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Will the 4th Quarter Show a Significant Economic Rebound?

September 2, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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Now that we’re six months into the economic crisis caused by the pandemic, are our national and state economies responding as expected? Mike Switzer interviews Frank Hefner, Director Office of Economic Analysis and Professor of Economics at the College of Charleston .

A Counter Protest from History and the Rebirth of a Fabled Rock Hill Restaurant

September 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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One could make much of the timing of Chef Rob Masone’s next big food venture, seeing that it just happens to intersect with a moment that’s brought us both a pandemic and a major conversation about the meaning and breadth of race and racism in the United States. The moment...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — September 1st, AKA March 185th

September 1, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 1, 2020, we discuss the Palmetto State’s current economic situation, break down the additional money lawmakers will have for upcoming budget negotiations, continue our look at the mental health of medical...

Beaufort Suffragist Shared Gullah Folklore and Educated Black Children

September 1, 2020 - Posted in History by Victoria Hansen
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Anne Christensen Pollitzer lives at the end of a dirt road on Saint Helena Island. The view from her back porch is as stunning as her story. White egrets wade along the marsh as Anne unfolds two large, cardboard displays beside her, spreading them out like wings. Each is...

Betty Jo Rhea | Women Vision SC Podcast

August 31, 2020 - Posted in Local by Linda O'Bryon
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Betty Jo Rhea served as Mayor of Rock Hill for 12 years and as a member of the City Council for 8 years. She was referred to as “the people’s mayor.” When she took over as mayor, unemployment stood at over 17% and textile mills had declined from 13 to only one. Under her...

The Glories of Grits

August 31, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Alfred Turner
The Glories of Grits

Grits. If you grew up in the South, you have likely eaten them. If you buy yours from the grocery store, though, you may never have really tasted the goodness of stone ground grits. This week, Walter Edgar talks grits with Greg Johnsman, of Geechee Boy Mills on Edisto...

SC Business News Update from Alan Cooper

August 31, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
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Alan Cooper Credit Mike Switzer/SC Public Radio An update of the news, events and issues that are trending right now across South Carolina's business community. Mike Switzer interviews Alan Cooper, founder and editor of three online business news websites in South Carolina...

SC Lede: Mental Health — The Hidden Pandemic

August 29, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 29, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to recap speeches by prominent South Carolinian political leaders at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Also on this episode:...

Sports Proving a Valuable Buoy For Rock Hill in the Pandemic

August 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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Rock Hill’s shiny new Sports & Event Center was all set to be a big deal. It was just slated to open at a colossally unfortunate time – March, 2020. To be fair, it did open, briefly. There was a soft launch; a few events happened. But the city’s newest economic driver,...

Laura’s Remnant Likely to Bring Gusty Storms Saturday

August 28, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Laura is not expected to produce anywhere near the widespread damage over the Palmetto State that it did over Louisiana, but gusty showers and thunderstorms are likely over parts of the state on Saturday. Laura had weakened to a tropical depression as it moved through...

Special Coverage: March on Washington Anniversary

August 28, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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Friday, August 28 , is the 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech." On this anniversary, NPR will offer on-line coverage of the Rev. Al Sharpton's "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks" march, a name...

Live Coverage - Fact Check: President Trump's RNC Speech

August 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner
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President Trump is accepting the Republican nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters are providing analysis of his remarks live. Loading...

Laura's Remnant May Bring A Few Stronger Storms to South Carolina on Saturday

August 27, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
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Laura's devastating winds are expected to weaken as it moves northeastward across the Mid-South late this week, but it's likely to alter the wind pattern enough to bring a chance of stronger storms to parts of the state on Saturday. Laura made landfall at 1 AM CT (2 AM ET)...

It's Not About Superheroes: The Very Human Toll COVID Takes on Frontline Healthcare Workers

August 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
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A lot of people see frontline healthcare workers as heroes in the coronavirus pandemic. That might actually be kind of a problem. “You hear about them being superheroes, and that’s nice, but they are people,” says Pamela Wright, an ER nurse and researcher at the University...

SC Lede: RNC — South Carolina In Prime Time

August 27, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) closed out the first night of the Republic National Convention on August 24, 2020.

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 27, 2020, features remarks from Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) and former South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley at the Republican National Convention, new information on how mask mandates are reducing the spread of COVID-19 in the...

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