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An Uptick in Atlantic Activity is Possible, but It May Be Temporary

August 2, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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The most active part of the hurricane season are the months of August, September, and October. In this “State of the Season” report, we will assess trends in atmospheric and oceanic conditions around the globe that may lend clues on how the waters could behave over the next...

Rudy Mancke Celebrates Two Decades of "NatureNotes"

August 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Rudy Mancke is almost certainly South Carolina's most noted naturalist. He hosted the long-running and well-remembered (and nationally-aired) ETV program "Nature Scene" and has now reached his 20th anniversary as host of South Carolina Public Radio's "NatureNotes." The...

The Atlantic is About to Come Alive

July 31, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropics are becoming more active

The most active part of the hurricane season often begins in August. Right on-cue, at least one tropical system is likely to form in the Atlantic by the upcoming weekend. System Near Florida Only a Rain-Maker A tropical wave moving through Hispaniola Wednesday afternoon is...

NPR Special Coverage: Democratic Debate

July 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Tonight, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m. NPR presents special coverage of the Democratic debates. Ten candidates are each making the case that they should be the next president of the United States. Follow NPR's live coverage for real-time fact checks and analysis of their remarks. Watch...

South Carolina Business Review Turns 20

July 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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For 20 years now, the South Carolina Business Review has brought business leaders, entrepreneurs and commentators to listeners of South Carolina Public Radio. Mike Switzer has hosted the program its entire run, and takes satisfaction at its 20th anniversary. Starting in...

SC Lede: The Death Of William Avant

July 30, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson (l) with Avery Wilks in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, July 29, 2019.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede , we look at the death of mental health patient William Avant, who was killed after South Carolina Department of Mental Health employees dogpiled on top of him in January to restrain him, a tactic that is explicitly outlawed by the...

Nearly Half the Country's Most Eviction-Prone Rural/Small Cities Are in South Carolina

July 29, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Of the 100 most eviction-prone rural and small cities in the United States, 47 are in South Carolina. Thirty South Carolina rural/small cities are in the top 50. Those numbers come from the Eviction Lab project at Princeton University, which compiled eviction filings and...

Staying Safe in the South Carolina Sun

July 26, 2019 - Posted in Health by Connor Boulet
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South Carolina ranked first in the United States for child vehicular heatstrokes in 2018, and with Palmetto State temperatures reaching highs of 100 degrees during the summertime, heat exhaustion is a serious, life-threatening danger, and residents should know the signs of...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — John Delaney, Cory Booker, Tim Ryan, Elizabeth Warren, Wayne Messam

July 25, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina 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 July 25, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us...

SC Lede: USC — General Disarray?

July 23, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson with Russ McKinney (l) and Andy Shain (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, July 22, 2019.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Andy Shain and South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney to discuss the recently-elected new president of the University of South Carolina, Robert Caslen. Caslen's...

Heat Wave to Break Tuesday, Thanks to a Strong Front

July 22, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn
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Update Tuesday 2:00 p.m. ET: A Severe Thunderstorm Watch has been issued for eastern South Carolina until 10 p.m. A line of strong to severe thunderstorms are developing along and southeast of a cold front moving south towards the Lowcountry. Scattered damaging wind gusts...

The Physical and Mental Demands of Being in a Marching Band

July 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Clinton J. Washington III
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From band camp to the 14 hours of weekly practice, high schools across the state work constantly to prepare a show for football games and fall competitions. Between the practices leading up to their performances, bands across the state must do physical preparations in order...

Heat Wave expected to last into the weekend

July 18, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Ridge Holds Through The Weekend

The large heat dome that has prompted the issuance of heat advisories and warnings over a large swath of the central and eastern United States is making its presence felt here in South Carolina. Widespread temperatures in the mid to upper 90s, along with high humidity, will...

Sister Cities: The Connection between Charleston and Freetown, Sierra Leone

July 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
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Dressed in a brightly colored, patterned dress and wearing stylishly large, black rimmed glasses, 51 year-old Yvonne Aki-Sawyerr flashes the most fantastic smile. The mayor of Freetown, Seirra Leone in West Africa has travelled more than 4,000 miles to visit Charleston and...

Finding Young Farmers to Bear the Heat and Carry the Pitchfork

July 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Connor Boulet
Hugh Weathers, the South Carolina Agriculture Commissioner, in front of an emblem certifying locally sourced South Carolina produce

South Carolina's farming industry remains a stalwart economic engine. With approximately 25,000 farms over 4.9 million acres of land, the Palmetto State's agricultural community maintains its relevance in South Carolinians' day-to-day lives. In a changing world, though,...

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