Victoria Hansen

Walter Scott's Family Hopes Officer Sentencing Sends a Message

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
June Scott holds a picture of her son Walter

It was a rare sentencing following a string of officer involved, racially charged killings across the nation. Thursday, a federal judge gave former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager 20 years behind bars for killing an unarmed man as he fled a 2015 traffic stop...

Can Chatbots Connect You to City Government?

December 8, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
North Charleston uses chatbot for customer service

Bratton Riley has a true appreciation of city workers, whether they're picking up our trash or keeping us safe. The 44 year-old has had a bird's eye view as the son of former Charleston City Mayor Joe Riley. But he knows not everyone shares that appreciation. Dealing with...

MUSC Develops Hurricane Health App

November 30, 2017 - Posted in SCETV Health by Victoria Hansen
Flooding from Hurricane Irma near Charleston Harbor

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season comes to a close this week, officially ending November 30. It was one of the most active and costliest to hit the United States, with 17 named storms and 10 hurricanes, six of which were major with winds of 110 milers per hour or more...

Bad Weather or Fewer Gators? A Look Back at the State Hunting Season

November 17, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Gator in the distance at Durham Creek, Berkeley County

Ron Russell has been catching alligators in the Lowcountry for nearly 30 years. Each fall, people hire him as a guide for the state's public hunt. But this year, he says gators, especially the big ones, were harder to find. "We've harvested the heck out of them with all...

Nation's First Mass Violence and Victimization Resource Center Opens in Charleston

November 9, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Dr. Kilpatrick speaks at the press conference following the Emanuel AME church shootings.

Dean Kilpatrick marks a milestone not by looking back, but by building for the future. He's the director of the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. As the center celebrates 40 years, it is also...

Edgar Allan Poe's Time in Charleston

October 30, 2017 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
A view from Gold Bug Island.

Whether you're walking down Raven Avenue or biting into a Gold Bug Burger at Poe's Tavern, you are certain to find plenty of Edgar Allan Poe treasure on Sullivan's Island. The elusive 19th Century writer has direct ties to the island. But they weren't discovered until...