Sean Birch

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Don't Mask Shame Me, Bro!

By Sean Birch

d10a761b-c874-47a6-9177-a61ec8636627On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 12, 2020, we look at Gov. Henry McMaster’s decision to reopen more businesses in the state, hear about the lawsuit the ACLU has filed against the South Carolina Deptartment of Corrections, discuss why it could take longer than expected for the state's tourism industry to rebound, 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 — Our New Normal

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoOn this episode for March 18, 2020, we look at emergency funding measures passed by the state Senate, what a feeding operation for students in Kershaw County looks like and what the scene was like in Five Points on the last night bars were open in the state. Each of these special episodes is structured to give you straight up information up front followed by additional context and reporting, your voices, resources and tips and we end it all with a little wind down. And we want to hear from you! Leave us a 1-minute long voicemail at 803-563-7169 to tell us how you’re coping with COVID-19, how...

10 COVID19 Cases in South Carolina. 2 Confirmed, 8 Presumptive Positive

By Sean Birch

cononavirus state by state mapUpdated, 3/12/2020 The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) is investigating one new possible case of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus in Lancaster County. This brings the total number of presumptive positive cases to eight, along with two confirmed cases. The new case is a woman from Lancaster County. DHEC said a contact investigation is underway, and at this time there is no known travel outside the state or known contact with another case. According to the agency, the woman’s samples tested positive at DHEC’s Public Health Laboratory and she is currently...

SC Lede: Biden Blowout, Bye Bye Buttigieg, Sayonara Steyer, & Ciao Klobuchar

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoThe South Carolina Democratic primary came and went this weekend with former Vice President Joe Biden quickly being declared winner and several of his fellow candidates ending their campaigns soon after. On this editon of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard and The State's Maayan Schechter to discuss the results, the importantance of the South Carolina primary heading into Super Tuesday, and more. Plus, the week's top news, trivia, and more! You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher . You can...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, Sen. Kamala Harris, Tom Steyer

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoOn this edition for the week of October 10, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us to the Charleston County Democratic Party's recent Blue Jamboree event to hear from Democratic presidential candidates Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif), and Tom Steyer. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter .

SC Lede: The Abortion Debate Begins... Again

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson with Jamie Lovegrove (l) and Jeffrey Collins (r).On this edition of the South Carolina Lede , host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and the Associated Press' Jeffrey Collins to look at the fetal heartbeat bill South Carolina state senators recently received testimony on, despite being out of session. They discuss this initial hearing for the House-approved bill that would ban virtually all abortions in the Palmetto State. Then, South Carolina Public Radio's Russ McKinney stops by to quiz Gavin about South Carolina history in this week's Did You Know segment. Plus, the week's top news, campaign trail updates...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Five Minutes with Sen. Bernie Sanders

By Sean Birch

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Sen. Bernie Sanders following a campaign stop in Florence, SC on August 29, 2019.Leading up to the 2020 election, South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes. On this edition for the week of September 5, 2019, host Gavin Jackson sits down for an interview with Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Sanders made several campaign stops around South Carolina this week. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts ,...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Joe Biden, Beto O'Rourke

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoLeading up to the 2020 election, South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes. On this edition for the week of August 30, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us to recent campaign stops by Democratic presidential hopefuls Joe Biden and Beto O' Rourke. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also follow the...

SC Lede Summer School: Domestic Violence

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoThis summer we're dedicating several episodes of South Carolina Lede to in-depth topics we felt needed futher exploration. On this South Carolina Lede Summer School special, host Gavin Jackson turns a spotlight on the issue of criminal domestic violence in the Palmetto State. We look at how domestic violence can start, and help you identify and stop it before you or someone you love becomes a statistic. You can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher . You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter .

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Sen. Cory Booker

By Sean Birch

SC LEDE logoOn this edition for the week of August 8, 2019, host Gavin Jackson takes us to a campaign stop this week by Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, SC. Full remarks from candidates who visit South Carolina during the campaign on the SCETV YouTube page . And you can subscribe to South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also follow the show on Instagram and Twitter .

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