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Special Coverage: March on Washington Anniversary

Aug 28, 2020
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Friday, August 28 , is the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech."  On this anniversary, NPR will offer on-line coverage of the Rev. Al Sharpton's "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" march, a name generated from his eulogy at the funeral of slain civilian George Floyd. His death at the hands of police drew people from all over the world into the streets, protesting police brutality.

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President Trump is accepting the Republican nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters are providing analysis of his remarks live.

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A lot of people see frontline healthcare workers as heroes in the coronavirus pandemic.

That might actually be kind of a problem.

Live Coverage: Republican National Convention

Aug 27, 2020
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Thursday, Aug. 27 - Follow live updates and analysis of Day 4 of the Republican National Convention. President Trump caps off the week with his address.

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Live Coverage: Republican National Convention

Aug 26, 2020
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Wednesday, Aug. 26 - Follow live updates and analysis of Day 3 of the Republican National Convention. Vice President Pence headlines the night.

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Cheedy Jaja

Cheedy Jaja grew up in Sierra Leone. He came to the United States to study medicine and became a nurse practitioner.

So it’s not much of a stretch to see what drew him back to Sierra Leone when the Ebola crisis broke out in 2014. He felt a call to go home and help.

He wasn’t prepared for the things he saw.

Charleston Suffragist Helped Save Historic Architecture

Aug 25, 2020

Susan Pringle Frost was born to a prominent Charleston family and seemed destined for a life of leisure until her father's fertilizer business fell apart after the Civil War.  She left boarding school to help her family, first by working as a secretary for an architect and then as a stenographer for the U.S. District Court.

"It seems presumptuous to say I understand Miss Sue, but I sort of get some things about her and I just admire her deeply," says Betsy Kirkland Cahill.

Live Coverage: Republican National Convention

Aug 25, 2020
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Tuesday, Aug. 25 - Follow live updates and analysis of Day 2 of the Republican National Convention. First lady Melania Trump headlines the night.

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State GOP Leaders: It's All About the Issues

Aug 25, 2020
SCGOP Chairman Drew McKissick during 2016 RNC in Cleveland, Ohio.
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Day one of the Republican National Convention was full of the expected, the party officially nominating Donald Trump and Mike Pence as President and Vice President for its presidential ticket, and the unexpected, surprise visits from both Pence and Trump.

State party Chairman Drew McKissick said, despite the significantly-scaled back production, members are still extremely engaged and excited.

“They are excited because of the things the President has done and the things that he will be able to do in another four years.”

COVID Inspires Lowcountry Chefs to Get Personal

Aug 25, 2020
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COVID-19 has caused many a business to adapt to changing circumstances in order to survive.  Such is the condition of many chefs in the Charleston area.  Since the advent of COVID has shut or slowed many restaurants, some chefs in the Lowcountry - and elsewhere - have found work doing private cooking for small groups or families right in their homes. 

Fact Check: Biden's DNC Speech

Aug 20, 2020
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Joe Biden is formally accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters are providing live analysis of his remarks.

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Voters with disabilities have always faced a lot of obstacles, but they’ve also always had a choice – voting absentee.

Now, a combination of the coronavirus pandemic and the politicization of the U.S. Postal Service is forcing a different kind of choice onto disabled voters – do they risk going out among people to vote during a pandemic or risk having their votes not count?

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Follow live updates and analysis of the Democratic National Convention. NPR will post to the convention blog, here, througout the day. Live coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. Wednesday's speakers include House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and former President Barack Obama.

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Follow live updates and analysis of the Democratic National Convention. NPR will post to the convention blog, here, througout the day. Live coverage begins at 9:00 p.m. Tuesday's speakers include New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former President Bill Clinton.

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An Unexpected Advantage of a Virtual Convention

Aug 18, 2020

In 1988, Catherine Bruce’s father attended the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia; she still has his program booklet. This Year, Bruce is following in her dad’s footsteps as she attends the DNC’s virtual convention that was supposed to take place in Milwaukie, Wisconsin. Bruce, a delegate for former Vice President Joe Biden, has attended the party’s national conventions before; first in 2012 in Charlotte North Carolina and again in 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. But this year, as a delegate, things were supposed to be different.

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