Culture

The Organs of L’Organo

By Aimee Crouch

pipe organ

Since 1979, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival held in Charleston has featured a series of pipe organ recitals each day for two weeks beginning on Memorial Day weekend. This year, there are 12 recitals featuring seasoned professionals and gifted young organists from across the U.S.  David Kiser, host of S.C. Public Radio's "On the Keys" and producer of "Pipe Organs of S.C." gives us a sampling of instruments heard in the series that are housed in some of Charleston’s most historic churches.

SC Lede: So Long And Thanks For All The Bills

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (r) speaks with Andy Brown (l) and Jamie Lovegrove in the SC Public Radio studios on Monday, May 14, 2018

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier Statehouse Reporters Andy Brown and Jamie Lovegrove to look back on the 2018 South Carolina legislative session.

While lawmakers managed to pass several high profile bills to the governor's desk this session, they will reconvene later this month and in June to continue debate over the $8.2 billion state budget and bills dealing with the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project.

See the Keepers (Full Episode)

By Sara Kaye Larson and Joann Self Selvidge

Richard Meeks

With unprecedented behind-the-scenes access at the Memphis Zoo, See the Keepers gets up close and personal with big cats, penguins, snakes, Komodo dragons, and their human caretakers. When Kofi the giraffe faces an uncertain future, the film bears witness to the complexity of caring for animals in captivity, and the love and fortitude of the keepers that care for them. 

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

Royal Wedding Watch airs on SCETV

By Ty Moody

Marriage of Prince Henry of Wales and American Meghan Markle

Go behind the headlines with host Meredith Vieira for the history, ceremony and traditions shaping the wedding of Prince Henry and Meghan Markle. Experts, commentators and guests join Vieira and U.K. host Matt Baker, while Anita Rani reports from Windsor.

The ROYAL WEDDING WATCH schedule is below:

May 14, 2018 at 10 pm 

Episode 1: A Wedding is Announced

Narrative: Turning Up All the Stones

By Laura Hunsberger

Brooke Howard and Barbara Howard, Columbia 2016

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project where friends and loved ones interview each other. At the StoryCorps mobile booth in Columbia in 2016, Barbara Howard spoke with her daughter, Brooke Howard, about her late husband, James William Howard, who was a "one in a million" father to Brooke and her siblings. Here, Brooke asks her mom to share some memories from the early years in their relationship.

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.

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