Alfred Turner

Country Music

By Alfred Turner

Dwight Yoakam plays a Martin D-28 guitar. Yoakam is among the 76 of the 101 country music artists interviewed for the series who signed two Martin D-28 guitars.Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone’s Country Music USA has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music’s folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio into the twenty-first century. In the 2019, fiftieth-anniversary edition, Malone, the featured historian in Ken Burns’ 2019 documentary on country music, revised every chapter to offer new information and fresh insights. Coauthor Tracey Laird tracks developments in country music in the new millennium, exploring the relationship between...

Brown Anole

By Alfred Turner

Brown AnoleThe brown anole (Anolis sagrei), also known commonly as the Bahaman anole or De la Sagra's anole, is a species of lizard in the family Dactyloidae. The species is native to Cuba and the Bahamas. It has been widely introduced elsewhere, by being sold as a pet lizard, and is now found in Florida and as far north in the United States as South Carolina, Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Hawaii, and Southern California.

USC's Annual Econ Outlook Conference Changes

By Alfred Turner

Joey Von NessenJoey Von Nessen Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio This is the time of year when our next guest is busy preparing for his institution’s annual economic outlook conference but as with all events this year, it’s just not business as usual. Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, chief economist at the Darla Moore School of Business at USC in Columbia, SC.

South Carolina Labs Staying Busy

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoFor a small state, South Carolina is certainly doing its part to alleviate the wait times caused by the high demand for COVID-19 testing, as we highlighted in an interview with a Lowcountry company last week. Today, we’re going to tell you about an Upstate company doing the same. Mike Switzer interviews Nate Wilbourne, founder and CEO of Precision Genetics in Greenville, SC.

SC Entrepreneurial Update from "The Swampfox"

By Alfred Turner

John WarnerJohn Warner Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics ( Vet-Tabs ) and the SwampfoxSuccess Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Managing the Chronically Ill During the Pandemic

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoIndividuals with pre-existing, chronic health conditions are probably the highest-risk group during this pandemic. Couple that with the need for telehealth and other technology solutions and you can see why our next guest’s company has been very busy. Mike Switzer interviews Jon-Michial Carter, CEO and co-founder of Chartspan in Greenville, SC.

Uncertainty Remains Around S.C. State Budget

By Alfred Turner

File photo of the S.C. Senate in sessionCredit Russ McKinney/SC Public Radio The state legislature will return to Columbia next week to once again consider what to do about next year’s operating budget. Uncertainty about the economy and how much state tax revenue it will generate has lawmakers in a quandary. Florence Senator Hugh Leatherman, the veteran chairman of the powerful Senate Finance committee said this week that when it comes to the economic uncertainty being caused by the pandemic it’s the most uncertain of times he has ever seen. This week the Finance Committee recommended that state government continue to operate using...

Corporate Health and Wellness During the Time of COVID

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoThe pandemic has certainly changed the workplace, bringing employees’ health and wellness concerns to the forefront. Our next guest says that the wellness part of that equation is not getting enough attention. Mike Switzer interviews Lisa Burbage, CEO and founder of Wellness Five in Charleston, SC.

Active Playtime for Healthy Kids

By Alfred Turner

Dr. Elizabeth MackThis week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about making physical activity and active playtime a healthy way of life for children. Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she’s a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Will the 4th Quarter Show a Significant Economic Rebound?

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoNow that we’re six months into the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, are our national and state economies responding as expected? Mike Switzer interviews Frank Hefner, Director Office of Economic Analysis and Professor of Economics at the College of Charleston .

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