Friday, April 25, 2008

Dirty secret

Fluoridation’s dirty little secret

If the benefits to teeth from fluoridated water are hard to find, the damage done to teeth by fluoridated water is easy to see – literally.

Conservation hotlist

Enviromental related bills in the House and Senate provided by the Conservation Voters of South Carolina

High Unemployment

High Unemployment and High Inflation

"Why is this recession different from almost all other recessions?" asked Herbert Barchoff. The economist, a former president of the Council of Economic Advisers, answered his own question: "This is not only the usual cyclical recession, but also a structural recession."

Tubman Documentary

Local documentary hopes to rewrite South Carolina history

I remember learning about Harriet Tubman from my elementary school history textbook. I was taught that she was a slave that had escaped and became a “Conductor” for the Underground Railroad freeing thousands of slaves. The whole book dedicated maybe two paragraphs to her.

A Novel

"The English American: A Novel"
by Alison Larkin
(Simon and Schuster, $24)

Review by Ealish Waddell

Records for sale!

Details on the Greater Columbia Record Fair

Thursday, April 24, 2008

My Media Mix

New to DVD...First up we have two of my favorite movies of last year released for home-based consumption on DVD and Blu-ray. Before the Devil Knows You're Dead and Juno.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Two Nights of Art

Details on Artista Vista

Mixed bag

Mixed review so far for this year’s legislature

SC Statehouse Report

Call us cynical, but there’s little to be impressed with this year for results from the General Assembly. 

Pointless Sanction

Boycotting an Athlete’s Future

By Judit Trunkos

It’s been widely reported that protesters and some world leaders have called for a boycott of the Olympics in China.

Vocal Booth

Greetings!!! Hope life’s been treating you well.  Today we got a special treat for you and yours.  In this edition of Vocal Booth we chop it up with one of South Carolina’s legends…FAT RAT DA CZAR…in celebration of his new project DA COLD WAR (StreetSide Records)---IN STORES NOW!!!!  Let’s get right to it…


Sunday, April 13, 2008


On Friday morning April 11, the popular site The Drudge Report linked to a City Paper story on a Wal-Mart employee throwing chickens at customers in Anderson county. The off beat news items in our regional briefs compiled by Todd Morehead received so much attention that the number of web hits crashed our server at the hosting company

Regrettably, Aplus was unable to resolve the issue until today April 13th.

During the downtime our own web administrator has developed an instant back up system to better serve our world wide presence and local Columbia, S.C. traffic which was surveyed by Media Audit in June of 2007 as the most used web site of all publications and radio stations in Columbia with the exception of the daily.

Hopefully The Drudge Report will give us another chance in the future as we have eliminated the likelyhood of our site being a dead link.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008

The Rock Is Back

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View of pit lane at Rockingham Speedway on March 12, 2008 during a two-day test that attracted 39 drivers to "The Rock" in preparation for the Carolina 500 (photo by Josh Rogan)

To The Reader

Earth Day tips in this batch of Letters To The Reader:

Try hunting birds and squirrels on your office campus for a low-fat meal....

Don't move on

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Start Over

A Dull Ache


Demand more

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The Highway Patrol Out Of Control

Top of the charts

Top 10 pop, albums and coutry signals as of March 29.

Music Review


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Michael Stipe of R.E.M. is sporting an Ipod and man bag during the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival. Perhaps he downloaded some old R.E.M. for inspiration for the new albulm titled “Accelerate.”


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Music dates for April 10 - 23

Media Review



Gaming: Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword
(Nintendo DS)
After a day or so I'm on Level Five of this interesting little game, and I have to say that my wrist is hurting a bit.


Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Media Kit and Contact Info

As of January, 2012, advertising is only available for purchase on our website at the rates above.

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(803) 218-9455 Download media kit as a pdf


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Five Points Confidential’s Don McCallister has a novel coming out called Kings Highway

Will Moredock’s Banana Republic: A Year In The Heart of Myrtle Beach

Ted Rall was a Pulitzer Prize finalist and two-time winner of the Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. His new book is Silk Road to Ruin: Is Central Asia the New Middle East?

The Vocal Booth

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Whattup! March is coming to a close and I must say it has been a busy one. Shouts to Hush (Gervais St. in the Vista), Urban Rundown, The Official Block Bangaz for another successful Mix & Mingle Mondays. Shouts out to Zuri Wilson & the whole Parallel Worlds/Timeless Theatre crew for two successful events this month (March 25 at Club Elements & March 30 at Pure Ultra Lounge respectively). Keep Focused. Let’s get to it!

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

New Venue

The Shoreline Ballroom, Hilton Head Island’s newest venue, is pleased to announce its Grand Opening this month. Kicking things off Thursday, April 10th will be an evening with renowned jam band moe., followed on Friday, April 11th by singer/songwriter Martin Sexton. The festivities continue on Thursday, April 17th with top female comedy tour The Southern Fried Chicks, and Friday, April 18th brings SC’s own Edwin McCain to the stage.