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SC Lede: COVID-19 — North Charleston, We Have A Problem

July 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 30, 2020, we bring you the latest on Gov. Henry McMaster's new orders regarding masks in restaurants and the reopening of movie theaters, sports stadiums, and other businesses. Also in this episode: The struggles facing...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — North Charleston, We Have A Problem

July 30, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster and other state officials announced the reopening of more South Carolina businesses

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 30, 2020, we bring you the latest on Gov. Henry McMaster's new orders regarding masks in restaurants and the reopening of movie theaters, sports stadiums, and other businesses. Also in this episode: The struggles facing...

A Tropical Storm Could Impact Florida by the Weekend -- but Uncertainty is High

July 28, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Athena Masson
PTC Nine Forms

Update as of 8 AM Wednesday: Potential Tropical Cyclone Nine is not yet a tropical storm, but squally weather is moving through the Lesser Antilles this morning. The National Hurricane Center says there is a 90 percent change the potential tropical cyclone will achieve...

'Inspired To Use Her Voice For Women's Rights,' Eulalie Salley Followed Her Mind, Broke Barriers

July 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
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Eulalie was born in Georgia on December 11, 1883. She grew up on a plantation near Augusta, was privately educated and attended both, Virginia's Mary Baldwin College and Converse College in Spartanburg, SC. In 1906, she married attorney Julian Salley (later mayor of Aiken)...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — An UnTENTable Situation

July 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Members of the South Carolina National Guard relocate a COVID-19 screening tent

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 28, 2020, we bring you the latest data from DHEC about COVID-19 infection rates in the Palmetto State, look at encouraging numbers for the state, hear what one South Carolina hospital is doing to combat the coronavirus...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — The Miseducation Of Molly Spearman

July 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman testifies before the SC House COVID-19 Public Education Committee

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 25, 2020, we bring you an in-depth look at the politics surrounding the reopening of schools, including Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman's thoughts on how different in-person and online learning will look this...

Hanna Headed for Texas; Gonzalo Approaches Caribbean

July 24, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Hanna Headed for Texas; Gonzalo Approaches Caribbean

Tropical Storm Hanna — the earliest recorded “H” storm — developed late Thursday evening in the western Gulf of Mexico. Tropical Storm Warnings are in effect ahead of Hanna’s expected arrival on the Texas Gulf coast Saturday. Meanwhile, Tropical Storm Gonzalo continues to...

Spoleto Backstage: Bach Bonus Round

July 24, 2020 - Posted in SC Public Radio by Sean Birch
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This episode of Spoleto Backstage highlights the music of Johann Sebastian Bach with Spoleto chamber music series performances of two works representative of the German baroque composer’s prolific and wide-ranging output: his Concerto in C minor for violin and oboe, BWV...

Reopening of SC Schools Fully Embroiled in Politics

July 24, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
Vice President Mike Pence in Columbia on July21, 2020.  Right of him are SC Gov. Henry McMaster, and US Secretary of Education Betsy DevVos

Like some other aspects of the ongoing pandemic, how public schools in South Carolina should open is now fully embroiled in politics. Despite the continuing spread of the coronavirus, President Trump is urging the nation’s schools to open this fall, and to provide full-time...

Depression Forms in the Gulf; Gonzalo Strengthens

July 23, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Forecast Track for TD 8 and Gonzalo

Tropical Storm Watches are in effect for the Texas Gulf coast ahead of the likely arrival and strengthening of the season's eighth tropical depression. As of 11 am Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said Tropical Depression Eight was located 380 miles east-southeast of...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 'It Will Probably Get Worse Before It Gets Better'

July 23, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Vice President Mike Pence participates in a media briefing at the USC Alumni Center on July 21, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 23, 2020, we take a look at Vice President Mike Pence's recent visit to the Palmetto State, find out the latest on the federal COVID-19 relief bill, speak with SC Ports Authority CEO Jim Newsome, and more. The South...

Tropical System in the Gulf Becoming Better Organized

July 22, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
High chance of development in the Gulf

The tropical wave that has been depositing soaking downpours over parts of South Florida, the Keys, and the western half of the Florida peninsula may be the next system to organize into a tropical depression this week. As of the National Hurricane Center's early afternoon...

The Tropics are Coming Alive, but There are No Curent Threats to South Carolina

July 21, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Dr. Athena Masson
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The National Hurricane Center is monitoring two tropical waves for potential development, but neither are a significant or direct threat to Florida over the next five days. One tropical wave, referred to as Invest 99 by meteorologists, has rapidly organized over the past 24...

The latest developments on COVID-19: Attractions reopen, 93,604 cases, 1,774 deaths, widespread testing available

July 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Aniya Mahaffey
Reported COVID-19 cases in South Carolina

Quick Facts: --DHEC reports 93,604 cases in all 46 counties Map -Total negative tests: 795,871 -1,774 deaths have been reported. Nearly all of the patients were elderly with underlying health conditions. Mortality demographic data -All non-essential businesses are closed as...

White House Briefings on the Battle Against COVID-19

July 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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President Trump will hold daily briefings as coronavirus infections surge in hot spots around the U.S. Briefings are scheduled for 5:00 p.m., but, start times may vary. Watch the live video here...

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