SC Features

Scott Morgan / South Carolina Public Radio

If you’re the type who likes to say you knew someone back in the day, you might want to remember the name Kamron Venable.

Women Vision SC: Pastor Nannie Jefferies

Jul 9, 2019
Pastor Nannie Jefferies
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Pastor, Maranatha Free Church of Jesus Christ

Founder, Exec. Director, Angels Change Ministry

Women Vision SC: JoAnn Turnquist

Jul 2, 2019
JoAnn Turnquist
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President & CEO, Central Carolina Community Foundation; Former Chair,  Richland County Library

Women Vision SC: Minor Mickel Shaw

Jun 25, 2019
Minor Mickel Shaw
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President, Micco, LLC; Chairman of the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport Commission

Women Vision SC: Hope Blackley

Jun 18, 2019
Hope Blackey
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District Director, Office of U.S. Representative William Timmons (SC-04)
Former Spartanburg County Clerk of Court

Women Vision SC: Heather Holmquist

Jun 11, 2019
Heather Holmquist
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President, The Maritime Association of South Carolina

Women Vision SC: Elaine T. Freeman

Jun 4, 2019
Elaine Freeman
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Founder, ETV Endowment; Executive Producer, South Carolinians in WW II

Women Vision SC: Karen Alexander

May 28, 2019
Karen Alexander
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President and CEO, Auntie Karen Foundation; Producer, songwriter, author

Women Vision SC: Jennifer Gutierrez-Caldwell

May 21, 2019

Jennifer Gutierrez-Caldwell is the Director of Youth Services at Pendleton Place.

Women Vision SC: Inez Tenenbaum

May 14, 2019

Inez Tenenbaum practices law at Wyche, P.A. in Columbia and Greenville. She is the former Chairman of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the former Superintendent of Education for South Carolina.

Women Vision SC: Anita Singleton-Prather

May 7, 2019
Anita Singleton-Prather
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Also known as Aunt Pearlie Sue, Singleton-Prather is an educator, storyteller, and historian of the Gullah culture.

Bradley Fuller / South Carolina Public Radio

“If you’re afraid of getting into Shakespeare, start with the music.”

For Dr. Sarah Williams, associate professor of music history at the University of South Carolina, the sometimes-challenging task of understanding the works of William Shakespeare can be made easier -- and more enjoyable -- through music. A specialist in the popular music and culture of England in Shakespeare’s time, Sarah suggests that common notions about the playwright and his works often miss the mark.

Pondering Plastic - Wildlife, Bans and Trash

Mar 26, 2019
Voldemort, a loggerhead being treated at the South Carolina Aquarium's Sea Turtle Hospital
Victoria Hansen/SC Public Radio

He weighs less than five pounds, but Zazu had big belly problems when he was rescued off the Isle of Palms coast nearly three months ago.  The tiny, green sea turtle had eaten plastic, all kinds of plastic; part of a balloon, clear sheets of plastic and material from a grocery bag. 

The juvenile  turtle is the 23rd patient admitted to the South Carolina Aquarium’s sea turtle hospital because of sea debris.  He swims in a private tank next to 17 others now in recovery, including a 260 pound loggerhead named Voldemort who got caught up in crab traps nearly a year ago.

Ann Marie Luc was just a year old when her mother gave her away in Vietnam.   She was born to a Vietnamese woman and an American father serving in the Army during the Vietnam War.  She had been passed between several families and had four different names by the time she was 17 years-old.   That’s when she moved to the United States with a birth certificate she says was not her own.

“A lot them buy and sell us,” she says of the adoptive families.  “A lot them just use us to come here."

It would be decades before Ann knew she had a sister, born during the war as well.

Protestors against offshore drilling gathered last month outside Charleston's Federal Courthouse
Victoria Hansen

It’s a campaign promise made during an ad last fall as he treaded water in the Atlantic Ocean.  Now Congressman Joe Cunningham is swimming hard against the powerful currents of Washington, as he tries to make good and protect the South Carolina coast from offshore drilling.

The first time politician announced Tuesday he will introduce the, "Coastal Economies Protection Act", as soon as he gets back to Washington, to prevent opening the Atlantic and Gulf Coast to drilling and seismic air gun blasting. 

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