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SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 22, 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.

Skeletons

January 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Skeletal material can tell you a lot, if you know what to look fore.

Leaves, Green and Brown

January 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Midst the brown, dead leaves, this time of year you can sometimes to find the green leaves of the Crane-Fly Orchid.

White Dots on the River

January 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Gulls are on the rivers this time of year.

Are Financial Planners Scary?

January 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

Our next guest says that he often senses anxiety coming from the person entering his office. This might not be surprising if our guest were a surgeon, or a dentist. Mike Switzer interviews Noel Swain, a certified financial planner with Provest Wealth Advisors in Spartanburg...

"B" is for Bennett, Thomas, Jr. [1781-1865]

January 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Bennett, Thomas, Jr. [1781-1865]. Governor. Beginning as his father’s partner, Bennett built a lucrative lumber and rice mill business in Charleston. A prominent lowcountry entrepreneur, he held business positions that included director of the South Carolina...

Journalist Robert Cox and the Newspaper That Published Dangerous Truths

January 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Robert Cox (with Maria Hinojosa, WGBH, Boston)

The Buenos Aires Herald ceased publication in July of 2017, almost 141 years after its founding. The paper became famous, however, only in the latter part of the 20th century, for exposing the forced disappearances of Argentinians during the 1976-83 military dictatorship...

Citadel Researcher Finds More Army Recruits from Southern States Unfit to Fight

January 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Dr. Daniel Bornstein.

A new study finds South Carolina among ten states with a larger number of unfit Army recruits compared to the rest of the nation. The research comes from the Citadel, a military school in Charleston, and shows potential soldiers who are not physically fit are more likely to...

"E" is for Edwards, William Augustus [1866-1939]

January 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"E" is for Edwards, William Augustus [1866-1939]. Architect. Edwards began his career in Virginia, but, moved back to South Carolina as a partner in the firm of Wilson and Edwards. Edwards was the lead partner in several other architectural firms in South Carolina and,...

Addressing the Skills Gaps in IT

January 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Tammy Mainwarring

After a recent study commissioned by our next guest’s organization uncovered some serious skills gaps in our state’s information technology workforce, they decided to help employers address them with a series of upcoming workshops. Mike Switzer interviews Tammy Mainwaring,...

Spotted at the Feeder

January 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
NatureNotes

Rudy reports on the sightings at his backyard bird feeder.

Narrative: A Songwriter's Musical Upbringing

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Musician and songwriter Jack "Jackie" Jeffords and his son Jason Jeffords, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Jason Jeffords talked with his father Jackie Jeffords about his life as a musician...

Children's Home Hopes to Help Children's Causes with Ice Cream

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Epworth Children's Home in Columbia makes peanut butter ice cream

For decades, Epworth Children's Home in Columbia has been well known in Methodist circles for two things: caring for children, and the unique dessert it has produced since the Great Depression: peanut butter ice cream. The government sent the home large quantities of peanut...

"D" is for DeKalb, Johann [1712-1780]

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"D" is for DeKalb, Johann [1712-1780]. Soldier. Born in Bavaria, DeKalb rose to the rank of brigadier-general in the French Army and decided to seek his military fortune in America. He was contracted as a major-general in the Continental Army and, along with Lafayette,...

Will New Tax Law Impact Affordable Housing in SC?

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Clayton Ingram

As you are probably starting to find out, the new tax law is affecting a lot of things. Possibly, even affordable housing. In fiscal year 2017, South Carolina’s Housing Tax Credit program allocated over $12 million across 20 new housing developments. But while the tax...

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