Alfred Turner

Municipal Finances Suffering from COVID-19

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoWe are all very aware of the issues companies have been facing through this pandemic, but what about the cities, towns, and counties across our state. With many of them relying on hospitality and accommodations taxes, their finances have been hit hard as well. Mike Switzer interviews Lawrence Flynn, a public finance attorney with Pope Flynn in Columbia, SC.

Protecting Cancer Patients during the Pandemic

By Alfred Turner

Dr. David MahviThis week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. David Mahvi about extra protection and health concerns for cancer patients during the pandemic. Dr. Mahvi is the Chief of Oncology at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

The Balancing Act Between Retirement and Education Funding

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoFor parents, deciding how much to save for retirement versus what to set aside for a child’s education can be a difficult balancing act. Our next guest says that while saving for your future should be a priority, that doesn’t mean you can’t include funding your child’s education at the same time. Mike Switzer interviews Rob DeHollander, a certified financial planner in Greenville, SC .

Struggling to Re-Open Economy

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoWith the re-opening of the economy and the resurgence of the virus this summer, hopes for better times ahead have been delayed. Is restarting the economy becoming more and more reliant on a vaccine? Mike Switzer interviews Bruce Yandle, Dean Emeritus at the College of Business & Behavioral Science and Alumni Professor of Economics Emeritus, both at Clemson University. He is also the Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University’s Mercatus Center which publishes his Economic Situation Report .

Skin Cancer Prevention & Screening During the Pandemic

By Alfred Turner

Dr. Dirk ElstonThis week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Dirk Elston about skin cancer prevention and screening during the pandemic. Dr. Elston is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery at MUSC.

Heart Health for Women

By Alfred Turner

Dr. Arasi MaranIncluding Heart Health Tips during the Pandemic This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Arasi Maran about heart health for women, including actions to take now, to reduce risk of coronary heart disease. Dr. Maran is an Interventional Cardiologist and Director of the Coronary CTO (Chronic Total Occlusions) Program at MUSC.

Reopening of SC Schools Fully Embroiled in Politics

By Alfred Turner

Vice President Mike Pence in Columbia on July21, 2020.  Right of him are SC Gov. Henry McMaster, and US Secretary of Education Betsy DevVosLike some other aspects of the ongoing pandemic, how public schools in South Carolina should open is now fully embroiled in politics. Despite the continuing spread of the coronavirus, President Trump is urging the nation’s schools to open this fall, and to provide full-time face-to-face instruction. Last week GOP Gov. Henry McMaster, an ardent supporter of the President, adopted the same position, and called for the state schools to provide in-class instruction for five days each week if parents make that choice. McMaster’s position on reopening is drawing criticism from democratic office...

Processing Food During a Pandemic

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoWe’ve heard about the issues facing the meat packing industry during this pandemic. But what about the multitude of other food processing and distribution facilities across the country and our state? Mike Switzer interviews Brian King, president of A M King in Greenville, SC.

Fighting on Two Fronts: Black South Carolinians in World War I

By Alfred Turner

Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship qualification badge and campaign hatUpon the United States' entrance into World War I, President Woodrow Wilson told the nation that the war was being fought to "make the world safe for democracy." For many African-American South Carolinians, the chance to fight in this war was a way to prove their citizenship, in hopes of changing things for the better at home. Dr. Janet Hudson from the University of South Carolina joins Dr. Edgar for a public Conversation on Black South Carolinian in World War I. The conversation took place at USC’s Capstone Conference Center, in Columbia, on January 30, 2018. It was part of a series...

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