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  • South Carolina lawmakers are considering a bill to let mental health professionals refuse to provide care that violates their religious beliefs in response to an ordinance banning conversion therapy for minors in the state's capital city.
  • Claudette regained tropical storm intensity early Monday morning over eastern North Carolina, but it's moving away from the Palmetto State. A separate cold front approaching from the west will boost the number of showers and strong thunderstorms on Tuesday.
  • South Carolina historians have found five forgotten cemeteries in Darlington County. WMBF-TV reports that the Darlington County Historical Commission and Clemson Professor Jim Frederick located the five graveyards near Dargan's Pond on current Clemson property. The experts identified two African American cemeteries, two Native American burial grounds and a graveyard that dates back to the Revolutionary War. The pair of Native American burial grounds could date back more than 500 years.
  • A South Carolina newspaper is suing the police agencies investigating the shooting deaths of a mother and son from one of South Carolina's prominent legal families. The Post and Courier in Charleston reports that it filed the lawsuit Thursday against the State Law Enforcement Division and the Colleton County Sheriff's Office. The newspaper argues that authorities violated public records law by refusing to release 911 calls and police reports.
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On this episode of Spoleto Backstage, we present a world premiere performance by oboist James Austin Smith. He also joins us to share the backstory of the piece by composer Sigfried Thiele, discuss life as a musician during the pandemic, and celebrate his return to Spoleto Festival USA.
Latest SC Business Review Episodes
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    Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur whose insights are published online at Medium under the title “Control Your Destiny”. He is based in Greenville, S.C.
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    During the pandemic, employees and employers were forced to rush to adapt to new technologies and health protocols, and our next guest says that as a result, workplace communication suffered. And so she helped lead a study on this topic involving communication management professionals in companies across the US. And, the results are in.Mike Switzer interviews Dr. Shannon Bowen, a professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina.
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Latest SC Lede Episodes
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    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 19, 2021, we look at the finalized state budget SC lawmakers agreed to this week, take the pulse of the Palmetto State's economic recovery, hear the latest on the highly contagious Delta variant of COVID-19, and more.
  • This episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 15, 2021, features: a look at Vice President Kamala Harris' visit to Greenville, SC this week; what's being done to curb drug use and abuse in the Palmetto State; Spoleto Festival USA General Director Nigel Redden's final festival; and more.
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