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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 SCETV 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.

Earth Day a Reminder to Care for Land, Water, Air

April 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Aerial view of meandering tidal creeks and extensive pristine marshes in North Inlet Estuary.

Earth Day is held each April to remind people of the importance of caring for our world, according to USC Environmental Health Sciences Professor Joe Jones. He practices what he preaches, as he regularly takes his students outdoors to pick up trash that has washed into a...

College of Charleston Professor Works to Save Coral Reefs

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Coral polyps on Molasses Reef, Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary.

People picture coral reefs as bursting with color and teeming with a variety of undersea life, which many are. But their number is shrinking, says College of Charleston biologist Phil Dustan, because they are hyper-sensitive to temperature changes, and climate change is...

SC Lede: Gubernatorial Arms Race

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson and Jamie Lovegrove

We're less than two months away from the June 12 South Carolina primary. On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with Post and Courier Statehouse Reporter Jamie Lovegrove about the latest on the race for the governor's office.

Charleston's Tourist Season is in Full Swing in the Spring

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Runners and walkers wait in line for bridge run bibs at Charleston Convention Center

You know it’s spring in Charleston when the cars are thick with yellow pollen, as well as a colorful array of out of state license plates. Porta- Potties line the streets, novice runners sport bright, new shoes and college kids seeking sun and warmth stretch out behind the...

State House Week for April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
State House Week

The SC Senate approves next year's $8 Billion state budget, and a major setback for proponents of solar energy in the state.

Williamsburg County School District Now Under Control of State Education Department

April 11, 2018 - Posted in Education by Thelisha Eaddy
 Superintendent Molly Spearman announces state of emergency in Williamsburg County School District.

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman declared a state of emergency in the Williamsburg County School District and will now take over day-to-day operations. During a press conference in Columbia, Spearman cited financial mismanagement, systemic programmatic...

SC Lede: Nuclear Boondoggle II - Red Flags

April 10, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson and Andy Brown

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier Statehouse Reporter Andy Brown to discuss the latest issues surrounding the V.C. Summer nuclear project. We'll talk about new revelations of what South Carolina Electric & Gas and...

50 Years Later, Congressman Clyburn Reflects on King’s Visits to South Carolina

April 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking in Kingstree, SC, May 8, 1966.

On July 30, 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in South Carolina. He had tea at Septima Clark’s house in Charleston and later that day spoke at a meeting at the old county hall building on King Street. It would be his last visit to the Palmetto state. Nine months later,...

SC Lede: Amazing Race - SC Edition

April 3, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson and Jamie Lovegrove

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier Statehouse Reporter Jamie Lovegrove for a dive into the 2018 South Carolina elections, including the races for governor, congressional seats, and more.

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