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SC Lede: Trail Bites — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Kamala Harris, Tom Steyer

October 9, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
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On this edition for the week of October 10, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us to the Charleston County Democratic Party's recent Blue Jamboree event to hear from Democratic presidential candidates Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif), and Tom Steyer...

The South Carolina State Library: “Your Library’s Library”

October 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Linda Nunez
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The South Carolina State Library has come a long way from its roots in the early 20th Century as a single office tucked inside the South Carolina Statehouse. As of 1969, it’s now a 5-story building two blocks down from the Statehouse at 1500 Senate St., celebrating its 50th...

SC Lede: Lethal Force

October 8, 2019 - Posted in SCETV by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (r) speaks with Daniel Gross in the Greenville News offices on Friday, October 4, 2019.

On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with The Greenville News' Daniel Gross about his in-dept project, " Lethal Force ," examning the 145 lethal shootings by South Carolina police officers over the last 10 years. Among other revelations,...

SC Lede: Scheme Within A Scheme — Scamming America's Veterans

October 1, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
The Post and Courier's Andy Brown at their offices in Charleston, SC.

The Post and Courier's Andy Brown at their offices in Charleston, SC. On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , we look at a recent report by The Post and Courier which found that an Upstate law firm was connected to a scheme that preyed upon financially struggling...

Despite Dorian, Severe Drought Now Affecting Parts of South Carolina

September 30, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
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September has been a dry month across the entire Southeastern United States, including South Carolina. Nearly 80% of the state is in a drought according to the most recent report from the National Drought Mitigation Center (NDMC) at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...

Tapping Into York County's Booming Craft Beer Scene

September 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Even just three or four years ago, one of the biggest complaints people had about York County was that there wasn't much to do there if you were looking for a night out. Brewhouses have certainly helped changed that. The six brewpubs and breweries that now operate in Rock...

South Carolina is Home to Several Charming Southern Accents

September 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Sign at Table Rock State Park near Pickens, SC.

In South Carolina, one would naturally expect to hear what could be called a classic Southern accent spoken by its residents. But not every South Carolinian sounds the same, according to linguist Paul Reed, who earned his PhD in the study at the University of South Carolina...

Protecting Gullah Culture

September 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Nakia Wigfall coils a sweetgrass basket at her Mount Pleasant home.

Nearly two hours south of Charleston, over Beaufort's Woods Memorial Bridge, South Carolina's Sea Islands stretch out adorned with palms trees and pines, and grassy marshes that glitter at twilight. The area has long been home to the direct descendants of slaves known as...

SC Lede: Campaign Visits and Remembering Emily Clyburn

September 24, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
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 Gavin Jackson
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'...

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