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  For some survivors of the “thousand-year-flood” that drenched South Carolina in October 2015, loss or damage to homes, furnishings and vehicles were not all they suffered. Mental or emotional scars accompanied the loss of housing and possessions.

In this episode of State House Week, Russ McKinney reviews action in the SC Senate on roads funding, and reports on a house bill aimed at helping state farmers who suffered losses during last fall’s flooding. 

The residents of the Genesis II Apartment complex in the city of Mullins faced a tough situation when a sudden storm flooded their homes in early November. South Carolina Public Radio’s Laura Hunsberger explores what happened and what help is available for residents who experience flooding beyond the major October storm.

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Tucked among the alligator-filled lagoons and golf courses of Hilton Head, one of our Chef Ambassadors, Orchid Paulmeier, presides over a kitchen with room for family and friends at her restaurant, One Hot Momma’s American Grille. The daughter of immigrants from the Philippines, Chef Paulmeier recalls her days cooking with her Filipino grandmother and mother as she makes comfort food classics of the South tweaked with her signature sauces. Exotic undertones are evident in her dirty rice and gravy, smoke fried chicken and other low country favorites. These creations share the spot light with her creation crafted for the Girl Scouts’ Death by Chocolate Gala – a Chocolate BBQ Baby Back Ribs appetizer!


With its elaborate headdresses, colorful sequined gowns and statuesque dancers, Jubilee is the classic Las Vegas show. It was the last showgirl extravaganza on the Vegas Strip, and now it's closing — this coming Thursday will be the final performance.

Women go through eight to 12 costume changes in a show that packs in at least as many different routines in about 90 minutes. There's a patriotic medley, the story of Samson and Delilah, even the Titanic.

The crisis of contaminated water in Flint, Mich., is making a public health message like this one harder to get across: In most communities, the tap water is perfectly safe. And it is much healthier than sugary drinks.

That's a message that Dr. Patty Braun, a pediatrician and oral health specialist at Denver Health, spends a lot of time talking to her patients about.

Donald Trump wrote in his 1987 book, The Art of the Deal, that his grandfather came from Sweden. These days, the Republican presidential hopeful and real estate mogul embraces different paternal roots.

The teetotaler's grandfather actually comes from a medieval wine-making village called Kallstadt, in the southwestern German state of Rhineland Palatinate. Like many Americans of German descent, the Trumps apparently stopped referring to their German heritage during the World Wars.

T.J. Miller has played a dragon slayer in the How to Train Your Dragon movies, a man who doesn't always change his underwear in Big Hero 6 and a pothead who thinks he's a tech rock star in HBO's Silicon Valley. Now Marvel fans will know him as bartender Weasel, best friend to the titular superhero in the new, R-rated comic book movie Deadpool.

Chipotle Mexican Grill certainly is not the first company to face lawsuits and subpoenas because its food made people sick. Other companies, in fact, have faced far worse: Companies like Blue Bell, Dole and Earthbound Farms have been linked to disease outbreaks that actually killed people.

But it's difficult to think of another case in which a company's food-safety troubles provoked such schadenfreude in the food industry. The company, it seems, made a lot of enemies while marketing its "food with integrity."

Spain's royals don't keep their yachts at the Royal Yacht Club anymore.

The posh nautical club on the Mediterranean island of Mallorca still hosts a King's Cup sailing regatta each year. But the Spanish royal family are no longer regulars.

Jim Gilmore's quixotic presidential campaign came to a surreptitious end Friday.

His resume reads like someone who should have been a top-tier candidate — former governor of swing-state Virginia, a former Republican National Committee chairman, and the only military veteran in a primary campaign where national security is a top concern among voters.


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Religion and the Struggle for European Union

In their book, Religion and the Struggle for European Union: Confessional Culture and the Limits of Integration (Georgetown University Press, 2015), Furman University professors Brent F. Nelsen and James L. Guth delve into the powerful role of religion in shaping European attitudes on politics, political integration, and the national and continental identities of its leaders and citizens. Catholicism for centuries promoted the universality of the Church and the essential unity of Christendom. Protestantism, by contrast, esteemed particularity and feared Catholic dominance.
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