MONDAY, JULY 28, 2014 (Listen to the archived program)
Meet Clemson's 15th president (Listen to the segment)
Donna London, director of the Jim Self Center on the Future, visits with Clemson University's 15th President Jim Clements to hear about his first six months in office, future plans and his role as a state and national leader in the business of higher education.
Stroke prevention (Listen to the segment)
Bobbi Conner learns how to prevent a stroke from Dr. William Moran, the McKnight Professor of Aging Research and the Director of the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the Medical University of South Carolina. Know the symptoms and risk factors of stroke. Healthy living habits to prevent stroke.
Monarch butterflies (Listen to the segment)
Naturalist and educator Lisa Wagner with the South Carolina Botanical Garden discusses the plight of the Monarch Butterfly and tells us how planting milkweed in our yards and gardens can help these beautiful winged creatures survive. Link to Monarch Watch. Link to Xerces Society. Monarch migration map.
A Southern novel about family, love and international adoption (Listen to the segment)
Anna Simon talks with South Carolina author John Warley, whose latest novel, A Southern Girl, is the first release from Pat Conroy's Story River Books, a new fiction imprint at the University of South Carolina Press. His novel about family, love and international adoption takes the reader from a Korean village to Charleston's South of Broad neighborhood and was inspired by the adoption of Warley's own Korean daughter.
TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014
We go on location with Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson Extension Urban Entomologist in the Department of Entomology, Soils, and Plant Sciences, and professional pest control operator Jonathan Sargent to learn what is involved in an annual inspection; head to the Roper Mountain Science Center in Greenville, where instructor Tim Nafziger explains the difference between moths and butterflies; and rejoin Dr. Benson, Charlotte Holt and Dr. Tim Davis, an invasive species specialist with the Clemson Extension Service, as they answer listeners' questions. Additional insect information is available at the Clemson Entomology website. eXtension website. Link to the Clemson Home & Garden Information Center. Termites and treatment. Roper Mountain Second Saturday events. Roper Mountain Friday Planetarium shows.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014
Biofuels, biorenewable polymers, research and education
Anna Simon's guests on this science and research edition are Dr. Mark Thies, the Dow Chemical Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at Clemson University, and Chuck Conrad, an environmental science teacher at D.W. Daniel High School in Central. Dr. Thies and his students are doing National Science Foundation supported research to develop a way to turn a by-product of paper mill production into a clean-burning biofuel. They also work with Conrad and his students to encourage interest in university-level energy sustainability research. Listeners may join the conversation on our toll free line at 888-539-8859.
THURSDAY JULY 31, 2014
A gardening hour
Is your garden surviving summer's double-whammy of insects and heat? Naturalist and garden educator Dr. Lisa Wagner, South Carolina Botanical Garden manager John Bodiford and his colleague, landscape manager Kathy Bridges, will address your lawn, landscaping and gardening concerns. Listeners may call in toll free at 888-539-8859. Learn more at the Clemson Home and Garden Information Center. View the calendar of events at the South Carolina Botanical Garden. Summer gardening tips.