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Where does debt come from? How does it get so out of hand? And why is it such a difficult topic to discuss?

On South Carolina Public Radio's InDebted, host Scott Morgan explores the issue of debt in the Palmetto State, including medical debt, student loan debt, short-term loan services, financial literacy, and more. According to research by the Urban Institute on the amount of personal debt burden across the U.S., eight of the top 50 counties with the most debt were in South Carolina, with more than half of the residents living with excessive debt.

Join us for a deep dive into the factors that make our state one of the worst places for debt in the country and the stories of real South Carolinians living in this ecosystem of debt.

Interested in sharing your personal story with debt? Learn more about our InDebted Profiles series here.
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    SC Public Radio
    Driven by the fear of insufficient funds or unexpected life events, payday borrowers are forced to pay the loan fees before they pay basic living expenses. In this episode of InDebted, Scott Morgan takes in inside look at the short-term lender business.
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    Linda Nunez
    SC Public Radio
    Barnwell County, SC is a place of timeless beauty, but for many residents it’s also a place with no future for growth or work. On the third episode of InDebted, we explore how a lack of opportunities passed down through generations is the backdrop for one of the worst places for debt in the United States and how for many the only way to get ahead is to go somewhere else.
  • For decades, a college education was the “golden ticket” to the American Dream. On this episode of InDebted, host Scott Morgan looks at student loan debt in SC, especially how it disproportionately affects African American students.
  • South Carolina has some of the worst personal debt numbers per capita in the country. On the series premiere of InDebted, we begin our dive into the factors that have led to this with the way many people first experience debt: credit cards.
  • How much does debt affect your life? InDebted Profiles, a companion blog series to the InDebted podcast, collects the stories of South Carolinians' relationship with debt in an effort to destigmatize this topic. You can share your story anonymously through the form below.
Meet the Host
  • Scott Morgan is the Upstate multimedia reporter for South Carolina Public Radio, based in Rock Hill. He cut his teeth as a newspaper reporter and editor in New Jersey before finding a home in public radio in Texas. Scott joined South Carolina Public Radio in March of 2019. His work has appeared in numerous national and regional publications as well as on NPR and MSNBC. He's won numerous state, regional, and national awards for his work including a national Edward R. Murrow.