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SC Lede: Trail Bites — Seven Minutes with Sen. Kamala Harris

By Gavin Jackson

interview with senator kamala harrisOn this edition for the week of October 24, 2019, host Gavin Jackson speaks with Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) during her visit to Orangeburg, SC on October 18. This is an edited version of our full conversation with Sen. Kamala Harris: I'm joined by Sen. Harris on Russell Street in downtown Orangeburg, outside of Masters Hair studio. Senator Harris, welcome. Sen. Kamala Harris Thank you. It's great to be with you. And back in Orangeburg. Gavin Jackson Yeah, quite different than Iowa, right? Sen. Kamala Harris It's you know, it's just good to be back. Gavin Jackson And you were talking about...

South Carolina ETV to host free "Meet the Helpers" Community Engagement Fair October 26

Meet the HelpersCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) will host a “Meet the Helpers” Community Engagement Fair Saturday, October 26, from 11a.m. – 2 p.m. at the agency’s Telecommunications Center, located at 1041 George Rogers Blvd. in Columbia, S.C. The event is free and open to the public and will feature multiple public safety services and partners. Among those represented will be the S.C. Emergency Management Division, Lexington County Emergency Medical Services, S.C. Department of Natural Resources, S.C. Fire Academy, Office of the State Fire Marshal, Richland County Sheriff’s...

SC Lede: A Most Wanted Warren

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (l) and Maayan Schechter in the South Carolina Public Radio studios in Monday, October 21, 2019.On this episode of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Maayan Schechter to look at Sen. Elizabeth Warren's (D-Mass.) campaign approach to South Carolina and her popularity in the state which remains a stronghold for rival 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, former Vice President Joe Biden. You can read Maayan Schechter and Emma Dumain's recent story about Warren's efforts in the Palmetto State on The State's website here . Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know...

South Carolina ETV announces changes to staff structure

Adrienne FairwellCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced a slight restructuring and the creation of two new positions – assistant general manager and director of Digital Strategies. Adrienne Fairwell, who previously served as the agency’s vice president of Marketing, Communications and Development, has assumed the role of assistant general manager. Tabitha Safdi, who previously served as digital media manager for SCETV, will be the network’s director of Digital Strategies. Both transitions were effective October 1. A veteran communications professional, Fairwell is in the midst of her...

South Carolina ETV, Riley Institute announce expanded partnership

Furman PartnershipCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) and the Riley Institute at Furman University today announced an expanded partnership that will leverage the resources of both entities to produce in-depth stories on public education, civic leadership and conversations with state, national and global policy leaders. A trip to Finland in 2018 resulted in the type of collaborations viewers can expect to see more of. Led by the Riley Institute, Public Education Partners and Furman’s Department of Education, the trip allowed two dozen South Carolina educators, policymakers, funders and community and...

SC Lede: 'Hope, Never Fear'

By Gavin Jackson

  Gavin Jackson (l) and Callie Shell.On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with South Carolina-based photojournalist Callie Shell about her new book, "Hope, Never Fear: A Personal Portrait of the Obamas." They discuss her years documenting the lives of Barack and Michelle Obama, her work covering seven presidential campaigns, and what goes into telling the news of the day visually. 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, campaign trail updates, and more! You can subscribe...

House Impeachment Inquiry - Where South Carolina's U.S. Representatives Stand

By Russ McKinney

The U. S. Capitol BuildingAs the state’s seven U.S. Congressmen return to Washington this week, it’s no secret where each stands on the House impeachment inquiry. The five Republican members are firmly behind President Donald Trump. Sixth District Congressman Jim Clyburn, the third ranking Democrat in the House strongly supports the inquiry. Freshman Democrat Joe Cunningham has yet to take a position.

Main Water Break results in Boil Water Advisory Throughout York County

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Rock Hill Water Filter PlantOn Wednesday, October 9, there was a 20” water main break at the Water Plant on Cherry Road in York County. It was repaired around 1:00 AM this morning, with the water plant coming online around 3:00 AM. Although 125,000 customers have been affected with around 30 million gallons of water spilled, customers are now seeing service restored. There is a boil water advisory now in affect all throughout York County. Monitoring and testing is being conducted per The Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) standards. Results from water sample tests require 24 hours notice from DHEC...

South Carolina State Fair Celebrates 150 Years of Fun, Fellowship and Tradition

By Tut Underwood

The South Carolina State Fair celebrates its 150th birthday this year.  "The question this year was 'when you hear the words, the South Carolina State Fair, what comes to mind?' And they said 'When we think of the fair we think of family, we think of tradition and we think of fun.' And that's really what we’re about." -- State Fair Executive Director Nancy Smith. There may be no greater stimulator of all five senses simultaneously than the South Carolina State Fair. Sight, hearing, feel, smell and taste are all bombarded by the delights that have drawn millions to the fairgrounds in Columbia for 150 years. Fair Executive Director Nancy Smith quoted high school...

Committee Works to Standardize the Iconic South Carolina State Flag

By Tut Underwood

The Flag of the State of South Carolina as approved by A.S. Salley.The South Carolina flag is considered to be one of the most beautiful of the 50 flags representing the country's states. But if one observes closely, he can sometimes detect differences between flags at various state offices and locations. That's because the state does not have a standard for the production of its flags. The situation is finally being remedied, however, by the formation of a committee which will make recommendations to the legislature for official standards for the flag. "There was an official state flag in 1861...so the 1861 flag was really the official state flag until 1910...

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