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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 Gavin Jackson
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,...

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 Gavin Jackson
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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...

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