Focus on The Palmetto State
FOCUS ON THE PALMETTO STATE: March 2014 at 9:30 am
Our first segment features Nika White with the Greenville Chamber of Commerce. She tells us about an upcoming symposium designed to advance their effort to support talented women and minorities in our community in achieving leadership positions in greater numbers. They will also host a seminar to bring critical thinking to urban America and minority communities, hosted by an expert in the field. These types of events last year were very well attended with a diverse audience of minority professionals and majority leaders from an array of public and private sectors. The Chamber believes that leadership diversity is critical to the achievement of Greenville becoming a premier business community.
Our next segment includes an interview with Curtis Askew, who is the President of a consulting firm that specializes in data analysis, program evaluation and strategic planning. The latest project he has taken on is South Carolina's changes to the process of obtaining a high school equivalency test, commonly known as a GED. While this is a somewhat complicated topic,he explained to us how the changes will bring an economic impact and economic development issues associated along it.
In our final segment, we visit with a local free-lance illustrator named Tim Davis. He is the most prolific artist of the hidden pictures puzzles in the children's magazine Highlights. These puzzles are considered educational and important skills can be learned from such activities. He gave us information how any budding artist could learn to be a puzzle illustrator.