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Radio Reader: Where to listen

First, check out Radio Reader's website to find out the current book being read and future books Dick Estell will read.

Below are the stations carrying Radio Reader, the live broadcast times and the webstream links.
Click on the webstream at the appropriate time to hear Radio Reader live. All times are listed as Eastern.

WFIU-FM Mon - Fri 11:30 am

HPPR (High Plains Public Radio) Mon - Fri 7:30 pm/Tues - Sat 1 am

KCHU-FM Mon - Fri 10:30 pm

KRCU-FM Mon - Fri 7:30 pm

KMST-FM Mon - Fri 7:30 pm

WKAR-AM Mon - Fri 8:30 am

WNMU-FM Mon - Fri 9 am/Mon - Fri 7:30 pm

KANW-FM Mon - Fri 10:30 am

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South Carolina Weather maps and headlines (NWS/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration)
SC Emergency Preparedness Division
Road Conditions (SC Department of Transportation)

Your ETV Radio Classical/NPR News Station offers a rich selection of festive programs for the entire family. From Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol and Choirs and Carols: An NPR Christmas to the Piano Jazz Christmas Special and Christmas with Morehouse and Spellman Glee Clubs, festive performances fill the air with holiday spirit.

Christmas Around the Country includes holiday music from churches, concert halls, auditoriums, and town halls from coast to coast.
Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 24 at 9 p.m.

Carolina Christmas - Country artist Kathy Mattea hosts this joyous celebration of Appalachian folk traditions and other styles native to the Carolinas.
Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 8 p.m.
Thursday, Dec. 24 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, Dec. 26 at 3 p.m. (after the Met Opera--start time may vary--only classical stations only.)

Jonathan Winters’ A Christmas Carol features comedian Jonathan Winters as he presents a distinctive reading of Dickens’ holiday classic.
Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m.

Choirs and Carols: An NPR Christmas- NPR’s World of Opera host Lisa Simeone spotlights musicians from around the world, including Trio Medieval, Riga Dom Boys Choir, Pittsburgh Brass, and Trio Voronezh.
Wednesday, Dec. 16 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 9 p.m.

A Paul Winter Solstice Concertis a dynamic musical celebration held in New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine, featuring gospel singer Theresa Thomason.
Thursday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 8 p.m.

Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs is a joyful celebration of the schools’ tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols.
Thursday, Dec. 17 at 9 p.m.
Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.

Piano Jazz Christmas Special – This ETV Radio production features legendary jazz pianist Marian McPartland and her guests from seasons past share their favorite memories and perform Christmas classics and original holiday tunes.
Saturday, Dec. 19 at 8 p.m.

Carolina Concerts spotlights Handel’s Messiah as performed by the Greenville Chorale and the Greenville Symphony Orchestra.
Monday, Dec. 21 at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols– Michael Barone, host of American Public Media’s Pipedreams, presents this live special from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England. Biblical readings and music are performed by the 30-voice King’s College Choir.
Thursday, Dec. 24 at 10 a.m.

Season's Greetings from Thistle and the Shamrock presenting lively Celtic music.
Sunday, Dec. 27 at 6 p.m.

Classical Unknown

Thursdays at 9:00 p.m. on ETV Radio’s Classical Stations.

Classical Unknown is an hour long program that highlights lesser known composers and pieces. Selections come from all periods of history, and cover a wide range of genres. It is hosted by Eva Bennett, a junior Music Entrepreneurship major at the University of South Carolina. If you have any feedback or would like to request a piece to be played on Classical Unknown, feel free to contact Eva at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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#201 Belize – The Mayan Forest
Diverse forest is home to Ocellated Turkeys, spider monkeys, Yucatán black howlers, and more.

There are very few places more inhospitable than a hot, humid tropical forest, but such forests are also incredibly intriguing. The Mayan Forest is home to Ocellated Turkeys, spider monkeys, Yucatán black howlers, and a range of tropical birds, plus has a history unlike any other.

#202  Belize, a Land of Resilience
Patrick visits a small country that retains 75% of its forest.

Belize is the smallest country in Central America, both in size and population. It has been impacted by man for thousands of years, yet still harbors incredible diversity and has retained 75% of its forest. Twelve thousand years ago, three million people inhabited Belize; today, that number is closer to 300,000. Throughout the years, the country's wildlife has managed to survive and many of the species have a seldom noticed a connection to man. Join Patrick as he explores Central America’s last best chance, Belize, a land of resilience.

#203 Cape Romain – Threatened by Change
Stopover for many animals is threatened by change

Cape Romain is a destination for millions of visiting animals. Dolphins, sea turtles, seabirds, shorebirds, even piping plovers, curlew, and red knots use this place. Most stay for part of the year and then move on to other lands, but without this place of refuge they may not survive. Patrick explores Cape Romain National Wildlife Refuge, a safe harbor for visitors and a land that is increasingly threatened by change.

#204 The Quest for the Ivory-bill
Patrick seeks out a bird many believe to be extinct

The Ivorybill Woodpecker is a legend in the southern swamps, but for years it was thought to be only that – a legend. Recently, a small glimmer of hope has emerged to suggest that the largest woodpecker in North America might still haunt the floodplain forests of the South. Join Patrick as he explores the wild bottomland forests in a quest to find evidence of the “Lord God Bird,” the Ivorybill.

#205 Bison – Return of a True American
Great Plains' grazing inhabitants makes a comeback.

Cattle and cowboys, a quintessential part of the American West, depended on the plethora of grass provided by the Great Plains. Grazing has been an integral part of the Great Plains for eons, and the ecology originally developed around a native grazer – the bison. Join Patrick as he seeks to find out if there is still a place for a true American on the plains.

#206 The Prairie Dog Wars
Species' survival doesn't correspond with traditional thinking

Patrick visits a ranch in western Kansas where a landowner is fighting to keep his prairie dogs, without which black-footed ferrets, burrowing owls, ferruginous hawks, mountain plovers and swift foxes might soon disappear. There is a silent war brewing on the Great Plains where tradition and politics are pitted against the survival of the prairie.

#207 Grandfather Mountain, Island in the Sky
Prominent landmark serves as ecological isle. 

The lofty peaks of the Blue Ridge rise like islands in the sky. They provide distinctive habitats that act as ecological isles generating diversity and preserving fragments of the past. No peak has a more prominent position or poignant story than Grandfather Mountain. Join Patrick as he takes a unique look at a very familiar place.

#208 The ACE Basin, a Coastal Treasure
Seaside habitats and wetlands of the largest protected area on Atlantic coast

During a time when development reigns supreme in the Southeast, few places still exist where wild areas are conserved intact. With over 350,000 acres of protected land, the ACE Basin of South Carolina offers one of the best and largest pieces of protected land on the Atlantic coast. A management plan involving government agencies, private organizations and landowners has resulted in this huge protected area. Join Patrick as he explores the seaside habitats and wetlands of the magnificent ACE Basin.

#209 The ACE Basin, a Conservation Miracle
Patrick visits distinctive coastal ecosystems in South Carolina

When large pieces of land are conserved, the result is often a congregation of some of the rarest species of wildlife and the ACE Basin is no exception. Large, intact sections of protected habitat bring common and seldom-seen organisms alike. Long-distance migrants, beautiful songbirds, even the ubiquitous and often less-revered creatures all need this habitat to survive. Join Patrick as he continues to explore the beautiful coastal ecosystems of the ACE Basin.

#210  The Florida Scrub – Islands in Time
Rare and endangered habitat contains extraordinary plants and animals

Patrick explores the Florida Scrub, one of the most rare and endangered habitats in North America. A place that is filled with bizarre plants and animals found nowhere else, some of which look as though they come straight from science fiction. The pressures of man have all but erased this precious habitat but hope remains for the Florida Scrub.

# 211 Can We Save the Florida Scrub?
Science and human willpower attempt to preserve a rare habitat.

One of the most singular and fascinating places on the planet is also one of the most endangered. Legless lizards that swim through the sand, giant Indigo Snakes,  burrowing tortoises and brilliant jays all depend on this fragments of scrub that remain. Join Patrick as he looks at whether a collaboration of science and will can save the scrub.

#212 The Hidden Side of Table Rock
Recognizable landmark contains surprising secrets

Table Rock is one of the most recognizable and visited landmarks in the southern Blue Ridge. The rugged cliffs here would seemingly expose the nature of this place, but those willing to venture a little farther afield on trails less travelled will find that there is more here than meets the eye. Join Patrick as he traverses rock outcrops in search of 10,000 year old Native American petroglyphs, explores one of the world’s most remarkable wetlands, and discovers the surprising life hidden in the recesses of the mountain’s craggy rock.

#213 Hummingbirds – Life in Fast-forward
Tiny birds lead big lives

Few creatures capture our attention and admiration more than hummingbirds. These miniature jeweled treasures move at mind-boggling speeds but also have the power to shape and change our world. Join Patrick as he explores the lives and biology of these creatures using high-tech technologies to uncover the secret lives of the little birds that live life in fast-forward.

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GungorJuly 1
Gungor

Michael and Lisa Gungor started the musical collective known as Gungor, which has been compared to Arcade Fire, Bon Iver, and Sufjan Stevens. Their first two albums were Grammy-nominated, and their songwriting continues to break ground and defy categorization. On this week’s Song Travels, Gungor demonstrate their innovative sound with a performance of their song “I Am Mountain.”

Suzy BoggussJuly 8
Suzy Bogguss

Grammy-winning vocalist Suzy Bogguss topped the country charts through the late eighties and nineties with hits like “Hey Cinderella” and “Cross My Broken Heart.” She went on to start her own label and widened her range to include pop and jazz. This week, Bogguss pays homage to the great Merle Haggard with selections from her 2014 album, Lucky, including “I Always Get Lucky with You.”

Catherine  RussellJuly 15
Catherine Russell

As a young girl, vocalist Catherine Russell bounced on the knee of Louis Armstrong. She started her career as an ace backup singer for stars including Paul Simon, David Bowie, and Steely Dan. Today she’s a leading interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Russell and Feinstein perform jazz standards with a hint of the blues, including “I Cover the Waterfront” and Duke Ellington’s “Mood Indigo.”

Nick WaterhouseJuly 22
Nick Waterhouse

Vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter Nick Waterhouse has been called “the young man who makes old R&B” (LA Weekly). His first single, “Some Place,” was recorded in an all-analog studio and released on vinyl. Although his records recall the sound of the 1950s, his style is all his own. On this Song Travels, Waterhouse shares his love of raw, live rock-n-roll with performances of his own songs “Sleeping Pills” and “Hands on the Clock.”

Sam FriendJuly 29
Sam Friend

Banjoist and bandleader Sam Friend and his band the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys play jazz, blues, and originals, drawing on the sound of grassroots jazz combos from a century ago. The Wall Street Journal has called the group “one of the zingiest of the new hot jazz bands out of the Crescent City.”  This week Friend shares his love of traditional “jass” with a rendition of “Sweet Lorraine” on six-string banjo.

Danny Kaye August 5
Dena Kaye

Dena Kaye is the only daughter of entertainer Danny Kaye—a man of boundless roles including singer, actor, comedian, and humanitarian. This week Dena Kaye looks back on her late father’s career as well as the role he played in her life—her father.

August 12
Curtis Stigers

Saxophonist, vocalist, and songwriter Curtis Stigers wrote the Emmy-nominated theme song for the TV show Sons of Anarchy. Throughout his career he’s straddled genres, and he’s gained critical acclaim for his reinventions of jazz and modern standards. On this Song Travels, Stigers joins host Michael Feinstein to discuss his journey to become a songwriter and offers his interpretation of a Rodgers and Hart song, “You Are Too Beautiful.”

Kate DavisAugust 19
Kate Davis

Vocalist, bassist, and songwriter Kate Davis was recognized as a National Young Arts Silver Winner and twice invited to the Brubeck Summer Jazz Colony. Hailed as a “talent not to be missed” by The Herald Tribune, she’s performed at such prestigious venues as The Kennedy Center and Rockwood Music Hall. On this Song Travels, Davis performs her original songs “Movie” and “Every Good Girl is a Unicorn.”

Miloš KaradaglićAugust 26
Miloš Karadaglić

Classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić began performing as his country, the former Yugoslavia, was being torn apart by war. He entered the Royal Academy of Music in London, and his hard work paid off with a highly acclaimed 2012 solo concert at Royal Albert Hall. Karadaglić brings his love of Latin music to Song Travels with pieces by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos and Argentine tango master Astor Piazolla.

Roots Musik Karamu ("karamu" is the Kiswahili word for "feast) centers on reggae music, but, also brings you the sounds of calypso, soca, blues, jazz, gospel, Juju, and other Afro-centered musical genres.

In addition to the music, host Osei Chandler offers Roots Rap (interviews with artists and other special guests) and RMK Community Bulletin Board. In the African Herbsman segment, herbalist Thom Williams explores the worlds of traditional and medicinal herb use.

Roots Musik Karamu is produced at ARP Studio in Charleston.

The Bluegrass Sound

The Bluegrass Sound started in July 1983 on ETV Radio. The series features a mix of both traditional and contemporary bluegrass music, some occasional old time mountain music, interviews with well-known bluegrass performers, and on-site, live recorded bluegrass concerts.

The show's creator, Clarence Dreher, has been Producer since the first show. Hosts over the years have included Patti Just and Dr. Gary Stanton. Dr. Larry Klein has been Associate Producer and host of The Bluegrass Sound since 1989.

Guitars, Cadillacs, and Hillbilly Music

Guitars, Cadillacs, and Hillbilly Music is co-hosted by Johnny Dark (Robbie Grice) and Professor Hular Scheerhorn (Larry Klein). Bringing together many years of playing, listening to and collecting American music, the pair spotlights Americana music with a tilt towards country, rockabilly, gospel, Western swing, folk and bluegrass genres. The show is dedicated to an exploration of the ties and common origins of American popular music and features a vast library of hard to find or rarely heard music.

Robbie Grice, alias Johnny Dark, is an avid fan of American music, primarily the genres relating to Country music. He has an extensive collection of vinyl, CDs and digital recordings, which he began in 1963 with the first 45-RPM record he ever bought – Duane Eddy’s “Boss Guitar”. He plays guitar, banjo and mandolin and sings lead vocals in Flat Out Strangers, a roots country, gospel and rockabilly band that also features Larry Klein. He has published several songs and has appeared on various compilation albums both in America and abroad, as well as releasing the CD Flat Out Strangers: Live at Jake’s on Sycamore Records. He lives in Columbia with his beautiful wife and daughter. Robbie has taught high school English for over 20 years.

Larry Klein, alias Professor Hular Sheerhorn, has hosted ETV Radio’s The Bluegrass Sound for over 15 years. He also brings many years of experience playing, collecting and listening to American music. When Larry came to Columbia in 1987, a dream came true when he got the opportunity to meet and perform with his musical heroes Snuffy Jenkins and Pappy Sherrill along with the Hired Hands. Presently, Larry plays a Resophonic guitar and sings baritone with Bill Wells and The Blue Ridge Mountain Grass, as well as performing on various instruments with The Flat Out Strangers along with Robbie Grice. Larry has recorded with Bill Wells, Clarence Jackson, Pappy Sherrill and the Sherrill Family and The Flat Out Strangers and received the 2004 South Carolina Jean Laney Harris Folk Heritage Advocacy Award. He can often be found playing in one of the jam sessions around town.

Classical

Monday through Friday
11:00 a.m. - noon: Classical Music with Jude Fox
12:00 a.m. - 5:00 a.m.: Music through the Night
Monday
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: From the Top
8:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Evening Classics
Tuesday
7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: Carolina Live
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Voices in Harmony
Wednesday
7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Evening Classics
Thursday
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.: Chamber Music from Spoleto USA
8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.: On the Keys
9:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.: Evening Classics
Saturday
5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.: Morning Classics
Sunday
5:00 a.m. - 6:00 a.m.: Morning Classics
6:00 a.m. - 8:00 a.m.: Carolina Live

Carnegie Hall Live


This series of specials includes concerts from all three of Carnegie Hall’s iconic stages: Weill Recital Hall, Zankel Hall and Stern Auditorium, and features a lively and diverse mix of recitals, chamber music, chamber orchestra, full orchestra, instrumental and vocal music. You've got a front row seat to a series of concerts that showcases the music-making of classical’s leading artists in one of the world's most storied venues. Fred Child of Performance Today is a co-host of the series.

