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Week of February 25, 2013

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2013 (Listen to the archived program)

Challenges of growth (Listen to the segment)
Dr. Bob Becker, Director of Economic Policy and Strategy with the Clemson University Office of Economic Development, talks with Geoff Scott, Director of NOAA's Center for Coastal Environmental Health and Biomolecular Research, about South Carolina's rapid population growth and protecting the resources that make our state a desirable place to live. See U.S. Census data on South Carolina's population growth.

Weather trends (Listen to the segment)
Donna London, Director of the Jim Self Center on the Future, talks with South Carolina Climatologist Hope Mizzell about past trends and current forces that influence our weather. Link to South Carolina Climatology Office. Learn about Climate Factors that shape Rainfall in the Upstate. Link to National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center.

Your Health: Surviving a Heart Attack (Listen to the segment)
Bobbi Conner visits with Dr. Eric Powers, professor of Medicine and Director of the Acute Coronary Syndrome Center at MUSC, about the importance of speedy care for heart attack victims and a statewide system that does just that. Heart disease fact sheet. American Heart Association and Mission Lifeline. Learn about Coronary Warning Signs.

An opera performance (Listen to the segment)
Grant Jackson has the details on an upcoming opera performance of Tosca this Saturday at USC's Ira and Nancy Koger Center for the Arts in Columbia. Link to Palmetto Opera. Get details on March 2 performance of Tosca.

Mites on dogs (Listen to the segment)
Dr. Tony Holtzclaw, of Pickens Animal Hospital, has advice if your dog has mites.

"Does Your Chewing Gum Lose its Flavor on the Bedpost Overnight?"(Listen to the segment)
Clemson University music historian Mark Hosler has the story behind a silly tune that skyrocketed on the charts after Lonnie Donegan released it in 1959. Lonnie Donegan video. The Muppet Jug Band video.

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2013 (Listen to the archived program)
A live call-in edition on birds and other natural history topics
Clemson University naturalist Patrick McMillan, the host of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan, and Dr. J. Drew Lanham, Forest Wildlife Ecologist and Certified Wildlife Biologist in the Clemson University Department of Forestry and Natural Resources, take your questions on birding and other natural history topics. Listeners may call in with questions via the toll-free number 888-539-8859. More information and bird calls are available online at Birds of North America and at the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. For additional information on birds and other wildlife, visit and

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2013 (Listen to the archived program)
A live call-in hour on pet healthcare issues.
Dr. Glenn Birrenkott of the Clemson University Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences hosts Dr. Nathan Craddock of Tiger Town Animal Hospital and Dr. Tony Holtzclaw of Pickens Animal Hospital. Listeners may call in with questions about their pets' medical care, nutritional needs, or preventive treatments via the toll-free number: 888-539-8859.

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2013 (Listen to the archived program)
A technology call-in hour
A live call-in technology show with blogger Phil Yanov, founder of the GSA Technology Council and Tech after Five, and Eric Rodgers. Listeners may call toll-free at 888-539-8859 with their questions and concerns about the Web, personal digital devices and other aspects of the brave new world of technology. Tips on cleaning your computer. More tips. Tips for PC users.