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  • A program in Charleston is trying to make the teaching profession more accessible to Black men, who are vastly underrepresented in classrooms in South Carolina and around the United States. Just 7% of America's public school teachers were Black during the 2017-18 school year although Black students make up 15% of the student population, according to the most recently available data from the National Center for Education Statistics. The program in Charleston, Men of CHS Teach, places new teachers in elementary classrooms even if they haven't participated in a student teacher program.
  • On November 22, 1963, Bennie Sulton suited up in his maroon and white high school football uniform. The 17-year old was a captain of the Lakeview Tigers in West Columbia. They were about to face Gresham Megget High school from James Island in a championship game. The two schools were a part of South Carolina’s Equalization program; providing an education for African-American students and maintaining “separate but equal” schools for white and black children.But instead of euphoria, Sulton and his teammates where dealing with a different set of feelings stemming from the realization that graduation meaning the end of football careers for many, desegregation ending the history of their school and also the death of Pres. John F. Kennedy.
  • A coalition of conservative-leaning states is trying to keep in place a Trump-era public health rule that allows many asylum seekers to be turned away at the southern U.S. border. Late Monday, the 15 states moved to intervene in legal proceedings surrounding the public health rule referred to as Title 42. The rule uses emergency authority to allow the United States to keep migrants from seeking asylum at the border, based on the need to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. The 15 states that filed the motion to intervene are Arizona, Alabama, Alaska, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
  • Georgia is set to become the only state to have work requirements for Medicaid coverage. Republican Gov. Brian Kemp’s reelection — and a surprising Biden administration decision not to appeal a federal court ruling — have freed the state to introduce its plan that would allow for a limited increase in the pool of low-income residents eligible for Medicaid.
  • Criminal charges have been dropped against a former deputy who was helping to transport two mental health patients who drowned while locked in the back of a van that was driven into floodwaters caused by 2018's Hurricane Florence in South Carolina. The van's driver, former deputy Stephen Flood, was convicted in May of two counts of reckless homicide and is serving nine years in prison. But authorities decided to drop charges against Horry County Deputy Joshua Bishop, who was riding along and didn't realize until it was too late that Flood was risking their lives. The two women had been involuntarily committed for mental health care and were being transferred for treatment outside Horry County.
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.
South Carolina Public Radio News Updates
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.