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SC Lede: 1 Liquor Bill Split 6 Ways

March 27, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Russ McKinney on Monday, March 26, 2018.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by South Carolina Public Radio's own statehouse reporter Russ McKinney to discuss proposed legislation to increase the number of licenses liquor store owners can have statewide. We also look at the most...

March for Our Lives: Moments From Across South Carolina

March 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
March for Our Lives Demonstrators in North Charleston, SC

As thousands of students, teachers and supporters gathered in the nation’s capital Saturday for the March for Our Lives rally, thousands more gathered in cities across South Carolina to join the collective voice of teens and young Americans demanding greater gun control...

State at a Standstill for Method of Executing Condemned Criminals

March 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
an electric chair

South Carolina has two methods of executing condemned criminals: lethal injection and electrocution. But because convicted prisoners are allowed to choose between them, almost all will choose lethal injection (the last electrocution in the state was in 2008). This presents...

Firefighter Tries to Save Lives in the Classroom

March 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Christan Rainey working as a firefighter in North Charleston

When Christan Rainey isn't putting out flames and saving lives as a North Charleston firefighter, he's busy warning teens about the potential dangers of dating and domestic violence. The 33 year-old knows such violence all too well. His mother and four siblings were shot to...

South Carolina's Weather-Torn State Parks Reopen, "Just in Time for Spring"

March 20, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Park Manager John Wells and Park Interpreter Stacey Jensen at the new Sesquicentennial State Park Boardwalk.

Between the autumns of 2015 and 2017, 47 of South Carolina’s state parks experienced temporary closures due to damages sustained during severe weather events, including the Floods of 2015, Hurricane Matthew, Hurricane Irma and the Pinnacle Mountain Wildfire at Table Rock...

SC Lede: Budget Moves, School District Consolidation, And Booze Bill Blues

March 20, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson speaks with Seanna Adcox on Monday, March 19, 2018.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Assistant Columbia Bureau Chief Seanna Adcox to break down the state budget approved last week by the South Carolina House of Representatives, school district consolidation, and...

State House Week for March 16, 2018

March 16, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
State House Week

The S.C. House of Representatives approves next year's $8 Billion state budget package, and gun safety measures advance in the State Senate.

SC Lede: Budget Bonanza

March 13, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson speaks with the Post and Courier's Andy Shain on Monday, March 12, 2018.

The 2018 South Carolina legislative session has passed its halfway point. Six pieces of legislation have so far been signed into law by Gov. Henry McMaster, and several more high-profile bills are currently working their way through the state House of Representatives and...

Cat Cafes Provide Fun, Therapy for Patrons, Homes for Needy Cats

March 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Emily Hughes cuddles with one of the  two-to-three dozen friendly felines to be found at the cat cafe in West Columbia.

Cats are beloved pets by millions, but many people can’t have them because they live where pets aren’t allowed or are subject to other restrictions. However, over the last decade, a national phenomenon has sprung up to help cat-less cat lovers get their feline fixes: the...

Poison Center is There 24/7 When Accidents Happen

March 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The Mr. Yuk symbol is available as a sticker to put on items dangerous to warn children away.

A child has drunk sweet-smelling shampoo. A senior has taken his wife’s prescription by mistake. A person comes to the emergency room after taking multiple medications at 3 in the morning. What to do? The Palmetto Poison Center is on-call 24/7 to help with cases from...

State House Week for March 9, 2018

March 9, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
House Speaker Jay Lucas, R-Darlington, and House members slamming state Senators on the V.C. Summer Nuclear debacle

Half way through the 2018 session of the S.C General Assembly, members of the House and Senate are at odds concerning the V.C. Summer Nuclear project, and the Senate has passed a bill re-instating the use of the 'electric chair' for death sentences.

South Carolina Observes Severe Weather and Flood Safety Awareness Week

March 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Meteorologist John Quagliariello of the National Weather Service encouraged preparedness for tornadoes, floods and other severe weather at a press conference on Tuesday, March 6, 2018.

According to an official proclamation from Governor Henry McMaster, this week is Severe Weather and Flood Safety Awareness Week in South Carolina. It’s an occasion intended to encourage South Carolinians to prepare for potential severe weather scenarios. In a press...

Charleston's Chief Resilience Officer Fights Flooding and Sea Level Rise

March 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Charleston's lower battery wall following Hurricane Irma

Mark Wilbert has been the man the city of Charleston has turned to in case of emergencies. He helped people prepare for Hurricanes Matthew and Irma. He was there after 9 parishioners at Mother Emanuel were killed. Last August, he planned for a crowd of thousands in town for...

SC Lede: Senate's Nuclear Slow Walk

March 6, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson speaks with Post and Courier reporter Andy Brown on Monday, March 5 2018.

Leadership in the South Carolina House of Representatives has accused the state Senate of slow-walking a number of bills concerning the failed V.C. Summer nuclear reactor project. On this edition of South Carolina Lede host Gavin Jackson speaks with Andy Brown, statehouse...

Program Brings New York Musicians to Write and Perform with South Carolina Prisoners

March 5, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Program Brings New York Musicians to Write and Perform with South Carolina Prisoners

Lee Correctional Institution in Bishopville counts numerous musicians among its inmates. Such is their talent that they have attracted the attention of DeCoda, a New York-based chamber music group. For four years now, the prison has sponsored a program with the group in...

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