Sean Birch

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Julian Castro, Marianne Williamson, Sen. Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoLeading 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 27, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us to the recent South Carolina Democratic Party Convention to hear from presidential hopefuls Jualian Castro, Marianne Williamson, Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Andrew Yang. Over the next several Trail Bites episodes, we'll be brining you clips from all of the candidates who spoke at the convention. Full remarks from...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sen. Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoLeading 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 20, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you to the recent Black Ecomonic Alliance Presidential Forum in Charleston, SC. The forum featured four Democratic presidential hopefuls: Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ); South Bend, IN, Mayor Pete Buttigieg; Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA); and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during...

SC Lede: Let Them Eat Fried Fish

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoOn this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Caitlin Byrd to discuss the latest South Carolina 2020 poll numbers and recap the recent Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston. They also preview two major political events this week: Congressman Jim Clyburn's annual fish fry, which 22 of the 23 Democratic presidential candidates are expected to attend, and the state Democratic Party Convention. Then, South Carolina Public Radio's own Russ McKinney quizzes Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment. You can...

SC Lede: South Carolina Prisons – Watching The Watchers

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Kirk Brown and Nikie Mayo (r) in the Greenville News offices.Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Kirk Brown and Nikie Mayo (r) in the Greenville News offices. Credit Sean Scott/SCETV On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with Greenville News reporters Nikie Mayo and Kirk Brown about their recent coverage on South Carolina prisons. Mayo and Brown have been focusing on the disciplinary action taken against hundreds of corrections officers and other factors surrounding the 2018 riot at Lee Correctional Institution. The investigation into the incident, which left seven inmates dead, is ongoing and no one has been charged. You can...

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

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoLeading 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.). Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and...

SC Lede: 'Grace Will Lead Us Home'

By Sean Birch

Grace Will Lead Us HomeOn 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. You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and...

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. You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher . You can also follow the show on...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sen. Bernie Sanders

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoLeading 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). Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also...

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. You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Joe Biden

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoLeading 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. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also...

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