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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...

SC Business Update from SC Biz News' Andy Owens

November 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Andy Owens

An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Andy Owens, managing editor of SCBizNews , the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report , Charleston Regional...

Surviving After Newsprint

November 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Cindi Scoppe

If you have been a subscriber to The State newspaper, based in Columbia, SC, anytime over the past 30 years, you probably know our next guest’s name and her writing very well. Recently however, she fell victim to the continuing decline of the print media industry,...

Making the Most of Your Retirement Plan

November 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Joy Watkins

Most would probably agree that the number one goal in retirement planning is to be sure your money outlives you and not the other way around. For example, a healthy non-smoking couple retiring at age 62 should plan on needing 30 years of income – that’s a long time. But our...

What Year is it? Two-thousand eighteen? Twenty-eighteen? Does it Matter?

November 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Credit Lumapoche [CC0 1.0] via Pixabay You may say to- MAY-toe and I may say to-MAH-toe, but the 1930s pop song "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" demonstrates playfully that there are often various ways to pronounce certain words. Even numbers are subject to differences of...

SC Entrepreneurial Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

November 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina John Warner Credit Concepts to Companies Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Earn a Degree in Intelligence and Security in Charleston

November 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Carl Jensen

Carl Jensen Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Intelligence, homeland and cyber security issues are constantly in the news – from the Russian elections interference to Facebook hacks to the recent rash of pipe bomb mailings. Which is why our next guest’s Lowcountry...

Black Throated Blue Warbler

November 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Black Throated Blue Warbler

This bird is neo-tropical and migrates through South Carolina.

Midlands School Opens Innovation Center

November 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Chris Angel

Our state’s public and private schools continue to recognize the business community’s need for more student interest in science and technology. Another example we just learned about is a brand new, 30,000 square-foot innovation center at a private school in the Midlands...

S. C. Man Reunited with Vietnam Vet Whose Life He Saved on Season Premiere of "We'll Meet Again"

November 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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A South Carolina resident figures in the story of a Vietnam veteran's search for the man who saved his life when PBS and SCETV begin the second season of We'll Meet Again, hosted by Ann Curry, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. The program focuses on reunions of people whose lives...

Historians Observe Centennial of World War I's End

November 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France

Nov. 11 is Veteran's Day, which was once known as Armistice Day. It's also the 100th anniversary of the original Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, on which ended World War I, then known as "the Great War," or - with hope, but sadly, not truly - "The War to End All Wars."...

Rose-breasted Grosbeak

November 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An immature, male Rose-breasted Grosbeak.

A listener sees an immature, male Rose-breasted Grosbeak and is a bit confused by its colors.

Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection

November 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Detail from Art Studio, by Thereas Pollak.

Spanning the decades between the late 1890s and early 1960s, The Johnson Collection’s new exhibition and its companion book, Central to Their Lives: Southern Women Artists in the Johnson Collection, examine the particularly complex challenges Southern women artists...

Local Online Retailer Opens First Physical Location

November 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Sarah Rama

After a year of successfully building an online retail business, our next guest decided it was time to open a brick and mortar location. Why take on that added expense and risk? Mike Switzer interviews Sarah Rama, owner of Duck Duck Goose Children’s Shop in Columbia, SC.

Violinist Benjamin Beilman Brings Brahms on Return Visit to South Carolina

November 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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For violinist Benjamin Beilman, the music of Johannes Brahms has timeless appeal. Striking what he considers a “perfect balance” between the personal and the objective, works like the German Romantic composer’s Violin Concerto in D major, op. 77, still have the power to...

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