Gubernatorial Debate Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.

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Wednesday evening on South Carolina Public Radio join us for the first debate between the candidates vying to become South Carolina’s next governor. Incumbent Republican Governor Henry McMaster and Democratic candidate James Smith will field questions from a panel of journalists about issues facing the Palmetto State. The one hour debate, from Francis Marion University, will be broadcast live, Wednesday night at 7:00. 

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Gavin Jackson (r) with Andy Shain (l) and Meg Kinnard in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, October 15.
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SC Lede: Nikki Haley Ghosted And Other October Surprises

On this edition of South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by AP Reporter Meg Kinnard and Post and Courier Columbia Bureau Chief Andy Shain to discuss Nikki Haley's suprise announcement last week that she will be resigning from her position as United States Ambassador to the United Nations at the end of 2018. They also look at the recent grand jury report on the South Carolina Statehouse corruption probe, and preview the first South Carolina gubernatorial debate this week. South...

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Florida residents still trying to piece together their lives in the wake of Hurricane Michael are missing one much-needed tool: reliable cellphone service.

Amid reports of ongoing and widespread outages, the chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Ajit Pai, is calling for an investigation of the problem. He's also calling for wireless carriers to waive October bills of Florida customers in areas hit by the hurricane.

After four days at the helm, former California congresswoman Mary Bono, who was picked to lead USA Gymnastics, resigned Tuesday. She was appointed as interim president and chief executive officer of the troubled organization on Friday.

"My withdrawal comes in the wake of personal attacks that, left undefended, would have made my leading USAG a liability for the organization," Bono said in her resignation letter.

For the first time, a writer from Northern Ireland has won the prestigious Man Booker Award. The prize, given to works of fiction written in English and published in the U.K., was announced at a ceremony Tuesday evening in London.

Dennis Hof, who used his celebrity as a brothel owner to launch a political career, was found dead Tuesday at the Love Ranch, one of several legal brothels he owned in Nevada.

Hof was best known for his reality TV show Cathouse that aired on HBO. But recently he stepped into the spotlight as an aspiring politician, vying for a seat in the state assembly. His primary victory over a three-term Republican in a rural district in Southern Nevada roiled local politics and made national headlines.

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for Tuesday, October 16, 2018. 



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The old Saudi Arabia was a place the United States often turned to in times of turbulence — when world oil prices were spiking or political tensions in the Gulf were spiraling out of control.

The new Saudi Arabia, under Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is now a key actor — and sometimes an instigator — in some of the region's most combustible events.


News and Features from APM and PRI

The Labor Department reported this morning record high job openings for the month of August, the highest since the Job Opening and Labor Turnover Survey was created almost 20 years ago. A large number of open jobs has ramifications for many different sectors of the economy. We looked at one sector with a lot of “now hiring” signs: transportation.

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How a company’s value is determined

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Uber could be worth $120 billion based on proposals from Wall Street banks for an initial public offering.

86: What it's like to live in 2043 ...

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It's getting cheaper and easier to make your house smart. That's exciting for many people. And concerning, too. Listener Jordan Parry got in touch a while back as her landlord was getting ready to install connected thermostats, keyless locks, water sensors and more smart features in her building — and she wanted to know about her right to protect her data. Enter another Make Me Smart listener, David Wilts. He's a tech consultant who adds these features to buildings, including his own home in Chicago.

When does the deficit start to matter?

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Corporate tax cuts from earlier this year have helped drive up the deficit, and lawmakers are debating ways to pay it down. We'll look at how the deficit works and how politicians like to use it. Then, the U.S. posted more than 7 million jobs in August. Why are so many of them in transportation? Plus, 10 years after the financial crisis, Americans are still less likely to own a home than before the crash. We'll look at what's keeping them out of the market.

The rise of renters

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Homeownership may be a key part of the American Dream, but rentership (yes, that’s a word) has become the norm in more of our cities since the financial crisis. In 2016 renters outnumbered homeowners in 47 percent of major cities, up from 21 percent in 2006, according to a new analysis from APM Research Lab.


South Carolina Military and Veterans

Stories about South Carolina veterans, the history of the conflicts in which they served, and those on the home front.

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The South Carolina Lede

Gavin Jackson and guests break down state political news and go inside the legislative happenings that could affect you, your family, and your pocketbook.

Walter Edgar's Journal

Walter Edgar's Journal delves into the arts, culture, history of South Carolina and the American South. All Stations: Fri at noon | News & Talk Stations: Sun at 4pm

ETV Endowment Internship Program

Now Accepting Applications for the 2019 ETV Endowment Internships at ETV and South Carolina Public Radio

On The South Carolina Business Review, Mike Switzer, focuses on news from the state's business community with interviews of small business owners and business leaders …

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