News

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Kamala Harris, Tom Steyer

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoOn this edition for the week of October 10, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us to the Charleston County Democratic Party's recent Blue Jamboree event to hear from Democratic presidential candidates Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif), and Tom Steyer. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter .

The South Carolina State Library: “Your Library’s Library”

By Linda Nunez

A very old and rare book which requires special lighting in storageThe South Carolina State Library has come a long way from its roots in the early 20th Century as a single office tucked inside the South Carolina Statehouse. As of 1969, it’s now a 5-story building two blocks down from the Statehouse at 1500 Senate St., celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. But despite its growth, the goal of the South Carolina State Library has remained steadfast: to develop, support, and sustain a thriving statewide community of learners committed to making South Carolina stronger. South Carolina State Library Director Leesa Aiken, and Communications Director Dr...

SC Lede: Lethal Force

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (r) speaks with Daniel Gross in the Greenville News offices on Friday, October 4, 2019.On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with The Greenville News' Daniel Gross about his in-dept project, " Lethal Force ," examning the 145 lethal shootings by South Carolina police officers over the last 10 years. Among other revelations, the report found that deputies with the Greenville Sheriff's Office used their weapons at higher rates than officers in other more crime-ridden counties. You can read the full 11-part report on the Greenville News website here . Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina...

SC Lede: Scheme Within A Scheme — Scamming America's Veterans

By Gavin Jackson

The Post and Courier's Andy Brown at their offices in Charleston, SC.The Post and Courier's Andy Brown at their offices in Charleston, SC. On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , we look at a recent report by The Post and Courier which found that an Upstate law firm was connected to a scheme that preyed upon financially struggling military veterans while leading to alleged millions in profits. Host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post Courier's Andy Brown to discuss his story, " Red, White and Fooled. " You can read the story on this Post and Courier's website here . Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South...

Tapping Into York County's Booming Craft Beer Scene

By Scott Morgan

59ce6ee2-50b2-4578-8539-633723c57400Even just three or four years ago, one of the biggest complaints people had about York County was that there wasn't much to do there if you were looking for a night out. Brewhouses have certainly helped changed that. The six brewpubs and breweries that now operate in Rock Hill and Fort Mill bring thousands (and thousands) of visitors a year. Most are looking to sample the IPAs and sours and Belgian ales and stouts. Some are looking to get a T-shirt. But everybody is, intentionally or not, helping this northwestern end of the county grow its cachet as a destination for anyone who wants top-...

South Carolina is Home to Several Charming Southern Accents

By Tut Underwood

Sign at Table Rock State Park near Pickens, SC.In South Carolina, one would naturally expect to hear what could be called a classic Southern accent spoken by its residents. But not every South Carolinian sounds the same, according to linguist Paul Reed, who earned his PhD in the study at the University of South Carolina. Reed identifies roughly four main areas in the state where the Southern dialect differs: Charleston and its surroundings; the Pee Dee, the Midlands and a good portion of the Upstate, "which you might want to call 'Classically Southern'...and then you've got the upper part of the Upstate...so it's almost like Appalachia...

Protecting Gullah Culture

By Victoria Hansen

Nakia Wigfall coils a sweetgrass basket at her Mount Pleasant home.Nearly two hours south of Charleston, over Beaufort's Woods Memorial Bridge, South Carolina's Sea Islands stretch out adorned with palms trees and pines, and grassy marshes that glitter at twilight. The area has long been home to the direct descendants of slaves known as Gullah Geechee. Once freed, they remained isolated on the islands, living off the land and holding on to their African traditions and language. They kept quiet, closely guarding their way of life, until developers began moving in; threatening ancestral land deeply connected to their culture. Now Gullah communities across the...

SC Lede: Campaign Visits and Remembering Emily Clyburn

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (l) with Meg Kinnard and Jamie Lovegrove (r)On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard and The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove to discuss recent South Carolina campaign stops by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). They also remember the late Emily Clyburn, wife of Congressman Jim Clyburn, who passed away last week. Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz the three of them about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment. Plus, the week's top news, campaign...

Abortion Debate Will Return to the Senate in 2020

By Russ McKinney

The South Carolina Senate ChamberThe next session of the S.C. General Assembly doesn’t convene until January, but Republicans in the State Senate are already working to try and pass a bill that essentially would prohibit abortions in the state. It’s known as the Fetal Heartbeat Bill. It won easy passage in the House of Representatives earlier this year, and Republican Governor Henry McMaster has said if the bill passes he’ll sign it into law. Because the bill is expected to have a harder time passing in the Senate its' backers are already at work trying to give it a head start in next year’s session. The fetal heartbeat bill...

SC Lede: Galivants Ferry Stump MiniPod

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson speaks with Jamie Lovegrove (l) and Meg Kinnard (r) following the Galivants Ferry Stump MeetingOn this mini episode of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson takes us to Horry County as a number of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls visited the Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting this week. The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard and The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove join Gavin at the long-running Pee Dee event to discuss speeches given by New York City Mayor Bill de Balsio, former Vice President Joe Biden, South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.). You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher . You can also...

Pages