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Shortage of Coins Brought On by COVID Pandemic

September 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
COVID-19 has had many affects on society, some unexpected.  One of these is a shortage of coins.

COVID-19 has caused many disruptions in people's daily lives, and one of the unexpected obstacles facing businesses around the state and country - as if there weren't enough - is a shortage of coins. University of South Carolina economics professor William Hauk explained: "...

Army Identifies Soldier Found Dead at Fort Jackson

September 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
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Sunday, Army officials identified the basic combat training soldier who was found dead in his barracks at Fort Jackson on September 12. 29-year old Pvt. Michael Wise from Wisconsin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 13th Infantry Regiment. Saturday, officials announced a 48...

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

September 12, 2020 - Posted in News 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...

Uncertainty Remains Around S.C. State Budget

September 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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Credit Russ McKinney/SC Public Radio The state legislature will return to Columbia next week to once again consider what to do about next year’s operating budget. Uncertainty about the economy and how much state tax revenue it will generate has lawmakers in a quandary...

An Upstate Collaborative Chronicles Moral Distress in 'Non-Essential' Healthcare Workers

September 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The mental health crisis among healthcare workers in the pandemic is, in large part, one of moral crisis. We’ve reported on the emotional toll COVID-19 can take on frontline healthcare workers . But what about the toll it’s taking on professionals at the further reaches of...

COVID Took Abused Kids Off the Radar. Reopened Schools Are Letting SCDSS Caseworkers Catch Back Up

September 4, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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One of the upsides to having children back in a physical classroom is that the state's child protective services workers can talk to kids again. A lot of them are dealing with abuse or neglect and it's easier to catch up with several of them when they're in one place, away...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — One-Time Dolla Dolla Bills, Y'all

September 3, 2020 - Posted in News 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...

When a COVID Vaccine is Developed, Will People Take It?

September 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
Numerous pharmaceutical manufacturers are working hard to develop a vaccine for COVID-19.  Once that's done, the big question to be answered is, will people take it?

Drug companies have been working furiously to produce a vaccine for COVID-19, with hopes for one late this year or early 2021. As development gets nearer, an important question has arisen among some medical professionals: once the vaccine has been produced, will people...

A Counter Protest from History and the Rebirth of a Fabled Rock Hill Restaurant

September 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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One could make much of the timing of Chef Rob Masone’s next big food venture, seeing that it just happens to intersect with a moment that’s brought us both a pandemic and a major conversation about the meaning and breadth of race and racism in the United States. The moment...

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

September 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On 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...

Sports Proving a Valuable Buoy For Rock Hill in the Pandemic

August 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Rock Hill’s shiny new Sports & Event Center was all set to be a big deal. It was just slated to open at a colossally unfortunate time – March, 2020. To be fair, it did open, briefly. There was a soft launch; a few events happened. But the city’s newest economic driver,...

Special Coverage: March on Washington Anniversary

August 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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Friday, August 28 , is the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech." On this anniversary, NPR will offer on-line coverage of the Rev. Al Sharpton's "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" march, a name...

Live Coverage - Fact Check: President Trump's RNC Speech

August 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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President Trump is accepting the Republican nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters are providing analysis of his remarks live. Loading...

SC Lede: RNC — South Carolina In Prime Time

August 27, 2020 - Posted in News 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...

It's Not About Superheroes: The Very Human Toll COVID Takes on Frontline Healthcare Workers

August 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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A lot of people see frontline healthcare workers as heroes in the coronavirus pandemic. That might actually be kind of a problem. “You hear about them being superheroes, and that’s nice, but they are people,” says Pamela Wright, an ER nurse and researcher at the University...

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