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Mobile Business Class Helps Military Spouses Gain, Maintain Employment

May 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Starting a Mobile Business for Military Spouses class at Fort Jackson.

One of the ways the Small Business Administration (SBA) provides assistance to small businesses is through education. SBA provides free individual face-to-face, and internet counseling for small businesses, and low-cost training to nascent entrepreneurs and established...

Bluegrass Music is a South Carolina Tradition

May 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The mandolin is a central of many Bluegrass groups.

Bluegrass music has always been popular in South Carolina, but Willie Wells thinks it’s about to break out to a new, mass popularity. Every Friday night, Wells holds a bluegrass jam at his store, Bill’s Music Shop and Pickin’ Parlor. Fans and musicians enjoy a performance...

SC Lede: So Long And Thanks For All The Bills

May 15, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (r) speaks with Andy Brown (l) and Jamie Lovegrove in the SC Public Radio studios on Monday, May 14, 2018

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier Statehouse Reporters Andy Brown and Jamie Lovegrove to look back on the 2018 South Carolina legislative session. While lawmakers managed to pass several high profile bills to the...

What We Know About the SC National Guard Deployment to Mexican Border

May 14, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Governor Henry McMaster

A month ago, Gov. Henry McMaster offered to send SC National Guard troops to Texas to help fight illegal immigration along the Mexican border. Friday, the Governor officially announced one Army National Guard helicopter and approximately nine Soldiers and crew will leave...

Charleston Family Cautiously Optimistic; EPA Announces Action on Paint Stripper Chemical

May 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Drew Wynne's older brothers Brian (left) and Clayton (right) at their mother's home just outside Charleston

His voice sounds excited, yet hesitant. Brian Wynne has just learned the Environmental Protection Agency will take action on a proposed ban from the Obama administration that would keep a potentially deadly chemical from being used in paint strippers commonly found on store...

South Carolina's Excellent Drinking Water is Product of Diligence, Dedication

May 9, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
file photo of water pouring into a drinking glass

May 6-12 is national Drinking Water Week, a time to appreciate the high quality water found throughout most of the Palmetto State. Jennifer Satterthwaite, communications coordinator for the Columbia Water Works, says while the city has two excellent sources of water, Lake...

SC Lede: Finals Week 2018

May 8, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (c) speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Jamie Lovegrove in the SC Public Radio studios on Monday, May 7, 2018.

This week is the final week of the 2018 South Carolina legislative session. On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier Statehouse Reporter Jamie Lovegrove and South Carolina Public Radio Reporter Russ McKinney to break down...

Future Teachers Reflect on a Year of Challenge in their Chosen Profession

May 6, 2018 - Posted in Education by Victoria Hansen
Professor Anne Gutshall teaches psychology courses as part of the College of Charleston's education program

Professor Anne Gutshall teaches psychology courses to future educators at the College of Charleston. Her students have a lot on their minds. From teacher walkouts nationwide over low pay to deadly mass shootings at schools, it’s a wonder they want to teach at all. But they...

Columbia-Area Conductor Highlights Local Talent, Artistic Diversity in Two Ensembles

May 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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For conductor Suzanna Pavlovsky, keeping younger audiences engaged in the world of classical music doesn’t require a complete overhaul so much as a repackaging. “We don’t need to change the repertoire. We don’t need to change the music itself,” Suzanna says. “But we need to...

State House Week for May 4, 2018

May 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
State House Week

The SC General Assembly heads towards its' final week of the 2018 session. Key bills have yet to pass, but Democrats in the State Senate managed to kill a sweeping anti-abortion bill.

SC Lede: Six More Days

May 1, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (r) speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Andy Shain

There are six working days left in the 2018 South Carolina state legislative session, and the stage has been set to make these final two weeks a bit chaotic, with debates over budget spending, SCE&G rate reductions, and more. On this edition of South Carolina Lede ,...

The Federal Gov. Granted More Money, Now Richland County Is Helping More Flood Victims

April 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Richland County celebrates the first new mobile home given to a 2015 flood survivor.

For the past two years, South Carolina has been in recovery mode. Long-term recovery for families, business and municipalities, following the historic rain event and flood of October 2015, is seen in almost every county. Recently, during National Community Development Week...

Elder Law Aims to Protect Senior Citizens, those with Special Needs

April 30, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Healthcare Power of Attorney illustration

May is National Elder Law Month, a time lawyers endeavor to spread the word that their specialty provides legal advocacy, guidance, and services to enhance the lives of seniors and people with disabilities. Columbia elder law attorney Lauren Wasson says there are three...

Exiting FCC Commissioner Talks Net Neutrality, Prison Violence and Her Future

April 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
FCC Commissioner Mignon Clyburn

For the past nine years, South Carolina native Mignon Clyburn has served as commissioner with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). She was sworn into office, on August 3, 2009 at the Matthew J. Perry, Jr. Courthouse in Columbia and since then has become a strong...

State House Week for April 27, 2018

April 27, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
State House Week

The State House and Senate remain at odds over reducing SCE&G's nuclear charge, and the state will soon have a new Child Advocate.

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