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The latest developments on COVID-19: Attractions reopen, 10,416 cases, 446 deaths, widespread testing available

By Gavin Jackson

TestingGov. Henry McMaster Lifts Stay at Home Order, Reopens Attractions, Businesses, Bars and Dine-in Restaurants, Quick Facts: --DHEC reports 10,416 cases in all 46 counties Map -Total negative tests: 171,034 -446 deaths have been reported. Nearly all of the patients were elderly with underlying health conditions. Mortality demographic data -All non-essential businesses are closed as of April 1. -All South Carolina K-12 schools are closed through the school year. -How South Carolinians Can Protect Themselves Evidence is increasing about the high rates of infection in people who do not have...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Information Superhighway Of Shame

By Gavin Jackson

Sen. Lindsey Graham held a roundtable discussion with leaders at MUSC about improving access to telemedicine in the state.On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 30, 2020, we bring you major broadband discussion from several top lawmakers, medical professionals, and education leaders as we continue to look at how the COVID-19 pandemic is illuminating the need to expand this critical infrastructure in our state and country. Links mentioned in this episode: The Economist: Masks Probably Slow the Spread of COVID-19 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...

South Carolina ETV wins 12 Telly awards

SCETVCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) received a total of 12 Telly awards when the list of winners was released on Wednesday, May 27. The network was honored with two silver trophies and 10 bronze trophies. Now in its 41st year, the Telly Awards annually showcase the best work created within television and across video for all screens. Receiving more than 12,000 entries from all 50 states and five continents, Telly Award winners represent work from some of the most respected advertising agencies, television stations, production companies and publishers from around the world. “Making it...

New app inspires first responders to talk mental health

By JT Hydrick

New app inspires first responders to talk mental healthFirefighters work tirelessly and heroically saving lives every day. What many people don’t consider is the toll, both physically and mentally, that it takes on them and their families. Unfortunately, many firefighters (and their families) don’t seek the help that they need to cope with the stressful situations that they encounter. Sometimes they may need help to get past an isolated traumatic event but oftentimes they just need support to cope with the build-up of day to day stress and family tensions. “Firefighters a lot of times don’t seek mental health treatment, and when they do….they are...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — A Macabre Milestone

By Gavin Jackson

Clyburn on The ViewOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 28, 2020, we have updates on absentee voting for the June 9 primary, Boeing’s layoffs from its North Charleston plant, and a clinical research trial to see what power T-cells from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 hold for others. Plus, we listen to your voicemails, 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...

As NASA Prepares for Historic SpaceX Launch, A Look at How an SC Native, Clemson Grad Plays a Role

By Thelisha Eaddy

NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug HurleyFor the first time in nine years, astronauts will launch into space from American soil. Wednesday’s planned test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon will send two astronauts, Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the International Space Station. In 2018, South Carolina Public Radio talked with Conway native, Clemson Graduate and newly-appointed Deputy Director of NASA Johnson Space Center Vanessa Wyche. She shared how the agency was working towards this pivotal moment and how it relates to the future of space exploration. The scheduled flight is being called a new era in human spaceflight. NASA’s...

Pet fosters and adoptions are up since COVID-19

By Lynn Cornfoot

Pet Adoptions are up since COVID-19Since people have more time on their hands due to COVID-19, why not foster or adopt a pet? If there is a silver lining in this pandemic, it's that more animals are finding loving homes to weather the storm. For more information, contact City of Columbia Animal Services .

Tropical Storm Bertha Forms, Heading for Landfall in South Carolina

By Ray Hawthorne

4268d276-f75f-4338-868b-67b65c0fc446Tuesday 2pm EDT Update: Bertha has weakened to a Tropical Depression with maximum sustained wind speeds of 35 mph. As of 2PM EDT Wednesday afternoon Bertha was located about 70 miles north-northwest of Charleston and continues to move inland at about 15 mph, delivering heavy showers to the Midlands, Pee Dee and Lowcountry regions. This depression still has the potential to produce life-threatening flash flooding across portions of eastern and central South Carolina through Thursday morning. Rain estimated between 2 to 4 inches of rain will be possible in some areas with isolated areas...

How Will Greenville Spend Its CARES Money? Good Question

By Scott Morgan

8e202cf6-5608-4280-9a27-a6291bf8364cWhen the U.S. Treasury released its list of jurisdictions that would be getting money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act, someone had to tell the Greenville County Council that the county was on it. “Somebody said, ‘Hey, I think I saw you guys on a website,’” said Council Chairman Butch Kirven. “We looked and printed out the list, and sure enough, there we were.” Along with the listing was the amount of money the county would be receiving to help recharge its COVID-choked small business economy – $91.4 million. “We had to scramble around a little bit to...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Making Up For Lost Time

By Gavin Jackson

Straight Outta Quarantine Lockdown 2020 t-shirtOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 26, 2020, we travel to Folly Beach, SC, for Memorial Day, recap recent legislative action with The Associated Press' Jeffrey Collins and The State's Maayan Schechter, and learn how hospitals are staffing back up in the Palmetto State. Plus, we listen to your voicemails, 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...

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