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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...

Leaf-footed Bugs in the Winter

January 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Leaf-Footed Bug

Leaf-footed bugs often over-winter as adults in South Carolina.

"C" is for Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge

January 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"C" is for Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge. Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge was established in 1932 as a wintering ground for migratory waterfowl. Located in Charleston County Cape Romain stretches 22 miles along the coast between Charleston and the Santee River...

Translating A Business Can Be Challenging

January 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

In today’s multi-lingual world of commerce, many businesses are committing to translating their website and documents into the home languages of their customers and prospects. But our next guest says that there is a lot more to translating than most companies realize. Mike...

Mantis Fly

January 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A Mantis Fly.

The front legs of the Mantis Fly resemble those of a Mantis.

"B" is for Brewton, Miles [ca. 1765-1769]

January 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"B" is for Brewton, Miles [ca. 1765-1769]. A native Charlestonian, Brewton’s powerful family was allied to banking, enabling him to establish a career in finance and trade. Twice during the 1750s, he traveled to England to finish his education and establish commercial ties...

Social Security Payment Strategies

January 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Joy Watkins

As our population continues to age, more and more people are entering the Social Security system. But our next guest says that the big question for most people is: when is the best time to actually do so? At age 62, 65, or later? Mike Switzer interviews Joy Watkins, a...

"A" is for Asparagus

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
South Carolina From A to Z

"A" is for Asparagus. Asparagus was an important cash crop in South Carolina from the 1910s until the mid-1930s.With cotton prices low and the boll weevil creeping closer, farmers in the "Ridge" counties of Aiken, Edgefield, and Saluda began planting asparagus to supplement...

Rock Hill: City on the Move

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
 Rock Hill Mayor Doug Echols.  On Jan. 8, 2018, Echols will complete a 20 year tenure as the City's longest serving mayor.

Doug Echols concludes his 20 year tenure as Mayor of Rock Hill, SC on Jan. 8, 2018. He is the longest serving Mayor in Rock Hill history. Attorney and former City Council member John Gettys assumes the Mayor's Office. Rock Hill is a City on the move. It is now the fifth...

Mass Violence Victimization & Resource Center

January 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bobbi Conner
Health Focus logo

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Dean Kilpatrick about the new Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center, which is being created to provide services and resources for people affected by mass violence. Dr. Kilpatrick is the Director of the National Crime Victims...

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