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Week of September 29, 2014

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 2014 (Listen to the archived program)
Bipartisanship and Washington gridlock (Listen to the segment)
How can citizens encourage their elected representatives to break through the gridlock and bring about meaningful change? Donna London, director of the Jim Self Center on the Future, hears from former U.S. Rep. Bob Inglis, who shares his views on bipartisanship and bridging political divides.

Dropout prevention in rural states (Listen to the segment)
Marty Duckenfield speaks with education consultant Holbart Harmon about some of the reasons students drop out of school in rural areas and how educators can respond. More about dropout prevention.

Tailgate event highlights agriculture (Listen to the segment)
Bob Schuster visits with two of South Carolina's biggest boosters for agriculture, Thompson Smith from the South Carolina Farm Bureau, and Kirby Player, director of college relations for Clemson's College of Agriculture, Forestry and Life Sciences, who are hosting a tailgate event focused on agriculture before the Clemson - North Carolina State game Saturday. See details on tailgate event. Get details on the 2015 SC AgriBiz & Farm Expo coming up January 14-15.

Protecting natural places (Listen to the segment)
Peter Kent learns about the work of the East Cooper Land Trust in a conversation with Catherine Main, executive director for the trust, and landscape architect Bill Eubanks, a board member for the trust. Visit East Cooper Land Trust on Facebook.

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2014 (Listen to the archived program)
Bed bugs
Charlotte Holt visits the insectary at Clemson University with urban entomologist Dr. Eric Benson and learns about the resurgence of bed bugs. Doctoral students Margie Lehnert and Kevin Hinson discuss the latest research on these hardy creatures, and we hear about treatment and prevention options to avoid a bed bug infestation. Bed bug fact sheet. Video: check your hotel room for bed bugs. National Pest Management Association. Clemson University Entomology website, NC State Entomology website, University of Florida Entomology website, University of Tennessee Entomology website
, and Virginia Tech Department of Entomology website.

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2014 (Listen to the archived program)
Mourning Dove research and management

Willie Simmons, a small game project supervisor with the
South Carolina Department of Natural Resources, and Captain Billy Downer, with DNR law enforcement, discuss the current dove season, Mourning Dove research and management, and the recently approved 2014-15 late migratory bird seasons and regulations in South Carolina. Listene
rs may join the discussion via the toll-free number: 888-539-8859. Mourning Dove research and management in South Carolina. WMA Public Dove Fields 2014-2015. Late season migratory bird regulations set. Reducing Deer Damage at Home and on the Farm.

Find more information on three free Environmental Education State Consortium Workshops, taking place on these dates: Thursday, October 2; Tuesday, October 28; and Friday, December 5.

Garden talk with Dr. Bob Polomski

Clemson Extension horticulturist and garden writer Dr. Bob Polomski, author of Carolinas Month-by-Month Gardening (Cool Springs Press, 2014), and his guest, plant pathologist and retired Clemson Extension specialist Dr. Walker Miller, owner and operator of The Happy Berry in Six Mile, SC, help listeners solve lawn, garden and landscaping problems. Listeners may call in with questions on the toll free number 888-539-8859.  For additional gardening help call the HGIC at 888-656-9988 from 9 am - 1 pm, Monday through Friday. See Bob's other book: Carolinas Gardener's Handbook: All You Need to Know to Plan, Plant & Maintain a Carolina Garden.


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