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Greenville Man Worked with NASA as "First Artist of Space"

February 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
In the 1960s, Renato Moncini attended every rocket launch at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy on his own time.

In the 1960s, Renato Moncini attended every rocket launch at Cape Canaveral/Kennedy on his own time. Here he readies his materials to paint one of the launches. Credit Courtesy of the artist. Greenville artist Renato Moncini is a native of Italy, but between his journey...

Change in S.C. Constitution Affects the Lt. Governor and the State Senate

February 1, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
S.C. Senate President Harvey Peeler, R-Cherokee (L).

When sworn in as the state’s new Lieutenant Governor last month Pamela Evette made history. She became the first Lieutenant Governor elected as a Governor’s running mat instead of running for the office independently of the Governor. The primary duty of the Lieutenant...

Sisters Born during Vietnam War Find Each Other while Searching for American Fathers

January 31, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Ann and Lisa (left to right) at the beach in Charleston

Ann Marie Luc was just a year old when her mother gave her away in Vietnam. She was born to a Vietnamese woman and an American father serving in the Army during the Vietnam War. She had been passed between several families and had four different names by the time she was 17...

SC Lede: Medical Marijuana - Medicinally Adequate?

January 29, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson speaks with Andy Brown (l) and Russ McKinney (r) in the SC Public Radio studios on Monday, January 28, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson discusses the future of medical marijuana in South Carolina with Post and Courier Statehouse Reporter Andy Brown and South Carolina Public Radio's own Statehouse Reporter Russ McKinney. Debate over the issue rages...

Gov. McMaster and S.C. General Assembly on Same Page for Education Reform

January 25, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
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Legislative Battle Over Medical Marijuana Ahead Members of the S.C. House and Senate gave Gov. Henry McMaster a number of standing ovations Wednesday night (Jan. 23rd) during his second State of The State Address. For the first time in years, a Republican Governor and a...

Elizabeth Warren Talks Economic Fairness, Affordable Housing and Gun Control at Columbia College

January 24, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Sen. Elizabeth Warren at Columbia College

Senator Elizabeth Warren spoke at Columbia College Wednesday night, during a question and answer forum. The potential presidential candidate spoke to a crowd of almost a thousand about fighting corruption, creating more affordable housing and ending the government shutdown...

Gov. McMaster Delivers 2019 State of the State Address

January 24, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
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Gov. Henry McMaster delivered his State of the State address Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Addressing a joint session of the South Carolina General Assembly, McMaster laid out his 2019 legislative agenda. Listen to the full audio of his speech below: Listen to the Democratic...

College Students Talk Tuition Affordability, Government Shutdown with Sen. Bernie Sanders

January 23, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Sen. Bernie Sanders talks with Benedict College students in Columbia.

One day after delivering a speech about combatting racism, poverty and war, Senator Bernie Sanders spoke with students at Benedict College in Columbia encouraging them to “think big, not small.” “When we live in a competitive, global economy, does it make sense to tell...

SC Lede: The 2020 Democratic Dating Game Begins

January 22, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Sean Birch
Gavin Jackson (l) with Meg Kinnard and Maayan Schechter (r) on Monday, January 21, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Meg Kinnard, South Carolina reporter for the Associated Press, and Maayan Schechter, statehouse reporter for The State, to discuss Gov. Henry McMaster's recently released state budget and the unity...

South Carolina to See a "Super-Wolf-Blood Moon"

January 18, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Stages of a total lunar eclipse,  July 27, 2018. The first image was taken not long after moonrise, image at the center at about the maximum, last image on the right at the end of the eclipse.

Sunday, Jan. 20, South Carolinians will get a rare treat from the sky, as three events come together to form what some are calling a Super-Wolf-Blood moon. A wolf moon is simply a traditional name for the full moon in January, and happens, obviously, every year. However,...

Governor McMaster's Education Budget

January 18, 2019 - Posted in Education by Alfred Turner
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Work is underway at the Statehouse on next year’s $9 Billion state budget which is expected to pump money into reforming the state’s public education system. Gov. McMaster sent his budget recommendations to the legislature this week. He calls for a 5 percent pay raise for...

SC Lede: McMaster's 4 Year Game Plan

January 15, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
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Gov. Henry McMaster was sworn into his first full term as governor last week and laid out his vision for the next four years. On this episode of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by AP Reporter Meg Kinnard and Post and Courier Columbia Bureau Chief Andy...

Casual Classical: SC Philharmonic’s "Beethoven & Blue Jeans" Concert Wearing Well after Twenty Years

January 11, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Bradley Fuller
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Traditionally, a night at the symphony has entailed dressing up. For performers and audience members alike, the sight of a sharply-dressed crowd is nearly as much of a given as the sound of orchestral music. But the move toward a more casual concert experience is becoming a...

Education Reform to Dominate 2019 Legislative Session

January 11, 2019 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
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After the first week of this year’s session, it’s clear that the top priority for the South Carolina General Assembly is improving the state’s public school system, something that education advocates have been seeking for years. In his Inaugural Address, Gov. Henry McMaster...

Late S.C. Hero Recalled World War II Exploits

January 10, 2019 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
T. Moffatt Burris, who died Jan. 4 at age 99, participated in numerous battles during World War II to help save the world.

South Carolina lost one of its heroes Jan. 4 when World War II veteran Moffatt Burris died at age 99. He was one of many heroes who helped save the world from tyranny in the 1940s. He fought to liberate Sicily and at Anzio to free Italy. But perhaps his most memorable...

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