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10,000 More Kids in SC Now Without Health Insurance

By Thelisha Eaddy

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Data from a new report indicates the number of uninsured children in the United States has increased for the first time in nearly a decade. According to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Family, between 2016 and 2017, the number of uninsured children increased by about 276,000. In South Carolina, that number is 10,000. Joan Alker is Executive Director of the Georgetown center, she spoke with South Carolina Public Radio about why these numbers are important.

Virtual Reality, Simulation Tools Help Midlands Exercise Empathy Muscle

By Thelisha Eaddy

Richland Library staff preparing to use the new empathy lab.

Virtual reality and simulation tools are helping people in the Midlands "exercise their empathy muscle." Richland Library has a mobile empthy lab that travels to its various branches, giving customers the chance to "try on" someone else's life and see things from a new perspective.  In November, the My Life Experience Empathy Lab immersed customers into the life of someone who lost their job, was evicted and eventually bec

SC Lede: Nuclear Boondoggle - Billable Hours

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Andy Brown in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, December 3, 2018.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Andy Brown, statehouse reporter with the Post and Courier, to discuss the latest on the controversial V.C. Summer nuclear project. The Public Service Commission wrapped up three weeks of hearings on the failed $9 billion project, and will soon determine how much SCE&G ratepayers are on the hook for as well as whether the ultility can be sold to Virginia-based Dominion Energy.

Live Lede Taping in Charleston

By Gavin Jackson

Join us at Munkle Brewing Company in Charleston on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.

The South Carolina Lede is hitting the road for another live podcast taping, this time in Charleston, where we’ll don ugly sweaters and recap the year in politics with the state’s top political journalists.

SC Lede: 'Minimally Adequate' - The State of Education in SC

By Sean Birch

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

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson speaks with Post and Courier Reporters Seanna Adcox and Thad Moore about the paper's new series "Minimally Adequate," which explores the bleak state of South Carolina's education system. The series analyzes how factors such as segregation, lowered standards, and funding cuts have resulted in a history of subpar education in the Palmetto State.

The Fate of SCE&G's Nuclear Charges To Be Determined Next Month

By Russ McKinney

V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 Aerial View, Jan. 2017.

The question of who will pay for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear reactor project is now in the hands of the seven-member S.C. Public Service Commission, the state’s official utility rate setting authority.

Last week, the PSC completed three weeks of contentious hearings on how much South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. should be allowed to charge its over 700,000 electric ratepayers for the abandoned reactors.  They’ve already paid in over $2 Billion.

Donate to the ETV Endowment on Giving Tuesday

By Coby C. Hennecy

Giving Tuesday

Dear ETV Endowment Member,

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. This year's Giving Tuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back. 

What Year is it? Two-thousand eighteen? Twenty-eighteen? Does it Matter?

By Tut Underwood

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Credit Lumapoche [CC0 1.0] via Pixabay You may say to- MAY-toe and I may say to-MAH-toe, but the 1930s pop song "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" demonstrates playfully that there are often various ways to pronounce certain words.  Even numbers are subject to differences of opinion.  Take this year, 2018.  Some people say "two-thousand-eighteen" while others say "twenty-eighteen."  Is there a correct way to

SC Lede: Midterms Are Done, Ya Turkey!

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Seanna Adcox (r) in the SC Public Radio studios on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

On this last episode of South Carolina Lede before Thanksgiving, host Gavin Jackson looks back on the 2018 South Carolina midterm elections with Seanna Adcox, The Post and Courier's assistant Columbia bureau chief, and Russ McKinney, South Carolina Public Radio's own statehouse reporter. They profile the constitutional officers who were re-elected around the state, look at the state superintendent referendum that failed on the ballot, and discuss issues with South Carolina's outdated voting machines.

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