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SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sen. Kamala Harris

March 14, 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 14, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you...

SC Lede: Dark Money - The New Normal

March 12, 2019 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Andy Brown (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Dark money: What is it, who uses it, and hows does it affect how voters see issues and candidates? On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with The Post and Courier's Andy Brown about his in-depth report on the $6 million of dark money involved in...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sens. Cory Booker and Sherrod Brown

March 7, 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 7, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you...

SC Lede: It's Academic - House Education Bill Debate

March 5, 2019 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Seanna Adcox (l) and Maayan Schechter in the SC Public Radio studios on Monday, March 4, 2019.

On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Maayan Schechter and The Post and Courier's Seanna Adcox to discuss the education reform package hitting the floor of the South Carolina House of Represenatives this week for debate. The...

SC Lede: 2020 A Year Out - LIVE From Greenwood

February 26, 2019 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson with Maayan Schechter and Jamie Lovegrove onstage at T.W. Boons in Greenwood, SC, on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , recorded live at T.W. Boons in Greenwood, SC, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and The State's Maayan Schechter to discuss the growing list of Democratic presidential candidates and their visits...

South Carolina's Democratic Congressmen Call for More Time for Federal Gun Background Checks

February 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley greets people following the press conference

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and Congressman Joe Cunningham have proposed legislation to close the so called, “Charleston Loophole” by extending the waiting period for federal gun background checks. Clyburn said Thursday he has the votes to pass it in the House. The...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris

February 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 weekly "Trail Bites" mini-episodes. On this edition for the week of February 21, 2019, host Gavin Jackson...

SC Lede: MOX Pit

February 19, 2019 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Colin Demarest (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Friday, February 15, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede host Gavin Jackson speaks with Colin Demarest, reporter for the Aiken Standard, about the recently terminated MOX mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility project at the Savannah River Site. The MOX plan was part of a 2000 agreement with...

Growing Risk of Flash Flooding in Upstate South Carolina This Week

February 17, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn
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Keep the umbrellas, rain jackets and galoshes handy. The extended forecast in upstate South Carolina is for rain, more rain. And then, more rain. So much water may fall that flash flooding will be a concern, forecasters at the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg...

SC Lede: Hangin' With Mr. Santee Cooper

February 12, 2019 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Andy Brown (r) in the SCPublic Radio studios on Monday, February 11, 2019.

Gavin Jackson speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Andy Brown (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, February 11, 2019. Credit A.T. Shire/SC Public Radio On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier Statehouse...

SC Lede: Civil Forfeiture — Guilty Until Proven Innocent

February 6, 2019 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Nathaniel Cary (l) and Mike Ellis (r) in the Greenville News offices on Friday, February 1, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with Greenville News reporters Nathaniel Cary and Mike Ellis about their new series " Taken" about civil forfeiture by South Carolina law enforcement. The pair, along with fellow reporter Anna Lee, combed...

Sisters Born during Vietnam War Find Each Other while Searching for American Fathers

January 31, 2019 - Posted in Local by Victoria Hansen
Ann and Lisa (left to right) at the beach in Charleston

Ann Marie Luc was just a year old when her mother gave her away in Vietnam. She was born to a Vietnamese woman and an American father serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. She had been passed between several families and had four different names by the time she was 17...

SC Lede: Medical Marijuana - Medicinally Adequate?

January 29, 2019 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson speaks with Andy Brown (l) and Russ McKinney (r) in the SC Public Radio studios on Monday, January 28, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson discusses the future of medical marijuana in South Carolina with Post and Courier Statehouse Reporter Andy Brown and South Carolina Public Radio's own Statehouse Reporter Russ McKinney. Debate over the issue rages...

SC Lede: The 2020 Democratic Dating Game Begins

January 22, 2019 - Posted in News by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson (l) with Meg Kinnard and Maayan Schechter (r) on Monday, January 21, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Meg Kinnard, South Carolina reporter for the Associated Press, and Maayan Schechter, statehouse reporter for The State, to discuss Gov. Henry McMaster's recently released state budget and the unity...

SC Lede: McMaster's 4 Year Game Plan

January 15, 2019 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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Gov. Henry McMaster was sworn into his first full term as governor last week and laid out his vision for the next four years. On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by AP Reporter Meg Kinnard and Post and Courier Columbia Bureau Chief Andy...

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