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Upstate Business Has Gone to the Dogs

December 14, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Many of us around the country find ourselves on our sofas glued to the TV on Thanksgiving. OK maybe it’s because we can’t move after stuffing on stuffing, but let’s face it, the National Dog Show is fascinating! (You probably thought I was going to mention the parade or...

Holiday Shopping Season Looks to be Best in a Decade

December 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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USC Retail Department Chair Mark Rosenbaum is excited by this year’s holiday shopping season. A decade after the great recession that started in 2008, he said retail sales in the state and nation are back to 2007 levels. The stock market’s record highs are just in time for...

Clemson Partners with Other Universities to Preserve Wild Tiger Populations

December 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Tigers are rapidly disappearing in nature because of poaching and habitat destruction, according to Dr. Brett Wright, dean of Clemson University’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. In 2010 there were an estimated 3200 tigers still roaming India and other...

Snook

December 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Snook

Caught by a listener off of Edisto Beach, a type of fish he'd never seen before...

Evaluating Stock Market Returns

December 12, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Most investment professionals will tell you that their clients spend too much time focusing on near term results and ignore the longer term averages. Why is that so important and how does that relate to the risk levels currently in the stock market? Mike Switzer interviews...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

December 11, 2017 - 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 of the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Walter Scott's Family Hopes Officer Sentencing Sends a Message

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
June Scott holds a picture of her son Walter

It was a rare sentencing following a string of officer involved, racially charged killings across the nation. Thursday, a federal judge gave former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager 20 years behind bars for killing an unarmed man as he fled a 2015 traffic stop...

A Pleistociene Era Sloth in South Carolina

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Giant ground sloths, relatives of the living South American tree sloths, lived across much of North America.

A listener finds the fossilized bones of a giant ground sloth.

Can Chatbots Connect You to City Government?

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
North Charleston uses chatbot for customer service

Bratton Riley has a true appreciation of city workers, whether they're picking up our trash or keeping us safe. The 44 year-old has had a bird's eye view as the son of former Charleston City Mayor Joe Riley. But he knows not everyone shares that appreciation. Dealing with...

S.C. Rich in Small Business Resources

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Starting and running a small business takes a lot of work. And in many cases, a lot of assistance. Fortunately, there are several organizations in our state that can help a small business and our next guest runs one that also supports two more. Mike Switzer interviews Gregg...

Co-work Expanding in Greenville

December 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Each month, our next guest’s company brings in top marketers from national and international brands such as The Ritz Carlton, Southwest Airlines, and Chick-fil-A to speak to his customers in an intimate setting about the strategies they use to push their brands beyond their...

Helping High School Students Succeed in the Real World

December 6, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Despite the best efforts of parents and teachers, sometimes high school students need a little extra help to be best prepared to succeed in college and/or the workplace. Oftentimes, outside organizations can provide that guidance and assistance. Our next guest runs one of...

Christmas Tree Farmers Work Throughout the Year to Make December Green

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Christmas tree farmer Mike McCartha  shakes the debris from a tree before wrapping it up for the trip to his customer's home.

Mike McCartha and Bryan Price are tow two men who essentially make their entire year's livings in one month. They're Christmas tree farmers. It takes year-round to grow Christmas trees and successfully market them. Growers like McCartha and Price say they like seeing...

Hall of Fame Auctioneer Has Caused "Fights," Seen Families Heal in 40-Year Career

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Chris Pracht (right) during his 2017 induction into the National Auctioneers Association Hall  of Fame.

Nationally-known auctioneer Chris Pracht of Anderson has run auctions in more than 30 states and three countries over his four-decade career. His reputation among his peers is such that he was elected to the National Auctioneer’s Association Hall of Fame, one of only four...

Helping Your Employees Retire Ready

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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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...

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