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Inside the Rock Hill Boxing Club's Quest for a Better Community

September 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Alonzo Lumpkin

The Rock Hill Boxing Club is the kind of old school gym real boxers come out of – Golden Glove contenders, burgeoning pros, Olympic hopefuls …. There’s nothing corporate or pretentious about this place. It’s decorated with spray paint and duct tape-wrapped bags; it’s...

Remembering Hurricane Hugo

September 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
NOAA satellite infrared image of Hurrricane Hugo, 12:01 a.m., Sept. 22, 1989.

Thirty years ago this month, the strongest and most costly hurricane to strike South Carolina in the 20th century made landfall. Hurricane Hugo was a Category 4 storm when it came ashore just slightly north of Charleston, on Isle of Palms on September 22. The hurricane had...

Brown Anole

September 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
A brown anole.

The brown anole, also known as the Bahaman anole, is a lizard native to Cuba and the Bahamas.

Country Music USA

September 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Dwight Yoakam plays a Martin D-28 guitar.

Since its first publication in 1968, Bill C. Malone’s Country Music USA has won universal acclaim as the definitive history of American country music. Starting with the music’s folk roots in the rural South, it traces country music from the early days of radio into the...

SC Hairstylist for Film Industry Promoting Safety After Tragic Accident

September 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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You may remember the tragic movie production accident in Georgia five years ago when Columbia, SC-native and camera assistant, Sarah Jones, was killed by a train that she had no idea was scheduled to be on the tracks at that time. Other crew members were severely injured,...

Makers Making Their Mark in SC

August 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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There’s no doubt that we have seen a resurgence in the maker economy over the last several years and our next guest’s event is a classic example. Mike Switzer interviews Jen Moreau, community director for the 10th annual Indie Craft Parade happening in Greenville, SC...

Local Media Start-Up Receives SC Launch Funding

August 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ryan Heafy

With traditional newspapers struggling in the age of the Internet, many competitors have emerged in the local media market. Our next guest’s company is one of those that also caught the eye of our state’s start-up venture capital arm known as SC Launch. Mike Switzer...

The Pros and Cons of Apartment Investing

August 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Besides the stock market, perhaps one of the best investments you could have made at the bottom of the Great Recession, would have been in apartment buildings, when rental demand skyrocketed as millions of people became frozen out of home ownership due to the upheaval in...

US Dept of Labor Assists Workers and Employers

August 23, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Colin Trimble

It’s probably safe to say that most companies view the US Department of Labor as an agency that advocates for employee rights. And while that is certainly true, our next guest would like you to know that the USDOL also works hard to assist businesses, as well. Mike Switzer...

Contracting With Local Government

August 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Bryant Davis and Erica Wade

You may have heard our recent interview with the US Small Business Administration about how they assist small businesses in procuring contracts with the federal government. Local government also offers this type of assistance, helping local companies find contracting...

Solar Tiles Made in South Carolina

August 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Paul De Sloover

You may have noticed that solar panels are showing up on more and more homes in our state and that’s mainly because costs continue to drop and because the state legislature recently passed laws loosening restrictions that have burdened the industry for many years. However,...

Devil's Walking Stick

August 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Stalk of a Devil's Walking Stick at the Asheville Botanical Gardens, Asheville, North Carolina

This plant is in bloom along the highways and at the edges of woodlands this time of year.

How Serious are Social Security Worries?

August 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Cooper

For decades, the media has been reporting that the social security system is in trouble. And here are just a few recent news headlines: “ Social Security is running out of money, with benefits on track to be reduced by 2035” ABC News - April 22, 2019 “ How much longer will...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

August 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

John Warner A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina. Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, co-founder of Accessible Diagnostics and the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Aiken Native was the First African-American Woman to Graduate from Annapolis

August 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Janie Mines

Until the fall of 1976, only men were admitted to the U.S. Naval Academy. But that year, the Navy opened 80 spaces for women, who would be the first to graduate in, fittingly, the Class of 1980. Among these women was Janie Mines, who grew up in Aiken and today lives in Fort...

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