Palmetto Scene

Palmetto Scene to Offer Interviews to SC Federal Candidates

By G. Rawls

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SCETV’s weekly public affairs program, Palmetto Scene, is reaching out to qualified candidates for US Congressional Districts 1-7 and the US Senate seat to participate in a joint interview.  The interviews will be scheduled in the weeks prior to the general election and will air Thursday nights on Palmetto Scene

A Mother's Voice

By A. Crouch

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There are almost 1,400 women incarcerated in South Carolina prisons, and 80 percent of those women are mothers—mothers who are missing integral parts of their children’s developmental years.

Through a program developed at The Riley Institute at Furman University's Diversity Leadership Initiative, along with S.C.'s Department of Correction, A Mother's Voice, has become a reality and is now helping to connect those mothers to their children.

For more on the program, visit The Riley Institute.

 

International Group Focuses on Brain Health

By P.A. Bennett

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Our conversation about what you can do to keep your brain healthy continues. In this next segment, we introduce you to The Global Council on Brain Health.  And Dr. Barbara Bendlin, Associate Professor-University of Wisconsin, talks with us about why dancing may be the ultimate exercise for staving off dementia and Alzheimer’s.

SC Campaigns Gear Up After Labor Day

By A. Crouch

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This week, the country celebrated Labor Day, which for many is the official end to summer, but it’s also when campaigns across the country kick into high gear. Candidates running for office have two months to sway voters to their side. While Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are on the minds of many, there are several state seats up for grabs, including U.S. Senate and all Congressional seats. Here are the candidates running for those seats.

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Bill Bledsoe (Constitution/Libertarian)

The Yarn Bombing of Main Street, Columbia

By T. Safdi

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Columbia's Main Street recently recieved a colorful makeover, compliments of area partners and a few artists. These Yarn Bombers covered the 1500 block of Main Street (between Taylor and Hampton) with the colorful stitching. "We can all relate to yarn. I think it reminds us of our childhood and our grandmothers and mothers, says Bohumila Augustinova." It's a project and partnership that came to life after months of hard work and a lot of yarn. One Columbia and Pilates Body by Victoria donated money, while Augustinova gathered the knitting troops. 

[PODCAST] Conversations About Brain Health

By P.A. Bennett

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This is the first in a series of conversations with researchers and scientists discussing best practices for staving off dementia and Alzheimer’s. My goal is to leave you with practical, everyday things you can do to help keep your brain healthier longer. In the coming weeks we’ll talk with experts about exercise, diet,and social and intellectual stimulation. There’s lots of research going on and if you want a healthy brain for a long, long time, be sure to listen to all upcoming conversations.

What is Human Trafficking? Understanding this Crime in South Carolina

By K. Park

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“Human trafficking does present a threat in South Carolina,” says Marie Sazehn.

Sazehn serves as an Assistant Attorney General who understands the crime and its implications.

“A lot of times when people think of human trafficking, it is something they associate with big Hollywood movies, like “Taken,” or something that only happens overseas, to people that live abroad, or that are smuggled into the country.  However, I assure you that South Carolina citizens are trafficking South Carolina-born victims in our state.”

SC's Aerospace Industry Continues to Rise

By A. Crouch

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A new study was released this week at S.C.’s Aerospace Conference and Expo that showed the industry continues to grow and has a $19 billion impact on the state. The South Carolina Council on Competiveness released an economic impact study that shows a $2 billion increase in the aerospace industry since 2014.

Exciting Discoveries for Brain Health

By P.A. Bennett

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Over the next several weeks, I’ll be focusing on what scientific research is telling us about preventing or staving off the onset of Alzheimer’s. This is an important topic, because while we may think of Alzheimer’s as an old person’s disease, Alzheimer’s may actually start many decades earlier; only to fully manifest in old age. Alzheimer’s has been described as a tsunami about to roll over us, if we don’t take action. Today close to five million people suffer with Alzheimer’s, and that number is expected to triple by 2050.

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