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SC Lede: COVID-19 — Breaking Point On The Horizon

July 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Greenville Mayor Knox White to address rising cases of COVID-19 in Greeenville.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 21, 2020, we bring you COVID-19 warnings from medical professionals in the Upstate, recent comments from Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) on his police reform bill and the state of play on it in Congress, Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC)...

Mid-Summer Heatwave Likely to Continue This Week

July 20, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Heat Advisory

Widespread temperatures in the mid to upper 90s and high humidity will boost heat indices to dangerous levels for some across the Palmetto State this week. The National Weather Service issued a patchwork of Heat Advisories Monday for portions of the Upstate, Pee Dee, and...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — A Year In Four Months

July 18, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Prisma Health Infectious Disease physician Dr. Robin LaCroix

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 18, 2020, we bring you the latest on Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) attempts to reshore medical manufacturing jobs to the US, recent polling on how South Carolinians feel about masks and working from home, and updates on...

Gov. McMaster and GOP Leaders Demand Schools Open for Face-To-Face Teaching

July 17, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
Gov. Henry McMaster at his Statehouse announcement on Wednesday, July 25, 2020.

Education Superintendent Spearman, District Superintendents, and Democrats Criticize as Premature and Unsafe While there appears to be overwhelming support to re-open South Carolina’s public schools this fall, the question of how to open them safely has become a contentious...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Schoolhouse Bully Pulpit

July 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster at a July 15 press conference

At a July 15 press conference, Gov. Henry McMaster urged all South Carolina public schools to restart in-person classes the day after Labor Day and give parents the option of face-to-face instruction. Credit SCETV On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 16, 2020...

The Fall of Reconstruction, Rise of Jim Crow Created Missed Opportunities for Women's Suffrage

July 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
US Postal Service 19th Amendment: Women Vote stamp. Inspired by historic photographs, the stamp features a stylized illustration of suffragists marching in a parade or other public demonstration.

The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight that most historians place starting with the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention . But there are some who place the nearly 100-year struggle starting, in earnest, decades before the civil war with the proliferation of reform...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — You Can Do It, Put Your Mask Into It

July 14, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman recently spoke to a Senate subcommittee on the reopening of schools plan

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 14, 2020, we bring you recent comments by Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman on the reopening of schools this fall, excerpts of Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) conversation with FDA Commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn about the...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Smiling Faces, 52,000 Cases

July 11, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster and other state officials announced an executive order July 10, 2020

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 11, 2020, host Gavin Jackson examines the latest attempt to slow the spread of COVID-19 in the Palmetto State through Gov. Henry McMaster's new "last call" executive order. We also look at the hit the tourism industry’s...

Researcher Finds Possible COVID Warning in Sewage

July 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Tut Underwood
Wastewater treatment plant

Testing for the coronavirus is ongoing throughout the country, but testing individually takes a lot of time. University of South Carolina public health Professor Sean Norman is taking a different approach. Viruses are not only carried in the body, but some are also shed in...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Third Worst In The World

July 9, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
New York Times finds that South Carolina had more coronavirus cases per million people last week than several countries

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 9, 2020, we bring you comments from US Attorney General William Barr and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) about police reform, the latest on the shooting at the Lavish Lounge nightclub in Greenville, and a new report listing South...

Of Small Business, Big Bucks, and PPP in South Carolina

July 7, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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South Carolina small businesses received $1.87 billion through the federal Paycheck Protection Program, or PPP, and were able to revive 280,000 jobs by accessing the loans, according to newly released data from the U.S. Small Business Association . The SBA’s public database...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — A Mass Shooting During A Pandemic

July 7, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
A shooting at Lavish Nightclub in Greenville County in the early morning hours of July 5

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 7, 2020, we bring you discussion about a new book on the Mother Emanuel AME Church shooting, the latest on a Upstate shooting this weekend which killed two people and injured eight others, the challenges facing South...

Lou Kennedy | Women Vision SC Podcast

July 6, 2020 - Posted in Business by Linda O'Bryon
Lou Kennedy

As president, CEO and owner of Nephron Pharmaceuticals Corporation, Lou Kennedy runs a global company out of West Columbia, South Carolina. She and her husband helped establish the Kennedy Pharmacy Center Innovation Center in conjunction with the USC School of Pharmacy. She...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Too Close Encounters Of The July 4th Kind

July 4, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
COVID-19 cases in SC

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 4, 2020, host Gavin Jackson examines the Palmetto State's unemployment situation, including improvements inside the state's unemployment agency as it faces stagnating claims numbers. We also look at the dozens of...

SC Officials Fear COVID-19 Spike Over July 4th Holiday

July 3, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
Gov. Henry McMaster Tweeted this photo Thursday afternoon with the caption "Lives depend on it. Wear it."

As South Carolina enters the July 4th weekend, public health officials are bracing for what they term as a possible unimaginable number of new cases of the coronavirus. Gov. McMaster said this week the state is facing a test. "It's time for us to make up our minds. July the...

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