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Week of April 14, 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 14, 2014 (Listen to the archived program)
Climate change
(Listen to the segment)
Donna London, director of the Jim Self Center on the Future, speaks with mathematical statistician Dr. Robert Lund, a professor of Mathematical Sciences at Clemson University, about climate change. Dr. Lund on climate change by the numbers.

Kidney transplants (Listen to the segment)
Bobbi Conner has an update on kidney transplants using live donors from Dr. Prabhakar Baliga, professor of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina and Chief of the Division of Transplant Surgery at MUSC. What is a kidney transplant? Tips for healthy living from the American Kidney Fund. MUSC Video on kidney transplants.

Big horse show, big arena (Listen to the segment)
Anna Simon visits the T. Ed Garrison Arena in Pendleton, where we learn about the facility's regional draw from arena director Charles Williams and get a preview of the JD Massey Classic Horse Show, which starts this Wednesday, from Dan Shirley, show manager for the Massey Classic that is the largest event held at the arena each year. Calendar of events at the T. Ed Garrison Arena.

The poetry of Craig Morgan Teicher (Listen to the segment)
Jillian Weise
, award-winning poet, author and assistant professor of creative writing at Clemson University, chats with poet, critic and freelance writer Craig Morgan Teicher about poetry, prose, rejection slips and other facets of the writing life. Craig Morgan Teicher reading one of his poems, The Prince of Rivers.

TUESDAY, APRIL 15, 2014 (Listen to the archived program)
Bug Talk

Carpenter bees, paper wasps and other pesky creatures that hunkered down over the winter are on the move again. Learn how to discourage unwanted insect visitors as our host
Charlotte Holt talks with Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson Extension Urban Entomologist in the Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences, and Dr. Tim Davis, an invasive species specialist with the Clemson Extension Service, about the fascinating and sometimes bothersome world of bugs. Listeners may call in with insect-related questions via the toll-free number: 888-539-8859. Additional insect information is available at the Clemson Entomology websiteeXtension website. Link to the Clemson Home & Garden Information Center. Fact sheet on less toxic pesticides. Fact sheet on fire ants in the home lawn. Fact sheet on fire ants in the vegetable garden. Fact sheet on paper wasps. Fact sheet on cockroach control. Fact sheet on pantry pests.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16, 2014 (Listen to the archived program)
How conservation happens: A family adventure
This science and research edition with host Peter Kent features husband and wife team Rob Baldwin, a conservation biologist and associate professor in Clemson University's School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences, and Betty Baldwin, an associate professor in Clemson's Department of Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management, who traveled with their children down the spine of the Appalachians from Quebec to Alabama to hike and explore working conservation projects along the way. How conservation happens video with Rob Baldwin about his book.

THURSDAY, APRIL 17, 2014 (Listen to the archived program)
Spring wildflowers and native plants
This live call-in gardening conversation led by Dr. Lisa Wagner, Director of Education at the South Carolina Botanical Garden, and Clemson University Botany Professor Tim Spira, author of Wildflowers and Plant Communities of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and Piedmont: A Naturalist's Guide to the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, focuses on South Carolina wildflowers and gardening with native plants. Listeners are invited to call in with their gardening questions on our toll-free number, 888-539-8859.  Learn more at the Clemson Home and Garden Information Center. View the calendar of events at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Read Lisa's Natural Gardening blog. Link to A Guide to the Wildflowers of South Carolina (University of South Carolina Press). Link to Name That Plant website. Link to South Carolina Native Plant Society.

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