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Dockless Bike Sharing System Looks to Improve Transportation at Furman, Spread Through Region

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The orange Spin bicycle has become a familiar sight on the Furman campus.

Bicycle sharing systems have popped up in cities – especially tourism cities - in the past few years, but a new innovation being tested at Furman University may take transportation at the Upstate college to the next level. It’s called dockless bike sharing, and according to...

SC Business Update from Grady Johnson

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Grady Johnson

An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Grady Johnson, president and group publisher for SCBizNews , the company that publishes the Columbia Regional Business Report ,...

South Carolina Women and World War I

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Red Cross nurse with an American flag and the Red Cross symbol. (Artist: Howard Chandler Christie)

Dr. Amy McCandless, professor emerita of history at the College of Charleston, joins Dr. Edgar for a public Conversation on South Carolina History, World War I: S.C. Women during the War. The conversation took place at USC’s Capstone Conference Center, in Columbia, on...

"L" is for Lebby, Nathaniel H. [1816-1880]

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"L" is for Lebby, Nathaniel H. [1816-1880]. Inventor. In 1852 Lebby, an employee of the South Carolina Railroad, received a patent for a “water-raising apparatus”—a steam-driven pump frequently used in the Lowcountry’s rice fields. It was also used to deepen a channel in...

Stem Cell Research Update

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
A Liquid Nitrogen bank containing suspension of stem cells. Cell culture for the biomedical diagnostic.

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Stephen Duncan about Stem Cell research. Dr. Duncan is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cell Biology at MUSC.

"Ground Cedar"

January 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Ground Cedar.

You'll find this green club moss on the ground among the brown, dead leaves in the winter.

"H" is for Hover Scare

January 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"H" is for Hover Scare (1887). Hiram E. Hover (often mis-spelled in the press as “Hoover”) formed the Co-operative Workers of America (CWA) in North Carolina. The goal of the CWA was to promote major labor reforms and establish cooperative stores. In South Carolina, Hoover...

Changes in Business Insurance for 2018

January 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Businesses, like individuals, face a myriad of risks. Which is why businesses, like individuals, purchase insurance. As 2018 unfolds, our next guest says that there are some significant challenges facing the business insurance industry that the business community needs to...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

January 25, 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.

Lichen with Legs?

January 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Green Lacewing Fly.

The Aphis Lion carries remains of its prey on its back, along with other debris. Great camouflage!

"H" is for Hootie and the Blowfish

January 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"H" is for Hootie and the Blowfish. Founded in 1986, Hootie and the Blowfish emerged as the most popular rock band on the USC college scene in the 1980s and early 1990s. Consisting of lead singer and rhythm guitarist Darius Rucker, lead guitarist Mark Bryan, drummer Jim...

Have You Checked Your Roster for “Intrapreneurs”?

January 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Everyone knows what an entrepreneur is, but have you ever heard of an “intrapreneur?” According to our next guest, intrapreneurs can play a critical role in the success of medium to large companies, yet many companies are unaware that these valuable resources are actually...

Ferruginous Sandstone

January 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Ferruginous Sandstone (banded).

Similar to mudstone, this sandstone is held together by iron oxide.

"H" is for Hookworm

January 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"H" is for Hookworm. In the early 1900s Charles W. Stiles identified a worm, Necator americanis , as the source of an infection that plagued the American South. Nurtured in damp soil, hookworm caused severe anemia, stunted growth, and often mental retardation in victims...

Taking a Risk to Help Transform a Downtown

January 24, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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When our next guest decided to open a fine dining restaurant in downtown Greenville 21 years ago, many thought he had lost his mind. At that time, the city was still in the planning stages of its downtown transformation and jumping on board that endeavor was certainly a...

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