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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
  • This episode of the South Carolina Lede for December 7, 2021 features: an update on leadership changes in the South Carolina Senate; more insight into the redistricting process; the latest research into the Omicron variant of COVID-19; and more.
  • This edition of the South Carolina Lede for December 4, 2021 features: analysis of the current redistricting maps before state lawmakers; an update on the status of legal challenges against federal vaccine mandates; a break down of the Twitter fight this week between Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) and Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA); and more.
  • This episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 30, 2021, features the latest on the Omicron variant of COVID-19, a look at the candidates running to fill the late Hugh Leatherman's state senate seat, analysis of this year's Atlantic hurricane season, and more.
  • On this special episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 23, 2021, host Gavin Jackson is joined by his brothers for a test of who knows Gavin best. Happy Thanksgiving from the Lede!
  • This episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 20, 2021, features: information about a new lawsuit against the Biden administration over a vaccine mandate for healthcare workers; comments from South Carolina members of the U.S. House of Representatives about the censure of Rep. Paul Gosar, R-Ariz.; an update on the economy; and much more.
  • On this edition of the South Carolina Lede for November 16, 2021: Sen. Lindsay Graham, R-S.C., on new infrastructure projects funded in part by the bipartisan bill he voted for; climate change and the outcomes of the COP26 summit; a look at surging inflation rates and supply chain issues; and more.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 13, 2021, we look back on the life of Hugh Leatherman, the powerful state senator from Florence, who passed away this week.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 9, 2021: U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC) draws her first Democratic challenger for the 2022 election; a look at the newly proposed state Senate district map; what the bipartisan infrastructure bill recently passed by Congress means for South Carolina; and more.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 6, 2021: a look at the results of this week's elections; Gov. Henry McMaster issues an executive order rebuffing a federal COVID-19 vaccine mandate; how the rollout of Pfizer's vaccine for kids will work in South Carolina; and more.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for November 2, 2021: the latest unemployment data for the state; what can be done to prevent domestic violence; SC State Epidemiologist Dr. Linda Bell has advice for parents who may soon be able to vaccinate their children; and more.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 30, 2021: a look at how Gov. Henry McMaster wants to spend more than $2.5 billion in federal COVID-19 money; SC Education Superintendent Molly Spearman announces she won't run for a third term; what it will take to improve the electrical grid as more electric vehicles are produced in the country; and more.
  • This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 26, 2021 features: the latest on Sen. Hugh Leatherman, the state's most powerful lawmaker, who is receiving hospice care; a look at first lady Jill Biden's visit this week to the MUSC Hollings Cancer Center in Charleston; a conversation with Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President and CEO Tom Barkin about inflation and workforce shortages; and more.