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Preparing College Students for Entrepreneurship

June 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Entrepreneurship is more popular than ever with today’s college students which is why our next guest says that it’s also more important than ever to make sure these students are prepared for the ups and downs of the entrepreneurial journey. Mike Switzer interviews Gail...

Amazon Delivery Entrepreneurs Busy in SC

June 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Trevor Wright

About a year ago, you may remember hearing that Amazon was offering would-be entrepreneurs the chance to start their own Amazon delivery business with custom Amazon-logoed vans for as little as $10,000. I’m sure you’ve probably seen some of those vans. I have and it seems...

Living, Working, and Playing in Greenville, SC

June 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Our state’s major metropolitan areas continue to see a lot of new construction activity. One example that came to our attention recently is a new mixed use development in downtown Greenville. Mike Switzer interviews Erik Weir, a partner and founder of WCM Global Wealth in...

Spoleto Festival USA Announces New Opera Based on the Life of a Slave

June 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Portrait of "Uncle Moreau" elderly man seated wearingheadwrap, suit; left elbow rests on newel, cane in right hand

In the city where nearly half of all enslaved Africans were brought to this nation, Spoleto Festival USA will unveil a new opera based on the life of an African-Muslim slave. His autobiography is believed to be the only surviving, unedited story written in Arabic in the...

Creating a Solid Financial Plan

June 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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In today’s age of widespread and available information, our next guest says he continues to be amazed at the misconceptions and mistakes he uncovers regarding a financial plan. Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a certified financial planner with ACT Advisors in...

Scorpions in South Carolina?

June 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Vaejovis carolinianus - Southern Unstriped Scorpion.

The Southern Unstripped Scorpion lives mostly in the mountains and Piedmont. The stripped scorpion can occasionally be found on the lower Coastal Plain.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

June 10, 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.

Broadheaded Skink

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Broad-Headed Skink (Eumeces laticeps).

These very large lizards feed on insects and spiders.

War Stuff: The Struggle Between Armies and Civilians During the American Civil War

June 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
"Return of a Foraging Party to Philippi, Virginia"

In War Stuff: The Struggle for Human and Environmental Resources in the American Civil War , her path-breaking work on the American Civil War, Joan E. Cashin explores the struggle between armies and civilians over the resources necessary to wage war. This war 'stuff'...

Mating Luna Moths

June 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Luna Moths, mating

A listener spots two of these large moths that are mating.

Spoleto Backstage: 'What Girls Are Made Of';'One Thousand And One Nights'; John Kennedy

June 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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On this final episode of Spoleto Backstage for 2019, host Adam Parker speaks with Cora Bissett, writer and star, and Orla O'Loughlin, director, of the play "What Dreams Are Made Of." Based on Bissett's life story, the production follows a Scottish schoolgirl's rise to rock...

75th Anniversary of D-Day Brings Veterans' Recollections of Tyranny's End in Europe

June 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The Allies suffered nearly 10,000 casualties on D Day, including 2500 dead.  Here they rest at Normandy.

75 years ago - June 6, 1944 - 156,000 Allied troops on nearly 7000 ships and landing craft and supported by 11,590 planes dropping both bombs and paratroopers, landed on the beaches of Normandy, France. The top-secret invasion of Europe was code-named Operation Overlord,...

SC Continues to Attract New Business

June 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Aaron Erickson

Up until last year, our next guest’s advanced manufacturing company has relied on existing space to expand operations at its six facilities nationwide. That is until they discovered Blythewood, South Carolina, where they recently completed construction of a new, 140,000...

"A Good Snake Day"

June 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Eastern Cottonmouth snake, agkistrodon piscivorus

A listener had an abundance of snake sightings in Francis Beidler Forest...

Upstate OEMs Face Numerous Issues -- Including an Often Underprepared Public

June 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
York County Emergency Management

Emergency management coordinators in South Carolina have a lot to think about. A lot to think about. On any given day, a normally quiet command center, like the one deep in the ground below Greenville City Hall, could fill up with representatives from a whole pile of...

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