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Festival-goers Await Repairs to Riverfront Park, Columbia Canal

April 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
The stage at the eighth annual River Rocks Music Festival. Damages caused by the floods of 2015 forced the festival to relocate from its usual location at Riverfront Park.

On a sunny patch of open space along the Congaree River in Columbia, the eighth annual River Rocks Festival brought hundreds of residents out last weekend to enjoy the spring weather and learn about the conservation efforts of the region’s Congaree Riverkeeper and their...

State House Week for April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
State House Week

The S.C. General Assembly has moved to cut SCE&G's nuclear rate, and prison violence sparks calls for action.

SCETV and South Carolina Public Radio Remember Carl Kasell

April 19, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Kaitlyn Park
Carl Kasell at microphone

If you have ever tuned in to National Public Radio (NPR) since 1975, chances are you have heard the voice of Carl Kasell- informed and dulcet somehow at the same time. Kasell knew even as a boy in Goldsboro, N.C. that he wanted to be on the radio. As he told NPR, he would...

State House Daybook: April 19, 2018

April 19, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
State House

This Week in South Carolina: In Session provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other...

Earth Day a Reminder to Care for Land, Water, Air

April 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Aerial view of meandering tidal creeks and extensive pristine marshes in North Inlet Estuary.

Earth Day is held each April to remind people of the importance of caring for our world, according to USC Environmental Health Sciences Professor Joe Jones. He practices what he preaches, as he regularly takes his students outdoors to pick up trash that has washed into a...

State House Daybook: April 18, 2018

April 18, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
State House Daybook

This Week in South Carolina: In Session provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other...

College of Charleston Professor Works to Save Coral Reefs

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Coral polyps on Molasses Reef, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

People picture coral reefs as bursting with color and teeming with a variety of undersea life, which many are. But their number is shrinking, says College of Charleston biologist Phil Dustan, because they are hyper-sensitive to temperature changes, and climate change is...

SC Lede: Gubernatorial Arms Race

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson and Jamie Lovegrove

We're less than two months away from the June 12 South Carolina primary. On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with Post and Courier Statehouse Reporter Jamie Lovegrove about the latest on the race for the governor's office.

Charleston's Tourist Season is in Full Swing in the Spring

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Runners and walkers wait in line for bridge run bibs at Charleston Convention Center

You know it’s spring in Charleston when the cars are thick with yellow pollen, as well as a colorful array of out of state license plates. Porta- Potties line the streets, novice runners sport bright, new shoes and college kids seeking sun and warmth stretch out behind the...

State House Daybook: April 17, 2018

April 17, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
State House

This Week in South Carolina: In Session provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other...

State House Week for April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
State House Week

The SC Senate approves next year's $8 Billion state budget, and a major setback for proponents of solar energy in the state.

Free Ham Radio Classes at SCETV

April 12, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Glenn Rawls
Ham Radio Classes

Have you ever wanted to get a Ham Radio license, but don’t know how to get started? Help is on the way! SCHEART offers free Amateur Radio license classes in Columbia. The beginner basic class starts on Tuesday, June 12 th and run through Friday, June 15 th from 6 to 9 PM...

State House Daybook: April 12, 2018

April 12, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Statehouse

This Week in South Carolina: In Session provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other...

Williamsburg County School District Now Under Control of State Education Department

April 11, 2018 - Posted in Education by Thelisha Eaddy
 Superintendent Molly Spearman announces state of emergency in Williamsburg County School District.

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman declared a state of emergency in the Williamsburg County School District and will now take over day-to-day operations. During a press conference in Columbia, Spearman cited financial mismanagement, systemic programmatic...

Raising Charleston's Historic Homes in Hopes of Saving Them

April 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Contractor Gary Walters in front of 42 Rutledge Avenue

How do you raise a large, historic home? Better yet, how do you put it back down? Should such an old home be raised at all? All are tough questions in a city that until recently had never lifted one before. “There’s a lot of head scratching going on,” said long-time...

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