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Understand SC is a weekly podcast from The Post and Courier that explains important issues in our state as well as the context that gives it meaning. Hosts J. Emory Parker, Brooks Brunson, and Kelly Poe use the reporting resources and knowledge of the newspaper to help you better understand our state.

Understand SC is a weekly podcast from The Post and Courier that explains important issues in our state as well as the context that gives it meaning. Hosts J. Emory Parker, Brooks Brunson, and Kelly Poe use the reporting resources and knowledge of the newspaper to help you better understand our state.
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Understand SC is a weekly podcast from The Post and Courier that explains important issues in our state as well as the context that gives it meaning. Hosts J. Emory Parker, Brooks Brunson, and Kelly Poe use the reporting resources and knowledge of the newspaper to help you better understand our state.

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English

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Episodes

Hurricanes and forecasting

6/10/2019
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How do we interpret hurricane forecasts and what are the factors at play going into 2019's season?

Duration:00:38:35

Gentrification

6/3/2019
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If you live in downtown Charleston, you know about gentrification. Particularly in the 2010s, we've seen gentrification accelerate faster than ever on the upper peninsula as families sell homes they've had for decades and developers transform these neighborhoods.

Duration:00:30:53

Education

5/27/2019
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South Carolina is struggling to retain teachers, and our test scores, benchmarks and education system as a whole consistently rank toward the bottom of nearly every list out there. Jennifer Berry Hawes, one of The Post and Courier’s reporters behind the “Minimally Adequate” project, is on the show this week to help make sense of it all.

Duration:00:27:54

Changing demographics

5/20/2019
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South Carolina’s population has about doubled what it was in 1970. It’s now the 9th fastest growing state in the U.S. How are we experiencing these changes in the state and what does it mean for the future?

Duration:00:23:40

Interstate 526

5/13/2019
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It's a big, expensive highway project designed to ease congestion. But it also might not. And does it encourage the further suburbanization of our community?

Duration:00:22:36

Plastic bag bans

5/6/2019
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At least 17 jurisdictions in South Carolina have some sort of ban in place on single-use plastic bags, mostly up and down the coast. But they may not stay that way for long.

Duration:00:21:27

Housing affordability

4/29/2019
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Finding a home or apartment you can afford in Charleston and its neighboring counties indeed feels like a crisis to its many, many newcomers. But for those who have owned a home for a long time, there is no affordable housing crisis.

Duration:00:29:01

Corrupt sheriffs

4/18/2019
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Sheriffs in South Carolina spend thousands of dollars in public money on things like first-class flights, private chauffeurs, and even $10,000 at a single Golden Corral since 2015. It’s not clear whether or not many of these charges are totally legal.

Duration:00:25:32