Sean Birch

Director of Programming and Operations

Sean Birch joined the South Carolina Public Radio team in 2017. As Director of Programming and Operations for South Carolina Public Radio, Sean is in charge of day to day operations of the radio network, chooses the programming heard on the stations, and leads the creation of local radio content and podcasts.

Before moving to the Palmetto State, Sean worked in public radio in Jacksonville, FL, where he produced an award-winning talk show, co-hosted a tech help podcast, and co-created a 24-hour music station. Among other accolades, his work has been recognized by the Public Media Journalists Association (formerly Public Radio News Directors Inc.).

In his free time, Sean enjoys playing board games, collecting records, and watching old episodes of Doctor Who.

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The South Carolina Democratic primary came and went this weekend with former Vice President Joe Biden quickly being declared winner and several of his fellow candidates ending their campaigns soon after. On this editon of the South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard and The State's Maayan Schechter to discuss the results, the importantance of the South Carolina primary heading into Super Tuesday, and more.

Plus, the week's top news, trivia, and more!

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Thursday afternoon, the Senate will take some of its first steps to prepare for next week's impeachment trial of President Trump, just the third such trial in Senate history.

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Gov. Henry McMaster delivered his State of the State address Wednesday, January 23, 2019. Addressing a joint session of the South Carolina General Assembly, McMaster laid out his 2019 legislative agenda. 

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On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier Statehouse Reporter Jamie Lovegrove for a dive into the 2018 South Carolina elections, including the races for governor, congressional seats, and more.