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Festival-goers Await Repairs to Riverfront Park, Columbia Canal

April 21, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
The stage at the eighth annual River Rocks Music Festival. Damages caused by the floods of 2015 forced the festival to relocate from its usual location at Riverfront Park.

On a sunny patch of open space along the Congaree River in Columbia, the eighth annual River Rocks Festival brought hundreds of residents out last weekend to enjoy the spring weather and learn about the conservation efforts of the region’s Congaree Riverkeeper and their...

State House Week for April 20, 2018

April 20, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
State House Week

The S.C. General Assembly has moved to cut SCE&G's nuclear rate, and prison violence sparks calls for action.

Earth Day a Reminder to Care for Land, Water, Air

April 18, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Aerial view of meandering tidal creeks and extensive pristine marshes in North Inlet Estuary.

Earth Day is held each April to remind people of the importance of caring for our world, according to USC Environmental Health Sciences Professor Joe Jones. He practices what he preaches, as he regularly takes his students outdoors to pick up trash that has washed into a...

Charleston's Tourist Season is in Full Swing in the Spring

April 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Runners and walkers wait in line for bridge run bibs at Charleston Convention Center

You know it’s spring in Charleston when the cars are thick with yellow pollen, as well as a colorful array of out of state license plates. Porta- Potties line the streets, novice runners sport bright, new shoes and college kids seeking sun and warmth stretch out behind the...

State House Week for April 13, 2018

April 13, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
State House Week

The SC Senate approves next year's $8 Billion state budget, and a major setback for proponents of solar energy in the state.

Williamsburg County School District Now Under Control of State Education Department

April 11, 2018 - Posted in Education by Thelisha Eaddy
 Superintendent Molly Spearman announces state of emergency in Williamsburg County School District.

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman declared a state of emergency in the Williamsburg County School District and will now take over day-to-day operations. During a press conference in Columbia, Spearman cited financial mismanagement, systemic programmatic...

Raising Charleston's Historic Homes in Hopes of Saving Them

April 11, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Contractor Gary Walters in front of 42 Rutledge Avenue

How do you raise a large, historic home? Better yet, how do you put it back down? Should such an old home be raised at all? All are tough questions in a city that until recently had never lifted one before. “There’s a lot of head scratching going on,” said long-time...

State House Week for April 06, 2018

April 6, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
State House Week

Action on the future of Santee Cooper, and the future solar energy industry were debated by the SC House of Representatives this week.

50 Years Later, Congressman Clyburn Reflects on King’s Visits to South Carolina

April 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Thelisha Eaddy
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., speaking in Kingstree, SC, May 8, 1966.

On July 30, 1967 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. was in South Carolina. He had tea at Septima Clark’s house in Charleston and later that day spoke at a meeting at the old county hall building on King Street. It would be his last visit to the Palmetto state. Nine months later,...

Singers Vie to Perform National Anthem at Ball Games

April 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
American Flag

"The Star Spangled Banner" is one of the most familiar songs in the United States, and rightly so, since our national anthem is sung or played at so many events, particularly sporting events. And with so many ball games and other events, there are many opportunities for...

Cell Phones Smuggled into Prisons Pose a State - and National - Problem

April 2, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Thousands of cells phones are smuggled into South Carolina prisons every year.

Thousands of cell phones are smuggled into South Carolina’s prisons, and those of other states, each year. This is probably the worst kind of contraband to be smuggled in, say officials, because they are being used to continue some convicts’ careers of crime from behind...

State House Week for March 30, 2018

March 30, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
State House Week

Fallout from the V.C. Summer nuclear fiasco dominated action at the State House this week.

Charleston Book Club Gives Veterans a Voice

March 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Kate Hudson leads group discussion for veteran book club

It’s a Saturday morning and a small group meets at the downtown Charleston County Library, their thick books cracked open to the same page of “The Illiad”, an epic poem recounting the final weeks of the Trojan War. It’s intense reading for 10 a.m. But the ancient story...

In the Long Slog towards Recovery, the SC Disaster Recovery Office Strives for Efficiency

March 28, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
The South Carolina Disaster Recovery Office provides services to victims of the 2015 floods and Hurricane Matthew.

For the past few years, we've brought you a lot of stories about recovery from the 2015 floods and Hurricane Matthew. Many people across the state might be wondering "isn't this recovery taking a long time?" As JR Sanderson, Program Director for the South Carolina Disaster...

"This Old House" Rehabs Classic Charleston Home

March 27, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
This house on Hassel Street in Charleston got a makeover for the popular PBS program "This Old House."

The popular series "This Old House" has been a fixture on PBS since 1980. It has filmed in many locations across the country, and now it has come to South Carolina. The show recently shot the renovation of a classic single-wide home in Charleston for broadcast beginning...

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