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Film Festival Returns to Columbia, SC

By Alfred Turner

Seth Gadsden

Spring brings more than just flowers and warmer temperatures.  In Columbia, it also means the return of an annual film festival that reignites the capital city’s downtown business district. Mike Switzer interviews Seth Gadsden, director of the 13th Annual Indie Grits Film Festival, coming to Columbia March 28-31.

Putting the Winning Behavior in Motion

By Alfred Turner

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Most business owners understand that two keys to their success are customers that return to buy again and again and employees who stay with them year after year.  But our next guest says that while many of these leaders know these are key behaviors, they don’t know how to implement them. Mike Switzer interviews Dr.

Homebuilders Face Challenges in Booming Economy

By Mike Switzer

Wade McGuinn

Over the past year, trade wars, immigration fears, and increasing interest rates have dealt a one-two-three punch to the homebuilding industry, causing a slowdown for the first time since the multi-year recovery emerged from the financial meltdown of 11 years ago.  How are the smaller, independent builders faring and how do they feel about the future?

Mike Switzer interviews Wade McGuinn, CEO of McGuinn Hybrid Homes in West Columbia, SC.

Catheter Technology From MUSC Wins Grant

By Alfred Turner

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Our state’s research universities are constantly looking for ways to monetize their research and a recent example just came across our radar screen.  A Lowcountry company recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue developing a double-balloon catheter using technology licensed from the Medical University of South Carolina.

Mike Switzer interviews Cephus E. Simmons, Sr., founder & CEO of SealCath in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Financial Markets and Uncertainty

By Mike Switzer

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As 2019 continues to unfold, many uncertainties still abound.  What will the Federal Reserve do next with interest rates?  Are the trade wars winding down?  Will global and domestic political environments get clearer or cloudier?  Our next guest says uncertainties like these are always a concern to financial markets.

Write Down Your Goals and Limitations

By Mike Switzer

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Most people know what they are trying to accomplish with their investment portfolio: retirement, new house, fund some charities.  But our next guest says these goals can be elusive if you don’t have a written document that outlines your objectives and limitations.

Mike Switzer interviews Chris Cabri, a certified financial planner with Ameriprise Financial Services in Greenwood, SC.

Crystals and Lasers

By Alfred Turner

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Most of us know what lasers are but many of us may not know that one of their critical components is a crystal.  Normally, these crystals are grown in a high temperature environment.  However, our next guest’s company has figured out a way to grow these crystals in a lower temperature, fluidic environment that brings them a new competitive advantage.

Is Your Behavior Costing You Money?

By Alfred Turner

William Jeter

William Jeter Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio In a perfect world, everyone would make rational decisions, however our next guest says that when it comes to the average person’s finances, rational decision-making is not only abnormal, it’s almost non-existent, and that’s because of something he calls behavioral bias.

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