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"C" is for Coker, Charles Westfield (1879-1931)

March 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Coker, Charles Westfield (1879-1931). Businessman, philanthropist, social reformer. At an early age, Coker became involved in his family’s various business enterprises. In 1899, when the Cokers organized the Southern Novelty Company in Hartsville, he became its...

Museums Ease Research with New Online Natural History Collections

March 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
McKissick Museum's new Southern Naturalists website contains magnifications of such rare fossils

A growing new website is now available that enables both scholars and the public to access photos and information about the natural history of South Carolina. The site, begun by the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum with a grant, contains the collections of...

Smuggled Cell Phones Remain a Problem for State Prisons, But Progress is Being Made

March 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
No cell phone

Just as business is conducted with cell phones every day in the Palmetto State, illegal business is also conducted daily - by convicts with cell phones smuggled into South Carolina prisons. The technology exists to jam these phone signals to stop the crimes - such as murder...

American Bittern

March 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
An American Bittern

You will find this bird in marshes, if you can manage to see it at all.

SC School Tackles Leadership

March 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Dan Durbin

Many k-12 schools these days are specializing in certain areas, such as the arts and STEM. Many are also reaching out to the business community to establish partnerships that help students identify career tracks as early as middle school. Our next guest’s Lowcountry school...

Pardo, Jaun

March 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina From A to Z

"P" is for Pardo, Juan. Spanish soldier, explorer. In 1565, Pardo travelled to Spanish Florida as the captain of one of six military companies sent to reinforce the colony. His company was posted to Santa Elena, located on present-day Parris Island. He was ordered to...

Film Festival Returns to Columbia, SC

March 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Seth Gadsden

Spring brings more than just flowers and warmer temperatures. In Columbia, it also means the return of an annual film festival that reignites the capital city’s downtown business district. Mike Switzer interviews Seth Gadsden, director of the 13th Annual Indie Grits Film...

Putting the Winning Behavior in Motion

March 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Most business owners understand that two keys to their success are customers that return to buy again and again and employees who stay with them year after year. But our next guest says that while many of these leaders know these are key behaviors, they don’t know how to...

SC Economy Stays on Track

March 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Joey Von Nessen

2018 is in the books and 2019 has almost finished one quarter. How is our economy looking? Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, with the Division of Research at the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC.

Pharyngeal Teeth

March 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Pharyngeal Teeth

A listener finds some "jaws" on the shore of Lake Hatwell, which are actually pharyngeal teeth, found in certain species of Carp.

Homebuilders Face Challenges in Booming Economy

March 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Wade McGuinn

Over the past year, trade wars, immigration fears, and increasing interest rates have dealt a one-two-three punch to the homebuilding industry, causing a slowdown for the first time since the multi-year recovery emerged from the financial meltdown of 11 years ago. How are...

Catheter Technology From MUSC Wins Grant

March 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Our state’s research universities are constantly looking for ways to monetize their research and a recent example just came across our radar screen. A Lowcountry company recently received a grant from the National Institutes of Health to continue developing a double-balloon...

Financial Markets and Uncertainty

March 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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As 2019 continues to unfold, many uncertainties still abound. What will the Federal Reserve do next with interest rates? Are the trade wars winding down? Will global and domestic political environments get clearer or cloudier? Our next guest says uncertainties like these...

Write Down Your Goals and Limitations

March 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Most people know what they are trying to accomplish with their investment portfolio: retirement, new house, fund some charities. But our next guest says these goals can be elusive if you don’t have a written document that outlines your objectives and limitations. Mike...

Crystals and Lasers

February 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Most of us know what lasers are but many of us may not know that one of their critical components is a crystal. Normally, these crystals are grown in a high temperature environment. However, our next guest’s company has figured out a way to grow these crystals in a lower...

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