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  • A dozen Republican governors are lending support to new restrictions on abortion in Mississippi. South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster on Thursday headed up a coalition of signing onto an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Mississippi, which wants to enforce its abortion ban after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
  • Four jobless South Carolinians have sued Gov. Henry McMaster over his decision to exit the federal unemployment programs providing extra money to jobless residents earlier this summer. The residents said in lawsuit filed in state court Wednesday that they are still struggling to make ends meet and have been unable to find work despite extensive job searches.
  • South Carolina officials say first-time claims for unemployment benefits are continuing the drop. The South Carolina Department of Employment and Workforce reported a total of fewer than 1,500 first-time claims for the week ending Saturday. That compares to 1,479 initial claims for unemployment benefits that came in the previous week.
  • A company that builds cages for inmate transport vans will pay $1 million to the family of a woman who drowned in floodwaters while trapped inside a sheriff’s department van outfitted by the company. WBTW-TV reports a court has approved the agreement between American Aluminum Accessories and the family of Nicolette Green.
  • A consumer goods businesses is bringing its wares to South Carolina's Laurens County. Gov. Henry McMaster's office, in a news release Wednesday, said Malouf Companies is investing $47.2 million in the project and will create 240 new jobs. The company warehouses and distributes home furnishings and other consumer products.
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    Mike Switzer interviews Taylor Davis, president and CEO of NHE, Inc. in Greenville, SC.
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    For the past few years we’ve been exploring the emerging trend among healthcare providers called “direct primary care” where the physician’s office does not accept insurance but gets paid through monthly payments from the patient instead. Today, let’s hear from another one of these doctors.
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  • This edition of the South Carolina Lede for July 31, 2021 features an update on how the Palmetto State's economy is faring during the pandemic from Joey von Nessen, research economist with the University of South Carolina's Darla Moore School of Business.
  • On this episode of the South Carolina Lede for July 27, 2021 we're joined by the Associated Press' Meg Kinnard to look at the 2022 South Carolina governor's race.
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For this episode celebrating Walter Edgar's Journal at 21, we’ve dusted off a 2004, on-the-road program, recorded at Litchfield Books on Pawleys Island. Walter's guest is the late Cokie Roberts, longtime NPR correspondent and commentator. Roberts talks politics, personal history, and about her book, Founding Mothers: The Women Who Raised Our Nation.
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