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Week of May 17, 2010

MONDAY, MAY 17, 2010
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The spiritual quality of money. Dr. Bob Becker, director of the Strom Thurmond Institute on Government and Public Affairs, talks with Dr. Holley Hewitt Ulbrich, an Alumna Professor Emerita of Economics at Clemson University and Senior Fellow at the Strom Thurmond Institute about the book Our Money, Our Values: Building a Just and Sustainable World that she has co-authored with Clemson University Sociology Professor Catherine Mobley.

Must-have iPad Apps. Eric Rodgers learns about some of the best new applications available for the Apple iPad when he speaks with Phil Yanov, founder of the GSA Technology Council and president of Thinkhammer.

Art and structures of Riverbanks Zoo. Clemson University Extension horticulturist Dr. Bob Polomski explores the unique structures and artwork located throughout Riverbanks Zoo with Melodie Scott Leach, director of Habitat Horticulture at Riverbanks Zoo & Garden in Columbia. Watch the video.

Native American flute music. Roy Scott catches up with cultural arts educator and performing artist Hawk Hurst about Mystic Serenade, a collection of Native American Flute Music, and The Story of the First Flute, a children's book based on an Ancient Cherokee legend.  Hawk Hurst will be at Blue Bicycle Books for a signing of The Story of the First Flute on May 22 from 11 AM to 1 PM.

TUESDAY, MAY 18, 2010
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A live call-in hour on gardening topics. Listeners may call in with gardening questions for plant pathologist James Blake and horticulture specialists Millie Davenport and Janet Scott of the Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC).  Phone in with questions about gardens, lawns and landscape plantings via the tollfree number 888-539-8859.

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A live call-in hour on digital cameras and photography. Eric Rodgers hosts Internet expert and blogger Phil Yanov, founder  of the GSA Technology Council and president of Thinkhammer.  Listeners can call in via the toll-free number 888-539-8859 to ask questions about digital photography equipment and technique, digital darkroom editing technologies, photo management, storage and sharing utilities.  They'll also take any questions that you might have about the Internet, computers, digital devices and related topics in consumer electronics.

THURSDAY, MAY 20, 2010
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Keeping business local. Donna London, Director of the Jim Self Center on the Future speaks with Michelle Long, Executive Director of the Business Alliance for Local Living Economies about the value of local businesses to their communities. The 8th Annual BALLE Business Conference takes place May 21-23 in Charleston.

Older Americans Month. Dyana Daniels talks with Mary Katherine Dombek, a doctoral graduate student in the Department of Physical Education at the University of South Carolina, Mary Ann Kluge, the Associate Professor of Health Sciences at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, and Linda Glick, author of Yes I Can and participant in the Rocky Mountain Senior Games, about the connections beween physical activity and aging. Visit the website of the Capitol Senior Center in Columbia for information on celebrating Older Americans Month.

The Research and Education Center at Congaree National Park. Clemson University naturalist Patrick McMillan, the host of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan speaks with Theresa Thom, Research Ecologist at the Old-Growth Bottomland Forest Research and Education Center at Congaree National Park, and learns about some of the upcoming events at the park including the Butterfly Count that will take place on June 26th.

In Gaza's Berry Fields. South Carolina Poet Laureate Marjory Wentworth recites her poem In Gaza's Berry Fields about the suffering of women and children during war.

Shipyard Shindig. The Heart of Oak Benefit will present the "Shipyard Shindig" on Saturday May 22nd from 11 AM to 4 PM at the Hobcaw Shipyard, a National Register of Historic Places property.  The event is free and open to the public.  The event will give the public a glimpse of a historic shipbuidling archeological site dating back to the 1700s.  Festival attendees will be able to walk along the entire site and take tours aboard the tall ship Spirit of South CarolinaMore information is available at the Mount Pleasant Land Conservancy website.