COVID-19

State Lawmakers Opt Not to Move Ahead With New Budget

September 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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Last Year's Operating Budget to Remain In Effect It now appears that South Carolina’s state government will operate for the first half of its’ current fiscal year using last year’s budget. A lack of action by the General Assembly this week left last year’s budget in place...

New support line created for people struggling with pandemic hardships

September 22, 2020 - Posted in Health by JT Hydrick and Joy Bonala
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With the novel coronavirus continuing to proliferate around the world, more and more people are suffering from a different kind of pandemic : mental health and substance abuse disorders. In response, the South Carolina Department of Mental Health teamed up with the...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Judge Dread

September 22, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks at a campaign event for state Rep. Nancy Mace in North Charleston on September 21, 2020.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 22, 2020, features: a look at how you can vote absentee in the November 3 election; the latest from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the future of the Supreme Court nomination process he will oversee; comments from U.S...

Managing the Chronically Ill During the Pandemic

September 17, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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Individuals with pre-existing, chronic health conditions are probably the highest-risk group during this pandemic. Couple that with the need for telehealth and other technology solutions and you can see why our next guest’s company has been very busy. Mike Switzer...

Shortage of Coins Brought On by COVID Pandemic

September 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
COVID-19 has had many affects on society, some unexpected.  One of these is a shortage of coins.

COVID-19 has caused many disruptions in people's daily lives, and one of the unexpected obstacles facing businesses around the state and country - as if there weren't enough - is a shortage of coins. University of South Carolina economics professor William Hauk explained: "...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Duwve, Or Not Duwve, That Is The Question

September 12, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Acting director of DHEC Marshall Taylor speaks at a press conference on September 10, 2020.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 12, 2020, features: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on how the offshore drilling moratorium including South Carolina came about; Gov. Henry McMaster outlines how he would like to spend phase II CARES Act money that the state...

Uncertainty Remains Around S.C. State Budget

September 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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Credit Russ McKinney/SC Public Radio The state legislature will return to Columbia next week to once again consider what to do about next year’s operating budget. Uncertainty about the economy and how much state tax revenue it will generate has lawmakers in a quandary...

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...

Corporate Health and Wellness During the Time of COVID

September 10, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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The pandemic has certainly changed the workplace, bringing employees’ health and wellness concerns to the forefront. Our next guest says that the wellness part of that equation is not getting enough attention. Mike Switzer interviews Lisa Burbage, CEO and founder of...

SC Lede: Datacasting — Reaching The Unreachable

September 10, 2020 - Posted in SCETV 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 SCETV by Gavin Jackson
The latest South Carolina COVID-19 case numbers, as of September 4, 2020.

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...

Will the 4th Quarter Show a Significant Economic Rebound?

September 2, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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Now that we’re six months into the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, are our national and state economies responding as expected? Mike Switzer interviews Frank Hefner, Director Office of Economic Analysis and Professor of Economics at the College of Charleston .

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