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Carolina Money: It's A Wrap!

By Andrea Esselman

Chilling with Carolina Money

The story of Carolina Money has been one of seizing opportunities, much like the stories of the people it has covered. In the business and tech community, nothing would happen if the people within it did not move to action. And here at Carolina Money, we could not have gotten anywhere if we had not been on the lookout for our own opportunities.

What is Human Trafficking? Understanding this Crime in South Carolina

By Kaitlyn Park

blurred image of child behind a fence

“Human trafficking does present a threat in South Carolina,” says Marie Sazehn.

Sazehn serves as an Assistant Attorney General who understands the crime and its implications.

“A lot of times when people think of human trafficking, it is something they associate with big Hollywood movies, like “Taken,” or something that only happens overseas, to people that live abroad, or that are smuggled into the country.  However, I assure you that South Carolina citizens are trafficking South Carolina-born victims in our state.”

Engineering VP Honored

By Glenn Rawls

John Crockett, ETV's Vice-President of Engineering, receives award

John Crockett, South Carolina ETV's Vice President of Engineering, has been awarded the Meritorious Service Medal by Major General Robert E. Livingston, Jr., the Adjutant General of South Carolina. The Medal and Citation were presented by Kim Stenson, Director of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division on August 18, 2016.

South Carolina Helps Flood Soaked Louisiana

By Aimee Crouch

food donations

Just as South Carolina was hit by historic flooding last year, the state of Louisiana has been hit with 6.9 trillion gallons of rain that has caused extensive damage; 4,000 residents remain in Red Cross and community shelters after being impacted by the flood, and thousands remain without power.

Chimera, Part II by P.A. Bennett

By P.A. Bennett

3 scientists in a lab, one looking through a microscope

Last week I wrote about chimeras, part animal, part human organisms created by scientists. A news story on National Public Radio (NPR) brought it to my attention.  Seems the National Institutes of Health (the NIH) is ready to lift a ban on funding chimeric research.

Columbia Ranked Number 3 in New List

By Aimee Crouch

SC State House

For the second year in a row, Columbia was named one of the 10 Best College Towns by livability.com. The number 3 ranking was because of the numerous government jobs, healthcare industry, and Fort Jackson. It notes that not only does the University of South Carolina bring a youthful feel to the city, but the other private colleges and universties do so, as well. They also point to all the activities the city has to offer.

Medical Trainees Use Telehealth in Psychiatry Residency

By Taylor Crouch

Residents demonstrate how they use telehealth in their medical training.

“In psychiatry, there’s that big part, what we call the therapeutic alliance, being able to interact with the patient, being able to make the patient feel comfortable, make that eye contact,” says Isabella Adjinah, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Chimera: What, Why? by P.A. Bennett

By P.A. Bennett

Chimera

I’ve always thought I was pretty open-minded, but a story I heard recently on NPR had me yelling in the car, “Oh, no. That can’t happen.” It was a story about scientists wanting to commit something called chimera. What is chimera? The reporter on NPR described it as a gene editing technique in which human stem cells are put into animals.

Charleston to Initiate New Police Project

By Kristina Rackley

police car

After a deadly week of shootings of young black men and Dallas police officers, local leaders have decided to institute policy changes and trust-building initiatives in the Charleston police department later this year.

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