Episode 19

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Published on:

10th Jan 2024

Graphic Seahorse Mating

We kick off Season 2 in grand style. See the topics & associated articles below!

Opening (00:40)

  • Far-Right Group Wants to Ban Kids From Reading Books on Male Seahorses, Galileo, and MLK (Daily Beast)

On the Campaign Trail (06:51)

  • New bill could force Chick-fil-A to be open on Sundays at some locations in New York (ABC)
  • New York bill could interfere with Chick-fil-A’s long-standing policy to close Sundays (AP)
  • Graham visits NY Chick-fil-A to rail against Sunday openings: ‘We need to have their back’ (The Hill)

The News

Superintendents under attack (21:24)

  • Thomas resigns as superintendent of Laurens County School District 55 (goLaurens.com)
  • Derrick Quarles speaking about Laurens school board drama back in May of 2023. Here’s some insider info. (YouTube)
  • Superintendent turnover escalates, women still underrepresented (K-12 Dive)
  • ‘Chaos and dysfunction’: Richland 2’s CFO is resigning, citing board politics (The State)
  • Baron Davis resigns as superintendent of South Carolina’s Richland School District Two (K-12 Dive)
  • Richland Two pays out $615,000 to resigned superintendent (WIS10)
  • Moms for Liberty candidates secure majority of Charleston Co. School Board seats (WCSC)
  • Dr. Gallien out as Charleston County superintendent; investigation finds no evidence of hostile work environment (ABC News)
  • CCSD to pay roughly $359K to release superintendent, effective immediately (ABC)

U.S. Universities Under Scrutiny (33:44)

Circling Back (53:51)

  • S.C. lawmakers keep a close watch on rising insurance costs (WRDW)
  • South Carolina Rep. Jeff Duncan Admits To Relationship With Lobbyist, Asks For Estranged Wife to Be Gagged From Speaking About Divorce (Radar)

Closing (59:07)

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