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'We Have the Biology of this Disease... We Have the Psychology of this Disease'

By Russ McKinney

Meeting of "accelerateSC" on April 23, 2020 in Columbia, SCWhile the state’s political and business leadership is focused on bringing South Carolina's economy back as soon as possible, it is becoming increasingly clear to them that restoring public trust that it’s safe to go back to work, travel and shop will be key to unlocking the economy. And the same holds true for re-opening schools.

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Work Or Home Or Myrtle Beach

By Gavin Jackson

Boeing will be cutting its workforce 10% in light of economic headwinds as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 30, 2020, we break down the latest COVID-19 numbers in the Palmetto State, take you to Myrtle Beach as the city votes to reopen its beaches and hotels, and look at Boeing's plans to layoff workers from its North Charleston plant. Plus, what the June 9 primary elections may look like, 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...

Mobile Meals under COVID-19

By Xiao Yu

Mobile Meals vanMobile Meals is a nonprofit organization that provides nutritious meals, services and fellowship to the frail and homebound citizens in Spartanburg County. Each weekday, approximately 150 volunteers dedicate their time to deliver meals to approximately 1,500 vulnerable recipients throughout the county. Mobile Meals also delivers love, compassion and hope to those in need. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a tremendous impact on Mobile Meals. Since most volunteers are elderly and need to be self-quarantined, they are no longer available to deliver meals. “But every challenge comes with its...

South Carolina ETV to explore use of datacasting technology in education

DatacastingCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced that it is partnering with the S.C. Department of Education (SCDE) and SpectraRep to explore leveraging datacasting technology to support students without access to broadband. With schools closed and distance learning becoming a necessary tool, providing educational resources to families that lack broadband connectivity is essential to preventing those students from falling behind. According to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), nearly half a million South Carolinians reside in areas that fall below that agency’s standard...

Local Stores Face Challenges Re-opening in Charleston

By Victoria Hansen

Half-Moon Outfitters assistant store manager Brent Ferguson (left) and a co-worker prepare for customersIt's one of those warm days when a little free air conditioning would feel good strolling along King Street in Charleston. But despite the governor's executive order allowing retailers to re-open during the coronavirus pandemic, many store doors remain padlocked. "We've been through a few world wars and a couple of depressions," says Gary Flynn, part owner of M. Dumas and Sons. "We'll get through this too." The upscale men's clothing store at the corner of King and Society Streets is open, and that's not surprising. The business has been around for 103 years. "You know, we will learn...

Squall Line Likely to Move through South Carolina Wednesday Night

By Ray Hawthorne

Severe Storm Risk Wednesday NightUpdate as of Noon Wednesday: Mostly sunny skies over the Palmetto State early Wednesday afternoon are not expected to last much longer. Showers and a few thunderstorms could develop over the Upstate as soon as the late afternoon hours. Nearly all high-resolution model simulations continue to forecast a squall line marching across the state tonight into early Thursday morning. The line may not produce a lot of lightning, but heavy rain and strong, gusty winds are likely to accompany this line. Widespread gusts of 35 to 55 mph are possible, with even a few stronger gusts with persistent...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Racial Disparities In Real Time

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (with A.T. Shire in insert) records from his parents' house on Monday, April 27, 2020.On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 28, 2020, we take you to Greer, SC, where a shipment of over a million face masks meant for Prisma Health was delivered this weekend with local, state, and national political leaders in attendance. We also examine what the pandemic's impact on tax revenues could mean for the state's economy, discuss racial disparities related to COVID-19, 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...

SC Air National Guard Thanks Healthcare Workers

By Charles Dymock

SC Air National Guard Thanks Healthcare WorkersOn April 27, 2020 the 169th Fighter Wing South Carolina Air National Guard performed flyovers across the Palmetto State in an effort to thank South Carolina’s front-line healthcare professionals. This was a part of the U.S. Air Force's Operation American Resolve aimed at giving tribute to first responders and healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Swamp Fox pilots flew out of McEntire Joint National Guard Base in F-16 Fighting Falcon Jets to perform 66 hospital flyovers in the Midlands, Pee Dee, Grand Strand, and Upstate areas. ⁦ @theSCANG ⁩ F-16 taxis for takeoff this morning...

COVID-19's impact on students

By Titus Davis and Xavier Blake

Covid-19s Impact On StudentsAs the Coronavirus continues to have a huge impact on our daily routines, some students shared with us how the virus has impacted their daily lives. The students recorded themselves on their cell phones to share COVID-19's impact on them.

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