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SC Lede: COVID-19 — And Then There Were Three

June 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Governor McMaster COVID-19 press conference - June 26, 2020

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 30, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by the Atlanta Journal Constitution's Maya T. Prabhu to take an in-depth look at Georgia’s new hate crimes law. We also hear from South Carolina public health officials about...

Statue of John C. Calhoun Comes Down in Charleston

June 24, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
John C. Calhoun statue is set down before a cheering crowd

A statue of John C. Calhoun has stood atop a perch of more than one hundred feet over Marion Square for 124 years and it was no easy task taking the likeness down. Calhoun was a former State Senator and Vice President of the United States. But he was also well known as an...

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...

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...

How It Feels To Be Black And Blue In 2020

June 15, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
Capt. Cheryl Cromartie

Capt. Cheryl Cromartie knew she wanted to be a police officer when she was nine years old. She was driving with her grandmother and saw something she'd never seen before -- a black female cop. She joined the Greenville County Sheriff's Office 27 years ago and still did not...

Watch free public media programs on civil rights, racial injustice and protest

June 12, 2020 - Posted in Culture
Harvey Gantt and parents at court fighting for admission into Clemson University

APT (American Public Television) has curated the following list of programs currently available for FVOD/free streaming on PBS platforms to help further viewer participation in the national dialogue on Civil Rights, Racial Injustice, and Protest.

Greenville Instututions Take on Community and Racial Equality

June 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
Protests

If no other metric would convey the weight Greenville County’s institutions and residents are giving the discussion of how to dismantle ingrained racism in the county, the attendance at Tuesday’s Community Matters online forum would do it. Roughly 200 people logged in to...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Pandemic Highs & Economic Woes

June 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
USC football coach Will Muschamp marches with players and other protesters outside of the Governor's Mansion on June 6, 2020

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 9, 2020, host Gavin Jackson takes you to the latest protest outside of the governor’s mansion to hear what organizers want to see from local authorities, plus why University of South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp...

SC Lede: Fighting In Memory Of George Floyd

June 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Thousands gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 2, 2020, we take you to Saturday’s protests in Columbia spurred by the death of George Floyd, which started with thousands gathered peacefully at the State House before devolving into isolated acts of destruction by a...

Chester Prays for Unity, Healing Amid Violence

June 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Chester County Sheriff Max Dorsey doesn’t want his county to make the news because it’s on fire. “I don’t want [Chester] to look like burning buildings,” he said. “I want the world to see Chester as unified.” To show the type of unity as the example Dorsey wants to set, he...

Charleston Business Owners Face Violence Following George Floyd Protests

May 31, 2020 - Posted in News by Victoria Hansen
Businesses boarded up on King Street in Charleston

The city that displayed a wealth of grace in the aftermath of the massacre at Mother Emanuel and the shooting death of Walter Scott somehow succumbed Saturday night to the violence erupting nationwide following yet another senseless death, this time thousands of miles away...

Rock Hill Marches for George Floyd, May Get Citizens Review

May 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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On Saturday morning, about 1,000 residents of all ages and races gathered in Rock Hill’s Fountain Park to protest the death of George Floyd, a black man who died in the custody of four police officers in Minneapolis, Minn. Floyd’s death sparked protests in cities across the...