Program Line Up
(Please note: select programs in the series will be broadcast live, while others are "recorded live".)

Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at 8:00 PM – Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra – taped broadcast
The spirited Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of chief conductor Mariss Jansons, returns to Carnegie Hall! "That this Munich ensemble will handle works from the core repertory with assurance and finesse is as close to a sure bet as music provides" (The New York Times). These much-admired musicians perform Shostakovich's beloved Symphony No. 5 and are joined by dazzling pianist Mitsuko Uchida for Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto.

Gregory Porter

December 31
Gregory Porter
Jazz and Soul singer Gregory Porter had a breakout year in 2012. His album Be Good topped many “Best of” lists and was named iTunes’ Jazz Album of the Year. He was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance. On this Song Travels, Porter is joined by his band mates Chip Crawford and Aaron James for a set including numbers from his latest album, Liquid Spirit.

 John Proulx

January 7
John Proulx
Vocalist, pianist, and Grammy-winning composer John Proulx has a voice that is reminiscent of  another great all-around jazzman, the late Chet Baker. Proulx’s original songs have been recorded by artists including Nancy Wilson and Mary Stallings, and he’s also performed with legends Natalie Cole, Anita O’Day, and Marian McPartland. Proulx joins host Feinstein to discuss the continuing evolution of jazz in a changing world.

Johnny Mandel

January 14
Johnny Mandel
Legendary composer and arranger Johnny Mandel started out working in the Big Bands of Joe Venuti, Buddy Rich, and Jimmy Dorsey, and later worked as an arranger for Count Basie. Mandel’s resume includes film and television classics such as “Suicide is Painless” (the M*A*S*H* theme) and “The Shadow of Your Smile” from The Sandpiper. The five-time Grammy winner sits down with Feinstein to discuss his lifetime in the industry, writing for screens large and small.

Jitterbug Vipers

January 21
Jitterbug Vipers
Austin based quartet the Jitterbug Vipers play 1930s-style viper Jazz - the intoxicating underground take on swing classics by Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and Cab Callaway. The Jitterbug Vipers are vocalist Sarah Sharp, guitarist Slim Richey, bassist Francie Meaux Jeaux, and drummer Masumi Jones. On this Song Travels, the band presents a set sure to make you want to get up and dance…jitterbug or otherwise!

January 28
Elaine Stritch
Three-time Emmy award winner Elaine Stritch became a star on Broadway before going on to a string of acclaimed film and television roles. One of her most recent roles was as Colleen, mother of Alec Baldwin’s character, Jack Donagy, on NBC’s hit sitcom 30 Rock. After more than forty years in New York, Stritch moved home to Michigan. But before leaving town, she sat down with host Feinstein for some hilarious musical highlights and candid revelations about her life and career.

 Allen Toussaint

February 4
Allen Toussaint
Pianist, singer, composer, and producer Allen Toussaint defines the sound of New Orleans. He penned early R&B hits including “Mother-in-law,” “Working in a Coalmine,” and “A Certain Girl.” He also produced Funk legends The Meters and has worked with artists from The Band to Elvis Costello. This week Toussaint and Feinstein discuss the vital role of New Orleans in American music.

February 11
Rosanne Cash & John Leventhal
Vocalist and songwriter Rosanne Cash is the daughter of Country music icon Johnny Cash and one of the preeminent artists of her time, with eleven number one Country singles. She is a Grammy winner, and her 2009 album, The List, won the Americana Music Award for Best Album of the Year. On this week’s Song Travels, Cash and her husband and co-writer John Leventhal join Michael Feinstein to perform a set of music from their latest album, The River & the Thread.

Wayne Brady

February 18
Wayne Brady
Wayne Brady became a star improvising on the popular TV show Whose Line It Anyway? The singer/actor/dancer/comedian has also appeared on stage in Rent and Chicago and hosts TV game show Let’s Make A Deal. Brady discusses the musical influence of Sammy Davis, Jr. and Sam Cooke. With musical director Cat Gray at the piano, Brady performs the Cooke classic, “You Send Me,” and Feinstein joins him in a duet of “It’s Only a Paper Moon.”

 Bobby McFerrin

February 25
Bobby McFerrin
Vocalist Bobby McFerrin is best known for his 1988 hit, “Don’t Worry Be Happy,” which was the first a capella song to reach Number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and won three Grammy Awards, including Song of the Year. He is also an accomplished jazz artist, with five Grammy wins for Best Male Jazz vocal, and has created a concert version of George Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess. McFerrin stops by the Song Travels studios to talk about his endless creativity and the enduring appeal of the Gershwins.

March 4
Tierney Sutton
Jazz vocalist Tierney Sutton has headlined national venues including Carnegie Hall, The Hollywood Bowl, and the Kennedy Center. And she has earned five Grammy nominations, including four consecutive nominations for Best Jazz Vocal Album. With her latest project, After Blue, Sutton takes on the genius of Pop & Folk singer/songwriter Joni Mitchell. Alongside her guitarist Serge Merlaud, Sutton performs a set of standards including “Fly Me to the Moon” and “You Must Believe in Spring.”

March 11
Peter Yarrow & Noel Paul Stookey  
Peter, Paul & Mary rode the 1960s folk wave to worldwide acclaim. Yarrow and Stookey, along with the late Mary Travers,  performed enduring anthems of social change including “If I Had a Hammer” and Bob  Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind,” as well as the light-hearted “Puff, the Magic Dragon.” Yarrow and Stookey continue their remarkable fifty-plus-year career together and continue to sound the clarion call to social change.

Rumer

March 18
Rumer
Singer/songwriter Rumer (Sarah Joyce) was raised in England and Pakistan, and her sound reveals a deep connection to the ’70s singer/songwriter era, along with shades of Broadway, ’30s Jazz, and Gospel. Her debut album, Seasons of My Soul, reached #3 on the UK charts and was certified platinum. Rumer joins Feinstein to talk about Judy Garland, Burt Bacharach, and old Hollywood, and performs a set including “I Loves You, Porgy,” “That’s All,” and her own song, “Come To Me High.”

March 25
Ann Hampton Callaway
Tony nominated actress, vocalist, and Platinum Award-winning songwriter Ann Hampton Callaway has sung with top orchestras and Big Bands the world over, including performances before President Bill Clinton in Washington, DC and Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev in Moscow. As a songwriter, she has penned tunes for Barbara Streisand and wrote and sang the theme to the hit sitcom The Nanny.

Q with Jian Ghomeshi

Monday - Friday, 9:00 - 10:00 PM on ETV Radio's News Stations

"Q" is a lively arts, culture and entertainment magazine. It's a smart and surprising tour through personalities and cultural issues that matter.

Host Jian Ghomeshi covers pop culture and high arts with forays into the most provocative and compelling cultural trends. His wide-ranging guests — Leonard Cohen, Salman Rushdie, Dolly Parton, Jay-Z and more — explore such provocative topics as the branding of politicians or whether "cougar" should be embraced or discarded by older women. "Q" presents big names, big ideas and those paving the way in the cultural community.

"Q" — a cultural intervention!

Get more Q!

OnePlaceSC was simplified and improved Fall 2013.

  • No sign-in username and password
  • Qualified list of K-12 web resources
  • Access to your local district video portal and contacts
  • Central location to search and enroll teacher recertification courses, professional development, and trainings
  • Learn what ETV is broadcasting on all three channels:PBS, SC Channel, and ETV World

Visit the website at OnePlaceSC.org

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Medical missionaries bring healing and hope to the far reaches of the globe.

Dramatic documentary now on DVD, on Public Television in September

“One-point-two billion people in the world have no access to healthcare,” says former World Health Organization official Ted Karpf, featured in The ADVENTISTS 2. “That’s nearly twenty percent of humanity.”

The ADVENTISTS 2 brings to life the heroic story of Adventist doctors and medical professionals who are addressing healthcare disparities as they travel the globe bringing healing to those who need it most. 

  • In Brazil, Brad and Lina Mills ply their speedboat up the Amazon River, delivering medicines and supplies to the indigenous peoples along its banks.
  • In Malawi, Dr. Cristy Shank and her medical staff visit remote villages to provide the medicines and the health education that could save the lives of a generation of children born to mothers with HIV.
  • In Haiti, Dr. Scott Nelson and a team of orthopedic specialists – all volunteers - work 16-hour days to transform the lives of children suffering from disabilities so that they can walk and run again.

Filmed on location in Haiti, Brazil, Malawi, China, Peru and the Dominican Republic The ADVENTISTS 2 explores how Seventh-day Adventists are addressing important health issues around the world and doing it out of a century-old tradition of medical missions.

“Healthcare is extraordinarily important to Adventists,” renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson says in the film. “We take very seriously the verse in the bible that says your body is the temple of God and you have a responsibility to take care of it.”

Emmy-winning director Martin Doblmeier calls The ADVENTISTS 2 “the most ambitious film project we have undertaken. All of us have been inspired to see how men and women with the talent to heal give of their gifts to help those in need in some of the most remote regions in the world. It’s a compelling story because it reflects the very best of the human spirit.”

To view a clip of the film and purchase DVDs visit:

The ADVENTISTS 2 is a presentation of SCETV and American Public Television, sequel to the critically acclaimed film The ADVENTISTS, now on Public Television. Directed by Martin Doblmeier; Associate Producer, Deryl Davis; Director of Photography, Nathan DeWild; Production Assistant, John Dillon. A production of Journey Films.

 


Voices in Harmony

Tuesday nights at 9 PM on ETV Radio's Classical stations

Voices in Harmony is an hour long program devoted to playing a diverse range of choral music. It is hosted by Jude Fox, a recent graduate from the University of South Carolina with a BA in Music Composition and a member of many choirs herself. If you have feedback or a request for one of your favorite choral pieces to be played on Voices in Harmony, feel free to contact Jude at voices@scetv.org. And, check out Classical Music with Jude Fox, also hosted by Jude Fox.

A Chef's Life

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Episode 1: Sweet Corn & Expensive Tea
Chef Vivian and her husband Ben leave New York to open a restaurant in her small North Carolina hometown. Vivian revisits the Southern tradition of “putting up” corn and shares her method for making smoked corn relish. As the episode concludes, a devastating setback threatens their new life.

Episode 2: Strawberry Stay at Home
Vivian and Ben rebuild their restaurant against the backdrop of the Southern harbinger of spring, the strawberry. Their twins go on their first strawberry picking excursion and Vivian and a friend develop a recipe for Coconut Cornbread Strawberry Shortcake with Basil Whipped Cream.

Episode 3: Pimp My Grits
The restaurant gears up for a practice service where the new equipment and new menu will be tested in real time — but nothing is going as planned. One of the big changes to the restaurant’s menus is the addition of a section called “Pimp My Grits,” where Vivian exalts the lowly, quintessentially Southern ingredient in four distinct ways.

Episode 4: Cracklin’ Kitchen
Vivian goes about christening the restaurant’s new “whole animal, no waste” program with two little pigs from Warren Brothers’ farm. She uses everything — including the skin — and shows us, upon her father’s recommendation, how to make her version of sweet potatoes with cracklins.

Episode 5: Tomatoes…You Say Heirloom, I Say Old Timey
Mary Vaughn shows Chef Vivian the old-timey way to can tomatoes. Vivian prepares for a Southern Foodways Alliance luncheon at the restaurant where food enthusiasts from around the country are coming to study BBQ, and Vivian plans to serve them the “ultimate tomato sandwich.”

Episode 6: Oysters
Vivian goes to Cedar Island to explore the new culture of farm-raised oysters in the Southeast. She and Ben share plans of opening an oyster bar across the street from Chef & the Farmer in hopes it will be a place that adds character and variety to the tiny town's “dining scene.” Vivian and her dad orchestrate their family’s first-ever oyster roast and are blown away by how much everyone enjoys it.

Episode 7: Grapes
Ben, Vivian and the twins pick muscadine grapes at a small local vineyard while learning the history of this native grape. Vivian visits Mike and Gator, her grape suppliers, and makes homemade wine. Back at the restaurant, Vivian makes a pizza with mulled muscadines, and Ben tests this new creation during their first stressful pizza night in the wine shop.

Episode 8: Amber Waves of Grain
Vivian travels to Columbia, South Carolina, to meet with Glenn Roberts of Anson Mills and learns about Carolina Heirloom Rice growing in fields on the Savannah River. Glenn explains Anson Mills’ efforts to save heirloom grains and discusses the importance of ingredient biodiversity. Glenn’s passion inspires Vivian to host a “rice dinner” at Chef & the Farmer, where each course centers around this grain. Scarlett, Vivian’s mom, schools her daughter on how to make the Chicken and Rice she grew up eating.

Episode 9: Peanuts
Vivian visits neighbor Marty Harper’s peanut farm just before and during harvest. Vivian’s dad introduces Ben and Vivian to the old school break snack, a pack of salted peanuts dumped into a Pepsi in a glass bottle. At the restaurant, Vivian translates the snack into Pepsi glazed pork belly with country ham braised peanuts. Vivian reinvents the popular Southern snack, boiled peanuts, for the local farmer’s market.

Episode 10: Sweet Potato
Vivian introduces us to Rob and Amy Hill, proprietors of one of the largest sweet potato farms in the country and two of the restaurant’s best customers. Vivian and her mom, Scarlett, make her grandmother’s candied yams and Vivian later re-imagines these for the restaurant with texture, sorghum and pecans. Mother Earth Brewery and Chef & the Farmer team up for a beer dinner featuring first-of-the-season sweet potatoes.

Episode 11: Collards
Vivian spends the morning with her neighbors, the Mills brothers, participating in their 100-year-old, all-male family tradition of making collard kraut. Vivian visits Warren at Brother’s farm to talk about the Eastern Carolina ingredient with a cult following, the Cabbage Collard. Vivian prepares for an event called Terra Vita, where she will serve three courses to 100 people and make collards the star they deserve to be.

Episode 12: Buttermilk
Vivian and Ben go to Maple View Dairy to pick up product for the restaurant. They talk buttermilk with the dairy’s manager and the noise Ben makes while savoring his cup of the thick liquid annoys his wife. The couple attempt to shoot the twin’s Christmas card picture in the family’s in-ground pool turned turnip patch while Vivian’s nieces and nephews desperately try to make buttermilk with their great-grandmother's butter churn.

Episode 13: Moonshine
Vivian visits Broad Slab Distillery where they talk about the art and soul of white lightning. The restaurant’s mixologist works moonshine into several new drinks while the restaurant staff struggle through the holiday party season. They end the season with a party of their own at Ben and Vivian’s new house with AppleJack Moonshine Cocktails making a guest appearance.

 

NEW PBS SERIES A CHEF’S LIFE TAKES VIEWERS INSIDE THE LIFE AND KITCHEN OF ACCLAIMED FARM-TO-TABLE CHEF VIVIAN HOWARD

– Join Chef Vivian’s personal and culinary journey from the top restaurants in New York to her return to North Carolina’s Low Country as she explores the rich bounty of farm fresh cooking, family and community–

A CHEF’S LIFE is a new half-hour character-driven documentary and cooking series that takes viewers inside the life of Chef Vivian Howard, who, with her husband Ben Knight, left the big city to open a fine dining restaurant in small-town Eastern North Carolina. Each episode follows Vivian out of the kitchen and into cornfields, strawberry patches and hog farms as she hunts down the ingredients that inspire her seasonal menus. Using a chef’s modern sensibilities, Vivian explores Southern cuisine, past and present —  one ingredient at a time. A celebration of true farm to table food, the 13-week series combines the action and drama of a high-pressure business with the joys and stresses of family life. A CHEF’S LIFE premieres on PBS stations beginning September 2013 (check local listings).

Vivian Howard originally made a name for herself in the Manhattan restaurant world and with her own gourmet delivery service. Acclaim and potential investors poured in, but it was the offer from her own parents that called to her the loudest. They would help her build a restaurant — but with one catch. She had to open it back home in Eastern North Carolina, a place to which she swore she would never return.

