Lowcountry Hurricane History

February 10, 2017

Hurricanes are an inescapable part of living in the Lowcountry of South Carolina, and our community has weathered quite a few storms over the past three centuries.  Join me for a look back at the most memorable and significant hurricanes to hit ...

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A Brief History of Benne in the Lowcountry

January 24, 2017

Benne (or sesame) seeds are a staple ingredient of many Lowcountry dishes and desserts, but when and from where did it come to Charleston?  In this episode, we’ll explore the earliest descriptions of benne cultivation and use here, and the col...

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Podcast Premiere: Invasion 1706!

January 17, 2017

I’m pleased to announce the publication of my first podcast: a digital audio version of my recent “Invasion of 1706” radio program.  You can listen to the program here on the Charleston Time Machine whenever you like, and soon you’ll be...

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Susan Strunk

January 1, 2017

Having spent her career as a librarian, Susan Strunk worked for 25 years at libraries in the suburban Chicago area before retiring as director of the Palatine Public Library in Illinois. Strunk was appointed to the Charleston County Public Library...

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Margaret Reider

January 1, 2017

An avid reader her whole life, Margaret (Peggy) Reider is lead guide at the Drayton Hall Historic Site. She joined the Charleston County Public Library Board of Trustees in 2009.

Reider's love for reading goes back to one of her very first jobs w...

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Andy Brack

January 1, 2017

Andy Brack is a communications strategist and publisher who produces two weekly publications - Charleston Currents, which focuses on good Lowcountry news, and Statehouse Report, a respected legislative and policy forecast about South Carolina. He ...

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Steven Clem

January 1, 2017

A finance and tax professional, Steven Clem, E.A. is the founder and president of the Clem Collaborative, a firm specializing in tax preparation, tax planning and financial planning for individuals, small businesses, estates and trusts. He was app...

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Maya Hollinshead

January 1, 2017

A native of North Charleston, Maya Hollinshead is a program assistant with the Medical University of South Carolina Library where she is responsible for coordinating the university's Hands of Health-South Carolina website to provide South Carolina...

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Leah Crosby

January 1, 2017

A Lowcountry native, Leah Crosby operates a consulting firm that provides professional development for K-12 teachers. She has served as a Parent Teacher Organization officer at Charleston Charter School for Math and Science and the Charleston Coun...

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Ed Fava

January 1, 2017

A retiree, E.E. (Ed) Fava served for 12 years as administrator for Charleston County Government after completing a 26-year career in the U.S. Navy. He was appointed to the Charleston County Public Library Board of Trustees in 2010.

Fava is a form...

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