Author: Alan Ball

Audra Makes an Ice Box Fruitcake With Her Mom

Audra’s mom shows us how to make an iced box fruit cake (without all the fruit that neither of them care for).  It’s a family recipe that you’ll want to save the graham cracker wrappers and box for! 1 lb. each of graham crackers, marshmallows, and raisins 1 quart nuts 1 small can evaporated milk (optional candied fruit) Melt marshmallows…

Keep Calm and Travel

If you’ve got the winter blues already, a getaway might lift your spirits. Researchers say there is a noticeable increase in happiness and well-being among frequent travelers compared to those who don’t take any kind vacation. You don’t have to go far.  Folks who regularly take trips of at least 75 miles from their home are about seven percent happier…

How Bonding Protects Children From Effects of Stress

Despite the low rate of COVID-19 illness with children, they are facing a serious consequence.  A center for child and brain development studies how social factors such as reduced family income, food insecurity, parental stress and even abuse impacts children’s brains, immune system and ability to thrive. Chronic stress can biologically alter them, sometimes showing up later in life. There…

Some Mornings Are Best Described With A Song

A Morning Chat with Greg and Audra on Carolina AM begins with some DMX

“Ya’ll gonna make me loose my mind.”  Audra gets stuck in her driveway after her son’s poor parking.  Producer Laura Pence puts the whole thing to music.  Greg has a serious talk with his son who has become quite the famous TikToker.   And they discuss boys’ brains.

SC Most Favorable Destination

South Carolina is the second most favorable moving destination in 2020. More residents moved into SC than out of the state with 64 percent of moves coming in. Idaho was the top inbound state, with Oregon, South Dakota, and Arizona topping out the top five.  North Carolina ranked 6th. Vacation Dream lists the 25 best things to do in South…