SC Features

FULL INTERVIEW: JoAnn Turnquist

July 2, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O'Bryon
JoAnn Turnquist

President & CEO, Central Carolina Community Foundation; Former Chair, Richland County Library JoAnn Turnquist has held leadership positions with the Clorox Company, Procter and Gamble and JohnsonDiversey. She moved from the corporate world to the world of philanthropy...

FULL INTERVIEW: Minor Mickel Shaw

June 25, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O'Bryon
Minor Mickel Shaw

President, Micco, LLC; Chairman of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission Minor Mickel Shaw grew up talking about business at the dinner table with her family. She said her parents always had confidence in her and felt strongly about giving back to the community...

FULL INTERVIEW: Hope Blackley

June 18, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O'Bryon
Hope Blackey

District Director, Office of U.S. Representative William Timmons (SC-04) Former Spartanburg County Clerk of Court Hope Blackley defines leadership as “making other leaders.” “It’s really that simple. I’m only as good as my team. And if my team isn’t good, then I’m not good...

FULL INTERVIEW: Heather Holmquest

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O'Bryon
Heather Holmquest

Heather Holmquest is not on social media. It’s a personal choice for her. Her style of management is to build relationships in-person. As president of the Maritime Association of South Carolina, she oversees an association that includes 240 member companies in Charleston...

FULL INTERVIEW: Elaine T. Freeman

June 4, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O’Bryon
Elaine Freeman

Founder, ETV Endowment; Executive Producer, South Carolinians in WW II Elaine Freeman founded the ETV Endowment from her dining room table. For over 40 years, the member organization has funded and supported programming on SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio. Freeman...

FULL INTERVIEW: Karen Alexander

May 28, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O’Bryon
Karen Alexander

President and CEO, Auntie Karen Foundation; Producer, songwriter, author As Karen Alexander approached her 40th birthday, she took a risk and “stepped out on faith,” mortgaging her house, spending her savings and investments to launch the Auntie Karen Foundation. Her love...

FULL INTERVIEW: Jennifer Gutierrez-Caldwell

May 21, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O'Bryon
Jennifer Guitierrez Caldwell

Jennifer Gutierrez-Caldwell is the Director of Youth Services at Pendleton Place. Jennifer Gutierrez-Caldwell has been described as a “change-agent.” As director of Youth Services at Pendleton Place in Greenville, she works to keep children safe and support families in...

FULL INTERVIEW: Inez Tenenbaum

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O'Bryon
Inez Tenenbaum

Inez Tenenbaum practices law at Wyche, P.A. in Columbia and Greenville. She is the former Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the former Superintendent of Education for South Carolina. Inez Tenenbaum entered law school in her 30s. She cashed out her...

FULL INTERVIEW: Anita Singleton-Prather

May 7, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O'Bryon
Anita Singleton-Prather

Also known as Aunt Pearlie Sue, Singleton-Prather is an educator, storyteller, and historian of the Gullah culture. Anita Singleton-Prather grew up thinking she would study law and become a civil rights attorney. Instead she became a master storyteller, author and educator...

Pondering Plastic - Wildlife, Bans and Trash

March 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Dr. John Weinstein studies microplastics at the Citadel

He weighs less than five pounds, but Zazu had big belly problems when he was rescued off the Isle of Palms coast nearly three months ago. The tiny, green sea turtle had eaten plastic, all kinds of plastic; part of a balloon, clear sheets of plastic and material from a...

Sisters Born during Vietnam War Find Each Other while Searching for American Fathers

January 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Ann and Lisa (left to right) at the beach in Charleston

Ann Marie Luc was just a year old when her mother gave her away in Vietnam. She was born to a Vietnamese woman and an American father serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. She had been passed between several families and had four different names by the time she was 17...

The Fight Intensifies Against Offshore Drilling along our Coast

January 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Beach at Sullivan's Island just outside of Charleston

It’s a campaign promise made during an ad last fall as he treaded water in the Atlantic Ocean. Now Congressman Joe Cunningham is swimming hard against the powerful currents of Washington, as he tries to make good and protect the South Carolina coast from offshore drilling...

Science Project Became Business, Partnership with Walmart for Columbia Family

December 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
David Jones inspects a ball half as it comes off the conveyor belt at the Stee-rike 3 plant in Columbia.

David Jones and his son Brantley are baseball fans. Brantley played as a youngster, and was so enthusiastic about batting practice that his older brother, who didn’t like the game, was forced by circumstance to invent a pitching machine so he wouldn’t have to pitch to his...

Wynton Marsalis Jazzes Up the Holidays

November 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs holiday classics with a jazz twist

Ask Wynton Marsalis to name his favorite holiday song and he might tell you, “The Christmas Song” by Mel Torme. Then he’ll likely explain it’s personal. When Marsalis first moved to New York, he played in a show with Torme. He was 18 years-old. “The contractor thought I was...

Charleston School Helps Women Sail the Seas of Life

November 2, 2018 - Posted in Education by Victoria Hansen
Families welcome home Ashley Hall students in Charleston who have been at sea a week.

Just leaving their cell phones behind for a week might seem tough enough, but 17 teenagers from Ashley Hall in Charleston, a private school for girls, spent a week at sea hoisting sails and navigating by stars aboard the tall ship, “Liberty Clipper”. Most had never sailed...

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