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SC's Big Picture Economic Development Scene

By Alfred Turner

Andrena Powell-Baker

 

 

Andrena Powell-Baker

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We speak regularly with economic development experts from around our state, checking the pulse of new business activity.  Our next guest stays busy trying to pull all those strings together to promote the big picture as a whole for our entire state.

Mike Switzer interviews Andrena Powell-Baker, president of the South Carolina Economic Developers’ Association (SCEDA).

Bonding Program Helps Companies Hire Ex-Offenders

By Alfred Turner

Amy Hill

 

 

Amy Hill

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Just like most of our nation, our state is experiencing historically low levels of unemployment.  As a result, many employers are looking to previously ignored pools of labor, such as people with criminal records.  There is a program in our state called Second Chance that helps former inmates obtain jobs.  But many employers still want more assurances which is why our next guest’s national program was developed.

The Best Southern Maples for Fall Color

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Trips to New England in the fall must be delightful – you get to wear a sweater in September, lobsters are plentiful and inexpensive, the woodlands are ablaze with color.

When is Peak Color for Red Maples in S.C.

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. The red maples that thrive in the flood plains of the Congaree and Wateree Rivers are actually more striking in January and February than in the fall of the year.

Cownose Ray

By Alfred Turner

A dead Cownose ray on the beach

The Cownose ray (Rhinoptera bonasus) is a species of eagle ray found throughout a large part of the western Atlantic and Caribbean, from New England, United States to southern Brazil.

NPR Coverage of Impeachment Inquiry: Watch House Hearings Live

By Alfred Turner

Graphic of the U. S. Capitol building

The U.S. House of Representatives is holding open hearings in its impeachment inquiry into President Trump. All hearings will be streamed through this video player as they are live. Hearings start at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, November 13, and 9 a.m. on Friday, November 19

Managing Your Insurance Policies

By Alfred Turner

Peter Pigeon

When was the last time you reviewed your insurance policies?  Have you ever put together an actual insurance plan to make sure you aren’t missing anything?  Our next guest says many people tend to put off insurance planning because it’s just not a lot of fun. And, he adds, that is unfortunate because insurance should be viewed as a valuable tool in your overall financial plan.

Mike Switzer interviews Peter Pigeon is a Certified Financial Planner with Hobbs Group Advisors in Columbia, SC.

Fall Color in Southern Red Maple Trees

By Alfred Turner

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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. Last week we got out the wool blankets, fortunately I haven’t seen any new holes since I packed them carefully with moth balls at the end of last winter.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

By Alfred Turner

John Warner

John 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 and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

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