And so The Chef & the Farmer, located in Kinston, North Carolina, was born. Six years in, Vivian and her restaurant have won numerous accolades, including her selection as a James Beard semi-finalist, but the challenges continue. As the series opens, Vivian and Ben are juggling the restaurant, raising twins and anxiously building their own home — right next door to her parents. 

Much more dynamic and personal than a typical cooking show, A CHEF’S LIFE celebrates modern Southern cuisine, seasonality, farmers, and food artisans — all through the lens of a working restaurant.

A CHEF'S LIFE is produced by Markay Media in association with SCETV Presents. The series is directed and produced by Cynthia Hill with Rex Miller as co-producer and cinematographer. Derek Britt is the Executive Producer, and the series is edited by Tom Vickers. The opening title song, “Will You Return,” is written and performed by the Avett Brothers. Amy Shumaker is Executive-in-Charge for SCETV Presents.

About South Carolina ETV

South Carolina ETV has a strong history of bringing quality programming to national public television and radio. From critically-acclaimed series such as Firing Line and Piano Jazz with Marian McPartland to countless award-winning arts, performance, documentary and international specials, SCETV Presents is dedicated to producing and presenting fresh, innovative public media programming for national and international audiences. SCETV is the South Carolina public educational broadcasting network with 11 television and eight radio transmitters, and a multi-media educational system. By using television, radio and the web, SCETV's mission is to enrich lives by educating, informing and connecting citizens, celebrating our culture and environment and instilling the joy of learning. More information is available at scetv.org.

About PBS

PBS, with its over 350member stations, offers all Americans the opportunity to explore new ideas and new worlds through television and online content. Each month, PBS reaches nearly 120 million people through television and nearly 28 million people online, inviting them to experience the worlds of science, history, nature and public affairs; to hear diverse viewpoints; and to take front row seats to world-class drama and performances. PBS’ broad array of programs has been consistently honored by the industry’s most coveted award competitions. Teachers of children from pre-K through 12th grade turn to PBS for digital content and services that help bring classroom lessons to life. PBS’ premier children’s TV programming and its website, pbskids.org, are parents’ and teachers’ most trusted partners in inspiring and nurturing curiosity and love of learning in children. More information about PBS is available at www.pbs.org, one of the leading dot-org websites on the Internet, or by following PBS on Twitter, Facebook or through our apps for mobile devices. Specific program information and updates for press are available at pbs.org/pressroom or by following PBS Pressroom on Twitter.

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Mark O'ConnorMark O’Connor
July 2, 2013

Grammy-winning violinist Mark O’Connor is at home playing bluegrass, country, jazz, and classical. And his approach to teaching strings is considered a rival to the Suzuki method. Feinstein and O’Connor get together to explore American music, including a performance of Fats Waller’s “Ain’t Misbehavin’,” on this week’s Song Travels.

Sheldon HarnickSheldon Harnick
July 9, 2013

Pulitzer Prize-winning lyricist Sheldon Harnick has been a pillar of Broadway for over 50 years. His hit musicals include Fiorello!, Fiddler on the Roof, and The Phantom Tollbooth. On this Song Travels, Harnick takes listeners on a musical journey through his career’s stories and songs.

Valerie SimpsonValerie Simpson
July 16, 2013

Singer/songwriter Valerie Simpson and late husband Nick Ashford formed one of the most powerful musical duos of the modern era. These master architects of Soul penned hits including “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough,” “I’m Every Woman,” and “Solid.” This week Simpson reminisces about their work and life.

Chris YoungChris Young
July 23, 2013

Chris Young was the 2006 winner of the TV series Nashville Star and is fast earning a spot among today’s top country voices. In 2010, he was nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Country Vocal Performance. With guitarist Kevin Collier, Young brings his rich voice to a set of original songs and old favorites, including “I Left My Heart in San Francisco.”

Dena Kaye
July 30, 2013

Dena Kaye is the only daughter of entertainer Danny Kaye: a man of boundless roles including singer, actor, comedian & humanitarian. This week Dena Kaye looks back on her late father’s career as well as the role he played in life: her dad.

Madeleine PeyrouxMadeleine Peyroux
August 6, 2013

Vocalist Madeleine Peyroux started out busking on the streets of Paris. Today she’s an acclaimed performer whose voice recalls radio’s Golden Age no matter what the tune. On this edition of Song Travels, Peyroux discusses Ray Charles as a musical mentor and teams up with host Feinstein for “I’m Gonna Sit Right Down And Write Myself A Letter.”

Hunter HayesHunter Hayes
August 13, 2013

Rising Country star Hunter Hayes performed at age four with Hank Williams, Jr. On his debut album, Hayes played all of the instruments and was acknowledged with three Grammy nominations in 2013. On this week’s Song Travels, Hayes performs his original songs including the chart-topping hit, “Somebody’s Heartbreak.”

Rob SchwimmerRob Schwimmer
August 20, 2013

Composer/pianist Rob Schwimmer has worked with top artists such as Simon & Garfunkel, Stevie Wonder, and Bette Midler. He has also penned scores for Oscar-winning short films and is a master of the theremin (the instrument known for the music heard in classic horror films). Schwimmer joins host Feinstein to talk about the endurance of standards and to perform a few of his favorites.

Eric HutchinsonEric Hutchinson
August 27, 2013

Singer/songwriter Eric Hutchinson’s self released debut album landed him in the top ten on iTunes’ album chart. This wry lyricist draws inspiration from the masters, including Lennon & McCartney, Elvis Costello, Stevie Wonder, and Cole Porter. This week he shares the secret to his powerful brand of pop.

Barry ManilowBarry Manilow
September 3, 2013

Pop icon Barry Manilow got his start arranging for TV and writing commercial jingles. He was Bette Midler’s pianist before he recorded his 1974 breakout hit, “Mandy.” The rest is chart topping history. Manilow joins Feinstein for this hour, and performs his tune “I Am Your Child.”

James IngramJames Ingram
September 10, 2013

R&B singer/songwriter James Ingram rose to prominence with the 1982 hit “Baby, Come To Me” (a duet with Patti Austin) and continued a string of successful partnerships with hit-makers including Quincy Jones, Michael McDonald, and Barry White. He has been nominated for 14 Grammy awards, including a 1987 win for “Somewhere Out There.” This week Ingram shares the inspiration for his chart-topping collaborations.

Patti AustinPatti Austin
September 17, 2013

Vocalist Patti Austin made her debut at age four at the Apollo Theatre. In her career she has been a prolific session musician and top performer on commercials which earned her the moniker “Queen of the Jingles.” Her duet partners include Michael Jackson, George Benson, and Luther Vandross. Austin joins Feinstein to talk about their mutual admiration for Quincy Jones, Sammy Davis, Jr., and the Gershwins.

Johnny MathisJohnny Mathis
September 24, 2013

Jazz & pop vocalist Johnny Mathis has been wowing listeners since the 1950s with his dynamic voice backed by lush arrangements of ballads like “Chances Are,” “It’s Not For Me To Say,” and his definitive version of “Misty.” This week the two-time Grammy Hall of Famer reveals what lies behind his enduring success.

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On the Keys

Thursday night at 8:00 on ETV Radio's Classical Stations

On the Keys is an hour of piano music performed by some of the most endearing pianists today and from the past. The show explores the various genres of piano music from chamber to the concerto. Pianist and host David Kiser gives special attention to rare and old recordings. The show also regularly features pianists studying in South Carolina.

See photos of some of the performers and historic pianos featured on the program on Thursday, March 6, 2014.

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Dan Tepfer

Dan Tepfer

Pianist and composer Dan Tepfer performs solo concerts that are often completely improvised. He also has an ongoing duo project with legendary alto saxophonist Lee Konitz. Overseas he's been a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Seoul Institute of the Arts in South Korea. This week Tepfer talks about his album of improvisations based on Bach's Goldberg Variations and plays a few standards. Photo credit: Vincent Soyez

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Laurence Hobgood

Laurence Hobgood

Pianist Laurence Hobgood is known for his work with vocalist Kurt Elling, but his own trio and solo work has set him apart as a virtuoso in his own right. His accolades include a Grammy Award, and he's played venues worldwide, including the White House and Queen Elizabeth Hall. On this week's program, he displays his dexterity as a composer on his tunes, "One Version of Happiness" and "Beyond Words."

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#101 "California, an Ecological Island"
Incredibly biodiverse coasts, shrublands, deserts and mountains of San Diego County.

California is by far our most diverse state. It’s a hotbed for diversity and relicts from the past.  Discover how to generate such diversity, how to maintain it, and what can be learned from California’s geologic history.  Join Patrick for a look at the coasts, shrublands, deserts and mountains of San Diego county.

#102 "California – Hope, Survival and Resilience"
Compelling stories of survival on the California coast.

Condors, Elephant Seals, Sea Otters and Elk - mankind always seems to step in at the very last minute to save a species, to make a change. Join Patrick as he explores some of the most compelling stories of survival on the California coast.

#103 "Beringia, the Eternal Frontier"
Ancient land bridge suggests American moose, grizzly bears and bison have roots in Asia.

Moose, grizzly bears, and bison are typical American animals, but their roots are in Asia. The wildlife of our continent was largely shaped by the land bridge of Beringia. Join Patrick for an unforgettable look at the remnants of Beringian Alaska – an eternal frontier.

#104 "Reshaping the Arctic"
Long-term impact of changes in the Arctic.

Like it or not, change has come to the Arctic. Join Patrick as he explores the connections the Arctic has to your backyard and the impact that the dramatic changes happening today might have on our lives.

#105 "The Rice Kingdom"
South Carolina rice fields revert to spectacular natural treasures.

It was rice that built wealth in South Carolina - vast project of converting swamps to fields that was abandoned in the early 20th century. These fields have reverted to one of the most spectacular natural treasures in the South – havens for wildlife and wildflowers. Sometimes man’s alterations can have positive consequences.

#106 "Arizona’s Sky Islands"
Unexpected diversity of prairies and in forests of sycamore, maple, oak and pine. 

When you think of southern Arizona you probably don’t think about prairies, moist Sycamore and maple forests, or lush oak and pine forests, but they are a huge part of southern Arizona. Join Patrick as he explores the unexpected and unusual diversity found in Arizona’s sky islands.

#107 "Arizona, a Border or Barrier?"
Border fences change biological movements and frontiers.

Much of the diversity of southern Arizona is more Mexican than American.  Political borders are changing biological movements and frontiers. Join Patrick as he explores the Mexican connection of American wildlife and challenges they face due to the border fence.

#108 "Blue Ridge, the Heart of the Eastern Forest"
Diverse and resilient center of the 'Blue Wall' of South Carolina.

The Southern Blue Ridge escarpment is often overlooked for the loftier peaks of the Appalachian spine but they are the diverse and resilient center of the eastern Deciduous forest. Join Patrick for an unforgettable journey through the “Blue Wall” of South Carolina.

#109 "Blue Ridge, a Crucible of Life"
Escarpment serves as a refuge for life during changing climates.

The Southern Blue Ridge escarpment has served as a refuge for life during changing climates in the past and can serve as a resilient landscape in the face of changes happening today. Join Patrick for a journey through the gorges that serve as a crucible of life during change.

#110 "The Great Plains, an Ever-changing Tapestry"
Beautiful and diverse sea of grass, canyons, badlands and sandhills. 

Nebraska may not be your first choice for a summer vacation, but if you love wildlife you might want to reconsider. On his first trip here Patrick expected corn, but what he found was a beautiful and diverse sea of grass, canyons, badlands and sandhills, all bursting with life. This is the heart of the Great Plains, the heartland of the continent that is tied to every corner and every life.  Join Patrick on an unforgettable voyage of discovery through this immense sea of grass as he explores the ever-changing tapestry of the Great Plains.

#111 "Ghosts of the Plains"
Researchers try to change the fate of prairie dogs, ferrets, foxes and others on the verge of extinction.

Imagine 30 million Bison and 4 billion Prairie Dogs sharing the plains with us.  In only a decade these massive herds were all but extinguished.  We look back at the actions of the people in the 19th century in disbelief; how could they do that?  But did we learn from their mistakes, or are we doomed to repeat them?  Prairie Dogs, Black-footed Ferrets and Kit Foxes—these are the stories and species of our time.  Join Patrick as he journeys into the prairie with researchers who are trying to change the fate of those that are on the verge of becoming the ghosts of the plains.

#112 "Grassy Balds, the Heart of Roan"
One of nature’s greatest riddles, vast treeless grasslands are home to rare species. 

Few places can inspire a naturalist as much as Roan Mountain. This is one of North America’s greatest and most beautiful natural areas. The crown jewel of this highland is its grassy balds, vast treeless grasslands that are reminiscent of prairies. They shelter many rare and endangered species and connect man to the natural world as poignantly as possible. Yet the balds are one of nature’s greatest riddles.  Where did they come from and, maybe more importantly, where are they going? Join Patrick as he explores the grassy balds, the heart of Roan.

#113 "The Rite of Spring"
Amazing, often bizarre, mating rituals of creatures across the continent.

Birds migrate huge distances from wintering grounds.  Frogs, each with their own unique voice, call from wetlands.  Deer and elk battle with anglers as weapons.  What is the point of all of this?  Every spring, thousands of species participate in rites - rituals with a single goal in mind:  breeding.  Join Patrick, along with guests Matt Johnson and Drew Lanham, as they explore the amazing, and often bizarre rituals of many creatures across the continent and right outside your back door.

Expeditions with Patrick McMillan

 

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Naturalist, author, educator and Emmy-winning host Dr. Patrick McMillan embarks on fascinating adventures throughout North and South America in Expeditions with Patrick McMillan. This series overflows with compelling wildlife and wilderness footage captured in the United States and beyond.  McMillan's passion and contagious enthusiasm for the natural world is evident as he journeys through gorges, immense seas of grass, deciduous forests, Arctic tundra and other ecologically rich destinations. Expeditions with Patrick McMillan is presented nationally by South Carolina ETV through American Public Television (APT).

About Patrick McMillan

Patrick is the co-creator, writer, and Emmy-Award winning host of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan.  Patrick received his BS in Biology from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and his PhD in Biological Sciences from Clemson University.  For over 20 years Patrick has worked as a professional naturalist, biologist and educator. His range of experience has concentrated on botany though he is also well-respected through his work in ichthyology, herpetology, and mammalogy. Patrick is a professional naturalist, faculty member of the School of Agriculture, Forestry and Environmental Science at Clemson University, and director of the South Carolina Botanical Garden.  He gives over 100 lectures annually around the country.

Patrick’s intense interest in natural history began at a very young age. He attributes his memorization of thousands of scientific names to his grandmother, who would read him Animal Kingdom books and wildflower books as a young child, including the Latin names—quite a contrast to Dr. Seuss! He spent his early childhood in the Fakahatchee Strand and Big Cypress Swamp with his father and grandfather and when he wasn’t out in the swamp he was across the street from his Naples home at the Naples Zoo, aka Jungle Larry’s, where he was such a common feature that the Mynah birds, as well as Larry’s Wife Jane, knew him by name.  Patrick and his family moved to Alleghany County, North Carolina in 1976 where he lived a few hundred feet off the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 231. Alleghany County was a great place to grow up if you liked the company of plants and animals, but there weren’t many children in the neighborhood to make friends with. His childhood consisted of one long walk through the woods, punctuated by those pesky daily tasks like school and dinner. Every day was spent familiarizing himself with the rhythm and diversity of his neighborhood woods, fields and streams. By the time he entered the University of North Carolina his explorations had already documented plants formerly unknown in North Carolina.

He joined the faculty of Clemson University in 2000.  He is married with a son and two step-daughters.  His son Nic has contributed camera work to Expeditions.

Legacy of Opera

Saturday afternoons at 4:30 on ETV Radio's Classical Stations 

From Mozart to Wagner, and everything in between, Legacy of Opera explores the widespread influences of opera throughout the centuries. Join host Michelle Wachter on a journey through history to hear famous tunes, and lesser-known operatic gems, from the greatest voices and orchestras of our time. Listen Saturday afternoons at 4:30pm, after World of Opera.

We invite you to take a break and listen to--or join into--a public radio program unique to our state. Your Day, a radio magazine produced as a public service of Clemson University Radio Productions, provides programming in the NPR tradition, but with a South Carolina flavor. Tune to Your Day each Monday through Thursday at noon for a wide range of topics of interest to South Carolina residents and visitors alike.

