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Gov. Henry McMaster and other state officials announced an executive order July 10, 2020, prohibiting the sale of alcohol at bars and restaurants after 11:00 pm. The move is designed to slow the spread of COVID-19 in South Carolina.

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 recovery is taking, what changes in worldwide trade and manufacturing could happen in the future, and other insights on the latest COVID-19 data. 

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Palmetto Perspectives is South Carolina Public Radio and SCETV's new quarterly program aiming to bring together a diverse group of voices to discuss the important issues facing the state of South Carolina and its communities.

In light of the protests that followed the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other unarmed black Americans, Palmetto Perspectives hosts Thelisha Eaddy and Adrienne Fairwell are joined by a panel of leaders from South Carolina’s African American community who will discuss these killings, the subsequent protests and how to overcome these tragedies.

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This episode of Spoleto Backstage highlights one of Geoff Nuttall’s all-time favorite programs from the Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series: the eleventh and final concert from the 2018 season. As Geoff discusses with Bradley Fuller before the music begins, the wide-ranging, variety-packed lineup of this program is emblematic of the chamber series as a whole. To start, the men of the Westminster Choir join the regular chamber musicians for a performance of Franz Schubert’s sublime choral setting of Goethe’s “Gesang der Geister über den Wassern.”  Cellist Joshua Roman and pianist Gilles Vonsattel then perform Ludwig van Beethoven’s Cello Sonata in C major, Op. 102. Following the late Beethoven work is Antonio Vivaldi’s stormy “Summer” concerto from The Four Seasons. For the final two pieces of the program, tenor Paul Groves takes center stage with a performance of two hit arias: Gaetano Donizetti’s “Una furtiva lagrima” (from L’elisir d’amore) and Charles Gounod’s “Salut! Demeure chaste et pure” (from Faust).   

Researcher Finds Possible COVID Warning in Sewage

Jul 9, 2020
Wastewater treatment plants like this one may provide advance warning to spikes in COVID cases, according to research by a University of South Carolina professor.
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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 human waste, and coronavirus is one of them.  So Norman is analyzing sewage to determine the presence and amount of the virus in large populations.  He said the application is new, but the technique has been around for a while.

A new analysis by the New York Times finds that South Carolina had more coronavirus cases per million people last week than several countries with some of the worst outbreaks in the world.
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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 Carolina as the third worst place in the world when it comes to new COVID-19 cases per million residents over the past week.

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Florida reported 15,299 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, marking the largest single-day increase of any state since the start of the pandemic.

Sunday's numbers exceed New York's peak of more than 12,200 new cases in one day back in April, back when it was the epicenter of the outbreak.

Human error, a misaligned missile guidance system and a decision to fire without authorization contributed to Iran's downing of a civilian passenger plane in January, according to a new report from Iran's Civil Aviation Organization.

President Trump issued his first pardon in August 2017, just about seven months into his presidency. Three years and three dozen clemencies later, some patterns have emerged.

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President Trump softens his stance on face coverings, lawmakers react to his commuting the sentence of friend and advisor Roger Stone, and what's at stake with the next coronavirus relief package.

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This story is part of "Every 30 Seconds," a collaborative public media reporting project tracing the young Latino electorate leading up to the 2020 presidential election and beyond.

Brayan Guevara comes from a long line of educators: His mother is a college instructor, and his grandparents were teachers in Honduras. 

Now, Guevara is on the same path. The 19-year-old is a sophomore at Guilford Technical Community College in Greensboro, North Carolina, and wants to become a teacher.

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Four men on motorcycles arrived outside of 47-year-old Husham al-Hashimi’s house in darkness on Monday.

When Hashimi, a prominent security expert in Iraq, pulled up in his car, one of the men approached the vehicle and started shooting. Then, the gunman ran back to his motorcycle and the group sped off.

Related: Before coronavirus, young Iraqis held some of the biggest protests in the country's history

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When Pakistani politician Tanzeela Qambrani introduced a resolution to the Sindh Assembly condemning George Floyd’s death, she carried with her a photo of him.

Qambrani’s ancestors were enslaved by traders; she’s a fourth-generation African and says that background has made her feel connected to Floyd, and the activism his tragic killing has inspired.

Some of South Carolina’s leading women in the fields of business, government, public service, and the arts tell their stories.

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