Sunday, DHEC officials announced four additional presumptive positive cases of coronavirus in South Carolina, bringing the state's total to six.
Amid typical debate topics: the economy, education, housing, rural healthcare and national security, Tuesday’s breaking news of health officials warning Americans to plan for the spread of the Coronavirus in the U.S. gave seven of the eight remaining Democratic candidates the opportunity to show how they would lead during the growing international crisis and also the chance to attack what many of them called the President’s lack of leadership on the issue. MORE
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WGBH Morning Edition host Joe Mathieu spoke with South Carolina Public Radio reporter Thelisha Eaddy about how people in the state are responding to the race. The transcript below has been edited for clarity.
What Really Matters To South Carolinians
South Carolina voters go to the polls Saturday to have their say in the Democratic presidential primary. But as the nation focuses on the presidential race, residents in the state are talking about down-ballot races — and other issues that affect their lives.
South Carolina Public Radio's Thelisha Eaddy (@Thelishaeaddy) tells us why those issues are critical.
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What N.H. primary results mean for the 2020 race
What's the state of the Democratic presidential primary as candidates leave New Hampshire and set their sights on Nevada and South Carolina? Judy Woodruff gets reaction from Lauren Chooljian of New Hampshire Public Radio, Jon Ralston of the Nevada Independent and Thelisha Eaddy of South Carolina Public Radio. WATCH HERE
Leaning on His Backbone, Biden’s Soul of the Nation Bus Tour Swings Through Palmetto State
About two weeks ago, when Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden realized his showing in the New Hampshire Primary was going to be low, the former Vice President made a trip to South Carolina for a launch party. Surrounded by a diverse crowd of energetic supporters, Biden said despite poor numbers in Iowa, and similar expectations in New Hampshire, their fight was just beginning. MORE
75 Years Later, the Public Gets Access to Rare Images from Iwo Jima
Carrying the wounded to a make-shift hospital, taking communion, and traveling by sea are just some of the images revealed in never-before-seen films taken during the battle of Iwo Jima. These images are made available through a partnership between the history division of the United States Marine Corps and the University of South Carolina. The school's Moving Image Research Collections
(MIRC) is digitizing the films and making them available to the public online. MORE
In Orangeburg, a Museum Spotlights People, Events Crucial to the Civil Rights Movement
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Private Catholic School Increases Security, Diversity, Amid Controversy
After Six Months, Civil Rights Exhibit Set to Close
This Library Wants to Put Diplomas in the Hands of 40,000
In South Carolina, more than 570,000
people do not have a high school diploma. A Midlands Library is Trying to Change That