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Due to our coverage of former President Donald Trump’s events at the South Carolina State House on Jan. 28, the SC Public Radio 50th Anniversary Open House and live recording of the SC Lede podcast has been rescheduled to take place on May 6.
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  • Founder and Artistic Director Lee Pringle reflects on the growth of the performing arts organization that has platformed Black classical musicians since 2013 and previews the festival’s February concerts being given in Charleston.
  • Alex Murdaugh's comments to police about his whereabouts around the time his wife and son were fatally shot may not have been accurate. That's according to video evidence presented by prosecutors Friday at the South Carolina attorney's murder trial. In cross examining one of the detectives who interviewed Murdaugh, his lawyer underlined that despite the gory scene of two people killed with powerful weapons at close range, Murdaugh didn't appear to have any blood on him. The 54-year-old attorney is standing trial on two counts of murder in the shootings of his wife and son at their Colleton County home and hunting lodge on June 7, 2021.
  • A circuit court must get more information from the South Carolina Department of Corrections regarding the agency's attempts to acquire lethal injection drugs. The Thursday order from the South Carolina Supreme Court means it could be four more months until justices decide whether a newly organized firing squad or the old electric chair are legal methods of execution. Four condemned prisoners have challenged a 2021 law that forced them to choose between the electric chair or a newly formed firing squad. South Carolina's batch of lethal injection drugs expired in 2013.
  • The State Supreme Court’s overturning of the state’s six-week, heartbeat abortion law earlier this month is still reverberating through the State House.This week Gov. Henry McMaster again criticized the court’s decision as did some conservative legislators, and a proposed new abortion law has already advanced in the House of Representatives.
  • Boeing has pleaded not guilty to a criminal charge in a case revolving around two crashes of Boeing 737 Max planes. A federal judge in Texas took Boeing's plea Thursday. The judge is considering whether to appoint a special monitor to examine safety issues at the company. It's an unusual case because Boeing thought it had settled the issue when it reached a deal with federal prosecutors two years ago. But relatives of some of the passengers who died are challenging the settlement because they weren't informed about secret negotiations between Boeing and the Justice Department.
Latest SC Lede Episodes
  • January 24, 2023 — A breakdown of details in the Alex Murdaugh case as the trial gets underway this week; comments from S.C. Attorney General Alan Wilson on a new troubling human trafficking taskforce report; a look at priorities of the state House Judiciary Committee; and more.
  • Josiah Magnuson SC House American Rescue Plan Debate Jan 2023
    January 21, 2023 — A recap of what's moving in the state legislature this week; a look at tensions between SC House Republicans and the House Freedom Caucus; the latest on 2024 presidential campaigns; and more.
In this week's episode of Walter Edgar's Journal, Richard Gergel details the impact of the 1946 blinding of Sergeant Isaac Woodard on both President Harry S. Truman and Judge J. Waties Waring, and traces their influential roles in changing the course of America's civil rights history.

Woodard, a returning, decorated African American veteran of World War II, was removed from a Greyhound bus in Batesburg, SC, after he challenged the bus driver’s disrespectful treatment of him. Woodard, in uniform, was arrested by the local police chief, Lynwood Shull, and beaten and blinded while in custody. Shull's aquital by an all white jury enraged Pres. Truman and Judge Waring.
The Latest Episodes of the SC Business Review
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    Not too long ago, most companies wanted a mobile app for their business. But today, the mobile app vs web app choice is not always a clear decision. If you survey startup founders, you will hear strong opinions on either side. The reason for the disparity is that the answer really depends on your business and the nature of your app. Joining us today to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of both choices is Katie Iannace, a business analyst with Designli in Greenville, SC.
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    The 7th annual German-American Business Summit is coming to the College of Charleston on February 8th and here to tell us more about the event is Knudt Flor, the former CEO of BMW and the current senior vice president for Innovation and Industry Engagement at the College of Charleston.
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