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  • State and federal law enforcement are investigating a wave of hoax school shooting reports across South Carolina. More than a dozen districts from Charleston to Greenville got phony emergency calls on Wednesday. According to Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott, at least one 911 caller faked their ID information to make it seem like the message came from inside Blythewood High School. Lott said that information forced him to send waves of deputies and to ask students and teachers to hide behind locked classroom doors. Everyone from the governor to police demanded serious punishment for causing such emotional harm and taking away a day of learning.
  • South Carolina's first full district to employ ABii robots to help elementary students learn is enjoying their company. And, oh yeah, learning a little something along the way.
  • Austin Lathren has seen run-down and dilapidated houses throughout the 19 years he's lived in Greenwood.Now, as a junior at Lander University and the City of Greenwood's administrative intern, he was given the chance to pave the way for dealing with these blighted properties."From Day One since I got here for my internship, they said this is your task," he said.The job was to take stock of the properties in city limits deemed unsafe for habitation, according to the International Property Maintenance Code. After that, city and code enforcement staff would help him draft a new process that would give the government more bite when clamping down on code violations.
  • Hurricane Ian almost derailed plans for one couple to wed in South Carolina on Saturday. Two families traveled to the island from Texas and North Carolina and were staying in neighboring Pawleys Island homes when Ian barreled toward the coast. Everyone gathered for a rehearsal dinner on Friday off the island but then couldn't come back to retrieve bridesmaids dresses and other gear after the storm shut off access to the beach town. A Good Samaritan on Saturday was able to bring the dresses, tuxedos and some decor to the waiting families.
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.
South Carolina Public Radio News Updates
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.