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Sister Cities: The Connection between Charleston and Freetown, Sierra Leone

July 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
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Dressed in a brightly colored, patterned dress and wearing stylishly large, black rimmed glasses, 51 year-old Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr flashes the most fantastic smile. The mayor of Freetown, Seirra Leone in West Africa has travelled more than 4,000 miles to visit Charleston and...

SCPA named among Best Places to Work in South Carolina

July 4, 2019 - Posted in SCETV Regionals
 Best Places to Work in South Carolina

CHARLESTON, SC – JUNE 24, 2019 – S.C. Ports Authority (SCPA) was recently named as one of the Best Places to Work in South Carolina. The 14th annual awards program recognizes the best employers in the state, highlighting companies that benefit the state’s economy, workforce...

Paul Wiancko Brings World Premiere, Widely-Influenced Style to Chamber Music Series

May 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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Paul Wiancko started playing cello at age five. By age eight, he had composed his first piece of music. “If you can call it a piece,” Wiancko says. “I think it was maybe a thirty-two measure little tune, mostly in C major, mostly consisting of a couple of triads. And I...

S.C. Public Radio announces coverage plans for Spoleto Festival USA 2019

May 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio
Spoleto Festival USA 2019

COLUMBIA, S.C. – S.C. Public Radio today announced its coverage plans for Spoleto Festival USA 2019. The statewide radio network will broadcast Spoleto events on “Performance Today” and “Sonatas & Soundscapes.” A six-episode podcast -- “Spoleto Backstage” -- is also...

The 'Did You Know' History of Piracy in South Carolina

April 29, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Erich Nuzum
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Some of the most famous pirates known throughout the world, even in modern day, have close ties to South Carolina! In the golden age of piracy (1670-1720) Charleston S.C. was a hub for pirates such as Blackbeard, and Stede Bonnet to sell their stolen goods, and was the...

International African American Museum President Finds Strength in the Past

February 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
CEO and president Michael Moore (center) and the IAAM team

For as long as he can remember, Michael Boulware Moore has known the story of Robert Smalls; a slave who not only gained his freedom by commandeering a Confederate ship and turning it over to Union forces, but later served in the South Carolina State Legislature and the U.S...

South Carolina's Democratic Congressmen Call for More Time for Federal Gun Background Checks

February 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley greets people following the press conference

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and Congressman Joe Cunningham have proposed legislation to close the so called, “Charleston Loophole” by extending the waiting period for federal gun background checks. Clyburn said Thursday he has the votes to pass it in the House. The...

Let’s Go! | H. L. Hunley

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Tabitha Safdi
H. L. Hunley

The Civil War-era was one of industrious innovation and sweeping economic and cultural change. On February 17th, 1864, the H. L. Hunley became the first successful combat submarine in world history with the sinking of the USS Housatonic. After completing her mission, she...

Sisters Born during Vietnam War Find Each Other while Searching for American Fathers

January 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
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Ann Marie Luc was just a year old when her mother gave her away in Vietnam. She was born to a Vietnamese woman and an American father serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. She had been passed between several families and had four different names by the time she was 17...

Made Here | Stone Ground Southern Grits

January 29, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
Grits at Geechie Boy Mill

Geechie Boy Mill is a mill in Edisto Island, South Carolina that supplies markets and restaurants around the country with their heirloom crops and small batch grits. Owner of Geechie Boy Mill , Greg Johnsman, believes preserving history when making grits is important. He...

German-American Business Summit Coming Feb. 5th

January 23, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Our state’s business relationship with Germany remains strong and continues to grow which is why our next guest continues to host an annual summit for those companies and individuals interested in furthering that relationship. Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Tim Johnson, dean...

Made Here | Locally Grown Hemp

January 15, 2019 - Posted in Digital by Kaitlyn Cannon
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Charleston Hemp Company is a company that produces cannabidiol (CBD) products in Ridgevile, South Carolina. Charleston Hemp Company both grows and processes their hemp products. David Bulick, CEO of Charleston Hemp Company, explains that his first introduction to the hemp...

Historic Theaters of South Carolina

January 11, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Ricky Taylor
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South Carolina is full of history and you can find so much in theaters across our state. Take a tour as we visit some of the oldest theaters in the state which include: Newberry Opera House, Newberry, SC Abbeville Opera House, Abbeville, SC Dock Street Theater, Charleston,...

The Fight Intensifies Against Offshore Drilling along our Coast

January 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Beach at Sullivan's Island just outside of Charleston

It’s a campaign promise made during an ad last fall as he treaded water in the Atlantic Ocean. Now Congressman Joe Cunningham is swimming hard against the powerful currents of Washington, as he tries to make good and protect the South Carolina coast from offshore drilling...

SC Lede: 2018 Year in Review LIVE from Charleston

December 11, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by A T Shire
SC Lede: 2018 Year in Review LIVE from Charleston

On this special edition of South Carolina Lede, recorded live at Munkle Brewing Co. in Charleston, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier reporters Jamie Lovegrove, Thad Moore and Caitlin Byrd to recap the top stories of 2018. The group discusses the midterm...

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