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  • The 1768 Charleston lighthouse
    Courtesy of Kevin Duffus
    This week, we'll be talking with author Kevin Duffus about his book, The 1768 Charleston Lighthouse : Finding the Light in the Fog of History.Charleston’s first lighthouse was established on Middle Bay Island in 1768. The history of the lighthouse, however, has been lost in a fog of misinformation. Kevin Duffus conducted extensive research for his book and has been able to reconstruct the history of America’s seventh – and tallest at the time – lighthouse. Kevin will tell us about the structure's distinctive architecture inspired by Charleston's St. Michael's Church, the ingenious Irishman who designed and built it, its variety of lighting systems, its involvement in three wars, and is tragic end.
  • Casper George Garrett and Anna Marie Garrett, who are known in the book as Papa and Mama, are seen with four of their children, circa 1897.
    Courtesy David Nicholson
    In his book, The Garretts of Columbia: A Black South Carolina Family from Slavery to the Dawn of Integration, David Nicholson tells the story of his great-grandparents, Casper George Garrett and his wife, Anna Maria, and their family.A multigenerational story of hope and resilience, The Garretts of Columbia is an American history of Black struggle, sacrifice, and achievement - a family history as American history, rich with pivotal events viewed through the lens of the Garretts's lives.
Latest Episodes of the SC Lede
  • Members of the Senate Finance Constitutional Subcommittee reveal the findings of the Interim Report of Findings and Recommendations on the $1.8 Billion Discrepancy in Treasury Balances and Certain Other Matters on April 16, 2024.
    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 20, 2024: the latest developments in the $1.8 billion discrepancy in a state treasury account; a Boeing whistleblower who testified on Capitol Hill over safety concerns about the North Charleston produced 787 jet; Congress’s upcoming vote on tens of billions in foreign aid; a discussion about the Ukrainian war with NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley; and more!
  • Dr. Joey Von Nessen, research economist at the University of South Carolina Darla Moore School of business, breaks down additional economic data amid strong jobs numbers and persistent inflation.
    On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 16, 2024: host Gavin Jackson has a preview for what’s on tap this week at the S.C. Statehouse; he revisits his interview with USC economist Dr. Joey Von Nessen, continuing the conversation about the hot economy and jobs report that came out for March; Nikki Haley has a new gig; and more!
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