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Pro Bono Program Teaches Law Students the Value of Giving Back

February 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
USC Law School's Pro Bono program provides student volunteers for legal services throughout South Carolina.

It’s tax season, and many people are working with tax preparers. But some preparers are giving away their services for free to elderly or low income clients. They’re tax law students in the Pro Bono program at the University of South Carolina School of Law. The Pro Bono...

Entrepreneurship and Engineering

February 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ehsan Jabbarazadeh and Julie Iarossi.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but over the past ten years, colleges and universities have become more and more involved in teaching entrepreneurship. And our next guest says a focus on technology and innovation is the most recent trend in this area. Mike Switzer interviews...

How Welcoming Hurricane Katrina Evacuees Shaped Response to Recent Weather Emergencies in the South

February 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Sam Tenenbaum became known as "the man with the cigar" during his leadership of SC Cares. The name has stuck.

Back in January, a diverse group of Midlands community members congregated at the United Way of the Midlands . Among the 20 or so assembled guests were lawyers, businesspeople, nonprofit staffers, and a vet. What they held in common was their shared action after a terrible...

'White-Hat' Hackers Combat the Bad Guys Using The Villains’ Tactics

February 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
White-hat hackers keep up with the latest tricks of cyber criminals

Hacking, whether it’s into a bank, insurance company or an individual’s records, is a serious, and growing crime in the 21st century. The damages inflicted by hackers in the United States alone can reach into the billions of dollars annually. However, a new weapon against...

Mystery Skull

February 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

A listener finds a skull...

"P" is for Pines

February 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina from A to Z logo

"P" is for Pines. Nine native pine species are found within South Carolina. Three species are restricted to the upper Piedmont and mountain regions, three are found nearly throughout the state, and three are found primarily within the coastal plain. South Carolina pines are...

Black South Carolinians in World War I

February 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship badge and campaign hat with cigarette holder

Upon the United States' entrance into World War I, President Woodrow Wilson told the nation that the war was being fought to "make the world safe for democracy." For many African-American South Carolinians, the chance to fight in this war was a way to prove their...

Count the Birds

February 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
logo for the Great Backyard Bird Count

\This is the last day of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Rudy shares his list, so far.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 19, 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 is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Solicitor Says Family Randomly Targeted in Child Kidnapping

February 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg holds a press conference in the search for Heidi Tod

Charleston's top prosecutor confirms what many in the community have wanted to know. Did the family of a little girl kidnaped have ties to the suspect or were they randomly targeted? "To be crystal clear: there is NO CONNECTION between the victims in this matter and the...

State House Week for February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Former Rep. Rick Quinn talking with news reporters at the Richland County Courthouse

More fallout from the ongoing Statehouse corruption probe, and the S.C. Senate moves to give state regulators more time to consider SCANA Corp and Dominion Energy's request to continue to charge ratepayers for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project.

Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

February 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

Recent trends seem to be indicating a pick-up in first-time home-buying. For example, some local apartment managers I have talked to say that they are seeing a significant increase in people breaking their leases to buy a house. Our next guest says that if you are a first-...

Narrative: The Best Wedding Gift

February 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Kelvin and Chanta Moore, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Kelvin Moore and his wife Chanta...

Citadel Graduating More Engineers

February 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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While our next guest’s institution has a reputation for churning out military officers and business managers, their focus has changed significantly over the past few years to meet the workforce demands for engineers. Mike Switzer interviews Ron Welch, dean of engineering at...

Storm-Damaged Roofs Lead to Business Opportunity for SC Woman

February 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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2017 was the costliest year for extreme weather and climate disasters in American history. Which means there was a lot of money spent on home repairs, probably the highest amount going to roofs. To our next guest, who had experience in this area serving as insurance...

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