Today we celebrated 1 year of being on the air today. We are so glad that you have listened to us and followed us for this past year. We have enjoyed bringing the facts and our perspective on them to you weekly. (more…)
An emotional press conference where a local sheriff urged women to buy hand guns, rather than mace and a disturbing report showing 38% of South Carolina students are functionally illiterate provided the meat of Monday’s show.
In response to an assault and attempted rape of a woman in Milikin Park in Spartanburg two weekends ago, Spartanburg Sheriff Chuck Wright urged women to purchase a handgun and get a concealed weapons permit. Some have attempted to portray Sheriff Wright as being redneck or irresponsible for this advice, characterizing it as the Sheriff wanting a return to the lawless Wild West. We addressed this issue on the show because we believe that the Sheriff’s advice,which included more than just owning a hand gun,was the right advice. (more…)
Tomorrow afternoon at 4pm, Dr. Mick Zais, Superintendent of Education for South Carolina will be addressing USC Upstate’s Teachers Educating All Children about the challenges in public education. We urge everyone interested in education to make it out to hear what our top education official has to say. The meeting will be held in USC Upstate’s Readiness Center in the great room.
New box of crayon: check
Glue sticks: check
#2 pencils: check
3 x 5 or 5 x 8 cards: check
3-ring binders and other notebooks: check
Flash drive (jump drive): check
New backpack: check
Clothes and shoes that fit (and the kids think are cool): check
Plan to ensure that your children have a successful school year: uhmm
Let us help you with that. (more…)
Saturday we kicked Another Voice on Education into high gear by focusing exclusively on education, listening to the folks in the trenches, teachers. We were blessed to have in the studio two seasoned Greenville County teaching professionals: Tammy Wakefield-Stewart, a 9-12th grade special needs teacher with 23yrs experience, 17 of which have been in Greenville County after 6 years teaching in North Carolina and Ruby Cain, a high school English teacher with 17 years experience, 15 in Greenville and 2 in Mississippi. We discussed a wide range of subjects from class size, discipline, parental involvement and administrative support. (more…)
Another Voice on Education is where we started the show, explaining what our goal with this grassroots, educator-driven project is: creating a practical proposal that we, the people can present to our elected officials in Columbia with the hopes of transforming South Carolina from a bottom dweller in education surveys to a nation-wide leader in effective quality leadership. (more…)
Big news today for our trivia fans, not only will you win a delicious bbq dinner when you get the trivia question correct on Saturday, but you will also win a #15.00 iTunes card as well. So here’s the question:
The man many consider the Father of Public Education in America argued that universal public education was the best way to turn the nation’s unruly youth into disciplined, judicious, civic minded citizens. What was this man’s name?
Call in during Saturday’s show and win dinner and a few tunes.
We began the show praising our governor for her tenacity and effectiveness in bringing jobs to South Carolina. Even though Amazon.com took its ball and left South Carolina when the Legislature rightly refused to top the impressive package of incentives that Lexington County and the state had already given Amazon with the unjust sales tax exemption, Governor Haley was able to announce 3 significant job providing investments in the state. (more…)
We’ll also highlight how Gov. Haley seems to be following more in the steps of one of South Carolina’s most economically successful recent governors, Gov. Campbell (more…)
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