Each day’s program is different in content and format. Our Monday shows offer a smorgasbord of topics ranging from economics to academics, from the performing arts to the culinary arts. Our Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday shows are listener-driven discussions. Callers ask questions of experts in horticulture, entomology, health and nutrition, technology, animal healthcare, natural resources and more. An NPR newscast at the top of the hour is also included in each program.

In any given show you might get healthy recipes, gardening advice, pet care tips, or information on birding, wildlife, and our state’s natural history. You’ll receive insight into issues such as the impact of population growth on South Carolina’s communities, businesses and environment. You’ll hear human interest stories from around the state, and learn about medical advances and legislative issues. We’ll take you behind the scenes with internationally-recognized artists and authors and visit sites of interest throughout the state and region.

To enjoy Your Day, you can tune in to a ETV Radio station at home or in your car, or watch our live webstream online. If you miss all or part of a program, you can always listen to the archived edition online, or you can subscribe to our podcast and take Your Day with you wherever you go.

Your Day airs Monday through Thursday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm EST on the South Carolina ETV Radio Network:

Greenville, WEPR-FM 90.1
Columbia, WLTR-FM 91.3
Sumter, WRJA-FM 88.1
Conway, WHMC-FM 90.1
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Beaufort, WJWJ-FM 89.9
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To better serve our listeners, we'd like to know how you feel about our programming. We invite your comments, questions, and suggestions, so let us hear from you!

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Piano Jazz with Jon Weber begins a new season on April 2, 2013. This series will follow the winning formula of Piano Jazz Rising Stars, but expand to include a wider range of jazz artists. Today's rising and recognized stars on the current scene join Jon Weber in conversation and performance, offering new takes and turns on jazz expression. Guests include pianist Dan Tepfer, vocalist Cecilé McClorin Salvant, alto saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa, and keyboardist John Medeski.

Piano Jazz with Jon Weber is offered to NPR member and Piano Jazz affiliate stations FREE of charge for all of 2013. Stations may schedule the complete quarter-long series or may choose select episodes beginning April 2.

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Distributor: NPR
Category: Music
Genre(s): Jazz
Audio Type: Stereo
Length: 00:58:00
Feed Date:    Tuesdays
Frequency:  Once a Week
Contact:  Grant Jackson,  ph. 803.737.3286 ; gjackson@scetv.org
Web Link: www.scetv.org/pianojazzjonweber

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Dan Tepfer

Dan Tepfer
April 2, 2013
Photo credit: Vincent Soyez
Pianist and composer Dan Tepfer performs solo concerts that are often completely improvised. He also has an ongoing duo project with legendary alto saxophonist Lee Konitz. Overseas he's been a lecturer at the Royal Academy of Music in London and the Seoul Institute of the Arts in South Korea. This week Tepfer talks about his album of improvisations based on Bach's Goldberg Variations and plays a few standards.


Laurence Hobgood

Laurence Hobgood
April 9, 2013
Pianist Laurence Hobgood is known for his work with vocalist Kurt Elling, but his own trio and solo work has set him apart as a virtuoso in his own right. His accolades include a Grammy Award, and he's played venues worldwide, including the White House and Queen Elizabeth Hall. On this week's program, he displays his dexterity as a composer on his tunes, "One Version of Happiness" and "Beyond Words."


Allan Harris

Allan Harris
April 16, 2013
Variety calls Allan Harris a "velvet-voiced singer, with a savvy manner and music in his veins." Playing to packed houses around the world, he has also penned the musical, Cross That River, an Old West tale told in the voice of a black cowboy. Harris joins Weber this week to tell his own story, with music including "Can't Live My Life" and "Blue Was Angry."


Stacy Sullivan

Stacy Sullivan
April 23, 2013
MAC Award-winning vocalist Stacy Sullivan lends her smoky alto to cabaret classics and standards, making them her own. With Jon Weber, she brought the music of the legendary Peggy Lee to the stage with her acclaimed show, "A Tribute to Miss Peggy Lee." She reunites with her long-time collaborator for a conversation about the songs that will never fade, including "I Love Being Here with You."


Robben Ford

Robben Ford
April 30, 2013
A five-time Grammy nominee, blues guitarist Robben Ford has played with renowned musicians including Joni Mitchell, Miles Davis, and Bob Dylan. Named one of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of the 20th Century" by Musician magazine, he recently started his first rock-focused project, Renegade Creation. Ford joins Jon Weber for this episode of Piano Jazz, which includes duets of "On That Morning" and "Set A Date."


Donny McCaslin

Donny McCaslin
May 7, 2013
Tenor saxophonist Donny McCaslin has captivated audiences with his fusion of jazz and rock. He appeared on the Grammy Award-winning Centennial: Newly Discovered Works of Gil Evans; he's also worked with the Dave Douglas Quintet and the adventurous quartet, Lan Xang. This week McCaslin joins host Weber to perform a few of his favorite tunes.


Rudresh Mahanthappa

Rudresh Mahanthappa
May 14, 2013
Rudresh Mahanthappa creates an explosive blend of South Indian classical music and progressive jazz. Named the Jazz Journalists Association's "Alto Saxophonist of the Year" for four years running, his innovative music reflects his experience as a second-generation Indian-American and has made him a Guggenheim fellow. He shares his fascinating style and story on this edition of Piano Jazz.


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Cécile McLorin Salvant
May 21, 2013
Radio France describes vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant as "disarmingly musical." In her early twenties, she's already won the Thelonious Monk competition and gained the ear of Wynton Marsalis. On this week's Piano Jazz, Salvant discusses her journey to discover jazz, and host Weber accompanies her on "I Can't Dance" and "A Fine Romance."


Linda Oh

Linda Oh
May 28, 2013
Photo credit: Vincent Soyez
Bassist Linda Oh was born in Malaysia to Chinese parents, and moved to Western Australia where she started out playing bass in rock bands. Since discovering the double bass, Oh has become a steady presence on the scene whether playing with a string quartet, composing for film, or covering the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Oh brings her unique low end flavor to this set with Jon Weber.


Marissa Mulder

Marissa Mulder
June 4, 2013
Vocalist Marissa Mulder has made her mark on the New York cabaret scene with a voice that recalls the legendary Blossom Dearie. She earned a spot on the Times Square Chronicles' Top Ten list in 2011, and her current show, Illusions, has gained acclaim. This week Mulder and host Weber talk about bringing new life to old standards and perform a set of the songs that she holds dear.


Cynthia Sayer

Cynthia Sayer
June 11, 2013
Photo credit: Gary Spector
Banjoist Cynthia Sayer is regarded as one of the best in the world, able to perform in virtually any genre. Her accolades include the National Banjo Hall of Fame, a New York Philharmonic appearance, and performing for two US Presidents. She's played with director Woody Allen's jazz band for over ten years, and on this week's show Sayer diplays a fresh take on an old time sound.


Karen Oberlin

Karen Oberlin
June 18, 2013
Photo credit: Heather Sullivan
Award-winning vocalist Karen Oberlin is one of the premier interpreters of the Great American Songbook. She's also a theater veteran whose credits include the first stage production of Rent as well as more than one hundred Off- Broadway performances of the hit show Our Sinatra. On this week's Piano Jazz, Oberlin presents an intimate set of timeless music.


John Medeski

John Medeski
June 25, 2013
As the keyboardist for the trio Medeski, Martin, & Wood, John Medeski has brought jazz & fusion to rock audiences for more than two decades. He recently began playing solo piano performances in venues world-wide. This week Medeski joins host Jon Weber to perform new pieces from his solo piano album as well as a surprising duet or two.


 

Piano Jazz with Jon Weber

Jazz pianist Jon Weber and vocalist Tammy McCann perform at the SCETV studios in Columbia, SC.

 

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Taylor Eigsti

Taylor Eigsti
Twenty-something pianist, composer, and educator Taylor Eigsti has been on the jazz scene for over a decade, and has lately set his sights on bringing jazz to a whole new audience. On this program Eigsti blends the old and new with solo renditions of “I Hear a Rhapsody,” Coldplay’s “Daylight,” and his original, “Magnolia.” (Photo Credit: Bill Douthart)

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Grace Kelly

Grace Kelly
Alto saxophone  phenom Grace Kelly has recorded with icons Lee Konitz and Phil Woods and is a seasoned road warrior with tour dates around the world -all before the age of 20! She recently added vocalist to her resume. Kelly duets with host Jon Weber on “The Way You Look Tonight,” and her original tunes:  the bouncy “Flying Fish” and the sultry bossa nova vocal, “Gone.”

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Former Chicago piano whiz Jon Weber gets his big break – on radio (Chicago Tribune)

ETV Radio finds a successor to ‘Piano Jazz’ (The State)

Jon Weber performs a stride piano take on Auld Lang Syne at the beginning of NPR’s Toast of the Nation (NPR)

NPR's Long-Running 'Piano Jazz' Gets A Makeover (NPR

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Taylor Eigsti

Taylor Eigsti
January 3, 2012
Twenty-something pianist, composer, and educator Taylor Eigsti has been on the jazz scene for over a decade, and has lately set his sights on bringing jazz to a whole new audience. On this program Eigsti blends the old and new with solo renditions of “I Hear a Rhapsody,” Coldplay’s “Daylight,” and his original, “Magnolia.” (Photo Credit: Bill Douthart)


Grace KellyGrace Kelly
January 10, 2012
Alto saxophone  phenom Grace Kelly has recorded with icons Lee Konitz and Phil Woods and is a seasoned road warrior with tour dates around the world -all before the age of 20! She recently added vocalist to her resume. Kelly duets with host Jon Weber on “The Way You Look Tonight,” and her original tunes:  the bouncy “Flying Fish” and the sultry bossa nova vocal, “Gone.”


Julian LageJulian Lage
January 17, 2012
As a child, Julian Lage was quickly recognized as a guitar prodigy. He recorded with David Grisman and toured with Gary Burton before he was old enough to drive. Since then he has evolved into a composer with a deep understanding of the scope of American music, expressed on his acclaimed 2011 album, Gladwell. Lage solos on his “Etude  #1” and “Alone Together,” and joins Jon Weber for “Just Friends.” (Photo Credit: Michael Kurgansky)


Tammy McCannTammy McCann
January 24, 2012
Vocalist Tammy McCann discovered jazz while she was an opera student in her native Chicago. She decided to apply her considerable vocal range to a broad palette of musical styles, touring as a backup singer for Ray Charles and with her own successful gospel ensemble. Host Jon Weber accompanies McCann on “Daydream,” “Why Was I Born,” and “Easy Living.”



Kris BowersKris Bowers
January 31, 2012
Kris Bowers began classical piano studies as a toddler in Los Angeles. In 2011, he walked away with the top honor at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition—a major career boost for the Juilliard student. He brings his award-winning chops to the Piano Jazzstudios for this set of tunes.


Sanchel VasandaniSachal Vasandani
February 7, 2012
Sachal Vasandani is already earning critical acclaim as the next great male jazz vocalist. And today’s listeners agree—his 2011 album, Hi-Fly, shot straight to the number one spot on the iTunes jazz chart. Vasandani also penned some of the tunes on the album.  On this week’s program, he swings on a set of standards and originals with host Jon Weber. 


Aaron DiehlAaron Diehl
February 14, 2012
Dubbed “the Real Diehl” by Wynton Marsalis, pianist Aaron Diehl is bringing the music of keyboard giants like Scott Joplin, Art Tatum, and Duke Ellington to a whole new generation. Diehl was named the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz by the American Pianists Association. On this session, hear Diehl’s modern take on the music of the time honored masters of stride and swing. 


Chris DingmanChris Dingman
February 21, 2012
Chris Dingman is one of a small group of elite musicians keeping the role of vibraphonist/leader alive in jazz today. He cut his teeth at the Thelonious Monk Institute, and his album Waking Dreams was a surprise hit of summer 2011.  Dingman performs his original tune, “Zanetta,” and duets with Weber on “Manhattan Bridge” and “Dolphin Dance.” (Photo Credit: Zachary Maxwell Stertz)


HiromiHiromi
Feburary 28, 2012
Virtuoso pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara began her classical studies at age 6. Today she is an in-demand jazz pianist able to play stride at blinding speed with deadly accuracy. More than a novelty, she is also a thoughtful, impressionistic composer. Hiromi’s mega chops are on display in this week’s session with host Jon Weber. (Photo Credit: Sakiko Nomura)


Dominick FarinacciDominick Farinacci
March 6, 2012
Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has emerged as a young man whose versatile horn ranges from the soft and seductive to the rough and bluesy. His skills have earned him a headline spot with festivals worldwide and recording dates with a list of jazz legends; he’s also a composer with nine albums under his belt. Farinacci performs “Just One of Those Things” and his original tune, “Dawn of Goodbye.”


Whitney JamesWhitney James
March 13, 2012
Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theatre and opera before committing to jazz, and her theatrical background has served her well. Her acclaimed 2010 debut album, The Nature of Love, revealed a fully formed voice on a confident set of beloved standards. With host Jon Weber as accompanist, James brings her rich, full alto tone to tunes including “Tenderly” and “If You Could See Me Now.” (Photo Credit: Marc Von Borstel)


Stefon HarrisStefon Harris
March 20, 2012
Vibraphonist and band leader Stefon Harris is one of the busiest musicians in jazz: he tours with his band Blackout and the SF Jazz Collective, teaches at NYU, and is an artist-in-residence at institutions across the U.S. He’s also a three-time Grammy nominee and six-time Best Mallet Player by the Jazz Journalist Association. Harris takes to his fiery vibes playing through a set of standards and his originals.   

 


Jason MoranJason Moran
March 27, 2012
Jason Moran is one of the most talked about pianists and composers of the past decade. In 2010, he was made a MacArthur Fellow, and his album, Ten, topped the JazzTimes Critics' Poll. He epitomizes today’s approach to music, regularly employing sampled loops as a “fourth band member” in live performances.  This week Moran performs a definitive set of 21st-century jazz piano tunes. 

Piano Jazz Rising Stars with Joh Weber

 

Jon WeberJon Weber is counted among the most brilliant minds in jazz today.  The New York based, Wisconsin/Chicago raised Weber is a truly virtuosic piano player who can be heard regularly in the most renowned clubs and rooms in Manhattan and at festivals around the world. His flawless technique and an encyclopedic knowledge of jazz history have made him an international ambassador for the music. He is an excellent interviewer and a proven guest host who has won much praise from the Piano Jazz listener audience. Weber is committed to the mission of the show:  exploring the vibrant musical landscape of today by bringing the very best out of the amazing artists who visit the program.

Piano Jazz Rising Stars, hosted by pianist Jon Weber, launches on January 3, 2012.  The series highlights the jazz legends of tomorrow, and follows the winning combination of talk and music heard on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz for over 30 years. Each week host Jon Weber sits down with one of the leading young performers on the jazz scene today. Guests include pianist Taylor Eigsti, guitarist Julian Lage, alto saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly, vocalist Sachal Vasandani, and the 2012 Thelonious Monk Competition winner, pianist Kris Bowers.

Piano Jazz Rising Stars is offered to NPR member and Piano Jazz affiliate stations FREE of charge for all of 2013. Stations may schedule the complete quarter-long series or may choose select episodes beginning January 3. 

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Web Link: www.scetv.org/pianojazzrisingstars

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Wynton Marsalis Wynton Marsalis
January 1, 2013

Trumpeter and composer Wynton Marsalis hails from one of New Orleans’ most distinguished jazz families, and he has continued the Marsalis dynasty with multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and the National Medal of Arts. Spend an hour with this legendary artist as he shares a few of his favorite things, including a recently discovered recording of Louis Armstrong’s last known performance.

Eric Benet Eric Benét
January 8, 2013

Singer, songwriter, and actor Eric Benét charges his old school soul songwriting with healthy doses of modern funk and hip-hop. His winning formula has been recognized with multiple Grammy and Image Award nominations. Benét joins Feinstein for a set of original tunes and classics by Stevie Wonder, Earth, Wind & Fire, and David Foster.  

Shelby Lynne Shelby Lynne
January 15, 2013

Singer/songwriter Shelby Lynne has carved her own path as a respected independent artist. After years in Nashville she relocated to California, where the Grammy-winning artist continues to earn high praise with each new album. Lynne performs her own tunes and teams up with host Feinstein on “Gee Baby Ain’t I Good to You.”

