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Origins of the Carolina-Clemson Rivalry: Why are These Two Great Schools at Odds?

November 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Linda Nunez
University of South Carolina football team of 1896.

Every fall, fans of the University of South Carolina and Clemson University square up and begin preparing for one of the oldest rivalry games in southeast college football. For some, it means a bit of good old-fashioned ribbing and jokes that cast the other team in a not-so...

"To Fear or Not to Fear" New Stock Market Market Highs

November 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The stock market’s recent all-time highs could have some investors seeing warning signs while others could be seeing a green light to invest more. How do we determine if new stock market highs should be feared or embraced? Mike Switzer interviews Wes Johnson, a certified...

Chinese Mantis Egg Case

November 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Chinese mantis egg case

A listener finds something in the hedges that looks like a "brown marshmellow."

South Carolina ETV announces promotions for radio leadership

November 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio
SC Public Radio

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced promotions for the leadership of its radio network – South Carolina Public Radio (SC Public Radio). Sean Birch has been named director of programming and operations, and John Gasque is now the network’s news...

Dawson's Fall

November 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Roxana Robinson

Roxana Robinson Credit Beowulf Sheehan/Post and Courier Books In Dawson’s Fall (2019, MacMillan), a novel based on the lives of Roxana Robinson’s great-grandparents, the author tells a story of America at its most fragile, fraught, and malleable. Set in 1889, in Charleston...

SC Business Update from Alan Cooper

November 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Alan Cooper

Alan Cooper Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina...

Children's Home Benefiting From Ice Cream Venture

November 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Our next guest’s farm in the Midlands began making ice cream in the 1930’s using a government subsidy of peanut butter along with fresh cream from the farm. But until last year, that frozen treat was available only to the farm’s residents and to churches across the state...

Planarian Flatworms

November 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A Land Planarian

Geoplanidae is a family of flatworms known commonly as land planarians or land flatworms. These flatworms are mainly predators of other invertebrates, which they hunt, attack and capture using physical force and the adhesive and digestive properties of their mucus. They...

Upstate Entrepreneurs Launch Farm-toTable Enterprise

November 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The last time we interviewed our next guest, she was expanding her entrepreneurial horizon from Greenville, SC to the small hamlet of Travelers Rest with an additional location of her bicycle-friendly bed and breakfast venture, the Swamp Rabbit Inn . Now she has partnered...

Pouring Wine Leads to "Cool" Entrepreneur

November 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ian Mackintosh

Many times entrepreneurs start companies because they feel they have found a way to solve a problem and that people will pay for that solution. And that’s exactly what happened to our next guest when he believed he could make a better wine bottle cooler. Mike Switzer...

Predicting South Carolina's Economic Future

November 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Joey Von Nessen

At the end of each year, our state’s flagship university presents its outlook for our state’s economy for the upcoming year. And here we are, once again, at that time of year. Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, with the Division of Research at the Moore School of...

Andrew Jackson: Symbol for an Age?

November 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson returned to the Oval Office, so to speak, in 2017, when President Donald Trump hung the 7th President’s portrait there. Jackson remains one of the most studied and controversial figures in American history. Historian Charles Grier Sellers says, "Andrew...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

November 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

An update of the news, issues, and events facing the entrepreneurial community in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

SC's Big Picture Economic Development Scene

November 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Andrena Powell-Baker

Andrena Powell-Baker Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio We speak regularly with economic development experts from around our state, checking the pulse of new business activity. Our next guest stays busy trying to pull all those strings together to promote the big picture...

Bonding Program Helps Companies Hire Ex-Offenders

November 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Amy Hill

Amy Hill Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Just like most of our nation, our state is experiencing historically low levels of unemployment. As a result, many employers are looking to previously ignored pools of labor, such as people with criminal records. There is a...

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