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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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  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 20, 2024: the latest developments in the $1.8 billion discrepancy in a state treasury account; a Boeing whistleblower who testified on Capitol Hill over safety concerns about the North Charleston produced 787 jet; Congress’s upcoming vote on tens of billions in foreign aid; a discussion about the Ukrainian war with NPR Paris correspondent Eleanor Beardsley; and more!
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 16, 2024: host Gavin Jackson has a preview for what’s on tap this week at the S.C. Statehouse; he revisits his interview with USC economist Dr. Joey Von Nessen, continuing the conversation about the hot economy and jobs report that came out for March; Nikki Haley has a new gig; and more!
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 13, 2024: we look at Crossover Week in the SC Statehouse, as we are less than a month away from the end of the legislative session; we also look at what the Senate Finance Committee’s version of the $13.8 billion state budget looks like with USC's research economist Dr. Joey Von Nessen; and more!
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 9, 2024: we preview the week ahead in the SC Statehouse; we hear reaction from Sen. Lindsey Graham on former President Donald Trump’s plans to end the Russia-Ukraine war; we have a feature from Victoria Hansen on Charleston’s new mayor; and more!
  • On this Spring Break episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 2, 2024: Gavin Jackson’s interview of Democratic Congressman Jim Clyburn and Republican Congresswoman Nancy Mace, featured on This Week in South Carolina, where they discuss the falling of Maryland’s Francis Scott Key Bridge, and how it may impact the Port of Charleston.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for March 30, 2024: a utility bill that would fast track permitting of a natural gas line in the state; a bill that would outlaw diversity, equity and inclusion being used in hiring and admissions at public institutions of higher education; we hear from Sen. Lindsey Graham who was in Israel this week; and more!