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SC Lede: South Carolina Magistrates — Easier Than Becoming A Barber!

Gavin Jackson with Joe Cranney (r) in the South Carolina Public Radio studios on Monday, December 2, 2019.
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On this edition of the South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Joe Cranney to look at the controversial world of magistrate judges in South Carolina. These judges wield life-changing powers, but most of them don't have law degrees, undergo less training that police officers and barbers, and have remained on the bench despite disciplinary actions.

You can read Joe Cranney's investigation into South Carolina magistrate judges, written in collaboration with ProPublica, on the Post and Courier's site here

Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by 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.