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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.

Sexual Assault Fought in S.C. with Education, Reporting

April 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
This T-shirt was on display during a Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month event

The instance of sexual assault in the United States is growing at a rate that would surprise, even alarm, many people. According to Shannon Nix, associate director of sexual assault and violence intervention and prevention at the University of South Carolina, one in four...

Flood Recovery Still Ongoing for Some Midlands Victims

April 26, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Four Paws Animal Clinic was almost completely submerged by flood waters following the historic rains of Oct. 4, 2015. The clinic was able recently to reopen back near its original location in Forest Acres near Columbia.

For some, the so-called “thousand-year rain” and the floods that followed it in October 2015 may seem an event long past, but many are still recovering from the storm’s devastation. For some businesses in Richland County, the after effects of the floods continue to pose...

Williamsburg Hospital Looks to a Future Building, Partnership with Lake City

April 24, 2018 - Posted in Health by Laura Hunsberger
Surgical suite at Williamsburg Regional Hospital's temporary facility in Kingstree.

For more than a year, the Williamsburg Regional Hospital has been serving patients from a temporary facility located right next to their old building. The hospital was damaged beyond repair during the thousand-year floods. Eventually, the hospital determined that they had...

SC Lede: Palmetto Spotlight - Deadly Prison Fights And Nikki Haley's Bite

April 24, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Jamie Lovegrove and Meg Kinnard (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios.

Last week saw two South Carolina news stories make local and national headlines. First, a riot at the Lee Correction Institution maximum-security prison in central South Carolina left seven inmates dead and several others injured. The alleged gang fight was over territory...

Festival-goers Await Repairs to Riverfront Park, Columbia Canal

April 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Flooding during October 2015 caused severe damage to both the Columbia Canal and nearby Riverfront Park, destroying the stage and performance area commonly used for River Rocks Festival and other community events. While Riverfront Park has reopened, the p

On a sunny patch of open space along the Congaree River in Columbia, the eighth annual River Rocks Festival brought hundreds of residents out last weekend to enjoy the spring weather and learn about the conservation efforts of the region’s Congaree Riverkeeper and their...

State House Week for April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
State House Week

The S.C. General Assembly has moved to cut SCE&G's nuclear rate, and prison violence sparks calls for action.

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