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The Road We Trod: The Impact of South Carolina's HBCUs on History, Economy & Future

By Thelisha Eaddy

Presidents of South Carolina's eight HBCUs

There are eight historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) in South Carolina. These institutions of higher education in the United States were established before the Civil Rights Act of 1964 with the intention of primarily serving the African-American community. In South Carolina, the oldest HBCU is Claflin University; it was established in 1869. Allen University and Benedict College in Columbia, were both founded in 1870. Clinton College in Rock Hill, was founded in 1894. South Carolina State University in Orangburg, was founded in 1896.

SC Lede: Trail Bites - Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris

By Sean Birch

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Leading up to the 2020 election, South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these weekly "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of February 21, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes you to campaign stops by Democractic presidential candidates Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) this week. 

South Carolinians Are Beginning to Get Real - IDs, That Is

By Tut Underwood

The Real I.D. is dentified by the gold star in the upper right corner.

Many people enjoy traveling by air.  But after Oct. 1, 2020, they won't be able to board a commercial airplane in the United States, UNLESS they have the new "Real ID."  The new ID will replace current drivers' licenses and ID cards, and will be needed for people to gain entry to certain secured federal buildings and all military posts, as well as to board planes. Lauren Phillips of the South Carolina Dept.

State House Daybook: Feb. 21, 2019

By Gavin Jackson

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State House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place.

Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage.

 

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State House Daybook: Feb. 20, 2019

By Gavin Jackson

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State House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place.

Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage.

 

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SC Lede: MOX Pit

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson speaks with Colin Demarest (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Friday, February 15, 2019.

On this edition of South Carolina Lede host Gavin Jackson speaks with Colin Demarest, reporter for the Aiken Standard, about the recently terminated MOX mixed oxide fuel fabrication facility project at the Savannah River Site.

State House Daybook: Feb. 19, 2019

By Gavin Jackson

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State House Daybook provides you with the information you need to navigate the South Carolina General Assembly during the legislative session. Each edition provides a snapshot of the legislative day with meeting schedules, agendas, news and other resources in one place.

Follow reporter Gavin Jackson's Twitter for the latest legislative coverage.

 

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TWISC: Race Relations in South Carolina

By Tara Shepherd

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This week host Gavin Jackson sits down with state Rep. Justin Bamberg, D-Bamberg, and Dr. John Dozier, Chief Diversity Officer at the University of South Carolina, to discuss the state of race relations in the Palmetto State.  

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El Niño is Here and it's Already Affecting South Carolina

By Jeff Huffman

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Scientists at NOAA's Climate Prediction Center have officially declared an El Niño. It is a natural warming over the water in the eastern and/or Central Pacific Ocean that occurs every 2 to 7 years. The El Niño is expected to be weak and forecasters at the government agency say there's only slightly greater than an even bet that it will even last through the spring.

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