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Lowcountry Diver Remembers Recovering Apollo 8

July 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
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Bob Coggin was just back from serving in Vietnam as a diver in an underwater demolition team when he got his next assignment from the Navy: train to possibly recover Apollo 8. The first manned spacecraft to leave the earth's atmosphere and orbit the moon would soon splash...

There's South Carolina Gold in Them Thar Rockets

July 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Forgive yourself if you can’t pronounce “polybenzimidizole,” much less know what it’s used for. But if you ever went to the moon, you were sure glad to have it on your skin. Familiarly, polybenzimidizole goes by the much more vocally friendly name of PBI. It’s a twill-like...

SC Lede: Lowcountry Roiled — The GOP's First Congressional Fight

July 2, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
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On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Caitlin Byrd to examine the 2020 battle for South Carolina's Fist Congressional District. Four Republicans have announced their candidacy for the seat, a sign of how focused the...

South Carolinian Recalls His Time as NASA Astronaut, Administrator

July 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Charles F. Bolden, Jr. Credit NASA Columbia native Charles Bolden has had a remarkable career: Marine fighter pilot, commanding general in Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait, deputy commandant of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. Those distinctions are impressive enough...

A Stormy Start... But What About the Rest of Summer?

June 28, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn
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It was a stormy start to summer with a severe weather outbreak threatening the Palmetto state on the first night of summer. An "enhanced risk" of severe thunderstorms was issued for two-thirds of the state on June 22 with multiple severe thunderstorm warnings across the...

Debate on School Improvement Bill to Continue in 2020

June 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Thousands of South Carolina public school teachers descended on the Statehouse on May 1, 2019

With this year’s session of the state legislature now officially over, lawmakers are already turning their attention to next year’s session, and like this year the top priority will be passage of a massive School Improvement Bill.

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Julian Castro, Marianne Williamson, Sen. Kamala Harris, Andrew Yang

June 27, 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 "Trail Bites" mini-episodes. On this edition for the week of June 27, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us...

Forgiveness: Four Years After The Charleston Church Massacre

June 25, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
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Many remember where they were when they heard the news: nine people gunned down inside an historic African American church in Charleston at the hands of a stranger they welcomed to bible study. But few know the passage they read. Reporter Jennifer Berry Hawes does. "It's...

SC Lede: One Convention To Rule Them All

June 25, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson (r) with Jamie Lovegrove (l) and Meg Kinnard on Monday, June 24, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and the Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to recap the political news coming out of two big Democratic events in South Carolina this past weekend. Nearly all of the...

Another Round of Strong Storms is Headed for South Carolina

June 24, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
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Update 7 pm Monday: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch was issued for the Upstate region through 1 am. Strong storms are moving into the region and have the potential to produce damaging wind and hail. A severe thunderstorm watch has been issued for parts of GA, NC, SC, VA, WV...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch Issued for All of South Carolina Saturday

June 22, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Clusters of thunderstorms are expected to rapidly develop across the Palmetto State Saturday afternoon, posing a risk of wind damage and hail. In a midday update from the Storm Prediction Center Saturday, forecasters upgraded areas of the Midlands and Upstate regions to an...

Yoga. Now with Bleats

June 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
Downward-facing... doe? Don't laugh, it happens a lot in goat yoga.

Until a few years ago, nobody really thought to put goats and yoga together. And yet, here we are, living in a world where the sight of downward-facing yogis and bouncing baby goats in the same place looks as natural as mac and cheese. For Jim and Terri Gustin, owners of...

Severe Thunderstorm Watch for All of South Carolina Until 10 pm

June 20, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Update 5:15 pm Thursday: Severe storms are moving out of the Columbia metro area. However, they continue near North Augusta and are approaching Sumter. Additional storms are approaching Interstate 95 from the Florence area southward toward Berkeley and Dorchester counties...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sen. Cory Booker, Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Beto O'Rourke

June 20, 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 "Trail Bites" mini-episodes. On this edition for the week of June 20, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you...

Wind Damage Possible with Storms in Upstate Tuesday

June 18, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
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Thunderstorms capable of producing wind damage are possible Tuesday afternoon in the South Carolina Upstate, including areas near Greenville, Spartanburg, and Clemson. The storms are expected to develop mid-afternoon and become widely scattered by early evening. The...

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