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Where the SC Governor's Race Stands A Year Away from Election Day

By Gavin Jackson

The South Carolina state flag

To understand the 2018 governor’s race, rewind a year to the election of President Donald Trump.

Trump’s win moved up South Carolina’s gubernatorial race calendar, when shortly after he won, he named then Gov. Nikki Haley to become his United Nations ambassador.

Moments after a near unanimous Senate vote in January, Haley resigned her office to second-in-command Henry McMaster. The move instantly gave McMaster greater name recognition and a modern track record to run on.

Understanding Climate Change Through Virtual Reality

By Kaitlyn Park

deforestation on mountain

"The issues of climate change are huge. Not only are they huge, but they are complex," explains Mildred McClain, Ed.D., of Citizens for Environmental Justice in the upcoming SCETV documentary, Sea Change.

"We have to localize it because if you keep it in its comprehensive, big framework, folks will be overwhelmed and feel as though, 'I can't do anything about that.' But everybody can do something about reducing the carbon footprint, and preparing people to deal with the reality of climate change, which is already with us."

Nation's First Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center Opens in Charleston

By Victoria Hansen

Dr. Kilpatrick speaks at the press conference following the Emanuel AME church shootings.

Dean Kilpatrick marks a milestone not by looking back, but by building for the future.  He's the director of the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.  As the center celebrates 40 years, it is also opening the nation's first and only Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center.

"We will definitely have our hands full as far as coordinating this," said Kilpatrick.  "But we're just very happy to have the opportunity to serve.

Charleston Community Leaders Institute | Climate Change: A Local Focus

By Kaitlyn Park

charleston battery

MUSC's Public Information and Community Outreach Group convened four Community Leaders Institutes in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Beaufort and Savannah. The following is the discussion from Charleston, S.C.

Each institute included a panel of local experts who spoke to the issues and impacts of Climate Change from a uniquely local perspective. Open to the public, these panel discussions presented diverse opinions and perspectives on key issues, such as sea level rise, health impacts, economic issues, education, overall climate change and community engagement.

"I've Never Been Beaten Like That Before, In My Life": Former POW Leads Columbia Veterans Day Parade

By Thelisha Eaddy

Fort Jackson trainees during 2016 Columbia Veterans Day Parade.

50 years ago, Columbia resident Jack Van Loan was a prisoner of war in North Vietnam. Recently, Van Loan spoke with South Carolina Public Radio about the six years he spent in captivity. Today, the retired Col. of the U.S. Air Force is preparing to serve once again, this time as Grand Marshal in the City of Columbia’s 39th annual Veterans Day Parade.

WATCH: Sights and sounds from the 2016 City of Columbia Veterans Day Parade 

 

Poll Finds Southerners Split on Racial Issues, Confederate Monuments

By Gavin Jackson

Southern states

A Winthrop Poll of 11 southern states found that both blacks and whites felt under attack and believe the country is headed in the wrong direction, but were heavily divided over the future of Confederate monuments, President Donald Trump and the economy.

The poll, released Wednesday, surveyed 830 residents from Texas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Virginia and points south—all except the latter went for Trump in the 2016 election.

Despite that fact, Trump was viewed as the third most important problem facing the country, behind government.

Beaufort Community Leaders Institute | Climate Change: A Local Focus

By Kaitlyn Park

dock at Beaufort, SC

MUSC's Public Information and Community Outreach Group convened four Community Leaders Institutes in Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Beaufort and Savannah. The following is the discussion from Beaufort, S.C.

Each institute included a panel of local experts who spoke to the issues and impacts of Climate Change from a uniquely local perspective. Open to the public, these panel discussions presented diverse opinions and perspectives on key issues, such as sea level rise, health impacts, economic issues, education, overall climate change and community engagement.

Global Climate Change Summit COP23 Begins in Germany

By Kaitlyn Park

ice bergs melting

Today, Nov. 6, 2017, marks the beginning of the world's largest Climate Change Summit. Representatives from almost 200 countries will gather in the city of Bonn, Germany for the United Nations' 23rd climate change conference of the parties, COP23, under the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC), which aims to halt global warming, says the Huffington Post.

Local Impacts of Climate Change in Savannah, GA | Sea Change

By Kaitlyn Park

Savannah bridge

Anyone who has paid attention to the news in the last two decades has become familiar with the phrase "climate change." A topic of political and cultural discussion, individuals across the world have had to consider what effects climate change could have on the planet. But what can the southeastern United States expect in impacts?

The SCETV Special Sea Change looks at the current issues facing coastal Georgia, particularly Savannah and Tybee Island, and what these communities can expect and must do, as sea levels continue to rise.

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