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SC Lede: Campaign Visits and Remembering Emily Clyburn

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

On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard and The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove to discuss recent South Carolina campaign stops by 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif...

Karen Struggling in Caribbean as Tropical Storm Lorenzo Enters the Scene

September 23, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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MONDAY 5 PM UPDATE: Karen has been downgraded to a tropical depression, according to the 5 pm advisory from the National Hurricane Center. Hurricane hunters found a broad low-level area of low pressure, but the former tropical storm lacked a well-defined center and wind...

Abortion Debate Will Return to the Senate in 2020

September 20, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
The South Carolina Senate Chamber

The next session of the S.C. General Assembly doesn’t convene until January, but Republicans in the State Senate are already working to try and pass a bill that essentially would prohibit abortions in the state. It’s known as the Fetal Heartbeat Bill. It won easy passage in...

Jerry Becomes the Season's Fourth Hurricane Over the Central Atlantic

September 19, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
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Jerry is now a hurricane, making it the fourth of the 2019 season. And chances are increasing that it will not be a threat to the United States. Hurricane Jerry has become significantly better organized over the past 24 hours, according to an update from the National...

SC Lede: Galivants Ferry Stump MiniPod

September 19, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Jamie Lovegrove (l) and Meg Kinnard (r) following the Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting

On this mini episode of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson takes us to Horry County as a number of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls visited the Galivants Ferry Stump Meeting this week. The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard and The Post and Courier's Jamie...

How Hurricane Hugo Shaped the Life of an Emergency Managment Director

September 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
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There's a brief lull in the heavy rain that's hit Charleston as Hurricane Dorian lingers off the coast. The city's Emergency Managment Director Shannon Scaff takes a deep breath. He's about to interview live, nationally with The Weather Channel. He's also relieved. The...

Chester Residents Call Out Gun Violence, Culture of Silence

September 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Chester Residents Call Out Gun Violence, Culture of Silence

The City of Chester is in crisis. Shootings are on the rise and so are shooting-related deaths. So far this year, police have taken more than 130 calls about shots being fired. That’s 20 more than all of last year. Chester residents marched for 'Freedom From Gun Violence'...

Tropical Storm Jerry Forms, Imelda Dissipates, and Hurricane Humberto Heads for Bermuda

September 17, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Wednesday morning update: Tropical Storm Imelda came ashore in southeast Texas Tuesday evening, but will continue to produce heavy rain and possible flooding as a remnant tropical low through the day Wednesday. Tropical Depression Ten intensified overnight and became the...

When Hurricane Hugo Rocked the Piedmont

September 17, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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On Sept. 21, 1989, a lot of people in the Piedmont went to bed before the storm arrived. They knew it was on its way; some even knew about it hitting the coast. But hurricane or no hurricane, hurricanes don’t barrel across states and then make their way north, so most...

SC Lede: The Abortion Debate Begins... Again

September 17, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson with Jamie Lovegrove (l) and Jeffrey Collins (r).

On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and the Associated Press' Jeffrey Collins to look at the fetal heartbeat bill South Carolina state senators recently received testimony on, despite being out...

Tropical Storm Humberto is No Longer a Threat to South Carolina

September 14, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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The season’s eighth named tropical storm was classified by the National Hurricane Center late Friday night, but it is no longer a direct threat to South Carolina. Hurricane hunters then found that the tropical storm had strengthened Saturday morning, and it now has winds up...

Tropical Depression Nine Forms; Likely to Stay Offshore

September 13, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Update Friday 5 pm: The National Hurricane Center says Tropical Depression Nine has formed, located 240 miles east-southeast of Freeport, Grand Bahama Island. A center of circulation was noted on the eastern side of a broad area of low pressure, based on satellite and...

Complacency Isn't the Only Reason People Don't Evacuate for Hurricanes

September 13, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Scott Morgan
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Why don’t people leave when a hurricane hits where they live? And how do news outlets and emergency officials and even governors make people understand that they should? Those are two questions that vex all of the above-mentioned groups during a storm. In the first week of...

Spartanburg Songwriter Made His Mark in Nashville with Country Music

September 13, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Country music has made and broken careers for close to a century now. David Ball of Spartanburg is one of the survivors, enjoying a long career in the field. In high school he joined the legendary acoustic trio Uncle Walt's Band, playing a blend of bluegrass, blues, swing...

Tropical Disturbance Likely to Develop Near Florida This Weekend

September 12, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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UPDATE THURSDAY 5 PM: The National Hurricane Center began issuing advisories on what they call Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine (or “PTC Nine”). This nomenclature is used when a system is likely to produce tropical storm conditions near land - in this case, the Bahamas - but...

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