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Smart State Chair to Discuss Reversing Neural Damage in Kids

We've talked many times on this show about the importance of South Carolina's endowed chair program, known as SmartState, and how these world-class research scientists are generating millions of dollars of economic activity.  And for the past few years, they have been highlighting their work in a non-technical format through a free and open-to-the-public forum known as the Science Cafe...and held at a local pub in Columbia.

Mike Switzer interview's April's Science Cafe speaker, Dr. Jeff Twiss, the University of South Carolina's SmartState Chair in Childhood Neurotherapeutics.  On April 14th at the Speak Easy pub in Five Points, he will talk about his work to develop ways of reversing neural damage caused by disorders like ADHD and Parkinson's Disease.

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.