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75 Years Later, the Public Gets Access to Rare Images from Iwo Jima

February 20, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Images of soldiers during the five-week long battle of Iwo Jima are now publically accessible

Carrying the wounded to a make-shift hospital, taking communion, and traveling by sea are just some of the images revealed in never-before-seen films taken during the battle of Iwo Jima. The start of this World War II battle began 75 years ago this week and lasted just over...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer

February 20, 2020 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
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On this edition for the week of February 20, 2020, host Gavin Jackson takes us to recent campaign stops by former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), and businessman Tom Steyer. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on...

A Touch of Snow Possible In Parts of South Carolina Thursday

February 19, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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UPDATE: A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Chesterfield, Lancaster, York, and Cherokee counties, valid from early Thursday morning through late Thursday night. It has been a mild and wet winter thus far in the Palmetto State. The “wet” is not likely to go away...

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

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

SC Lede: The SC Dem-utante Primary Ball

February 18, 2020 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (l) with Maayan Schechter and Jamie Lovegrove (r).

The South Carolina Democratic presidential primary is fast approaching. Recent poll numbers show an ever-tightening race in a state where former Vice President Joe Biden used to enjoy double digit leads over his closest contenders. On this edition of the South Carolina Lede...

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

February 14, 2020 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
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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...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Tom Steyer

February 13, 2020 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Host Gavin Jackson talks to Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer

On this edition for the week of February 13, 2020, host Gavin Jackson sits down with Democratic presidential candidate Tom Steyer in Chester, South Carolina to talk about his campaign and the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries. Full remarks from candidates who visit...

Final Bout of Rain Arriving Before Drier Weekend

February 12, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Update as of 8:30 AM Thursday A line of strong thunderstorms, which prompted The National Weather Service to issue Severe Thunderstorm Warnings for Anderson, Pickens, and Oconee counties early Thursday morning, is moving eastward through the Upstate. Strong winds in the...

A Brief Lull in the Rain, But More Expected This Week

February 11, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Update as of 3:00 PM Tuesday: The National Weather Service has canceled the Flash Flood Watch it had in effect over the Upstate. Scattered showers or an isolated strong thunderstorm are still possible Tuesday evening thanks to the passage of a weak front. Overall, a brief...

Lots of Debate But Little Movement on Several Education Bills

February 7, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
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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...

In Orangeburg, a Museum Spotlights People, Events Crucial to the Civil Rights Movement

February 6, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Cecil Williams in front of the Briggs-Delaine exhibit at his museum

A new museum in Orangeburg county celebrates South Carolina residents who fought racial injustice. The Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum features over 500 photographs, most of which were taken by Williams. After years of trying to get local support for a civil rights...

Tornado Watch issued for more of South Carolina

February 6, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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A new Tornado Watch has been issued for the South Carolina Midlands until 8 PM. The watch includes the Columbia metropolitan area, Orangeburg, Sumter, and North Augusta. A line of severe thunderstorms, which has produced significant wind damage and possible tornadoes in the...

College of Charleston Acknowledges its Past with the Center for the Study of Slavery

February 6, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Dr. Bernard Powers founded the Center for the Study of Slavery at the College of Charleston

As the College of Charleston celebrates its 250th birthday, at its center is Randolph Hall. Built in 1820, students still gather here. Less prominent, an organization that tries to help the school comes to terms with its past, the Center for the Study of Slavery. "You are...

Tornado Watch for parts of the Upstate, Midlands

February 5, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Update as of 10:30 AM: A Tornado Watch is in effect until 5 PM for the entire upstate of South Carolina and for a portion of the Midlands to the west of Columbia. The watch includes Rock Hill, Greenville, Spartanburg, and Anderson. A line of thunderstorms, with damaging...

Countdown to October 1, 2020: Obtaining Your SC Real ID

February 5, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Linda Nunez
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Credit Photo courtesy S.C. Dept. of Motor Vehicles Beginning October 1st of this year, anyone who wishes to fly on a commercial aircraft, access a federal facility, or enter a military installation will be required to present their passport, military ID, or their Real ID...

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