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Cyber Insurance Now a Must-Have for South Carolina Businesses

February 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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As hackers become more sophisticated at burrowing into business computers to steal everything from money to social security numbers and medical records, the need for protection grows ever more dire. One way to help mitigate the damage, if not protect information from being...

SCRA Hits $1 Billion Milestone

February 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Finding venture capital funding has been a challenge for entrepreneurs in our state for a long time. But our next guest says the picture is getting better as evidenced by the fact that the South Carolina companies his organization have invested in have received over $1...

Actor Paul Sorvino to be honored at Beaufort International Film Festival

February 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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27 years ago, our next guest retired from the US Marine Corps at Parris Island, SC and launched a film career in the Lowcountry, including making an award-winning documentary about the Marines. His love of films and the history of major motion picture-making in that part of...

Will 2019 Be the Year the Economy Finally Stumbles?

February 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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2019 is under way now and many are still feeling a lot of uncertainty about how our economy will perform this year. How will the trade wars, interest rates, and politics play into the multi-year economic growth we have been experiencing? Mike Switzer interviews Frank Hefner...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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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.

Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila

February 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Destruction at the Walled City (Intramuros district) of old Manila in May 1945, after the Battle of Manila.

In his book, Rampage: MacArthur, Yamashita, and the Battle of Manila (2018, W. W. Norton), Charleston historian and author James M. Scott recounts one of the most heartbreaking chapters of World War II. When Gen. Douglas MacArthur prepared to liberate the capital city of...

Greenville Man Worked with NASA as "First Artist of Space"

February 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
In the 1960s, Renato Moncini attended every rocket launch at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy on his own time.

In the 1960s, Renato Moncini attended every rocket launch at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy on his own time. Here he readies his materials to paint one of the launches. Credit Courtesy of the artist. Greenville artist Renato Moncini is a native of Italy, but between his journey...

Change in S.C. Constitution Affects the Lt. Governor and the State Senate

February 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
S.C. Senate President Harvey Peeler, R-Cherokee (L).

When sworn in as the state’s new Lieutenant Governor last month Pamela Evette made history. She became the first Lieutenant Governor elected as a Governor’s running mat instead of running for the office independently of the Governor. The primary duty of the Lieutenant...

Sisters Born during Vietnam War Find Each Other while Searching for American Fathers

January 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Ann and Lisa (left to right) at the beach in Charleston

Ann Marie Luc was just a year old when her mother gave her away in Vietnam. She was born to a Vietnamese woman and an American father serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. She had been passed between several families and had four different names by the time she was 17...

Assessing Energy Costs for SC Factories

January 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Sometimes energy costs alone can be a determining factor in a manufacturer’s ability to make a profit. If you are a small to medium-size manufacturer in South Carolina, you may not be aware that, because of funding from the US Dept. of Energy, our next guest’s institution...

Tariffs... 'It's Complicated'

January 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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With recent controversies over the use of trade tariffs by the United States, it might be a good time to take a look back at the history of their use. It’s a complicated, often fraught history. In fact, friction between the North and South over tariffs in the early 19th...

SC Business Update from Alan Cooper

January 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina: MidlandsBiz , UpstateBizSC , and...

Honey Locust Tree

January 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Honey Locust Tree seed pods.

Honey Locust Trees have twisted, brown fruit.

Elizabeth Warren Talks Economic Fairness, Affordable Housing and Gun Control at Columbia College

January 24, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Sen. Elizabeth Warren at Columbia College

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke at Columbia College Wednesday night, during a question and answer forum. The potential presidential candidate spoke to a crowd of almost a thousand about fighting corruption, creating more affordable housing and ending the government shutdown...

SC Staffing Company Growing Fast in Upstate

January 24, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Kyle Bevel

SC Biz News recently announced their fastest growing companies list for 2018 and our next guest’s employee staffing company came in at number one in the small company category. Mike Switzer interviews Kyle Bevel, president of the North American headquarters of Job Impulse,...

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