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SC Lede: COVID-19 — Dr. Linda Bell Spills The Tea

By Gavin Jackson

Dr. Linda Bell (second from left) and Gov. Henry McMasterOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 11, 2020, we discuss The State 's recent report on emails from State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell showing that she regretted not taking a stronger stance during press conferences with Gov. Henry McMaster . In the emails, Bell says the governor's staff misled people into thinking she also supported the reopening of close contact services in May. Also on this episode: a look at recent polling on how Gov. McMaster is handling the crisis; a detailed analysis on what is now forecasted to be an extremely active hurricane season; and more. Links...

SC Lede: COVID-19 From The Frontlines — A Relentless Assault

By Sean Birch

Critical care nurse Michele Baudet gowns up before going into a COVID-19 patient's room On this special edition of the South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson takes you to Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Georgetown County to speak with healthcare workers at the frontlines of the COVID-19 surge in South Carolina. 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 resources to get us all...

National leaders working to expand broadband in South Carolina

By JT Hydrick

Senator Lindsey Graham discusses Broadband expansion with leading healthcare providers from throughout South Carolina. U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham met with medical professionals at the USC School of Medicine yesterday to discuss the benefits of improving access to broadband Internet and the expansion of telemedicine throughout South Carolina. “I've learned that Telemedicine has unlimited potential to change our lives. It allows us to have doctor/patient interactions that are more convenient for the patient and more informative for the doctor. What is required to make all this happen? Broadband. There are places in South Carolina where you might as well be on the moon when it comes to getting cell phone...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Sen. Lindsey Graham, AKA 'Dr. TikTok'

By Gavin Jackson

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) visited Columbia, SC, August 3, 2020This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 4, 2020, features: Remarks from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about his plans for broadband expansion, election security, and the future of TikTok; Details about what digital tools small businesses are using to navigate the pandemic; Comments from Dr. Anthony Fauci before Rep. Jim Clyburn's (D-SC) coronavirus committee; 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...

Tropical Storm Isaias Expected to Strengthen; Hurricane Warnings Issued

By Ray Hawthorne

3385f924-94a8-4f1c-ace6-daf15c6ca1bdIsaias is on approach to the Palmetto State and there is a good chance it will be a hurricane when it makes landfall late Monday evening. The National Hurricane Center posted Hurricane Warnings from South Santee River northward in anticipation of hurricane force winds. Tropical Storm Warnings continued farther south and include Charleston, Beaufort, and Hilton Head. Tropical Storm Warnings were also posted inland as far as Florence and Orangeburg. Storm Surge Warnings are in effect from Edisto Beach northward where forecasters say 3 to 5 feet of water is likely above normally dry ground in...

Tropical Storm Isaias Maintaining its Strength

By Athena Masson

Tropical Storm IsaiasTropical Storm Isaias continues to maintain maximum sustained wind speeds of 70 mph as of Sunday evening 55 miles southeast of Cape Canaveral, Florida. Isaias has a chance of further strengthening back into a Catgeory 1 hurricane before it approaches the coastlines of South Carolina late Monday morning. Conditions will begin to deteriorate early Monday afternoon for parts of the LowCountry with the PeeDee region expected to experience tropical storm-force winds closer to Monday evening. A Tropical Storm Warning remains in effect for all coastlines of South Carolina with a Hurricane Watch in...

Tropical Storm Watches and Warnings Issued for the South Carolina Coastline Ahead of Isaías

By Dr. Athena Masson

Tropical Storm Isaias TrackUpdate as of 9:30 AM Sunday Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect from South Santee River southward, including Charleston, Beaufort, and Hilton Head Island ahead of the likely arrival of Tropical Storm Isaias. Tropical Storm Watches are now posted for the Grand Strand. Isaias is now a tropical storm and has top sustained winds of 65 mph as of the mid-morning Sunday advisory. The center of the storm is forecast to be near the Lowcountry coast late Monday afternoon, and near the Grand Strand coast late Monday evening. It is possible the storm may come ashore anywhere along the South Carolina...

Isaias drawing closer to the Southeast U.S. coast

By Ray Hawthorne

Hurricane Isaias TrackHurricane Isaias is moving northwestward putting it on a course to draw very near or over the east coast of Florida Saturday night through Sunday before turning northward to near the South Carolina coast Monday afternoon and evening. As of the mid-morning Saturday advisory from the National Hurricane Center, top sustained winds were near 85 mph as it moved near the eastern portion of Andros Island in the Bahamas. Isaias is moving steadily toward the northwest near 12 mph, which is somewhat slower than its forward motion on Friday. Data from reconnaissance missions and satellite imagery were...

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-...

Isaias Strengthens into a Hurricane; Uncertainty Remains on Track Near South Carolina

By Ray Hawthorne

Isaias Forecast Track 11 AM Update: Isaias is still a Category 1 hurricane, although maximum sustained winds have weakened slightly, to 75 mph. The center of Isaias is about 300 miles southeast of Nassau, and storm motion has slowed a bit, to 16 mph. Isaias is expected to continue slowing down over the next few days, but should remain a Category 1 hurricane as it tracks near Florida on Saturday and Sunday. In Florida, a Hurricane Watch has been issued for the Gold Coast from southern Palm Beach to northern Brevard county. A Tropical Storm Warning has been issued from the northern Florida Keys to Sebastien. Isaias...

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