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SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 5, 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.

Gov. McMaster: 2 Killed, 116 Injured in Amtrak Collision

February 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner and Vince Kolb-Lugo
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.

Update : Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the names of the two persons killed in the collision. Amtrak engineer Michael Kempf, 54, of Savannah, GA, and Amtrak conductor, Michael Cella, 36, of Orange Park, FL, were both killed in the early morning...

Wage and Inflation Pressures Mount

February 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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According to most economists, the current low unemployment rate is reflective of what they refer to as “full employment”. Can that rate go lower? And what about the worker shortage we keep hearing about? Will that drive up wages and as a result, also finally bring back a...

South Carolina Women and World War I

February 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
A Red Cross nurse with an American flag and the Red Cross symbol. (Artist: Howard Chandler Christie)

Dr. Amy McCandless, professor emerita of history at the College of Charleston, joins Dr. Edgar for a public Conversation on South Carolina History, World War I: S.C. Women during the War. The conversation took place at USC’s Capstone Conference Center, in Columbia, on...

Richland County Rebrands With "Renaissance" Initiative

February 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Gerald Seals

Most companies will tell you that their brand, and what it stands for, is their business. Sometimes, a brand can get stale and need rebranding. This can apply to cities and counties, too, as you will soon hear from our next guest. Mike Switzer interviews Gerald Seals,...

Two Years After a Historic Flood, Farmers Continue to Recover

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Adyson Ashley holds one of the birds in her flock.

In September 2015, many farmers in South Carolina were looking forward to a promising harvest. The drought that began in 2014 had subsided in time for at least one crop to flourish remarkably well: by the time October rolled in, full, glistening fields of white cotton...

The Importance of Employee Education and Motivation

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Howard and Teri Gore

Most managers will tell you how important it is to train and inspire their employees. And those managers are usually with really big companies. It’s not too often we hear about a small business that goes out of their way to do this. Which is why we thought you might want to...

Columbia Native Recalls His Time as NASA Astronaut and Agency Head

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Bolden as astronaut.

Columbia native Charles Bolden has had a remarkable career: Marine fighter pilot, commanding general in Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait, deputy commandant of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. Those distinctions are impressive enough, but he is best known for his work...

Financial Challenges for Women in the 21st Century

January 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Even in the 21st century, we continue to be made aware of the many challenges faced by women. And our next guest says that he sees that in their financial lives as well. Mike Switzer interviews Bryan Ballentine, a certified financial planner in Greenville, SC.

Dockless Bike Sharing System Looks to Improve Transportation at Furman, Spread Through Region

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The orange Spin bicycle has become a familiar sight on the Furman campus.

Bicycle sharing systems have popped up in cities – especially tourism cities - in the past few years, but a new innovation being tested at Furman University may take transportation at the Upstate college to the next level. It’s called dockless bike sharing, and according to...

SC Business Update from Grady Johnson

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Grady Johnson

An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Grady Johnson, president and group publisher for SCBizNews , the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report ,...

Stem Cell Research Update

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
A Liquid Nitrogen bank containing suspension of stem cells. Cell culture for the biomedical diagnostic.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Stephen Duncan about Stem Cell research. Dr. Duncan is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC.

Changes in Business Insurance for 2018

January 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Businesses, like individuals, face a myriad of risks. Which is why businesses, like individuals, purchase insurance. As 2018 unfolds, our next guest says that there are some significant challenges facing the business insurance industry that the business community needs to...

Have You Checked Your Roster for “Intrapreneurs”?

January 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Everyone knows what an entrepreneur is, but have you ever heard of an “intrapreneur?” According to our next guest, intrapreneurs can play a critical role in the success of medium to large companies, yet many companies are unaware that these valuable resources are actually...

Taking a Risk to Help Transform a Downtown

January 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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When our next guest decided to open a fine dining restaurant in downtown Greenville 21 years ago, many thought he had lost his mind. At that time, the city was still in the planning stages of its downtown transformation and jumping on board that endeavor was certainly a...

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