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Hospitality Schools Growing in SC

February 20, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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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 Mike Switzer
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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 Mike Switzer
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
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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...

Tax Law Changes Affecting Planning

February 12, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Mike Switzer
Eddi Kramer

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act was passed in December 2017, but it’s only now that people are starting to see what it may mean to them personally. This year’s tax filing season is the first that will actually be affected by that law. Our next guest says many people are facing...

The State of Southern Cuisine

February 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Walter Edgar
Shrimp and grits, 21st century style.

January and February gave us the State of the Union address and the State of the State address – important stuff. But, for a Southerner, there are specific, important areas of life in these United States that these addresses didn't cover – areas that we need to check on...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

February 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
John Warner

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.

Spotted Wintergreen

February 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Spotted Wintergreen

This plant is found throughout South Carolina.

Developing the Necessary Work Skills in College

February 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Most companies will tell you that two of the most important skill sets they are looking for when interviewing college graduates are communications and critical thinking. Which is why our next guest’s institution launched a program three years ago to help students develop...

Cyber Insurance Now a Must-Have for South Carolina Businesses

February 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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As hackers become more sophisticated at burrowing into business computers to steal everything from money to social security numbers and medical records, the need for protection grows ever more dire. One way to help mitigate the damage, if not protect information from being...

SCRA Hits $1 Billion Milestone

February 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Finding venture capital funding has been a challenge for entrepreneurs in our state for a long time. But our next guest says the picture is getting better as evidenced by the fact that the South Carolina companies his organization have invested in have received over $1...

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