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Beyond the Headlines this week was a look at Bob Caslen since resigning as president of the University of South Carolina amid a plagarism scandal. The event features Reporter Jessica Holdman and Managing Editor of The Post and Courier Columbia, Andy Shain, discussing the latest on the story.…

Beyond the Headlines: The Greenland Connection is a glimpse into the behind-the-scenes moments of this special report which connects the events happening in Greenland with what's happening in South Carolina nearly 3,000 miles away. The event features Watchdog/Public Service Editor Glenn Smit…

Beyond the Headlines: Spartanburg Business & Development is a look at business in Spartanburg County, from City Council's decision to keep a portion of West Main Street closed to other growth & development news in the area. This event features The Post and Courier Spartanburg's Manag…

Beyond the Headlines: Uncovered, Part III is a look at how public officials from across the state get away with refusing to pay their ethics fines and how that fosters a culture of corruption and abuse. The event features Watchdog/Public Service Editor Glenn Smith, Investigative Reporter Jos…

Beyond the Headlines: Raven Saunders' Olympic Journey shares the story of the Burke High School graduate and her 2020 Tokyo Olympics silver medal win. This event features College Sports Editor and Sports Columnist, Gene Sapakoff, and Sports Reporter Jeff Hartsell. Recorded 8/27/21.

Children across South Carolina are returning to school, some in-person for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic began. "Beyond the Headlines: SC Goes Back to School" speaks to the state of education as students return and discusses what schools can expect this year.

Beyond the Headlines: What's next with COVID-19 in SC is a discussion on the rising COVID-19 infections in the state and what might come next. The event features Health & Science Editor Lauren Sausser. Moderated by The Post and Courier Executive Editor Mitch Pugh. Recorded 8/12/21.

In Beyond the Headlines: Clemson and USC Athletics Preview, University of South Carolina Gamecocks beat writer David Cloninger and Clemson sports reporter Jon Blau talk about the upcoming season and their new newsletters. Each bring a unique perspective and style and will talk in-depth on th…

Beyond the Headlines: The "Mistaken Uber" Murder Trial is a look inside the trial of Nathaniel Rowland, charged with the murder of University of South Carolina senior Samantha Josephson. The event features Columbia Local Government Reporter Stephen Fastenau and The Post and Courier Columbia …

Beyond the Headlines: Greenville's Riverside Revisions is a discussion on the continuing evolution in the Upstate. Learn more about the updates, construction projects, and openings happening in Greenville. This event features The Post and Courier Greenville’s Managing Editor, Ryan Gilchrest,…

Beyond the Headlines: MUSC's Midlands Expansion is a discussion on how the state-owned hospital will shape medical care and competition across South Carolina. The event features Reporter Jessica Holdman and The Post and Courier Columbia Managing Editor, Andy Shain. Recorded 7/14/21.

Beyond the Headlines: The Faye Swetlik Story shares new information on the killing of the Cayce first grader and discusses the questions that still linger in the case a year later. The event features Reporter Jessica Holdman and The Post and Courier Columbia Managing Editor, Andy Shain. Reco…

Beyond the Headlines: The Murdaugh Case is a look into the murders of two members of the prominent Murdaugh family shot dead in rural Colleton County in early June. Since then, information about what happened has been scarce while rumors have spread quickly. Watchdog and Public Service Repor…

Beyond the Headlines: Myrtle Beach's Summer Tourism is a look at the severe staffing shortages affecting the nation and the Myrtle Beach area's ability to adapt to the millions of visitors it sees each summer. Special Guest Dr. Rob Salvino from Coastal Carolina University joins Local Editor …

Beyond the Headlines: Order Up! discusses the reopening of Columbia-area restaurants after months in lockdown over the pandemic. The event features The Post and Courier Columbia's Managing Editor Andy Shain as well as Free Times Food and News Writer, David Clarey. Recorded 6/17/21.

Beyond the Headlines: Rural Vaccinations in SC discusses the latest on this topic. Less than 40% of South Carolina residents are full vaccinated against COVID-19, but that number is much lower in rural areas. This event features The Post and Courier Greenville's Managing Editor, Ryan Gilchre…

In Beyond the Headlines: “Finding Omar” Jennifer Berry Hawes, Gavin McIntrye, and Mitch Pugh discuss the story of Omar Ibn Said. Recorded on 5/03/21.

Beyond the Headlines: Grand Strand Bike Weeks shares how area officials are responding to these popular events and what the future holds as COVID cases decrease and vaccinations rise. This event features Local Editor Jay Rodriguez and Government Reporter Alex Brizee. Recorded on 5/27/21.

