COVID-19

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Find Your Own Beach

April 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Residents on Garden City's beach following Gov. Henry McMaster's executive order that the state's beaches could reopen.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 23, 2020, we head to the coast to see how cities are handling the reopening of beaches after local governments were given the ability to lift bans this week. We also break down annoucements by Gov. Henry McMaster and...

Attention Shoppers: There Is Still Plenty of Food in South Carolina

April 22, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Word that a Smithfield pork processing plant in South Dakota, where 5 percent of the nation's pork is processed, sent ripples across the U.S. food industry. It didn't help that just a few days later, another Smithfield plant – this one much closer to home, in Tar Heel,...

Charleston Teen at High Risk for COVID-19 Finds Hope in Home Dialysis

April 21, 2020 - Posted in Health by Victoria Hansen
Mary Ashley tries to stay busy while staying home with her sister Allison during the coronavirus pandemic

Mary Ashley Barbot of Charleston was supposed to be in Los Angeles, California this week; not for vacation but for a potentially lifesaving treatment. The coronavirus pandemic put the brakes on her plans and accelerated the concerns of her already worried parents. The 16...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Palmetto Plateau

April 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (with A.T. Shire in insert) records from his home on Monday, April 20, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 21, 2020, we discuss Gov. Henry McMaster's announcements this week that certain stores and beaches in the state can reopen. We also visit the McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence, SC, to learn about the healthcare...

Coronavirus Takes Heavy Toll on Retail Industry

April 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
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For several weeks now, the coronavirus has kept people at home, socially distanced and away from work. Among the other disorienting effects, it also has brought to a halt the busy hum of commerce at many businesses in South Carolina and across the nation. Though it is...

Online Program for Monitoring Covid-19 Positive Patients with Mild Symptoms

April 20, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Emily Warr about an online patient program (and secure website) that allows health care providers to monitor and communicate with covid-19 positive patients throughout their illness. Emily Warr is a Registered Nurse and Director of...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Soft Open In Sight

April 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (with A.T. Shire in insert) records this episode from his home on Friday, April 17, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 18, 2020, we breakdown comments by Gov. Henry McMaster and other state officials about how and when the state's economy could reopen. We also look at substance abuse and addiction during these challenging times, listen to...

She Survived SARS, H1N1, and Science Class - but COVID-19 Canceled Her Commencement

April 17, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Steffi Kong grew up in Singapore. At the onset of the century, the country was in the path of the outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, or SARS, a coronavirus similar to COVID-19. Kong contracted SARS, and beat it, but "because of that, my immune system was very...

What You Should Know About the CARES Act

April 17, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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In an unprecedented short amount of time, the $2.2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, aka the CARES Act, is now law and is in the process of being enacted. Some of the major provisions of this new law will certainly affect South Carolina businesses...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — A Disaster Inside A Pandemic

April 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 16, 2020, we examine the impact of severe weather on the Palmetto State in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and visit Seneca, SC, to speak with residents whose lives were changed by the damage caused by tornadoes...

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...

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