Miloš Karadaglić Miloš Karadaglić
January 22, 2013

Classical guitarist Miloš Karadaglić began performing as his country, the former Yugoslavia, was being ripped apart by war.  He entered the Royal Academy of Music in London, and his hard work is paying off –a 2012 solo concert at Royal Albert Hall was widely praised! Karadaglić brings his love of Latin music to Song Travels with pieces by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos and Argentine tango master Astor Piazzolla.

Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis,  Jr.Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr.
January 29, 2013

The husband and wife musical team of Marilyn McCoo & Billy Davis, Jr., met as members of the iconic ‘60s group The 5th Dimension.  They went on to perform as a successful duo and host their own television show. Over 40 years later, their music and mutual love and respect are still going strong. Performances include “Mona Lisa” and “Here’s That Rainy Day.”

Ryan BinghamRyan Bingham
February 5, 2013

Singer/songwriter Ryan Bingham has made the unlikely journey from rodeo rider to Grammy and Oscar winner for the Crazy Heart soundtrack. His gritty-beyond-his-years voice echoes the rough and tumble life he’s known. On this Song Travels, Bingham performs tunes with a roadhouse tinge, including his own “As I Do My Dancing” and “Too Deep To Fill.”

Aaron NevilleAaron Neville
February 12, 2013

Grammy-winning R&B /soul singer Aaron Neville has been a radio mainstay for over five decades. And he has been ambassador to the world for New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. On this week’s episode, Neville’s silky smooth voice is sure to get everyone in the Valentine’s Day spirit, as he performs a set of Doo-Wop greats including “This Magic Moment” and “Under The Boardwalk.”

Stephen Holden
February 19, 2013

New York Times music and film critic Stephen Holden covered the 1970s singer/songwriter explosion before he went on to write up everything from film to cabaret. Music has been with him every step of the way. On this week’s program Holden illustrates his life’s journey through musical milestones from Bob Dylan to Sinatra to Sting.

Gloria Gaynor Gloria Gaynor
February 26, 2013

Gloria Gaynor is best known for her sensational 1978 hit, “I Will Survive,” which won the only Grammy ever awarded for Best Disco Recording. In the past decade she has released new music on unsuspecting audiences and has been honored with a slate of accolades. Gaynor performs “My Funny Valentine” and joins Feinstein for a duet of “The Very Thought of You.”

Jake Shimabukuro Jake Shimabukuro
March 5, 2013

Jake Shimabukuro has carried the sound of the ukulele from Hawaiian shores to the world’s concert stages. In his hands the humble “little guitar” sings everything from J.S. Bach to the Beatles.  On this Song Travels, Shimabukuro performs “Somewhere Over The Rainbow,” and joins Feinstein for a duet of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.”

Cat RussellCatherine Russell
March 12, 2013

As a young girl, vocalist Catherine Russell bounced on the knee of Louis Armstrong. She started her career as an ace backup singer for stars including Paul Simon, David Bowie, and Steely Dan. Today she’s a leading interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Russell and Feinstein perform an hour of pure radio perfection, including “I Cover The Waterfront” and a duet of “The Very Thought of You.”

Matt Munisteri Matt Munisteri
March 19, 2013
Guitarist, singer, and composer Matt Munisteri has uncovered much of the forgotten jazz and swing from the early 20th century. His latest album, Still Runnin’ ‘Round In the Wilderness, explores the “lost” compositions of the American singer/songwriter Willard Robison. Archivists Munisteri and Feinstein share tunes that, while forsaken by the past, are sure to be easy to remember.

José Feliciano José Feliciano
March 26, 2013
Singer, virtuoso guitarist, and composer José Feliciano’s holiday tune, “Feliz Navidad,” is essential to any Yuletide playlist. On his latest album, The King, Feliciano pays tribute to Elvis Presley. The eight time Grammy winner joins Feinstein for an electrifying hour of music and conversation, including performances of “Always On My Mind” and “Love Me Tender.”

Brandy Clark

Brandy Clark
Country vocalist and songwriter Brandy Clark has written major hits for modern country artists Reba McEntire, Miranda Lambert, and The Band Perry. With her acclaimed debut solo album, 12 Stories, she revitalizes the tradition of storytelling in country music with darkly humorous songs that speak from the experiences of a modern woman. Clark performs a set of her original songs including “Pray to Jesus” and “Take a Little Pill.”

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Gregory Porter

Gregory Porter
Jazz and Soul singer Gregory Porter had a breakout year in 2012. His album Be Good topped many “Best of” lists and was named iTunes’ Jazz Album of the Year. He was also nominated for a Grammy for Best Traditional R&B Performance. On this Song Travels, Porter is joined by his band mates Chip Crawford and Aaron James for a set including numbers from his latest album, Liquid Spirit.

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The Song Travels Spring 2014 Fundraiser features performances and talk segments with host Michael Feinstein and his guests. In this program Feinstein frames each segment with his guest discussing love songs and performing a selection. Guests in the 7 modules include Valerie Simpson, Cheyenne Jackson, Hunter Hayes, Wayne Brady, Lari White, Neal Sedaka, and Rumer. If you can't view the player below, click here to open or download the mp3 file.

Song Travels embraces a diverse array of stellar performers including Renee Fleming, Barry Manilow, Wynton Marsalis, Bobby McFerrin, Valerie Simpson, and Jake Shimabukuro, to name a few. Each guest shares their passion for the songs through solo performances and duets with Feinstein, illustrating the continuing development of the songs across time.

Song Travels has been enthusiastically received by stations:

“Radio at its most artistic is great conversation. Song Travels delivers…the music and conversation work well together. I wish more people would let go of their theatrical voice and have the conversation. This show is what we should be about.” –Caroline Austin, Station Manager, WFSU, Tallahassee

"I love that show SO MUCH. It is so authentic, endearing. It feels like I'm sitting in the room with two friends. I feel like an insider. I'm hanging out with friends who are these fabulous musicians including Michael. It feels so intimate,—my own personal concert, a sneak peek behind the curtain. It's BRILLIANT. I am a BIG FAN. It's amazing. It's one of the best new shows out there. It has totally enchanted me!" -Roxanna Caldwell, Program Director, WFYI, Indianapolis

Host Michael Feinstein, with his encyclopedic music knowledge, is eager to connect all the dots in creating a portrait of America in music. He has the trust of both his guests and listeners:

“(His) warmth, style and wit illuminate... He honors the legacy and contributes to the future of the art form. Who could ask for anything more?” - Lois Reitzes, Program Director at WABE, Atlanta.

By presenting programming that is both entertaining and intelligent, the series foster a deeper appreciation for American music among an expanding audience. Song Travels continues to combine fresh performances and perspectives from high profile guests with archival recordings that reflect their journey in the music. Each guest artist brings something unique: the architects of Motown, the Nashville sound, the composers behind Hollywood’s soundtracks, and even traditional sounds from Hawaii are all at home on Song Travels.

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RumerRumer
April 2, 2013
Thirty-two-year old Rumer (Sarah Joyce) was raised in England and Pakistan, but her sound reveals a deep connection to the heyday of the early ’70s singer/songwriter era, along with shades of Broadway, ’30s jazz, and gospel. After years of unfailing effort, she is beginning to reap the rewards. Her debut album, Seasons of My Soul, reached No. 3 on the UK charts and was certified platinum. Rumer joins Michael Feinstein to talk about Judy Garland, Burt Bacharach, and old Hollywood, all of which inspire her to perform a few tunes from the Great American Songbook along with her own songs.

Neil SedakaNeil Sedaka
April 9, 2013
Neil Sedaka is synonymous with popular music. For more than 50 years, he has written, performed, and produced the soundtrack for America’s collective psyche. Sedaka had a string of early ‘60s pop hits, and his songs have been recorded by Frank Sinatra, Connie Francis, Elvis, and the Monkees, among others. On this episode, Feinstein and his guest talk and play iconic pop and great standards, including one of his many hits, “Breaking Up Is Hard to Do.”

Bette MidlerBette Midler
April 16, 2013
The Divine Miss M—singer, actress, and comedian Bette Midler—is Feinstein’s guest for an hour of pure radio fun. Midler opens a crate of favorite tunes from her record collection—from Louis Jordan to vintage Hawaiian music to Destiny’s Child, along with stories from her multi-faceted career. Feinstein presents her with a solo arrangement of "I'll Be There," a song written for her by the legendary songwriting team Alan and Marilyn Bergman.

Lari WhiteMarilyn & Alan Bergman
April 23, 2013
Songwriters Marilyn & Alan Bergman are a legendary power couple in American popular music. Their work includes the themes for television programs Alice, Good Times, and In The Heat Of The Night. They have earned multiple Emmys, Grammys, and Academy Awards, including Best Original Song for “The Way We Were,” written with Marvin Hamlisch. And the hits keep coming, with a new, never before heard tune co-written with Feinstein, “There’s You,” which he sings on this program. 

David Hyde PierceDavid Hyde Pierce
April 30, 2013
Actor, singer and comedian David Hyde Pierce is best known for his Emmy Award-winning role as Niles Crane on the long-running TV series Frasier. He’s also a Tony Award-winning actor for his role in Curtains. Pierce and Feinstein's discussion ranges from Beethoven to Spamalot, and Pierce sings a few of his favorite standards with Feinstein at the piano.  

Jean-Yves ThibaudetJean-Yves Thibaudet
May 7, 2013
French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet is one of the leading performers on today’s classical music scene. He has over 40 albums to his credit, including interpretations of the classical repertoire as well as music by George Gershwin, Duke Ellington, and Bill Evans. Thibaudet’s depth and breadth are on display in works by Spanish composer Federico Mompou and American popular song writer Alec Wilder. He and Feinstein bring their unique perspectives to Wilder’s “I’ll Be Around” and George Gershwin’s “Embraceable You.”

Joshua Bell and Jeremy DenkJoshua Bell & Jeremy Denk
May 14, 2013
Feinstein welcomes one of the most dynamic duos in the classical music world—violinist Joshua Bell and pianist Jeremy Denk. The two have been recording and performing together in the classical repertoire for almost a decade, and have become equally at home thumbing through the pages of the Great American Songbook. On this week’s Song Travels, Bell and Denk perform selections from their latest project, French Impressions, an album of works by César Franck, Maurice Ravél and Camille Saint-Saëns.Through conversation and music, Feinstein and his guests connect the dots between classical music and standards.

Liza MinnelliLiza Minnelli
May 21, 2013
Born into Hollywood royalty, Liza Minnelli has made her own name on the stage and screen. Her role in the 1972 film version of the Broadway musical Cabaret made her an international sensation and won her the Academy Award for Best Actress. She continues to wow audiences the world over with her delightful presence and powerful voice. Minnelli joins her good friend Feinstein for an enlightening discussion of her life and the evolution of her approach to song.    

Thomas Lauderdale Thomas Lauderdale
May 28, 2013
Pianist Thomas Lauderdale is a cofounder of the celebrated orchestral ensemble Pink Martini, which bridges classical, jazz, world music and old fashioned pop. On this Song Travels, Lauderdale brings along a few of his musical collaborators, including NPR’s Ari Shapiro, who proves to be as good a singer as he is a journalist. Lauderdale solos on “Malagueña” by Ernesto Lecuona, and duets with Feinstein on George Gershwin’s “The Man I Love.”

Cheyenne JacksonCheyenne Jackson
June 4, 2013
Actor/singer Cheyenne Jackson is equally at home on Broadway and in front of the camera. He made his Broadway debut as the understudy for both male leads in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and his cabaret debut, a one man show titled Back to the Start, was a sold-out hit. Jackson has appeared on NBC’s 30 Rock and Fox’s Glee and has recorded an album of duets with Feinstein, The Power of Two. The pair are reunited here on Song Travels to discuss Jackson’s journey from Idaho to the national stage and to perform a few musical highlights from along the way.  

Lari WhiteLari White
June 11, 2013
With three Grammys to her credit, Lari White's multi-faceted career as an award-winning recording artist, hit songwriter, producer, independent record label owner, and versatile actress has earned her the title of Nashville's "Renaissance Woman." As the first female producer of a male superstar, Lari recently made music history by producing Toby Keith's platinum album White Trash with Money. Her songwriting credits include Tammy Wynette, Lonestar, Toby Keith, and Sarah Buxton, and Danny Gokey. She had a part in the blockbuster movie Cast Away, and has made her critically-acclaimed Broadway debut in "Ring of Fire.” This "Renaissance Woman" joins host Feinstein to share her musical journey on this edition of Song Travels.

Wayne BradyWayne Brady
June 18, 2013
Wayne Brady became a household name improvising on the popular TV show, Whose Line Is It Anyway?  The singer/actor/dancer/comedian has also appeared in the stage productions Rent and Chicago, and he became host of the game show Let's Make a Deal in 2009. On this week’s Song Travels, Brady discusses his two major musical influences: Sammy Davis Jr. and Sam Cooke. With his musical director Cat Gray at the piano, Brady performs the Cooke classic, “You Send Me,” and Feinstein joins Brady in a duet of “It’s Only a Paper Moon."

Rickie  Lee JonesRickie Lee Jones
June 25, 2013
Two-time Grammy-winning singer/songwriter Rickie Lee Jones has been pushing down musical boundaries for over four decades with her hauntingly beautiful voice and fearless experimentation. She has carved her own unique path, collaborating with artists from Alison Krauss to Dr. John. On this Song Travels, Jones employs her sultry, dynamic voice to sing some of the standards that have inspired her along the way.

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Spoleto Chamber Music

Thursday Nights at 7:00

The chamber music series from the Spoleto Festival USA offers a series of 13 one-hour concerts from the Dock Street Theatre in Charleston. Spoleto Chamber Music features vibrant young stars paired with veteran performers.  Tune in each week for world class performances of the music of Haydn, Schubert, Mozart, and more on ETV Radio.


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8/07/13
PAGANINI: "Moses Phantasy" Variations on a Theme by Rossini
HANDEL: "Da Tempeste" (Aria from Guilio Cesare)
BEETHOVEN: Violin Sonata No. 9 in A Major, Op. 47, "Kreutzer"
8/14/13
MENDELSSOHN: Piano Sextet in D Major, Op. 110
BACH: "Ich habe genug," BWV 82

8/21/13
GOLIJOV: Yiddishbbuk
SHOTAKOVICH: Piano Quintet in G Minor, Op. 57

8/28/13
BEETHOVEN: Serenade in D Major, Op. 25
MOZART: Piano Quartet No. 1 in G Minor, K. 478

09/04/14
TELEMANN: Concerto for Violin, Flute, Strings & Continuo in E Minor
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K. 466

09/11/14
PROKOFIEV: Quintet in G Minor (from the ballet Trapeze), Op. 39
MOZART: Sonata in F Major for Piano Four Hands, K. 497

09/18/14
FARRENC: Piano Quintet No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 30
BRITTEN: Cello Sonata in C Major, Op. 65

09/25/14
HAYDN: “Quinten” String Quartet, Op.76, No. 2
CHAUSSON: Concerto for Violin, Piano, & String Quartet in D major

40 Years of ETV Radio

ETV Radio celebrates forty years of broadcasting in South Carolina on Labor Day.

Originally "signing on" September 3, 1972 from a single transmitter in Greenville, the local broadcaster now covers all of South Carolina with eight transmitters. Five of the stations are in a news/talk format, three provide classical music – and all provide public radio with a distinctive South Carolina flavor. 

Called "a new dimension in audio pleasure" when it debuted, the educational radio service continues its original mission of learning and enlightenment in a non-commercial format. 
Each broadcast day features stories on Carolina business, history, and culture. Rudy Mancke of ETV's NatureScene gives daily NatureNotes. South Carolina's preeminent historian, Dr. Walter Edgar, has a daily feature on South Carolina A to Z and hosts Walter Edgar's Journal each Friday at noon on South Carolina's history and culture, with topics ranging from Hurricane Camille to how the staggering death toll from the Civil War changed America's way of dealing with death. Monday through Thursday, Clemson University and ETV Radio team up for listener call-ins about bugs, pets, gardening, and food on Your Day

An offshoot of South Carolina ETV, the small, local radio effort quickly became a major national radio producer. From early series focusing on the Swamp Fox and the roots of African American music, producers from ETV Radio made their mark with Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz, National Public Radio's longest-running jazz program featuring legendary jazz stars from Mel Torme to Ray Charles to Tony Bennett in original performances with McPartland. The program is now in its third decade. ETV Radio also produces a sister program for rising stars, as well as a national series of chamber music from Charleston's Spoleto Festival each year, and Song Travels with Michael Feinstein, featuring guests such as Liza Minnelli, Bette Midler, Cheyenne Jackson, and Rumer. 

