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SC Lede: COVID-19 — Cruel Summer

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson and SC Lede horticulturalist Brinton Fox on June 19, 2020.On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 20, 2020, we examine the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision this week prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ employees, as well as the latest unemployment data, and the link between stress and alcohol abuse during the pandemic. Plus, SC Lede horticulturalist Brinton Fox joins us with tips on what to plan this summer, 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...

Educators Consider COVID's Effects on Higher Education

By Tut Underwood

college campusThe coronavirus has changed life for everyone - from washing hands frequently to wearing masks to keeping social distance - and every segment of our society. The realm of higher education is no different. According to Clemson University Dean of Education George Peterson, colleges and universities are wrestling with how COVID-19 will affect their abilities to get back into the classroom - at least partially - while keeping everyone safe. "What does that look like in a face-to-face setting," he wondered, taking into account questions such as "the size of the room, social distancing, are masks...

South Carolina ETV to honor 11 women leaders in second year of 'Women Vision SC' initiative

Women Vision SC honoreesCOLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina ETV (SCETV) today announced the return of its “Women Vision SC” initiative, which is recognizing 11 women leaders from across the state in a television program airing July 2 at 8:30 p.m. Made possible in part with support from BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina, the one hour special, entitled, “Women Vision SC: Finding Our Voice,” will profile the 11 honorees, telling their stories and asking about their vision, values and the 100th anniversary of women gaining the right to vote. Executive produced by Linda O’Bryon, “Women Vision SC” is an initiative that...

SC Lede: Searching For Equality 5 Years After Mother Emanuel

By Gavin Jackson

Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) announces his police reform bill on June 17, 2020.On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 18, 2020, we reflect on the Mother Emanuel AME massacre in Charleston five years later. We also examine the police reform bill proposed by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and other GOP lawmakers, look at the latest COVID-19 numbers in the hotspot of Greenville, and more. Links mentioned in this episode: Full Text of Sen. Tim Scott's JUSTICE Act Section by Section Analysis of the JUSTICE Act 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...

Chris Singleton, Son of Emanuel AME Shooting Victim, Pens Book for Anniversary

By Victoria Hansen

Chris Singleton's book "Different"Five years ago, Chris Singleton was a carefree college student dreaming of playing professional baseball when he got the call that changed his life. "I'll never forget it," says Singleton. "I was 18 years-old and I got a call from my mom's phone actually and the lady on the other end was saying 'Chris you got to get down here right now something bad happened.' " A stranger welcomed to bible study at Mother Emanuel AME Church in downtown Charleston had pulled out a gun while the parishioner's eyes were closed in prayer. He fired more than 70 rounds leaving nine people dead, including Chris's...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Mystery Of The Rising Plateau

By Gavin Jackson

Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman discusses recommendations from AccelerateED on June 12, 2020.On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 16, 2020, host Gavin Jackson looks at recommendations by the AccelerateED taskforce to address steps forward for educators and students amid the ongoing pandemic. Also on this episode: an intimate discussion on race and policing; a leading research economist analyzes our economy; personal protective equipment challenges; and more. Links mentioned in this episode: AccelerateED Taskforce Recommendations 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...

How It Feels To Be Black And Blue In 2020

By Scott Morgan

Capt. Cheryl CromartieCapt. Cheryl Cromartie knew she wanted to be a police officer when she was nine years old. She was driving with her grandmother and saw something she'd never seen before -- a black female cop. She joined the Greenville County Sheriff's Office 27 years ago and still did not see many colleagues who looked like her. She decided to be a game-changer for African-American women who might want to consider police work. She succeeded, all the way up to a leadership position -- the first black woman in the department to achieve every new rung on the ladder. And now she's concerned that without some...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 'A Lot Of Stupid Floating Around'

By Gavin Jackson

Our first Zoom Happy Hour event included a discussion of the June 9 primaries and a look ahead to this November's elections.On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 13, 2020, host Gavin Jackson you a recap of the June 9 primaries from our first Zoom Happy Hour event with The Post and Courier's Caitlin Byrd and Jamie Lovegrove, The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard, and The State's Maayan Schechter. Plus, the latest COVID-19 numbers, what you should do if you're showing 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 there right now it’s overwhelming. This podcast is for you to get...

Experts Project COVID's Effect on the Business Workplace Going Forward

By Tut Underwood

LeeAnna Murphy, disinfects her work area at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, April 30, 2020. Things are looking differently as businesses in South Carolina and elsewhere gradually open back up amid a still active coronavirus outbreak. Workplaces include the use of shields, masks, gloves, distance and other new methods. But according to Dr. Rich Harrill, director of the University of South Carolina's International Tourism Research Institute, the changes in routine may not be as dramatic as some might think. For example, he said "in the restaurant business, there were predictions at the beginning that maybe 40 percent would go out of business. It's not going to be that drastic, it'll...

Greenville Instututions Take on Community and Racial Equality

By Scott Morgan

ProtestsIf no other metric would convey the weight Greenville County’s institutions and residents are giving the discussion of how to dismantle ingrained racism in the county, the attendance at Tuesday’s Community Matters online forum would do it. Roughly 200 people logged in to Community Matters – a regular forum that usually gets, at most, a few dozen attendees. The attendance surprised even those who ran the forum, including Rev. Sean Dogan, pastor of Long Branch Baptist Church in Greenville, who likened the attendance to the exegesis he said so many (mainly white) people are having as the...

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