Insight #17 All children should be loved and taken care of, but some of them end up abused, neglected and abandoned. That’s where the Waccamaw Youth Center of Conway comes in. In this edition of Insight, Bhakti Larry Hough interviews Waccamaw Youth Center executive director Chris Williams about how the center serves abused, neglected and abandoned children.
Insight #16 For nearly 12 years, the Boys and Girls Club of Hemingway has been providingrecreational, enrichment and other educational activities after school and all day during the summer for children of all ages. This feature on the club includes interviews with club director Andre Dorsey, board members George Brown and Jeannie Brown Burrows, and Debra Brown, Human Resources Manager at Safe Auto Insurance Co., a major supporter of the club.
Insight #15 The mission of the South Carolina African American Heritage Commission (SCAAHC) is to identify and promote the preservation of historic sites, structures, buildings, and culture of the African American experience in South Carolina and to assist and enhance the efforts of the South Carolina Department of Archives and History. Bhakti Larry Hough interviews SCAAHC vice chairperson Jannie Harriot about the organization’s efforts in the latest edition of Insight, episode #15. You can listen to the program here, South Carolina Heritage Commission.
Insight #14 South Carolina ranks 10th highest in the nation in the percent of its population with diabetes and approximately 1 in 8 African-Americans in South Carolina has diabetes – the 16th highest rate of diabetes among African-Americans in the nation. In observance of Diabetes Awareness Month, Bhakti Larry Hough interviewed Dr. Covia L. Stanley, Public Health Director of SC DHEC’s Region 6, which includes Horry, Georgetown and Williamsburg counties, about the causes, prevention and treatment of diabetes.
Insight #13 Today, about one in three children and youth ages 2-19 in the United States are already overweight or obese. Some experts believe that if obesity among children continues at this rate, the current generation could become the first to in American society to live shorter lives than their parents. The Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s Healthy Schools program is designed to combat the childhood obesity epidemic by addressing what children eat at school. Bhakti Larry Hough spoke with Beth Barry, Relationship Manager for the Healthy Schools program, about the issue.
Insight #12 David Williams of Kingstree has been farming practically all his life. His father, Rev. Gabriel Williams, bought the land that David Williams continues to farm today in 1924. After retiring from his career as a public school agriculture teacher in 1987, Williams, 84, transformed the farm from a cotton, tobacco and corn operation into the Williams Muscadine Vineyard and Farm. The farm is major tourist attraction that was won many awards and honors and draws hundreds of people to the farm every year. Bhakti Larry Hough visited Mr. Williams at the farm recently and interviewed him about the farm and his life in agriculture.
Insight #11 The Rural Area Leadership Initiative is an outreach program of Francis Marion University (FMU). We spoke with Jay Dowd, Vice President and Executive Director of the FMU Foundation, to discuss the Rural Area Leadership Initiative, and the university’s outreach efforts designed to help rural communities develop leadership and build capacity.
Insight #10 September 18, 2011 – Interview with Amy Edmunds, a lecturer at Coastal Carolina University, and founder of Young Stroke, Inc., about stroke affecting people under age 65, including a discussion of her own experience with stroke.
Insight #9 September 4, 2011 - Race relations issues in America with Tod Ewing, Gene and Phyllis Unterschuetz. Ewing of Washington, DC, and the Unterschuetzes of Chicago, are authors of books on race. They also present workshops and seminars on race and diversity for nonprofit organizations, corporations and colleges and universities.
Insight #8 August 21, 2011 - Race relations issues in Myrtle Beach, with Tracy Swinton Bailey, Executive Director of Freedom Readers, and co-organizer of a seminar on race, culture and crime with her husband Myrtle Beach Sun News columnist Isaac Bailey.
Insight #7 August 7, 2011 - Housing Discrimination in the 21st century, with Bonnie Schwerd, Fair Housing Officer and Community Development Specialist, Community Development Department of Horry County Government.
Insight #5 July 2, 2011 – How weatherization of homes helps families save on energy bills, with Mr. Leeman Belamy, Director of the Weatherization Department at the Waccamaw Economic Opportunity Council.
Insight #4 June 5, 2011 – Human Trafficking with guests Betty Hubion and Kristen Thompson.
Insight #3 May 15, 2011 – Diabetes CORE Group of Georgetown County with guests Florene Linen and Maggie Davis.
Insight #2 May 1, 2011 – A primer on the state Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and its role in protecting the environment and natural resources, with agency spokesman Tom Berry.
Insight #1 April 17, 2011 – A discussion of how the Village Group, a nonprofit community organization in Georgetown serves youth, with executive director Ray Funnye.