South Carolina Military and Veterans

Stories about South Carolina veterans, the history of the conflicts in which they served, and those on the home front.

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"I hope you're having a meaningful day."

That might be one of the better things to say to a veteran this Monday. You should probably avoid the common refrain, "Thank you for your service," according to someone who should know.

Baltimore Mayor Catherine Pugh is considering the removal of her city's Confederate monuments, as New Orleans did just days ago.

Newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, have a whole lot of ground to cover Monday: Between the long-standing conflict in eastern Ukraine, the six-year-old civil war in Syria and their own countries' tattered ties, the Russian president's stop at the Palace of Versailles promises plenty of difficult topics for conversation.

That's a fact Macron freely addressed in the days leading up to the visit.

Director and violinist Geoff Nuttall (far left) directs and hosts the Bank of America Chamber Music Series at the Dock Street Theatre, featuring the St. Lawrence String Quartet.
William Struhs, 2016

Spoleto Chamber Music Series Director Geoff Nuttall's eclectic approach to programming concerts at the festival has its roots in a record collection he started in his youth. Nuttall says that, while eclecticism is important to him, the quality of a program should never suffer "just for the sake of eclecticism."

Joyce DiCamillo
Joyce DiCamillo is a Steinway Artist

For more than thirty years, pianist and composer Joyce DiCamillo has led her own trio, which critics hail as “a compact unit that breathes almost as one.” A dedicated educator, DiCamillo appears in high schools and universities around the country and is a model for women in jazz. On this Piano Jazz from 2000, she demonstrates her considerable keyboard talents on "If I Should Lose You." DiCamillo and McPartland join forces for a rendition of "What Is This Thing Called Love."

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Dancer Bill T. Jones, one of the performers in David Michalek's moving-image installation Slow Dancing, which will be shown May 27 through June 8 nightly from 9:00pm to 11:00pm in Marion Square, Downtown Charleston.
Spoleto Fesitval USA

Nigel Redden, General Director of the Spoleto Festival USA, talks with Jeanette Guinn about the extraordinary range of offerings for 2017. 

Lola Jordan
Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio

Regardless of the uncertainty surrounding healthcare, one thing is certain, costs are continuing to go up.  Which is why many companies are developing ways help those in the healthcare industry get their costs under control.  Some of that technology is being built in Columbia, South Carolina, a nationally recognized hub for the healthcare IT industry.

Mike Switzer interviews Lola Jordan, president of Companion Data Services in Columbia, SC.

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Watch Women Shame Men Who Pee In Public

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An ad that came out on Monday has gone viral this week in India. The topic? Open urination and defecation.

It goes like this. A group of guys heads out at the break of dawn to relieve themselves in the fields surrounding their village. But, as they start to undo their pajamas, they hear a metallic beat.

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