Focus on The Palmetto State

March 2015 at 9:30 am


Our first segment features Keli Miller, the founder of Bachelor & Bachelorette Auction for a Kaws which is a fundraiser for local animal rescue organizations.  She started this event back in 2010 and her goal this year is to raise $100,000 which will go to 5 local animal rescue shelters she partners with.  These funds will assist in saving the lives of abandoned, abused, forgotten and neglected animals.  She believes S.C. needs stronger animal laws.  Spaying and neutering alone will take care of about 50% of the problems. 


Our next segment includes an interview with Ryan Heafy and Jared Hartzell of iMAGINE Upstate. Innovation and creativity will be on display next month at the iMAGINE Upstate Festival in downtown Greenville.  This festival will be a celebration of science, technology, engineering and math.  Its purpose is to inspire innovation and invention.  The event is free and family friendly.


In our third segment, we catch up with two local musicians who have just come back from a tour in the U.K.-Jaron Ferrer and Rachael Gallman are an acoustic duo called Twin Courage.  They have been making music together for about 10 years and have a new album coming out this month.  They share with us about the ups and downs of making it in the music business.


In our last segment we speak with Matt Lusk, the event director for the South Carolina Chili Cook-off Championships next month in Belton.  This day of fun, good-natured rivalry and civic support includes live entertainment, children’s activities, and abroad array of arts and crafts, informational booths and special exhibits.  The winner of this event will be a contender for the International Chili Society’s World Finals.