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SC Republican Gubernatorial Debate I Transcript, Video

By Jenna Schiferl

S.C. Republican gubernatorial candidates

Below is a transcript of the first Republican gubernatorial debate with Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, Gov. Henry McMaster, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, Catherine Templeton and John Warren at Clemson University's Brooks Center for the Performing Arts on May 23, 2018. Charles Bierbauer moderated the debate and questioned the candidates along with South Carolina ETV's Gavin Jackson and The Post and Courier's Andy Shain. 

Opening Statements

SC Lede: Governor Battle Royale, Part 1

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Meg Kinnard and Jamie Lovegrove (r) in the SC Public Radio studios on Friday, May 25, 2018.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Meg Kinnard, South Carolina reporter for The Associated Press, and Jamie Lovegrove, statehouse reporter for The Post and Courier, to discuss the first round of primary debates for Republican and Democratic candidates vying for the governor's seat.

Kathleen Parker Has National Reach from South Carolina

By Tut Underwood

Kathleen Parker

From her Camden home, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker can monitor the goings-on around the world by flipping through the TV news channels and keeping an eye glued to her Post, which she reads daily along with the Wall Street Journal and New York Times.  Parker is one of the most widely-syndicated columnists in America, read in more than 400 media outlets twice a week.  Like her colleagues, she started as a newspaper reporter – in her case, in Charleston – and moved through the ranks of various papers until an editor realized she had a voice “and I have difficulty keeping my voice

Electric Cars Making Gradual Inroads

By Tut Underwood

An electric car

Traffic can be pretty noisy, but one component of the nation’s traffic is growing quietly.  The component is the electric car.  Sold by Chevrolet, Nissan, Tesla and other makers, Nissan alone has sold a quarter-million electric vehicles since 2011.    Mac Martin, who sells the electric Leaf model by Nissan, says it’s so quiet the manufacturer actually installed a speaker to project artificial speed-up and slow-down noises so that pedestrians will  be aware of their presence. 

Spoleto 2018 is Officially Underway

By Victoria Hansen

Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg (left) kicks off Spoleto 2018.

On a day that is notoriously hot, a refreshing breeze swept down Broad Street in downtown Charleston and a forecast calling for rain seemed to have been delayed.  A velvet voice welcomed the crowd with the song, "Carolina" and the bells of St.

SCETV Goes Facebook LIVE for Ready to Vote Special

By Tabitha Safdi

Ready to Vote FB Live event

Join in the discussion and hear what students have to say following the gubernatorial debates this Monday and Tuesday in a special, digital-only, Facebook LIVE event. 

South Carolina ETVSC Public Radio and The Post and Courier's second round of gubernatorial debates will take place Monday, June 4 (Democratic) and Tuesday, June 5 (Republican) at the University of South Carolina.

Where They Stand: Candidates Vying For State's Top Job Debate Ahead of June Primary

By Thelisha Eaddy

Republican candidates for Governor on debate stage May 23.

The state’s primary election is June 12. All executive office positions are up for election as well as all seven seats of the US House of Representatives. The eight candidates vying for the state’s top job recently fielded questions on various topics during two, hour-long debates. Republicans debated May 23 and Democrats on May 24. Democratic candidates Phil Nobel, Marguerite Willis and James Smith answered questions on the failed V.C. Summer Nuclear power station, education, legalizing marijuana, protecting students from school shootings and more.

Snakebites May Be On the Rise in South Carolina

By Tut Underwood

The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is found in South Carolina, along with other venomous species.

With the coming of warm weather, more people are getting outdoors.  It’s a great idea – unless you’re bitten by a snake.  The number of snakebite calls to the Palmetto Poison Center has increased the past two years, to about 200 per year.  It’s probably not because more snakes are out there, but more emergency room doctors are calling the center for advice, because they don’t see that many snakebites, says center Director Dr. Jill Michels. 

Why Does the Turtle Cross the Road?

By Olivia Aldridge

It's common for female turtles to cross roadways during the spring and summer months while searching for nesting grounds.

Now that summer is approaching, it’s a common occurrence to see turtles crawling across roadways in South Carolina (and many other states). Ever wondered why that is? In honor of World Turtle Day, I spoke with Cris Hagen, Director of Animal Management at the Turtle Survival Center, a program of the Turtle Survival Alliance, in Charleston.

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