Conservationists File a Lawsuit to Stop Seismic Blasting off our Coast

By vhansen

People gather at the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston to support a lawsuit to stop seismic air gun blasting on the coast.

It may have been cold outside the federal courthouse in downtown Charleston Tuesday morning, but the crowd was fired up about a newly filed lawsuit to stop what’s believed to be a precursor to drilling off our coast; seismic airgun blasting.  The lawsuit claims the National Marine Fisheries Service violated the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the Endangered Species Act and the National Environmental Po

SC Lede: 2018 Year in Review LIVE from Charleston

By A T Shire

SC Lede: 2018 Year in Review LIVE from Charleston

On this special edition of South Carolina Lede, recorded live at Munkle Brewing Co. in Charleston, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier reporters Jamie Lovegrove, Thad Moore and Caitlin Byrd to recap the top stories of 2018. The group discusses the midterm elections, the upset in the 1st Congressional District, the ongoing V.C. Summer boondoggle, the future of education in South Carolina and other surprises of the year.

South Carolina Public Radio’s own Statehouse reporter Russ McKinney also drops by to quiz Gavin and the audience on Lowcountry history.

10,000 More Kids in SC Now Without Health Insurance

By Thelisha Eaddy


Data from a new report indicates the number of uninsured children in the United States has increased for the first time in nearly a decade. According to the Georgetown University Center for Children and Family, between 2016 and 2017, the number of uninsured children increased by about 276,000. In South Carolina, that number is 10,000. Joan Alker is Executive Director of the Georgetown center, she spoke with South Carolina Public Radio about why these numbers are important.

Virtual Reality, Simulation Tools Help Midlands Exercise Empathy Muscle

By Thelisha Eaddy

Richland Library staff preparing to use the new empathy lab.

Virtual reality and simulation tools are helping people in the Midlands "exercise their empathy muscle." Richland Library has a mobile empthy lab that travels to its various branches, giving customers the chance to "try on" someone else's life and see things from a new perspective.  In November, the My Life Experience Empathy Lab immersed customers into the life of someone who lost their job, was evicted and eventually bec

SC Lede: Nuclear Boondoggle - Billable Hours

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Andy Brown in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, December 3, 2018.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Andy Brown, statehouse reporter with the Post and Courier, to discuss the latest on the controversial V.C. Summer nuclear project. The Public Service Commission wrapped up three weeks of hearings on the failed $9 billion project, and will soon determine how much SCE&G ratepayers are on the hook for as well as whether the ultility can be sold to Virginia-based Dominion Energy.

Live Lede Taping in Charleston

By Gavin Jackson

Join us at Munkle Brewing Company in Charleston on Dec. 6 at 6 p.m.

The South Carolina Lede is hitting the road for another live podcast taping, this time in Charleston, where we’ll don ugly sweaters and recap the year in politics with the state’s top political journalists.

SC Lede: 'Minimally Adequate' - The State of Education in SC

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson speaks with Thad Moore (l) and Seanna Adcox (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson speaks with Post and Courier Reporters Seanna Adcox and Thad Moore about the paper's new series "Minimally Adequate," which explores the bleak state of South Carolina's education system. The series analyzes how factors such as segregation, lowered standards, and funding cuts have resulted in a history of subpar education in the Palmetto State.

The Fate of SCE&G's Nuclear Charges To Be Determined Next Month

By Russ McKinney

V.C. Summer Units 2 and 3 Aerial View, Jan. 2017.

The question of who will pay for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear reactor project is now in the hands of the seven-member S.C. Public Service Commission, the state’s official utility rate setting authority.

Last week, the PSC completed three weeks of contentious hearings on how much South Carolina Electric and Gas Co. should be allowed to charge its over 700,000 electric ratepayers for the abandoned reactors.  They’ve already paid in over $2 Billion.

Donate to the ETV Endowment on Giving Tuesday

By Coby C. Hennecy

Giving Tuesday

Dear ETV Endowment Member,

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide. This year's Giving Tuesday will take place on November 27th and will kick off the giving season by inspiring people to collaborate and give back.