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Spoleto Backstage: Punch Brothers; Shakespeare's Globe

May 30, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker speaks with mandolinist and singer-songwriter Chris Thile of the progressive bluegrass group Punch Brothers about their history of performing at Spoleto Festival USA. The two also discuss Thile's experiences as host of...

Spoleto Backstage: I'm With Her; 1927 Theatre Company; Paul Wiancko

May 28, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , host Adam Parker interviews singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sarah Jarosz about I'm With Her, a folk trio consisting of Jarosz, Sara Watkins, and Aoife O’Donovan. Sonatas and Soundscapes host Bradley Fuller speaks with...

Spoleto Festival Kicks Off with a Call for Unity through Art

May 27, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Shakespeare's Globe performs at Spoleto's 2019 opening ceremony

As welcoming as the cannons and confetti, summer temperatures that would stretch into the 90s sizzled on the steps of Charleston’s city hall. The 43rd annual Spoleto Festival opening ceremonies began on cue, with bells ringing, paper fans flapping and spectators seeking...

Historic Heat Expected Over the Holiday Weekend

May 24, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Jeff Huffman
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The Palmetto State will be sizzling this Memorial Day Weekend, and the heat could be historic. Record highs dating back to the 1950's and 60's are in jeopardy of being broken or tied in several cities by Monday. Triple-digit temperatures are forecast across the Midlands...

Six Flags Over Marlboro County

May 24, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Scott Morgan
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The Marlboro County Courthouse is a pretty unique place. The building itself is essentially a replica of Philadelphia’s Independence Hall, right down to the clock tower. The courthouse grounds are also host to a stalwart set of palm trees – and to the flags of six nations,...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sen. Bernie Sanders

May 23, 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 May 23, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you...

SC Lede: The Kingmaker's Sticky Wicket

May 21, 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 Associated Press's Meg Kinnard to discuss the latest news about the South Carolina Statehouse corruption probe and Richard Quinn, who at one time was considered one of the state's top political...

Spoleto Backstage: Piccolo Spoleto; 'Pay No Attention To The Girl'; 'Letter To A Friend In Gaza'

May 21, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Adam Parker
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On this episode of Spoleto Backstage , we learn about this year's Piccolo Spoleto Festival from Scott Watson, director of the Office of Cultural Affairs for the city of Charleston, and violinist Yuriy Bekker, concertmaster for the Charleston Symphony Orchestra. Host Adam...

First Storm of the Season Forms in the Atlantic

May 20, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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UPDATE 7 PM MONDAY: The National Hurricane Center has begun advisories on Subtropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season. In a special statement issued just before 6 pm EDT, forecasters concluded that data from an Air Force Reserve...

Spoleto Backstage: Previewing Spoleto Festival USA 2019

May 16, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Adam Parker
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The Spoleto Backstage podcast returns for 2019 to introduce you to the artists and people who make things happen at Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston. Join host Adam Parker of the Post and Courier as we speak to key figures and artists about their performances before they...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Joe Biden

May 16, 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 May 16, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you...

Citizens' Academy Teaches Public How State, Local Governments Respond to Emergencies

May 14, 2019 - Posted in Weather by Tut Underwood
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The past few years of historic floods and hurricanes has amply demonstrated how subject South Carolina can be to severe weather emergencies. To help the public better understand how the state reacts to and deals with these situations, the S.C. Emergency Management Division...

SC Lede: In-Session Suspension

May 14, 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 is joined by The State's Avery Wilks and The Post and Courier's Seanna Adcox to recap which bills were passed during the 2019 state legislative session, and, more importantly, which ones remain in a suspended state...

2019 Session of The SC General Assembly Adjourns - Several Major Bills Still Await Action

May 10, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
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In the final hours of this year’s session of the state legislature, Senate yesterday passed an economic incentives bill aimed at persuading the NFL’s Carolina Panthers to move it's headquarters and practice facilities from Charlotte to Rock Hill. A $250 Million investment...

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Pete Buttigieg Calls In To Gavin's Car

May 9, 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 May 9, 2019, host Gavin Jackson interviews...

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