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SC Lede: Dark Money - The New Normal

March 12, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Andy Brown (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, March 11, 2019.

Dark money: What is it, who uses it, and hows does it affect how voters see issues and candidates? On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with The Post and Courier's Andy Brown about his in-depth report on the $6 million of dark money involved in...

Education Reform Is Critical To the State's Economy

March 8, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
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The S.C. House of Representatives this week overwhelmingly passed a major bill that overhauls the state’s education system. It pumps more money into the system, gives the state education superintendent more ability to take over low-performing school districts, and creates a...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sens. Cory Booker and Sherrod Brown

March 7, 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 7, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you...

Were You in High School in 1960? Researchers Think Your Early Education Could Shed Light on Aging

March 5, 2019 - Posted in Education by Thelisha Eaddy
Were You in High School in 1960

The “Lincoln School” was the first public school for black students in Sumter. The school was built in the late 1800s and started as a frame cottage with four classrooms. By the 1950’s, the school acquired an additional twenty classrooms, a cafeteria, a gymnasium, a library...

SC Lede: It's Academic - House Education Bill Debate

March 5, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Seanna Adcox (l) and Maayan Schechter in the SC Public Radio studios on Monday, March 4, 2019.

On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Maayan Schechter and The Post and Courier's Seanna Adcox to discuss the education reform package hitting the floor of the South Carolina House of Represenatives this week for debate. The...

Bills to Restrict Authority of Local Governments and Education Reform Debated at the State House

March 1, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
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The S.C. General Assembly is attempting to exert its authority over local governments in this year’s legislative session. The House of Representatives this week passed and sent to the Senate a bill that would stop local governments from passing regulations on cigarettes and...

SC Lede: 2020 A Year Out - LIVE From Greenwood

February 26, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson with Maayan Schechter and Jamie Lovegrove onstage at T.W. Boons in Greenwood, SC, on Thursday, February 21, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , recorded live at T.W. Boons in Greenwood, SC, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and The State's Maayan Schechter to discuss the growing list of Democratic presidential candidates and their visits...

Rain Chances Return Next Four Days

February 26, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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The sun was in rare form Monday across South Carolina. It was out the entire day! Much of the state has experienced a prolong period of gloomy skies since the middle of the month. Columbia, for example, hadn't had a day with more than 50 percent sunshine since February 14th...

The Road We Trod: The Impact of South Carolina's HBCUs on History, Economy & Future

February 22, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Presidents of South Carolina's eight HBCUs

There are eight historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in South Carolina. These institutions of higher education in the United States were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community. In...

South Carolina's Democratic Congressmen Call for More Time for Federal Gun Background Checks

February 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Former Charleston Mayor Joe Riley greets people following the press conference

House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn and Congressman Joe Cunningham have proposed legislation to close the so called, “Charleston Loophole” by extending the waiting period for federal gun background checks. Clyburn said Thursday he has the votes to pass it in the House. The...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris

February 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 weekly "Trail Bites" mini-episodes. On this edition for the week of February 21, 2019, host Gavin Jackson...

South Carolinians Are Beginning to Get Real - IDs, That Is

February 21, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
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Many people enjoy traveling by air. But after Oct. 1, 2020, they won't be able to board a commercial airplane in the United States, UNLESS they have the new "Real ID." The new ID will replace current drivers' licenses and ID cards, and will be needed for people to gain...

SC Lede: MOX Pit

February 19, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson speaks with Colin Demarest (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Friday, February 15, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede host Gavin Jackson speaks with Colin Demarest, reporter for the Aiken Standard, about the recently terminated MOX mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility project at the Savannah River Site. The MOX plan was part of a 2000 agreement with...

Growing Risk of Flash Flooding in Upstate South Carolina This Week

February 17, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Cyndee O'Quinn
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Keep the umbrellas, rain jackets and galoshes handy. The extended forecast in upstate South Carolina is for rain, more rain. And then, more rain. So much water may fall that flash flooding will be a concern, forecasters at the National Weather Service Greenville-Spartanburg...

El Niño is Here and it's Already Affecting South Carolina

February 15, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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Scientists at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center have officially declared an El Niño. It is a natural warming over the water in the eastern and/or Central Pacific Ocean that occurs every 2 to 7 years. The El Niño is expected to be weak and forecasters at the government agency...

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