MONDAY, JULY 21, 2014 (Listen to the archived program)
Economic development and the connected village (Listen to the segment)
Donna London, director of the Jim Self Center on the Future, speaks with Jason Broadwater, founder of A Day Remus and author of Old Town New World, about urbanization, Main Street development and the concept of connected villages.
Celebrating Charles Townes (Listen to the segment)
Will Hall speaks with Rachel Haynie, author of First You Explore: The Story of the Young Charles Townes, from the University of South Carolina Press, about Dr. Charles H. Townes, the Nobel Prize-winning South Carolina scientist who developed the laser and turns 99 on July 28. Watch a video clip of Townes receiving his medal at the 1964 Nobel Prize Award Ceremony. Photo of the statue of Dr. Charles H. Townes in downtown Greenville, his hometown. Information on 99th birthday celebration for Dr. Charles Townes.
Tigers for Tigers (Listen to the segment)
The National Tigers for Tigers Coalition mobilizes students at colleges across the country who are connecting the dots between their affinity for Tiger mascots and the plight of tigers in the wild. We hear from Sean Carnell and Carrah Lingo, both former Clemson Tigers for Tigers presidents now with the national coalition, and David Tonkyn, the Clemson group's faculty advisor. Clemson creative inquiry students helped launch the national coalition, which isn't limited to schools with Tiger mascots and includes a University of South Carolina group. Link to Big Cat Rescue Fact Sheet on the Big Cats and Public Safety Protection Act (HR 1998/S 1381.) Link to Big Cat Rescue tips for contacting legislators.
Helping in Haiti (Listen to the segment)
Clemson Extension horticulturist and garden writer Dr. Bob Polomski learns about a Clemson connection helping people meet agricultural challenges in Haiti. Learn about Partners in Agriculture and CFFL, an Agricultural Sciences program at a vocational school in Corporant, Haiti.
TUESDAY, JULY 22, 2014 (Listen to the archived program)
A pre-produced edition on birds and other natural history topics
Dr. J. Drew Lanham, Forest Wildlife Ecologist and Certified Wildlife Biologist in the Clemson University School of Agricultural, Forest and Environmental Sciences, hosts today's noon-hour edition. We begin with a discussion between Drew and Joel Greenberg, author of A Feathered River Across the Sky- the Passenger Pigeons Flight to Extinction. Then, we hear a selection of off-air calls. Drew answers questions on the American Woodcock (also known as the Timber Doodle), he explains what Allo feeding is, and he teaches us about the Pileated Woodpecker. More information and birdcalls are available online at Birds of North America and at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For additional information on birds and other wildlife, visit eBird.org and eNature.com. Link to BirdCast for real time migration information. List of bird identification apps for your mobile devices.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 23, 2014 (Listen to the archived program)
Your pet's health
Dr. Glenn Birrenkott of the Clemson University Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences and his guests, Dr. Nathan Craddock of Tiger Town Animal Hospital and Dr. Tony Holtzclaw, with Blue Ridge Animal Hospital in Greer and Dr. House Claw, a mobile veterinary service, answer your questions on pet health and behavior. Listeners may call in with questions via the toll-free number: 888-539-8859. Learn about heartworms and prevention from the American Heartworm Society.
THURSDAY, JULY 24, 2014 (Listen to the archived program)
Tech talk live
Join our tech team, Eric Rogers, director of Clemson Broadcast Productions, and blogger Phil Yanov, founder and president of Tech After Five, for a live and lively discussion of computers, cameras and all the other electronic and digital technology in our lives. Listeners may call our toll-free line with their technology questions: 888-539-8859.