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SC Lede: COVID-19 — 28 Days Later

By Gavin Jackson

Govl McMaster details nonessential businesses which should remained closed in S.C. during the coronavirus outbreak.On this episode for April 4, 2020, we speak with U.S. Rep. Joe Cunningham (D-SC) about his experience testing positive for COVID-19, see how food banks are faring during this crisis, and talk with State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman about the current challenges facing the education system. We also look back at actions taken by the governor's office in the month since the first reported case of COVID-19 in South Carolina. Each of these special episodes is structured to give you straight up information up front followed by additional context and reporting, your voices, resources...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Homeward Bound

By Gavin Jackson

Gavin Jackson (l) speaks with Brinton Fox, owner of Boone Fox Farm in Columbia, SC.On this episode for April 2, 2020, we discuss Gov. Henry McMaster's executive order closing all non-essential businesses in South Carolina, the latest unemployment numbers, and more. We also speak with Brinton Fox, owner of Boone Fox Farms in Columbia, SC, about how the virus is affecting agricultural businesses like hers, and ask her for tips for people beginning gardens while staying at home. Each of these special episodes is structured to give you straight up information up front followed by additional context and reporting, your voices, resources and tips and we end it all with a little...

Domestic violence predicted to spike during COVID-19 pandemic

By Kaitlyn Cannon

Domestic Violence stock imageWhile many people are fortunate enough to think of home as a safe place, that is often not the case for victims of abuse. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, U.S. residents are being instructed to stay home in order to stop the virus from spreading. Abuse victims, now being forced to stay at home with their abusers, are at a great risk. Joan Harris, the Associate Director of Advocacy & Community Services at Safe Passage, Inc ., explains the threat domestic violence victims are experiencing during this time. She says, "Domestic violence is probably worse at this time because there's so much...

Strong Storms Possible in the Lowcountry Tuesday Afternoon and Evening

By Jeff Huffman

Tornado WatchUpdate Tuesday 2:30 PM ET: A Tornado Watch has been issued by the National Weather Service until 9:00 PM EST. The watch includes the following counties in South Carolina: Allendale, Charleston, Hapton, Beaufort, Colleton, Jasper, Berkeley, and Dorchester. Update Tuesday 2 pm ET: Forecasters at the National Weather Service have upgraded the risk area to “slight” (or level two out of five) for areas of the Lowcountry including the cities of Charleston, Hilton Head Island, Ridgeland, and Allendale. The most likely arrival time of any strong storms to the Lowcountry would be between 4 and 8 pm...

MUSC Creates 3D Printed Protective Mask Anyone Can Make

By Victoria Hansen

Various stages of the mask and filter cartridges showing the progression.If building a personal protection mask that could be mass produced to fight the coronavirus pandemic was a puzzle, Joshua Kim was determined to figure it out. The 25 year-old is the Senior Designer and Program Coordinator with the Department of Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. “That moment was an epiphany moment,” says Kim. “It was a great moment.” It was the moment Kim realized he could use an air filter, like those commonly found in home improvement stores, to build a respirator for a mask mimicking the N95 now in demand. “They filter out viruses too," says...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Self-Isolation Discombobulation

By Gavin Jackson

SC Lede LogoOn this episode for March 31, 2020, we discuss legal questions surrounding the emergency powers of local governments which may conflict with South Carolina state orders, speak with local restaurant owners whose business is being affected by COVID-19, learn about efforts as the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) to develop 3D printed masks, and more. Each of these special episodes is structured to give you straight up information up front followed by additional context and reporting, your voices, resources and tips and we end it all with a little wind down. And we want to hear from...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Hotel South Carolina

By Gavin Jackson

SC LEDE logoOn this episode for March 28, 2020, we look at efforts to help small businesses recover from losses due to COVID-19, the latest modeling from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC), how health professionals in the Palmetto State are dealing with a shortage of ICU beds, and more. Each of these special episodes is structured to give you straight up information up front followed by additional context and reporting, your voices, resources and tips and we end it all with a little wind down. And we want to hear from you! Leave us a 1-minute long voicemail at 803-...

Does Climate Have a Role in the Spread of COVID-19?

By Dr. Athena Masson

Covid-19 StudySCEIN — COVID-19 could be more infectious and deadly than the flu, but only time will tell if the contagion is seasonal. The rapid spread of the virus has created an urgent need for researchers to find links to its spread. One possible factor is the climate. Uncertainty on climate’s role The first case of the virus was detected and reported to the World Health Organization’s China office on Dec. 31, 2019. A region’s climate could play a role in the spread of COVID-19, but there are less than three months of data for scientists to work with. Links between temperature, humidity and the spread...

Record Warmth Likely in South Carolina This Weekend

By Jeff Huffman

record heatThe second weekend of spring will feel more like the start of summer across the Palmetto State, and numerous record highs are even likely to be broken. A sprawling dome of high pressure is forecast to build across the Southeast in the coming days, which will promote sinking air and abnormally warm temperatures for this time of year. Southwesterly winds near the ground will also allow warm, dry continental air to move into the Midlands and Upstate regions, which will allow the warmth to spread farther inland. The table below lists the forecast high temperatures compared to the records of each...

SCETV President sends a message about COVID-19 pandemic

By SCETV

PadgettSouth Carolina ETV President and CEO, Anthony Padgett, sends a message to viewers and listeners. "Since joining this incredible team in 2017, I have seen firsthand how strong and resilient South Carolinians truly are. No time has that been more evident than the present. As our state and nation continue to respond to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, I want you to know that our team remains dedicated to being a resource to you. We’re collaborating with the S.C. Department of Education to broadcast “At-Home Learning” – curriculum-based programming for South Carolina’s pre-K–12th grade students...

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