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Charleston Authors Hold onto Hope for Racial Reconcilation

July 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Crews work to remove the statue of John C. Calhoun from Charleston's Marion Square.  June 24, 2020.

In the months following the unimaginable church massacre at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, a poet, a journalist and an historian came together to write a book. They wanted to explain to a nation not only what happened, but why. Why were nine Black parishioners...

Spartanburg County Mask Resolution is Symbolic but Hopeful

July 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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On Thursday morning, the Spartanburg County Council held a special meeting to vote on whether to ask residents and visitors to wear face coverings – not just masks – at grocery stores and pharmacies in the county. The resolution adopted 3-1 was largely symbolic, as most...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — I'll Take 'Masks' For One Trillion, Alex

July 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 2, 2020, host Gavin Jackson brings you the latest data on the Palmetto State's growing number of COVID-19 cases, what the second half of the year may look like economically, thoughts from Gov. Henry McMaster concerning...

At This Intersection in Downtown Columbia, The Rollin Sisters Fought For the Vote

June 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Views from Sumter and Senate streets in Downtown Columbia

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, which gave women the right to vote, South Carolina Public Radio and South Carolina ETV are broadcasting the series Sisterhood: South Carolina Suffragists. The series looks at how local women played...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — And Then There Were Three

June 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Governor McMaster COVID-19 press conference - June 26, 2020

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 30, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Maya T. Prabhu to take an in-depth look at Georgia’s new hate crimes law. We also hear from South Carolina public health officials about...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Masking The Problem

June 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 27, 2020, host Gavin Jackson brings you a look at the cities that are and aren’t issuing face mask requirements along with the Gov. Henry McMaster's thoughts on a statewide ordinance. Plus, we catch you up on the latest...

Calhoun Statue Overlooking Charleston Takes Time to Come Down

June 25, 2020 - Posted in History by Victoria Hansen
People rush to see the face of John C. Calhoun as the statue is taken down after more than 124 years.  June 24, 2020

It’s been nearly impossible to see the face of John C. Calhoun perched atop a more than 100- foot pedestal over the Charleston city skyline for 124 years, but now the likeness of the South Carolina statesman is gone. It took time to take down. Calhoun was a former State...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Down Goes Johnny

June 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
After a 17-hour process, the statue of John C. Calhoun in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, was removed on June 24, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 25, 2020, host Gavin Jackson brings you an account of the removal of the John C. Calhoun statue from Charleston's Marion Square, a look at moves by two of the state’s biggest cities to mandate mask usage in certain places...

Statue of John C. Calhoun Comes Down in Charleston

June 24, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
John C. Calhoun statue is set down before a cheering crowd

A statue of John C. Calhoun has stood atop a perch of more than one hundred feet over Marion Square for 124 years and it was no easy task taking the likeness down. Calhoun was a former State Senator and Vice President of the United States. But he was also well known as an...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 1,000 Cases A Day Keeps The Normalcy Away

June 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
SLED Chief Mark Keel speaks about law enforcement practices and praised Sen. Tim Scott's police reform bill

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 23, 2020, we look at Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) JUSTICE Act and related issues at the state level, hear from a lawyer about worker’s compensation issues during these COVID-19 times, and get more info from one of DHEC’s top...

How 2020 Almost Killed Greenville Tech’s New Black Students Initiative. Almost.

June 22, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Back in January, South Carolina Public Radio spoke to Dr. Alecia Watt, the director of Greenville Technical College’s Educational Opportunity Program, about the school’s initiative to identify and retain African-American male students who were at risk of dropping out. The...

SC Continues to See Record Number of New Cases Of COVID-19

June 22, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
SC Gov. Henry McMaster (right) at Fibertex Nonwoven facility in Laurens County, June 5, 2020

New cases of the coronavirus are soaring in the state causing a new set of challenges for state and local officials. For the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Carolina saw relatively low numbers of cases attributed to a series of state mandates ordering...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Cruel Summer

June 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson and SC Lede horticulturalist Brinton Fox on June 19, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 20, 2020, we examine the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision this week prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ employees, as well as the latest unemployment data, and the link between stress and alcohol abuse during...

Juneteenth Brings Two Calls for Name Changes in Rock Hill

June 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Two calls to change names tied to the Confederacy occurred in Rock Hill Friday. One was the call by the Winthrop University Board of Trustees to change the name of Tillman Hall back to Main Hall – a move echoing this exact call at Clemson University last week and similar to...

Educators Consider COVID's Effects on Higher Education

June 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
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The coronavirus has changed life for everyone - from washing hands frequently to wearing masks to keeping social distance - and every segment of our society. The realm of higher education is no different. According to Clemson University Dean of Education George Peterson,...

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