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High School Film Fest Coming to SC

December 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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The budding young filmmakers in our state can hone their skills at home and at school through various projects, but how do they really know how good they are and if they’re learning the right things? Our next guest believes that a statewide film festival for high school...

Retirement Income Strategies

December 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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For those of you who have been retiring over the past several years, finding a way to squeeze some decent income out of your retirement nest egg has probably been a challenge. And now, maybe even more so with interest rates still low and a stock market that is seeing...

Mistletoe: a Holiday History

December 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Amanda McNulty
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Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . While filming at Historic Columbia recently, I learned that it wasn’t until the 1850’s that British and American Christians began seriously decorating their homes for Christmas. Queen Victoria’s...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

December 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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John Warner Credit Concepts to Companies 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.

Building Trust Between Sometimes Opposing Sides

December 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ashley Demosthenes

Most people would agree that promoting strong economic development and maintaining high quality of life are complementary efforts. Which is why our next guest believes that it’s very important to build trust between, for example, business and conservation relationships...

South Carolinians Enjoy Testing Their Knowledge with Trivia

December 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Trivia games have been popular at South Carolina bars and restaurants for years, and the taste for trivia shows no sign of slowing down. Nearly every night, teams of friends can be found competing for prizes by conjuring often-useless bits of little-known information from...

Preparing Disabled Students to Succeed After High School

December 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Tabitha Strickland

Tabitha Strickland Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio South Carolina has roughly 100,000 students with disabilities who are being assisted under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Our next guest says that while the majority of these kids are able to...

Conservationists File a Lawsuit to Stop Seismic Blasting off our Coast

December 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
People gather at the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston to support a lawsuit to stop seismic air gun blasting on the coast.

It may have been cold outside the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston Tuesday morning, but the crowd was fired up about a newly filed lawsuit to stop what’s believed to be a precursor to drilling off our coast; seismic airgun blasting. The lawsuit claims the National...

Moore School Attracting Top Executives to International Board

December 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Jim Barber

Jim Barber Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio As more and more companies from around the world continue to open operations in our state, international business issues are receiving more priority from our state’s colleges and universities and from global executives such as...

I Won the Lottery, Now What?

December 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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You’ve probably heard by now that someone purchased the winning $1.5 billion mega lottery ticket in our state. Maybe that person is listening right now. Or maybe you might be a big lottery winner someday. Which is why we invited our next guest on the show to share his...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

December 10, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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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.

South Carolina Holds $500 Million in Unclaimed Property

December 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Curtis Loftis

According to our next guest, over a half billion dollars of unclaimed property is being held by the state of South Carolina waiting to be reunited with its rightful owners. Could some of this be yours? Mike Switzer interviews Curtis Loftis, treasurer of the state of South...

Leading Through Changing Times

December 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Ron Harvey

Owning and/or managing a small business is not a small task. Technologies change, communities change, employees change; how does a leader keep up and lead at the same time? Mike Switzer interviews Ron Harvey with GCS Consulting in Columbia, SC.

Improving Your Business Creativity

December 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Tim Floyd

Maintaining creativity in your business can be difficult when there are so many other tasks in front of you. But our next guest says that the last thing you should want you business to be is predictable and hum-drum. Mike Switzer interviews Tim Floyd, founder of Tim Floyd...

Virtual Reality, Simulation Tools Help Midlands Exercise Empathy Muscle

December 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Richland Library staff preparing to use the new empathy lab.

Virtual reality and simulation tools are helping people in the Midlands "exercise their empathy muscle." Richland Library has a mobile empthy lab that travels to its various branches, giving customers the chance to "try on" someone else's life and see things from a new...

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