Laura Rapidly Intensifies into Season's First Major Hurricane

August 26, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Hurricane Laura Cone

Update as of 11:30 AM: Laura has strengthened further and has top sustained winds of 125 mph as of the 11 AM ET / 10 AM CT advisory from the National Hurricane Center. A surge of 15 to 20 feet is possible over parts of southwest Louisiana, and the surge could extend as far...

What an Ebola Nurse's Experiences Can Teach Us About Healthcare Workers' Mental Health in a Pandemic

August 26, 2020 - Posted in News by Scott Morgan
man dressed in scrubs standing in front of ambulance

Cheedy Jaja grew up in Sierra Leone. He came to the United States to study medicine and became a nurse practitioner. So it’s not much of a stretch to see what drew him back to Sierra Leone when the Ebola crisis broke out in 2014. He felt a call to go home and help. He wasn’...

Charleston Suffragist Helped Save Historic Architecture

August 25, 2020 - Posted in History by Victoria Hansen
Miles Brewton house on King Street where Susan Pringle Frost was born and later returned to live out the rest of her life.

Susan Pringle Frost was born to a prominent Charleston family and seemed destined for a life of leisure until her father's fertilizer business fell apart after the Civil War. She left boarding school to help her family, first by working as a secretary for an architect and...

Laura Intensifies into Season's Fourth Hurricane over Gulf of Mexico

August 25, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Hurricane Laura's forecast track, 11 AM Tuesday

Update as of 11:15 AM: A Hurricane Warning has been issued from San Luis Pass, Texas to Intracoastal City, Louisiana. The warning includes Galveston, Beaumont, and Lake Charles areas. Storm Surge Warnings are now in effect from San Luis Pass to the mouth of the Mississippi...

State GOP Leaders: It's All About the Issues

August 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Thelisha Eaddy
DNC delegates

Day one of the Republican National Convention was full of the expected, the party officially nominating Donald Trump and Mike Pence as President and Vice President for its presidential ticket, and the unexpected, surprise visits from both Pence and Trump. State party...

COVID Inspires Lowcountry Chefs to Get Personal

August 25, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Tut Underwood
File photo of chef's hands cutting green onions

COVID-19 has caused many a business to adapt to changing circumstances in order to survive. Such is the condition of many chefs in the Charleston area. Since the advent of COVID has shut or slowed many restaurants, some chefs in the Lowcountry - and elsewhere - have found...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Going Postal

August 25, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Gov. Henry McMaster cast all 50 delegate votes for President Donald Trump on the first day of the Republican National Convention

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 25, 2020, we hear comments from South Carolina Congressional delegation on the issues facing the U.S. Postal Service, speak with state Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman, look at Gov. Henry McMaster's role in the...

Tropical Storms Marco and Laura threatening the Gulf Coast

August 24, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Marco Forecast Cone

Rain from Tropical Storm Marco is likely to bring areas of flash flooding to the Florida Panhandle Monday and Monday night, while the Florida Keys get brushed from Tropical Storm Laura as it enters the Gulf of Mexico. Both storms are expected to avoid South Carolina. After...

T. Lilly Little Water | Women Vision SC Podcast

August 24, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Linda O'Bryon
T. Lilly Little Water

T. Lilly Little Water began her life's passion of advocating for Indigenous People at age seventeen. “It’s something intangible and inexplicable that drives me. It feels like there are also a 1000 ancestors in my heart that are constantly giving me a nudge in this way or...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — Caution! Fatigue!

August 22, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Dredging of Charleston Harbor to 52 feet, the deepest on the East Coast, continues.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 22, 2020, we discuss what needs to be done to safeguard the vote in November, get an update from the South Carolina Ports Authority on the massive dredging project, speak with an MUSC psychologist about caution fatigue,...

Tropical Depression 14 Forecast to Enter Central or Western Gulf Early Next Week

August 21, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Depression 14 Forecast Track

Tropical Depression 14 is nearing tropical storm status as it passes near the coast of Nicaragua and Honduras. It poses a direct threat to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula this weekend, and likely the central or western Gulf coast of the United States during the middle of next...

Tropical Storm Laura Forms in the Eastern Caribbean Sea

August 21, 2020 - Posted in Weather by Ray Hawthorne
Tropical Storm Laura

Updated as of 9:30 AM Friday: Reconnaissance aircraft found that Tropical Depression 13 strengthened to Tropical Storm Laura in the eastern Caribbean Sea about 230 miles east-southeast of the Leeward Islands. The tropical storm is disorganized, but is expected to bring...

SC Lede: COVID-19 — DNC Chat Roulette

August 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Gavin Jackson
Congressman Jim Clyburn (D-SC) delivered his virtual Democratic National Convention speech from Charleston on August 17, 2020.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 20, 2020, we take you to the virtual Democratic National Convention to hear from some prominent South Carolina lawmakers, continue to explore concerns over the postal service, hear from a financial advisor on how to...

Coping with Caution Fatigue During the Pandemic

August 20, 2020 - Posted in Health by Alfred Turner
Dr. Wendy Balliet

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Wendy Balliet about coping with caution fatigue as the coronavirus crisis continues. Dr. Balliet is a psychologist who works with patients who have chronic health problems through the Division of Bio-behavioral Medicine and Hollings...

Fact Check: Biden's DNC Speech

August 20, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner

Joe Biden is formally accepting the Democratic Party's nomination for president on Thursday. NPR reporters are providing live analysis of his remarks. Loading...