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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...

SC Lede: Datacasting — Reaching The Unreachable

September 10, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announces an additional investment in datacasting technology with SCETV

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 10, 2020, we look at datacasting to help keep students in South Carolina connected remotely to school even without broadband, hear about how the pandemic could affect the future of land development, get an update on...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Don't Anti Vaxx Me, Bro!

September 5, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 5, 2020, we examine Facebook's aproach to limiting the spread of disinformation ahead of the November 3 election, discuss whether the stock market is indicative of the greater economy, speak with medical professionals...

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
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson

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...

SC Lede: Mental Health — The Hidden Pandemic

August 29, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 29, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to recap speeches by prominent South Carolinian political leaders at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Also on this episode:...

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
A view of the Washington Monument across the reflecting pool in front of the Lincoln Memorial.

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...

What an Ebola Nurse's Experiences Can Teach Us About Healthcare Workers' Mental Health in a Pandemic

August 26, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Cheedy Jaja grew up in Sierra Leone. He came to the United States to study medicine and became a nurse practitioner. So it’s not much of a stretch to see what drew him back to Sierra Leone when the Ebola crisis broke out in 2014. He felt a call to go home and help. He wasn’...

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