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Palmetto Perspectives: Racial Injustice

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Palmetto Perspectives is South Carolina Public Radio and SCETV's new quarterly program aiming to bring together a diverse group of voices to discuss the important issues facing the state of South Carolina and its communities.

In light of the protests that followed the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other unarmed black Americans, Palmetto Perspectives hosts Thelisha Eaddy and Adrienne Fairwell are joined by a panel of leaders from South Carolina’s African American community who will discuss these killings, the subsequent protests and how to overcome these tragedies.

This episode's panelists: 

  • Student demonstration leader and first-generation college student Lyric Swinton 
  • 2020 South Carolina Teacher of the Year Chanda Jefferson 
  • Rap artist and musician Benjamin Starr
  • South Carolina State Rep. Marvin Pendarvis
  • Benedict College President Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis.

This episode was originally broadcast July 8, 2020.
Watch an archived video of the program.

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Sean Birch brings his passion for engaging with listeners and delivering high-quality radio and podcasts to his role as Director of South Carolina Public Radio. Working with his team, he guides the creation of news and programming which informs, entertains and reflects the diverse population of the Palmetto State. He also chooses the national programming heard on stations and oversees the day-to-day operations of the radio network.