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Civil Rights Movement Had its Roots in World War I

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Men of the 369th (15th N.Y.) who won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action, sailing home on The Stockholm in 1919.

As soldiers were fighting overseas during World War I, there was another battle going on back home: the battle for a better life for African Americans. Historian Janet Hudson, speaking at a recent symposium on the war presented by Lander University in Greenwood, said even...

Oscar Winner Returns to SC for High School Film Fest

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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During the most recent Academy Awards, our next guest’s company won an Oscar for their visual effects work on the movie, “First Man”. And very soon she will be returning to her home state to share her experiences with attendees of the inaugural statewide high school film...

Education Improvement Bill Slows in the S.C. General Assembly

April 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
The South Carolina State House

State lawmakers are in the final month of this year’s legislative session with most of this year's priority bills still being debated. This week, a Senate sub-committee opted to hold until next year's session a controversial portion of the massive school improvement bill in...

New CEO Ignites Growth at SC Public Company

April 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Since our next guest became the CEO of one of our large, publicly-traded companies based in the Lowcountry a little more than a year ago, he has instituted some changes that have led the company to get back on the growth track and become noticed again by investors. Mike...

The Hawk on the Roof

April 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An adult Red-Tailed Hawk

A listener encounters a Red-Tailed Hawk on the roof of a building in downtown Charleston.

Transitioning to Success

April 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Jimmy Braddock and Adele Little

Alcohol and drugs continue to be a roadblock to success for many people. Our next guest’s organization has been working with men in the Columbia area who are seeking help in overcoming these types of life issues and they are about to expand their services with a brand new...

Top Tech Predictions for 2019

April 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Kevin Wentzel

Doesn’t it seem like technology is sometimes moving too fast to keep up with? It certainly can for old guys like me. That’s why we’ve invited a young technology entrepreneur to help us with what he sees happening in tech for the rest of this year. Mike Switzer interviews...

Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings on Walter Edgar's Journal

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The late Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings

Former S.C. Governor and U.S. Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 97. A Democrat, he held elective office for over fifty years. In 2008, Hollings talked with Walter Edgar about his life in politics and government, and about how to "...

Symposium Examines Women's Roles During World War I

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
From The Electrical Experimenter, October, 1916.

Lander University recented hosted a symposium on World War I, which ended just over a century ago. The symposium drew scholars and authors primarily from the Southeast to discuss various aspects of the war, which then was known as "The Great War." One aspect covered by a...

Navigating the ABCs of Medicare

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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If you’re one of the 10,000 Baby Boomers that is turning 65 every day in this country, you may be as confused as the other 9,999 who are now qualified to receive Medicare coverage. From Part A to Part D to Medigap, what does it all mean? Mike Switzer interviews Joy Watkins...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

April 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

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.

The Increasing Value of Knowing About Open Source Software

April 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Sergio Aparicio

In the technology world, “open source” is the term given to software for which the original source code is made freely available to anyone, allowing it to be redistributed and modified. Because open source now comprises 80% – 90% of the code in a “typical” application, our...

LED Light Bulbs: A Bright Idea

April 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Linda Nunez
File photo of an L.E.D. lightbulb.

When the “light emitting diode,” or “LED” light was first developed, it was primarily used as an indicator light in lab equipment. But as the low energy consumption of LEDs was observed, and costs for manufacturing LEDs went down, the new lighting technology found its way...

Tech Industry Grows in Columbia, SC

April 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Paul Naquin

I don’t think anyone would argue that the workplace of tomorrow will continue to require new skills and new technologies such as artificial intelligence, intelligent automation, and machine learning in order to stay competitive. And that’s why our next guest says his...

Reconstruction: South Carolina and the Nation After the Civil War

April 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The first black U.S. senator and first black House members were elected by Southern states during Reconstruction.

Dr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr., has said, "Reconstruction is one of the most important and consequential chapters in American history. It is also among the most overlooked, misunderstood and misrepresented." Gates' new four-part television series for PBS, Reconstruction:...

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