Narrative

All Stations: Tue, 7:45 am; Wed, 5:44 pm | News Stations: Thu, 9:30 am | Classical Stations: Thu, 9:30 am

  Narrative captures stories of South Carolina through interviews and personal conversations. Begun as an initiative to document the accounts of people recovering from the historic floods that hit the state in October 2015, Narrative explores various themes—from ongoing disaster recovery to the state’s military history, to the journeys of individuals and communities working to better understand issues of race, ethnicity and identity, to the personal struggles and triumphs of those who call South Carolina home.

Narrative is recorded by South Carolina Public Radio and also uses selections recorded separately by StoryCorps for the station. If you have a story to share for Narrative, email news@scpublicradio.org. We are currently seeking stories from people affected by the 2015 floods or Hurricane Matthew and from military personnel and families.

Narrative can be heard Tuesdays at 7:45 a.m. and Wednesdays at 5:44 p.m. on all stations, Thursdays at 9:30 a.m. (News Stations) and 2:30 p.m. (Classical Stations). 

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Narrative: A Spoleto Festival After-Party

May 25, 2017
John Hagerty and his friend Susan Ravenel in Charleston, 2012.
StoryCorps

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, a unique oral history project that collects the voices of our times. When the StoryCorps mobile booth visited Charleston in 2012, John Hagerty and his friend Susan Ravenel sat down to talk about the Spoleto Festival, and some of the memorable moments from the early years, including a party hosted by John's mother, Mary Hagerty.

Narrative: Mama Doe's Contagious Laugh

May 15, 2017
Jane Marshall and Cameron Blazer, Charleston 2012
StoryCorps

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. When StoryCorps visited Charleston in 2012, Jane Marshall sat down with her daughter Cameron Blazer, to talk about her mother, Lois, Cameron’s grandmother, who was known as "Mama Doe."

Narrative: A Mother and Daughter's Journey

May 8, 2017
Dr. Felicia McGowen and her mother Hattie Williams, Columbia 2016
StoryCorps

This edition of Narrative features an interview from StoryCorps, an oral history project based on the idea that the stories of everyday people are the most important and interesting of all. Here, Dr. Felicia Williams-McGowen interviews her mother Hattie Williams, who donated a kidney to her as a child.

Narrative: A Reading by Author Ron Rash

May 4, 2017
Samples of Rash's personal archive, on display at the University of South Carolina Libraries.
Laura Hunsberger/SC Public Radio

This edition of Narrative features audio recorded live at the University of South Carolina Thomas Cooper Library, at a talk by South Carolina writer Ron Rash.

Clair DeLune and Benjamin Franklin V, USC professors and authors
StoryCorps

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.

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