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S.C. Hospitals Face Huge Financial Losses in Wake of Covid-19 Pandemic

April 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
Medical University of SC Hospital, Ashley River Tower, Charleston, SC

In South Carolina’s battle against the coronavirus, hospitals across the state are at the forefront. But as the first line of defense they are incurring huge financial losses, and having to layoff thousands of workers.

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Easter Staycation

April 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
The Basilica of Saint Peter in Columbia, SC, hold Easter services in an empty church on Sunday, April 12, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 14, 2020, we take you to The Basilica of Saint Peter in Columbia, SC, to see how coronavirus changed the way this Catholic church held its Easter Sunday services. We also look at the impact of the pandemic on local...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — A Rising Tide Of Cases, Unemployment, Deaths And Unemployment

April 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (with A.T. Shire in insert) records the podcast from his home on Friday, April 10, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 11, 2020, we examine the state legislature's failure to pass continuing resolution this week, discuss what increasing unemployment numbers could mean for our economy moving forward, and explore how lack of adequate high-...

Schools Continue Online as Coronavirus Spreads

April 10, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
A Columbia art teacher prepares an art history lesson to be taught remotely

A Columbia art teacher prepares an art history lesson to be taught remotely as part of the online classes being taught by schools and colleges throughout South Carolina. Credit Tut Underwood/SC Public Radio The spread of COVID-19 has forced schools and colleges to offer all...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Surge Protection

April 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson takes precautions while covering state lawmakers on Wednesday, April 8, 2020.

On this episode for April 9, 2020, we take you to the South Carolina State House as lawmakers reconvened to vote on continuing resolution to keep the state government operating, emergency response funds, and more. We then speak with Andrew Boozer, executive director of...

You're Not Under House Arrest, South Carolina

April 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
porch railing

Those aren't jail bars on your porch, friends. You can still go out front, as long as you're not congregating in public. Credit South Carolina Public Radio Some South Carolinians, it seems, are not entirely sure what Gov. Henry McMaster's "work-or-home" order fully means...

'Like Watching a Tidal Wave Coming at You.' The View of South Carolina's Student Nurses

April 8, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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News from hospitals in much of the United States right now is bad. In major cities like Detroit, in population-dense states like New Jersey, medical staffs are sometimes unable to keep up with the crush of new COVID-19 cases. Emergencies are gobbling up hospital beds;...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Stay At Home (For Real This Time)

April 7, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode for April 7, 2020, US Attorney for South Carolina Peter McCoy joins us to discuss a new strike team investigating price gouging scams related to the coronavirus pandemic. We then speak with Sara Barber, director of the South Carolina Coalition Against...

Essential Activities of Agriculture Continue During COVID-19 Pandemic

April 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . During a recent interview, Commissioner of Agriculture Hugh Weathers detailed the breadth of agricultural activities considered essential during this time of national crisis, and that there is...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 28 Days Later

April 4, 2020 - Posted in News 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...

South Carolinians in Quarantine are Fostering and Adopting More Pets

April 3, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
Fostering and Adopting More Pets

As South Carolinians are shut in for who-knows-how-long, they’re looking for ways to occupy their time and still do something positive. Alexa Sparkman, manager of volunteer programs at Pawmetto Lifeline in Columbia, says her organization has seen a big uptick in adoptions...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Homeward Bound

April 2, 2020 - Posted in News 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...

Domestic violence predicted to spike during COVID-19 pandemic

March 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Kaitlyn Cannon
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While 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...

Second Shipment of Medical Equipment Includes Thousands of N95 Respirators, Face Masks and Gloves

March 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
South Carolina receives second shipment of Personal protective Equipment

South Carolina received a second shipment of Personal protective Equipment, or PPEs, from the federal government, Saturday. The allotment included surgical gowns, face masks and gloves. The supplies are for healthcare providers responding to COVID-19 and were distributed to...

MUSC Creates 3D Printed Protective Mask Anyone Can Make

March 31, 2020 - Posted in News 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...

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