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"O" is for Orr, James Lawrence [1822-1873]

February 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"O" is for Orr, James Lawrence [1822-1873]. Congressman. Governor. After serving in the General Assembly, Orr was elected to the U.S. Congress as a States-Rights Democrat and served five terms [1849-1859]. By sentiment a Unionist, he believed that the state’s interests...

Two Years After a Historic Flood, Farmers Continue to Recover

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Adyson Ashley holds one of the birds in her flock.

In September 2015, many farmers in South Carolina were looking forward to a promising harvest. The drought that began in 2014 had subsided in time for at least one crop to flourish remarkably well: by the time October rolled in, full, glistening fields of white cotton...

The Importance of Employee Education and Motivation

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Howard and Teri Gore

Most managers will tell you how important it is to train and inspire their employees. And those managers are usually with really big companies. It’s not too often we hear about a small business that goes out of their way to do this. Which is why we thought you might want to...

Columbia Native Recalls His Time as NASA Astronaut and Agency Head

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Bolden as astronaut.

Columbia native Charles Bolden has had a remarkable career: Marine fighter pilot, commanding general in Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait, deputy commandant of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. Those distinctions are impressive enough, but he is best known for his work...

"N" is for Nielsen, Barbara Stock [b. 1942]

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"N" is for Nielsen, Barbara Stock [b. 1942]. State Superintendent of Education. A native of Ohio, in 1984, Nielsen became the curriculum specialist and director of business-community partnerships for Beaufort County Schools. In 1990 she was elected state Superintendent of...

Financial Challenges for Women in the 21st Century

January 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

Even in the 21st century, we continue to be made aware of the many challenges faced by women. And our next guest says that he sees that in their financial lives as well. Mike Switzer interviews Bryan Ballentine, a certified financial planner in Greenville, SC.

"M" is for Marion County

January 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"M" is for Marion County [489 square miles; population 35,466]. In 1800 Liberty County was renamed and reorganized as Marion District--named for Revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. Located in northeastern South Carolina, the county is shaped like a knobby sweet potato,...

Dockless Bike Sharing System Looks to Improve Transportation at Furman, Spread Through Region

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The orange Spin bicycle has become a familiar sight on the Furman campus.

Bicycle sharing systems have popped up in cities – especially tourism cities - in the past few years, but a new innovation being tested at Furman University may take transportation at the Upstate college to the next level. It’s called dockless bike sharing, and according to...

SC Business Update from Grady Johnson

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Grady Johnson

An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Grady Johnson, president and group publisher for SCBizNews , the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report ,...

"L" is for Lebby, Nathaniel H. [1816-1880]

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"L" is for Lebby, Nathaniel H. [1816-1880]. Inventor. In 1852 Lebby, an employee of the South Carolina Railroad, received a patent for a “water-raising apparatus”—a steam-driven pump frequently used in the Lowcountry’s rice fields. It was also used to deepen a channel in...

Stem Cell Research Update

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
A Liquid Nitrogen bank containing suspension of stem cells. Cell culture for the biomedical diagnostic.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Stephen Duncan about Stem Cell research. Dr. Duncan is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC.

"Ground Cedar"

January 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Ground Cedar.

You'll find this green club moss on the ground among the brown, dead leaves in the winter.

"H" is for Hover Scare

January 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"H" is for Hover Scare (1887). Hiram E. Hover (often mis-spelled in the press as “Hoover”) formed the Co-operative Workers of America (CWA) in North Carolina. The goal of the CWA was to promote major labor reforms and establish cooperative stores. In South Carolina, Hoover...

Changes in Business Insurance for 2018

January 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

Businesses, like individuals, face a myriad of risks. Which is why businesses, like individuals, purchase insurance. As 2018 unfolds, our next guest says that there are some significant challenges facing the business insurance industry that the business community needs to...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 25, 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.

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