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Mystery Bird's Nest

August 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Blue-gray Gnatcatcher.

The Blue-Gray Gnat Catcher lives here in the warmer months. They build nests of spider silk or caterpillar silk, and cover them with lichens.

Is China Disrupting Our State’s Recycling Industry?

August 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Mike Pope

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, Americans recycle around 66 million tons of plastic bottles, aluminum cans, and scrap metal, etc. each year. But then China threw a kink into things when they announced last summer that they would no longer accept "foreign...

Williams-Brice Stadium Gears Up for Its First Big Concert in Years

August 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Beyonce superfan Merrell Johnson in studio.

August 21 will bring the first concert in five years to Columbia’s Williams-Brice Stadium when Beyoncé and Jay-Z make a stop on their On the Run II Tour . For Columbia local and Beyoncé superfan Merrell Johnson, this is an especially big event. “I’ve been a fan of hers...

Are Your Investments Too Safe?

August 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

Most people know that most investing involves some risk. But our next guest says that he sees some investors going to great lengths to avoid risk at all costs. Mike Switzer interviews Jeff Wildes, a certified financial planner in Georgetown, SC .

"Sunburned" Vegetables and Fruits

August 13, 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 . My new sunscreen has zinc oxide in it; it actually forms a physical barrier to protect my skin from sunburn. Believe it or not, sunburn is a serious issue for many fruits and vegetables, too...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

August 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

John Warner Credit Concepts to Companies 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.

Black South Carolinians, Soldiers in World War I

August 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship qualification badge and campaign hat, with cigarette holder in front of painted backdrop.

(Originally broadcast 02/23/18) - 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...

SC Film Incentives Reinstated

August 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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In case you missed it, the TV and film production industry in our state recently received a boost when Governor McMaster signed into law a proviso that reinstates wage and supplier rebates. Our next guest has been lobbying for this for a while and says it puts us on a...

Keeping That Yard Under Control

August 8, 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 . My two- and-a half acre yard is getting to be more than I can handle. When we moved here, thirty-three years ago, most of it was an old field, with just two large beds of camellias and an island...

SC Podcaster Wins Peabody Award

August 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Podcasts continue to gain ground as a popular form of entertainment and information. Take ours, for example. But ours is also tied to an actual over-the-air radio show. Our next guest says there’s a lot more involved in starting one from scratch that only airs over the...

South Carolina Offers More Than 400 License Tags

August 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
License plate design with MZWendy

Most, if not all, states offer a variety of license tags for automobiles. South Carolina offers more than 400, many to support causes or organizations, from colleges to gold star families, or wildlife and habitats, from trees to turkeys and elk. Some are offered out of...

From Idea to Market in Six Months

August 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Joe Ortiz

If you are a regular listener of this show, you have heard many of our state’s entrepreneurial stories. But I can’t remember one where a product went from an idea to reality as fast as the one created by our next guest. Mike Switzer interviews Joe Ortiz, founder of Joe Cup...

Nonprofits Can Be Entrepreneurs, Too

August 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Tomas Mendez

As our population continues to age, the members of this aging population are more and more demanding to finish living out their lives at home rather than in an institution. Two years ago, our next guest’s nonprofit organization noticed this trend and decided to respond with...

Charitable Gifting Under the New Tax Law

July 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Abby Mason

If you’ve been perusing the new tax law, you may have noticed that individual taxpayers will still be allowed to deduct charitable contributions, however our next guest says that receiving a tax benefit for those charitable contributions may become more difficult. Mike...

Transition from Cancer Patient to Cancer Survivor

July 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Stacey Maurer about the transition from cancer patient to cancer survivor. Dr. Maurer is a Clinical Psychologist and she is the Psychosocial Services Coordinator at Hollings Cancer center at MUSC.

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