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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. You can subscribe to the South Carolina Lede in Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or your favorite podcast app to receive the latest episodes automatically.

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  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for April 10, 2021, we break down the bills which moved from one state legislative chamber to the other during this "crossover week." Plus: a look at extra money lawmakers will have to budget with this year; the S.C. Ports Authority's record-breaking March; and much more.
  • This edition of the South Carolina Lede for April 3, 2021, features: an update on efforts to expand broadband internet access in the state; the latest on proposed medical marijuana legislation; a look at what the state is doing to strengthen our medical supply chains; and more.
  • This edition of the South Carolina Lede for March 30, 2021, features: comments from State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman about end-of-year tests; a look at what's on the S.C. Senate's radar this week; encouraging news from SCDEHC; and much more.
  • This edition of the South Carolina Lede for March 27, 2021, features: a discussion of the $9.8 billion state budget the S.C. House approved this week; analysis of Gov. Henry McMaster's announcement that all South Carolinians over the age 16 will qualify for the COVID-19 vaccines beginning next week; a look the state flag design approved by a S.C. Senate committee; and more.
  • This episode of the South Carolina Lede for March 23, 2021, features: a recap of the action last week in the state legislature; preview this budget week at the statehouse; a look new CDC guidance on social distancing in schools; and much more.
  • On this special edition of the South Carolina Lede for March 20, 2021, we look back on one year of the COVID-19 pandemic hitting South Carolina. From rationing at grocery stores and Zoom home schooling to the promise of a vaccine and slowly returning to normal, the past year has been unlike anything we have ever experienced.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for March 16, 2021, we look at bills being debated by the state legislature this week, speak with NPR Paris Correspondent and South Carolina native Eleanor Beardsley about life during lockdown in the European Union, and learn why COVID-19 testing remains important even with vaccines available.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for March 13, 2021, we look at President Joe Biden's first primetime address to the nation, break down what…
  • This edition of the South Carolina Lede for March 9, 2021, features: a recap of recent activity in the South Carolina state legislature; positive vaccine…
  • This edition of the South Carolina Lede for March 6, 2021, features: a look at the state's continued COVID-19 vaccination efforts, including a ride along…
  • This edition of the South Carolina Lede for March 2, 2021, features: a conversation with State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman about when…
  • This edition of the South Carolina Lede for February 26, 2021, features: the latest research on COVID-19 immunity; a look at legislative priorities and…