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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 24, 2020, features a look at the security threats facing the November 3 election, what local officials in one county are doing to prevent any issues on Election Day, a discussion on the importance of rural broadband expansion, and more.


Democratic Senate candidate Jaime Harrison casts his in-person absentee ballot with his son William in Columbia in October 19, 2020.
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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 20, 2020, features: a look at two new grant programs to help businesses dealing with economic impacts of the pandemic; more about the economic head winds affecting one of our state’s top industries; comments from Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on South Carolina's response to the pandemic; and more.

Economists continue to monitor weekly initial unemployment claims data to see how the recovery is faring.
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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 17, 2020, features: the latest unemployment data for South Carolina and perspective from state economists on that data is telling us; insight on the Senate confirmation hearings of Judge Amy Coney Barrett in Sen. Lindsey Graham’s (R-SC) Judiciary Committee; what you can do to handle pandemic-induced depression; and more.

Bar manager Megan Deschaine is grateful Doar Bros. on Meeting Street in Charleston is back open. She lost her job seven months ago when the bar was forced to shut down due to the pandemic.
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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 13, 2020, features: the latest on absentee voting in South Carolina; a look at the state of the Charleston restaurant scene now that occupancy restrictions have been lifted; updates from the South Carolina Ports Authority; and more.

Horticulturist Brinton Fox (r) joins Gavin Jackson to talk fall gardening.
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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 10, 2020, features: reaction from former South Carolina Gov. David Beasley about the World Food Program, which he runs, receiving the 2020 Nobel Peace Prize; horticulturist Brinton Fox shares fall gardening tips; the latest on a new COVID-19 relief bill; and more.

Sen. Lindsey Graham briefly talks to reporters following a campaign event in Myrtle Beach on Oct. 2, 2020. Graham spoke with President Donald Trump, who had just tested positive for COVID-19, earlier in the day and said he was in "good spirits."
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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 3, 2020, features: comments from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump testing positive for COVID-19; the latest on absentee and in-person voting in South Carolina; an update on telemental health and therapy; and more.

Voters cast ballots during the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary on February 29, 2020.
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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 29, 2020, features: the latest on absentee voting by mail; what the Supreme Court fight could mean for the future; a look at the economic impact the pandemic is having on families; and more.

State lawmakers meet during the legislature's special session in September 2020.
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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 22, 2020, features: a look at what South Carolina state lawmakers did during their recent special two-week session; an economic update from Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond President Tom Barkin; South Carolina's rankings in a report released by this week by the White House Coronavirus Task Force; and more.

Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks at a campaign event for state Rep. Nancy Mace in North Charleston on September 21, 2020.
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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 22, 2020, features: a look at how you can vote absentee in the November 3 election; the latest from Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on the future of the Supreme Court nomination process he will oversee; comments from U.S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams from his recent visit to Columbia; and more.

Acting director of DHEC Marshall Taylor speaks at a press conference on September 10, 2020.
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This episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 12, 2020, features: Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) on how the offshore drilling moratorium including South Carolina came about; Gov. Henry McMaster outlines how he would like to spend phase II CARES Act money that the state legislature will decide next week; state health officials project how a COVID-19 vaccine would be implemented in South Carolina; and more. 

State Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman announces an additional investment in datacasting technology with South Carolina ETV on September 9, 2020.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 10, 2020, we look at datacasting to help keep students in South Carolina connected remotely to school even without broadband, hear about how the pandemic could affect the future of land development, get an update on telehealth advancements, and more.

The latest South Carolina COVID-19 case numbers, as of September 4, 2020.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 5, 2020, we examine Facebook's aproach to limiting the spread of disinformation ahead of the November 3 election, discuss whether the stock market is indicative of the greater economy, speak with medical professionals about public trust of a potential coronavirus vaccine, and more.

Sen. Dick Harpootlian (D-Columbia) speaks from the well of the South Carolina Senate on September 2, 2020.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 3, 2020, we look at how state lawmakers are working to safeguard the November 3 election, hear from state budget officials about how much money is available and how that funding may be used, break down new visitation guidelines announced by Gov. Henry McMaster this week for nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and more.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for September 1, 2020, we discuss the Palmetto State’s current economic situation, break down the additional money lawmakers will have for upcoming budget negotiations, continue our look at the mental health of medical professionals on the frontline, and more.

On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for August 29, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to recap speeches by prominent South Carolinian political leaders at the Democratic and Republican National Conventions. Also on this episode: the latest unemployment data; new CDC guidance on asymptomatic testing; a look at the mental health challenges faced by frontline medical workers; and more.

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