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Recapping the GOP Gubernatorial Runoff Debate

June 21, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Olivia Aldridge
Governor Henry McMaster and businessman John Warren (left) debating on June 21 at the Newberry Opera House.

The two remaining Republican gubernatorial candidates faced off Wednesday, June 21 at the Newberry Opera House for a debate co-sponsored by SCETV and the Post and Courier. Governor Henry McMaster and businessman John Warren positioned themselves as the experienced...

30 Years Later, the Legend of the Lizard Man Lives on in Bishopville

June 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Scape Ore Swamp.

The tale goes something like this: a young man gets a flat tire late one night in 1988 while driving near Scape Ore Swamp, and gets out of his car to change it. Then, from the shadows emerges a creature that’s green, wet, seven feet tall, with three fingers, red eyes and...

Pianist Pedja Muzijevic Finds Challenge, Rewards in the Music of Mozart

June 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Pedja Muzijevic.

At home performing the sonatas of both Joseph Haydn and John Cage, Pedja Muzijevic is a versatile musician. Pedja’s skills as a pianist and harpsichordist make him an important part of the Spoleto Festival USA Bank of America Chamber Music Series at Dock Street Theatre,...

U.S. Premiere of Donzietti Opera at Spoleto Sets 19th Century Drama in Facist Italy

June 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
Lidiya Yankovskay

Lidiya Yankovskaya is the music director of Chicago's Opera Lyric Theater. At Spoleto Festival USA she is conducting the U.S. premiere and Spoleto production of Donizetti's Pia de Tolomei . She talks with Jeanette Guinn about the opera, its production, and about learning...

Lowcountry Bridge Reopens Early

June 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Traffic backed up on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant due to closed west bound lanes of Wando Bridge

A major artery connecting coastal communities to Charleston and beyond is back open, one week earlier than expected. South Carolina Department of Transportation officials made the announcement late Thursday and reopened the west bound lanes of I-526 to traffic Saturday...

Tree of Codes Receives US Premiere at Spoleto Festival

June 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Spoleto Festival USA presents the US premiere of Liza Lim's Tree of Codes, based in part on Jonathan Safran Foer's book.

Among the featured operas of the 2018 Spoleto Festival is Tree of Codes , a 2015 work by Australian composer Liza Lim. The opera received its US premiere on May 26th at Dock Street Theatre, and is being performed there through June 7th under the direction of Ong Keng Sen...

Spoleto Chamber Music Composer-in-Residence Also a Performer in the Series

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Composer, double-bassist, Doug Balliett

From playing double bass, to teaching historic performance at Julliard, to writing poetry and works of music, contemporary American composer Doug Balliett stays busy. As composer-in-residence for the chamber music series of the forty-second Spoleto Festival USA, Doug is not...

Kathleen Parker Has National Reach from South Carolina

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Kathleen Parker

From her Camden home, Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker can monitor the goings-on around the world by flipping through the TV news channels and keeping an eye glued to her Post, which she reads daily along with the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Parker is...

Electric Cars Making Gradual Inroads

May 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
An electric car

Traffic can be pretty noisy, but one component of the nation’s traffic is growing quietly. The component is the electric car. Sold by Chevrolet, Nissan, Tesla and other makers, Nissan alone has sold a quarter-million electric vehicles since 2011. Mac Martin, who sells the...

Spoleto 2018 is Officially Underway

May 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Charleston mayor John Tecklenburg (left) kicks off Spoleto 2018.

On a day that is notoriously hot, a refreshing breeze swept down Broad Street in downtown Charleston and a forecast calling for rain seemed to have been delayed. A velvet voice welcomed the crowd with the song, "Carolina" and the bells of St. Michael's Church rang, signally...

Where They Stand: Candidates Vying For State's Top Job Debate Ahead of June Primary

May 25, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Thelisha Eaddy
Republican candidates for Governor on debate stage May 23.

The state’s primary election is June 12. All executive office positions are up for election as well as all seven seats of the US House of Representatives. The eight candidates vying for the state’s top job recently fielded questions on various topics during two, hour-long...

Snakebites May Be On the Rise in South Carolina

May 25, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The eastern diamondback rattlesnake is found in South Carolina, along with other venomous species.

With the coming of warm weather, more people are getting outdoors. It’s a great idea – unless you’re bitten by a snake. The number of snakebite calls to the Palmetto Poison Center has increased the past two years, to about 200 per year. It’s probably not because more snakes...

Why Does the Turtle Cross the Road?

May 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
It's common for female turtles to cross roadways during the spring and summer months while searching for nesting grounds.

Now that summer is approaching, it’s a common occurrence to see turtles crawling across roadways in South Carolina (and many other states). Ever wondered why that is? In honor of World Turtle Day , I spoke with Cris Hagen, Director of Animal Management at the Turtle...

Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

May 23, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Teenage Twins Befriend a World War II Veteran aboard the USS Yorktown

It's been three years since Carter and Jack Hanson were featured on CBS news for their rare friendship with a World War II veteran who served aboard the USS Yorktown. That's when the network set up a surprise meeting on the ship just outside of Charleston. They had gotten...

FEMA Grants Still Helping Repair Flood-damaged Sewers

May 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
A freshly buried sewer line parallels Gills Creek in Forest Acres.

The aftermath of the October 2015 flood continues to occupy the business of many people and agencies in South Carolina, such as the East Richland County Public Service District (ERCPSD), which operates the sewer system for a section of the county heavily damaged by the...

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