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SC Lede: USC — General Disarray?

Gavin Jackson with Russ McKinney (l) and Andy Shain (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, July 22, 2019.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Post and Courier's Andy Shain and South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney to discuss the recently-elected new president of the University of South Carolina, Robert Caslen.

Caslen's selection comes after Gov. Henry McMaster pushed board members to reconsider voting on him following a bruising selection process in April which spawned protests from students at the state's biggest university. Those protests returned this month, along with a no confidence vote from faculty, as well as complaints from donors and alumni over a pick they saw as unqualified to lead the school.

Then, Russ McKinney sticks around to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment.

Plus, the week's top news, campaign trail updates, and more!

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.