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S.C. Mayors Unite in Their Stance on Climate Change

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Mayor Terence Roberts of Anderson wearing a blue jacket and red tie

Since President Trump announced the U.S. would exit the Paris Climate Agreement back in June, redoubled support for the agreement has come from the local level, with mayors from around the nation pledging their cities' support for the Agreement. Here in South Carolina,...

Medicare Basics

November 15, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Lynn Bailey

Approximately 10,000 Americans turn 65 years old everyday. Or as one of our listeners wrote us recently “65 years young”! This listener also pointed out that an important resource for those attaining that age is the National Medicare Handbook which, while providing over 130...

Transitioning Out of Your Business

November 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Barnes

Eventually, an owner of a small business will close the business, pass it on to an heir, or sell the business. Our next guest says that no matter the type of transition, there are many blind spots that need to be navigated. Mike Switzer interviews John Barnes, a certified...

Rotator Cuff Disorders

November 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Doctor explaining to patient about rotator cuff

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Shane Woolf about rotator cuff injuries—one of the most common types of shoulder injuries. Dr. Woolf is an Associate Professor and Chief of Sports Medicine in the Department of Orthopaedics at MUSC.

South Carolina Prepares to Issue Real I.D.s

November 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
This example shows a regular, or non-compliant, drivers license.

The Real I.D. Act of 2005 was passed by Congress in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks to standardize government-issued identifications, like drivers' licenses, for security purposes. Beginning in 2018, South Carolinians will be able to get a Real I.D., which they must have...

College of Charleston Professor Works to Save Coral Reefs

November 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Coral polyps on Molasses Reef, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

People picture coral reefs as bursting with color and teeming with a variety of undersea life, which many are. But their number is shrinking, says College of Charleston biologist Phil Dustan, because they are hyper-sensitive to temperature changes, and climate change is...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

November 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

Credit Concepts to Companies 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.

Healthy Nutrition during Pregnancy

November 13, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Pregnant women looking at fresh vegetables and fruit

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Angela Choi about healthy eating and essential nutrition during pregnancy. Dr. Choi is an Assistant Professor and Obstetrician and Gynecologist at MUSC Women’s Health.

Enhancing the Business-Nonprofit Relationship

November 10, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

You would probably not be surprised to learn that most business leaders are also very active in the nonprofit community, volunteering and serving on boards. Our next guest says that business people interacting with nonprofit leadership is obviously a good thing but their...

Nation's First Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center Opens in Charleston

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Dr. Kilpatrick speaks at the press conference following the Emanuel AME church shootings.

Dean Kilpatrick marks a milestone not by looking back, but by building for the future. He's the director of the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. As the center celebrates 40 years, it is also...

New Program Aims to Better Connect Veterans, Active Duty Military with Legal Resources

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
SC Attorney General Alan Wilson announced new program to help veterans, active duty military, and members of the reserves.

Attorney General Alan Wilson announced a new program that will help Veterans, active duty military, and members of the reserve get free legal help. The program is called V.A.L.O.R., which stands for Veterans, A ctive/ Reserve L egal O ut R each. Wilson said the program will...

Curve-Lined Owlet Moth Caterpillar

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A curve-lined owlet moth caterpillar.

A listener spots a rarely-seen caterpillar.

"D" is for Dixiecrats

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"D" is for Dixiecrats. Dixiecrats were a political party organized in 1948 by disgruntled white Southern Democrats dismayed over their declining influence within the national Democratic Party. The Dixiecrats, officially known as the States' Rights Democratic Party, were...

Myrtle Beach Firm Wins National Mobile Web Design Award

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Pat Harris

Most business owners know the importance of having a user-friendly mobile website these days. Our next guest certainly does because his company was recently honored for designing the best mobile website in the nation by the Web Marketing Association. Mike Switzer interviews...

"I've Never Been Beaten Like That Before, In My Life": Former POW Leads Columbia Veterans Day Parade

November 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Fort Jackson trainees during 2016 Columbia Veterans Day Parade.

50 years ago, Columbia resident Jack Van Loan was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. Recently, Van Loan spoke with South Carolina Public Radio about the six years he spent in captivity. Today, the retired Col. of the U.S. Air Force is preparing to serve once again, this...

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