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The Road We Trod: The Impact of South Carolina's HBCUs on History, Economy & Future

February 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Presidents of South Carolina's eight HBCUs

There are eight historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in South Carolina. These institutions of higher education in the United States were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community. In...

South Carolina's Democratic Congressmen Call for More Time for Federal Gun Background Checks

February 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley greets people following the press conference

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and Congressman Joe Cunningham have proposed legislation to close the so called, “Charleston Loophole” by extending the waiting period for federal gun background checks. Clyburn said Thursday he has the votes to pass it in the House. The...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris

February 21, 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 weekly "Trail Bites" mini-episodes. On this edition for the week of February 21, 2019, host Gavin Jackson...

South Carolinians Are Beginning to Get Real - IDs, That Is

February 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The Real I.D. is dentified by the gold star in the upper right corner.

Many people enjoy traveling by air. But after Oct. 1, 2020, they won't be able to board a commercial airplane in the United States, UNLESS they have the new "Real ID." The new ID will replace current drivers' licenses and ID cards, and will be needed for people to gain...

SC Lede: MOX Pit

February 19, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Colin Demarest (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Friday, February 15, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede host Gavin Jackson speaks with Colin Demarest, reporter for the Aiken Standard, about the recently terminated MOX mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility project at the Savannah River Site. The MOX plan was part of a 2000 agreement with...

Growing Risk of Flash Flooding in Upstate South Carolina This Week

February 17, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Keep the umbrellas, rain jackets and galoshes handy. The extended forecast in upstate South Carolina is for rain, more rain. And then, more rain. So much water may fall that flash flooding will be a concern, forecasters at the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg...

El Niño is Here and it's Already Affecting South Carolina

February 15, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Scientists at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center have officially declared an El Niño. It is a natural warming over the water in the eastern and/or Central Pacific Ocean that occurs every 2 to 7 years. The El Niño is expected to be weak and forecasters at the government agency...

S.C. Teachers Blast Touted Public School Improvement Bill

February 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Sen Mike Fanning (D-Fairfield) in a recent meeting with public school teachers at the Statehouse.

Comprehensive bills to improve the state’s troubled public education system are being debated in both the State House and Senate. Last month House Speaker Jay Lucas (R-Darlington) and dozens of other lawmakers introduced an 84 page bill aimed at improving student readiness...

SC Lede: Hangin' With Mr. Santee Cooper

February 12, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Andy Brown (r) in the SCPublic Radio studios on Monday, February 11, 2019.

Gavin Jackson speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Andy Brown (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, February 11, 2019. Credit A.T. Shire/SC Public Radio On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier Statehouse...

Cyber Insurance Now a Must-Have for South Carolina Businesses

February 7, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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As hackers become more sophisticated at burrowing into business computers to steal everything from money to social security numbers and medical records, the need for protection grows ever more dire. One way to help mitigate the damage, if not protect information from being...

SC Lede: Civil Forfeiture — Guilty Until Proven Innocent

February 6, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Nathaniel Cary (l) and Mike Ellis (r) in the Greenville News offices on Friday, February 1, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with Greenville News reporters Nathaniel Cary and Mike Ellis about their new series " Taken" about civil forfeiture by South Carolina law enforcement. The pair, along with fellow reporter Anna Lee, combed...

Greenville Man Worked with NASA as "First Artist of Space"

February 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
In the 1960s, Renato Moncini attended every rocket launch at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy on his own time.

In the 1960s, Renato Moncini attended every rocket launch at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy on his own time. Here he readies his materials to paint one of the launches. Credit Courtesy of the artist. Greenville artist Renato Moncini is a native of Italy, but between his journey...

Change in S.C. Constitution Affects the Lt. Governor and the State Senate

February 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
S.C. Senate President Harvey Peeler, R-Cherokee (L).

When sworn in as the state’s new Lieutenant Governor last month Pamela Evette made history. She became the first Lieutenant Governor elected as a Governor’s running mat instead of running for the office independently of the Governor. The primary duty of the Lieutenant...

Sisters Born during Vietnam War Find Each Other while Searching for American Fathers

January 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Ann and Lisa (left to right) at the beach in Charleston

Ann Marie Luc was just a year old when her mother gave her away in Vietnam. She was born to a Vietnamese woman and an American father serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. She had been passed between several families and had four different names by the time she was 17...

SC Lede: Medical Marijuana - Medicinally Adequate?

January 29, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson speaks with Andy Brown (l) and Russ McKinney (r) in the SC Public Radio studios on Monday, January 28, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson discusses the future of medical marijuana in South Carolina with Post and Courier Statehouse Reporter Andy Brown and South Carolina Public Radio's own Statehouse Reporter Russ McKinney. Debate over the issue rages...

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