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Remembering T. Moffatt Burriss, World War II Battlefield Hero

January 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
T. Moffatt Burris, who died Jan. 4 at age 99, participated in numerous battles during World War II to help save the world.  He recalled some of those experiences in a 2016 interview with South Carolina Public Radio.

This week's program is an encore of an episode aired in 2012, featuring T. Moffatt Burriss. Burriss was a former Columbia area contractor, Republican state lawmaker and American World War II battlefield hero. He died January 4, 2019 at age 99. (Broadcast 06/29/12) -...

McMaster Calls For Education Reform, Environmental Protection For Continued Economic Prosperity

January 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Henry McMaster sworn in as 117th Governor of South Carolina

Gov. Henry McMaster often talks about how great South Carolina is for business. He often talks about the importance of attracting new businesses and building the private sector to create new businesses and jobs. But in his address, during the state's 97th inaugration...

The Fight Intensifies Against Offshore Drilling along our Coast

January 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Beach at Sullivan's Island just outside of Charleston

It’s a campaign promise made during an ad last fall as he treaded water in the Atlantic Ocean. Now Congressman Joe Cunningham is swimming hard against the powerful currents of Washington, as he tries to make good and protect the South Carolina coast from offshore drilling...

Finding a Publisher

January 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Lisa Anne Cullen

If there are any authors in our audience today, I’m sure they know the difficulties in finding a publisher for their work. Our next guest is an author and illustrator of children’s books who has recently found a publisher in the University of South Carolina Press. Mike...

Special Coverage: President Trump Addresses the Nation Tonight at 9:00

January 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
President Donald Trump

President Trump is addressing the nation about border security tonight . Democratic leaders Nancy Pelosi and Charles Schumer will give a joint response immediately following. The government is partially shut down, with Trump in a stalemate with Democrats over funding for a...

The Last Ballad: Ella Mae Wiggins' Life in the Mill and Death on the Picket Line

January 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Loray Mill workers,Gastonia, N.C. 11/7/1908

(Originally broadcast 10/12/18) - New York Times bestselling author Wiley Cash’s 2017 novel, The Last Ballad (2017, Willam Morrow) is set in the Appalachian foothills of North Carolina in 1929 and inspired by actual events. It chronicles an ordinary woman’s struggle for...

Planning and Paying for College

January 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Alex Chastain

Studies show that, on average, college graduates earn $1 million more during their lifetimes than people who don’t go to college. Another study found that people who graduate from college have, on average, four times the net worth of people who don’t. But it is a big...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 7, 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.

The Importance of Leadership

January 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

If you were to name the one critical variable that determines the destiny of an organization, what would your guess be? Money, workers, marketing? Our next guest says the correct answer is “leadership”. Mike Switzer interviews Antony Bell, CEO of Leader Development, Inc. in...

Mistletoe

January 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Mistletoe with berries.

Only female Mistletoe has berries.

Excerpt #9 from USC's Economic Outlook Conference

January 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

Our program today features an excerpt from the University of South Carolina Moore School's recent Economic Outlook Conference. Today's excerpt comes from Curtis Loftis, state treasurer of South Carolina .

Mystery Skull

December 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The skull of an American Alligator.

Two friends find what looks like a skull, nailed to a tree on Sullivans Island...

Poikilohydry?

December 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow logo

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . Fellow Extension agent Chase Smoak and I like to learn new botanical words (he already knows a lot more than me). But I had a good one for him the other day. Poikilohydry is the process that...

Kathleen Parker Has National Reach from South Carolina

December 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Kathleen Parker

From her Camden home, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker can monitor the goings-on around the world by flipping through the TV news channels and keeping an eye glued to her Post, which she reads daily along with the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Parker is...

Science Project Became Business, Partnership with Walmart for Columbia Family

December 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
David Jones inspects a ball half as it comes off the conveyor belt at the Stee-rike 3 plant in Columbia.

David Jones and his son Brantley are baseball fans. Brantley played as a youngster, and was so enthusiastic about batting practice that his older brother, who didn’t like the game, was forced by circumstance to invent a pitching machine so he wouldn’t have to pitch to his...

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