South Carolina ETV


ETV Radio Adds Three New Programs for Its Summer Line-up Beginning Sunday, June 17

For Immediate Release
June 11, 2012

Columbia, SC… As part of its summer line up, ETV Radio’s News stations presents a limited run of three new programs that will be added to its Sunday afternoon lineup beginning June 17:

At 2 p.m., NPR's Ask Me Another is a lively hour of puzzles, word games, and trivia played in front of (and with) a live audience. Ask Me Another's mix of brainteasers and fun is a descendant of Weekend Edition Sunday's Puzzle Segment with Will Shortz, but infused with the vibrancy and quick wit of Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me. Listeners can play along with the competitors called up to the stage, testing their knowledge of history, geography, literature, grammar, spelling, pop culture and even mathematics (yes, math on the radio, but like this: The total of Dalmatians, plus all those Luftballoons, divided by Ali Baba's thieves!), along with the competitors called up to the stage.

At 3 p.m., John Wesley Harding's Cabinet of Wonders presents a variety show recorded live at the City Winery in New York. Featuring musicians, authors, comedians, and other artists, it’s like a talent show put on by your friends--your very talented, critically acclaimed friends. They sing, read from their novels, tell jokes, make you laugh, make you think, and keep you entertained. The show features performances from Ted Leo, Josh Ritter, Craig Finn, Nicole Atkins, and readings from authors John Hodgman, Patrick McGrath, and Rick Moody.

At 4 p.m., it’s the TED Radio Hour. "Talks" from the legendary TED stage are coming to radio for the first time and in a new format that will intrigue curious listeners and stir the imagination. Each year, TED hosts the world's most fascinating thinkers - convention-breaking mavericks, icons, and geniuses - who give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less about the best ideas in Technology, Entertainment, Design and much more. Through this co-production between TED and NPR, each episode will focus around a theme (such as "Happiness") and TEDTalks that put ideas about the theme through the paces.

South Carolina ETV (presenting station) is the state's public educational broadcasting network.  Using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating children, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning.  South Carolina ETV currently presents A Chef’s Life, Expeditions, and For Your Home on public television in addition to national radio productions Song Travels, Piano Jazz, Spoleto Festival USA, and World of Opera.

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