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  • Appellate arguments over a lawsuit challenging South Carolina's abortion law have been pushed into the new year. The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says oral arguments have been rescheduled for the last week in January. They had originally been planned for next month. Planned Parenthood is suing South Carolina over the measure that requires doctors to perform ultrasounds to check for a so-called "fetal heartbeat."
  • The South Carolina Senate has released its proposed U.S. House districts for next year's elections, which don't make significant changes in the previous districts. Preliminary analysis of the maps show the state would likely continue to elect six Republicans and one Democrat to the U.S. House with the new districts, which must be approved by the Senate and House and survive any legal challenges. The main changes are in the Charleston area, which because of rapid growth changed some areas in the 1st District now represented by Republican Nancy Mace to the 6th District, now represented by Democrat Jim Clyburn.
  • Attorneys for Alex Murdaugh want a judge to stop a lawyer suing him from publicly speaking about the massive legal entanglement Murdaugh finds himself in and recommend a panel that disciplines attorneys look into the matter. The request says attorney Eric Bland broke ethics rules when he suggested Murdaugh's attorneys can't be successful in defending him because they can't call in favors with judges or prosecutors.
  • A preview of winter is on the way to the Palmetto State in time for the Thanksgiving holiday, which will likely mark the end of the growing season for most.
Latest SC Lede Episodes
  • On this special episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 23, 2021, host Gavin Jackson is joined by his brothers for a test of who knows Gavin best. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lede!
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    This episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 20, 2021, features: information about a new lawsuit against the Biden administration over a vaccine mandate for healthcare workers; comments from South Carolina members of the U.S. House of Representatives about the censure of Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.; an update on the economy; and much more.
The Latest Episodes of the SC Business Review
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    We’ve entered the final quarter of 2021 and so far so good for our economy. Should we expect the stability and growth to continue? Mike Switzer interviews Joey Von Nessen, chief economist at the Darla Moore School of Business at USC in Columbia, SC. Joey also discusses USC’s upcoming Economic Outlook Conference scheduled for Dec 7, 2021
  • South Carolina Business Review
    SC Public Radio
    Retirement plans can sometimes be very confusing, maybe because there are so many types that involve a myriad of tax laws. Our next guest says that marriage and divorce can add even more complicating factors. Mike Switzer interviews Stephanie Vokral, a certified financial planner and a certified divorce financial analyst with the Financial Knot in Columbia, SC.
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This year, Walter Edgar's Journal celebrates 21 years on the air by offering encore episodes from our vault. On November 10, Dr. Bernard Powers joined in a virtual celebration of the Journal at 21, a conversation driven by questions from our listeners.
Watch the Zoom event Celebrating the Journal at 21
Listen to the Journal encores here...
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