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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...

Chris Singleton, Son of Emanuel AME Shooting Victim, Pens Book for Anniversary

June 17, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Victoria Hansen
Chris Singleton's book "Different"

Five years ago, Chris Singleton was a carefree college student dreaming of playing professional baseball when he got the call that changed his life. "I'll never forget it," says Singleton. "I was 18 years-old and I got a call from my mom's phone actually and the lady on the...

Chester PD Addresses McCree Shooting Incident

June 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
Chester Police Chief Eric Williams

On Tuesday, Chester Police Chief Eric Williams held a press conference regarding the killing of 28-year-old Ariane McCree by a city police officer last fall. Williams said the press conference was an effort to be fully transparent in an incident that has dogged the...

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...

Sisterhood: SC Suffragists, A Look at How Local Women Helped Secure the Right to Vote

June 16, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
Suffragists demonstrating against Woodrow Wilson in Chicago, 1916.

On May 21, 1919, the US House of Representatives passed the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing American women the right to vote. Two weeks later, the Senate followed. The amendment was ratified and adopted, one year later on August 18, 1920. Getting to this historic moment took...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — 'A Lot Of Stupid Floating Around'

June 13, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Our first Zoom Happy Hour event included a discussion of the June 9 primaries and a look ahead to this November's elections.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 13, 2020, host Gavin Jackson you a recap of the June 9 primaries from our first Zoom Happy Hour event with The Post and Courier's Caitlin Byrd and Jamie Lovegrove, The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard, and The State's Maayan...

Experts Project COVID's Effect on the Business Workplace Going Forward

June 12, 2020 - Posted in Business by Tut Underwood
LeeAnna Murphy, disinfects her work area at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, April 30, 2020.

Things are looking differently as businesses in South Carolina and elsewhere gradually open back up amid a still active coronavirus outbreak. Workplaces include the use of shields, masks, gloves, distance and other new methods. But according to Dr. Rich Harrill, director of...

Contact Sports Businesses Adjust to Life with COVID-19

June 10, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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How does a gym for a high-contact sport like mixed martial arts or boxing go about its business when there’s a virus in the air that demands we stay far apart? The short answer: Carefully. “We have a beautiful space outdoors so we can definitely do our kickboxing classes...

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...

Results of the 2020 South Carolina Senate Primaries

June 8, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
Graphic of a man casting a ballot.

Get live updates of statewide totals and county-by-county results, here, on June 9th.

SC Lede: COVID-19 — HurriCAN YOU NOT, 2020?!

June 6, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster press briefing on hurricane preparedness in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 4, 2020, host Gavin Jackson looks at the challenges of preparing for hurricane season during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, speaks with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) about George Floyd and President Donald Trump’s leadership...

Hurricane Season Begins Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

June 4, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Tut Underwood
image of Hurricane Michael

This week is not only the beginning of hurricane season, it is Hurricane Preparedness Week in South Carolina. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service are predicting an above-normal hurricane season for 2020. NWS...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Education On The Brink

June 4, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 4, 2020, we look at the upcoming June 9 primaries, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin's thoughts on local government response to COVID-19, concerns of a potential lost generation of South Carolina students, and more. The South...

COVID-19 Pandemic Has Potential to Create "Education Crisis for A Generation" Of SC Students

June 2, 2020 - Posted in News by Russ McKinney
School sign: "E-Learning, No School"

For the state's public schools the first of June normally marks the end of the school year. But this year the coronavirus outbreak changed that. On March, 2020 Gov. Henry McMaster ordered schools closed. Last week, State Education Superintendent Mollie Spearman delivered an...

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