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Trucking Industry Needs Drivers

August 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Richard Bogan

According to a recent article in the Washington Post, the United States is suffering from a severe shortage of long-haul truck drivers. A condition that analysts say could disrupt our current prosperous economy. What is the current state of South Carolina’s trucking...

Gene Harris on Piano Jazz

August 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz logo

Pianist Gene Harris (1933 – 2000) was an integral part of the well-known group The Three Sounds trio, with bassist Andy Simpkins and drummer Bill Dowdy. After a brief hiatus in the 1970s, he teamed up with bassist Ray Brown to form a new group and also made his way as a...

From Warehouse to Convention Center; A Look at Soda City Comic Con's Growth in the Midlands

August 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Cosplay  and comics fan James Williams

In 2011, Donald Brock, Jr. found an old comic book on a shelf, inside one of his father's properties. "I looked at it. It look reasonably old." Brock said, the conditons in the warehouse were not that great, so "I swiped it and said I would go online and see if its worth...

Sports Business Education Highly Rated in SC

August 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Matt Brown

According to the most recent SportsBusiness survey, the University of South Carolina’s masters degree program in Sport and Entertainment Management is doing a pretty good job in preparing its graduates for jobs in that industry. Mike Switzer interviews Matt Brown, chair and...

Citadel Employee Accused of Sexually Abusing Former Cadet

August 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Kenneth Gregory Boes

An employee with Charleston’s military college, the Citadel, is accused of giving a former cadet alcohol and pills, and sexually assaulting him. Kenneth Gregory Boes is charged with third-degree criminal sexual conduct following an investigation by the South Carolina Law...

What Caused Charitable Contributions to Surge in 2017?

August 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

According to Giving USA 2018: The Annual Report on Philanthropy for the Year 2017 , a booming stock market and strong economy have caused a surge in charitable giving in this country. Could this also be the result of donors getting their charitable contributions in before...

Millenials, Workplace Adjusting to Each Other

August 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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As Baby Boomers retire, their children, the Millennial generation, are coming into the workplace, behind the in-between Generation X. University of South Carolina Sociology Professor Rob Ployhart says millennials differ from their predecessors in some key ways: they are the...

Photographing Veterans after Capturing Combat

August 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Shelee Murray poses with her late husband's dog tags.

Stacy Pearsall's office is tucked away in an upstairs bedroom of her Charleston area home. Her service dog Charlie checks in occasionally, tail wagging, making sure she's alright. Above her desk, hangs a collection of spoons; small, some silver, simple and ornate. Stacy...

Sharing Family Assets

August 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Eddi Kramer

Young children are often reminded by their parents of the importance of sharing, especially with their brothers and sisters. Our next guest though, says that adult siblings can find sharing a little more difficult, when there’s a beach house or some other property involved...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

August 20, 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.

Money Raised for Charleston's New International African American Museum

August 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
A picture of what the International African American Museum is expected to look like

The Charleston Maritime Museum was packed Thursday with a who’s who of community leaders, as well as local and state dignitaries. Former, long time Charleston City Mayor Joe Riley could barely contain his excitement as he stepped up to the podium. “Today we’ve asked all of...

Beyond Four Walls: Library Uses New Dispensers to Promote Reading, Community Engagement

August 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Richland Library's Tony Tallent displays a newly-dispensed short story from one of three new short story dispensers at the library's main branch in downtown Columbia.

During its recent Learn Freely Fest, Richland Library launched newly-acquired short story dispensers for the public to try. The sleek, black and organge device allows people to select a one, three or five minute story to print. Richland Library is one of only four libraries...

Help for Veterans with PTSD & Substance Abuse

August 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Sudie Back about treatment available for veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and substance abuse. Dr. Back is a Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Drug Abuse Research Training Program at...

Exploring Business Opportunities with NASA

August 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

If you are a small business owner and have always wanted to work with NASA, you may want to know that they are going to be participating in a business expo (and a STEM expo for students) on August 29th in Charleston, SC. Mike Switzer interviews Kevin Limehouse with the...

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.

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