South Carolina Public Radio

SC Lede: Shining A Light On Conversion Therapy

Oct 9, 2018
Gavin Jackson speaks with Mary Katherine Wildeman (l) and Michael Majchrowicz (r) in The Post and Courier's Charleston offices.
A.T. Shire/SC Public Radio

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier Reporters Mary Katherine Wildeman and Michael Majchrowicz to delve into their enlightening story “Taught to Hate Myself." The piece takes an in-depth look at the controversial practice of gay conversion therapy in South Carolina, where it faces no oversight or regulation.

South Carolina Public Radio's own Statehouse reporter Russ McKinney also stops by to quiz Gavin with South Carolina trivia in this week's Did You Know segment.

SC Lede: How Lindsey Graham Got His Groove Back

Oct 2, 2018

On this edition of South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson is joined by Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove to talk about about Sen. Lindsey Graham’s newfound respect from conservatives following his heated defense of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh last week. Graham’s lambasting of Senate Democrats over the handling of the hearing involving Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Kavanaugh of past sexual misconduct, has fired up the conservative base that for years has been leery of Graham.

A Minute with Miles
SC Public Radio/Mary Noble Ours

A few more words today about Johann Sebastian Bach, whose birthday was yesterday. Bach wrote enormous quantities of  profoundly moving sacred music. But the hallmark of Bach’s music, whether sacred or secular, is that it’s Always passionate.  

A Minute with Miles
SC Public Radio/Mary Noble Ours

Today is the birthday of Johann Sebastian Bach. The essayist Lewis Thomas, musing on the question of what signals earthlings ought to broadcast to outer space in case alien life forms were listening, wrote, “I would vote for Bach, all of Bach, streamed out into space over and over again. We would be bragging, of course, but it is surely excusable to put on the best possible face at the beginning of such an acquaintance. Any species capable of producing the music of Johann Sebastian Bach cannot be all bad.” 

WLJK's new transmitter sits in the equipment rack to the left of the old transmitter, which will now serve as a back-up.
Michael Gill/SCETV

The transmitter for South Carolina Public Radio's Aiken station, WLJK-FM, 89.1, had been in service for nearly 30 years, and it was time for an upgrade. Engineers from SCETV did that upgrade earlier this week, installing a new transmitter, moving and re-wiring key associated equipment, and upgrading electrical distribution for the transmitter (including back-up by an emergency generator).

Clair DeLune and Benjamin Franklin V, USC professors and authors

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, a unique oral history project that collects the voices of our times. Recently two local authors and professors at USC, Benjamin Franklin V and Clair DeLune, sat down to talk about their lifelong passions for music.

Jay Leonhart

Bassist Jay Leonhart is a highly sought-after session musician, a trio leader, and a one-man act. He got his start as a kid playing banjo and guitar with his brother in the '40s and '50s, and was inspired to take up the bass after hearing Ray Brown and the Oscar Peterson Trio. Leonhart has played with musicians from all genres and has been on the New York jazz scene for almost five decades. On this Song Travels, Leonhart brings songs and stories from his act and joins host Michael Feinstein for a duet of the Gershwin-inspired original tune "Problem."

Marian McPartland and Dorothy Donegan during the Piano Jazz recording session in 1983.
South Carolina Public Radio

This week Piano Jazz remembers NEA Jazz Master Dorothy Donegan (1922 – 1998) with an early session from 1983. Donegan's technical command of the piano was nothing short of breathtaking, and she was known for her onstage antics and flamboyance. In the house with McPartland, she attacks the piano—hammering away with her elbows and knuckles on "Darn That Dream" and "Stormy Weather." McPartland and Donegan play two pianos on "Lullaby of Birdland" and "Rosetta."

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