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South Carolinians Enjoy Testing Their Knowledge with Trivia

December 13, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Trivia games have been popular at South Carolina bars and restaurants for years, and the taste for trivia shows no sign of slowing down. Nearly every night, teams of friends can be found competing for prizes by conjuring often-useless bits of little-known information from...

Conservationists File a Lawsuit to Stop Seismic Blasting off our Coast

December 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
People gather at the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston to support a lawsuit to stop seismic air gun blasting on the coast.

It may have been cold outside the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston Tuesday morning, but the crowd was fired up about a newly filed lawsuit to stop what’s believed to be a precursor to drilling off our coast; seismic airgun blasting. The lawsuit claims the National...

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...

10,000 More Kids in SC Now Without Health Insurance

December 5, 2018 - Posted in Health by Thelisha Eaddy
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Data from a new report indicates the number of uninsured children in the United States has increased for the first time in nearly a decade. According to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Family, between 2016 and 2017, the number of uninsured children...

Virtual Reality, Simulation Tools Help Midlands Exercise Empathy Muscle

December 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Richland Library staff preparing to use the new empathy lab.

Virtual reality and simulation tools are helping people in the Midlands "exercise their empathy muscle." Richland Library has a mobile empthy lab that travels to its various branches, giving customers the chance to "try on" someone else's life and see things from a new...

SC Lede: Nuclear Boondoggle - Billable Hours

December 4, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Andy Brown in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, December 3, 2018.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Andy Brown, statehouse reporter with the Post and Courier, to discuss the latest on the controversial V.C. Summer nuclear project. The Public Service Commission wrapped up three weeks of hearings on...

Saved from Near-extinction, the Carolina Dog is Making Waves in the Dog Show and Dog Lover Worlds

November 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Carolina dog "Hunter" in Calabash, North Carolina that participated in DNA testing to establish ancient origin of the species.

A breed of dog that came to North America with man thousands of years ago over the Bering land bridge and was overlooked in the South for many years has recently been saved from extinction with the help of a pair of Aiken breeders. What is now called the Carolina dog, a...

Wynton Marsalis Jazzes Up the Holidays

November 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra performs holiday classics with a jazz twist

Ask Wynton Marsalis to name his favorite holiday song and he might tell you, “The Christmas Song” by Mel Torme. Then he’ll likely explain it’s personal. When Marsalis first moved to New York, he played in a show with Torme. He was 18 years-old. “The contractor thought I was...

SC Lede: 'Minimally Adequate' - The State of Education in SC

November 27, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Thad Moore (l) and Seanna Adcox (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with Post and Courier Reporters Seanna Adcox and Thad Moore about the paper's new series " Minimally Adequate ," which explores the bleak state of South Carolina's education system. The series analyzes how...

The Fate of SCE&G's Nuclear Charges To Be Determined Next Month

November 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 Aerial View, Jan. 2017.

The question of who will pay for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear reactor project is now in the hands of the seven-member S.C. Public Service Commission, the state’s official utility rate setting authority. Last week, the PSC completed three weeks of contentious hearings on...

What Year is it? Two-thousand eighteen? Twenty-eighteen? Does it Matter?

November 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Credit Lumapoche [CC0 1.0] via Pixabay You may say to- MAY-toe and I may say to-MAH-toe, but the 1930s pop song "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off" demonstrates playfully that there are often various ways to pronounce certain words. Even numbers are subject to differences of...

SC Lede: Midterms Are Done, Ya Turkey!

November 13, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Seanna Adcox (r) in the SC Public Radio studios on Tuesday, November 13, 2018.

On this last episode of South Carolina Lede before Thanksgiving, host Gavin Jackson looks back on the 2018 South Carolina midterm elections with Seanna Adcox, The Post and Courier's assistant Columbia bureau chief, and Russ McKinney, South Carolina Public Radio's own...

S. C. Man Reunited with Vietnam Vet Whose Life He Saved on Season Premiere of "We'll Meet Again"

November 12, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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A South Carolina resident figures in the story of a Vietnam veteran's search for the man who saved his life when PBS and SCETV begin the second season of We'll Meet Again, hosted by Ann Curry, Tuesday, Nov. 13 at 8 p.m. The program focuses on reunions of people whose lives...

Historians Observe Centennial of World War I's End

November 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Suresnes American Cemetery, Suresnes, France

Nov. 11 is Veteran's Day, which was once known as Armistice Day. It's also the 100th anniversary of the original Armistice Day, Nov. 11, 1918, on which ended World War I, then known as "the Great War," or - with hope, but sadly, not truly - "The War to End All Wars."...

Congressman-Elect Joe Cunningham Clinches an Historic Win

November 8, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by vhansen
Joe Cunningham addresses the press at the International Longshoremen's Hall on Morrison Drive in Charleston

After a nail biting night and an all too close early morning win, Congressman-Elect Joe Cunningham addressed the press Wednesday night in front of a small group of family and friends at a longshoremen’s union hall in Charleston. He spoke about a campaign that began at a...

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