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Solicitor Says Family Randomly Targeted in Child Kidnapping

February 17, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Charleston Mayor John Tecklenburg holds a press conference in the search for Heidi Tod

Charleston's top prosecutor confirms what many in the community have wanted to know. Did the family of a little girl kidnaped have ties to the suspect or were they randomly targeted? "To be crystal clear: there is NO CONNECTION between the victims in this matter and the...

02/16/18: South Carolina Public Radio Morning Newscast

February 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Vince Kolb-Lugo
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Listen to the latest morning news from South Carolina Public Radio for Friday, February 16th, 2018:

State House Week for February 16, 2018

February 16, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Russ McKinney
Former Rep. Rick Quinn talking with news reporters at the Richland County Courthouse

More fallout from the ongoing Statehouse corruption probe, and the S.C. Senate moves to give state regulators more time to consider SCANA Corp and Dominion Energy's request to continue to charge ratepayers for the failed V.C. Summer nuclear project.

Orangeburg Massacre: South Carolina and National Response to Tragedy

February 8, 2018 - Posted in HBCU Rising by Beryl Dakers
Police officers with guns

Representative James E. Clyburn sits down with South Carolina ETV to talk about the country and South Carolina's response to the Orangeburg Massacre. Clyburn also compares how the Kent State shooting of 1970, which occurred two years after the Orangeburg Massacre, received...

Former Charleston Mayor Teaches Class on the Making of the International African American Museum

February 8, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Victoria Hansen
Crowd listens to author Edward Ball speak at the Citadel

There's no slowing down for Former Charleston City mayor Joe Riley. The 75 year-old is as ambitious as ever, finalizing plans for the city's new International African American Museum. He's even teaching a class about it this semester at his Alma Mater, The Citadel. "I work...

02/06/18: South Carolina Public Radio Morning News Update

February 7, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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Listen to the latest morning news from South Carolina Public Radio, for Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2018:

SC Lede: SCANA, Amtrak, and Bye Bye Trey Gowdy

February 6, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Gavin Jackson
Host Gavin Jackson with The Post & Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and Andy Brown.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post & Courier reporters Jamie Lovegrove and Andy Brown to discuss their story about a breakdown of trust between state lawmakers and SCANA Corp., the parent company of South Carolina Electric and...

The Orangeburg Massacre 50 Years On

February 5, 2018 - Posted in HBCU Rising by Alfred Turner
Dr. Cleveland Sellers

On Feb 8, 1968, three South Carolina State College students were killed and 27 others were wounded by State Highway Patrolmen. Civil rights activist Cleveland Sellers and Journalist Jack Bass reflect on the events which many consider a stain on South Carolina's reputation...

Gov. McMaster: 2 Killed, 116 Injured in Amtrak Collision

February 4, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner and Vince Kolb-Lugo
Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher.

Update : Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher has released the names of the two persons killed in the collision. Amtrak engineer Michael Kempf, 54, of Savannah, GA, and Amtrak conductor, Michael Cella, 36, of Orange Park, FL, were both killed in the early morning...

Two Years After a Historic Flood, Farmers Continue to Recover

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Olivia Aldridge
Adyson Ashley holds one of the birds in her flock.

In September 2015, many farmers in South Carolina were looking forward to a promising harvest. The drought that began in 2014 had subsided in time for at least one crop to flourish remarkably well: by the time October rolled in, full, glistening fields of white cotton...

Columbia Native Recalls His Time as NASA Astronaut and Agency Head

January 31, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Bolden as astronaut.

Columbia native Charles Bolden has had a remarkable career: Marine fighter pilot, commanding general in Operation Desert Thunder in Kuwait, deputy commandant of midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy. Those distinctions are impressive enough, but he is best known for his work...

SC Lede: Tariffs, Shutdowns, and Drilling, Oh My!

January 30, 2018 - Posted in SCETV by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson and Jamie Lovegrove

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , Jamie Lovegrove, reporter for The Post & Courier, joins Gavin Jackson to discuss national news stories which could have major impacts here in South Carolina. Topics include the government shutdown, tariffs, the State of the State...

Dockless Bike Sharing System Looks to Improve Transportation at Furman, Spread Through Region

January 29, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
The orange Spin bicycle has become a familiar sight on the Furman campus.

Bicycle sharing systems have popped up in cities – especially tourism cities - in the past few years, but a new innovation being tested at Furman University may take transportation at the Upstate college to the next level. It’s called dockless bike sharing, and according to...

State House Week for Jan 26, 2018

January 26, 2018 - Posted in This Week in South Carolina by Russ McKinney
S.C. Governor Henry McMaster delivers his State of the State address, Jan. 24, 2018.

Gov. Henry McMaster delivers his first State of the State Address to the SC General Assembly, and as expected fallout from the V.C. Summer nuclear debacle is shaping up to be the dominant issue for this years' legislative session.

South Carolina Olympian Strives for Perfection

January 22, 2018 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Tut Underwood
Sandi Morris, a native of Greenville, won the women's pole vaulting silver medal at the Rio summer Olympics in 2016.

Greenville native Sandi Morris has been a natural athlete all her life. At age seven, playing around at her older sister’s soccer game, she offered a boy a quarter to race her, and beat him handily. The boy’s mother, who was sitting near Sandi’s parents, told them of a...

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