Listeners raised over a million dollars for a new Columbia studio facility in 2011 and support the programs via yearly donations to the ETV Endowment of South Carolina

SC ETV broadcast a TV special when ETV Radio signed on, and to celebrate the anniversary the ETV will air the same special on the same day and time (Labor Day at 7 p.m.) but forty years later. The TV station will follow that broadcast with a 1966 documentary on Greenville, ETV Radio's first city. 

The ETV Radio classical stations are: Charleston 89.3 FM; Columbia 91.3 FM; and Greenville 90.1 FM. The ETV Radio news/talk stations are: Aiken 89.1 FM; Beaufort 89.9 FM; Conway 90.1 FM, Rock Hill, 88.9 FM; and Sumter 88.1FM. ETV Radio can also be streamed at etvradio.org.

South Carolina ETV is the state's public educational broadcasting network with 11 television and eight radio transmitters, and a multi-media educational system in more than 2,500 schools, colleges, businesses and government agencies. 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.

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TED Radio Hour

ETV Radio's Classical NPR News Station bring you the new NPR show TED Radio Hour, beginning June 17, at 4:00 p.m. Hosted by journalist Alison Stewart, the show represents a new partnership between NPR and TED. Each year, TED hosts conferences that bring together the world's most fascinating thinkers to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less about the best ideas in technology, entertainment, design and more.

TED Radio Hour focuses on a theme each week – such as happiness, the power of crowds, or food – and weaves together TEDTalks centered on the topic with innovative soundscapes and conversations that bring these ideas to life. As host, Stewart talks with the original speakers to probe how ideas make waves and get inside people's heads, and most importantly, provoke excitement. Over the course of the season, TED Radio Hour will dive inside humans' collective heads with shows exploring what makes the brain an amazing idea engine, why collaboration is the new normal, and where creative wellsprings might be found. The show also plans to address major issues confronting society, with talks about rethinking cities and urbanization, and examining food issues with guest chefs Jaime Oliver and Dan Barber.

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Piano Jazz Rising Stars

Piano Jazz Rising Stars

Piano Jazz Rising Stars, hosted by pianist Jon Weber, highlights the jazz legends of tomorrow, and follows the winning combination of talk and music heard on Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz for over 30 years. Each week, host Jon Weber sits down with one of the leading young performers on the jazz scene today. Guests include pianist Taylor Eigsti, guitarist Julian Lage, alto saxophonist/vocalist Grace Kelly, vocalist Sachal Vasandani, and Thelonious Monk Competition winner, pianist Kris Bowers.

Sundas at 3:00 p.m. on ETV Radio’s news stations
Sundays at 8:00 p.m. on ETV Radio’s classical stations

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Taylor EigstiTaylor Eigsti
Jan 06, 2013
Twenty-something pianist, composer, and educator Taylor Eigsti has been on the jazz scene for over a decade, and has lately set his sights on bringing jazz to a whole new audience. On this program Eigsti blends the old and new with solo renditions of “I Hear a Rhapsody,” Coldplay’s “Daylight,” and his original, “Magnolia.” (Photo Credit: Bill Douthart)


Grace KellyGrace Kelly
Jan 13, 2013
Alto saxophone  phenom Grace Kelly has recorded with icons Lee Konitz and Phil Woods and is a seasoned road warrior with tour dates around the world -all before the age of 20! She recently added vocalist to her resume. Kelly duets with host Jon Weber on “The Way You Look Tonight,” and her original tunes:  the bouncy “Flying Fish” and the sultry bossa nova vocal, “Gone.”


Julian LageJulian Lage
January 20, 2013
As a child, Julian Lage was quickly recognized as a guitar prodigy. He recorded with David Grisman and toured with Gary Burton before he was old enough to drive. Since then he has evolved into a composer with a deep understanding of the scope of American music, expressed on his acclaimed 2011 album, Gladwell. Lage solos on his “Etude  #1” and “Alone Together,” and joins Jon Weber for “Just Friends.” (Photo Credit: Michael Kurgansky)


Tammy McCannTammy McCann
January 27, 2013
Vocalist Tammy McCann discovered jazz while she was an opera student in her native Chicago. She decided to apply her considerable vocal range to a broad palette of musical styles, touring as a backup singer for Ray Charles and with her own successful gospel ensemble. Host Jon Weber accompanies McCann on “Daydream,” “Why Was I Born,” and “Easy Living.”


Kris Bowers
Kris Bowers
February 03, 2013
Kris Bowers began classical piano studies as a toddler in Los Angeles. In 2011, he walked away with the top honor at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition—a major career boost for the Juilliard student. He brings his award-winning chops to the Piano Jazz studios for this set of tunes.


Sanchel VasandaniSachal Vasandani
February 10, 2013
Sachal Vasandani is already earning critical acclaim as the next great male jazz vocalist. And today’s listeners agree—his 2011 album, Hi-Fly, shot straight to the number one spot on the iTunes jazz chart. Vasandani also penned some of the tunes on the album.  On this week’s program, he swings on a set of standards and originals with host Jon Weber. 


Aaron DiehlAaron Diehl
February 17, 2013
Dubbed “the Real Diehl” by Wynton Marsalis, pianist Aaron Diehl is bringing the music of keyboard giants like Scott Joplin, Art Tatum, and Duke Ellington to a whole new generation. Diehl was named the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz by the American Pianists Association. On this session, hear Diehl’s modern take on the music of the time honored masters of stride and swing. 


Chris DingmanChris Dingman
February 24, 2013
Chris Dingman is one of a small group of elite musicians keeping the role of vibraphonist/leader alive in jazz today. He cut his teeth at the Thelonious Monk Institute, and his album Waking Dreams was a surprise hit of summer 2011.  Dingman performs his original tune, “Zanetta,” and duets with Weber on “Manhattan Bridge” and “Dolphin Dance.” (Photo Credit: Zachary Maxwell Stertz)


HiromiHiromi
March 03, 2013
Virtuoso pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara began her classical studies at age 6. Today she is an in-demand jazz pianist able to play stride at blinding speed with deadly accuracy. More than a novelty, she is also a thoughtful, impressionistic composer. Hiromi’s mega chops are on display in this week’s session with host Jon Weber. (Photo Credit: Sakiko Nomura)


Dominick FarinacciDominick Farinacci
March 07, 2013
Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has emerged as a young man whose versatile horn ranges from the soft and seductive to the rough and bluesy. His skills have earned him a headline spot with festivals worldwide and recording dates with a list of jazz legends; he’s also a composer with nine albums under his belt. Farinacci performs “Just One of Those Things” and his original tune, “Dawn of Goodbye.”


Whitney JamesWhitney James
March 10 , 2013
Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theatre and opera before committing to jazz, and her theatrical background has served her well. Her acclaimed 2010 debut album, The Nature of Love, revealed a fully formed voice on a confident set of beloved standards. With host Jon Weber as accompanist, James brings her rich, full alto tone to tunes including “Tenderly” and “If You Could See Me Now.” (Photo Credit: Marc Von Borstel)


Stefon HarrisStefon Harris
March 17, 2013
Vibraphonist and band leader Stefon Harris is one of the busiest musicians in jazz: he tours with his band Blackout and the SF Jazz Collective, teaches at NYU, and is an artist-in-residence at institutions across the U.S. He’s also a three-time Grammy nominee and six-time Best Mallet Player by the Jazz Journalist Association. Harris takes to his fiery vibes playing through a set of standards and his originals.   


Jason MoranJason Moran
March 24, 2013
Jason Moran is one of the most talked about pianists and composers of the past decade. In 2010, he was made a MacArthur Fellow, and his album, Ten, topped the JazzTimes Critics' Poll. He epitomizes today’s approach to music, regularly employing sampled loops as a “fourth band member” in live performances.  This week Moran performs a definitive set of 21st-century jazz piano tunes.     

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Chocolate covered strawberries.Heat things up this Valentine’s Day with these decadent chocolate recipes from America’s Test Kitchen:

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Join Chris Kimball and the test cooks on America’s Test Kitchen as they solve everyday cooking problems and bring you useful equipment reviews, trusted taste tests, and foolproof recipes. Tune in to the most-watched cooking show on public television, Saturdays at 2pm on ETV.

An island paradise.

On Sunday, Feb. 5, from 4 to 10 p.m., escape with the SC Channel as we go on an island-hopping adventure to soak in the history, bask in the culture and most importantly, learn valuable travel tips for some of the most beautiful places around the world. From the exotic (Bermuda, Fiji and Greece) to the domestic (Long Island, Catalina and Hawaii), share in the journey and see a collection of invigorating destinations sure to help shake the winter blues:

4 p.m. - Burt Wolf: Travels & Traditions - Cayman Islands

4:30 p.m. - Open Road: Catalina

5 p.m. - Travelscope: St. Vincent & the Grenadines - Close to Home

5:30 p.m. - Burt Wolf: Travels and Traditions - New York City

6 p.m. - Smart Travels: Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa – Maui and Hawaii’s Big Island

6:30 p.m. - Smart Travels: Pacific Rim with Rudy Maxa – Oahu and Kauai

7 p.m. - Smart Travels: Europe with Rudy Maxa – Greek Islands

7:30 p.m. - Burt Wolf: Travels and Traditions - Bermuda

8 p.m. - Open Road: Hawaiian Volcanoes and Midway

8:30 p.m. - Travelscope: Fiji – Island Hopping

9 p.m. - Globe Trekker: Micronesia

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Tune to ETV and the South Carolina Channel (SCC) all month long for local and national stories that relay the struggles and triumphs of African Americans. 

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Each week, Carolina Stories, Southern Lens, ETV Classics, The Big Picture, and Connections highlight local people and events that changed our state and our country, including:

Richard Samuel Roberts

Carolina Stories: A True Likeness – The life and photographs of 1920s African-American photographer and South Carolina native, Richard Samuel Roberts, are rediscovered.
ETV: Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4 p.m.
SCC: Wednesday, Feb. 1 at 9 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 8 p.m.


Gullah womanThe Big Picture: Gullah Geechee Cultural Heritage CorridorA tour along the South Carolina coast exploring one of the most unique cultures in America.
ETV:  Thursday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 5 at noon
SCC: Thursday, Feb. 9 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 5 p.m.


African American man holding an African mask.Connections: SC African-American History – Tracing the footsteps of the first Africans in the Carolinas.
ETV: Friday, Feb. 3 at 7:30 p.m.  and Sunday, Feb. 5 at 12:30 p.m.
SCC:
Thursday, Feb. 9 at 9 p.m.  and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 5:30 p.m.


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Carolina Stories: Jail, No Bail - The story of Rock Hill’s “Friendship Nine,” who created the successful “Jail, No Bail” protest strategy that forever changed the Civil Rights movement.
ETV
: Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m.
SCC
: Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Feb. 29 at 9 p.m.


Men weaving basketsCarolina Stories: The Penn Center -  A Legacy of Change – The history of one of the country’s first schools for freed slaves, located on Saint Helena Island, near Beaufort, South Carolina.
ETV: Thursday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 p.m.
SCC:
Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 8:30 p.m.


Change Comes Knocking LogoSouthern Lens: Change Comes Knocking – A bi-racial anti-poverty group, the North Carolina Fund, boldly confronted the explosive issues of race, class & politics during the turbulent 1960s.
ETV: Thursday, Feb. 2 at 9 p.m.
SCC: Monday, Feb. 6 at 8 p.m.


World War I era African American SoldierCarolina Stories: Over Here – The Homefront During World War I – The impact of WWI on South Carolina, including the role African Americans played to support the war effort.
ETV: Thursday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 12 at 4 p.m.
SCC: Wednesday, Feb 15 at 8 p.m.


Marines marching.Southern Lens: The Marines at Montford Point – The first African Americans to serve in the Marine Corps trained at Montford Point, North Carolina, between 1942 and 1949.
ETV:  Thursday, Feb. 9 at 9 p.m.
SCC: Monday, Feb. 13 at 8 p.m.


Robert SmallsETV Classics: Mary Long’s Yesteryear: Robert Smalls, Pt. I – Sail Away to Freedom – A Beaufort, South Carolina slave becomes the pilot of a Confederate gunboat, which he sailed out of Charleston harbor in a desperate bid for freedom.
ETV: Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3 p.m.
SCC: Monday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m.


Robert SmallsETV Classics: Mary Long’s Yesteryear: Robert Smalls, Pt. 2  - Gullah Statesman – Smalls becomes one of the first African Americans elected to public office, with a distinguished career in the SC Senate and the US House of Representatives.
ETV: Sunday, Feb. 12 at 3:30 p.m.
SCC: Monday, Feb. 13 at 10 p.m.


judges gavel and legal scalesThe Big Picture: Civil Rights - Guest host Dr. Walter Edgar talks with Congressman Jim Clyburn about this historical era in our country and state's history.
ETV: Thursday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at noon
SCC: Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8:30 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 26 at 4:30 p.m.


Jonathan Green paintingCarolina Stories: Homecoming – The Art of Leo Twiggs and Jonathan Green – Two of South Carolina’s most renowned artists return to the Lowcountry to revisit the heritage that inspires their work.
ETV:  Thursday, Feb. 16 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, Feb. 19 at 4 p.m.
SCC:
Wednesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.


Woman weaving sweet grass basketSouthern Lens: Bin Yah – There’s No Place Like HomeThe potential loss of important African-American communities in Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina due to growth and development.
ETV: Thursday, Feb. 16 at 9 p.m.
SCC:
Monday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m.


ETV Classic logo.ETV Classics: Porgy – A Gullah Version – A 1997 performance of the classic stage play “Porgy and Bess,” performed in the Gullah language. 
ETV: Sunday, Feb. 19 at 3 p.m.



Benedict College logoBlack History Teleconference – The Struggle Continues: Black Women in American Culture and History – High school & college students ask prominent African Americans about their challenges & achievements.
ETV: Sunday, Feb. 19 at 5 p.m.
SCC:
 Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.


Students walking down a streetSouthern Lens: The Clinton 12 – Twelve African American teenagers are forced to integrate into an all-white high school in Clinton, Tennessee, following Brown v. Board of Education.
ETV: Thursday, Feb. 23 at 8:30 p.m.
SCC:
Monday, Feb. 27 at 8 p.m.


ETV Classic logo.ETV Classics: An Evening with Mabel Mercer and Bobby Short – Taped in ETV’s studios, a concert performance by music legends Mercer and Short, with host Alec Wilder.
ETV: Sunday, Feb. 26 at 3 p.m.

 

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Daisy BatesIndependent Lens: Daisy Bates – First Lady of Little Rock – The story of Bates’ life and vocal support of nine black students to attend the all-white Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas.
ETV: Thursday, Feb. 2 at 10 p.m.


William StillUnderground Railroad: The William Still Story – A profile of one of the most important yet unheralded individuals of the Underground Railroad.
ETV: Monday, Feb. 6 at 10 p.m.
SCC: Sunday, Feb. 19 at 9 p.m.


Freedom Riders escaping from a burning busAmerican Experience: Freedom Riders – Chronicles the journey of the courageous band of civil-rights activists, black and white, who rode buses in the Deep South to fight segregation.
ETV: Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 10 p.m.
SCC: Sunday, Feb. 12 at 8 p.m.


Young man looking downIndependent Lens: The Black Power Mixtape 1967-75 - Using an innovative format that riffs on the popular 1970s mixtape format, this is a cinematic and musical journey into the black communities, culture and styles of America.
ETV: Thursday, Feb. 9 at 10 p.m.


1930s era picture of a man leaning against a treeSlavery By Another NameChallenging the assumption that slavery ended with the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, the documentary uncovers how “neoslavery” began and persisted into the 1940s.
ETV: Monday, Feb. 13 at 9 p.m.


