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SC Lede: 'Hostile and Destructive'

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Robert Caslen walks on the sideline before of an NCAA college football game against Missouri Saturday, Nov. 21, 2020, in Columbia, S.C. The former University of South Carolina president spoke to The Post and Courier recently about his emails in which he describes a hostile environment at USC, saying “this place sucks so bad” in one email after his widely panned commencement address in which he unintentionally plagiarized quotes.(AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 5, 2021, features: a look at the closely-watched Columbia mayoral election; former University of South Carolina President Bob Caslen's choice words regarding his tenue at the school; the impact of COVID-19 on children; and more.

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Gavin Jackson graduated with a visual journalism degree from Kent State University in 2008 and has been in the news industry ever since. He has worked at newspapers in Ohio, Louisiana and most recently in South Carolina at the Florence Morning News and Charleston Post and Courier.