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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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Latest Episodes
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 12, 2024, we have a full recap and analysis of the 2024 June SC primaries.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 8, 2024: a look at the upcoming election with an update from State Election Commission director Howard Knapp on the safety, security, and integrity of our elections in the state; SC Public Radio’s Maayan Schechter gives an update on what happened at the Statehouse this week, and what to watch for on election night; and more!
  • June 3, 2024 — A look this week's special legislative session to elect the next state Supreme Court justice; Sen. Tim Scott was on Fox News Sunday talking about former President Donald Trump’s guilty convictions; the latest research on climate change as we head into hurricane season; and more.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 1, 2024: reaction to former President Donald Trump’s conviction on all 34 counts of falsifying business records; a look at the new SC DUI penalties now in the books; an update on who will be the new State Supreme Court justice; and more!
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 29, 2024: a look at some recent developments on the campaign trail; SC Emergency Management Director Kim Stenson chimes in on forecasters predicting above-average hurricane activity this season; we discuss a few of the bills Gov. Henry McMaster recently signed into law and three he vetoed; and more!
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 25, 2024: an update from SC Public Radio reporter Victoria Hansen on the 1st Congressional District Republican primary race; former Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley comes around to the Trump train after being his final primary opponent; Gov. McMaster signed several bills into law this week, including a law with new penalties for drunk driving; and more!