South Carolina Lede: Spartanburg live taping

By Gavin Jackson

Live TapingThe South Carolina Lede is hosting its next live taping in Spartanburg on November 14! Come listen to some of the state’s top political journalists discuss the top issues of the legislative session. Join host Gavin Jackson, along with South Carolina Public Radio and other friends of the pod, at Growler Haus-Spartanburg, for a look at the people and issues sure to be in your newsfeed in the coming year. Raise a pint and join South Carolina Public Radio, South Carolina ETV and the ETV Endowment of South Carolina for a fun and friendly political discussion. There will be swag, Did You Know...

Six Receive Prestigious Humanities Awards

By Thelisha Eaddy

2019 SC Humanities Award WinnersSix people across South Carolina recently joined the ranks of recipients of two prestigious state awards; the SC Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Award. In 1991, SC Humanities started honoring people who have made a career working in the humanities with the Governor’s award. In 2018, the organization started honoring those, just starting to make an impact in the field, with its Fresh Voices award. Executive Director Randy Akers shares what the organization looks for in each year’s winners. 2019 SC Humanities Award Winners Greenville Chautauqua Ron...

A Quarter Century for Murder and an Ex-Prosecutor's Change of Heart

By Scott Morgan

bae6da98-59d0-4884-b595-34655ff95e70Doug O'Neal spent 24 years in prison for the murder of a woman police still can't identify. But the evidence against him was so questionable that even the man who helped put him away says he's innocent. In 1990, Doug and Catherine O’Neal were in their Columbia home, giving one of their children a bath, when a “friend” called and said he had something to bring over. That something turned out to be the police, who soon took Doug away at gunpoint “The whole place was lit up like Christmas trees,” Catherine said. “This lady stopped me and told me to put my hands in the air. I said ‘What’s this...

We Need Your Help! Survey Responses Needed

By Tabitha Safdi

Doctor having a tele-consultSouth Carolina ETV and the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance are working together to assess, explore, and share the available telehealth resources in South Carolina. Every day, doctors, patients, and researchers are using telehealth to provide care throughout the state. Seeking to meet the needs of the patients where they are, more doctors are realizing the need to look at healthcare in a 21st century way. Telehealth is where technology and healthcare intersect. The goal is to improve a patient’s health by delivering real-time care, by medically trained physicians, from a distance. To assist...

Crash of '29 Recalled on 90th Anniversary of Historic Economic Calamity

By Tut Underwood

Row of men at the New York City docks out of work during the depression, 193490 years ago, panic gripped the New York Stock Exchange as the stock market crashed on "Black Tuesday," Oct. 29, 1929. In four days, the market plummeted 25 percent, and investors lost $30 billion - 10 times the federal budget, and more than the United States spent on World War I. The "Roaring Twenties," a decade of growth, prosperity and optimism unprecedented in American history, stopped dead in its tracks, and was replaced with its polar opposite - the Great Depression. Unemployment soared to 25 percent, and 2/3 of Americans were affected by the hard times brought by the Depression and its...

SC Lede: SC's Politcal Fyre Fest Weekend

By Gavin Jackson

guests speaking on an episode of south carolina ledeOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Maayan Schechter, of The State newspaper, and Meg Kinnard, of the Associated Press, to talk about the criminal justice reform summit held at Benedict College that was attended by 10 Democratic candidates as well as President Donald Trump. As always, Gavin is joined by Russ McKinney for the best trivia in the Palmetto state. You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher . You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter .

South Carolina Public Radio wins five first-place awards

SC Public Radio awardsCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Public Radio (SCPR) this weekend received five first-place awards – four from the Radio Television Digital News Association of the Carolinas (RTDNAC) and one from the Associated Press (AP). Those two organizations hosted a joint convention and luncheon at the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, N.C. on Saturday, October 26 to announce and recognize all of this year’s awards recipients. From the RTDNAC, SCPR received a first-place award in the Breaking News category for coverage of Hurricane Florence; a first-place award in the Entertainment category for Tut...

Another Cycle of Drought Continues for South Carolina

By Russ McKinney

This 2016 file photo taken on the banks of Lake Hartwell shows the impacts of drought on South Carolina's natural resources.Despite recent rain across the state the drought continues. The U.S. Drought Monitor says that almost half of the state is in what it calls a "severe drought." Leonard Vaughan of the National Weather Service in Columbia says with the exception of coastal counties the rest of the state continues to be very dry. Vaughan says the problem is not just this year’s dry summer and fall, but the repeated cycles of drought South Carolina has been experiencing. Over the past twenty years drought in the state has been significant.

The Wall That Heals in Rock Hill

By Kaitlyn Cannon

The Wall that HealsOn a beautiful Fall day, several visitors make their way to the Riverwalk community in Rock Hill, South Carolina. This day is special because instead of heading to the BMX track to watch a race, visitors are headed to the soccer field to honor and celebrate Vietnam Veterans at The Wall That Heals . The Wall That Heals is a three-quarter scale replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Rock Hill is one of only three Southeast stops. It honors the more than three million Americans who served in the United States Armed forces in the Vietnam War, and it bears the names of the more than 58,000 men...

October/November Walks Call Attention to Suicide Prevention

By Tut Underwood

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline logoCredit National Suicide Prevention Lifeline logo / National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Each October and early Novemeber a series of walks called "Out of the Darkness" call attention to the problem of suicide in South Carolina. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the state and the nation, but among South Carolina residents aged 15-34, it's the second. Helen Pridgen, statewide director of A.F.S.P., the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, said 838 South Carolinians were lost to suicide in 2017, the most recent year from which statistics are available. She said the most common...