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Week of May 27, 2013

MONDAY, MAY 27, 2013 (Listen to the archived program)
Redefining Columbia (Listen to the segment)
Donna London, Director of the
Jim Self Center on the Future, visits with Alex Rose, a senior vice president with the California-based Continental Development Corp. and chair of a recent Urban Land Institute panel on revitalizing downtown Columbia, about the transformational power of market-driven development on urban areas and the potential for our state's capitol city. Link to the Urban Land Institute South Carolina.

Cervical cancer (Listen to the segment)
Bobbi Conner speaks with Dr. Jennifer Young-Pearce, assistant professor in gynecologic oncology in the Department of OB/GYN at the Medical University of South Carolina, about cervical cancer and the HPV vaccine. Dr. Young-Pearce is a member of the cancer prevention and control group at the Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

Students saving tigers (Listen to the segment)
David Tonkyn, faculty advisor to Clemson University's Tigers4Tigers, and Sean Carnell, president of the student organization, speak about student efforts at Clemson and other colleges with tiger mascots to save endangered tigers in the wild and how you can help. Learn about Tiger Trust. Big Cat Rescue

Helping cancer survivors (Listen to the segment)
Anna Simon speaks with Dr. Julie Sliver, cancer survivor, associate professor at Harvard Medical School and co-founder of Oncology Rehab Partners, and Lori McKitrick, director of Rehab Services Eastside at Bon Secours St. Francis Health System in Greenville, about STAR certification rehabilitation programs for cancer survivors.  Cancer survivorship program at Bon Secours St. Francis.

A poet's view (Listen to the segment)
John Pursley, an English Department lecturer at Clemson University, speaks with poet Glenn Shaheen, author of Predatory and other books. Shaheen was a guest at the recent Clemson Literary Festival.

TUESDAY, MAY 28, 2013 (Listen to the archived program)
A live call-in edition on birds and other natural history topics
It's nesting season and fledglings are leaving the nests. Clemson University naturalist Patrick McMillan, host of Emmy-winning Expeditions With Patrick McMillan, and naturalist Nic McMillan, his son, speak with listeners about their bird sightings. Listeners may call in their questions on bird identification and activity as well as other natural history topics via the toll-free number 888-539-8859. 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 and Link to Carolina Bird Club Learn about Chimney Swift towers. Learn about Bat Boxes.

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29, 2013 (Listen to the archived program)
A live call-in science hour on food safety
Anna Simon speaks with Clemson University food science researchers Kay Cooksey, the Cryovac Endowed Chair, and professor Paul Dawson about their work to protect us all from food-borne illnesses. Listeners may call in on our toll-free number at 888-539-8859 with their questions on food safety as we enter the summer picnic season. Video of Paul Dawson and the five-second rule. New York Times story on Paul Dawson linking double dipping chips and dip with germs. Kay Cooksey article on paper, plastic or reusable grocery bags.

THURSDAY, MAY 30, 2013 (Listen to the archived program)
A live call-in edition on plants and gardening
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, discuss seasonal wildflowers, native plants and answer listeners' plant and gardening questions.  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). Annual Firefly Count. How to participate in the firefly count. About Congongrass. Fact sheets on cool season and warm season lawns.