Alfred Turner

Essential Activities of Agriculture Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Alfred Turner

Making It Grow MinuteHello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . During a recent interview, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers detailed the breadth of agricultural activities considered essential during this time of national crisis, and that there is no evidence that food product can transmit the corona virus. His staff, most working remotely, is still performing all activities necessary to keep human and animal food and fiber production, inspection, and distribution safe and operating at levels that can supply demand. If you search South Carolina Department of...

Time to Buy the Oil Stocks?

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoThe recent stock market crash is the fastest valuation decline in history. Faster than 1929, 1987, 2008…But our next guest believes we may have reached an inflection point and is particularly bullish now on the energy sector. Mike Switzer interviews Tyson Halsey, a chartered financial analyst and managing member at Income Growth Advisors in Charleston, SC . Tyson is also a member of the SC Chapter of the CFA Society .

Staccato

By Alfred Turner

A Minute with MilesStaccato is the Italian word for “separated,” or “detached.” Staccato notes are notes that are not sustained for their full rhythmic value: they come to a short stop, which separates them from notes that follow. They also usually have a clean, sharply articulated start . The opposite of staccato is legato , which means “connected.” Composers often specifically indicate that notes or passages should be played staccato, and they do so by placing dots, dashes, or little wedges over the notes in question. String players play staccato by manipulating the bow so that it stops and starts cleanly...

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.

Helping Families Cope & Family Routines During Covid-19 Pandemic

By Alfred Turner

Health Focus logoThis week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Rochelle Hanson about the things families can do to help children and parents get through their everyday routines during the coronavirus pandemic. Dr. Hanson is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist specializing in the treatment of trauma, and she’s a Professor of Psychiatry at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at MUSC. Click here to request a transcript . (Please allow 10 days for delivery by email.)

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. Click here to request a transcript . (Please allow 10 days for delivery by email.)

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.

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