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SC Insurer Named a "Best" Employer

June 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
David Cote

Our next guest’s company was recently named by Forbes magazine as one of the 500 best employers in the country. He says the key to their employee success is the company’s cultural compass that points in all directions. Mike Switzer interviews David Cote, a vice president...

Looking Through a Different Lens: Veterans Use Photography to Help Cope with PTSD

June 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Retired Air Force veteran Eugene DuVall shares the story behind one of her photographs

June is PTSD or Post Traumatic Stress Disorder Awareness Month. The mental health problem can develop after a person has been exposed to one or more traumatic events. For members of the military, PTSD can develop because of combat and missions where soldiers were exposed to...

Automating Your Government Experience With Chatbots

June 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Bratton Riley

Bratton Riley Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio These days, when you’re visiting a new website, a chat box will often pop up and ask if you need help. And you may not even be aware that many times these are automated and are known as chatbots. Our next guest believes that...

Should Financial Planning be a "Profession"?

June 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Doctors, lawyers, and CPAs are considered professional occupations, that is: having a specialized body of knowledge, and having education, experience, and ethical requirements. Our next guest believes that certified financial planning should also be considered a bona fide “...

Anhingas at Huntington Beach State park

June 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
An Anhinga.

A listener spots some "crazy" birds at Hunting Beach State Park...

Pianist Pedja Muzijevic Finds Challenge, Rewards in the Music of Mozart

June 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Pedja Muzijevic.

At home performing the sonatas of both Joseph Haydn and John Cage, Pedja Muzijevic is a versatile musician. Pedja’s skills as a pianist and harpsichordist make him an important part of the Spoleto Festival USA Bank of America Chamber Music Series at Dock Street Theatre,...

Recovering Food Waste

June 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
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Americans throw away billions of pounds of food each year, worth billions of dollars and enough to feed millions of people. In fact, according a recent report on food waste by Johns Hopkins University, if we were able to recover all of our wasted food, we could provide a 2,...

The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy at Piccolo Spoleto

June 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
A projected "apparition" of the Carolina Parakeet, part of the installations "Carrion Cheer."

Artist Christian Orendt talks with Jeanette Guinn about The Carrion Cheer: A Faunistic Tragedy an installation at the Halsey Institute of Contemporary Art on Calhoun Street as part of Piccolo Spoleto. Orendt is half of the Germany-based duo Böhler & Orendt who have...

Spoleto Festival USA Resident Conductor John Kennedy Conducts 'Tree of Codes' Premiere

June 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
John Kennedy, conductor in residence at Spoleto Festival USA.

John Kennedy talks with Jeanette Guinn about the Spoleto Festival USA Orchestra, and about the U.S. Pemiere of the opera, Tree of Codes . Australian composer Liza Lim dissolves boundaries to create holes in the world—perforations in which audience members might encounter...

Finding Humor in a Life with Cancer

June 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
David Lee Nelson

A comedy. About cancer. From award-winning solo performer David Lee Nelson ( Elephant in My Closet ) brings Stages to Piccolo Spoleto - a new play about finding hope in the most unlikely of places. Nelson talks with Jeanette Guinn about life with cancer, the play, and his...

The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk Works Its Magic on the Actors as Well as the Audience

June 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Daisy Maywood and Marc Antolin in The Flying Lovers of Vitebsk.

Partners in life and on canvas, Marc and Bella Chagall—the flying lovers of Vitebsk—are immortalized as the picture of romance. But whilst on canvas they flew, in life they walked through some of the most devastating times in history. Cornish theater company Kneehigh, whose...

U.S. Premiere of Donzietti Opera at Spoleto Sets 19th Century Drama in Facist Italy

June 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
Lidiya Yankovskay

Lidiya Yankovskaya is the music director of Chicago's Opera Lyric Theater. At Spoleto Festival USA she is conducting the U.S. premiere and Spoleto production of Donizetti's Pia de Tolomei . She talks with Jeanette Guinn about the opera, its production, and about learning...

USC Professor Helping to Develop Nanoblood

June 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Chris Robinson

Imagine being able to store red blood cells as a bottle of powder on a shelf, not needing any refrigeration or for those who need regular transfusions, being able to receive one through a simple injection into the upper arm, like a shot. Our next guest is a University of...

Spoleto Backstage: the Conductors

June 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
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In this episode of Spoleto Backstage, Jeanette Guinn sits down with Spoleto's busiest conductor John Kennedy who will be involved with three of this years performances: Music in Time , Tree of Codes , and You are Mine Own . We also get to hear from the conductor of Pia de...

Could Clouds be Appearing in Our Blue Sky Economy?

June 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The last time we spoke to our next guest, about three months ago, he said he believed that our country’s economy seemed to be waking up from a long period of sleepwalking. Well, we’re almost to the midpoint of the year and interest rates are rising, construction activity is...

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