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  • The South Carolina Supreme Court has ruled a state law preventing anyone from moving a Confederate monument or changing the historical name of a street or building without the Legislature's permission is legal. But in the same ruling Wednesday, the justices struck down a requirement that two-thirds of the General Assembly must approve a move or name change. The ruling keeps intact South Carolina's Heritage Act. The 2000 law has prevented colleges and local governments from removing Confederate monuments or the names of segregationists from buildings. Lawmakers have refused to even take up any requests to remove monuments over the past few years even as other Southern cities act.
  • Health care workers and educators in South Carolina are doubling down on calls for lawmakers to roll back a provision that bans masks in schools. Pediatricians, school nurses and teachers on Tuesday described the toll the coronavirus pandemic is taking on students and in children's hospitals. They want lawmakers to repeal a state rule that prevents school districts from using state money to enforce a rule requiring masks. More than 88,000 students and staff have been quarantined this school year so far. Schools have recorded nearly 21,000 COVID-19 cases this fall, almost 7,000 more than they counted all of last year.
  • The Tropical Atlantic has had no shortage of tropical storms in recent days, but they have been weak so far. That may change with a tropical wave, called "Invest 98L" in a few days.
  • The Coronavirus pandemic has changed many aspects of daily life, including how people work, attend school and socialize. The virus, which has claimed almost 12,000 lives in South Carolina, is also having an impact on how many people mourn their dead. Within the African-American community, instead of observing days of culture-rich traditions, many families have settled for a scaled-back graveside service to celebrate the life of a loved-one.
  • The estates of two South Carolina women who drowned while locked in the back of a sheriff's department van during Hurricane Florence have filed a lawsuit alleging negligence by a company that created policies and procedures for the law enforcement agency. That's according to lawsuits filed last week in Horry County by representatives of 43-year-old Nicolette Green and 45-year-old Wendy Newton against Moseley Architects. The company consults with law enforcement agencies and develops policies and procedures. The women died in September 2018. Representatives for Moseley didn't immediately return an email message Monday.
Latest SC Business Review Episodes
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    Many years ago our next guest came to the US from Kazakhstan to get his masters degree from the University of South Carolina in computer science and since then he decided to stay and see if he could take what he learned to new levels in this land of opportunity. His latest endeavor is owning and operating a trucking company out of the Midlands that continues to grow and hire more people.Mike Switzer interviews Alex Abrashkin, CEO of Motor Supply, Inc. in Columbia, SC.
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    The pandemic brought many changes to our business community including positive ones. For example, in the gardening industry, some retailers saw as much as a 300 percent increase in their business. Bonnie Plants, the nation’s largest grower of plants for home gardens, estimated there were 20 million new gardeners in 2020. Our next guest has been right in the middle of that trend.Mike Switzer interviews Wally Steinhauser, co-owner of Wingard’s Market, in Lexington, SC.
Latest NatureNotes Episodes
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    The fall armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda) is a species in the order Lepidoptera and is the larval life stage of a fall armyworm moth. The term "armyworm" can refer to several species, often describing the large-scale invasive behavior of the species' larval stage. It is regarded as a pest and can damage and destroy a wide variety of crops, which causes large economic damage.
  • Today, at 3:21 p.m. EDT, is the Fall Equinox.
Latest SC Lede Episodes
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    This edition of the South Carolina Lede for September 21, 2021, features: a discussion about equity and infrastructure investment as Congress returns to take up trillions of dollars in spending; new data from Pfizer about giving young children its COVID-19 vaccine; and DHEC's Dr. Brannon Traxler on how the Palmetto State is handling the recent surge of the Delta variant.
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    This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 18, 2021, features: a report on families of disabled children and their concerns about an ACLU lawsuit against the state's mask mandate prohibition; a view from the medical frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic; updates about the monoclonal antibody shortage in the state; and more.
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Beginning October 2021, our broadcast schedules will look different as we say goodbye to a few programs, welcome new additions to our lineup, and move some old favorites to new times. Click here to find out about all of these changes.
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Amanda McNulty of Clemson University’s Extension Service and host of ETV’s six-time Emmy Award-winning show, Making It Grow, offers gardening tips and techniques.Making It Grow Minutes are produced by South Carolina Public Radio, in partnership with Clemson University's Extension Service.
Doctors, medical professionals and researchers from the Medical University of South Carolina are featured on Health Focus. Award winning public broadcaster Bobbi Conner hosts this series of health and medical features, covering a wide array of topics. Health Focus is a production of the Medical University of South Carolina in partnership with South Carolina Public Radio.