Young boy next to painting of Martin Luther King, Jr.Independent Lens: More than a MonthA 29-year-old African-American filmmaker goes on a cross-country campaign to end Black History Month.
ETV: Thursday, Feb. 16 at 10:00 p.m.


Cab Calloway.American Masters: Cab Calloway - Sketches - Explore the life of this pioneering jazz legend who led one of the most popular African American big bands of the 1930s-40s.
ETV: Monday, Feb. 27 at 10 p.m. and Friday, March 2 at 9 p.m.

 

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Former Chicago piano whiz Jon Weber gets his big break – on radio (Chicago Tribune)

ETV Radio finds a successor to ‘Piano Jazz’ (The State)

Jon Weber performs a stride piano take on Auld Lang Syne at the beginning of NPR’s Toast of the Nation (NPR)

NPR's Long-Running 'Piano Jazz' Gets A Makeover (NPR)

Holiday Memories with Michael Feinstein

Sunday December 18 at 7 p.m. on Your Classical NPR News Stations

Michael Feinstein is a tireless champion and conservator of American Popular Song. And no yuletide trip to Manhattan is complete without a visit to his holiday show at Feinstein's at Loews Regency. On this special program, he shares some of his favorite tunes and memories of the season.

Christmas with Morehouse and Spelman Glee Clubs.

Monday December 19 at 8 p.m. on Your Classical NPR News Stations

One of the great holiday traditions in America, the choirs of Morehouse and Spelman Colleges -- two of the most prestigious historically black institutions in the nation -- get together to present a spine-tingling concert program. This encore presentation features the best works of the last several years. It's a joyous celebration of the schools' tradition of singing excellence, with their trademark mixture of spirituals and carols. Korva Coleman hosts.

Festival of Lessons and Carols

Monday December 19 at 9 p.m. on Your Classical NPR News Stations

The choir of St. Joseph Catholic Church of Columbia performs this moving service. Produced by ETV Radio.

Hanukkah Lights 2011

Wednesday December 21 at 7 p.m. on Your Classical NPR News Stations

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by acclaimed authors expressly for the show, as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

A Paul Winter Solstice Concert

Wednesday December 21 at 8 p.m. on Your Classical NPR News Stations

The towering walls of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine reverberate with sounds of celebration in this NPR holiday tradition. Paul Winter welcomes gospel singer Theresa Thomason, multi-instrumentalist/singer Arto Tunçboyaciyan, double reed wizard Paul McCandless, and the Paul Winter Consort in live performances from their recent Grammy-winning album MIHO and their timeless solstice songs.
Give your listeners an affirming and celebratory holiday season. Pass the longest night of the year with Paul Winter's Solstice Celebration.

A Carolina Christmas from Biltmore Estate with Kathy Mattea

Thursday December 22 at 8 p.m. on Your Classical NPR News Stations

A Carolina Christmas from Biltmore Estate, with Kathy Mattea is a festive celebration of holiday music -- from one of the most magnificent acoustic venues in the country! A Carolina Christmas features soloists and large ensembles performing a rich variety of songs, including sacred music of the season, African-American spirituals, Celtic jigs and folk favorites. Center stage is the rich voice and warm spirit of two-time Country Music Association Female Vocalist of the Year Kathy Mattea, singing fresh arrangements from her Grammy award-winning holiday album Good News. Ms. Mattea is accompanied by the Carolinas' premiere choral ensemble, VOX, as well as the Baroque/Celtic trio The Beggar Boys. This special musical offering provides a rich vocal experience to be enjoyed throughout the 12 days of Christmas.

The concert comes to you from the extraordinary Banquet Hall of Biltmore Estate, America's largest private home, built by George Vanderbilt more than 100 years ago. First opened to friends on Christmas Eve 1895, this French Renaissance chateau is one of the nation's most cherished landmarks and most-visited tourist destinations. Listeners from coast-to-coast will revel in this fresh holiday offering of beautiful music in a superb setting.

Jazz Piano Christmas

Thursday December 22 at 9 p.m. on Your Classical NPR News Stations

NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. NEA Jazz Master Barry Harris, Jason Moran, Eddie Palmieri, and up-and-comer Alfredo Rodriguez perform unique piano arrangements of their favorite holiday songs. Felix Contreas hosts.

A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols

Saturday December 24 at 10 a.m. on Your Classical NPR News Stations

Live from the chapel of King’s College in Cambridge, England.

Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

Carolina Live – An Old Salem Christmas

Sunday December 25 at 6 a.m. and Tuesday December 27 at 7 p.m. on Your Classical NPR News Stations

Conductor Robert Moody leads the Winston-Salem Symphony, chorale and guests in a program of baroque, Moravian and traditional holiday selections.

Thistle and Shamrock: Fiona's Festive Greetings
Join host Fiona Ritchie for a blend of acoustic music for the holiday season, handpicked from her treasure trove of recordings and readings.

A Prairie Home Companion's Hawaiian New Year's Eve, with Garrison Keillor

Saturday December 31 at 10 p.m. on on Your Classical NPR News Stations and Your NPR News Stations

Garrison Keillor hosts a three hour broadcast from Hawaii, with our actors - Sue Scott, Tim Russell, Fred Newman - and Erica Rhodes; Rich Dworsky and the Guy's All-Star Shoe Band; Heather Masse, plus special guest performers, including slack key guitar and ukulele master, Led Kaapana. The broadcast will include - Guy Noir, Lives of the Cowboys and The News from Lake Wobegon.

Trip to Alamo with Walter EdgarMarch 22-26, 2012

Travel with Dr. Walter Edgar as he follows the trail of Saluda native William Travis on his way to command the Texas defenders of the Alamo. Along the way you will explore the Spanish history of Texas, touring the towns of Gonzales and Goliad with visits to Spanish mission complexes and of course the Alamo. The tour ends where Texas won its independence, the San Jacinto Battlefield. 

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March 22-26, 2012

Travel with Dr. Walter Edgar as he follows the trail of Saluda native William Travis on his way to command the Texas defenders of the Alamo. Along the way you will explore the Spanish history of Texas, touring the towns of Gonzales and Goliad with visits to Spanish mission complexes and of course the Alamo. The tour ends where Texas won its independence, the San Jacinto Battlefield. 

 Overview of the trip

  • March 22-26, 2012
  • Arrive in San Antonio, TX
  • Follow the trail of William Travis (from Saluda, SC) on his way to command the Texas defenders of the Alamo
  • Walter will explore Spanish history of Texas touring towns of Gonzales and Goliad
  • Visit to Spanish mission complexes
  • Visit to the Alamo
  • Tour ends at site where Texas won its independence – the San Jacinto Battlefield
  • Download the Itinerary
  • Download the Sign-Up Form

For more information, contact the Endowment 1-800-922-5437 or email members@etvendowment.org.

Jazz pianist Jon Weber and vocalist Tammy McCann perform at the SCETV studios in Columbia, SC.

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Taylor Eigsti

Taylor Eigsti
Original Broadcast: January 3, 2012
Twenty-something pianist, composer, and educator Taylor Eigsti has been on the jazz scene for over a decade, and has lately set his sights on bringing jazz to a whole new audience. On this program Eigsti blends the old and new with solo renditions of “I Hear a Rhapsody,” Coldplay’s “Daylight,” and his original, “Magnolia.” (Photo Credit: Bill Douthart)


Grace KellyGrace Kelly
Original Broadcast: January 10, 2012
Alto saxophone  phenom Grace Kelly has recorded with icons Lee Konitz and Phil Woods and is a seasoned road warrior with tour dates around the world -all before the age of 20! She recently added vocalist to her resume. Kelly duets with host Jon Weber on “The Way You Look Tonight,” and her original tunes:  the bouncy “Flying Fish” and the sultry bossa nova vocal, “Gone.”


Julian LageJulian Lage
Original Broadcast: January 17, 2012
As a child, Julian Lage was quickly recognized as a guitar prodigy. He recorded with David Grisman and toured with Gary Burton before he was old enough to drive. Since then he has evolved into a composer with a deep understanding of the scope of American music, expressed on his acclaimed 2011 album, Gladwell. Lage solos on his “Etude  #1” and “Alone Together,” and joins Jon Weber for “Just Friends.” (Photo Credit: Michael Kurgansky)


Tammy McCannTammy McCann
Original Broadcast: January 24, 2012
Vocalist Tammy McCann discovered jazz while she was an opera student in her native Chicago. She decided to apply her considerable vocal range to a broad palette of musical styles, touring as a backup singer for Ray Charles and with her own successful gospel ensemble. Host Jon Weber accompanies McCann on “Daydream,” “Why Was I Born,” and “Easy Living.”



Kris BowersKris Bowers
Original Broadcast: January 31, 2012
Kris Bowers began classical piano studies as a toddler in Los Angeles. In 2011, he walked away with the top honor at the Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition—a major career boost for the Juilliard student. He brings his award-winning chops to the Piano Jazz studios for this set of tunes.


Sanchel VasandaniSachal Vasandani
Original Broadcast: February 7, 2012
Sachal Vasandani is already earning critical acclaim as the next great male jazz vocalist. And today’s listeners agree—his 2011 album, Hi-Fly, shot straight to the number one spot on the iTunes jazz chart. Vasandani also penned some of the tunes on the album.  On this week’s program, he swings on a set of standards and originals with host Jon Weber. 


Aaron DiehlAaron Diehl
Original Broadcast: February 14, 2012
Dubbed “the Real Diehl” by Wynton Marsalis, pianist Aaron Diehl is bringing the music of keyboard giants like Scott Joplin, Art Tatum, and Duke Ellington to a whole new generation. Diehl was named the 2011 Cole Porter Fellow in Jazz by the American Pianists Association. On this session, hear Diehl’s modern take on the music of the time honored masters of stride and swing. 


Chris DingmanChris Dingman
Original Broadcast: February 21, 2012
Chris Dingman is one of a small group of elite musicians keeping the role of vibraphonist/leader alive in jazz today. He cut his teeth at the Thelonious Monk Institute, and his album Waking Dreams was a surprise hit of summer 2011.  Dingman performs his original tune, “Zanetta,” and duets with Weber on “Manhattan Bridge” and “Dolphin Dance.” (Photo Credit: Zachary Maxwell Stertz)


HiromiHiromi
Original Broadcast: Feburary 28, 2012
Virtuoso pianist and composer Hiromi Uehara began her classical studies at age 6. Today she is an in-demand jazz pianist able to play stride at blinding speed with deadly accuracy. More than a novelty, she is also a thoughtful, impressionistic composer. Hiromi’s mega chops are on display in this week’s session with host Jon Weber. (Photo Credit: Sakiko Nomura)


Dominick FarinacciDominick Farinacci
Original Broadcast: March 6, 2012
Trumpeter Dominick Farinacci has emerged as a young man whose versatile horn ranges from the soft and seductive to the rough and bluesy. His skills have earned him a headline spot with festivals worldwide and recording dates with a list of jazz legends; he’s also a composer with nine albums under his belt. Farinacci performs “Just One of Those Things” and his original tune, “Dawn of Goodbye.”


Whitney JamesWhitney James
Original Broadcast: March 13, 2012
Vocalist Whitney James studied musical theatre and opera before committing to jazz, and her theatrical background has served her well. Her acclaimed 2010 debut album, The Nature of Love, revealed a fully formed voice on a confident set of beloved standards. With host Jon Weber as accompanist, James brings her rich, full alto tone to tunes including “Tenderly” and “If You Could See Me Now.” (Photo Credit: Marc Von Borstel)


Stefon HarrisStefon Harris
Original Broadcast: March 20, 2012
Vibraphonist and band leader Stefon Harris is one of the busiest musicians in jazz: he tours with his band Blackout and the SF Jazz Collective, teaches at NYU, and is an artist-in-residence at institutions across the U.S. He’s also a three-time Grammy nominee and six-time Best Mallet Player by the Jazz Journalist Association. Harris takes to his fiery vibes playing through a set of standards and his originals.   


Jason MoranJason Moran
Original Broadcast: March 27, 2012
Jason Moran is one of the most talked about pianists and composers of the past decade. In 2010, he was made a MacArthur Fellow, and his album, Ten, topped the JazzTimes Critics' Poll. He epitomizes today’s approach to music, regularly employing sampled loops as a “fourth band member” in live performances.  This week Moran performs a definitive set of 21st-century jazz piano tunes.     

 

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Bio: Jon Weber is counted among the most brilliant minds in jazz today.  The New York based, Wisconsin/Chicago raised Weber is a truly virtuosic piano player who can be heard regularly in the most renowned clubs and rooms in Manhattan and at festivals around the world. His flawless technique and an encyclopedic knowledge of jazz history have made him an international ambassador for the music. He is an excellent interviewer and a proven guest host who has won much praise from the Piano Jazz listener audience. Weber is committed to the mission of the show:  exploring the vibrant musical landscape of today by bringing the very best out of the amazing artists who visit the program.

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Stay tuned for video coverage from the 2012 Spoleto Festival.

 

View video coverage from 2011 below:

 

CLICK through the arrows in the above playlist to view ETV Radio's video highlights from Charleston's Spoleto USA festival and Piccolo Spoleto.

 

Panelists for the ETV Columbia sneak preview and panel discussion on Thursday, May 12 at 6 p.m. include:

 

  • Glenda Gaither Davis – From Great Falls, SC, Glenda Gaither Davis was a student at Claflin University in Orangeburg and participated in the New Orleans to Jackson Freedom Ride aboard the Illinois Central Railroad.  She actually met her husband, James Keet Davis, Jr. (another student at Claflin) during the rides. She will join us by phone.

 

  •  Kathy R. Forde, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Electronic and Print Journalism with the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina. She will be speaking on the media’s role in the Freedom Rides

 

  • Patricia A. Sullivan, Ph.D., Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. Sullivan specializes in African American history, race relations and the history of the Civil Rights Movement

Panelists for the ETV Carolinas sneak preview and panel discussion on Tuesday, May 10 at 6 p.m. include:

 

  • Charles Jones – From Charlotte, NC, Charles Jones was a student at Johnson C. Smith University, as well as an activist with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee. He was on the Freedom Ride from Atlanta, Georgia to Montgomery, Alabama on May 24-25, 1961 

 

  •  Nicole Moore – an interpreter with the Culture and Heritage Museums of York County

 

  •  Kathy R. Forde, Ph. D., Assistant Professor of Electronic and Print Journalism with the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of South Carolina. She will be speaking on the media’s role in the Freedom Rides

 

  • Patricia A. Sullivan, Ph.D., Professor of History at the University of South Carolina. Sullivan specializes in African American history, race relations and the history of the Civil Rights Movement

Panelists for the ETV Sumter sneak preview and panel discussion on Monday, May 9 at 6 p.m. include:

 

  • James T. McCain, Jr. – His father was the local president of CORE and involved with the Freedom Rides.  He lives in Sumter and will be in person.

 

  • Ivor “Jerry” Moore – Born in NY, he was a student from Morris College in Sumter, when he joined the first Freedom Ride; he currently lives in Los Angeles (more info) He will be available by phone. Learn more about Moore at his website: http://jerrymooremusic.com/

 

  •  Jim Zwerg – From Appleton, WI, Jim Zwerg was part of the second wave of Freedom Rides from Nashville after the original Freedom Riders were forced to abandon their journey in AL (more info). He will be available by Skype

 

  •  Michael McCormick, Ph.D. - an Associate Professor of History at Morris, he has taught a wide variety of courses relating to American History---including surveys, the History of South Carolina, and the History of the Civil Rights Movement. He received his B.A. and M.A. in history from Southern Illinois University and his Ph.D. in history from The Ohio State University. Most of his research has concentrated on U.S. social history. He will be in person.

05/24/11

Name the South Carolina town that has been referred to as the "Ghost Capital of the South".

Please include your name and mailing address with your entry.

This week's winner will receive four tickets to a Charleston Battery professional soccer match at Blackbaud Stadium on Daniel Island.

Answer this week's question

Here is the answer to last week's question:
Allendale county was formed in 1919 from parts of Barnwell and Hampton counties.

