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Local Prognosticator Not Concerned With Market Volatility

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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After an unusual two-year period of calm in the stock market, 2018 has seen a return to volatility. Our next guest says that as a result, he has a lot of investors asking where do we go from here. Mike Switzer interviews Doug English, a certified financial planner with ACT...

Violinist Brings Sound of Seventeenth-Century Stradivarius to Charleston

April 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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When the celebrated maker of string instruments Antonio Stradivari put the finishing touches on the violin now known as the Ex-Nachez, Bach and Handel were barely into their toddler years and the invention of the piano was still more than a decade away. The rare violin has...

Vocation Rehab Partnering with Businesses to Help Students With Jobs

April 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Daniel Broucek and Jessica Pooser.

Daniel Broucek and Jessica Pooser. Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Most people know our guests’ state agency through their efforts to help dislocated employees learn new skills. But you may not know that that they also work with our schools to help students be better...

Raising Charleston's Historic Homes in Hopes of Saving Them

April 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
Contractor Gary Walters in front of 42 Rutledge Avenue

How do you raise a large, historic home? Better yet, how do you put it back down? Should such an old home be raised at all? All are tough questions in a city that until recently had never lifted one before. “There’s a lot of head scratching going on,” said long-time...

Lowcountry Firm Using 3D Printing to Help Amputees

April 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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SC Launch, the entrepreneurial program from SCRA, recently decided to invest in our next guest’s company because of their unique way of helping lower limb amputees with prosthetics through 3-D printing, Mike Switzer interviews Barry Hand, co-founder and CEO of Extremiti3D...

Narrative: "Oh, Those Were Yummy Days!"

April 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
Ann Edwards and Thomas Edwards, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project that collects the voices of our times. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Thomas and Ann Edwards sat down to talk about their marriage and the family they made together...

The Early Outlook for Our State's Economy

April 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Joey Von Nessen

The US economy continues to experience healthy gains as we move into the 2nd quarter of 2018. Employment and wage growth have been stronger and in South Carolina, GDP growth is currently outpacing the national average. Yet our next guest warns that new tariffs, a volatile...

Daring, WWII "Doolittle Raid" Began in Columbia

April 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
USS HORNET of an Army B-25 on its way to take part in first U.S. air raid on Japan. Doolittle Raid, April 1942.

76 years ago (April 18 1942) 80 brave men did what had never been attempted: they flew army bombers off a U.S. aircraft carrier on their way to bomb Tokyo. The attack, which has become known to history as the Doolittle Raid, was America’s first strike back at Japan after...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

April 9, 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.

They Fought in an Unpopular War; 50 Years Later, Vietnam Vets Finally Hear “Thank You”

April 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
During the ceremony, this army-green colored box sat on the steps of the state house. Below, Veteran Affairs Director Howard Metcalf shares the significance of the box.

The last American troops withdrew from South Vietnam in 1975. On March 29, the 50th anniversary of this historic event coincided with the first National Vietnam War Veterans Day. Vietnam War Veterans Day is a new holiday, established when President Trump signed the Vietnam...

Oyster Conservation Launches New Business

April 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Casey Davidson

As coastal populations increase, a greater strain is put on the marine ecosystem which can cause more habitat and species to be lost each year because of poor water quality. But our next guest says that if we just had more oysters out there, their toxin-filtering ability...

New Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program Begins in SC

April 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Agriculture is big business in our state and our next guest’s state agency wants to make it even bigger. That’s why they’ve launched a brand new entrepreneurship program. Mike Switzer interviews Jack Shuler, executive director of the Agribusiness Center for Research and...

50 Years Later, Congressman Clyburn Reflects on King’s Visits to South Carolina

April 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking in Kingstree, SC, May 8, 1966.

On July 30, 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in South Carolina. He had tea at Septima Clark’s house in Charleston and later that day spoke at a meeting at the old county hall building on King Street. It would be his last visit to the Palmetto state. Nine months later,...

Celebrating SC's Cultural and Ethnic Diversity

April 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Raj Aluri

You are probably already aware that we live in a diverse, multicultural state. And once a year, businesses, organizations, and individuals come together in the Midlands to celebrate the music, culture, food and performing arts of the various cultures, nationalities, races...

Has the Investment Tide Turned Toward High Risk?

April 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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One day this past February, the Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped over 1500 points and has seen some fairly volatile days since then. Our next guest says he believes this is a sign that after many years of growth, the tide has turned and that there currently exists much...

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