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The State of Our State's Economy

May 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

It’s early in the month of May and a good time to check in on the state of our state’s economy. Mike Switzer interviews Frank Hefner, director of the Office of Economic Analysis at the College of Charleston .

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

May 7, 2018 - 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 and CEO of Swampfox , an entrepreneur-centric social media company, based in Greenville, S.C.

Columbia-Area Conductor Highlights Local Talent, Artistic Diversity in Two Ensembles

May 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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For conductor Suzanna Pavlovsky, keeping younger audiences engaged in the world of classical music doesn’t require a complete overhaul so much as a repackaging. “We don’t need to change the repertoire. We don’t need to change the music itself,” Suzanna says. “But we need to...

State House Week for May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
State House Week

The SC General Assembly heads towards its' final week of the 2018 session. Key bills have yet to pass, but Democrats in the State Senate managed to kill a sweeping anti-abortion bill.

Bluffton Chef "Tickled and Pickled" With Recent Awards

May 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

Food maestros in our state continue to win national awards. The most recent example is a Lowcountry chef who received recognition for two of her creations earlier this year at the 2018 Good Foods Awards in San Francisco. Mike Switzer interviews Leslie Rohland, owner of The...

The Ups and Downs of Multi-tasking

May 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Neil McLean

Are you proud of your ability to multi-task? Can you close a deal, hire someone, attend a video conference AND make dinner plans – all while driving your car? Our next guest says that multi-tasking is a common trait among entrepreneurs but it may also be one that can get...

The Sora

May 3, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Rudy Mancke
The Sora (Porzana carolina) is a small waterbird, sometimes also referred to as the Sora Rail or Sora Crake.

This species is found around fresh water marshes and flooded fields.

Marketing Holistically

May 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Marian Crawford

Most businesses know they need to have an advertising and marketing campaign, but with today’s ever-evolving media marketplace, many are confused about how to develop it. Our next guest says that she believes a holistic approach is best. Mike Switzer interviews Marion...

The Federal Gov. Granted More Money, Now Richland County Is Helping More Flood Victims

April 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Richland County celebrates the first new mobile home given to a 2015 flood survivor.

For the past two years, South Carolina has been in recovery mode. Long-term recovery for families, business and municipalities, following the historic rain event and flood of October 2015, is seen in almost every county. Recently, during National Community Development Week...

Elder Law Aims to Protect Senior Citizens, those with Special Needs

April 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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May is National Elder Law Month, a time lawyers endeavor to spread the word that their specialty provides legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of seniors and people with disabilities. Columbia elder law attorney Lauren Wasson says there are three...

SC Business Update from Alan Cooper

April 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Alan Cooper

An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina: MidlandsBiz , UpstateBizSC , and...

Exiting FCC Commissioner Talks Net Neutrality, Prison Violence and Her Future

April 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

For the past nine years, South Carolina native Mignon Clyburn has served as commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She was sworn into office, on August 3, 2009 at the Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Courthouse in Columbia and since then has become a strong...

South Carolina State University: A Black Land-Grant College in Jim Crow America

April 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
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Since its founding in 1896, South Carolina State University has provided vocational, undergraduate, and graduate education for generations of African Americans. Now the state’s flagship historically black university, it achieved this recognition after decades of struggling...

Sexual Assault Fought in S.C. with Education, Reporting

April 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
This T-shirt was on display during a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event

The instance of sexual assault in the United States is growing at a rate that would surprise, even alarm, many people. According to Shannon Nix, associate director of sexual assault and violence intervention and prevention at the University of South Carolina, one in four...

Flood Recovery Still Ongoing for Some Midlands Victims

April 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Four Paws Animal Clinic was almost completely submerged by flood waters following the historic rains of Oct. 4, 2015. The clinic was able recently to reopen back near its original location in Forest Acres near Columbia.

For some, the so-called “thousand-year rain” and the floods that followed it in October 2015 may seem an event long past, but many are still recovering from the storm’s devastation. For some businesses in Richland County, the after effects of the floods continue to pose...

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