Live Coverage: Presidential Election Debates

September 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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First Presidential Debate -Case Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) 9pm ET – 11pm ET Listen to live coverage of the debate on all South Carolina Public Radio stations. Or, follow NPR's on-line coverage, including fact-checking and analysis, right here. Joining NPR...

Results of the 2020 South Carolina Senate Primaries

June 8, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
Graphic of a man casting a ballot.

Get live updates of statewide totals and county-by-county results, here, on June 9th.

Coronavirus Could Have Major Impacts on Next Year's State Budget

March 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
Members of the SC House of Representatives practicing social distancing

Like the state as a whole, the Sc General Assembly is being impacted by the coronavirus. The House and Senate held separate, one day sessions this week to approve an emergency appropriation for DHEC to help the public health agency deal with the growing pandemic. A larger...

S.C. House Passes FY 20-21 State Budget

March 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
File photo: S.C. House of Representatives chamber

The state is on its way to having a record state budget. The House of Representatives this week approved next year’s state spending package, and for the first time it totals over $10 Billion . The state’s soaring population coupled with an exceptionally strong economy is...

S.C. Senate Finally Passes Education Bill

March 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
Bipartisan group of State Senators discuss final passage of the School Improvement Bill at the Statehouse on March 5, 2020.

After two years of work and eight weeks of gridlock on the floor of the State Senate … Senators this week were finally able to pass the sweeping School Improvement Bill. Education Committee Chairman Gregg Hembree called it a long, and arduous journey. The bill aims to...

After 7 Weeks, S.C. Senate Limits Debate on Education Bill

February 28, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
File photo of the S.C. Senate in session

The S.C. State Senate this week voted to limit debate on the massive public school improvement bill. Senators have been considering the bill for seven weeks. Senate leaders hope to move to a final vote on the bill next week.

Rock Hill Democrats Hope, Worry, and Hope (In That Order) As Primary Looms

February 19, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan

Note: This story has been amended to remove a reference to Michael Bloomberg setting up operations in South Carolina. Bloomberg is not on the South Carolina ballot. Democrats are united on one idea. They want to unseat President Donald Trump. But past that, and even with...

Santee Cooper's Future Back for Debate at the State House

February 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
Santee Cooper sign

For the past several years the issue that’s dominated the state legislature has been the future of Santee Cooper, the state-owned public power utility. Santee Cooper in effect produces electricity for over two million customers in the state. State lawmakers have been...

Lots of Debate But Little Movement on Several Education Bills

February 7, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
University of SC sign. Credit Real Tough, Real Stuff [CC BY-NC-SA 2.0] via Flickr

Four weeks into this year’s session of the state legislature there has been lots of debate, but little movement on several education bills. The Senate is slowly working its way through the massive School Improvement Bill with no end of debate in sight. Senators have turned...

President Trump's State of the Union Address

February 3, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
President Donald Trump

President Trump is delivering the 2020 State of the Union address, Tuesday night at 9:00 p. m. South Carolina Public Radio will broadcast NPR's Special Coverage, live. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer is scheduled to deliver the Democratic Party's response. We will also...

S.C. Senate Continues Debate on School Improvement Bill

January 31, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
SC Senate in session on January 30, 2020.

Teacher Bill of Rights Defeated When the State Senate re-convenes next week it will begin its’ third week of debate on an omnibus School Improvement Bill. For the past two years it’s been the General Assembly’s first priority. It aims to update an array of state policies to...

SC Lede: SC's Political Fyre Fest Weekend

October 29, 2019 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
guests speaking on an episode of south carolina lede

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Maayan Schechter, of The State newspaper, and Meg Kinnard, of the Associated Press, to talk about the criminal justice reform summit held at Benedict College that was attended by 10 Democratic...

Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings Interview | SCETV 7:30 (1977)

April 11, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Ty Moody
Host Beryl Dakers sits down for a one-on-one interview with Senator Holling

Host Beryl Dakers sits down for a one-on-one interview with Senator Hollings. Aired December 8, 1977. Senator Hollings died on April 6, 2019 at the age of 97.

Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings on Walter Edgar's Journal

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The late Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings

Former S.C. Governor and U.S. Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 97. A Democrat, he held elective office for over fifty years. In 2008, Hollings talked with Walter Edgar about his life in politics and government, and about how to "...

Ernest Frederick Hollings | SC Hall of Fame

April 6, 2019 - Posted in History by Steve Folks
Ernest F. Hollings

Ernest “Fritz” Hollings was born in Charleston, South Carolina in 1922. He graduated from The Citadel in 1942 and served as an artillery officer in World War Two. After the war, he was elected to the South Carolina House of Representatives. In 1958, at age 36, he was...