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SC Lede: COVID-19 — Third Worst In The World

By Gavin Jackson

New York Times finds that South Carolina had more coronavirus cases per million people last week than several countriesOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 9, 2020, we bring you comments from US Attorney General William Barr and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) about police reform, the latest on the shooting at the Lavish Lounge nightclub in Greenville, and a new report listing South Carolina as the third worst place in the world when it comes to new COVID-19 cases per million residents over the past week. 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...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — A Mass Shooting During A Pandemic

By Gavin Jackson

A shooting at Lavish Nightclub in Greenville County in the early morning hours of July 5On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 7, 2020, we bring you discussion about a new book on the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting, the latest on a Upstate shooting this weekend which killed two people and injured eight others, the challenges facing South Carolina hospitals, 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...

South Carolina ETV to launch 'Palmetto Perspectives' series with multi-platform racial injustice program July 8

Palmetto PerspectivesCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced that it will be launching a new, community engagement-focused series with a one-hour discussion on racial injustice Wednesday, July 8 at 7 p.m. Airing on both SCETV and SC Public Radio, this new series, titled “Palmetto Perspectives,” aims to bring together a diverse group of voices to discuss the important issues facing the state of South Carolina and its communities. In light of the protests that followed the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other unarmed black Americans, this premiere episode will feature a panel of...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Too Close Encounters Of The July 4th Kind

By Gavin Jackson

COVID-19 cases in SCOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 4, 2020, host Gavin Jackson examines the Palmetto State's unemployment situation, including improvements inside the state's unemployment agency as it faces stagnating claims numbers. We also look at the dozens of municipalities with mask ordinances, hear from officials concerned about just how bad things may become after this holiday weekend, 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...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — I'll Take 'Masks' For One Trillion, Alex

By Gavin Jackson

Gov. Henry McMasterOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 2, 2020, host Gavin Jackson brings you the latest data on the Palmetto State's growing number of COVID-19 cases, what the second half of the year may look like economically, thoughts from Gov. Henry McMaster concerning masks, 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...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — And Then There Were Three

By Gavin Jackson

Governor McMaster COVID-19 press conference - June 26, 2020On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 30, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Maya T. Prabhu to take an in-depth look at Georgia’s new hate crimes law. We also hear from South Carolina public health officials about increasing COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations, 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,...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Masking The Problem

By Gavin Jackson

Reported COVID-19 Cases by week bar graphOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 27, 2020, host Gavin Jackson brings you a look at the cities that are and aren’t issuing face mask requirements along with the Gov. Henry McMaster's thoughts on a statewide ordinance. Plus, we catch you up on the latest broadband expansion efforts including what internet maps in your area look like, hear from an MUSC doctor about when you should go to the hospital for COVID-19 symptoms, 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...

Statue of John C. Calhoun Comes Down in Charleston

By Victoria Hansen

John C. Calhoun statue is set down before a cheering crowdA statue of John C. Calhoun has stood atop a perch of more than one hundred feet over Marion Square for 124 years and it was no easy task taking the likeness down. Calhoun was a former State Senator and Vice President of the United States. But he was also well known as an advocate of racist policies and slavery. His stature in one of the city's most prominent parks has been debated for years. There were calls for the figure's removal in 2015 following the murders of nine black parishioners at the hands of a racist gunman at Mother Emanuel AME Church just down the street. Those calls recently...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 1,000 Cases A Day Keeps The Normalcy Away

By Gavin Jackson

SLED Chief Mark Keel speaks about law enforcement practices and praised Sen. Tim Scott's police reform billOn this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 23, 2020, we look at Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) JUSTICE Act and related issues at the state level, hear from a lawyer about worker’s compensation issues during these COVID-19 times, and get more info from one of DHEC’s top officials handling the pandemic. 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 Continues to See Record Number of New Cases Of COVID-19

By Russ McKinney

SC Gov. Henry McMaster (right) at Fibertex Nonwoven facility in Laurens County, June 5, 2020New cases of the coronavirus are soaring in the state causing a new set of challenges for state and local officials. For the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Carolina saw relatively low numbers of cases attributed to a series of state mandates ordering schools and many businesses closed, and for people to stay home. But over the past month as restrictions have gradually eased and businesses and restaurants have re-opened, the number of new positive cases has exploded putting South Carolina near the top of states seeing new cases. That is causing concern for state health...

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