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State House Week for February 23, 2018

February 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
State House Week

A major anti-abortion bill is headed for debate in the Senate, and work is underway on next year's almost nine-billion-dollar state budget.

Pro Bono Program Teaches Law Students the Value of Giving Back

February 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
USC Law School's Pro Bono program provides student volunteers for legal services throughout South Carolina.

It’s tax season, and many people are working with tax preparers. But some preparers are giving away their services for free to elderly or low income clients. They’re tax law students in the Pro Bono program at the University of South Carolina School of Law. The Pro Bono...

How Welcoming Hurricane Katrina Evacuees Shaped Response to Recent Weather Emergencies in the South

February 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Sam Tenenbaum became known as "the man with the cigar" during his leadership of SC Cares. The name has stuck.

Back in January, a diverse group of Midlands community members congregated at the United Way of the Midlands . Among the 20 or so assembled guests were lawyers, businesspeople, nonprofit staffers, and a vet. What they held in common was their shared action after a terrible...

'White-Hat' Hackers Combat the Bad Guys Using The Villains’ Tactics

February 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
White-hat hackers keep up with the latest tricks of cyber criminals

Hacking, whether it’s into a bank, insurance company or an individual’s records, is a serious, and growing crime in the 21st century. The damages inflicted by hackers in the United States alone can reach into the billions of dollars annually. However, a new weapon against...

SC Lede: The Waiting Game - Plea Deals and Nuclear Deals

February 20, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by reporters Andy Brown and Andy Shain of The Post and Courier to discuss the sentencing of former state Rep. Rick Quinn, Jr. (R-Lexington) to two years of probation as part of the ongoing the statehouse...

Solicitor Says Family Randomly Targeted in Child Kidnapping

February 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg holds a press conference in the search for Heidi Tod

Charleston's top prosecutor confirms what many in the community have wanted to know. Did the family of a little girl kidnaped have ties to the suspect or were they randomly targeted? "To be crystal clear: there is NO CONNECTION between the victims in this matter and the...

02/16/18: South Carolina Public Radio Morning Newscast

February 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Vince Kolb-Lugo
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Listen to the latest morning news from South Carolina Public Radio for Friday, February 16th, 2018:

State House Week for February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Former Rep. Rick Quinn talking with news reporters at the Richland County Courthouse

More fallout from the ongoing Statehouse corruption probe, and the S.C. Senate moves to give state regulators more time to consider SCANA Corp and Dominion Energy's request to continue to charge ratepayers for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project.

Orangeburg Massacre: South Carolina and National Response to Tragedy

February 8, 2018 - Posted in HBCU Rising by Beryl Dakers
Police officers with guns

Representative James E. Clyburn sits down with South Carolina ETV to talk about the country and South Carolina's response to the Orangeburg Massacre. Clyburn also compares how the Kent State shooting of 1970, which occurred two years after the Orangeburg Massacre, received...

Former Charleston Mayor Teaches Class on the Making of the International African American Museum

February 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Crowd listens to author Edward Ball speak at the Citadel

There's no slowing down for Former Charleston City mayor Joe Riley. The 75 year-old is as ambitious as ever, finalizing plans for the city's new International African American Museum. He's even teaching a class about it this semester at his Alma Mater, The Citadel. "I work...

02/06/18: South Carolina Public Radio Morning News Update

February 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Listen to the latest morning news from South Carolina Public Radio, for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2018:

SC Lede: SCANA, Amtrak, and Bye Bye Trey Gowdy

February 6, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Gavin Jackson
Host Gavin Jackson with The Post & Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and Andy Brown.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post & Courier reporters Jamie Lovegrove and Andy Brown to discuss their story about a breakdown of trust between state lawmakers and SCANA Corp., the parent company of South Carolina Electric and...

The Orangeburg Massacre 50 Years On

February 5, 2018 - Posted in HBCU Rising by Alfred Turner
Dr. Cleveland Sellers

On Feb 8, 1968, three South Carolina State College students were killed and 27 others were wounded by State Highway Patrolmen. Civil rights activist Cleveland Sellers and Journalist Jack Bass reflect on the events which many consider a stain on South Carolina's reputation...

Gov. McMaster: 2 Killed, 116 Injured in Amtrak Collision

February 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner and Vince Kolb-Lugo
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.

Update : Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the names of the two persons killed in the collision. Amtrak engineer Michael Kempf, 54, of Savannah, GA, and Amtrak conductor, Michael Cella, 36, of Orange Park, FL, were both killed in the early morning...

Two Years After a Historic Flood, Farmers Continue to Recover

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Adyson Ashley holds one of the birds in her flock.

In September 2015, many farmers in South Carolina were looking forward to a promising harvest. The drought that began in 2014 had subsided in time for at least one crop to flourish remarkably well: by the time October rolled in, full, glistening fields of white cotton...

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