SCETV App

Early Voters Turn Out In Record Numbers Statewide

Oct 27, 2020
Absentee voters wait in line outside Seacoast Church in Mount Pleasant
Victoria Hansen/ SC Public Radio

From the Upstate to the Lowcountry, absentee or early voters are making their way to the polls in droves.  The state election commission estimates more than one million absentee ballots could be cast in South Carolina.

People outside of the South Carolina Statehouse hold silhouettes during the annual Silent Witness ceremony on October 6, 2020. The silhouettes represent those who died from domestic violence in 2019.
SCETV

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 27, 2020, features: the voices of voters from around the state a week out from Election Day; a look at efforts to prevent domestic violence in South Carolina; the importance of getting the flu vaccine is this winter; and more.

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.

Special Coverage: Presidential Candidates Debate

Oct 21, 2020
graphic of two podiums with microphones
Angela Hsieh/NPR

Thursday, Oct 22, 9:00 - 11:00 p.m. - President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden are holding a final debate Thursday in Nashville, with Kristen Welker of NBC News moderating. After a haphazard first debate, and a canceled second one, this final debate has new rules established by the Commission on Presidential Debates. Follow live updates and analysis.

South Carolina Public Radio will carry the debates, live. Watch the NPR live blog and video here...

Standpipes built for the springs makes it easier to fill up
Linda Núñez/SC Public Radio

There’s a humble little piece of land in Blackville South Carolina. For generations, local families and travelers from across the country have been making the trek here to Healing Springs.

Historical records that date back to 1770, as well as Barnwell County locals, state that this land was once owned by the Edistos, Native Americans who revered the springs as sacred, and its waters a source of health and healing.

Economists continue to monitor weekly initial unemployment claims data to see how the recovery is faring.
SC DEW

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.
Victoria Hansen/South Carolina Public Radio

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.

Bar Manager Megan Deschaine prepares to open Doar Bros., a specialty cocktail bar on Meeting Street
Victoria Hansen/ SC Public Radio

Chef Chris Maher rolls out a mound of dough, then carefully feeds it into a machine, repeatedly stretching it into thin sheets for linguine.

"It definitely takes some practice getting used to," he says.

Betty Lou's Bistro

Maher is the executive chef at Betty Lou's Bistro in Charleston.  He's had to practice a lot of patience this year.  

Sen. Lindsey Graham (r) and challenger Jaime Harrison (l) debate at Allen University on October 5, 2020.
WISTV

Leading up to the 2020 election, the South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of October 8, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The State's Caitlin Byrd and Joe Bustos to discuss the first US Senate debate between Republican incumbent Sen. Lindsey Graham and Democratic challenger Jaime Harrison as well as this week's 1st Congressional District debate between incumbent Democratic Congressman Joe Cunningham and challenger Republican State Rep. Nancy Mace.

Gavin Jackson/SCETV

This episode of the South Carolina Lede for October 6, 2020 features a conversation with an election security expert on the threats facing the 2020 polls, insight from a University of South Carolina professor on electoral college scenarios and Senate races, a look at the economic factors influencing the economy, 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."
Gavin Jackson/SCETV

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.

Republican State Rep. Nancy Mace and Democratic Congressman Joe Cunnigham bump elbows before the 1st Congressional District debate in Beaufort on September 28, 2020.
Grace Beahm Alford/The Post and Courier

Leading up to the 2020 election, the South Carolina Lede is keeping you up to speed on what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail in the Palmetto State with these "Trail Bites" mini-episodes.

On this edition for the week of October 1, 2020, host Gavin Jackson is joined by The Post and Courier's Jamie Lovegrove and The State's Caitlin Byrd to discuss this week's 1st Congressional District debate between incumbent Democratic Congressman Joe Cunningham and challenger Republican State Rep. Nancy Mace.

Voters cast ballots during the South Carolina Democratic presidential primary on February 29, 2020.
Gavin Jackson/SCETV

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.

Tropics Quieting Down but it Likely Won't Last

Sep 23, 2020
National Hurricane Center

Tropical activity has been excessively active throughout August and September, but now a much- needed lull is expected for at least the next couple of weeks in the Atlantic as the final active month of hurricane season approaches.

A strong convectively-suppressed Kelvin wave, which causes sinking air and less thunderstorm genesis, is expected to pass through the tropical Atlantic over the next 10 to 14 days. This is expected to inhibit tropical cyclone development over the open Atlantic as the month of October approaches.

Sen. Lindsey Graham speaks at a campaign event for state Rep. Nancy Mace in North Charleston on September 21, 2020.
Gavin Jackson/SCETV

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.

Pages