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New Trend in Charitable Giving Favors Local Economy

By Alfred Turner

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Christa Divis Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Charitable giving continues to evolve as tax laws change and economies cycle up and down.  And our next guest says that new trends can also be a factor.  One that she is seeing now, not only locally but nationwide, is that donors want to see local impact results.

Brown's BBQ

By Tabitha Safdi

Brown's BBQ

Brown's BBQ in Kingstree is an icon for Williamsburg County. They are famous for their vinegar based BBQ but Brown's extensive buffet has just about anything to please even the pickiest of eaters.

Entrepreneur Addresses Multiple-Prescription Drug Administration Issues

By Mike Switzer

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You may have noticed that so many people these days take a lot of prescription drugs for a lot of different reasons because, as time has gone by, pharmaceutical research results in products designed for these reasons.  But for those who are prescribed multiple drugs, and for those who are administering them, complications can arise resulting in missed doses and overdoses.  After watching nurses in health care facilities administer medications to numerous patients with complex conditions, our next guest experienced the proverbial light-bulb effect, and proceeded to launch a new business.

Hydroponics, Huh? | Endowment Intern Raven

By Raven Furber

Basil Plants growing in a nutrient film tray hydroponics system

At the beginning of my internship, I did a story on the Hub City Co-op. During my interview with the general manager, I was told about the Tyger River Smart Farm. Tyger River Smart Farm is one of the few hydroponics farms in the Upstate. After doing a marketing project this past semester, I had just enough knowledge to know what hydroponics is. It is easy to say that hydroponics isn't a widespread method of farming, but its use is rapidly increasing.

Walterboro, SC Experiencing Entrepreneurial Revival

By Mike Switzer

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If you live in or have visited Walterboro, South Carolina recently, you may have noticed a little renaissance going on.  From a farm-to-truck food truck to a new event venue on the river to a former Boeing executive's new aviation company...entrepreneurs are apparently migrating to the area to launch their dreams.  What’s going on in Colleton County?

Mike Switzer interviews Hank Amundson, assistant city manager for the City of Walterboro, South Carolina.

Social Security Disability Claims Have Become Increasingly Difficult

By Mike Switzer

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According to the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, fewer than half of people who apply for disability benefits — about 45 percent — are ultimately accepted; and that even getting a hearing takes an average of nearly 600 days.  That’s why our next guest says that you should know what Social Security Disability offers, who is eligible, and what changes have occurred over the past several years.

Estate Planning for Your Digital Assets

By Mike Switzer

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We’ve talked frequently on this program of the need for an estate plan.  However, in this increasingly digital world the definition of an estate is expanding. Think about your online accounts including banking, Facebook, email, and your Bitcoins!  What happens to these accounts after you’re gone?  It’s an interesting question and one that our guest today is going to address.

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