SC Public Radio

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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.

International African American Museum President Finds Strength in the Past

February 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
CEO and president Michael Moore (center) and the IAAM team

For as long as he can remember, Michael Boulware Moore has known the story of Robert Smalls; a slave who not only gained his freedom by commandeering a Confederate ship and turning it over to Union forces, but later served in the South Carolina State Legislature and the U.S...

The Road We Trod: The Impact of South Carolina's HBCUs on History, Economy & Future

February 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Presidents of South Carolina's eight HBCUs

There are eight historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in South Carolina. These institutions of higher education in the United States were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community. In...

Is Long Term Care a "Gray" Area?

February 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

According to the most recent statistics, the cost of a nursing home has increased 54 percent over the past 15 years and, for the first time last year, reached an average of $100,000 per year. So as more and more retirees continue feeding the “silver tsunami” relocation to...

South Carolina's Democratic Congressmen Call for More Time for Federal Gun Background Checks

February 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley greets people following the press conference

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and Congressman Joe Cunningham have proposed legislation to close the so called, “Charleston Loophole” by extending the waiting period for federal gun background checks. Clyburn said Thursday he has the votes to pass it in the House. The...

South Carolinians Are Beginning to Get Real - IDs, That Is

February 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The Real I.D. is dentified by the gold star in the upper right corner.

Many people enjoy traveling by air. But after Oct. 1, 2020, they won't be able to board a commercial airplane in the United States, UNLESS they have the new "Real ID." The new ID will replace current drivers' licenses and ID cards, and will be needed for people to gain...

Upstate Company "Cleaning Up" profits

February 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Jack McBride

We’ve all heard the old adage “cleanliness is next to godliness”, and in today’s world of bacterial and viral phobias, schools, hospitals, and hotels are worshiping cleanliness now more than ever. Our next guest’s Upstate company, through a collaboration with another...

Hospitality Schools Growing in SC

February 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

The tourism industry continues to be big business in our state and probably always will be, which is why more and more of our institutions of higher learning are investing in that curriculum. Including our next guest’s Lowcountry campus. Mike Switzer interviews Charles...

The Great Misunderstanding of Risk

February 19, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

There are many factors involved in achieving financial independence, however our next guest says that a critical one is also one of the most misunderstood. He calls it the “Great Misunderstanding of Risk”. Mike Switzer interviews Bryan Ballentine, a certified financial...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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.

Outside Agitator: The Civil Rights Struggle of Cleveland Sellers Jr.

February 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Dr. Cleveland Sellers

(Originally broadcast 10/26/18) - In 1968 state troopers gunned down black students protesting the segregation of a South Carolina bowling alley, killing three and injuring 28. The Orangeburg Massacre was one of the most violent moments of the Southern civil rights movement...

S.C. Teachers Blast Touted Public School Improvement Bill

February 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Sen Mike Fanning (D-Fairfield) in a recent meeting with public school teachers at the Statehouse.

Comprehensive bills to improve the state’s troubled public education system are being debated in both the State House and Senate. Last month House Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Darlington) and dozens of other lawmakers introduced an 84 page bill aimed at improving student readiness...

Venture Capital Access Increases in South Carolina

February 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Agie Sundaram

Agie Sundaram Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio As you’ve heard us report recently, access to venture capital in our state is growing. And, as evidenced by our next guest’s organization, some of that funding is home grown. Mike Switzer interviews Agie Sundaram, CEO of...

Solar Company is Fastest Growing in South Carolina

February 14, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

While the solar industry has faced many challenges over the years, our next guest’s company has flourished, reaching the ranking of 2018’s fastest growing company in the large company category from SCBizNews . Mike Switzer interviews Steffanie Dohn, director of government...

South Carolina's Insurance IT Cluster Continues to Grow

February 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Sam McGuckin

Sam McGuckin Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio Over the past decade our state’s capital city has become a nationally recognized insurance information technology hub, and in the process, creating a tremendous number of jobs. Companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield, Siebels...

Pages