December 2018 – Focus on the Palmetto State
In our first segment we spoke with Mark Johnson from Donate Life S.C. This organization promotes organ, eye and tissue donation in South Carolina. We also spoke with Mae Crooks, a mother who donated her kidney to her daughter Jameka. Mae and Jameka recently attended and medaled in the 2018 Donate Life Transplant Games of America.
Segment two of the show focused on Cindy Hipps, the mother of Tucker Hipps, a Clemson University sophomore and fraternity pledge whose body was found in Lake Hartwell after a fraternity run in 2014. Cindy is speaking out, attempting to have a new hazing law implemented in the state of South Carolina that would carry severe penalties and protect students in Greek life.
The third segment of the show revolved around opioid addiction in South Carolina. We spoke with Martine Helou, Executive Director of the Palmetto Foundation for Prevention and Recovery, whose program “Anything But Free” brings the message of substance abuse and its roots to young people, families and communities across the state.
In our fourth and final segment, we spoke with Elizabeth Gunter, the Upcountry History Museum Director, who shared that the organization is kicking off the season with a traveling exhibit from the Charles M. Schultz Museum entitled, “Merry Christmas, Charlie Brown.” The exhibit will feature Snoopy and the Gang and will be on display through February 10, 2019.