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Social Security Disability Claims Have Become Increasingly Difficult

June 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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According to the National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives, fewer than half of people who apply for disability benefits — about 45 percent — are ultimately accepted; and that even getting a hearing takes an average of nearly 600 days. That’s why...

President Trump Rallies Votes for McMaster Ahead of Runoff

June 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Hours before Trump arrived, supporters packed Airport High School Gym.

President Trump rallied with Gov. Henry McMaster at Airport High School in West Columbia. The 71-year old McMaster is competing with 39-year old Greenville businessman John Warren for the Republican nomination. Recent polls show the two candidates in a tight race. Monday...

Estate Planning for Your Digital Assets

June 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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We’ve talked frequently on this program of the need for an estate plan. However, in this increasingly digital world the definition of an estate is expanding. Think about your online accounts including banking, Facebook, email, and your Bitcoins! What happens to these...

Columbia Chosen as One of Three Cities for Obama Foundation's Community Leadership Corps

June 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Participant Hazel Bridges

On Saturday, June 16, around 50 young adults, ages 18 to 25, gathered in the Richland Main Library in Columbia. All of them, in some capacity, were activists, hoping to gain the skills to influence change in their own communities with the training of the Obama Foundation as...

Biomedicine & Cancer Research

June 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Alan Diehl about research and recent discoveries related to biomedicine and cancer. Dr. Diehl is a Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and the Associate Director of Basic Sciences at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

June 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

Credit Concepts to Companies 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...

Lady's Tresses Orchids

June 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Lady's Tresses Orchid.

If you find one of these lovely plants, it's best left in place if you want it to thrive.

Federal Grant Workshops for Tech Entrepreneurs

June 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Laura Corder

If there is any group of entrepreneurs that is not only hungry for capital but also having a hard time finding some, it’s early-stage start-ups. If you’re one of these, you won’t want to change your radio dial right now because our next guest is going to tell us about a...

9th Annual Made in the South Awards Accepting Entries

June 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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If you are a Southern artisan or business with a unique locally made product, you might want to know that a national magazine based in our state goes out of their way to highlight these products each year through their Made in the South awards program. And the deadline for...

How the Human Brain Processes Language

June 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Leonardo Bonilha about how the human brain processes language and produces speech. Dr. Bonilha is a neurologist, epilepsy specialist and brain and language researcher at MUSC.

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

June 18, 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.

30 Years Later, the Legend of the Lizard Man Lives on in Bishopville

June 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Scape Ore Swamp.

The tale goes something like this: a young man gets a flat tire late one night in 1988 while driving near Scape Ore Swamp, and gets out of his car to change it. Then, from the shadows emerges a creature that’s green, wet, seven feet tall, with three fingers, red eyes and...

SC Insurer Named a "Best" Employer

June 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
David Cote

Our next guest’s company was recently named by Forbes magazine as one of the 500 best employers in the country. He says the key to their employee success is the company’s cultural compass that points in all directions. Mike Switzer interviews David Cote, a vice president...

Looking Through a Different Lens: Veterans Use Photography to Help Cope with PTSD

June 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Retired Air Force veteran Eugene DuVall shares the story behind one of her photographs

June is PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month. The mental health problem can develop after a person has been exposed to one or more traumatic events. For members of the military, PTSD can develop because of combat and missions where soldiers were exposed to...

Automating Your Government Experience With Chatbots

June 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Bratton Riley

Bratton Riley Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio These days, when you’re visiting a new website, a chat box will often pop up and ask if you need help. And you may not even be aware that many times these are automated and are known as chatbots. Our next guest believes that...

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