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SC Lede: Trail Bites — Beto O'Rourke, Rep. Seth Moulton, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Michael Bennet

July 18, 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 18, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us...

SC Lede: Stranger (Nuclear) Things

July 16, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson (l) and Colin Demarest (r).

On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Aiken Standard's Colin Demarest to discuss the recent special report "Lethal Legacy," written by Demarest and the Post and Courier's Thad Moore, detailing how South Carolina is expected to be home...

Pretty Names and Eagle Killers: A Look at Invasive Plants in South Carolina's Freshwaters

July 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
L -R: Santee Cooper's Judson Riser, Casey Moorer, and Brian Lynch -- and a sampling of the invasive plants they contend with at Lake Moultrie.

South Carolina’s freshwater lakes and ponds are as vibrant as they come, full of pretty plants with pretty names like water primrose and water hyacinth. The only trouble is, these plants shouldn’t be here. They, and about two dozen other aquatic plants – some with more...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, John Hickenlooper, Joe Biden, Bill de Blasio

July 12, 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 11, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us...

Barry To Drench Parts of the Gulf Coast

July 12, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Tropical Storm Barry is intensifying as it moves slowly toward the Louisiana Gulf coast. Barry was located 100 miles southwest of the mouth of the Mississippi River, according to the advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center at 11 am Friday. The warm waters of the...

Tropical Storm Barry Forms in the Gulf of Mexico

July 11, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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The National Hurricane Center says the tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico is now Tropical Storm Barry, and it could become a hurricane before hitting Louisiana this weekend. Barry was located 95 miles south-southeast of the mouth of the Mississippi River, according to...

How the South Carolina Film Industry Stays Relevant Against Stiff Competition

July 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Connor Boulet
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The film industry provides much needed economic impact for South Carolina, netting $61 million in revenue for the state in 2018. The revenue is generated through the South Carolina Film Commission, which provides a $15 million dollar annual subsidy to filmmakers. The...

South Carolina Moonwalker Recalls Historic Apollo Missions

July 9, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
(April 21, 1972) Astronaut Charles M. Duke Jr., Lunar Module pilot of the Apollo 16 mission, is photographed collecting lunar samples at Station no. 1 during the first Apollo 16 extravehicular activity at the Descartes landing site.

A half-century ago, as the world watched in awe as Neil Armstrong took that "one small step" into history on the surface of the moon, a voice from Houston was his constant connection to humanity back on Earth. Earlier, however, as the landing craft neared its destination,...

SC Lede Summer School: Hurricane Party

July 9, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Hurricane Florence, seen here as a Category 3 storm on Sept. 12, 2018, approaches the East Coast.

This summer we're dedicating several episodes of South Carolina Lede to in-depth topics we felt needed futher exploration. On this first South Carolina Lede Summer School special, host Gavin Jackson examines the history of hurricanes in South Carolina. From Hurricane Hugo...

Likely Tropical Development in the Gulf

July 8, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Depression Likely To Form In the Gulf

A low that is over South Carolina and Georgia on Monday morning is likely to become a tropical depression later this week as it moves south into the northern Gulf of Mexico. There is a high probability (80%) that a tropical depression is likely to form by the end of the...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Sen. Amy Klobuchar, Jay Inslee, Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders

July 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio 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 4, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us to...

A Sizzling and Stormy Fourth Expected in South Carolina

July 3, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Megan Borowski
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Update Thursday 2:30 pm ET: Thunderstorms are blossoming across South Carolina at this hour. The strongest activity was noted on radar north of Columbia, near Rock Hill and Lancaster, where several Severe Thunderstorm Warnings have been issued. Another strong cluster of...

Lowcountry Diver Remembers Recovering Apollo 8

July 3, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by vhansen
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Bob Coggin was just back from serving in Vietnam as a diver in an underwater demolition team when he got his next assignment from the Navy: train to possibly recover Apollo 8. The first manned spacecraft to leave the earth's atmosphere and orbit the moon would soon splash...

There's South Carolina Gold in Them Thar Rockets

July 2, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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Forgive yourself if you can’t pronounce “polybenzimidizole,” much less know what it’s used for. But if you ever went to the moon, you were sure glad to have it on your skin. Familiarly, polybenzimidizole goes by the much more vocally friendly name of PBI. It’s a twill-like...

SC Lede: Lowcountry Roiled — The GOP's First Congressional Fight

July 2, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
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On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Caitlin Byrd to examine the 2020 battle for South Carolina's Fist Congressional District. Four Republicans have announced their candidacy for the seat, a sign of how focused the...

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