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InDebted: Episode 3 — Barnwell

The town of Blackville in Barnwell County, SC.
Linda Nunez
SC Public Radio
The town of Blackville in Barnwell County, SC.

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.

More from InDebted, including additional reporting and resources, can be found here.

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.