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Forgiveness: Four Years After The Charleston Church Massacre

June 25, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Victoria Hansen
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Many remember where they were when they heard the news: Nine people gunned down inside an historic African American church in Charleston at the hands of a stranger they welcomed to bible study. But few know the passage they read. Reporter Jennifer Berry Hawes does. "It's...

SC Lede: One Convention To Rule Them All

June 25, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson (r) with Jamie Lovegrove (l) and Meg Kinnard on Monday, June 24, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and the Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to recap the political news coming out of two big Democratic events in South Carolina this past weekend. Nearly all of the...

Another Round of Strong Storms is Headed for South Carolina

June 24, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
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Update 7 pm Monday: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for the Upstate region through 1 am. Strong storms are moving into the region and have the potential to produce damaging wind and hail. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of GA, NC, SC, VA, WV...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for All of South Carolina Saturday

June 22, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Clusters of thunderstorms are expected to rapidly develop across the Palmetto State Saturday afternoon, posing a risk of wind damage and hail. In a midday update from the Storm Prediction Center Saturday, forecasters upgraded areas of the Midlands and Upstate regions to an...

Yoga. Now with Bleats

June 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Downward-facing... doe? Don't laugh, it happens a lot in goat yoga.

Until a few years ago, nobody really thought to put goats and yoga together. And yet, here we are, living in a world where the sight of downward-facing yogis and bouncing baby goats in the same place looks as natural as mac and cheese. For Jim and Terri Gustin, owners of...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for All of South Carolina Until 10 pm

June 20, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Update 5:15 pm Thursday: Severe storms are moving out of the Columbia metro area. However, they continue near North Augusta and are approaching Sumter. Additional storms are approaching Interstate 95 from the Florence area southward toward Berkeley and Dorchester counties...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sen. Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke

June 20, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
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Leading up to the 2020 election, South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes. On this edition for the week of June 20, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you...

Wind Damage Possible with Storms in Upstate Tuesday

June 18, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
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Thunderstorms capable of producing wind damage are possible Tuesday afternoon in the South Carolina Upstate, including areas near Greenville, Spartanburg, and Clemson. The storms are expected to develop mid-afternoon and become widely scattered by early evening. The...

Ham Operators Ready to Provide Emergency Communications in the Event of Crises

June 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Ham radio operator Warren Rickey calls amateur operators statewide in SC HEART's weekly training exercise.  The group was founded to provide emergency communications when a disaster destroys phone and Internet capabilities.

When a disaster strikes, communications may become spotty or even gone completely. Cell phone towers may be down, land lines even disrupted, and if the Internet is offline, there goes email. Keeping communications open for hospitals and other health care facilities during...

SC Lede: Let Them Eat Fried Fish

June 18, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
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On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Caitlin Byrd to discuss the latest South Carolina 2020 poll numbers and recap the recent Black Economic Alliance forum in Charleston. They also preview two major political events...

State of the Season: Quiet Now, Uncertainty Looms Later

June 15, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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The Tropical Atlantic Ocean is quiet, which is typical for mid-June. However, uncertainty looms on how busy the season may become by August. Please note: Meteorologists from the South Carolina Emergency Information Network will publish an update on the state of the...

Recent Rain Helped, but Now It's Dry Again

June 14, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn
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Drier weather has returned to South Carolina, and it could last for several days. Last week's rain certainly eased drought conditions across some areas of the Palmetto State, but more rain is still needed in parts of the Lowcountry and Pee Dee regions. Moderate drought...

Flash Flood Watch Issued for Lowcountry Wednesday

June 11, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Flash flooding is possible in the South Carolina Lowcountry Tuesday night and Wednesday, thanks to multiple rounds of showers and t-storms likely to hit the same areas over a short amount of time. The National Weather Service in Charleston issued a Flash Flood Watch Tuesday...

Spoleto Festival USA Announces New Opera Based on the Life of a Slave

June 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
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In the city where nearly half of all enslaved Africans were brought to this nation, Spoleto Festival USA will unveil a new opera based on the life of an African-Muslim slave. His autobiography is believed to be the only surviving, unedited story written in Arabic in the...

SC Lede: South Carolina Prisons – Watching The Watchers

June 11, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Kirk Brown and Nikie Mayo (r) in the Greenville News offices.

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Kirk Brown and Nikie Mayo (r) in the Greenville News offices. Credit Sean Scott/SCETV On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with Greenville News reporters Nikie Mayo and Kirk Brown about their recent coverage on...

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