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SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sen. Kamala Harris and Rep. Seth Moulton

By Sean Birch

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Leading up to the 2020 election, South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of June 6, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you to recent campaign stops by Democratic presidential hopefuls Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Rep. Seth Coulton (D-Mass.).

SC Lede: 'Grace Will Lead Us Home'

By Sean Birch

Grace Will Lead Us Home

On this episode of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson speaks with Pulitzer Prize-winning Post and Courier reporter Jennifer Berry Hawes about her book, "Grace Will Lead Us Home: The Charleston Massacre and the Hard, Inspiring Journey to Forgiveness." Hawes chronicles the tragic shooting of nine parishioners at the Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church in Charleston and its aftermath through pointed, detailed accounts of the victims and their familes.

You can read an excerpt from "Grace Will Lead Us Home" below.

SC Lede: 2019 Session – Over And Out

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson (l) and Russ McKinney in the SCETV/South Carolina Public Radio studios on Thursday, May 23, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney to look back on the end of the 2019 South Carolina state legislative session. They discuss a number of finalized bills from the session, including how lawmakers will handle Santee Cooper's future, what is officially in the $9 billion state budget, and more.

 

Then, Russ sticks around to quiz Gavin on South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment.

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sen. Bernie Sanders

By Sean Birch

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Leading up to the 2020 election, South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of May 23, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you to an Orangeburg, SC, campaign stop by Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

SC Lede: The Kingmaker's Sticky Wicket

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Meg Kinnard in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Friday, May 17, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Associated Press's Meg Kinnard to discuss the latest news about the South Carolina Statehouse corruption probe and Richard Quinn, who at one time was considered one of the state's top political consultants.

Quinn has been charged with 11 counts of lying to the state grand jury, despite pledging cooperation as part of a plea deal involving his son, former Rep. Rick Quinn (R-Lexington), who last year was found guilty of misconduct in office.

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Joe Biden

By Sean Birch

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Leading up to the 2020 election, South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of May 16, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you to a Columbia, SC, campaign stop by Democratic presidential candidate former Vice President Joe Biden.

SC Lede: In-Session Suspension

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson speaks with Avery Wilks (l) and Seanna Adcox (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios

On this episode of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Avery Wilks and The Post and Courier's Seanna Adcox to recap which bills were passed during the 2019 state legislative session, and, more importantly, which ones remain in a suspended state until the second year of the session begins in January. They look at bills dealing with dark money, civil asset forfeiture, education reform, and more.

Then South Carolina Public Radio's own Russ McKinney drops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment.

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Pete Buttigieg Calls In To Gavin's Car

By Sean Birch

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Leading up to the 2020 election, South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of May 9, 2019, host Gavin Jackson interviews Democratic presidential hopeful South Bend, IN Mayor Pete Buttigieg.

 

You can read the full transcript of this interview below.

SC Lede: Three More Days – LIVE From Rock Hill

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson speaks with Jeffrey Collins (r) and Jamie Lovegrove (l) in front of a live audience at Rock Hill Brewing Company

On this episode of South Carolina Lede, recorded live at Rock Hill Brewing Company in Rock Hill, SC, host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Associated Press' Jeffrey Collins and the Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove to discuss the final days of the 2019 state legislative session. The three also look ahead to the 2020 presidential election and the number of Democratic hopefuls visiting the Palmetto State ahead of their party's primary.

Then, South Carolina Public Radio's own Russ McKinney quizzes Gavin and the audience about Rock Hill history.

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