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Camellias and Tea Party in SC


Part One: Camellias We'll explore some of the surprisingly interesting facts about Camellias. The American Camellia Society is coming to Charlotte this weekend to judge area growers on their camellia growing efforts, so we'll take some time to learn a bit about these plants, which, we're told, can live for 800 years. Learn the history of the camellia and why its export was prevented from the Chinese for centuries. Guests Frank Rubbo - Camellia grower specializing in outdoor plants Matt Hunter - VP of the American Camellia Society Larry Mellichamp - Director of UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens Photos | See photos of fresh Camellias at our Spirit Square studio Event | The Charlotte Camellia Society Show is at BlackLion on Park Road in Pineville March 13th & 14th. More information: (704) 366-2645 Part Two: South Carolina 'Tea Party' Movement We'll catch up on the ongoing controversy brewing between members of the Tea Party Movement and South Carolina Republicans, who, last month were allied, and then less than a week later, were not. We'll look at how the Tea Party Movement is affecting Republicans in South Carolina and across the country. Guests Dr. Scott Huffmon - Associate Professor, Political Science at Winthrop University Glenn McCall - Former Chair of the York County Republican Party and Representative from the SC Republican Party on the Republican National Committee WFAE | On again, off again alliance for 'Tea Party' and SC GOP South Carolina GOP website 'Tax Day Tea Party' website Click here to add and read comments