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  • Hurricane Ian, one of the most powerful storms ever recorded in the U.S., swamped southwest Florida, flooding streets and buildings, knocking out power to 1.6 million people and threatening catastrophic damage further inland. A coastal sheriff's office reported that it was already getting a significant number of calls from people trapped in homes. The hurricane's center struck near Cayo Costa, a protected barrier island just west of heavily populated Fort Myers.
  • Hurricane Ian has made landfall in southwestern Florida as a massive Category 4 storm. About 2.5 million people had been ordered to evacuate the area before the storm hit the coast on Wednesday with maximum sustained winds of 150 mph (241 kph). The storm was heading inland, where it was expected to weaken, but residents in central Florida could still experience hurricane-force winds.
  • Jill Biden has hosted a White House reading by this year's group of National Student Poets. The first lady is an English and writing teacher who says she has turned to poetry at times in her own life to find the joy in other people's words. The five student poets recognized Tuesday attend high school in Washington state, New Mexico, South Carolina, Wisconsin and New York City. Each student read their winning poem. The 24th poet laureate of the United States, Ada Limón, participated. Biden also celebrated the program's 10th anniversary this year.
  • The South Carolina coast will experience tropical storm conditions through late week as Ian nears the region
Latest SC Lede Episodes
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    September 27, 2022 — A preview of what's before SC House lawmakers Tuesday as they decide what to do with the state Senate's version of the abortion bill; an update on Interstate 26 widenings and other transportation infrastructure projects across the state; the latest on monkeypox in South Carolina; and more.
  • September 24, 2022 — Sara Goldsby, director of S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, discusses the state’s current fight against the opioid epidemic, and we listen to more of your voicemails in an extended Wind Down section.
The Latest Episodes of the SC Business Review
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    Our state’s craft breweries have steadily increased in number over the past decade to the point that now they are ready to host their own festival. The South Carolina Brewers Guild will be hosting the largest ever gathering of the state’s breweries at the inaugural Best of SC Craft Beer Festival on October 15 in Columbia. Mike Switzer interviews Pearce Fleming, president of the SC Brewer’s Guild in Columbia, SC. He also happens to be the owner of Commonhouse Aleworks in North Charleston, SC.
  • South Carolina Business Review
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    2022 has been one of those years where it has been very hard for investors to make money. Stocks are down, bonds are down, and there have been lots of big ups and downs. Our next guest says that times like these can spring a few traps on investors. Mike Switzer interviews Bryan Ballentine, a certified financial planner in Greenville, SC.
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