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SC Lede: Finals Week 2018

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (c) speaks with Russ McKinney (l) and Jamie Lovegrove in the SC Public Radio studios on Monday, May 7, 2018.

This week is the final week of the 2018 South Carolina legislative session.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier Statehouse Reporter Jamie Lovegrove and South Carolina Public Radio Reporter Russ McKinney to break down what the last three days of the session may hold, including the dozens of bills state lawmakers still have on their calendars.

They also recap last week's filibuster by state Senate Democrats over legislation regarding abortions, look ahead to the South Carolina primary elections in June, and more.

Driven Blind (Full Episode)

Drone shot of Dan Parker

Dan Parker, a world champion drag racer, struggles to adjust to his new reality after he is blinded in a fiery racing accident. Though visually impaired, Dan has not given up his love of working with his hands, or his love of racing. Driven Blind follows Dan’s single-minded quest to find meaningful work and to get back behind the wheel.

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

62 Days (Full Episode)

By Rebecca Haimowitz

Marlise Muñoz

Marlise Muñoz was 33 years old and 14 weeks pregnant when she suffered a pulmonary embolism and was pronounced brain-dead. Due to a little-known Texas law, the Muñoz family was forced to keep Marlise on life support against her wishes. 62 Days follows the Muñoz family’s journey from tragedy to activism as they fight to change this law, revealing the human toll behind a growing political trend.

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

The Sora

By Rudy Mancke

The Sora (Porzana carolina) is a small waterbird, sometimes also referred to as the Sora Rail or Sora Crake.

This species is found around fresh water marshes and flooded fields.

Painter Louis Bruce

By Scott Johnson

Painting tools

ETV Lowcountry had the pleasure of speaking with painter Louis Bruce from Port Royal, SC.

Lowcountry BBQ

By Scott Johnson

Ted Huffman, owner of Bluffton BBQ

ETV Lowcountry meets Ted Huffman, owner of Bluffton BBQ. Ted talks about his unique way of cooking barbecue.

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, May 2018

By Anthony Padgett

The Great American Read

Dear Viewers and Listeners,

In May, a new adaptation of Louisa May Alcott’s Little Women comes to public television. This timeless coming-of-age story follows the March sisters—Jo, Meg, Beth and Amy—as they journey from childhood to adulthood in Concord, Massachusetts, during the Civil War.

120 Days (Full Episode)

By Ted Roach

120 Days

After an unexpected traffic stop, family man Miguel Cortes faces an agonizing decision. Due to his immigration status, a North Carolina judge has offered Miguel 120 Days to get his affairs in order and self-deport to Mexico. Will Miguel return to Mexico, leaving his wife and two daughters behind, or disappear into the shadows of his adopted homeland? 

For more information or the press kit, visit reelsouth.org.

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