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SC Lede: COVID-19 — Duwve, Or Not Duwve, That Is The Question

By Gavin Jackson

Acting director of DHEC Marshall Taylor speaks at a press conference on September 10, 2020.This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 12, 2020, features: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on how the offshore drilling moratorium including South Carolina came about; Gov. Henry McMaster outlines how he would like to spend phase II CARES Act money that the state legislature will decide next week; state health officials project how a COVID-19 vaccine would be implemented in South Carolina; 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...

SC Lede: Datacasting — Reaching The Unreachable

By Gavin Jackson

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announces an additional investment in datacasting technology with SCETVOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 10, 2020, we look at datacasting to help keep students in South Carolina connected remotely to school even without broadband, hear about how the pandemic could affect the future of land development, get an update on telehealth advancements, 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...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Don't Anti Vaxx Me, Bro!

By Gavin Jackson

The latest South Carolina COVID-19 case numbers, as of September 4, 2020.On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 5, 2020, we examine Facebook's aproach to limiting the spread of disinformation ahead of the November 3 election, discuss whether the stock market is indicative of the greater economy, speak with medical professionals about public trust of a potential coronavirus vaccine, 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 — One-Time Dolla Dolla Bills, Y'all

By Gavin Jackson

Sen. Dick Harpootlian (D-Columbia) speaks from the well of the South Carolina Senate on September 2, 2020.On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 3, 2020, we look at how state lawmakers are working to safeguard the November 3 election, hear from state budget officials about how much money is available and how that funding may be used, break down new visitation guidelines announced by Gov. Henry McMaster this week for nursing homes and assisted living facilities, 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...

South Carolina Public Radio announces schedule updates

SC Public RadioCOLUMBIA, S.C. – SC Public Radio has announced plans to update its schedule. Due to limitations caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, three SC Public Radio programs will be leaving the airwaves in September: “Live from Here” on September 13; “Chamber Music from Spoleto Festival USA” on September 17; and “Only a Game” on September 26. To fill the void left by these departures, SC Public Radio is updating its lineup by adding two new programs – “Think” and “Reel Music” – and moving some listener favorites to new timeslots. "Think" is a national call-in program, hosted by acclaimed journalist...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — September 1st, AKA March 185th

By Gavin Jackson

South Carolina Attorney General Alan WilsonOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 1, 2020, we discuss the Palmetto State’s current economic situation, break down the additional money lawmakers will have for upcoming budget negotiations, continue our look at the mental health of medical professionals on the frontline, 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...

SC Lede: Mental Health — The Hidden Pandemic

By Gavin Jackson

SC LEDE logoOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 29, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to recap speeches by prominent South Carolinian political leaders at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Also on this episode: the latest unemployment data; new CDC guidance on asymptomatic testing; a look at the mental health challenges faced by frontline medical workers; 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...

South Carolina ETV digital series 'Backroad Bites' to return with new episodes in September

Backroad BitesCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced the premiere of a new season of its digital series, “Backroad Bites.” Featuring five, three to five-minute episodes, the new season will spotlight five local eateries in South Carolina. Each episode will premiere Thursdays at 1 p.m. on the network’s Facebook page , starting Thursday, September 3. In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, season two of the digital series is titled, “Backroad Bites: Take-Out Edition.” Filmed this summer, this new season spotlights the delectable take-out options available across South Carolina, while...

SC Lede: RNC — South Carolina In Prime Time

By Gavin Jackson

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) closed out the first night of the Republic National Convention on August 24, 2020.This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 27, 2020, features remarks from Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley at the Republican National Convention, new information on how mask mandates are reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the Palmetto State, Gov. Henry McMaster tells us about the latest federal effort to expand unemployment benefits, 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...

State GOP Leaders: It's All About the Issues

By Thelisha Eaddy

DNC delegatesDay one of the Republican National Convention was full of the expected, the party officially nominating Donald Trump and Mike Pence as President and Vice President for its presidential ticket, and the unexpected, surprise visits from both Pence and Trump. State party Chairman Drew McKissick said, despite the significantly-scaled back production, members are still extremely engaged and excited. “They are excited because of the things the President has done and the things that he will be able to do in another four years.” Those things, he said, include building the most successful economy in...

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