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Spoleto Backstage: Previewing Spoleto Festival USA 2019

May 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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The Spoleto Backstage podcast returns for 2019 to introduce you to the artists and people who make things happen at Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston. Join host Adam Parker of the Post and Courier as we speak to key figures and artists about their performances before they...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Joe Biden

May 16, 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 May 16, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you...

Citizens' Academy Teaches Public How State, Local Governments Respond to Emergencies

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Tut Underwood
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The past few years of historic floods and hurricanes has amply demonstrated how subject South Carolina can be to severe weather emergencies. To help the public better understand how the state reacts to and deals with these situations, the S.C. Emergency Management Division...

SC Lede: In-Session Suspension

May 14, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Avery Wilks (l) and Seanna Adcox (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios

On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Avery Wilks and The Post and Courier's Seanna Adcox to recap which bills were passed during the 2019 state legislative session, and, more importantly, which ones remain in a suspended state...

2019 Session of The SC General Assembly Adjourns - Several Major Bills Still Await Action

May 10, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
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In the final hours of this year’s session of the state legislature, Senate yesterday passed an economic incentives bill aimed at persuading the NFL’s Carolina Panthers to move it's headquarters and practice facilities from Charlotte to Rock Hill. A $250 Million investment...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Pete Buttigieg Calls In To Gavin's Car

May 9, 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 May 9, 2019, host Gavin Jackson interviews...

Re-release of "Uncle Walt's Band" Celebrates Influential South Carolina Vocal Trio

May 8, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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In the 1970s and early '80s, an acoustic trio from Spartanburg made its mark with well-crafted tunes featuring beautiful harmonies. Walter Hyatt, Champ Hood and David Ball were known as Uncle Walt's Band. Their blend of folk, swing, and bluegrass influences attracted...

SC Lede: Three More Days – LIVE From Rock Hill

May 7, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Jeffrey Collins (r) and Jamie Lovegrove (l) in front of a live audience at Rock Hill Brewing Company

On this episode of South Carolina Lede , recorded live at Rock Hill Brewing Company in Rock Hill, SC, host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Associated Press' Jeffrey Collins and the Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove to discuss the final days of the 2019 state legislative...

State House Week: Thousands of Teachers Ralley for Education Reform

May 3, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
Teachers and their supporters rally outside the South Carolina State House in Columbia on May 1, 2019

Some 10,000 teachers and supporters from across the state descended on the Statehouse this week sending a powerful message to lawmakers that they want more state support in funding and in education reforms, and they are not happy with the school improvement bill pending in...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sens. Cory Booker and Kamala Harris

May 2, 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 May 2, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you to...

NHC: Low Chance of Tropical Development in Atlantic This Weekend

May 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Hurricane season is still a month away, but we're already watching a disturbance in the Atlantic. In a special preseason tropical weather outlook from the National Hurricane Center issued Wednesday, forecasters said a cluster of thunderstorms near The Bahamas had a “low...

Greer Parent Advocates for Infant Vaccinations, Wins National Award

April 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Prisma Health Doctor Anna-Kathryn Burch

When Greer parent Kimberly Nelson put her 6-week old son in child care for the first time, something happened that would scare her- the flu began to spread through the center. The baby in the crib next to her son’s became severely ill and was hospitalized for a week. Nelson...

FULL INTERVIEW: Chief Justice (Ret.) Jean H. Toal

April 30, 2019 - Posted in Women Vision SC by Linda O’Bryon
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Who are some of South Carolina’s leading women in the fields of business, government, public service, and the arts? What was their personal journey to success and what common themes helped them develop a vision for achievement? South Carolina Public Radio and SCETV's Women...

SC Lede: Judges – No Rulings, Just Right!

April 30, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson and Joe Cranney (l) in the SCETV studios on Monday, April 29, 2019.

On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Joe Cranney to discuss his new in-depth report looking at the secretive world of judicial discipline in South Carolina . Over the past two decades more than 1,000 complaints have...

Santee Cooper Debate Begins In Senate

April 26, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
The South Carolina State House

School Improvement Bill Pushed To Next Year Leaders in the state legislature had hoped that the magnitude of deciding what to do with state-owned utility Santee-Cooper would not interfere with their efforts to pass a desperately needed school improvement bill this year. But...

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