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Artist Jim Victor | Original SC

By Tabitha Safdi

Jim VictorJim Victor is an abstract painter living in Mt. Pleasant, SC. He started drawing and painting during his school years when he became intrigued by the works of the world's greatest artists. When a local department store had a sale on art books Jim "bought them all!" Victor is a self taught artist and much of his success can be attributed to his wife.

"S" is for South Carolina Jockey Club

By Alfred Turner

South Carolina From A to ZCredit SC Public Radio "S" is for South Carolina Jockey Club. In 1758 a group of lowcountry gentlemen founded the South Carolina Jockey Club. By the early 1770s Race week became the most important time of the year for many South Carolinians. During the Revolutionary War, the club suspended activities. Although the club disbanded in 1788 and 1791, it was reestablished. At the turn of the nineteenth century, South Carolina Jockey Club ushered in what would be called the “golden age of racing.” The club’s annual races—usually held in January and February—served as the high point of the...

Columnar Stinkhorn

By Alfred Turner

A column stinkhorn (Clathrus columnatus).Clathrus columnatus, commonly known as the column (or columnar) stinkhorn, has a widespread distribution, and has been found in Africa, Australasia, and the Americas. It may have been introduced to North America with exotic plants.

South Carolina Between World Wars: The Beginnings of Black Activism

By Alfred Turner

Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship qualification badge and campaign hat, with cigarette holder in front of painted backdrop.Black South Carolinians, despite poverty and discrimination, began to organize and lay the basis for the civil rights movement that would occur after World War II. Dr. Bobby Donaldson of the University of South Carolina talks about the efforts by black South Carolinians to obtain justice and civil rights during a time of economic collapse and political change. Audio Pending All Stations: Fri, Jan 31, 2020, 12 pm | News Stations: Sun, Feb 02, 4 pm

Andrew Jackson

Andrew JacksonAndrew Jackson was born in Lancaster County, South Carolina in 1767. He fought in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. Jackson became a lawyer and moved to Nashville, Tennessee. He was the first Democrat elected U.S. President, serving from 1829-1837. During his tenure, the country underwent great economic expansion.

Double-Crested Cormorants

By Alfred Turner

A double-crested cormorantThe double-crested cormorant (Phalacrocorax auritus) is a member of the cormorant family of seabirds. Its habitat is near rivers and lakes as well as in coastal areas, and is widely distributed across North America, from the Aleutian Islands in Alaska down to Florida and Mexico.

SC Lede: Trail Bites — King Day At The Dome

By Gavin Jackson

SC LEDE logoLeading up to the 2020 election, the 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 January 22, 2020, host Gavin Jackson takes us to the recent King Day at the Dome event in Columbia, SC, to hear from Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), businessman Tom Steyer, former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), and former Massachusetts Gov...

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Sanditon CastSanditon Sundays at 9:00 p.m. Jane Austen was chronically ill with a mysterious disease in early 1817, when she turned her thoughts to a happier subject. She started work on a witty and delightful novel set in a seaside town. She never finished it. Now, noted screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, Les Misérables, Primetime Emmy® winner for Little Dorrit) picks up Austen’s plot and takes it in a glorious and satisfying direction, on Sanditon. MASTERPIECE’s bold and lavish adaptation of Jane Austen’s final work stars Rose Williams (Curfew) as Austen’s lively but levelheaded heroine,...

SC Lede: The Importance Of King Day At The Dome

By Gavin Jackson

LedeOn this edition of the South Carolina Lede , as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, we look at the importance of the King Day at the Dome event in Columbia, SC. Host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Free Times' Chris Trainor , whose recent cover story on the event at the statehouse , now it is 20th year, traces history of the event from the protests around the Confederate battle flag to becoming a must-stop for Democratic presidential hopefuls. You can read Chris Trainor's story on the Free Times' site here . Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ...

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