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Week of February 4, 2008

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South Carolina’s civil rights history.
Dr. Bob Becker, Director of the Strom Thurmond Institute on Government and Public Affairs at Clemson University talks with Phil Grose, research fellow at the Institute for Southern Studies at the University of South Carolina, author of South Carolina at the Brink: Robert McNair and the Politics of Civil Rights.

SC singer-songwriter Wanda Johnson. Roy Scott talks with blues singer Wanda Johnson who performs on February 9 at the Handlebar in Greenville, SC as part of the “Chase Away the Blues” benefit for Compass of Carolina. Wanda Johnson is one of over 40 acts scheduled to perform during the 18th Annual Southern Comfort Lowcountry Blues Bash that takes place February 8-17 in Charleston.

The National Symphony Orchestra comes to South Carolina. Glenn Hare talks with Emil de Cou, NSO Associate Conductor about the National Symphony Orchestra's 2008 American Residency in South Carolina. From February 8-16, members of the Orchestra will participate in approximately 150 education and performance activities throughout the state, including five orchestral concerts and dozens of educational and outreach events. The Orchestra performs at the Clover School District Auditorium February 9, the Peace Center in Greenville on February 10, the Brooks Center at Clemson University on February 11, at USC’s Koger Center in Columbia on February 12, and the USC Aiken Convocation Center on February 15.

Limit those liquid calories. Another healthy living tip from Dr. Ann, a health and wellness expert who takes questions from Your Day listeners on Thursday, February 7.

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A live call-in opportunity to ask about insects, spiders and other household pests.
Charlotte Holt hosts Cam Lay, assistant department head for Pesticide Regulation and Dr. Eric Benson, Clemson Extension Urban Entomologist. Listeners may call in with questions or observations via the tollfree number: 888-539-8859. For additional insect information, visit the Clemson University Entomology website.

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A live call-in hour on the striped bass situation in South Carolina waters. Mike Willis, Communications Director for the SC Department of Natural Resources will be joined by DNR fisheries biologists Scott Lamprecht, Jim Bulak and Gene Hayes to discuss the decline of the striped bass species and a plan to increase the striped bass populations on Santee-Cooper and other state lakes and reservoirs. The group will discuss the reasons for the decline and outline recommendations from the Striped Bass Stakeholder Working Group for legislation to reverse decline of the species. Listeners may call in with questions or comments via the tollfree number: 888-539-8859.

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Remembering the Orangeburg Massacre. Donna London, Director of the Jim Self Center on the Future travels to Orangeburg, SC to talk with Dr. William Hine, author and Professor of History at SC State University and with writer Jack Bass, a professor of communications at the College of Charleston and the author of The Orangeburg Massacre. SC State University will commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Orangeburg Massacre on Friday, February 8, at 11:00 a.m. in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Auditorium.

Give yourself an oil change. A live call-in segment featuring national health and wellness expert Ann Kulze, MD, author of Dr. Ann's 10-Step Diet: A Simple Plan for Permanent Weight Loss and Lifelong Vitality. Dr. Ann explains how switching to a better form of oil can be the single most powerful dietary strategy available to protect your health. Listeners may call in with questions via the toll-free number: 888-539-8859.