COVID-19

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Masking The Problem

June 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Reported COVID-19 Cases by week bar graph

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 27, 2020, host Gavin Jackson brings you a look at the cities that are and aren’t issuing face mask requirements along with the Gov. Henry McMaster's thoughts on a statewide ordinance. Plus, we catch you up on the latest...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Down Goes Johnny

June 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
After a 17-hour process, the statue of John C. Calhoun in Marion Square in Charleston, SC, was removed on June 24, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 25, 2020, host Gavin Jackson brings you an account of the removal of the John C. Calhoun statue from Charleston's Marion Square, a look at moves by two of the state’s biggest cities to mandate mask usage in certain places...

NFL Wide Receiver Dontrelle Inman Helps Hometown

June 25, 2020 - Posted in Local by Brandie Perron
Dontrelle Inman passes groceries to children

Batesburg-Leesville graduate and NFL wide receiver Dontrelle Inman is spending part of the off-season in South Carolina. While off the field in the Palmetto State, Dontrelle was on Instagram and an idea was spawned. After seeing several social media challenges in the early...

Financial Planning Lessons Learned from the Pandemic

June 23, 2020 - Posted in Business by Mike Switzer
Joy Watkins

There is no doubt that everybody is learning a lesson or two (or three or more) from this pandemic. Maybe it’s the importance of sanitary living or maybe it’s all about money. Our next guest says that there are certainly some financial planning lessons that have become much...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 1,000 Cases A Day Keeps The Normalcy Away

June 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
SLED Chief Mark Keel speaks about law enforcement practices and praised Sen. Tim Scott's police reform bill

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 23, 2020, we look at Sen. Tim Scott’s (R-SC) JUSTICE Act and related issues at the state level, hear from a lawyer about worker’s compensation issues during these COVID-19 times, and get more info from one of DHEC’s top...

How 2020 Almost Killed Greenville Tech’s New Black Students Initiative. Almost.

June 22, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
Students on laptop

Back in January, South Carolina Public Radio spoke to Dr. Alecia Watt, the director of Greenville Technical College’s Educational Opportunity Program, about the school’s initiative to identify and retain African-American male students who were at risk of dropping out. The...

SC Continues to See Record Number of New Cases Of COVID-19

June 22, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
SC Gov. Henry McMaster (right) at Fibertex Nonwoven facility in Laurens County, June 5, 2020

New cases of the coronavirus are soaring in the state causing a new set of challenges for state and local officials. For the first three months of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Carolina saw relatively low numbers of cases attributed to a series of state mandates ordering...

Catching Up on Childhood Vaccinations during the Pandemic

June 22, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
Dr. Elizabeth Mack

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Elizabeth Mack about the impact that the pandemic has had upon routine childhood vaccinations. Dr. Mack is the Division Chief for Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at MUSC Children’s Health and she’s a spokesperson for the American...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Cruel Summer

June 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson and SC Lede horticulturalist Brinton Fox on June 19, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 20, 2020, we examine the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark decision this week prohibiting discrimination against LGBTQ employees, as well as the latest unemployment data, and the link between stress and alcohol abuse during...

Educators Consider COVID's Effects on Higher Education

June 19, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
college campus

The coronavirus has changed life for everyone - from washing hands frequently to wearing masks to keeping social distance - and every segment of our society. The realm of higher education is no different. According to Clemson University Dean of Education George Peterson,...

Workers' Comp and the Virus Crisis

June 19, 2020 - Posted in Business by Mike Switzer
South Carolina Business Review logo

As companies continue to re-open their doors, health experts say that until much more testing has been done and a vaccine developed, they may be increasing their risk of employees and customers becoming sick with COVID-19. How has the pandemic affected workers’ compensation...

SC Lede: Searching For Equality 5 Years After Mother Emanuel

June 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) announces his police reform bill on June 17, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 18, 2020, we reflect on the Mother Emanuel AME massacre in Charleston five years later. We also examine the police reform bill proposed by Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and other GOP lawmakers, look at the latest COVID-19 numbers...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Mystery Of The Rising Plateau

June 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman discusses recommendations from AccelerateED on June 12, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 16, 2020, host Gavin Jackson looks at recommendations by the AccelerateED taskforce to address steps forward for educators and students amid the ongoing pandemic. Also on this episode: an intimate discussion on race and...

Alcohol Consumption during Stressful Times (Including the Pandemic)

June 16, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Joshua Smith

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Josh Smith about the increase in risk for developing an alcohol problem during stressful times, and tips for reducing alcohol consumption. Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and he is the Clinical...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 'A Lot Of Stupid Floating Around'

June 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Our first Zoom Happy Hour event included a discussion of the June 9 primaries and a look ahead to this November's elections.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 13, 2020, host Gavin Jackson you a recap of the June 9 primaries from our first Zoom Happy Hour event with The Post and Courier's Caitlin Byrd and Jamie Lovegrove, The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard, and The State's Maayan...

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