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A Pleistociene Era Sloth in South Carolina

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
Giant ground sloths, relatives of the living South American tree sloths, lived across much of North America.

A listener finds the fossilized bones of a giant ground sloth.

Can Chatbots Connect You to City Government?

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
North Charleston uses chatbot for customer service

Bratton Riley has a true appreciation of city workers, whether they're picking up our trash or keeping us safe. The 44 year-old has had a bird's eye view as the son of former Charleston City Mayor Joe Riley. But he knows not everyone shares that appreciation. Dealing with...

S.C. Rich in Small Business Resources

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Gregg White

Starting and running a small business takes a lot of work. And in many cases, a lot of assistance. Fortunately, there are several organizations in our state that can help a small business and our next guest runs one that also supports two more. Mike Switzer interviews Gregg...

Co-work Expanding in Greenville

December 7, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

Each month, our next guest’s company brings in top marketers from national and international brands such as The Ritz Carlton, Southwest Airlines, and Chick-fil-A to speak to his customers in an intimate setting about the strategies they use to push their brands beyond their...

Helping High School Students Succeed in the Real World

December 6, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Despite the best efforts of parents and teachers, sometimes high school students need a little extra help to be best prepared to succeed in college and/or the workplace. Oftentimes, outside organizations can provide that guidance and assistance. Our next guest runs one of...

Christmas Tree Farmers Work Throughout the Year to Make December Green

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Christmas tree farmer Mike McCartha  shakes the debris from a tree before wrapping it up for the trip to his customer's home.

Mike McCartha and Bryan Price are tow two men who essentially make their entire year's livings in one month. They're Christmas tree farmers. It takes year-round to grow Christmas trees and successfully market them. Growers like McCartha and Price say they like seeing...

Hall of Fame Auctioneer Has Caused "Fights," Seen Families Heal in 40-Year Career

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Chris Pracht (right) during his 2017 induction into the National Auctioneers Association Hall  of Fame.

Nationally-known auctioneer Chris Pracht of Anderson has run auctions in more than 30 states and three countries over his four-decade career. His reputation among his peers is such that he was elected to the National Auctioneer’s Association Hall of Fame, one of only four...

Helping Your Employees Retire Ready

December 5, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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According to a recent national survey, 71% of Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, 58% feel the same or less secure than last year, and 46% have less savings today than they expected they would five years ago. Our next guest says that employers should be taking...

Program Helps Service Members Transition Military Skills Into Employment

December 4, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Marilynn Bailey (Fort Jackson Army Volunteer Core Coordinator) and Michael Kouneski (Fort Jackson Command Career Counselor) during 2017 Hiring Our Heroes career fair.

Before a service member transitions out of the military, the Department of Defense requires they complete a pre-separation counseling session. Fort Jackson's Solider For Life Transition Assistance program manager says its the beginning of 12-month period that prepares...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

December 4, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
John Warner

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

Arbor Day

December 1, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day.

Today is a great day to plant a tree! Rudy shares the story of the creation of Arbor Day.

Business Marketing Tips

December 1, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Most businesses are constantly looking for the best way to get their message out and at the most effective cost. So we thought we’d invite an expert to share some tips. Our next guest has earned global recognition at Cannes, The One Show, in the Communications Arts...

Interstate 73 Moves Closer to Reality

November 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Abstract map of possible routes for proposed I-73

The five major interstate highways that crisscross South Carolina are part of its social and economic lifeblood. Since 1982, when Ronald Reagan was President, there have been plans for a sixth interstate, I-73 which would run from the North Carolina-South Carolina state...

Richland County Making Economic Development Easy

November 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Jeff Ruble

Of the 46 counties in our state, Richland has the youngest population with a median age under 33. And of the 3,142 counties in the United States, Richland is in the top 10% in not only that category, but also in level of education. Our next guest says that these statistics...

A Slender Predator

November 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
A thread-legged bug.

Some families of thread-legged bugs are predators.

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