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South Carolina Lede
Weekly Podcast

South Carolina Lede is a podcast about the people, issues, and events shaping the Palmetto State. Join host Gavin Jackson and reporters from across the state each week for in-depth discussions of the biggest news affecting you, your family, and your fellow South Carolinians – from state politics and legislative happenings inside the state house to the ongoing effects of the pandemic and more. It’s the factual and timely information you need, with a dash of irreverent fun to keep it all interesting.

And we want to hear from you! Leave us a voicemail at 803-563-7169 with your questions and stories, and you might just make it onto an episode during our Wind Down segment.

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DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions of callers are not necessarily those of South Carolina Lede, South Carolina Public Radio, or SCETV.

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Latest Episodes
  • September 24, 2022 — Sara Goldsby, director of S.C. Department of Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse Services, discusses the state’s current fight against the opioid epidemic, and we listen to more of your voicemails in an extended Wind Down section.
  • September 20, 2022 — An extended conversation with outgoing State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman about some of the biggest issues currently facing South Carolina schools.
  • September 17, 2022 — The latest on the controversy surrounding Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham's 15-week nationwide abortion ban proposal; new inflation data and what it means for Social Security recipients; an extended interview with SCDHEC's Director of Public Health Dr. Brannon Traxler; and more.
  • September 13, 2022 — A look at where abortion legislation currently stands in the state; a breakdown of the controversy surrounding state Rep. Krystle Matthews' US Senate run against incumbent Sen. Tim Scott; an update on COVID-19 boosters; and more.
  • September 10, 2022 - A full recap all of the action this week as the SC Senate debated a new restrictive abortion bill.
  • September 3, 2022 - A recap on the SC House debate on a new near-total abortion ban bill; new polling numbers on the governor's race; updates about the new COVID-19 booster shot; and more.