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Helping Your Employees Retire Ready

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

According to a recent national survey, 71% of Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, 58% feel the same or less secure than last year, and 46% have less savings today than they expected they would five years ago. Our next guest says that employers should be taking initiatives toward changing these numbers so he has some suggestions for the employers in our audience on how they can help their employees become retirement-ready.

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Five South Carolina Schools Advance in Samsung’s $2 Million* National STEAM Contest

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow logo

Five South Carolina schools are among the nation’s 255 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest , a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

Program Helps Service Members Transition Military Skills Into Employment

From: SC Public Radio

Thelisha Eaddy

Marilynn Bailey (Fort Jackson Army Volunteer Core Coordinator) and Michael Kouneski (Fort Jackson Command Career Counselor) during 2017 Hiring Our Heroes career fair.

Before a service member transitions out of the military, the Department of Defense requires they complete a pre-separation counseling session. Fort Jackson's Solider For Life Transition Assistance program manager says its the beginning of 12-month period that prepares service members and their family for life outside the military. "This is a collaborative effort for hiring our heroes," Andrews said. The employment workshop was led by several workforce professionals and covered a variety of topics including...

Ernest Finney (1931-2017)

From: SC Hall of Fame

Betsy Newman

Ernest Finney Photograph

Ernest A. Finney, Jr. was South Carolina’s first appointed African-American Supreme Court Justice, since Reconstruction.

Born 1931 in Smithfield, Virginia, his mother died when he was an infant. He was reared by his father, Dr. Ernest Finney, Sr., an educator who eventually moved to Orangeburg, SC, and became Dean of Historically Black Claflin College.

Young Ernest Finney, Jr. graduated from Orangeburg-Wilkerson High School, then, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Historically Black...

Trees That Bees Love

From: Making it Grow

Amanda McNulty

Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . A group of us was talking recently about trees that buzz – that are so attractive to bees that you can hear them from under the canopy. Tilia americana, basswood or linden, is one of those trees and it also has a beautiful fragrance. This is not a tree that you...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

From: SC Public Radio

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 of the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Arbor Day

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day.

Today is a great day to plant a tree! Rudy shares the story of the creation of Arbor Day.

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, December 2017


Anthony Padgett

Graham Nash Live

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

Thank you for your warm welcome. South Carolina ETV and SC Public Radio have a rich history, and I’m pleased to join the team as we approach our 60th anniversary next September.

I’ve always believed that dedication to quality and service should be at the core of public media, and that understanding and serving community needs is at the core of the local stations. I see this exemplified at...

Business Marketing Tips

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

Most businesses are constantly looking for the best way to get their message out and at the most effective cost. So we thought we’d invite an expert to share some tips. Our next guest has earned global recognition at Cannes, The One Show, in the Communications Arts Advertising Annual, and through multiple national ADDY® Awards.

Mike Switzer interviews Rick Bryson, global creative director for ZWO Branding and Marketing in Greenville, SC.

Interstate 73 Moves Closer to Reality

From: SC Public Radio

Russ McKinney

Abstract map of possible routes for proposed I-73

The five major interstate highways that crisscross South Carolina are part of its social and economic lifeblood. Since 1982, when Ronald Reagan was President, there have been plans for a sixth interstate, I-73 which would run from the North Carolina-South Carolina state line near Bennettsville through the Pee Dee to the tourist Mecca of Myrtle Beach. Over the years there have been a number of proposed routes for the new federal highway, questions about how...

Mom Uses TeleBurn App To Help Burned Child

From: Telehealth

Julia Shillinglaw

Cooper and his mom Sarah use the TeleBurn App.

Cooper, an eight-year-old from Goose Creek, South Carolina was burned severely when he tried to catch a pot falling from the stove. His legs, arms, and stomach suffered third-degree burns. He was quickly rushed to MUSC’s burn clinic, which is currently the only center in the state with a burn clinic for children.

Cooper received treatment and was able to leave by the next morning. However, burns are a very serious matter that need...

8th Grade Students Learn about SC Career Opportunities

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Cannon

Teen CEO Day at Winthrop Coliseum

When it comes to the event Teen CEO Day , CEO stands for “Career Exploration Opportunity.” Teen CEO Day allows eighth grade students from Chester , Lancaster , and York Counties to talk with representatives from local companies about different career paths and the job skills necessary to excel in them. One of the goals of this event is to educate the students about the job opportunities available to them in South Carolina.


Extend Learning Through the Holidays – Knowitall Activities & VRs!

From: Education

Mimi Wortham-Brown

Images from Knowitall Activities and VRs

This month, we’re highlighting our Knowitall Activities to extend learning through the holidays! There’s a wide assortment of subject areas—plus, they’re fun and engaging! These Activities all work on mobile devices!

