COVID-19

A Community Effort to Pay the Bills in Greenville

December 3, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
Barbara Pollard is one of thousands of Greenville residents who got help with utility bills

On a given day, the United Way of Greenville County used to field 50, maybe 60 calls from residents needing help. When the pandemic and its economic haymaker struck, call volume increased to 500 a day. And it’s stayed there. The calls come from wave after wave of Greenville...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Lede Season Of Listening Sales Event

December 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
New COVID-19 case numbers are returning to levels seen during South Carolina's first peak this summer.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for December 1, 2020, features a look at Rep. Nancy Mace's transition to Congress, an economic forecast for 2021, a profile of one South Carolina COVID-19 surivor and what is keeping her going, and much more. South Carolina Lede is a...

Chronic Pain, Special Needs, and a Death in the Family: COVID's Weight on One Greenville Mom

November 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
Jessica Sterling and her therapy dog, Sammy

Remember when the coronavirus pandemic put all those “unnecessary” medical procedures on hold? Well, they weren’t so unnecessary to people like Jessica Sterling. The pause in most surgeries came just two days before Sterling was due to get an operation that she needs (on an...

Good Oral Health Habits during the Pandemic

November 30, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Amy Martin

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Amy Martin about keeping teeth, mouth and gums healthy during the pandemic. Dr. Martin is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Stomatology in the College of Dental Medicine at MUSC. Transcript (PDF) available upon request. Listen...

SC Lede: T Gives 2k20 — Return Of The Turkey

November 26, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Host Gavin Jackson holding a baby

On this special Thanksgiving South Carolina Lede mini pod, host Gavin Jackson and producer AT Shire listen to your voicemails, share how they're celebrating the holiday this year, and more! Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at the South Carolina Lede , South Carolina...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Get Test, Ya Dang Ol' Turkeys!

November 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster and other state officials during a briefing on November 19, 2020.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 21, 2020, features recommendations from state leaders on how to have a safe Thanksgiving, plans for rapid testing in schools, the latest South Carolina unemployment and jobs numbers, and much more. South Carolina Lede is...

A Fort Mill Mom, COVID, and Five Months of Recovery

November 17, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
The novel coronavirus got into the Durkee family early.

When Kati Durkee got a sore throat, she went to the pharmacy. A week later, she found out that it wasn't a cold. Or allergies. And that food poisoning that settled in, that wasn't food poisoning either. A week later still, Durkee's son (Durkee has a son in 11th grade and a...

Broadband: South Carolina's Digital Divide

November 16, 2020 - Posted in Health by JT Hydrick & Joy Bonala
The impact of broadband

Almost every aspect of life depends, in some part, on a reliable, high-speed Internet connection. But despite the drastic technological advances of the Information Age, 19 million people throughout the country still lack access to the Federal Communication Commission’s...

Update on Remote Home-Monitoring of COVID-19 Patients with Mild to Moderate Symptoms

November 16, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Emily Warr

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Emily Warr , for an update about a remote, online home monitoring program for COVID-19 patients with mild to moderate symptoms. Ms. Warr is a Registered Nurse and Director of Operations at the Center for Telehealth at MUSC. Listen to the...

Suicide Prevention Efforts Changed by COVID

November 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
Suicide Prevention Lifeline

As the COVID pandemic continues, it also continues to alter virtually every aspect of life and work in South Carolina as well as the nation. For some, working at home or wearing a mask to the store is a minor inconvenience. For others, however, the isolation of working from...

Healthy Habits for Families during the Pandemic (to Promote Good Health)

November 2, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Christine San Giovanni

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Christine San Giovanni about healthy habits for families during the pandemic, to prevent child obesity and promote good health. Dr. San Giovanni is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Heart-Health, Pediatric Weight...

SC Lede: Nightmare On Lede Street

October 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina Ports are expected to see steady

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 31, 2020, features: a look at the competitive First Congressional District race between incumbent Democratic Congressman Joe Cunningham and Republican challenger Nancy Mace; an economic update on South Carolina's ports and...

COVID-19 Alters Halloween Traditions

October 30, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Tut Underwood
Visitors to Trenholm Road United Methodist Church's pumpkin patch in Columbia

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the traditions of many families, and Halloween in South Carolina is one of them. Many families have decided not to Trick or Treat this year, and organizations have also changed their Halloween plans. The annual Trunk or Treat event at...

COVID Stunted Social Interaction. That's Been a Boon to This Agoraphobe

October 30, 2020 - Posted in Health by Scott Morgan
Veronica Morris, with her service dog Hestia

In the middle of an interview on Zoom, nature called on Hestia Morris to be let into the yard. Veronica Morris took her, trilling a sing-song hellooo to a neighbor under a perfect, cobalt Rock Hill sky. How ordinary it all would be for anyone who isn’t Veronica Morris. But...

Seasonal Flu during the Pandemic

October 26, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Scott Curry

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Scott Curry about the seasonal flu and flu vaccine this year. Dr. Curry is an Assistant Professor of Infectious Diseases and an Epidemiologist at MUSC. Listen to the story... Health Focus is a production of the Medical University of...

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