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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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  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 13, 2024: Pres. Joe Biden’s make or break week at the NATO summit and the subsequent press conferences where he attempted to allay concerns over his age; we hear from Rep. Jim Clyburn and what former Pres. Donald Trump is saying on the campaign trail; Gov. McMaster talks about the upcoming RNC convention; and more!
  • On this special summer series episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 09, 2024: a look at a new limited podcast series called “40 Acres and a Lie,” a three-part series from Reveal and the Center for Public Integrity, that tells the history of an often-misunderstood government program that gave more than 1,200 formerly enslaved people land titles, only to take the land back, fueling a wealth gap that remains today.
  • On this special episode of the South Carolina Lede, we bring you the premiere of South Carolina Public Radio's new history gameshow Who What When.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 02, 2024: host Gavin Jackson’s interview with the new SCDOT secretary, Justin Powell; how the State Legislature's 2017 gas tax increase has affected state roads and the underfunded DOT; and more!
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 29, 2024: a recap of the final actions of the 125th General Assembly; we also look at who won and lost in Tuesday’s primary runoffs; a small recap of the first presidential debate; and more!
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 25, 2024: it’s primary runoff day, with 13 races across the state; the S.C. House & Senate take up the budget conference committee report on the $14.4 billion budget; Gov. McMaster is participating in a European economic development mission trip; and more!