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Till Death Do Us Part: Domestic Violence In South Carolina


Last year, South Carolina had the highest rate of deaths due to domestic violence in the country. The state has consistently placed in the top 10 nationally in the rate of women killed by men. The Charleston Post and Courier investigated the cultural and legal factors behind this and won a Pulitzer Price for their efforts. We’re joined by one of the reporters on that series, a South Carolina State Senator and others to explore this disturbing trend.

Doug Pardue - Special project reporter for The Post and Courier in Charleston, S.C. He was one of the reporters who worked on their investigation "Till Death Do Us Part" which was awarded the 2015 Pulitzer Prize award for public service

Senator Larry Martin - Republican Senator representing Pickens County in South Carolina. Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee and chief architect of the Senate domestic violence measure

Laura Hudson - Executive Director of the South Carolina Crime Victim's Council and a member of a domestic violence task force formed by Governor Nikki Haley in response to the Post and Courier's Pulitzer Prize winning series