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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,...

College Students Talk Tuition Affordability, Government Shutdown with Sen. Bernie Sanders

January 23, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Sen. Bernie Sanders talks with Benedict College students in Columbia.

One day after delivering a speech about combatting racism, poverty and war, Senator Bernie Sanders spoke with students at Benedict College in Columbia encouraging them to “think big, not small.” “When we live in a competitive, global economy, does it make sense to tell...

German-American Business Summit Coming Feb. 5th

January 23, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Our state’s business relationship with Germany remains strong and continues to grow which is why our next guest continues to host an annual summit for those companies and individuals interested in furthering that relationship. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Tim Johnson, dean...

How the 2018 Tax May Affect Soon-to-be Retirees

January 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Peter Pigeon

The 2018 tax reform brought the most changes to the federal income tax code in over 30 years. And your first real experience with these changes will probably be when you file your upcoming tax return. In general, most tax-payers will pay less tax in 2018 compared to prior...

In Darkest South Carolina: J. Waties Waring and the Secret Plan that Sparked a Civil Rights Movement

January 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Post and Courier columnist and author Brian Hicks

Post and Courier columnist and author Brian Hicks. Credit Post and Courier Four years before the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision Brown v. Board of Education, a federal judge in Charleston hatched his secret plan to end segregation in America. Julius Waties Waring was...

South Carolina to See a "Super-Wolf-Blood Moon"

January 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Stages of a total lunar eclipse,  July 27, 2018. The first image was taken not long after moonrise, image at the center at about the maximum, last image on the right at the end of the eclipse.

Sunday, Jan. 20, South Carolinians will get a rare treat from the sky, as three events come together to form what some are calling a Super-Wolf-Blood moon. A wolf moon is simply a traditional name for the full moon in January, and happens, obviously, every year. However,...

Commercial Real Estate Outlook for 2019

January 17, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Brucer Harper

Bruce Harper Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio The commercial real estate market can often indicate the current state of a local economy and maybe even predict its short term future. With the new year only recently upon us, we thought it might be a good idea to check in...

Helping the Disabled Lead Productive Lives

January 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

Most people with disabilities want to work. It's more about getting the opportunity to work because, let’s face it, there can be some barriers to getting a job for some people with disabilities. Sometimes the barriers can be imposed because we make assumptions about what...

Will 2019 be a Better Year for Stocks?

January 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

Well, here we are, moving right along in the new year already, maybe some of us wondering how our investments will perform after a disappointing 2018. Our next guest says that although there will continue to be plenty of uncertainty, he is full of hope. Mike Switzer...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 14, 2019 - 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, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Columbia Native Brings Stories to the Big Screen

January 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Actor Jeremy Irvine portrays William Pitsenbarger in The Last Full Measure.

The film producer, actor, and Columbia Native Julian Adams joins Walter Edgar to talk about his new film, The Last Full Measure , and to talk about his journey into the world of filmmaking. Adam’s previous features include Phantom (2013) and Amy Cook: The Spaces in Between...

Casual Classical: SC Philharmonic’s "Beethoven & Blue Jeans" Concert Wearing Well after Twenty Years

January 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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Traditionally, a night at the symphony has entailed dressing up. For performers and audience members alike, the sight of a sharply-dressed crowd is nearly as much of a given as the sound of orchestral music. But the move toward a more casual concert experience is becoming a...

Free Code School Launched by SC Commerce

January 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Laura Corder

A little over two years ago, our next guest’s state agency launched a trial online platform that would allow any South Carolina resident with Internet access to learn how to become a software engineer for free. And now this no-cost code school, SC Codes , is out of the...

Late S.C. Hero Recalled World War II Exploits

January 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
T. Moffatt Burris, who died Jan. 4 at age 99, participated in numerous battles during World War II to help save the world.

South Carolina lost one of its heroes Jan. 4 when World War II veteran Moffatt Burris died at age 99. He was one of many heroes who helped save the world from tyranny in the 1940s. He fought to liberate Sicily and at Anzio to free Italy. But perhaps his most memorable...

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