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State GOP Leaders: It's All About the Issues

August 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
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Day one of the Republican National Convention was full of the expected, the party officially nominating Donald Trump and Mike Pence as President and Vice President for its presidential ticket, and the unexpected, surprise visits from both Pence and Trump. State party...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Going Postal

August 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster cast all 50 delegate votes for President Donald Trump on the first day of the Republican National Convention

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 25, 2020, we hear comments from South Carolina Congressional delegation on the issues facing the U.S. Postal Service, speak with state Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, look at Gov. Henry McMaster's role in the...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Caution! Fatigue!

August 22, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Dredging of Charleston Harbor to 52 feet, the deepest on the East Coast, continues.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 22, 2020, we discuss what needs to be done to safeguard the vote in November, get an update from the South Carolina Ports Authority on the massive dredging project, speak with an MUSC psychologist about caution fatigue,...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — DNC Chat Roulette

August 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC) delivered his virtual Democratic National Convention speech from Charleston on August 17, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 20, 2020, we take you to the virtual Democratic National Convention to hear from some prominent South Carolina lawmakers, continue to explore concerns over the postal service, hear from a financial advisor on how to...

Fact Check: Biden's DNC Speech

August 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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Joe Biden is formally accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters are providing live analysis of his remarks. Loading...

SC's Voters with Disabilities May Face a Dire Choice (And Not Just Who To Vote For)

August 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Voters with disabilities have always faced a lot of obstacles, but they’ve also always had a choice – voting absentee. Now, a combination of the coronavirus pandemic and the politicization of the U.S. Postal Service is forcing a different kind of choice onto disabled voters...

An Unexpected Advantage of a Virtual Convention

August 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Buttons are a big deal at national conventions. Despite not being able to attend the convention in person, Bruce said delegates still got their national and state swag bags, complete with 2020 convention buttons.

In 1988, Catherine Bruce’s father attended the Democratic National Convention in Atlanta, Georgia; she still has his program booklet. This Year, Bruce is following in her dad’s footsteps as she attends the DNC’s virtual convention that was supposed to take place in...

‘It’s Time to Change the Trajectory.’ SC Senator to Speak Tuesday During Virtual DNC

August 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Sen. Kimpson pictured in Feb. 2020 shaking hands with Joe Biden

The second night of the National Democratic Convention will feature South Carolina Senator Marlon Kimpson as one of 17 “rising stars” within the party. They will deliver a joint speech on why leadership matters. Kimpson, who represents Charleston and Dorchester counties,...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Overwhelmed & Overrun

August 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Healthcare workers collect samples at a drive-in testing site in Columbia, SC, on August 11, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 18, 2020, we speak with MUSC Health CEO Dr. Patrick Cawley about testing, look at the absentee voting situation for the November 3 elections and what state lawmakers' plans are, hear about the financial pressures facing...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Alone Together

August 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
According to the SC Emergency Management Division, 10 counties and 60 municipalities have mask mandates in place.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 15, 2020, features a look at spending for personal protection equipment for school districts, more on mask data from DHEC and which masks protect you better than others, a closer look at how you can cope with mental health...

Ladies – And Now Gentlemen – Take Their Seats at Converse College

August 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The coronavirus sent everyone at Converse College in Spartanburg packing early in the spring. Graduating seniors barely had time to say their good-byes before the campus shut down and restructured. As the college reopens to residents this week, it brings a few changes, and...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Need For Speed

August 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Gov. Henry McMaster speak to the press at Bob Jones University in Greenville on August 10, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 12, 2020, we bring you updates on broadband expansion efforts in the state, remarks from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Gov. Henry McMaster about state and federal response efforts, a health report on the benefits of...

When an Unlikely Ally of Women's Suffrage Emerged In Edgefield, Support for the Cause Grew

August 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
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Emily Anderson Dunovantfield lived in Edgefield, South Carolina. She was well-educated and what many called a traditional woman. But during the early 1900's, Dunovant used a radical voice to help elevate the women's suffrage cause in South Carolina. Dr. James O. Farmer, Jr...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Dr. Linda Bell Spills The Tea

August 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 11, 2020, we discuss The State 's recent report on emails from State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell showing that she regretted not taking a stronger stance during press conferences with Gov. Henry McMaster . In the emails...

SC Lede: COVID-19 From The Frontlines — A Relentless Assault

August 8, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Critical care nurse Michele Baudet gowns up before going into a COVID-19 patient's room

On this special edition of the South Carolina Lede, host Gavin Jackson takes you to Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital in Georgetown County to speak with healthcare workers at the frontlines of the COVID-19 surge in South Carolina. The South Carolina Lede is here to keep...

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