Alfred Turner

Tricking Your Brain into Thinking Positively

By Alfred Turner

Peter PigeonMany stock market crashes have happened in the past and every time they do, investors are faced with the emotional toll of investing during a crisis. Our next guest says there are ways to trick your brain into thinking positive in order to prevent panic. Mike Switzer interviews Peter Pigeon, a certified financial planner with Hobbs Group Advisors in Columbia, SC.

Small Business Community in Shock

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoWe heard a few days ago from the US Small Business Administration about their plans to assist the small business community during the current crisis. Our next guest says these business owners are in a state of shock and are going to need this help. Mike Switzer interviews Frank Knapp, president and CEO of the South Carolina Small Business Chamber of Commerce in Columbia, SC.

MUSC.care

By Alfred Turner

Dr. Edward O'BrianThis week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Edward O’Bryan about MUSC.care - a virtual urgent care website (with free online access) for people in S.C. to access respiratory illness screenings and testing orders related to possible coronavirus symptoms. Dr. O’Bryan is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Telehealth Director at MUSC.

Coronavirus Could Have Major Impacts on Next Year's State Budget

By Alfred Turner

Members of the SC House of Representatives practicing social distancingLike the state as a whole, the Sc General Assembly is being impacted by the coronavirus. The House and Senate held separate, one day sessions this week to approve an emergency appropriation for DHEC to help the public health agency deal with the growing pandemic. A larger concern on the horizon for state lawmakers however is next year’s state operating budget, and how it might be impacted.

SBA to the Rescue?

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoThere is no doubt that the Coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic will affect how we do business for weeks and maybe even months ahead. And as in any economic crisis, the government is expected to provide relief to the small business community because they normally suffer the most from this type of event. Mike Switzer interviews Gregg White, director of the South Carolina district of the US Small Business Administration in Columbia, SC. SBA Disaster Assistance Loans

Coronavirus and the SC Business Community

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoEconomic activity was looking like business as usual for 2020, meaning all signals pointing to more slow but steady growth. And then came the coronavirus. What is the reaction so far from our state’s business community? Mike Switzer interviews Ted Pitts, president and CEO of the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce in Columbia, SC.

Mountain Laurel on the Coast?

By Alfred Turner

Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), Greenville County, South CarolinaYes, you can find "disjunct" populations of Mountain laurel in pockets on the coast of South Carolina where the micro-climate is just right.

SC Cotton Farm Wins Award

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoWhile the textile industry in our state is not quite what it once was, there are still success stories out there. For example, our next guest decided to take cotton from their fields in Darlington County and create a blanket that was named the Overall Winner in Garden & Gun Magazine's 2019 “Made in the South Awards ”. Mike Switzer interviews Tracy Woodard, co-founder of Covered in Cotton in Florence, SC.

Horse Racing and Horse Culture in South Carolina and Beyond

By Alfred Turner

Currier & Ives & Cameron, J. (ca. 1884) An exciting finishAccording to the South Carolina Encyclopedia, “’The Sport of Kings’ emerged in South Carolina as soon as colonists gained firm footing and began amassing property and wealth enough to emulate the lifestyles of England and the Caribbean.” Horse racing and horse culture became an important part of South Carolina’s economic life in the 20th century and continue to thrive. Dr. E. Gabrielle Kuenzli of the University of South Carolina joins Dr. Edgar to talk about horses in the Palmetto State, as well as the rest of the South, and about the important roles of Latinos to equestrian sports in the...

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