South Carolina Lede

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End of an Era

November 13, 2021 — We look back on the life of Hugh Leatherman, the powerful state senator from Florence, who passed away this week. Also in this episode: Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) on the...

SCDOT, Take the Wheel!

November 9, 2021 — U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) draws her first Democratic challenger for the 2022 election; a look at the newly proposed state Senate district map; what the bipartisan infrastructure...

McMaster & the Case of Mandate Madness

11/6/21 — A look at the results of this week's elections; Gov. Henry McMaster issues an executive order rebuffing a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate; how the rollout of Pfizer's vaccine for kids will...

Shots for Tots

11/02/21 — The latest unemployment data for the state; what can be done to prevent domestic violence; SC State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell has advice for parents who may soon be able to vaccinate...

South Carolina Lede

South Carolina Lede is a podcast about the people, issues, and events shaping the Palmetto State. Join host Gavin Jackson and reporters from across the state each week for in-depth discussions of the biggest news affecting you, your family, and your fellow South Carolinians – from state politics and legislative happenings inside the state house to the ongoing effects of the pandemic and more. It’s the factual and timely information you need, with a dash of irreverent fun to keep it all interesting.

Redistricting and You: How to Find Your Inner Precinct!

This edition of the South Carolina Lede for December 4, 2021 features: analysis…

O-micron, Where Art Thou?

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 30, 2021, features the…

A Jackson Family Thanksgiving

On this special episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 23, 2021, host…