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  • Lullaby Project "pairs new and expecting parents and caregivers with professional artists to write and sing personal lullabies for their babies, supporting maternal health, aiding childhood development, and strengthening the bond between parent and child," according to the program's website.The University of South Carolina School of Music, under the guidance of cello professor Claire Bryant, is now a partner in the program.
  • Three coastal counties in South Carolina have been declared disaster areas from damage from this fall's Hurricane Ian, allowing people to get federal money for repairs and assistance. President Joe Biden approved the disaster declaration this week for Charleston, Georgetown and Horry counties after a request from Gov. Henry McMaster.
  • Sweet and confident are two words that best describe Crestwood High School junior Saravia Wright.The 17-year-old is a first-year student in the health science career cluster program at Sumter Career and Technology Center and talked this week about how she recently put into practice her new-found skills to potentially help save a Sumter School District teacher's life.
  • Each Thursday this November, South Carolina Public Radio presents Stories of Service highlighting conversations between veterans, active service members, and their loved ones from across the state. In this edition, Jacqueline Richardson Lawton speaks with her father Michael Richardson of Beaufort, SC. Originally from Jacksonville, FL, Michael reflects on the new experiences — and weather — he encountered while attending basic training.
  • A banker charged with helping disbarred attorney Alex Murdaugh take money from the legal settlements of clients has been found guilty of wire and bank fraud charges in South Carolina. Former Palmetto State Bank CEO Russell Laffitte was allowed to remain free on bail after Tuesday's convictions as he awaits sentencing at a later date. Each of the six charges he was convicted of in federal court carry a maximum sentence of up to 30 years in prison. It was the first trial related to the sprawling Murdaugh legal drama that has captivated true-crime audiences. Murdaugh's trial on two counts of murder in the shooting deaths of his wife and son is scheduled to start in January.
FILE - An aerial view taken from a Coast Guard helicopter showing the continuing effects of flooding caused by Hurricane Joaquin in areas surrounding Charleston, S.C., Oct. 5, 2015.
U.S. Coast Guard Petty Officer 1st Class Stephen Lehmann
U.S. Coast Guard
The signs are there: our coastal cities are increasingly susceptible to flooding as the climate changes. Charleston, South Carolina, is no exception, and is one of the American cities most vulnerable to rising sea levels.

Lowcountry at High Tide: A History of Flooding, Drainage, and Reclamation in Charleston, South Carolina is the first book to deal with the topographic evolution of Charleston, its history of flooding from the seventeenth century to the present, and the efforts made to keep its populace high and dry, as well as safe and healthy.

Author Christina Butler talks with Walter Edgar about talk about Charleston’s topographic history and the challenges it faces in the 21st century.
Latest SC Lede Episodes
  • Jim Clyburn Nancy Pelosi Nov 2022
    Rep. Jim Clyburn's Office
    November 19, 2022 — A look at the Congressional leadership shakeup in Washington and how it affects members of the South Carolina delegation; reactions from South Carolina leaders to former President Donald Trump's announcement that he will run in 2024; the latest unemployment data; and more.
  • South Carolina Legislative Abortion Debate Nov 2022
    Gavin Jackson
    SCETV/SC Public Radio
    November 15, 2022 — A look at 2021 crime statistics for the Palmetto State; a recap of the abortion debate in the statehouse and where things could go in the next legislative session; an update on the economy; and more.
South of Spooky is a lighthearted exploration of history and culture through the lens of local legends and their impact on communities across our region, such as the Gray Man of Pawleys Island, the unexplained hauntings at the historic Poinsette Bridge in Landrum, and more.

Join hosts A.T. Shire and Gavin Jackson as they visit these sites and speak with historians, authors, paranormal experts, and local citizens to see how these stories reflect our society’s values, ways of life, and personal histories. Listen here or subscribe in your favorite podcast app!
The Latest Episodes of the SC Business Review
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    After being introduced to fly fishing in Wyoming shortly after college, our next guest became enamored with the sport and eventually turned his enthusiasm into a business, a podcast, and a business alliance that seek to help those in that industry become more environmentally friendly. Mike Switzer interviews Rick Crawford, founder of Emerger Strategies in Charleston, SC.
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    When we were down at Daniel Island earlier this year to cover the Credit One Charleston Open women’s professional tennis tournament, we were intrigued by an ice cream cart we saw that was selling what appeared to be fried chicken. Of course, it was actually ice cream but in the shape of pieces of fried chicken. Upon further investigation we discovered that the owner of this business is a six-time James Beard Foundation Award semifinalist for Outstanding Pastry Chef and now she’s an entrepreneur. Mike Switzer interviews Cynthia Wong, founder of Life Raft Treats in Charleston, SC.
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Celebrate the holidays with these specials from SC Public Radio, airing on all of our Music & News stations.
See the complete list of programs here.
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SC Public Radio's Southern Sound Radio, produced in partnership with the Culture & Heritage Museums of York County, is a special limited series presenting Americana and bluegrass concerts recorded live as part of the Museums’ Southern Sound Series along with interviews with the musicians about the impact of the music of the Carolina Piedmont. Featured artists in this year's radio series include Della Mae, Chatham County Line, Ruthie Foster, and Steep Canyon Rangers.Support for Southern Sound Radio is made possible in part by Comporium Security.

All stations: Sat, 8-10 pm | November 5 - 26, 2022
South Carolina Public Radio celebrates our past and looks to the future with events, special programming, and more over the next year!
Sun, 8-9 pm | October 2 - December 25

A collaboration between South Carolina Public Radio and The ColaJazz Foundation, ColaJazz Presents is a special limited series featuring performances from a diverse group of South Carolina’s top jazz musicians, plus interviews with the artists offering intimate perspectives into their lives, communities, and passion for music. Join host Mark Rapp, executive director of The ColaJazz Foundation, Sunday nights, October 2-December 25, for a celebration of jazz from across the Palmetto State.

ColaJazz Presents concerts are engineered by Matt Buck.
Walter Edgar's Journal delves into the arts, culture, history of South Carolina and the American South.

News and Music Stations: Fridays at 12 pm; Saturdays at 7 am
News & Talk Stations: Fridays at 12 pm; Sundays at 4 pm
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News from South Carolina's business community with interviews of many small business owners, business leaders from around the state, and South Carolina's nonprofits.
Mon - Fri 7:51 a.m.