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The Culture Connect

The Culture Connect

By SC Commission for Minority Affairs

The Culture Connect Podcast highlights South Carolina’s minority communities, opportunities and resources. From the Blue Ridge mountains to the foothills, the Piedmont to the Sandhills, the swamps of the Pee Dee to the coastal shores of the Lowcountry “The Culture Connect” brings forward the voices of the forgotten, stories of the unheard, and the realities of the often-marginalized residents of the Palmetto State.
The Culture Connect: Dr. Wenonah Haire
The Culture Connect: Dr. Wenonah Haire
In this episode of The Culture Connect podcast, we speak with Dr. Wenonah Haire, Tribal Historic Preservation Officer and Executive Director of the Catawba Cultural Preservation Project with the Catawba Nation. Haire received the 2022 Governor's Award for Historic Preservation.  The Culture Connect podcast, brought to you by the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (CMA), highlights South Carolina’s minority communities with the aim to improve their quality of life, highlight opportunities, and provide resources. Be sure to subscribe so that you can stay aware of new episodes. The Culture Connect is available on Facebook, YouTube, Anchor and Spotify (https://anchor.fm/thecultureconnectsc).
31:59
November 04, 2022
The Culture Connect: Dr Louis Whitesides
The Culture Connect: Dr Louis Whitesides
In our next episode of The Culture Connect podcast, we speak with Dr. Louis Whitesides, Vice President and Executive Director of SC State 1890 Research & Extension. Dr. Whitesides discusses the impact of the 1890 Research & Extension program on the community, the program's new facility opening in Charleston and technological advancements in agriculture.   The Culture Connect podcast, brought to you by the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (CMA), highlights South Carolina’s minority communities with the aim to improve their quality of life, highlight opportunities, and provide resources. Be sure to subscribe so that you can stay aware of new episodes. The Culture Connect is available on Facebook, YouTube, Anchor and Spotify (https://anchor.fm/thecultureconnectsc).
51:42
October 07, 2022
The Culture Connect: Mrs. Evelyn Lugo
The Culture Connect: Mrs. Evelyn Lugo
In this episode, we speak with Mrs. Evelyn Lugo, President and Founder of the South Carolina Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Lugo came from Puerto Rico along with her husband, that Greenville, South Carolina would be the perfect place to continue raising their two sons, college and high school students at that time.  It was shortly after she started working for a local credit card processing company that she found many Hispanic business owners experiencing problems interacting and doing business with the rest of the business community. Looking for ways to help the business community, Mrs. Lugo found that there was no Hispanic Chamber in South Carolina and worked to create the first Hispanic chamber in the state. The Culture Connect podcast, brought to you by the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (CMA), highlights South Carolina’s minority communities with the aim to improve their quality of life, highlight opportunities, and provide resources. 
44:59
September 02, 2022
The Culture Connect Podcast
The Culture Connect Podcast
The Culture Connect Podcast highlights South Carolina’s minority communities, opportunities and resources. From the Blue Ridge mountains to the foothills, the Piedmont to the Sandhills, the swamps of the Pee Dee to the coastal shores of the Lowcountry “The Culture Connect” brings forward the voices of the forgotten, stories of the unheard, and the realities of the often-marginalized residents of the Palmetto State.
00:28
August 15, 2022
The Culture Connect: Mr. Tim Waters
The Culture Connect: Mr. Tim Waters
Over a million South Carolinians live in food deserts, which are defined as places that lack access to fresh, healthy foods. In this episode, we speak with Mr. Tim Waters' about his journey to build his store in a food desert in downtown Florence to give underserved families a place to shop for healthy food.  The Culture Connect podcast, brought to you by the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (CMA), highlights South Carolina’s minority communities with the aim to improve their quality of life, highlight opportunities, and provide resources.
34:10
August 05, 2022
The Culture Connect: Dr. Delores Dacosta
The Culture Connect: Dr. Delores Dacosta
Our first guest on The Culture Connect podcast is Executive Director Dr. Delores Dacosta. Dacosta is a native of Awendaw, SC. She has more than 35 years in public service which includes 20 years of experience in federal policies and regulations. Dacosta was Chief of Staff to former Congressman Henry Brown, Jr. and Regional Director to U.S. Senator Tim Scott. The Culture Connect podcast, brought to you by the South Carolina Commission for Minority Affairs (CMA), highlights South Carolina’s minority communities with the aim to improve their quality of life, highlight opportunities, and provide resources. 
29:07
July 15, 2022