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

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...

Processing Food During a Pandemic

July 24, 2020 - Posted in Business by Alfred Turner
South Carolina Business Review logo

We’ve heard about the issues facing the meat packing industry during this pandemic. But what about the multitude of other food processing and distribution facilities across the country and our state? Mike Switzer interviews Brian King, president of A M King in Greenville,...

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

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...

White House Briefings on the Battle Against COVID-19

July 21, 2020 - Posted in News by Alfred Turner

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...

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)...

Fighting on Two Fronts: Black South Carolinians in World War I

July 20, 2020 - Posted in Culture by Alfred Turner
Unidentified African American soldier in uniform with marksmanship qualification badge and campaign hat

Upon the United States' entrance into World War I, President Woodrow Wilson told the nation that the war was being fought to "make the world safe for democracy." For many African-American South Carolinians, the chance to fight in this war was a way to prove their...

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...

Deborah Blalock | Women Vision SC Podcast

July 20, 2020 - Posted in Health by Linda O'Bryon
Deborah Blalock

“Follow your passion. Don't ever forget to take care of yourself. That's critically important . I think as women, we don't always do that very well.” That’s the advice of Deborah Blalock, one of the state’s leading mental health administrators and advocates. She was the...

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...