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75 Years Later, the Public Gets Access to Rare Images from Iwo Jima

By Thelisha Eaddy

Images of soldiers during the five-week long battle of Iwo Jima are now publically accessibleCarrying the wounded to a make-shift hospital, taking communion, and traveling by sea are just some of the images revealed in never-before-seen films taken during the battle of Iwo Jima. The start of this World War II battle began 75 years ago this week and lasted just over a month. After 36 days of fighting, more than 6,000 Americans were killed as well as almost all of the 21,000 Japanese who defended the island. These images are made available through a partnership between the history division of the United States Marine Corps and the University of South Carolina. The school's Moving Image...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer

By Gavin Jackson

SC LEDE logoOn this edition for the week of February 20, 2020, host Gavin Jackson takes us to recent campaign stops by former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and businessman Tom Steyer. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to the South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter .

State House Daybook: Feb. 20, 2020

By Gavin Jackson

SCState House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage. LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate gavels in at 11:00 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in at 10:00 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined meeting schedule 9:00 a.m. Senate Finance Committee, Gressette Room 105, Agenda Available ,...

A Touch of Snow Possible In Parts of South Carolina Thursday

By Ray Hawthorne

Potential SnowfallUPDATE: A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Chesterfield, Lancaster, York, and Cherokee counties, valid from early Thursday morning through late Thursday night. It has been a mild and wet winter thus far in the Palmetto State. The “wet” is not likely to go away this week, but enough “cold” could make the weather interesting Thursday into Thursday night. A cold front will make a clean pass through the state by midday Wednesday. Chilly air from a high pressure area plunging south out of Canada into the Dakotas will begin to make its presence felt tonight. Temperatures are expected to...

State House Daybook: Feb. 19, 2020

By Gavin Jackson

SCState House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage. LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate gavels in at 12:00 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in at 10:00 a.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined meeting schedule 9:00 a.m. Senate Finance Committee, Gressette Room 105, Agenda Available ,...

Rock Hill Democrats Hope, Worry, and Hope (In That Order) As Primary Looms

By Scott Morgan

acd65b83-419b-4344-89d5-f0ea316dfe7dNote: This story has been amended to remove a reference to Michael Bloomberg setting up operations in South Carolina. Bloomberg is not on the South Carolina ballot. Democrats are united on one idea. They want to unseat President Donald Trump. But past that, and even with the South Carolina Democratic Primary right around the corner, likely progressive voters are in a street fight between their ideals and who they think stands the best chance of accomplishing their main objective. When voters hit the polls on February 29, it will be one day after a debate in Charleston. And that could actually...

State House Daybook: Feb. 18, 2020

By Gavin Jackson

SCState House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place. Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage. LEGISLATIVE COVERAGE Senate The Senate is out today. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . House The House gavels in at 12:00 p.m. Watch live here . Calendar . Journal . Combined meeting schedule 9:30 a.m. Senate Finance Constitutional Subcommittee, Gressette Room 207, Agenda...

SC Lede: The SC Dem-utante Primary Ball

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (l) with Maayan Schechter and Jamie Lovegrove (r).The South Carolina Democratic presidential primary is fast approaching. Recent poll numbers show an ever-tightening race in a state where former Vice President Joe Biden used to enjoy double digit leads over his closest contenders. On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and The State's Maayan Schechter to discuss the latest. Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment. Plus, the week's top news and more! You can subscribe to...

Santee Cooper's Future Back for Debate at the State House

By Russ McKinney

Santee Cooper signFor the past several years the issue that’s dominated the state legislature has been the future of Santee Cooper, the state-owned public power utility. Santee Cooper in effect produces electricity for over two million customers in the state. State lawmakers have been pondering what to do with the utility since the failure of the giant VC Summer nuclear project in the summer of 2017. Many have concerns about Santee Cooper’s Management, and the almost $7 Billion debt it's now carrying following VC Summer. The question is so large that last year the legislature passed a special joint resolution...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Tom Steyer

By Gavin Jackson

Host Gavin Jackson talks to Democratic presidential candidate Tom SteyerOn this edition for the week of February 13, 2020, host Gavin Jackson sits down with Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Chester, South Carolina to talk about his campaign and the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to the South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter .

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