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The Hurricane Forecast Meteorologists Don't Want You to See

April 8, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Fewer hurricanes are expected this year than the last two seasons, according to renowned researcher Dr. Phil Klotzbach of Colorado State University. However, both of those seasons far outperformed expectations. Even Phil doesn't have much confidence in his forecast this...

Fetal Heartbeat Abortion Bill Heads to Debate in the SC House

April 5, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
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This year’s attempt by pro-life members of the state legislature to pass restrictions on abortions is centered in the House of Representatives. A bill that would ban almost all abortions if a fetal heartbeat is detected in a woman passed the House Judiciary Committee this...

LED Light Bulbs: A Bright Idea

April 4, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Linda Nunez
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When the “light emitting diode,” or “LED” light was first developed, it was primarily used as an indicator light in lab equipment. But as the low energy consumption of LEDs was observed, and costs for manufacturing LEDs went down, the new lighting technology found its way...

SC Lede: 2020 The Neverending Story - LIVE From Florence

April 2, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson with Jamie Lovegrove (l) and Meg Kinnard (r) at Seminar Brewing in Florence, SC, on March 28, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , recorded live at Seminar Brewing in Florence, SC, host Gavin Jackson gets an update about the 2020 election from the Associated Press' Meg Kinnard and the Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove. The three look at the current slate of...

Heavy Rain, Strong Winds Likely Tuesday from Coastal Storm

April 1, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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A coastal storm is forecast to form late tonight near the Northeast Florida coast and intensify as it hugs the South Carolina coast Tuesday morning. The impacts from the storm will be felt across most of the state, ranging from heavy rain and gusty winds over the Midlands,...

Energy Matters Dominate This Week at the S.C. Statehouse

March 29, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
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S.C. lawmakers had hoped to keep the decks at the Statehouse clear this legislative session to be able to focus on improving the state’s public school system. A major education bill has already been approved by the House. But matters regarding the state’s energy future are...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Beto O'Rourke and Pete Buttigieg

March 28, 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 March 28, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you...

Pondering Plastic - Wildlife, Bans and Trash

March 26, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
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He weighs less than five pounds, but Zazu had big belly problems when he was rescued off the Isle of Palms coast nearly three months ago. The tiny, green sea turtle had eaten plastic, all kinds of plastic; part of a balloon, clear sheets of plastic and material from a...

SC Lede: Sheriffs That Act 'Above The Law'

March 26, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
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On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with the Post and Courier's Tony Bartelme about the paper's "Above The Law" special investigation into questionable conduct by several South Carolina sheriffs. Bartelme and fellow reporter Joe Cranney sifted...

State Lawmakers Make First Moves For Possible Sale of Santee Cooper

March 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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After months of discussion about Santee Cooper, the SC General Assembly this week took the first official actions that could lead to the eventual sale of the state-owned utility. The State House of Representatives and Senate are considering Joint Resolutions that would...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sen. Bernie Sanders

March 21, 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 March 21, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you...

SC Lede: South Carolina's $9 Billion Pot O' Gold

March 19, 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 State's Maayan Schechter and the Associated Press' Jeffrey Collins to discuss the $9 billion budget recently passed by the South Carolina House of Representatives. They also look at the possibility...

Museums Ease Research with New Online Natural History Collections

March 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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A growing new website is now available that enables both scholars and the public to access photos and information about the natural history of South Carolina. The site, begun by the University of South Carolina's McKissick Museum with a grant, contains the collections of...

Smuggled Cell Phones Remain a Problem for State Prisons, But Progress is Being Made

March 15, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Just as business is conducted with cell phones every day in the Palmetto State, illegal business is also conducted daily - by convicts with cell phones smuggled into South Carolina prisons. The technology exists to jam these phone signals to stop the crimes - such as murder...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sen. Kamala Harris

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

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