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Remembering a "One of a Kind Statesman"- The Funeral of Ernest "Fritz" Hollings

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
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It was one of those rare Charleston days with no humidity, only blue skies and a slight breeze. Rare indeed, like the Charleston native being remembered as a, “one of a kind statesman”. The funeral of former South Carolina governor and six term U.S. Senator Ernest “Fritz”...

Civil Rights Movement Had its Roots in World War I

April 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Men of the 369th (15th N.Y.) who won the Croix de Guerre for gallantry in action, sailing home on The Stockholm in 1919.

As soldiers were fighting overseas during World War I, there was another battle going on back home: the battle for a better life for African Americans. Historian Janet Hudson, speaking at a recent symposium on the war presented by Lander University in Greenwood, said even...

SC Lede: Remembering The Legendary Fritz Hollings

April 16, 2019 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
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On this special episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson looks back on the life and career of former South Carolina Governor and U.S. Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, who passed away on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 97. You can subscribe to South Carolina...

Tornado Watch Issued for Midlands and Upstate Regions

April 14, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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UPDATE 1 PM SUNDAY: A Tornado Watch was issued by the National Weather Service for the Midlands and Upstate regions of South Carolina until 7 pm. The watch includes the cities of Columbia, Greenville, and Anderson, SC. A band of showers and thunderstorms that produced...

Senator Ernest F. "Fritz" Hollings on Walter Edgar's Journal

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Former S.C. Governor and U.S. Senator Ernest "Fritz" Hollings died on Saturday, April 6, 2019 at the age of 97. A Democrat, he held elective office for over fifty years. In 2008, Hollings talked with Walter Edgar about his life in politics and government, and about how to "...

SC Lede: Kriss Krossover Week

April 9, 2019 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Jeffrey Collins (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios

The end of the legislative session is one month away, which means this week is "crossover week." That's an insider way of saying if a bill hasn't been passed out of its originating chamber -- either the State House or Senate -- by the end of the day Wednesday, that...

Symposium Examines Women's Roles During World War I

April 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
From The Electrical Experimenter, October, 1916.

Lander University recented hosted a symposium on World War I, which ended just over a century ago. The symposium drew scholars and authors primarily from the Southeast to discuss various aspects of the war, which then was known as "The Great War." One aspect covered by a...

Severe T-Storm Watch for Most of South Carolina Until 10 pm Monday

April 8, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn
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UPDATE 3 PM MONDAY A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for most of central and northern parts of South Carolina until 10 pm. At 3 pm, a line of strong thunderstorms was seen organizing on radar from just east of Anderson, SC to about 30 miles west of Augusta, GA...

The Hurricane Forecast Meteorologists Don't Want You to See

April 8, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Fewer hurricanes are expected this year than the last two seasons, according to renowned researcher Dr. Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University. However, both of those seasons far outperformed expectations. Even Phil doesn't have much confidence in his forecast this...

SC Lede: 2020 The Neverending Story - LIVE From Florence

April 2, 2019 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson with Jamie Lovegrove (l) and Meg Kinnard (r) at Seminar Brewing in Florence, SC, on March 28, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , recorded live at Seminar Brewing in Florence, SC, host Gavin Jackson gets an update about the 2020 election from the Associated Press' Meg Kinnard and the Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove. The three look at the current slate of...

Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Likely Tuesday from Coastal Storm

April 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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A coastal storm is forecast to form late tonight near the Northeast Florida coast and intensify as it hugs the South Carolina coast Tuesday morning. The impacts from the storm will be felt across most of the state, ranging from heavy rain and gusty winds over the Midlands,...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Beto O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg

March 28, 2019 - Posted in News 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 March 28, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you...

SC Lede: Sheriffs That Act 'Above The Law'

March 26, 2019 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
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On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with the Post and Courier's Tony Bartelme about the paper's "Above The Law" special investigation into questionable conduct by several South Carolina sheriffs. Bartelme and fellow reporter Joe Cranney sifted...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sen. Bernie Sanders

March 21, 2019 - Posted in News 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 March 21, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you...

SC Lede: South Carolina's $9 Billion Pot O' Gold

March 19, 2019 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
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On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Maayan Schechter and the Associated Press' Jeffrey Collins to discuss the $9 billion budget recently passed by the South Carolina House of Representatives. They also look at the possibility...

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