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Turning Social Networks Over to the Users

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

The social media world is fast evolving as Facebook and others work on new privacy policies and their associated algorithms. There are even new forms of social networks appearing that want to turn control of these types of platforms over to the users and away from the “...

Preserving History: The Olympia Mill Village Museum Opens September 28

July 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Clayton Sears
A four-year journey: Jake and Sherry Jaco inside the Olympia Mill school during the construction phase of the museum

Columbia has a rich history of being a cotton/textile mill town. The Olympia and Granby Mills are located just outside of the downtown area, next to the Congaree river. Like many places in Columbia, this historic area is growing. The Olympia-Granby Historical Foundation was...

The Future of Crab Bank; A Coastal Bird Sanctuary

July 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Guests aboard a Coastal Expedition cruise look out at the Charleston Harbor and a passing cargo ship

Chris Crolley of Coastal Expeditions gives a tour of Shem Creek and what's left of bird sanctuary Crab Bank Credit David Quick Chris Crolley wears a long, grey, shirt only those who work in the sun instinctively know to wear. His blue eyes reflect some of the button-up’s...

Are You a Public Service Employee With Student Loan Debt?

July 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

Unless you have or had a student loan, you may not have heard of the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program which began in 2007 with a simple idea: provide debt relief to borrowers in critical but often low-paying careers after they make 10 years of timely student loan...

Dangers of Mixing Alcohol with Certain Medications

July 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Raymond Anton about the dangers of mixing alcohol with certain common medications. Dr. Anton holds the Thurmond Wellness Endowed Chair in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and he is the Scientific Director of the...

Essential Nutrition for Baby’s Brain Development

July 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Candi Jump about essential nutrition needed for a baby’s brain development. Dr. Jump is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist and she runs the Premature Infant Nutrition-Follow-Up Program at MUSC Children’s Hospital.

Best Practices for Planting a Tree

July 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Mulching trees is the best thing you can after you’ve planted them properly; some research shows it can double the rate of growth for newly established trees. A good tip when mulching trees is...

Journalist Robert Cox and the Newspaper That Published Dangerous Truths

July 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Robert Cox (with Maria Hinojosa, WGBH, Boston)

(Originally broadcast 01/19/18) - The Buenos Aires Herald ceased publication in July of 2017, almost 141 years after its founding. The paper became famous, however, only in the latter part of the 20th century, for exposing the forced disappearances of Argentinians during...

The Importance of Real ID for Business Travelers

July 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Kevin Shwedo

Even with the growth and popularity of teleconferencing, many businesses still find face-to-face meetings and in-person conferences fruitful and therefore, imperative to their success. And many of these meetings require boarding an airplane. Which is why our next guest...

Mississippi Kite in South Carolina

July 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis) - Carolina Raptor Center at Huntersville, North Carolina

These birds are more common inland than they use to be.

Promoting STEM Education

July 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Guarav Sangal

Most people are aware of the many efforts in the education sector over the past several years to increase and improve our children’s exposure to science, technology, engineering, and math: known as STEM so that eventually, maybe more high school graduates might consider one...

After-School Nutrition Program Reaches Rural Communities

July 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by John Lewis
Students at Hopkins Elementary School gather for after-school nutrition class taught by DHEC nutrition educators through telehealth.

Dozens of students participate in an after-school program at Hopkins Elementary School in rural Richland County. After most of their classmates have gone home for the day, these kids go to the library. Plates, pasta shells, and measuring cups are scattered across the tables...

Snoring: An "Ill Wind" Anywhere

July 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Sleeping older man

Snoring can ruin the sleep of millions of South Carolinians, and it doesn’t do the snorer any good, either. Sleep expert Dr. Robert Puchalski says vibrations in the throat cause snoring, and by the passing of air through a tight space in the upper airway, in the way that...

Rare Film of First African-American Professional Golfer Sheds Light on Pre-Civil Rights Era

July 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
hoto from the University of South Carolina's Motion Image Research Collection.

At the University of South Carolina, the Moving Image Research Collection has established a reputation as one of the top film archives in the country. Curator Greg Wilsbacher says Newsfilm Collections at USC has received some notable donations over the years— including...

SBA Busy on SC Coast

July 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
William Furman

While the main district office for the US Small Business Administration in South Carolina is located in our capital city, there is also a branch office in North Charleston, which from our research, appears to be pretty busy serving the coastal areas of our state. Mike...

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