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Coronavirus and the SC Business Community

March 18, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Economic 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...

Mountain Laurel on the Coast?

March 12, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Mountain Laurel (Kalmia latifolia), Greenville County, South Carolina

Yes, you can find "disjunct" populations of Mountain laurel in pockets on the coast of South Carolina where the micro-climate is just right.

Using Technology for Safer Operations

March 11, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Most manufacturing companies, especially larger ones, employ or contract with safety professionals to keep their operations safe for their employees and to comply with government safety regulations and inspections. It’s an old-fashioned industry that we’ve learned recently...

Weather Events to Become More Extreme with Climate Change

March 10, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Hurricane Florence, seen here as a Category 3 storm on Sept. 12, 2018, approaches the East Coast. It eventually made landfall as a Category 1 storm near Wrightsville Beach, N.C., on Sept. 14, and caused massive inland flooding.

A recent government report says that climate change is leading to extreme weather events that are becoming "more frequent, intense, widespread or of longer duration." University of South Carolina geographer Kirsten Dow agrees, saying the historic 2015 rain and resulting...

Coronavirus: Grand Princess Cruise Ship Docks Off California Coast

March 9, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bill Chappell, Vanessa Romo
The Grand Princess cruise ship heads under the Golden Gate Bridge to a port in Oakland, Calif., Monday.

Updated at 8:10 p.m. ET After several days of circling off the coast of California, the Grand Princess cruise ship has docked at a port in Oakland. The ship has 3,533 people on board — including at least 21 who have tested positive for the new coronavirus, out of 46 people...

Winthrop Economist Is Not Panicking Over Covid-Inspired Market Woes

March 9, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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If you’re getting nervous about the economy based on the coronavirus’ effect on the stock market and on global oil prices, your worries might be premature. “I don’t really foresee this being a panic time,” says Dr. Lou Pantuosco, a professor of economics Winthrop University...

SC Cotton Farm Wins Award

March 5, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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While the textile industry in our state is not quite what it once was, there are still success stories out there. For example, our next guest decided to take cotton from their fields in Darlington County and create a blanket that was named the Overall Winner in Garden...

Columbia Uses Internet Connectivity to Lure Companies

March 4, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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The Bull Street District in Columbia has recently attracted another high-profile technology company. Our next guest said the move was made easier by the fact that the district has gigabit Internet connectivity, something that is fast becoming a very useful economic...

Not Much Demand for Middle-Aged Unemployed Professionals

March 3, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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By now most people are aware of the tight labor market resulting from the strong economy and its high demand for workers. However, it appears that many middle-aged unemployed professionals are not benefitting from this situation. What’s going on? Mike Switzer interviews...

Horse Racing and Horse Culture in South Carolina and Beyond

March 2, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Currier & Ives & Cameron, J. (ca. 1884) An exciting finish

According to the South Carolina Encyclopedia, “’The Sport of Kings’ emerged in South Carolina as soon as colonists gained firm footing and began amassing property and wealth enough to emulate the lifestyles of England and the Caribbean.” Horse racing and horse culture...

After 7 Weeks, S.C. Senate Limits Debate on Education Bill

February 28, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
File photo of the S.C. Senate in session

The S.C. State Senate this week voted to limit debate on the massive public school improvement bill. Senators have been considering the bill for seven weeks. Senate leaders hope to move to a final vote on the bill next week.

The Charleston Church Massacre and the Journey to Forgiveness

February 28, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The scene outside Emanuel A.M.E. Church, Charleston, SC, on Sunday morning, July 21, 2015.

On June 17, 2015, twelve members of the historically black Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina welcomed a young white man to their evening Bible study. He arrived with a pistol, 88 bullets, and hopes of starting a race war. Dylann Roof’s massacre of nine...

Is South Carolina Braced for COVID-19? A USC Dr. Says Yes

February 27, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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As of Tuesday, the World Health Organization(WHO) identified 59 cases of COVID-19 in the United States . None are in South Carolina; but the case that has U.S. health officials wary is one from California. It was reported earlier this week and is the first to show up on...

Coronavirus, Campaign Policies & Securing the Black Vote; Takeaways from Tuesday’s Debate

February 27, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
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Amid typical debate topics: the economy, education, housing, rural healthcare and national security, Tuesday’s breaking news of health officials warning Americans to plan for the spread of the Coronavirus in the U.S. gave seven of the eight remaining Democratic candidates...

NPR Special Live Coverage: 2020 SC Democratic Primary

February 27, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The Democratic presidential primary candidates are competing in South Carolina on Saturday, hoping to win over voters in the fourth contest of 2020. Follow NPR's live coverage of the primary, including results and analysis here... Loading...

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