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State Rep. Nancy Mace (right) celebrates with several of the more than 100 supporters gathered at her victory party at Shem Creek in Mount Pleasant, SC, on June 9, 2020.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 11, 2020, host Gavin Jackson looks at the trials and tribulations voters faced in this week's primary elections, brings you updates on the top races around the state, breaks down the latest COVID-19 numbers from DHEC, and more.

How COVID Changed the Way You See Your Doctor

Jun 11, 2020

The coronavirus forced our healthcare system to make sweeping operational changes. In rural health clinics and in the state’s largest hospitals, providers started relying more on telehealth to see patients through live video to limit exposure to COVID-19.

Scott Morgan / South Carolina Public Radio

How does a gym for a high-contact sport like mixed martial arts or boxing go about its business when there’s a virus in the air that demands we stay far apart?

The short answer: Carefully.

Over the past decade or so, our state has certainly become an important cog in the engine of international trade with many large, foreign companies locating operations here.  How has the global pandemic affected our status on the world economic stage?

USC football coach Will Muschamp marches with players and other protesters outside of the Governor's Mansion on June 6, 2020
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 9, 2020, host Gavin Jackson takes you to the latest protest outside of the governor’s mansion to hear what organizers want to see from local authorities, plus why University of South Carolina football coach Will Muschamp marched with his players. We also hear about an increase in domestic violence cases during the pandemic, look at how new graduates are facing a COVID-19 world, and more.

The Class of 2020, Now What?

Jun 9, 2020

Maddie Wallace was on spring break in the Bahamas when she got the news; she would not be going back to school.  The coronavirus was declared a pandemic and the College of Charleston planned to shut down campus.  She finished her classes online in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

"I was at home in my childhood bedroom," she laughs.

"My mom would peek in my room and be like, 'are you done yet?'  I'm like, 'Mom I'm in class.' "

There's nothing like moving home to cramp a college student's life.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 4, 2020, host Gavin Jackson looks at the challenges of preparing for hurricane season during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, speaks with Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) about George Floyd and President Donald Trump’s leadership during a time of crisis, and breaks down the latest COVID-19 case and unemployment numbers. Plus, we listen to your voicemails and more!

Hurricane Season Begins Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Jun 4, 2020
This week is South Carolina Hurricane Preparedness Week, and this year South Carolinians should be extra cautious if evacuating for a hurricane, because of the presence of the coronavirus.
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This week is not only the beginning of hurricane season, it is Hurricane Preparedness Week in South Carolina.  The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the National Weather Service are predicting an above-normal hurricane season for 2020.  

NWS Hydrologist Leonard Vaughn explained, "typically we have on average, 12 named storms, six of those becoming hurricanes and three of those becoming major hurricanes, which are a category 3 storm or higher.  And the forecast this year has us with 13 to 19 storms and three to six of those will be in the major category."

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 4, 2020, we look at the upcoming June 9 primaries, Columbia Mayor Steve Benjamin's thoughts on local government response to COVID-19, concerns of a potential lost generation of South Carolina students, and more.

Dr. Lee Lewis
Bobbi Conner/MUSC

This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Lee Lewis about helping children manage anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Dr. Lewis is a Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC.

Thousands gathered at the South Carolina Statehouse Saturday to protest the death of George Floyd, the unarmed black Minneapolis man who was killed in police custody as a white officer knelt on his neck for more than eight minutes on May 25.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for June 2, 2020, we take you to Saturday’s protests in Columbia spurred by the death of George Floyd, which started with thousands gathered peacefully at the State House before devolving into isolated acts of destruction by a small group of people.

Dr. Ashley Hink
MUSC

  This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Ashley Hink about reports of increasing rates of domestic violence or intimate partner violence during the pandemic. Dr. Hink is a general, trauma and critical care surgeon at MUSC. 

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 30, 2020, we bring you major broadband discussion from several top lawmakers, medical professionals, and education leaders as we continue to look at how the COVID-19 pandemic is illuminating the need to expand this critical infrastructure in our state and country.

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Fabiana Troxler spent a decade and a half in primary care nursing, but she wanted a little more from her work. In February, she made the leap to in-home, visiting nurse practitioner for geriatric patients. She joined Prospero Health in Charlotte to do so and gleefully set about her new career path.

“My heart was always with geriatrics,” she said.

About three weeks into that new career, it was March of 2020.

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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 28, 2020, we have updates on absentee voting for the June 9 primary, Boeing’s layoffs from its North Charleston plant, and a clinical research trial to see what power T-cells from patients who have recovered from COVID-19 hold for others. Plus, we listen to your voicemails, and more!

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