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  • Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his real estate company are being scrutinized in a criminal investigation. The probe is examining whether they misused any public money in their failed effort to build a new practice facility for the NFL team. The York County Sheriff's Office says state agents and local prosecutors are involved in the probe, which does not mean any crime occured. Tepper's company GT Real Estate is denying any criminal wrongdoing. I
  • President Joe Biden says Democrats should give up "restrictive" caucuses and move to champion diversity in the order of their presidential primary calendar. His recommendation deals a major blow to Iowa's decadeslong status as the state that leads off the process. In a letter to the rule-making arm of the Democratic National Committee, Biden does not mention specific states he'd like to see go first. But he's told Democrats he would like to see South Carolina moved to the front of the calendar, according to three people familiar with his recommendation who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss private conversations. He recommends that Michigan and Georgia move into the first five states.
  • The latest lawsuit alleging widespread misconduct across competitive cheerleading says officials permitted two choregraphers to continue working with young athletes after they were investigated for sexual abuse. Twenty plaintiffs have now brought allegations against various coaches since the founder of an elite South Carolina cheerleading gym reportedly killed himself in late August amid an investigation into abuse. Federal complaints filed in Ohio and five other states throughout the Southeast accuse the sport's governing bodies and leading competitive institutions of failing to protect underage athletes.
  • Since the recovery of sunken treasure began decades ago from an 1857 shipwreck off the coast of South Carolina, tens of millions of dollars worth of gold has been sold. But scientists, historians and collectors say that the real fortunes will begin to hit the auction block on Saturday in Reno. For the first time, hundreds of Gold Rush-era artifacts entombed in the S.S. Central America, known as the "Ship of Gold," will go on public sale. A few of the items from the pre-Civil War steamship, which sank in a hurricane on its way from Panama to New York City, could fetch as much as $1 million.
The Open Space Institute’s mission is to protect scenic, natural, and historic landscapes to provide public enjoyment, conserve habitat and working lands, and sustain communities. Over the past 40 years, the institute has saved 2,285,092 acres of land through direct acquisition, grants, and loans. Having begun by focusing on land in New York State, they have in recent years saved significant, complex, and large-scale tracts in South Carolina, Florida, and New Jersey through direct acquisitions.

OSI’s Vice-President and Director of the Southeast, Maria Whitehead, joins Walter Edgar to talk about the acquisition and about the Institute’s plans for land protection in the state.
Latest SC Lede Episodes
  • Jaime Harrison 2024 Presidential Nomination Schedule Dec 2022
    December 3, 2022 — A look at a potential new Democratic presidential nomination calendar and what it means for South Carolina; comments from former UN ambassador and governor Nikki Haley about the midterm elections; the latest unemployment numbers; and more.
  • Clyburn Face the Nation Nov 2022
    November 29, 2022 — The findings of Winthrop University's latest poll of South Carolinians on major issues; Rep. Jim Clyburn on the future of Congressional Democratic leadership; the state of COVID-19 and the flu in the Palmetto State; and more.
The Latest Episodes of the SC Business Review
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    We’ve all heard about the tight labor market and the resulting wage inflation that has occurred over the past few years. Now we’re hearing about layoffs, especially in the tech industry. Our next guest’s organization recently completed a compensation study for her sector in which nearly 500 nonprofit organizations participated. Mike Switzer interviews Mary Dell Hayes with Together SC in Columbia, SC.
  • South Carolina Business Review
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    If you are one of our regular listeners, you’ve probably heard us mention SC Launch, which is part of the South Carolina Research Authority, a public nonprofit organization funded by our state and corporations. SC Launch’s goal is to help provide seed capital and guidance to promising start-ups here and the way that normally works is that the start-up receives an initial $25,000 grant and access to entrepreneurial resources. Then, if progress looks promising, SC Launch offers to make an actual investment into the company, such as what happened recently with our next guest’s company which received $200,000 to help them further their mobile app business. Mike Switzer interviews Matt Hudson, CEO of Bildit in Indian Land, 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.

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