South Carolina Lede

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A patient receives the COVID-19 vaccine from a medical professional at a Roper St. Francis Healthcare clinic.

SC Lede: Fat Tuesday — Let The Good Times Roll

This edition of the South Carolina Lede for February 16, 2021, features: a look at the latest COVID-19 numbers and vaccination efforts across the state; a discussion of the importance of Black history...
Cars line up outside of the Gamecock Park Prisma Health vaccination site in February 2021.

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Double Your Mask, Double Your Fun

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for February 13, 2021 features: an update from State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman on vaccination plans for teachers; a recap of all of the...
A graph from SCDHEC shows the age and race of those who have died from COVID-19 in South Carolina as of February 3, 2021.

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Early Bird Vaccine Special

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for February 9, 2021, features: a look at the ongoing debate over vaccinating teachers vs. older South Carolinians; an update on the state's economic recovery...
Gov. Henry McMaster and State Superintendent of Education of Molly Spearman hold a press conference on February 4, 2021, in support of opening schools for full in-person instruction.

SC Lede: Statehouse vs Schoolhouse — Vaccine Edition

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for February 6, 2021, features: a look at the battle between Gov. Henry McMaster and state lawmakers over when teachers should be vaccinated; an update on the...

South Carolina Lede

South Carolina Lede ("lede" is the old school term for the introductory section of a news story) is a podcast about the people and issues shaping South Carolina state politics. Join host Gavin Jackson each week as we break down state political news and go inside the legislative happenings that could affect you, your family, and your pocketbook. We'll also examine the biggest stories out of the statehouse with reporters from across the Palmetto State.

SC LEDE: COVID-19 — Gavin Gets Stuck

This edition of the South Carolina Lede for March 6, 2021, features: a look at the state's continued COVID-19 vaccination efforts, including a ride along with host Gavin Jackson as he receives his first dose; a statehouse recap from South Carolina Public

SC Lede: Another Day, Another Lifesaving Vaccine (NBD)

This edition of the South Carolina Lede for March 2, 2021, features: a conversation with State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman about when teachers might be getting the COVID-19 vaccine; a preview of the top priorities for the state legislature

SC Lede: Ticket To Ride Rails And Sails

This edition of the South Carolina Lede for February 26, 2021, features: the latest research on COVID-19 immunity; a look at legislative priorities and what happened this week at the statehouse; the state’s tourism director gives us an update on South