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COVID-19 Pandemic Has Potential to Create "Education Crisis for A Generation" Of SC Students

June 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
School sign: "E-Learning, No School"

For the state's public schools the first of June normally marks the end of the school year. But this year the coronavirus outbreak changed that. On March, 2020 Gov. Henry McMaster ordered schools closed. Last week, State Education Superintendent Mollie Spearman delivered an...

SC Lede: Fighting In Memory Of George Floyd

June 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Thousands gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 2, 2020, we take you to Saturday’s protests in Columbia spurred by the death of George Floyd, which started with thousands gathered peacefully at the State House before devolving into isolated acts of destruction by a...

Chester Prays for Unity, Healing Amid Violence

June 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey doesn’t want his county to make the news because it’s on fire. “I don’t want [Chester] to look like burning buildings,” he said. “I want the world to see Chester as unified.” To show the type of unity as the example Dorsey wants to set, he...

Charleston Business Owners Face Violence Following George Floyd Protests

May 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Businesses boarded up on King Street in Charleston

The city that displayed a wealth of grace in the aftermath of the massacre at Mother Emanuel and the shooting death of Walter Scott somehow succumbed Saturday night to the violence erupting nationwide following yet another senseless death, this time thousands of miles away...

Rock Hill Marches for George Floyd, May Get Citizens Review

May 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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On Saturday morning, about 1,000 residents of all ages and races gathered in Rock Hill’s Fountain Park to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in the custody of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minn. Floyd’s death sparked protests in cities across the...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Information Superhighway Of Shame

May 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Lindsey Graham held a roundtable discussion with leaders at MUSC about improving access to telemedicine in the state.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 30, 2020, we bring you major broadband discussion from several top lawmakers, medical professionals, and education leaders as we continue to look at how the COVID-19 pandemic is illuminating the need to expand this critical...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — A Macabre Milestone

May 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 28, 2020, we have updates on absentee voting for the June 9 primary, Boeing’s layoffs from its North Charleston plant, and a clinical research trial to see what power T-cells from patients who have recovered from COVID-19...

As NASA Prepares for Historic SpaceX Launch, A Look at How an SC Native, Clemson Grad Plays a Role

May 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley

For the first time in nine years, astronauts will launch into space from American soil. Wednesday’s planned test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon will send two astronauts, Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the International Space Station. In 2018, South Carolina Public...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Making Up For Lost Time

May 26, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 26, 2020, we travel to Folly Beach, SC, for Memorial Day, recap recent legislative action with The Associated Press' Jeffrey Collins and The State's Maayan Schechter, and learn how hospitals are staffing back up in the...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Isle Of Facepalms

May 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Beachgoers returned to Isle of Palms the weekend of May 16, 2020, after restrictions were lifted.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 23, 2020, we take you to the Isle of Palms as residents return to the beaches, look at how some communities are planning economic relief packages, and learn about the use of the promising COVID-19 treatment remdesivir in...

MUSC Lancaster/Chester Nearly Back to... Wait, Can We Still Say Normal?

May 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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The Medical University of South Carolina’s hospitals in Lancaster and Chester are mostly back to being fully staffed. A little more than a month ago, around 75 of MUSC Health’s 900 layoffs happened at these two Upstate locations, but Scott Broome, the CEO for the Lancaster...

Local initiative created to record history of COVID-19 pandemic

May 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Leslie Leonard
Local initiative created to record history of COVID-19 pandemic

“This pandemic has made known cracks and faults in the state of South Carolina, relating to education and health disparities,” says Michael Allen, a board member on the S.C. African American Heritage Commission. “Things that were once hidden are in plain view.” Black...

Reopening Too Soon? Lowcountry Mayor and Charleston Historian Reflect on the Spanish Flu

May 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Mount Pleasant Mayor Will Haynie

It was the fall of 1918. Charleston had quickly gone from a bustling city to a vacant, ghost town. People were quarantined for five weeks because of a deadly pandemic. They were restless, eager to get back to business as usual. Sound familiar? Under Quarantine 1918 "...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Senate Vibe Checks McMaster

May 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster talks with ZVerse owner John Carrington in his West Columbia warehouse

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 16, 2020, we look at how a majority of State Senate Republicans want to check Gov. Henry McMaster's emergency powers, and what he thinks about it. Plus, the governor tours a plant that produces practical face shields for...

Cooper River Bridge Run Cancelled Because of Coronavirus

May 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Cooper River Bridge Run participants lining up in Mount Pleasant April 2014

It's one of the state's largest sporting events people can take part in and it's never been postponed or cancelled before, until now. The 43rd annual Cooper River Bridge run initially moved from April to August because of the coronavirus pandemic is officially off. The 10 K...

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