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Coastal Flooding A Persistent Concern Through the Weekend

November 13, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Coastal Flooding A Persistent Concern Through the Weekend

Persistent onshore winds and high astronomical tides are likely to cause areas of coastal flooding for the rest of the week. A developing coastal storm may contribute additional coastal flooding this weekend. The difference in pressure between a high near the New England...

Widespread Freeze Expected Early Wednesday

November 12, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Arctic air is moving into the Palmetto state, and it may be record-breaking in a few locations. A freeze is likely across nearly the entire state Tuesday Night, and wind chills could dip into the teens across the Upstate. The National Weather Service has issued Freeze...

SC Lede: If Cooks Could Kill

November 12, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
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More than half of all Americans are living with at least one chronic condition such as diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, or cancer. On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with the Post and Courier's Tony Bartleme about one of the...

South Carolina Veterans Project Wins National Award

November 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
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On this Veterans Days, students at the University of South Carolina are celebrating a national award they received for recorded conversations they conducted with veterans. The project is called The South Carolina Veterans Oral History Project . It is a 2019 Oral History...

Rock Steady Boxing Helps Parkinson's Patients Delay Symptoms

November 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Jim "Jet" Whittle improves his wind with his Rock Steady Boxing trainer.

"You get fit, but you don't get hit." That's the way David Rispress of 9 Rounds Gym in Forest Acres describes the workout plan for Rock Steady Boxing. It's a non-contact program of boxing exercises for people with Parkinson's Disease that has seen steady growth since its...

First Freeze of the Season Expected Saturday Morning

November 7, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Meteorologist Ray Hawthorne
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A large pattern change is expected to bring several opportunities for frost and freezing temperatures to the state this weekend and next week. So far this fall, temperatures have been above average at all official climate sites across the state. A large ridge of high...

Chinese Lantern Festival Comes to Charleston

November 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
Silk alligator designed by Zigong Lantern Company to reflect Lowcountry wildlife

America's oldest gardens will blossom this winter with an ancient Chinese tradition; a lantern festival. A glowing 20 foot dragon will greet visitors as Magnolia Plantations and Gardens opens at night for the first time since becoming a Charleston tourist attraction in 1870...

Greenville Nonprofit Sets Former Trafficked Sex Workers on the Path to Healing

November 5, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Jasmine Road. Think of it as a path towards healing for women who once thought their lives of prostitution and other sex work were normal. The women who come to Jasmine Road – a Greenville nonprofit that serves as a kind of rehab for mostly city women caught up in the...

SC Lede: Impeachment Inquiry Intrigue

November 5, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (l) and Jamie Lovegrove in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, November 4, 2019.

The US House of Representatives voted last week to formalize its impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump. On this episode of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove, fresh off a reporting trip to Washington, to...

Widespread Frost for Upstate, Midlands This Weekend

November 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Update as of 2:30 PM Friday: The Frost Advisory has been expanded to include the Midlands early Saturday morning, and continues for the Upstate. The growing season is likely to come to an end this weekend, especially in the Upstate, on the heels of the coldest air mass of...

Tornado Watch for parts of Midlands, Pee Dee, Upstate

October 31, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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The National Weather Service has posted a Tornado Watch until 11 PM for portions of the Upstate, Midlands, and Pee Dee Region. The Tornado Watch includes Greenville, Spartanburg, Rock Hill, Columbia, Sumter, and Darlington. Several lines of thunderstorms are moving through...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - President Donald Trump Comes to Columbia

October 31, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
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On this edition for the week of October 31, 2019, we hear remarks from President Donald Trump from his speech at Benedict College, a historically black college, about criminal justice reform. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the...

Heavy Halloween Thunderstorms Across the State Today

October 31, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Flood Watch for SC Mountains

A thunderstorm that prompted the National Weather Service to issue Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for the Greenville area and parts of Spartanburg county on Friday morning is part of a larger weather system that is expected to bring additional strong thunderstorms to the...

Six Receive Prestigious Humanities Awards

October 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
2019 SC Humanities Award Winners

Six people across South Carolina recently joined the ranks of recipients of two prestigious state awards; the SC Governor’s Awards in the Humanities and the Fresh Voices in the Humanities Award. In 1991, SC Humanities started honoring people who have made a career working...

Strong Thunderstorms on Thursday in Parts of South Carolina

October 30, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Halloween is likely to turn dark and stormy for parts of the Palmetto State ahead of the strongest front so far this fall season. Unseasonably high humidity is expected to surge northward from the Gulf of Mexico and be in place for most of Thursday. The moisture content of...

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