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Primary Runoffs: What You Need to Know

June 19, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Jenna Schiferl
Row of voting booths.

The South Carolina primary elections are over, and there will be a runoff election for some candidates on June 26. Here’s what you need to know. Not everyone is eligible to vote in the runoff . The runoff is a continuation of the primary vote. If you voted in the primary,...

Narrative: The Big Red Barn Offers Help for Veterans Dealing with PTSD

June 19, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Laura Hunsberger
The Big Red Barn O

This edition of Narrative features an interview with veterans Dan Stover and Sheldon Bullock. Stover served in the Marine Corps during Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Bullock served in the Army during the First Gulf War in Iraq. As co-facilitators at The Big Red Barn in...

30 Years Later, the Legend of the Lizard Man Lives on in Bishopville

June 15, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Scape Ore Swamp.

The tale goes something like this: a young man gets a flat tire late one night in 1988 while driving near Scape Ore Swamp, and gets out of his car to change it. Then, from the shadows emerges a creature that’s green, wet, seven feet tall, with three fingers, red eyes and...

Technology Brings Doctors Directly to Nursing Home Residents

June 15, 2018 - Posted in Telehealth by John Lewis
Eleanor Grayson is examined with a telehealth machine in her home at The Village at Summerville.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 16,000 South Carolinians lived in nursing homes in 2015. Some nursing home residents can still be mostly independent, while others require constant care. Dr. Russ Blackwelder, the associate medical...

Kevin Bryant, Catherine Templeton to Endorse John Warren for Governor

June 14, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Jenna Schiferl
John Warren with Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant and Catherine Templeton at Columbia press conference.

Republican gubernatorial candidate John Warren has announced that he has received the endorsement of former competitors Catherine Templeton and Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant, a decision made only two days after the primaries. Associated Press reporter Meg Kinnard first broke...

SC Lede: Primary Hangover

June 13, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Jamie Lovegrove and Meg Kinnard (r) in the SC Public Radio studios

On this week's edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Meg Kinnard, South Carolina reporter for The Associated Press, and Jamie Lovegrove, statehouse reporter for The Post and Courier, to recap the results of the South Carolina Republican and...

2018 Primary Results

June 13, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Election Day

The following is a list of incumbents from the South Carolina House of Representatives that competed in the June 12 primary, and their results. Below that are the final results from all primary day races. Incumbent wins Davey Hiott, R-Pickens Brian White, R-Anderson Jay...

SC Republican Gubernatorial Debate II Transcript, Video

June 12, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Jenna Schiferl
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Below is a transcript of the second Republican gubernatorial debate with Lt. Gov. Kevin Bryant, Gov. Henry McMaster, former Lt. Gov. Yancey McGill, Catherine Templeton and John Warren. The debate was hosted at the University of South Carolina’s Drayton Hall on June 5, 2018...

Election Day: What You Need To Know

June 11, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Jenna Schiferl
Voting Poll Place

The South Carolina primary is rapidly approaching and for some, the process can be confusing and intimidating. Below is a condensed Election Day “how-to” that will get you up to speed with everything you need to know before June 12. You’ll first need to determine what...

Pianist Pedja Muzijevic Finds Challenge, Rewards in the Music of Mozart

June 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Pedja Muzijevic.

At home performing the sonatas of both Joseph Haydn and John Cage, Pedja Muzijevic is a versatile musician. Pedja’s skills as a pianist and harpsichordist make him an important part of the Spoleto Festival USA Bank of America Chamber Music Series at Dock Street Theatre,...

SC Lede: Governor Battle Royale, Part 2

June 6, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Seanna Adcox and Andy Shain (r) in the SC Public Radio studios

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson speaks with The Post and Courier's Columbia Bureau Chief Andy Shain and Assistant Columbia Bureau Chief Seanna Adcox about the final round of Republican and Democratic gubernatorial primary debates.

U.S. Premiere of Donzietti Opera at Spoleto Sets 19th Century Drama in Facist Italy

June 6, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Jeanette Guinn
Lidiya Yankovskay

Lidiya Yankovskaya is the music director of Chicago's Opera Lyric Theater. At Spoleto Festival USA she is conducting the U.S. premiere and Spoleto production of Donizetti's Pia de Tolomei . She talks with Jeanette Guinn about the opera, its production, and about learning...

SC Boeing Workers Vote to Unionize, A Rare Victory

June 4, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Jenna Schiferl
Photo of a Boeing Dreamliner

A small group of Boeing technicians at the North Charleston plant successfully voted to unionize on Thursday. According to The State newspaper, a group of 178 employees voted for a union by a 104-65 margin . This created what is known as a “micro-unit,” or a small subset of...

Lowcountry Bridge Reopens Early

June 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Traffic backed up on Coleman Boulevard in Mount Pleasant due to closed west bound lanes of Wando Bridge

A major artery connecting coastal communities to Charleston and beyond is back open, one week earlier than expected. South Carolina Department of Transportation officials made the announcement late Thursday and reopened the west bound lanes of I-526 to traffic Saturday...

Tree of Codes Receives US Premiere at Spoleto Festival

June 1, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
Spoleto Festival USA presents the US premiere of Liza Lim's Tree of Codes, based in part on Jonathan Safran Foer's book.

Among the featured operas of the 2018 Spoleto Festival is Tree of Codes , a 2015 work by Australian composer Liza Lim. The opera received its US premiere on May 26th at Dock Street Theatre, and is being performed there through June 7th under the direction of Ong Keng Sen...

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