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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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In this episode of Spoleto Backstage, Geoff Nuttall shares with co-host Bradley Fuller about one of his favorite Spoleto Festival USA Chamber Music Series concerts from the past ten years: a 2011 program featuring Osvaldo Golijov’s “Lullaby and Doina” from The Man Who Cried, Louis Moreau Gottschalk’s “The Union: Concert Paraphrase on National Airs,” and Franz Schubert’s String Quintet in C Major, D. 956, also known as his “Cello Quintet.” After performances of the solo and chamber selections, Spoleto Festival General Manager Nigel Redden joins Bradley to discuss the difficult decision to cancel the two-week arts event for 2020 and to highlight some of its next steps.

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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!

Maintaining Mental Health in the Face of COVID-19

May 28, 2020
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Many people are on edge, even as businesses start to open back up in the face of the COVID pandemic,worrying about whether it's too soon, and will more people being out and about bring a spike in the numbers of cases or deaths? 

On Thursday, March 19 and Friday, March 20, SpaceX teams, the company's Mission and NASA flight controllers executed full simulation of launch and docking of the Crew Dragon spacecraft, with NASA astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley (front).
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For the first time in nine years, astronauts will launch into space from American soil. Wednesday’s planned test flight of the SpaceX Crew Dragon will send two astronauts, Douglas Hurley and Robert Behnken to the International Space Station.

Businesses in Folly Beach, SC, welcomed visitors to the town's shores Memorial Day weekend following the reopening of beaches earlier this month.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 26, 2020, we travel to Folly Beach, SC, for Memorial Day, recap recent legislative action with The Associated Press' Jeffrey Collins and The State's Maayan Schechter, and learn how hospitals are staffing back up in the Palmetto State. Plus, we listen to your voicemails, and more!

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When the U.S. Treasury released its list of jurisdictions that would be getting money from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security, or CARES, Act, someone had to tell the Greenville County Council that the county was on it.

“Somebody said, ‘Hey, I think I saw you guys on a website,’” said Council Chairman Butch Kirven. “We looked and printed out the list, and sure enough, there we were.”

Along with the listing was the amount of money the county would be receiving to help recharge its COVID-choked small business economy – $91.4 million.

Jesse Colin Young has established a series called One Song at a Time to keep in touch with fans and help them get some relief while they're home-bound during the COVID pandemic.
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Musicians nationwide, like many performing artists, have had their shows cancelled indefinitely by concerns over the spread of the coronavirus.   South Carolina artists were no less affected, but Jesse Colin Young found a way to still communicate with his audience by making videos that his wife posts online on Facebook, YouTube and other sites.   

Beachgoers returned to Isle of Palms the weekend of May 16, 2020, after restrictions were lifted.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 23, 2020, we take you to the Isle of Palms as residents return to the beaches, look at how some communities are planning economic relief packages, and learn about the use of the promising COVID-19 treatment remdesivir in the Palmetto State.

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On this first episode of Spoleto Backstage for 2020, hosts Bradley Fuller and Geoff Nuttall discuss one of Geoff’s most memorable performances from the past decade of the Spoleto Festival USA Bank of America Chamber Music Series: a 2013 concert including Antonio Vivaldi’s Chamber Concerto in G minor, RV 107, Max Bruch’s String Octet in B-flat major, and André Messager’s “Tzigane” Theme and Variations from Les Deux Pigeons as arranged by longtime chamber series clarinetist Todd Palmer. Following a recording of that performance, Palmer shares how he came to discover the Messager work. 

  S.C. General Assembly Will Have Final Say

SC Gov. Henry McMaster is expected to receive the first set of recommendations next week on how the state should spend just under $2 Billion Congress provided for expenses incurred by state and local governments, hospitals, and schools and colleges during the public emergency caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The federal aid has some pretty big strings attached to it, namely that the $2 Billion can only be spent on expenditures directly related to the coronavirus outbreak.

Even before the much-anticipated Memorial Day weekend, Lowcountry beaches once vacant because of a potentially deadly pandemic, were crammed with people. 

"We were over run," says Isle of Palms Mayor Jimmy Carroll.

"People came out in droves that we haven't seen before in my 60 plus years of living on the Isle of Palms.

The Beach Debate

Pictures of the island showing tents and bathing suit clad bodies dotting the coast blew up on social media.  Some saw families responsibly enjoying the sun and sand.  Others saw a simmering petri dish.

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The Medical University of South Carolina’s hospitals in Lancaster and Chester are mostly back to being fully staffed. A little more than a month ago, around 75 of MUSC Health’s 900 layoffs happened at these two Upstate locations, but Scott Broome, the CEO for the Lancaster and Chester locations, said he expects a fully returned staff by July 1.

It’s a far cry from where the hospitals were just weeks ago.

Customers get haircuts at Circa Barbershop in Columbia, SC, after restrictions on close contact businesses are lifted in the state.
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On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for May 21, 2020, we take you to the final meeting of Gov. Henry McMaster's AccelerateSC taskforce, visit a local barbershop as costumers return, and hear how some are looking to the past for guidance on moving forward in a COVID-19 world. Plus, we listen to your voicemails, and more!

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