Gavin Jackson

SCETV Public Affairs Reporter

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Six Feet, Isaias! Social Distance!

By Gavin Jackson

Hurricane Isaias at 3 pm on July 31, 2020.This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 1, 2020, features: details on the economic outlook of our country amidst the worst quaterly GDP rate in the post-war era; insight on DHEC's pandemic response; the latest South Carolina forecast for Hurricane Isaias; and more. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19 virus. There is so much news out there right now it’s overwhelming. This podcast is for you to get information that matters to you, your family and your fellow South Carolinians. No hype. No fear. Just COVID-...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — North Charleston, We Have A Problem

By Gavin Jackson

SC LEDE logoOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 30, 2020, we bring you the latest on Gov. Henry McMaster's new orders regarding masks in restaurants and the reopening of movie theaters, sports stadiums, and other businesses. Also in this episode: The struggles facing the state when it comes to COVID-19 testing and medical staffing needs at hospitals; Boeing's announcement that it will cut the production rates at its facility in North Charleston; and more. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19 virus. There is so...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — An UnTENTable Situation

By Gavin Jackson

Members of the South Carolina National Guard relocate a COVID-19 screening tent On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 28, 2020, we bring you the latest data from DHEC about COVID-19 infection rates in the Palmetto State, look at encouraging numbers for the state, hear what one South Carolina hospital is doing to combat the coronavirus surge it's facing, and more. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19 virus. There is so much news out there right now it’s overwhelming. This podcast is for you to get information that matters to you, your family and your fellow South Carolinians. No...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Miseducation Of Molly Spearman

By Gavin Jackson

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman testifies before the SC House COVID-19 Public Education CommitteeOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 25, 2020, we bring you an in-depth look at the politics surrounding the reopening of schools, including Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman's thoughts on how different in-person and online learning will look this fall. Plus, Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) speaks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin about the state of the federal coronavirus relief bill, State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell voices support for a statewide mask ordinance, and more. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 'It Will Probably Get Worse Before It Gets Better'

By Gavin Jackson

Vice President Mike Pence participates in a media briefing at the USC Alumni Center on July 21, 2020.On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 23, 2020, we take a look at Vice President Mike Pence's recent visit to the Palmetto State, find out the latest on the federal COVID-19 relief bill, speak with SC Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome, and more. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19 virus. There is so much news out there right now it’s overwhelming. This podcast is for you to get information that matters to you, your family and your fellow South Carolinians. No hype. No fear. Just COVID-19 news and...

Vice President Mike Pence backs Gov. Henry McMaster's push for school reopenings

By Gavin Jackson

VPVice President Mike Pence said South Carolina schools should reopen full-time this fall and that parents should feel safe with sending their children despite increasing COVID-19 infection, case and death rates in the state. His remarks came following his participation in a round table discussion with Gov. Henry McMaster and other state leaders about school reopening "We think we can safely reopen schools, the risk to children is very low," Pence said. "My pledge to every parent is we're going to continue to work our hearts out to make sure that the guidance is there, the resources is there,...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Breaking Point On The Horizon

By Gavin Jackson

Greenville Mayor Knox White to address rising cases of COVID-19 in Greeenville.On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 21, 2020, we bring you COVID-19 warnings from medical professionals in the Upstate, recent comments from Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on his police reform bill and the state of play on it in Congress, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) remembrance of the late civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis, and more. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19 virus. There is so much news out there right now it’s overwhelming. This podcast is for you to get information that matters to you, your family...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — A Year In Four Months

By Gavin Jackson

Prisma Health Infectious Disease physician Dr. Robin LaCroixOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 18, 2020, we bring you the latest on Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) attempts to reshore medical manufacturing jobs to the US, recent polling on how South Carolinians feel about masks and working from home, and updates on what parents can do about the COVID-linked MIS-C syndrome affecting children. Links mentioned in this episode: Chernoff Newman: Survey of South Carolinians' thoughts on wearing masks, working from home, schools reopening, and more Vox: My Patient Caught COVID-19 Twice. So Long To Herd Immunity Hopes? USDA: Confirmed Cases of...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Schoolhouse Bully Pulpit

By Gavin Jackson

Gov. Henry McMaster at a July 15 press conferenceAt a July 15 press conference, Gov. Henry McMaster urged all South Carolina public schools to restart in-person classes the day after Labor Day and give parents the option of face-to-face instruction. Credit SCETV On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 16, 2020, host Gavin Jackson looks at Gov. Henry McMaster's push to have schools open five days a week this fall, despite pushback from Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. Also in this episode: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) backs Dr. Anthony Fauci while calling attention to medical staffing shortages in the Palmetto State; a...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — You Can Do It, Put Your Mask Into It

By Gavin Jackson

Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman recently spoke to a Senate subcommittee on the reopening of schools planOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 14, 2020, we bring you recent comments by Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman on the reopening of schools this fall, excerpts of Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) conversation with FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn about the future of a COVID-19 vaccine and current treatments, news from the pediatric front of the pandemic, and more. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19 virus. There is so much news out there right now it’s overwhelming. This podcast is for you to get...

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