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Tropical Disturbance In Caribbean Showing Signs Of Development

By Ray Hawthorne

Tropical OutlookAn area of disturbed weather between Cuba and Jamaica has an increasing chance of developing into the season’s next tropical depression some time this weekend, increasing the flood risk across parts of South Florida. Images from satellite are showing a better-defined system with heavier showers and thunderstorms over the central and western Caribbean Sea Friday morning. Computer models have been hinting at tropical development in this area for more than a week, but have been inconsistent in timing the organization of this system. The increasing organization of the disturbance prompted the...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Back On The Campaign Trail

By Gavin Jackson

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) holds a rally in Columbia, SC, on October 17, 2020. Leading up to the 2020 election, the 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 October 22, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Maayan Schechter, The Post and Courier's Jaime Lovegrove, and The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to discuss the latest on the US Senate race between incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison, the 1st and 2nd congressional district races, and more. South Carolina Lede...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — AirBRB

By Gavin Jackson

Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison casts his in-person absentee ballotThis episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 20, 2020, features: a look at two new grant programs to help businesses dealing with economic impacts of the pandemic; an update on the economic head winds affecting one of our state’s top industries; comments from Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on South Carolina's response to the pandemic; and more. South Carolina Lede is a production of South Carolina Public Radio and SCETV. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the COVID-19...

Lawmakers Rally for Broadband, Yet Affordability Remains an Issue

By Joy Banala and Tabitha Safdi

Matt Hiatt with PCC looking at Broadband maps.In South Carolina, many children were unable to participate in online schooling when the global pandemic struck earlier this year. Similarly, hundreds of thousands of people in the Palmetto State could not receive telehealth services or work remotely because they lacked access to high-speed internet service. “There is a lot of change coming with broadband, and I think COVID-19 really put an emphasis on broadband,” said Kathy Schwarting, the chief executive officer for Palmetto Care Connections . Located in rural Bamberg County, Palmetto Care Connections links health care providers to patients...

SC Lede: Unemployment — Ongoing, Widespread, And Not Contained

By Gavin Jackson

Economists continue to monitor weekly initial unemployment claims data to see how the recovery is faring.Economists continue to monitor weekly initial unemployment claims data to see how the recovery is faring. Credit SC DEW This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 17, 2020, features: the latest unemployment data for South Carolina and perspective from state economists on that data is telling us; insight on the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett in Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) Judiciary Committee; what you can do to handle pandemic-induced depression; and more. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep you up to date on important news as the Palmetto State faces the...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum

By Gavin Jackson

incumbent Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison.L eading up to the 2020 election, the 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 October 15, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to discuss the latest on the US Senate race between incumbent Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison. You can subscribe to the South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts , Google Play , and Stitcher , and Spotify. You can also follow the show on...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Kitchen Nightmares

By Gavin Jackson

Bar manager Megan Deschaine is grateful Doar Bros. on Meeting Street in Charleston is back open. This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 13, 2020, features: the latest on absentee voting in South Carolina; a look at the state of the Charleston restaurant scene now that occupancy restrictions have been lifted; updates from the South Carolina Ports Authority; 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...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 'We Cannot Forget Our Neighbor'

By Gavin Jackson

Horticulturist Brinton Fox (r) joins Gavin Jackson to talk fall gardening.This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 10, 2020, features: reaction from former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley about the World Food Program, which he runs, receiving the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize; horticulturist Brinton Fox shares fall gardening tips; the latest on a new COVID-19 relief bill; 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...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — Double Debate Drama

By Gavin Jackson

Sen. Lindsey Graham (r) and challenger Jaime Harrison (l) debate at Allen University on October 5, 2020.Leading up to the 2020 election, the 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 October 8, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Caitlin Byrd and Joe Bustos to discuss the first US Senate debate between Republican incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison as well as this week's 1st Congressional District debate between incumbent Democratic Congressman Joe Cunningham and challenger Republican State Rep...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Ready. Set. VOTE!

By Gavin Jackson

1313e06c-baf6-4e2e-aa68-10cc3d8a6bb4This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 6, 2020 features a conversation with an election security expert on the threats facing the 2020 polls, insight from a University of South Carolina professor on electoral college scenarios and Senate races, a look at the economic factors influencing the economy, 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...

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