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  • 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.
  • South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster is turning to an experienced friend to lead January's inauguration ceremonies for his second term. Bill Stern and his wife, Linda, will lead the Inaugural Committee planning the events. They include McMaster taking the oath of office on the Statehouse steps Jan. 11. This will be the third time Bill Stern and his wife have put together inaugurations. The South Carolina Ports Authority board chair, developer and significant Republican donor organized McMaster's first inaugural in 2019 and Gov. Mark Sanford's second in 2007. The 75-year-old McMaster won reelection in November with 58% of the vote.
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    If you’re looking for ways to save on your annual income tax bill, it’s not too late. Which is why, at this time of year, we like to check in with one of our resident financial advisors to get their tips. Mike Switzer interviews Jeff Wildes, a certified financial planner in Georgetown, SC.
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    Mike Switzer interviews John Warner, a serial entrepreneur and founder of Innoventure in Greenville, S.C. John tells us about feedback he received from listeners following his presentation to our state legislature’s economic development subcommittee.
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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.
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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