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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 has held many roles in his public radio career. 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.