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Upstate Entrepreneurs Launch Farm-toTable Enterprise

November 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The last time we interviewed our next guest, she was expanding her entrepreneurial horizon from Greenville, SC to the small hamlet of Travelers Rest with an additional location of her bicycle-friendly bed and breakfast venture, the Swamp Rabbit Inn . Now she has partnered...

Pouring Wine Leads to "Cool" Entrepreneur

November 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ian Mackintosh

Many times entrepreneurs start companies because they feel they have found a way to solve a problem and that people will pay for that solution. And that’s exactly what happened to our next guest when he believed he could make a better wine bottle cooler. Mike Switzer...

Predicting South Carolina's Economic Future

November 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Joey Von Nessen

At the end of each year, our state’s flagship university presents its outlook for our state’s economy for the upcoming year. And here we are, once again, at that time of year. Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, with the Division of Research at the Moore School of...

Andrew Jackson: Symbol for an Age?

November 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson returned to the Oval Office, so to speak, in 2017, when President Donald Trump hung the 7th President’s portrait there. Jackson remains one of the most studied and controversial figures in American history. Historian Charles Grier Sellers says, "Andrew...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

November 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

SC's Big Picture Economic Development Scene

November 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Andrena Powell-Baker

Andrena Powell-Baker Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio We speak regularly with economic development experts from around our state, checking the pulse of new business activity. Our next guest stays busy trying to pull all those strings together to promote the big picture...

Bonding Program Helps Companies Hire Ex-Offenders

November 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Amy Hill

Amy Hill Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Just like most of our nation, our state is experiencing historically low levels of unemployment. As a result, many employers are looking to previously ignored pools of labor, such as people with criminal records. There is a...

The Best Southern Maples for Fall Color

November 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Trips to New England in the fall must be delightful – you get to wear a sweater in September, lobsters are plentiful and inexpensive, the woodlands are ablaze with color. The sugar maples that...

When is Peak Color for Red Maples in S.C.

November 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The red maples that thrive in the flood plains of the Congaree and Wateree Rivers are actually more striking in January and February than in the fall of the year. Their flowers and fruits that...

Cownose Ray

November 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A dead Cownose ray on the beach

The Cownose ray (Rhinoptera bonasus) is a species of eagle ray found throughout a large part of the western Atlantic and Caribbean, from New England, United States to southern Brazil.

Managing Your Insurance Policies

November 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Peter Pigeon

When was the last time you reviewed your insurance policies? Have you ever put together an actual insurance plan to make sure you aren’t missing anything? Our next guest says many people tend to put off insurance planning because it’s just not a lot of fun. And, he adds,...

South Carolina Veterans Project Wins National Award

November 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Trado Mayson and Bernie Shankman

On this Veterans Days, students at the University of South Carolina are celebrating a national award they received for recorded conversations they conducted with veterans. The project is called The South Carolina Veterans Oral History Project . It is a 2019 Oral History...

Fall Color in Southern Red Maple Trees

November 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Last week we got out the wool blankets, fortunately I haven’t seen any new holes since I packed them carefully with moth balls at the end of last winter. One of the delights of cooler...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

November 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

John Warner Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville...

Rock Steady Boxing Helps Parkinson's Patients Delay Symptoms

November 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Jim "Jet" Whittle improves his wind with his Rock Steady Boxing trainer.

"You get fit, but you don't get hit." That's the way David Rispress of 9 Rounds Gym in Forest Acres describes the workout plan for Rock Steady Boxing. It's a non-contact program of boxing exercises for people with Parkinson's Disease that has seen steady growth since its...

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