COVID-19

SC Prison Inmates Sue for Early Release as Coronavirus Claims Lives Inside

May 7, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Mark Trammell fighting for early release because he has stage four liver cancer and recently suffered a heart attack.

51 year-old Chris Varner of Anderson found love late in life. He's been married to Gay Stanley for nearly a year. They've spent much of their time together, apart. He worries he may never see her again. "I honestly believe it would be the end of her if she catches it," says...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Amazing Trace

May 7, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) and CareSouth partnered to host free COVID-19 testing

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 7, 2020, we take you to a recent free COVID-19 testing site in the Pee Dee, recap the findings of a recent survey of South Carolina businesses, look at how the expansion of broadband access is gaining traction with...

Helping Children with ADHD during Pandemic Lockdown and with Remote Learning

May 5, 2020 - Posted in Health by Bobbi Conner
Dr. Angela LaRosa

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Angela LaRosa about routines and structure to help kids with ADHD during the stay-at-home restrictions and remote learning due to the pandemic. Dr. LaRosa is a Professor of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics and she’s Medical...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Covid De Mayo

May 5, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (with A.T. Shire in insert) records from his home office on Monday, May 4, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May, 5, 2020, we examine the latest COVID-19 numbers in the state as Gov. Henry McMaster's "work or home" order is lifted this week. We also look at Rep. James Clyburn's plan for affordable broadband internet access, speak with...

Facing Dwindling Funds, Nonprofits Look to Annual Giving Event for Needed Support

May 4, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Palmetto Animal Assisted Life Services during 2019 Midlands Gives Event. The nonprofit has furloughed more than half its staff due to Covid-19.

According to a recent survey by the South Carolina Community Loan fund, many nonprofits say they will run out of funding by June; 80 percent indicated they will be out money by September. Elizabeth Houck works with Midlands Gives, an 18-hour online giving event powered by...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Take It Outside

May 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Hotels and short term rentals have reopened in Myrtle Beach and Gov. Henry McMaster has lifted his ban on visitors from CDC hots

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 2, 2020, we bring you insight into how Gov. Henry McMaster and other political leaders envision reopening the state, take the pulse of the Palmetto State's tourism industry, and find out what this year's college football...

Soda City Market expresses encouragement and creativity during pandemic

May 1, 2020 - Posted in Business by Charles Dymock
Soda City Market

Soda City Market has been a staple of local business in the Midlands since 2005. The Main Street market, normally lined with vendors and street performers every Saturday morning, is now desolate due to the COVID-19 pandemic. CEO of Soda City Market, Emile DeFelice, has had...

A First Taste of Mangoes and Other New Realities at Upstate Food Pantries

May 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Food pantries in the Upstate and Pee Dee have had to adjust to the coronavirus pandemic on the fly, like everyone else. They’ve seen need for food increase with spikes in South Carolinians out of work, as much as they seem increased demands on their time, energy, resources...

SC's Eviction Stay, Scheduled to End Friday, Extended

April 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
aerial view of buildings

Update : The South Carolina Supreme Court announced it would extend the state eviction moratorium after this story published. It will extend the stay on evictions and foreclosures for another two weeks. South Carolina’s state moratorium on evictions for unpaid rent is set...

'We Have the Biology of this Disease... We Have the Psychology of this Disease'

April 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
Meeting of "accelerateSC" on April 23, 2020 in Columbia, SC

While the state’s political and business leadership is focused on bringing South Carolina's economy back as soon as possible, it is becoming increasingly clear to them that restoring public trust that it’s safe to go back to work, travel and shop will be key to unlocking...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Work Or Home Or Myrtle Beach

April 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Boeing will be cutting its workforce 10% in light of economic headwinds as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 30, 2020, we break down the latest COVID-19 numbers in the Palmetto State, take you to Myrtle Beach as the city votes to reopen its beaches and hotels, and look at Boeing's plans to layoff workers from its North...

Local Stores Face Challenges Re-opening in Charleston

April 29, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Half-Moon Outfitters assistant store manager Brent Ferguson (left) and a co-worker prepare for customers

It's one of those warm days when a little free air conditioning would feel good strolling along King Street in Charleston. But despite the governor's executive order allowing retailers to re-open during the coronavirus pandemic, many store doors remain padlocked. "We've...

Business Financial Management During a Pandemic

April 29, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Alfred Turner
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The stress the global pandemic has put on the business community has added new dimensions to the science of cost controls. How does one manage costs when everything is broken? Mike Switzer interviews Mark Cecchini, chair of the School of Accounting at the Darla Moore School...

Upstate educational institutions adapt curriculum in the face of pandemic

April 28, 2020 - Posted in Local by William Richardson
Online Classes in the Upstate

Upstate educational institutions have adjusted the way they serve their students and faculties. They express how they are meeting the challenges of different situations and how they need to prepare and move forward in the future.

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Racial Disparities In Real Time

April 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gavin Jackson (with A.T. Shire in insert) records from his parents' house on Monday, April 27, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 28, 2020, we take you to Greer, SC, where a shipment of over a million face masks meant for Prisma Health was delivered this weekend with local, state, and national political leaders in attendance. We also examine what...

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