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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
  • June 10, 2023 — A look at the compromise reached by state House and Senate negotiators reached this week over the $13.8 billion state budget; the latest on bond reform legislation heading to Gov. Henry McMaster's desk; updates from the 2024 campaign trail; and more.
  • June 6, 2023 — 2024 Republican presidential candidate Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis visits South Carolina; campaign trail updates from Nikki Haley and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC); and much more.
  • June 3, 2023 — An extended interview with former South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Kaye Hearn about her life, career as a judge and the controversial 3-2 decision earlier this year which found South Carolina’s then six-week abortion law violated the state constitutional right to privacy.
  • May 30, 2023 — The latest on the six-week abortion ban signed by Gov. Henry McMaster and blocked in circuit court following a filing by abortion rights groups; Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) responds to an arrest warrant issued by Russia for his support of Ukraine; South Carolina's congressional map heads to the Supreme Court; and more.
  • May 27, 2023 — A recap of Sen. Tim Scott's swing through the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire as his 2024 presidential campaign begins.
  • May 23, 2023 — An in-depth look at the official launch of Sen. Tim Scott's (R-SC) 2024 presidential campaign and his career in politics.