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SC Lede: It's the Great Debate, Charlie Brown!

By Gavin Jackson

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On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier’s Jamie Lovegrove to recap the contentious first gubernatorial debate and preview the next one on Thursday—all of this inside of just two weeks until election day on Nov. 6. Also a look at the recent influx of potential 2020 Democratic candidates that were in and around the Palmetto State.

South Carolina Public Radio's own Statehouse reporter Russ McKinney also stops by to quiz Gavin with South Carolina trivia in this week's Did You Know segment.

Not Sure How to Vote in November? Gubernatorial Debates Shed Light on Candidate’s Policies

By Thelisha Eaddy

Gubernatorial candidates meet for first debate.

Incumbent Republican Governor Henry McMaster said he is in favor of low taxes, believes the Superintendent of Education should be appointed by the governor, has created a commission to study flooding, and warns against messing with 2nd amendment rights. His Gubernatorial challenger Rep. James Smith is a supporter of pro-growth tax initiatives, wants the people of South Carolina to pick the person who heads the state’s education department, criticizes the governor for not investing in infrastructure and believes more can be done to curb gun violence.

Rocket, Sand Sculpture part of State Fair Traditions

By Tut Underwood

Near the beginning, a dinosaur begins to emerge from a frame packed with sand.

October brings many things to South Carolina - more football, turning leaves, cooler temps (we hope!).  And one of the fall's most anticipated events is the South Carolina State Fair.  Long-time fairgoers have established many traditions they associate with the fair, but "meeting at the rocket" must be at the top of nearly everyone's list.  The rocket, according to fair General Manager Nancy Smith, is actually a long-range intermediate range ballistic missle built in the 1960s and designed by legendary rocket engineer Wehrner von Braun.  It was named Columbia, and was eventually donated to

SC Lede: Nikki Haley Ghosted And Other October Surprises

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (r) with Andy Shain (l) and Meg Kinnard in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, October 15.

 

 

 

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by AP Reporter Meg Kinnard and Post and Courier Columbia Bureau Chief Andy Shain to discuss Nikki Haley's suprise announcement last week that she will be resigning from her position as United States Ambassador to the United Nations at the end of 2018. They also look at the recent grand jury report on the South Carolina Statehouse corruption probe, and preview the first South Carolina gubernatorial debate this week.

Everything You Need To Know About Kudzu and the Kudzu Bug

By Libby Dallis

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The Kudzu Bug, Megacopta cribraria, is an invasive species that was first detected in North America in 2009. The species feeds on legumes.  Kudzu and soybeans are preferred legume hosts.  When the species feeds on Kudzu, it is beneficial, as it was determined that the insect could stall biomass of Kudzu growth by 30%.  When the species feeds on soybeans, it is an economic pest, as significant infestations can cause yield losses up to and sometimes exceeding 60%.

Early Stage Breast Cancer Treatment Update

By Bobbi Conner

Dr. Antonio Giordano

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Antonio Giordano about new treatment recommendations for many women with early stage breast cancer. Dr. Giordano is an Assistant Professor of Oncology and a researcher and oncologist, specializing in breast cancer at Hollings Cancer Center at MUSC.

SCDMH Reaches Telepsychiatry Landmark

By John Lewis

South Carolina Department of Mental Health has provided 100,000 telepsychiatry consultations since 2009.

The South Carolina Department of Mental Health (SCDMH), the largest provider of telemedicine services in South Carolina, has set yet another benchmark in merging technology and quality healthcare, providing its 100,000th psychiatric service via telemedicine. This award-winning program, launched in 2009 with funding assistance from The Duke Endowment and the State Medicaid agency, connects patients in emergency departments and community mental health clinics to SCDMH psychiatrists in other locations.

SC Lede: Shining A Light On Conversion Therapy

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson speaks with Mary Katherine Wildeman (l) and Michael Majchrowicz (r) in The Post and Courier's Charleston offices.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier Reporters Mary Katherine Wildeman and Michael Majchrowicz to delve into their enlightening story “Taught to Hate Myself." The piece takes an in-depth look at the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy in South Carolina, where it faces no oversight or regulation.

South Carolina Public Radio's own Statehouse reporter Russ McKinney also stops by to quiz Gavin with South Carolina trivia in this week's Did You Know segment.

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