Please feel free to post the link on your school website or newsletter, and send to students and parents. Below, there’s a feature that you’re welcome to use!


Please Share the following with Students and Parents!...

MUSC Develops Hurricane Health App

From: SCETV Health

Victoria Hansen

Flooding from Hurricane Irma near Charleston Harbor

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season comes to a close this week, officially ending November 30. It was one of the most active and costliest to hit the United States, with 17 named storms and 10 hurricanes, six of which were major with winds of 110 milers per hour or more. With such monster storms as Harvey, Irma and Maria, many are still struggling physically and mentally in the aftermath. The Medical University of South Carolina...

Richland County Making Economic Development Easy

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

Jeff Ruble

Of the 46 counties in our state, Richland has the youngest population with a median age under 33. And of the 3,142 counties in the United States, Richland is in the top 10% in not only that category, but also in level of education. Our next guest says that these statistics and the fact that Columbia is becoming a pretty cool place to live, are combining to make his job a little easier.


A Slender Predator

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

A thread-legged bug.

Some families of thread-legged bugs are predators.

Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Running Mate Pamela Evette

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Pamela Evette named Gov. Henry McMasters 2018 running mate on Nov. 28, 2017.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster named Upstate businesswoman Pamela Evette as his running mate in the 2018 gubernatorial race on Tuesday afternoon. Evette, 50, is president and CEO of Quality Business Solutions, a Travelers Rest-based company, which generates nearly $1 billion in revenue. She is a self-proclaimed “Trump girl” who is in good company with McMaster, who was the first statewide elected official to endorse President Donald Trump in 2016.

Evette, however, did not...

South Carolina Prepares for Winter Weather Season

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Severe winter weather in South Carolina

With freezing low temperatures already chilling South Carolinians this week, several state officials told citizens on Tuesday to be prepared for the winter weather season and the potential hazards it may bring over the coming months.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, the S.C. Adjutant General, said one way to do that is to be prepared before the weather becomes an issue.

The Palmetto State has experienced snow, sleet and freezing rain...


From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

A common Raven.

Ravens make a wide variety of calls. You can find these birds in the mountains of South Carolina.

SC Student Wins Top Entrepreneurship Prize

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

The Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, a national nonprofit based in NY City, partners with the Citi Foundation each year to host the National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge. The $10,000 top prize this year went to an 18-year-old YesCarolina student from our state’s Lowcountry for her business plan for reusable fabric cloths that can remove makeup without the addition of water.

Mike Switzer interviews Jasmine Adams, founder of Smudgies in Charleston, SC.

Tony the Peanut Man

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Tony the Peanut Man

A few years ago, right in the heart of Market Street, you could hear the echos of Tony the Peanut Man. He was an iconic figure, not only for his enthusiastic personality, but for his boiled peanuts. The town of Charleston, as well as the visitors that passed by, enjoyed Tony's lively character and attitude. The Charleston legend died November 2016. This is a look back at that legendary icon!

Chapin High School Principal Named 2018 National Principal of the Year

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Dr. Akil Ross during an assembly

Chapin High School’s principal, Dr. Akil Ross, has a mantra for the school, “We are a thousand passions with one heartbeat." He aims to foster an environment where students can be challenged, while pursuing their own interests.

In a surprise assembly in October, Dr. Ross was named the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) 2018 National Principal of the Year.

“Dr. Ross is an exemplary leader who challenges both his students and...

Holiday Depression is Real for Some South Carolinians

From: SCETV Health

Tut Underwood

illustration of a male figure in a Santa who is holding a battery that is "low" on power

Cries of “Merry Christmas,” “Happy Hanukkah” or “Happy New Year” can ring hollow for those afflicted with the phenomenon known as holiday depression. Psychologist Fred Medway says holidays are so charged with memories that if one experiences, for example, a loss or other unhappy event during the holiday season, it can trigger sad memories in future seasons. According to University of South Carolina nursing professor Sue Heiney, symptoms of holiday depression can include sleeplessness, change...

Vocal Health & Disorders

From: SCETV Health

Bobbi Conner

Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lucinda Halstead about vocal health, and being alert to vocal changes that may need medical evaluation. Dr. Halstead is an Ear, Nose and Throat Physician and the Medical Director of the Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing at MUSC.

USC's Economic Outlook Conference Coming to Columbia Dec. 8th

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

Joey Von Nessen

As is its custom near the end of each year, our state’s flagship business school hosts an economic outlook conference in an effort to enlighten us on our prospects for financial prosperity for the coming year.

Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, with the Division of Research at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.