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SC Lede: Reading The Palmetto Tea Leaves — LIVE From Spartanburg

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (r) speaks with Jamie Lovegrove (l) and Maayan Schechter at Growler Haus in Spartanburg, SCOn this edition of the South Carolina Lede , recorded live at Growler Haus in Spartanburg, SC, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and The State's Maayan Schechter to discuss recent South Carolina political news. They look at Mark Sanford ending his 2020 presidential bid, South Carolina's $2 billion budget surplus, and former governor and United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley's new book. Plus, South Carolina trivia, campaign trail updates, and more! You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher . You can also follow...

Pastor Reunited With Doctor That Changed His Life

By Julia Shillinglaw

Pastor Cox Prays Over Dr. Christine HolmstedtPastor Tommy Cox of Georgetown, S.C., and his wife Ginny made a trip to the Medical Univeristy of South Carolina in Charleston to meet Dr. Christine Holmstedt. Cox has wanted to see Dr. Holmstedt in person ever since his stroke in 2017. "I just wanted to hug her neck and tell her thank you," Cox said when talking about her. She was his telestroke doctor, and the one who made the decision to give him the tPA shot—a clot busting medication. This decision ended up saving Cox his voice, and for it, Cox says he will never forget her as long as he lives. He and his wife Ginny were very excited to...

SC Lede: If Cooks Could Kill

By Gavin Jackson

Hamburger puzzleMore than half of all Americans are living with at least one chronic condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or cancer. On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with the Post and Courier's Tony Bartleme about one of the major factors contributing to those health issues: what we eat, and specifically how we cook that food. Bartleme recently spoke with researchers in South Carolina who continue to find evidence that substances called advanced glycation end products (AGEs), created by high heat cooking, are linked to the chronic disease...

South Carolina Veterans Project Wins National Award

By Thelisha Eaddy

Trado Mayson and Bernie ShankmanOn this Veterans Days, students at the University of South Carolina are celebrating a national award they received for recorded conversations they conducted with veterans. The project is called The South Carolina Veterans Oral History Project . It is a 2019 Oral History Association Elizabeth B. Mason Award winner. The project was created by Andrea L’Hommedieu, director of the University Libraries’ Oral History Department; she shares how the project is preserving American history and leaving an impact on those who will shape the country in the future. Hear more stories on the project's website.

South Carolina ETV gives inside look at Allendale corrections facility in new documentary

Character in CustodyCOLUMBIA, S.C. – “Character in Custody” – a new, one-hour documentary film produced by South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) – is set to premiere on the network Thursday, November 21 at 8:30 p.m. Produced by Holly Bounds Jackson, director of Operations at ETV Lowcountry, “Character in Custody” explores the character-based approach utilized at Allendale Correctional Institution (ACI) and the transformative effect that approach is having on inmates. One of 21 state correctional institutions, ACI opened in 1987 as a Level 3, maximum security facility. Shortly after its opening, ACI...

Chinese Lantern Festival Comes to Charleston

By vhansen

Silk alligator designed by Zigong Lantern Company to reflect Lowcountry wildlifeAmerica's oldest gardens will blossom this winter with an ancient Chinese tradition; a lantern festival. A glowing 20 foot dragon will greet visitors as Magnolia Plantations and Gardens opens at night for the first time since becoming a Charleston tourist attraction in 1870. The Zigong Lantern Group of China has been busy building more than 20 displays that will illuminate nine acres. "It's coming together piece by piece," says Public Relations and Marketing Manager Herb Frazier. "Every element and every stage of it reveals yet another level of beauty." Frazier has worked at Magnolia for nine...

South Carolina ETV to host live taping event for 'South Carolina Lede'

By Jeremy Cauthen

SC LedeCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced a live taping event for an upcoming episode of the network’s news and public affairs podcast, “South Carolina Lede.” On Thursday, November 14 at 6 p.m., the podcast will tape live from Growler Haus at 113 N. Church St. in Spartanburg, S.C. Hosted by SCETV Public Affairs Reporter Gavin Jackson, “South Carolina Lede” explores the state’s political news and legislative action with the journalists who cover it each week. This live taping is part of the podcast’s ongoing #LedeOnTheTrail initiative, which aims to visit various parts of the...

Greenville Nonprofit Sets Former Trafficked Sex Workers on the Path to Healing

By Scott Morgan

04e93bc2-3b9e-4c2f-a15c-0a41cebbec5aJasmine Road. Think of it as a path towards healing for women who once thought their lives of prostitution and other sex work were normal. The women who come to Jasmine Road – a Greenville nonprofit that serves as a kind of rehab for mostly city women caught up in the revolving door of the criminal justice system – have had lives that are anything but normal. Most, says founder Beth Messick, began their lives in the sex trade when they were children; often sold in exchange for drugs when they were still single-digit ages. Often by their mothers. Messick frequently uses the phrase, “many women...

SC Lede: Impeachment Inquiry Intrigue

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (l) and Jamie Lovegrove in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, November 4, 2019.The US House of Representatives voted last week to formalize its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. On this episode of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove, fresh off a reporting trip to Washington, to discuss the latest on the inquiry. Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin and Jamie about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment. Plus, the Lede is back on the trail with a live show in Spartanburg on Thursday, November 14! You can register for free tickets here . You...

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...

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