Alfred Turner

Beaufort Film Festival Season Kicks Off Soon

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoThousands of film lovers (and many filmmakers) from around the globe will soon be converging on Beaufort, South Carolina for an annual film festival that has been recognized as one of the fastest growing in the Southeast and one of the top 100 in the world. Mike Switzer interviews Ron Tucker, executive director of the 14th annual Beaufort International Film Festival .

Clemson Economist Sees Slow Growth Ahead

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoWhile our next guest expects 2019’s final economic growth numbers to come in significantly lower than those we saw when the year began and that that limp-along trend will continue this year, he does not foresee a recession in 2020. 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 .

President Trump's State of the Union Address

By Alfred Turner

President Donald TrumpPresident Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address, Tuesday night at 9:00 p. m. South Carolina Public Radio will broadcast NPR's Special Coverage, live. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to deliver the Democratic Party's response. We will also offer a video stream of NPR's coverage here. You can follow a live annotation of his remarks, including fact checks and analysis from NPR reporters, below, beginning at 9:00 on Wednesday night. Loading...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

By Alfred Turner

John WarnerJohn Warner Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Finding a Financial Advisor

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoAs with any profession, there are those who excel, those who are average, and those who lag in their field. Financial planning is no different. To hold yourself out as a “Financial Advisor” you just need to pass a couple of exams that only require about a month’s worth of studying; then you can be responsible for someone’s life savings. How would you rate your financial advisor? Mike Switzer interviews Ashton Lawrence, a certified financial planner with Dehollander and Janse Financial Group in Greenville, SC.

South Carolina Between World Wars: The Beginnings of Black Activism

By Alfred Turner

Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship qualification badge and campaign hat, with cigarette holder in front of painted backdrop.Black South Carolinians, despite poverty and discrimination, began to organize and lay the basis for the civil rights movement that would occur after World War II. Dr. Bobby Donaldson of the University of South Carolina talks about the efforts by black South Carolinians to obtain justice and civil rights during a time of economic collapse and political change. All Stations: Fri, Jan 31, 2020, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, Feb 02, 4 pm

Double-Crested Cormorants

By Alfred Turner

A double-crested cormorantThe double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. Its habitat is near rivers and lakes as well as in coastal areas, and is widely distributed across North America, from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska down to Florida and Mexico.

German American Business Relations Grows in S.C.

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoEach year, our next guest’s school hosts a German American business summit to facilitate the growth of our state’s relationship with one of our most significant trading partners. This year’s event is February 5th. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Shao, dean of the School of Business at the College of Charleston , a well as their vice president of corporate affairs.

"SECURE" Retirement Changes Coming this Year

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina Business Review logoLast year, we mentioned that a possible new retirement law could bring some significant changes to your retirement account. And just before Christmas, the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act , was signed by the president and is now law. Mike Switzer interviews Eddie Kramer, a certified financial planner with Abacus Planning Group in Columbia, SC.

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