Special Reporting

Palmetto Scene to Offer Interviews to SC Federal Candidates

By G. Rawls

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SCETV’s weekly public affairs program, Palmetto Scene, is reaching out to qualified candidates for US Congressional Districts 1-7 and the US Senate seat to participate in a joint interview.  The interviews will be scheduled in the weeks prior to the general election and will air Thursday nights on Palmetto Scene

What is Human Trafficking? Understanding this Crime in South Carolina

By K. Park

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“Human trafficking does present a threat in South Carolina,” says Marie Sazehn.

Sazehn serves as an Assistant Attorney General who understands the crime and its implications.

“A lot of times when people think of human trafficking, it is something they associate with big Hollywood movies, like “Taken,” or something that only happens overseas, to people that live abroad, or that are smuggled into the country.  However, I assure you that South Carolina citizens are trafficking South Carolina-born victims in our state.”

Understanding Orlando a Year After Emanuel

By K. Park

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Almost a year ago to the day, South Carolina and the nation grieved what was possibly the greatest tragedy in the state’s history. In an act of senseless hatred, bigotry and racism, nine innocent lives were lost in a church in Charleston. Today, Florida and the nation grieve the deadliest attack in the nation’s history since 9/11- an act of hatred and bigotry. Early Sunday morning, forty-nine innocent lives were lost in an Orlando gay nightclub.

Hundreds of South Carolinians Gather at Reformation Lutheran for Candlelight Vigil

By K. Park

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Monday evening at 6 p.m., hundreds gathered at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Columbia, S.C. for a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of the Orlando shooting victims.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, were killed. At least 53 others were wounded.

Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS. The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in America’s history, and the worst act of domestic terror since 9/11.

The church served as a safe space where members of the community could grieve this horrific loss.