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  • A revived Hurricane Ian is bearing down on South Carolina's coast and the historic city of Charleston, with forecasters predicting a storm surge and floods. Earlier, the megastorm caused catastrophic damage in Florida, leaving people trapped in flooded homes and was blamed in growing reports of deaths in the state. With South Carolina's coast under a hurricane warning, shopkeepers sandbagged storefronts in flood-prone areas and a steady stream of vehicles left Charleston for higher ground.
  • Rescue crews are wading through water and using boats to rescue Florida residents stranded in the wake of Hurricane Ian. Flooding rains continued falling even after Ian was downgraded to a tropical storm. It's center finished crossing the Florida peninsula Thursday and emerged in the Atlantic Ocean. Forecasters predicted it would return to hurricane strength and turn north toward South Carolina.The National Hurricane Center warned storm surge of 6 feet (1.83 meters) or more was possible from Daytona Beach, Florida, to north of Charleston, South Carolina. Rainfall of up to 8 inches (20.32 centimeters) threatened flooding in the Carolinas and Virginia.
  • Hurricane Ian has left a path of destruction in southwest Florida, trapping people in flooded homes, damaging the roof of a hospital intensive care unit and knocking out power to 2.5 million people. It's now aiming for the Atlantic Coast as a tropical storm. One person is confirmed dead and a Florida sheriff said he believes fatalities are in the hundreds. One of the strongest hurricanes to ever hit the U.S. is drenched the Florida peninsula overnight, threatening catastrophic flooding.
  • The Anne Frank Center at USC celebrates its first anniversary, acquires an important collection and praises Ken Burns's new documentary The U.S. and the Holocaust
South of Spooky is a lighthearted exploration of history and culture through the lens of local legends and their impact on communities across our region, such as the Gray Man of Pawleys Island, the unexplained hauntings at the historic Poinsette Bridge in Landrum, and more.

Join hosts A.T. Shire and Gavin Jackson as they visit these sites and speak with historians, authors, paranormal experts, and local citizens to see how these stories reflect our society’s values, ways of life, and personal histories. Listen here or subscribe in your favorite podcast app!
In their new book, Taste the State: South Carolina's Signature Foods, Recipes, and Their Stories (2021, USC Press), authors Kevin Mitchell and David S. Shields present the cultural histories of native ingredients and showcase the evolution of the dishes and the variety of preparations that have emerged.

Shields and Mitchell talk with Walter Edgar about true Carolina cooking in all of its cultural depth, historical vividness, and sumptuous splendor—from the plain home cooking of sweet potato pone to Lady Baltimore cake worthy of a Charleston society banquet.
Latest SC Lede Episodes
  • October 4, 2022 — A look at efforts to provide greater access to broadband internet across the Palmetto State; an update on the 2022 gubernatorial race; the latest on monkeypox; and more.
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    October 1, 2022 — Updates from the 2022 South Carolina gubernatorial race; details on the abortion vote the state House took this week and what could happen next with the legislation in the Senate; a look at the state's economic health; and more.
The Latest Episodes of the SC Business Review
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    Many ways of doing business changed during the pandemic. One of the most challenging was for real estate agents to find a way to let prospects physically tour a home without the agent being present. Our next guest says that that was actually an emerging trend before COVID and why his company actually launched that service in January of 2020. Mike Switzer interviews Anthony Kent, president of Cothran Homes in Greenville, SC.
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    Earlier this year, the state agency managing our ports changed its leadership and we thought you might like to meet her. Mike Switzer interviews Barbara Melvin, the new president and CEO of the South Carolina Ports Authority in Charleston, SC. She is the first woman to hold this position and the first woman to lead one of the top 10 operating container ports in the country.
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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.
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Walter Edgar's Journal delves into the arts, culture, history of South Carolina and the American South.

News and Music Stations: Fridays at 12 pm; Saturdays at 7 am
News & Talk Stations: Fridays at 12 pm; Sundays at 4 pm
Get weekly program highlights via e-mail.
News from South Carolina's business community with interviews of many small business owners, business leaders from around the state, and South Carolina's nonprofits.
Mon - Fri 7:51 a.m.