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Clemson Economist Sees Slow Growth Ahead

February 4, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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While our next guest expects 2019’s final economic growth numbers to come in significantly lower than those we saw when the year began and that that limp-along trend will continue this year, he does not foresee a recession in 2020. Mike Switzer interviews Bruce Yandle, Dean...

President Trump's State of the Union Address

February 3, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
President Donald Trump

President Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address, Tuesday night at 9:00 p. m. South Carolina Public Radio will broadcast NPR's Special Coverage, live. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to deliver the Democratic Party's response. We will also...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 3, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

John Warner Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio 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.

Carolina Music Museum Brings History to Life in an Instrumental Way

January 31, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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It’s not the harpsichord just inside the entryway of the Carolina Music Museum that comes as such a surprise, but the sign on top of it. “Play Me,” it reads—two words seldom seen on keyboards in public spaces unless preceded by “Please Do Not.” Dr. Thomas Strange, Artistic...

S.C. Senate Continues Debate on School Improvement Bill

January 31, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
SC Senate in session on January 30, 2020.

Teacher Bill of Rights Defeated When the State Senate re-convenes next week it will begin its’ third week of debate on an omnibus School Improvement Bill. For the past two years it’s been the General Assembly’s first priority. It aims to update an array of state policies to...

38th SE Wildlife Expo Coming Feb 14-16

January 30, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Our state’s tourism season is about to kick off with more than 40,000 people expected to attend an annual event in the Lowcountry celebrating the art and sport of wildlife. Mike Switzer interviews John Powell, executive director of the Southeastern Wildlife Exposition...

Upstate School Addressing Teacher Shortage

January 29, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Dr. Laura Reynolds

With the state and nation experiencing a serious teacher shortage, one Upstate college is working on new ways to alleviate that situation. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Laura Reynolds, USC Upstate’s Dean of the School of Education, Human Performance, and Health in Spartanburg...

Finding a Financial Advisor

January 28, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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As with any profession, there are those who excel, those who are average, and those who lag in their field. Financial planning is no different. To hold yourself out as a “Financial Advisor” you just need to pass a couple of exams that only require about a month’s worth of...

SC Business Update from Andy Owens

January 27, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Andy Owens

An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Andy Owens, managing editor of SCBizNews , the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report , Charleston Regional...

Columnar Stinkhorn

January 27, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A column stinkhorn (Clathrus columnatus).

Clathrus columnatus, commonly known as the column (or columnar) stinkhorn, has a widespread distribution, and has been found in Africa, Australasia, and the Americas. It may have been introduced to North America with exotic plants.

South Carolina Between World Wars: The Beginnings of Black Activism

January 27, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Black South Carolinians, despite poverty and discrimination, began to organize and lay the basis for the civil rights movement that would occur after World War II. Dr. Bobby Donaldson of the University of South Carolina talks about the efforts by black South Carolinians to...

Burgers Lead to Success

January 24, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Have you ever created a recipe that your friends and family thought was so tasty that that led you to think about turning it into a business? That happened to our next guests and now their products are on the shelves of many national retailers, they’ve won a "Customer Food...

Re-pack Causes Temporary Inconvenience for Long-term Benefits

January 23, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Transmitters for SCETV and SC Public Radio.

The short interruptions that some listeners of both commercial and public radio stations have experienced to broadcasts in the past couple of months are actually the sound of progress, according to ETV Vice President of Technology and Facilities Mark Jahnke. It's a process...

Double-Crested Cormorants

January 23, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A double-crested cormorant

The double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. Its habitat is near rivers and lakes as well as in coastal areas, and is widely distributed across North America, from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska down to Florida and...

German American Business Relations Grows in S.C.

January 23, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Each year, our next guest’s school hosts a German American business summit to facilitate the growth of our state’s relationship with one of our most significant trading partners. This year’s event is February 5th. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Shao, dean of the School of...

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