In Beyond the Headlines: “Not the Right fit” Andy Shain and Seanna Adcox discuss the fall of USC's President Robert Caslen. Recorded on 5/20/21.  

Beyond the Headlines: "Innocence Lost" shares the story of Charles Wakefield's 34 years in prison for an infamous double-murder in Greenville that he swears he didn't commit. Now free, the fight to clear his name is on. Recorded on 5/13/21.

Beyond the Headlines: Uncovered, Part II is a look into the latest findings from The Post and Courier's yearlong project to illuminate corruption in SC. This event features The Post and Courier’s Executive Editor, Mitch Pugh, Investigative Reporter Joseph Cranney, Watchdog and Public Service…

Beyond the Headlines: The Return of Columbia's Events & Attractions is a look ahead at upcoming activities (including the Rosewood Crawfish Festival and Columbia Food and Wine Festival) as events and other attractions are returning to the Columbia region post COVID-19. This event feature…

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Beyond the Headlines: The Road to Recovery discusses The Post and Courier's coverage of the vaccine rollout and South Carolina's recovery from COVID-19. This event features The Post and Courier's Executive Editor, Mitch Pugh, Health and Science Editor Lauren Sausser and Healthcare and Techno…

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Beyond the Headlines: Government Along the Grand Strand is a look at critical stories recently broken and how our reporters will approach their beats moving forward. This event features The Post and Courier Myrtle Beach’s Managing Editor, Nick Masuda, Government Reporter Alex Brizee as well …

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Beyond the Headlines: The Pandemic's Impact on Greenville discusses what is next for downtown Greenville in the aftermath of the last year. This event features The Post and Courier Greenville’s Managing Editor, Ryan Gilchrest, and Reporter and Local Editor Eric Connor. Recorded 4/01/21.

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Beyond the Headlines: 2021 SC Statehouse Update is an analysis of the legislative session's first months and what to expect before the final gavel falls later this spring. This event features The Post and Courier Columbia's Managing Editor, Andy Shain, as well as Assistant Columbia Bureau Ch…

Beyond the Headlines: Understand SC offers an inside look at the making of The Post and Courier's weekly podcast. This event features Executive Editor of The Post and Courier, Mitch Pugh, and Hosts of the Understand SC podcast: Gavin McIntyre and Emily Williams. Recorded 3/18/21.

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Beyond the Headlines: Myrtle Beach and Georgetown Growth covers the incredible growth facing both Horry and Georgetown counties in the immediate and distant future. This event features Managing Editor of The Post and Courier Myrtle Beach, Nick Masuda, and Myrtle Beach Growth Reporter Hannah …

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Beyond the Headlines: Greenville County Development explores some of the issues surrounding rural growth and zoning, as well as how this affects the protection of our significant natural beauty. This event features Managing Editor of The Post and Courier Greenville, Ryan Gilchrist, and Green…

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Beyond the Headlines: Columbia Mayor's Race breaks down this year's race to succeed Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin. This event features Managing Editor of The Post and Courier Columbia, Andy Shain, and Columbia Local Government Reporter Stephen Fastenau. Recorded 2/25/21.

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Beyond the Headlines: “Uncovered” shines new light on questionable government conduct in South Carolina, especially in smaller towns where officials often receive less scrutiny. This event features Executive Editor Mitch Pugh, Senior Projects Reporter Tony Bartelme, Public Service Editor Gle…

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Beyond the Headlines: Inside Horry County Schools discusses the untold story within the walls of Horry County Schools. This event features Myrtle Beach Managing Editor, Nick Masuda, and Myrtle Beach Reporter, Hannah Strong. Recorded on 2/12/2021.

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Beyond the Headlines: Greenville County Schools and COVID-19 discusses how the state's largest school district has handled COVID-19. This event features Greenville Managing Editor, Ryan Gilchrest, and Greenville Reporter, Anna Mitchell. Recorded on 2/4/2021.

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Beyond the Headlines: The Business of Columbia details the latest word on new stores, industrial projects, and housing developments coming to the capital region. This event features Columbia business reporters Mike Fitts and Jessica Holdman and was moderated by Columbia Managing Editor Andy Shain. 

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Managing Editor Andy Shain sits down with USC Sports Reporter David Cloninger to dissect how The Post and Courier Columbia was able to be the first to break the story of USC’s hiring of Shane Beamer as the Gamecock’s new head coach.

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Join Senior Projects Reporter Tony Bartelme and Environmental Reporter Chloe Johnson as they sit down with Managing Editor Autumn Phillips and look back on their 2020 climate reporting.

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