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Preparing Disabled Students to Succeed After High School

December 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Tabitha Strickland

Tabitha Strickland Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio South Carolina has roughly 100,000 students with disabilities who are being assisted under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our next guest says that while the majority of these kids are able to...

Conservationists File a Lawsuit to Stop Seismic Blasting off our Coast

December 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
People gather at the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston to support a lawsuit to stop seismic air gun blasting on the coast.

It may have been cold outside the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston Tuesday morning, but the crowd was fired up about a newly filed lawsuit to stop what’s believed to be a precursor to drilling off our coast; seismic airgun blasting. The lawsuit claims the National...

Moore School Attracting Top Executives to International Board

December 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Jim Barber

Jim Barber Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio As more and more companies from around the world continue to open operations in our state, international business issues are receiving more priority from our state’s colleges and universities and from global executives such as...

I Won the Lottery, Now What?

December 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

You’ve probably heard by now that someone purchased the winning $1.5 billion mega lottery ticket in our state. Maybe that person is listening right now. Or maybe you might be a big lottery winner someday. Which is why we invited our next guest on the show to share his...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

December 10, 2018 - 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.

South Carolina Holds $500 Million in Unclaimed Property

December 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Curtis Loftis

According to our next guest, over a half billion dollars of unclaimed property is being held by the state of South Carolina waiting to be reunited with its rightful owners. Could some of this be yours? Mike Switzer interviews Curtis Loftis, treasurer of the state of South...

Leading Through Changing Times

December 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ron Harvey

Owning and/or managing a small business is not a small task. Technologies change, communities change, employees change; how does a leader keep up and lead at the same time? Mike Switzer interviews Ron Harvey with GCS Consulting in Columbia, SC.

Improving Your Business Creativity

December 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Tim Floyd

Maintaining creativity in your business can be difficult when there are so many other tasks in front of you. But our next guest says that the last thing you should want you business to be is predictable and hum-drum. Mike Switzer interviews Tim Floyd, founder of Tim Floyd...

Virtual Reality, Simulation Tools Help Midlands Exercise Empathy Muscle

December 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Richland Library staff preparing to use the new empathy lab.

Virtual reality and simulation tools are helping people in the Midlands "exercise their empathy muscle." Richland Library has a mobile empthy lab that travels to its various branches, giving customers the chance to "try on" someone else's life and see things from a new...

Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne

December 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
American Flag from the Revolutionary War

(Originally broadcast 06/08/18) - Martyr of the American Revolution: The Execution of Isaac Hayne, South Carolinian (2017, USC Press) examines the events that set an American militia colonel on a disastrous collision course with two British officers, his execution in...

Saved from Near-extinction, the Carolina Dog is Making Waves in the Dog Show and Dog Lover Worlds

November 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Carolina dog "Hunter" in Calabash, North Carolina that participated in DNA testing to establish ancient origin of the species.

A breed of dog that came to North America with man thousands of years ago over the Bering land bridge and was overlooked in the South for many years has recently been saved from extinction with the help of a pair of Aiken breeders. What is now called the Carolina dog, a...

Why You Need a Will

November 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

You probably heard that when Aretha Franklin passed away, she did not have a will, leaving an estate worth approximately $60 million that will end up paying close to $20 million in taxes. And our next guest says you don’t have to have a multi-million dollar estate to need a...

Wynton Marsalis Jazzes Up the Holidays

November 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs holiday classics with a jazz twist

Ask Wynton Marsalis to name his favorite holiday song and he might tell you, “The Christmas Song” by Mel Torme. Then he’ll likely explain it’s personal. When Marsalis first moved to New York, he played in a show with Torme. He was 18 years-old. “The contractor thought I was...

Economic Outlook Conference Set for Dec. 4, 2018

November 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Joey Von Nessen

Joey Von Nessen Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio After a decade of economic expansion, what’s next? Continued growth? Another recession? These are the questions that our next guest says will soon be addressed at his school’s upcoming annual forecast. Mike Switzer...

The Fate of SCE&G's Nuclear Charges To Be Determined Next Month

November 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 Aerial View, Jan. 2017.

The question of who will pay for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear reactor project is now in the hands of the seven-member S.C. Public Service Commission, the state’s official utility rate setting authority. Last week, the PSC completed three weeks of contentious hearings on...

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