina has two methods of executing condemned criminals: lethal injection and electrocution. But because convicted prisoners are allowed to choose between them, almost all will choose lethal injection (the last electrocution in the state was in 2008). This presents...

Types of Ground Nesting Bees

March 22, 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 . The small ground nesting bees fall into several categories – mining bees, orchard bees, or digger bees are among them, and all are important pollinators. They are absolutely no threat to humans...

Two Varieties of Water Snakes

March 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio A listener finds two varieties of Northern Water Snake sunning together.

Firefighter Tries to Save Lives in the Classroom

March 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Christan Rainey working as a firefighter in North Charleston

When Christan Rainey isn't putting out flames and saving lives as a North Charleston firefighter, he's busy warning teens about the potential dangers of dating and domestic violence. The 33 year-old knows such violence all too well. His mother and four siblings were shot to...

If Spring Came but Once a Century...

March 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NatureNotes

Credit SC Public Radio Rudy shares some of Longfellow's poetry, "If Spring Came but Once a Year."

South Carolina's Weather-Torn State Parks Reopen, "Just in Time for Spring"

March 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Park Manager John Wells and Park Interpreter Stacey Jensen at the new Sesquicentennial State Park Boardwalk.

Between the autumns of 2015 and 2017, 47 of South Carolina’s state parks experienced temporary closures due to damages sustained during severe weather events, including the Floods of 2015, Hurricane Matthew, Hurricane Irma and the Pinnacle Mountain Wildfire at Table Rock...

Mosquitos are Pests, but with a Place in Nature

March 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Two thirds of the approximately 60 mosquito species in South Carolina don't bite humans.

Mosquitos are among nature’s biggest pests. Their bites itch, they’re annoying and they can carry diseases. But surprisingly, says Clemson professor Peter Adler, of the approximately 60 mosquito species that inhabit South Carolina, two-thirds of them DON’T bite humans. Some...

"A" is for Archdale, John [1642-1717]

March 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Archdale, John [1642-1717]. Proprietor. Governor. In 1664 Archdale was in New England. In 1681 he purchased a share of the Carolina Proprietorship in trust for his son Thomas Archdale. From 1683 to 1686 he served as Governor of North Carolina in the absence of...

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...

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