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SC Lede: COVID-19 — Quarantine At 1600 Pennsylvania Ave

By Gavin Jackson

Sen. Lindsey Graham briefly talks to reporters following a campaign eventThis episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 3, 2020, features: comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump testing positive for COVID-19; the latest on absentee and in-person voting in South Carolina; an update on telemental health and therapy; 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...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, October 2020

By Anthony Padgett

South Carolina PrimaryRenowned author and former presidential speechwriter James Humes once said, “The art of communication is the language of leadership.” Communication is what makes any team or unit strong. Not only does it convey information, but it encourages education and action. Recognizing this, our team continues to expand its efforts to communicate to our audience the latest news and events impacting South Carolina. And, as a result, our viewers and listeners have become more informed, and our network has become a leading source for news statewide. Employing our television, radio and digital platforms, as...

SC Lede: Trail Bites — 1st Congressional District Debate

By Gavin Jackson

Republican State Rep. Nancy Mace and Democratic Congressman Joe Cunnigham bump elbows 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 1, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and The State's Caitlin Byrd to discuss this week's 1st Congressional District debate between incumbent Democratic Congressman Joe Cunningham and challenger Republican State Rep. Nancy Mace. You can watch the full SCETV & Post and Courier 1st Congressional District Debate...

South Carolina ETV and the University of South Carolina Beaufort's 'By The River' to premiere new season Oct. 1

By The RiverCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced that season three of By The River will premiere on Thursday, October 1 at 8:30 p.m. on SCETV. Achieved in partnership with the University of South Carolina Beaufort (USCB), the weekly, 30-minute literature-focused series is filmed at ETV Lowcountry in Beaufort, S.C. Season three of By The River features an exciting line up of in-depth interviews with authors, including Wanda Lloyd, Nathalie Dupree, Marcus Amaker, Wiley Cash, Susan Zurenda, Johnathan Haupt, Brad Taylor, Dana Ridenour, Whitney McDuff and Elise Blackwell. The interviews...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Can I Get A Witness?!

By Gavin Jackson

Voters cast ballots during the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary on February 29, 2020.This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 29, 2020, features: the latest on absentee voting by mail; what the Supreme Court fight could mean for the future; a look at the economic impact the pandemic is having on families; and more. Links mentioned in this episode: Forbes: Why Speaking English May Spread More Coronavirus Than Some Other Languages 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...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Special Session Tea Report

By Gavin Jackson

State lawmakers meet during the legislature's special session in September 2020.South Carolina state lawmakers meet during the legislature's special session in September 2020. Credit Gavin Jackson/SCETV This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 22, 2020, features: a look at what South Carolina state lawmakers did during their recent special two-week session; an economic update from Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Tom Barkin; South Carolina's rankings in a report released by this week by the White House Coronavirus Task Force; and more. Video: Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Thomas Barkin's remarks to the Greenville Rotary Club Wall...

State Lawmakers Opt Not to Move Ahead With New Budget

By Russ McKinney

File photo of the S.C. House chamberLast Year's Operating Budget to Remain In Effect It now appears that South Carolina’s state government will operate for the first half of its’ current fiscal year using last year’s budget. A lack of action by the General Assembly this week left last year’s budget in place as lawmakers face continued uncertainty about the state’s economy. When the legislature begins a new session in January members hope that by then they’ll have a more accurate picture of how much tax revenue can be expected from the state’s economy that’s been decimated by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

New support line created for people struggling with pandemic hardships

By JT Hydrick and Joy Bonala

SC HopesWith the novel coronavirus continuing to proliferate around the world, more and more people are suffering from a different kind of pandemic : mental health and substance abuse disorders. In response, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health teamed up with the Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services to create 844-SC-HOPES , an anonymous 24/7 support line for those who are struggling to cope with the numerous hardships created by the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to mental health and addictions support, the hotline was also designed specifically to help healthcare workers and...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Judge Dread

By Gavin Jackson

Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks at a campaign event for state Rep. Nancy Mace in North Charleston on September 21, 2020.This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 22, 2020, features: a look at how you can vote absentee in the November 3 election; the latest from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the future of the Supreme Court nomination process he will oversee; comments from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams from his recent visit to Columbia; 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...

South Carolina ETV partnering with The Post and Courier to host, broadcast and stream debates for two races

DebatesCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) is partnering with The Post and Courier to host and cover debates for two races – the First Congressional District race between Democrat Congressman Joe Cunningham and Republican challenger State Representative Nancy Mace and the U.S. Senate race between Republican Senator Lindsey Graham and Democrat challenger Jaime Harrison. Both debates will take place from 7 – 8 p.m. and will be aired live statewide on SCETV and SC Public Radio. The coverage will also be streamed live on scetv.org and postandcourier.com, as well as on SCETV’s various social...

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