Sean Birch

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 studiosOn 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. You can subscribe to South...

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

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 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. 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: 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. You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris

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 2, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you to recent campaign stops by Democractic presidential candidates Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA). You can watch the 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...

SC Lede: Judges – No Rulings, Just Right!

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson and Joe Cranney (l) in the SCETV studios on Monday, April 29, 2019.On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Joe Cranney to discuss his new in-depth report looking at the secretive world of judicial discipline in South Carolina . Over the past two decades more than 1,000 complaints have been lodged against circuit court judges, but none have been punished publicly. You can read Joe Cranney's report, "The Untouchables," on the Post and Courier's website here . Then, South Carolina Public Radio's own Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment. You...

SC Lede: Budgety McBudgetFace

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson (l) with Maayan Schechter and Seanna Adcox (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studiosOn this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Seanna Adcox and The State's Maayan Schechter to explore the $9.3 billion budget proposal the South Carolina state Senate approved last week, what changes were made from the House version, and what it all could mean for you. Then, South Carolina Public Radio's own Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment. You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also follow the show on...

SC Lede: Remembering The Legendary Fritz Hollings

By Sean Birch

Fritz HollingsOn this special episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson looks back on the life and career of former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, who passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 97. You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher . You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter .

SC Lede: Kriss Krossover Week

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Jeffrey Collins (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios The end of the legislative session is one month away, which means this week is "crossover week." That's an insider way of saying if a bill hasn't been passed out of its originating chamber -- either the State House or Senate -- by the end of the day Wednesday, that legislation is not likely to go anywhere this year without a supermajority vote. On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson discusses a number of the bills still up in the air (including controversial ones dealing with medical marijuana, outlawing plastic bags, and abortion) with the Associated Press' Jeffrey...

SC Lede: 2020 The Neverending Story - LIVE From Florence

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson with Jamie Lovegrove (l) and Meg Kinnard (r) at Seminar Brewing in Florence, SC, on March 28, 2019.On this edition of South Carolina Lede , recorded live at Seminar Brewing in Florence, SC, host Gavin Jackson gets an update about the 2020 election from the Associated Press' Meg Kinnard and the Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove. The three look at the current slate of Democratic presidential hopefuls visiting the Palmetto State as they compete for their party's nomination. Then, South Carolina Public Radio's own Russ McKinney quizzes Gavin and the audience about Florence history. You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher . You can also follow...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Beto O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg

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 March 28, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you to recent campaign stops by Democractic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke and potential candidate South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg. You can watch the 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...

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