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Week of June 20, 2011

MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2011
(Listen to the archived program)

The spiritual quality of money. (Listen to the segment)
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.

Hiking the Appalachian Trail. (Listen to the segment)
Bob McAnally finds Clemson naturalist Heyward Douglass of the Foothills Trail Conference in Blacksburg, VA, for an update on his attempt to hike the length of the Appalachian Trail.  Visit the Appalachian Trails Conservancy for more information. Follow Heyward's progress on his blog.

An author of environmental fiction. (Listen to the segment)
Roy Scott talks with SC writer Mary Alice Monroe whose latest novel The Butterfly's Daughter has won the International Book Award for Green Fiction. Ms. Monroe's next book-signing takes place from 3:00-5:00 this Thursday, June 23, at the Edisto Book Store on Edisto Island. See photos of Mary Alice Monroe on the Your Day Facebook page.

Gardening in the heat. (Listen to the segment)
Clemson Extension horticulturist Dr. Bob Polomski, author of Month-By-Month Gardening in the Carolinas, talks with Jimmy Turner, senior director of gardens at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden.

The path to the Secret Cirkus. (Listen to the segment)
Kathy Kegley visits with performance artist Tim TV of The Secret Cirkus during TEDx Greenville 2011: Inspiring our Future held at the Peace Center in downtown Greenville, SC.

TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011

(Listen to the archived program)
A live call-in hour on gardening topics.
Listeners may call in with gardening questions for plant pathologist James Blake and horticulture specialist Millie Davenport of the Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC) and Cory Tanner, Greenville County Extension Agent and Master Gardener coordinator.  Listeners may take part in the discussion via 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.


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A live call-in hour on pet healthcare issues. Dr. Glenn Birrenkott of the Clemson University Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences hosts 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.   For more information on kidney disease in cats, visit the Feline Chronic Renal Failure Information Center.  See a possible solution to canine fear of thunderstorms. Find more links to treating behavioral problems.


(Listen to the archived program)
Coordinating a cultural exchange. (Listen to the segment)
Donna London, Director of the Jim Self Center on the Future talks with Marty Duckenfield, public information director for the National Drop Out Prevention Center and with program coordinator Katalina Mayorga of the Climate Change Fellows Program, funded by the US Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and implemented by Partners of the Americas in collaboration with Partners’ chapters in Colombia, Florida, South Carolina, and Massachusetts.

Summer arrives at the State Farmers Markets. (Listen to the segment)
Clemson University professor emerita Libby Hoyle visits with David Tompkins, director of the SC State Farmers Markets at the new State Farmers Market facility in West Columbia, the largest of the three regional State Farmers Markets operated by the SC Department of Agriculture. For more information on choosing, preparing, and preserving produce, visit the Clemson Extension Home & Garden Information Center (HGIC). For up-to-date information on what's available at the regional markets, join the Harvest Society.

Cyber-infrastructure. (Listen to the segment)
Dr. Kathy Kegley of Synchora, LLC, speaks with Vice Provost James Bottum, Chief Information Officer at Clemson University about developments in computing and information technology.  An earlier conversation with CIO Jim Bottum aired on Thursday, June 16, 2011.

A sturdier cell phone. (Listen to the segment)
Eric Rodgers talks with Phil Yanov, director of the GSA Technology Council about the features of the Casio G-Zone Commando cell phone.  Rodgers and Yanov return to Your Day on Wednesday, June 29, to take calls from listeners about technology.

Happy Campers.
(Listen to the segment)
Furman University English professor and columnist Joni Tevis recalls her job as the mascot at a summer camp. Dr. Tevis has been published in Isotope, Shenandoah, Conjunctions, Pleiades, The Bellingham Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Plenty, and elsewhere. The Wet Collection, her book of lyric essays, was published by Milkweed Editions.

Shield & Storm. (Listen to the segment)
Dyana Daniels speaks with curator of education Joe Long about the exhibit Shield & Storm: 20th Anniversary of the Persian Gulf War at the SC Confederate Relic Room & Military Museum.  The exhibit ends on June 25, 2011.