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'White-Hat' Hackers Combat the Bad Guys Using The Villains’ Tactics

February 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
White-hat hackers keep up with the latest tricks of cyber criminals

Hacking, whether it’s into a bank, insurance company or an individual’s records, is a serious, and growing crime in the 21st century. The damages inflicted by hackers in the United States alone can reach into the billions of dollars annually. However, a new weapon against...

Black South Carolinians in World War I

February 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship badge and campaign hat with cigarette holder

Upon the United States' entrance into World War I, President Woodrow Wilson told the nation that the war was being fought to "make the world safe for democracy." For many African-American South Carolinians, the chance to fight in this war was a way to prove their...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Solicitor Says Family Randomly Targeted in Child Kidnapping

February 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg holds a press conference in the search for Heidi Tod

Charleston's top prosecutor confirms what many in the community have wanted to know. Did the family of a little girl kidnaped have ties to the suspect or were they randomly targeted? "To be crystal clear: there is NO CONNECTION between the victims in this matter and the...

02/16/18: South Carolina Public Radio Morning Newscast

February 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Vince Kolb-Lugo
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Listen to the latest morning news from South Carolina Public Radio for Friday, February 16th, 2018:

State House Week for February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Former Rep. Rick Quinn talking with news reporters at the Richland County Courthouse

More fallout from the ongoing Statehouse corruption probe, and the S.C. Senate moves to give state regulators more time to consider SCANA Corp and Dominion Energy's request to continue to charge ratepayers for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project.

Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

February 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Recent trends seem to be indicating a pick-up in first-time home-buying. For example, some local apartment managers I have talked to say that they are seeing a significant increase in people breaking their leases to buy a house. Our next guest says that if you are a first-...

Narrative: The Best Wedding Gift

February 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Kelvin and Chanta Moore, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Kelvin Moore and his wife Chanta...

Citadel Graduating More Engineers

February 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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While our next guest’s institution has a reputation for churning out military officers and business managers, their focus has changed significantly over the past few years to meet the workforce demands for engineers. Mike Switzer interviews Ron Welch, dean of engineering at...

Storm-Damaged Roofs Lead to Business Opportunity for SC Woman

February 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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2017 was the costliest year for extreme weather and climate disasters in American history. Which means there was a lot of money spent on home repairs, probably the highest amount going to roofs. To our next guest, who had experience in this area serving as insurance...

Chimney Sweeping an Old Profession Still Relevant in the 21st Century

February 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Modern chimney sweeps use high-tech equipment to keep chimneys and homes safe and clean.

Where the old image of the chimney sweep is a skinny guy with a big brush covered with grime and soot, the modern chimney sweep is much cleaner and uses high tech equipment in the 21st century, according to two Columbia sweeps. There are about 30 chimney sweeps in the state...

Injury Prevention in Children & Teens

February 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Health Focus

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Keith Borg about injury prevention during childhood. Dr. Borg is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine and a Pediatric Emergency Physician at MUSC Children’s Health.

Time to Start Planning for the New Tax Law

February 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Kem Smith

Kem Smith Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio The new tax law may have many ramifications for your 2018 taxes. So as you and/or your tax preparer are working on your 2017 tax return, our next guest says there are some things in the new law that you should be discussing now...

SC Chamber Music Festival’s Sixth Season Offers Variety, Focus on Duos

February 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
pianist Paolo Gualdi

For pianist Paolo Gualdi, variety is an important part of being a well-rounded musician. According to the Francis Marion University professor, “It’s a great advantage to be open to many, many different kinds of music. It doesn’t matter what you’re listening to, as long as...

Narrative: A Daughter's Love Passed Down

February 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Tonya German and her mother Nancy Wegner, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Tonya German spoke with her mother Nancy Wegner about her early life, starting...

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