Historic Charleston

Historic Charleston is comprised of Charleston and Dorchester counties. Historic Charleston has 73 pre-Revolutionary buildings - 136 from the late 18th century and more than 600 others built prior to the 1840s. Sweet grass basket makers are among the vendors that sell their wares at the Old City Market. Tours of private gardens, houses and museums are open to visitors, as are the plantations and gardens that line the Ashley River. 

Spoleto Backstage: 'What Girls Are Made Of';'One Thousand And One Nights'; John Kennedy

June 6, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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On this final episode of Spoleto Backstage for 2019, host Adam Parker speaks with Cora Bissett, writer and star, and Orla O'Loughlin, director, of the play "What Dreams Are Made Of." Based on Bissett's life story, the production follows a Scottish schoolgirl's rise to rock...

Spoleto Backstage: Rob Taylor; Joe Miller; 'Salome'

June 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
Spoleto Backstage: Rob Taylor; Joe Miller; 'Salome'

On this edition of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker chats with Rob Taylor, director of Choral Activities at the College of Charleston, artistic director of the Taylor Festival Choir, and director of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus and Chamber Singers, about his...

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...

Spoleto Festival Hopes to Inspire Children through Music

May 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Chamber Music musicians plays for kids at Sanders Clyde Elementary School in downtown Charleston

Chamber music and children may seem like an unusual combination. But don't tell that to Geoff Nuttall. The director of Spoleto’s Chamber Music Series works a room of fourth and fifth graders like the strings of his violin, with charisma and class. “Music has been such a...

Spoleto Backstage: Punch Brothers; Shakespeare's Globe

May 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker speaks with mandolinist and singer-songwriter Chris Thile of the progressive bluegrass group Punch Brothers about their history of performing at Spoleto Festival USA. The two also discuss Thile's experiences as host of...

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...

USS Charleston Christened

March 28, 2019 - Posted in Palmetto Scene by Gavin Jackson
USS Charleston

Recently in Charleston, the newest ship in the U.S. Navy arsenal was commissioned…the USS Charleston. More than 40 ships have been named after people and places in South Carolina, and this is the sixth ship to be named after the Holy City. Thousands of people turned out to...

Let’s Go! | H. L. Hunley

February 1, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios 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...

MADE HERE | Stone Ground Southern Grits

January 29, 2019 - Posted in Digital Studios 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 Studios by Kaitlyn Cannon
Charleston Hemp Company product

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,...

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...

Live Lede Taping in Charleston

November 27, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Join us at Munkle Brewing Company in Charleston on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.

The South Carolina Lede is hitting the road for another live podcast taping, this time in Charleston, where we’ll don ugly sweaters and recap the year in politics with the state’s top political journalists. Join host Gavin Jackson, along with South Carolina Public Radio and...

Charleston School Helps Women Sail the Seas of Life

November 2, 2018 - Posted in Education by Victoria Hansen
Families welcome home Ashley Hall students in Charleston who have been at sea a week.

Just leaving their cell phones behind for a week might seem tough enough, but 17 teenagers from Ashley Hall in Charleston, a private school for girls, spent a week at sea hoisting sails and navigating by stars aboard the tall ship, “Liberty Clipper”. Most had never sailed...

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