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Hosted by ETV’s Mark Quinn, Nature Comes Back – 25 Years After Chernobyl features the following panelists:

Rudy Mancke, Naturalist-in-Residence at USC

Charles Bierbauer, Dean of USC’s College of Mass Communications and Information Studies

Dr. Tim Mousseau, USC Professor of Biological Sciences

Dr. Gordon B. Smith, USC Professor of Political Science and Director of the Walker Institute of International and Area Studies

Dr. Eduardo B. Farfan, Principal Engineer in Environmental Studies and Biotechnology at Savannah River National Laboratory

Sherry Beasley, Grants Director and Foundations Coordinator for the Clemson University Provost

Allen Sharpe, former Director of Photography for ETV’s NatureScene

ETV, in partnership with the South Carolina Department of Education and the University of South Carolina, examines the world’s largest nuclear disaster which occurred 25 years ago at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant in the Ukraine. The programs air Tuesday, April 26, beginning at 7 p.m.

This new three-part series entitled Nature Comes Back: 25 Years After Chernobyl will “pull back the curtain” with a special panel of experts, including naturalists, scientists, journalists, and historians who expound on the effects the Chernobyl tragedy had on nature, nuclear science, US-Soviet relations, and the people who worked there and called it home.   Rare photos and video captured by ETV and USC allow viewers to see the aftermath of the 1986 nuclear meltdown.

Programs in the series include:

Part 1: Pulling Back the Curtain provides a historical exploration of the events that led to the Chernobyl accident on April 26, 1986. Experts in the field discuss what went wrong and the political fallout that resulted.

Part 2: Reflecting on the Impact examines the effect on the people and nature in the devastated area. Panel members also share riveting stories from their visits to the region, vividly recalling the people they met and the way the landscape was affected.

Part 3: Observing the Return of Life is an in-depth look at how the natural world has adapted to the greatest nuclear catastrophe in history with a discussion that highlights the University of South Carolina and ETV’s interest in Chernobyl. The show also spotlights the re-settlers who have returned home.

NETA feed date information for the South Carolina ETV presentation of "The American Road to Victory"

NOLA code:
AMRV 0100 H1

Program Title:
The American Road to Victory - 100s

Episodes/Lengths:
2/60, 1/90

Promos:
:30 generic and :20 episodic promos follow each show

Feed Date/Time:
Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 1500-1830 ET/HD04
Tuesday. May 24, 2011 at 1100-1430 ET/HD04
*Feed-For-Record*

#101 - 5/14/11 @ 1500 ET/HD04 & 5/24/11 @1100 ET/HD04
#102 - 5/14/11 @ 1600 ET/HD04 & 5/24/11 @1200 ET/HD04
#103 - 5/14/11 @ 1700 ET/HD04 & 5/24/11 @1300 ET/HD04

Veterans featured in South Carolina ETV's presentation of the three-part series, "The American Road to Victory" are listed below:

THE AMERICANS ON D-DAY:

  • Carl Beck, 101st Airborne - born in S.C., but living in Atlanta, GA
  • Gordon Smith (deceased), 82nd Airborne - San Antonio, TX
  • James T. Wynne, 82nd Airborne - Virginia Beach, VA
  • Mel Pliner, 9th Troop Carrier Command - Safford, AZ
  • Dennis Shryock, Navy Combat Engineers - Springfield, IL
  • Mike Fitch, 29th Infantry Division - Conway, SC
  • Harry Korkewitz, 4th Infantry Division - New York, NY
  • Forest Guth (deceased), 101st Airborne - Nashville, TN
  • Earl Norwood, Navy Coxswain - Moorehead City,NC
  • Ray Tollefson, 2nd Rangers - Indian River, MI

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THE AMERICANS ON HELL'S HIGHWAY

  • T. Moffatt Burris, 82nd Airborne - Columbia SC
  • Carl Beck, 101st Airborne - Atlanta, GA
  • Ray Fary, 80th Airborne Artillery - Indianapolis IN

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THE AMERICANS IN THE BULGE

  • John Kline, 106th Infantry Division - Minneapolis, MN
  • Jim Martin, 101st Airborne - Dayton, OH
  • Doug Dillard, 551 Parachute Infantry Battalion - Washington, DC
  • Vinnie Vicari, 101st Airborne - Easton, PA

Visitor information coming soon!

What does it mean when someone says they are from the "Pee Dee" of South Carolina? A place is bigger than its physical geography. A "sense of place" weaves together our experiences with the land, its culture and lifestyle. This website explores the relationship of the landscape of the Pee Dee and the people who live there.

Pee Dee Explorer features over six hours of video vignettes that characterize the natural, cultural, and agricultural landscapes of the Pee Dee region of South Carolina. This new site is a virtual treasure trove of stories told by farmers, naturalists, historians, conservationists and other members of the Pee Dee community with intimate knowledge of the land. The website serves as both an educational resource and tour guide to the region's many landmarks, farms, festivals, and parks. K-12 teacher and student resources connect the Web content to the classroom through lesson plans, standards correlations, and related Web content, and visitor information is provided for schools and the general public.

The Pee Dee Explorer website is divided into chapters that provide various contexts for telling the story of the region. Each chapter contains a collection of video stories and accompanying text, based on well-known and "off the beaten path" landmarks found in the Pee Dee. In addition, the Google Maps interface allows visitors to explore these place-based stories through interactive maps with overlays that are unique to each chapter.

Questions or comments about this website can be directed to phayes@scetv.org.

The campaign, co-chaired by Suzan Boyd and Edward Sellers, needs support from ETV Radio friends and donors at all levels. Recognition opportunities include:

  • Naming opportunities for studios, suites, music library, offices and other spaces
  • Individual donor recognition plaques for gifts of $5,000 or more
  • Recognition at the Grand Opening

Gifts at this level may be made over five years. Please call (877) 253-2092 for additional information.

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ETV collaborates with the Department of Education to provide more than 8000 educational videos online through StreamlineSC. This service is made available at no charge to every public, private and home school student, regardless of economic status. StreamlineSC generates 3.2 million views of videos each year, the highest video-on-demand use per teacher of any state in the nation for a service of its kind.

ETV’s Knowitall.org K-12 educational portal was the state’s first educational portal designed to present students with a safe, standards-based, interactive learning experience. Most of the simulations, virtual field trips, and educational games on Knowitall were conceived and produced in South Carolina by the ETV staff. The portal has attracted national acclaim, including most recently a Corporation for Public Broadcasting 2010 Innovation in Education Award. Knowitall generates more than 6 million page views each year.

For more than 30 years, ETV Radio's Piano Jazz has brought you convesation and music featuring pianist Marian McParland and a host of Jazz greats. Now we are digging into our archive of more than 700 shows to bring you some of the most popular episodes.

Program Listings 

  • 03/06/11 - George Shearing
  • 03/13/11 - James Moody
  • 03/20/11 - Eartha Kitt
  • 03/27/11 - Stacy Rowles
  • 04/03/11 - Dr. Billy Taylor
  • 04/10/11 - Barbara Carroll
  • 04/17/11 - Dick Hyman
  • 04/24/11 - John Lewis
  • 05/01/11 - Bobby Short
  • 05/08/11 - Teddy Wilson
  • 05/15/11 - Ellis Larkins
  • 05/22/11 - Bill Evans
  • 05/29/11 - Chick Corea (1979)
  • 06/05/11 - Chick Corea (2002)
  • 06/12/11 - Tommy Flanagan
  • 06/19/11 - Joanne Brackeen
  • 06/26/11 - Dave McKenna

Sunday nights at 10:00

From our archives, we are proud to present the Peabody Award winning series, American Popular Song with Alec Wilder and Friends, originally produced and broadcast by ETV Radio in 1976. American Poular Song with Alec Wilder and Friends offers listeners hour-long programs of conversation and performance  in which the renowned American composer and songwriter, along with co-host and fellow-songwriter Loonis McGlohon, celebrate this American art form with some of its very best interpreters.

Mabel Mercer, Teddi King, Johnny Harman, Tony Bennett and Barbara Lea are just a few of the artists performing songs of Irving Berlin, Hoagy Carmichael, Jimmy Van Heusen, Cole Porter, George and Ira Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Burton Lane, and Vernon Duke, among others.

Program Listings (with original broadcast date)

  • 12/11/11   Barbara Lea Sings Willard Robison (10/03/1976)
  • 12/18/11   David Allyn Sings Jerome Kern (10/10/1976)
  • 12/25/11   Teddi King Sings Rodgers and Hart (10/17/1976)
  • 01/01/12   Marlene VerPlanck Sings Hugh Martin (10/24/1976)
  • 01/08/12   Thelma Carpenter Sings Musical Comedy and Film Songs (10/31/1976)
  • 01/15/12  Johnny Hartman Sings Billy Strayhorn (11/07/1976)
  • 01/22/12   Barbara Lea Sings Lee Wiley (11/14/1976)
  • 01/29/12   David Allyn Sings Harold Arlen (11/21/1976)
  • 02/05/12   Teddi King Sings Mildred Bailey (11/28/1976)
  • 02/12/12   Johnny Hartman Sings Cole Porter (12/05/1976)
  • 02/19/12   Marlene VerPlanck Songs One - Sheet Songwriters (12/12/1976)
  • 02/26/12   The Artistry of Mabel Mercer Part 1 (12/19/1976)
  • 03/04/12   The Artistry of Mabel Mercer Part 2 (12/26/1976)
  • 03/11/12   Dick Haymes Sings Harry Warren (01/02/1977)
  • 03/18/12   Mary Mayo Sings Vernon Duke (01/09/1977)
  • 03/25/12   Dick Haymes Sings Gershwin (01/16/1977)
  • 04/01/12    Mary Myo Sings Stephen Foster (01/23/1977)
  • 04/08/12    Carrie Smith Sings Hoagy Carmichael (01/30/1977)
  • 04/15/12   The Artistry of Bobby Short Part 1 (02/06/1977)
  • 04/22/12   The Artistry of Bobby Short Part 2 (02/13/1977)
  • 04/29/12   Carrie Smith Sings Billie Holiday (02/20/1977)
  • 05/06/12   Jackie Cain Sings Jimmy Van Heusen (02/27/1977)
  • 05/13/12   Margaret Whiting Sings Johnny Mercer (03/06/1977)
  • 05/20/12   The Songs of Tony Bennett Part 1 (03/13/1977)
  • 05/27/12   Jackie Cain Sings Tommy Wolf (03/20/1977)
  • 06/03/12   Margaret Whiting Sings Arthur Schwartz (03/27/1977)
  • 06/10/12   The Songs of Tony Bennett Part 2 (04/03/1977)
  • 06/17/12   Mark Murphy Sings Cy Coleman (04/10/1977)
  • 06/24/11   Anita Ellis Sings Burke and Van Heusen (04/17/1977)
  • 07/01/12   Irene Kral Sings Swinging Songs (04/24/1977)
  • 07/08/12   Woody Herman Sings Mostly Blues (05/01/1977)
  • 07/15/12   Bernie Knee Sings Vintage Pop Songs (05/08/1977)
  • 07/22/12   Mark Murphy Sings Dorothy Fields (05/15/1977)
  • 07/29/12   Anita Ellis Sings Burton Lane (05/22/1977)
  • 08/05/12   Irene Kral Sings Coward and LeGrand (05/29/1977)
  • 08/12/12   Portia Nelson Sings Bart Howard (06/05/1977)
  • 08/19/12   Hugh Shannon Sings Saloon Songs (06/12/1977)
  • 08/26/12   George Shearing Sings and Plays (06/19/1977)
  • 09/02/12   Ed Monteiro Sings Joe Mooney (06/26/1977)

Business and industry leaders who want to do business here in South Carolina focus on quality of life as one important factor in locating here. ETV’s programming and content improve the quality of life in the state, and it is paid for by contributors.

South Carolina ETV and ETV Radio produce and present local and national programs. Its rich history includes the state’s first minority-focused and Emmy-winning program, Jobman Caravan, and the nationally recognized Firing Line with William F. Buckley. Today ETV continues to produce quality radio programming, including the longest-running music program distributed nationally on public radio, Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, and Spoleto Festival USA. South Carolina-focused programs like Carolina Stories, Walter Edgar's Journal, Making It Grow, The Big Picture, and Connections connect citizens in every corner of the state. ETV is a beacon that shines well beyond its borders.

Career Aisle, a career development Web site created by ETV, is available on Knowitall.org. Created to support EEDA (Education and Economic Development Act) and Personal Pathways to Success, Career Aisle provides resources for guidance professionals, parents and students in grades K-12. Career Aisle features over 150 virtual job shadowing videos in areas designed specifically for elementary, middle and high school students, parents, and guidance professionals.

More ETV websites and production partners to explore:

A Natural State
Artopia
Career Aisle
Carolina Live
Carolina Stories
Connections
Gullah Net
Making It Grow
Marian McPartland's Piano Jazz
Naturescene
Riverventure
Road Trip through Civil Rights in SC
Spoleto Festival USA
The Big Picture/The Big Picture on the Radio
Walter Edgar's Journal

 

 SITUATION ANALYSIS:

South Carolina ETV is the state’s public educational broadcasting network that includes TV, radio and a multi-media educational system, serving the people of South Carolina since its formation in 1960. On its 50th anniversary, ETV held a year-long celebration to raise its visibility across the state as a vital and relevant part of the lives of all South Carolinians, from its origins in classrooms to its rise as one of the premiere public broadcasters in the US. Specifically, we wanted to increase ratings and usage of our online offerings, such as StreamlineSC and Knowitall.org, by 10 percent, and double our Twitter and Facebook following. We also wanted 4,000 in attendance at our live events.

As planning began in early 2009, the agency was still reeling from the dramatic budget cuts it received in Nov. 2008, resulting in the loss of staff members, and leaving less money for core services, much less an anniversary. Plus, if we looked too flashy, we would become an even bigger target for the SC Legislature’s next round of cuts. The primary question was, “How do we mark this milestone, while at the same time not looking like we withheld money that could have saved jobs (bad for employee morale), or appear that we had even more ‘fat’ that could be cut?” (bad for obvious reasons).

 RESEARCH:

Primary research included a re-examination of the plans for our 2004 Mercury Award-winning “Family Days” event, which would frame our live events. We obtained Neilsen, Arbitron, Google Analytics and other web-tracking programs to set a base measurement of growth. To gain support and raise morale, we also gathered the opinions and ideas of staff members. Secondary research included a look at other public broadcasters' 50th anniversaries. We also examined ways to maximize the potential of our social media accounts.

Project leader for the 50th anniversary was Debbie Hamlett, director of ETV’s Development and Programming dept., with assistance from the Communications dept., including Glenn Rawls, director of On-Air Promotion and Rob Schaller, director of Communications.

PLANNING:

With limited money, we knew the best way to get our message out was over our own airwaves, our website, e-newsletters viewer’s guide and social media accounts. During our pledge weeks, we changed our cable-buy strategy from “tune-in” ads for specific shows to “image” spots for the network. We planned several live events, including one to kick off and another to wrap up the anniversary. We also partnered with the Richland County Public Library for a 50th exhibit in their local history room. In short, we used mostly in-kind services plus an additional $10,000 budget to plan events and tell the story of who we are and what we do for our existing audience, as well as to attract new fans. Our anniversary launched on Sept. 1, 2009 and ran until Sept. 25, 2010.

EXECUTION:

1) Between every show on each of our three channels, we played a series of spots sharing facts about the lesser-known services, milestones and clips from interviews with current/former employees relaying some of their fondest memories.

2) The redesigned website included a new “50th anniversary” page, complete with a Flash-based timeline, galleries of photos broken out by decade, video testimonials and more.

3) Our members magazine was reformatted to a tabloid format, making it bigger and easier for our older audience to read, and also cheaper to print.

4) Facebook Fan Page, Flickr, bit.ly and Twitter accounts all created for our anniversary in early-to-mid 2009.

5) A new series, “ETV Classics,” featuring programs from the vault began.

6) Two specials, “ETV Celebrates 50 Years,” and “NatureScene: A Look Back,” aired during pledge drives, bringing former network stars back into the studios.

Live events included:

1) “Family day” events at our Sumter station (09/13/09) and Columbia headquarters (09/25/10), which featured station tours, a chance to meet our on-air talent, ETV’s mascot Smart Cat and characters from the PBS Kids lineup.

2) Four interactive shows with characters from the PBS Kids’ program “Between the Lions” in May 2010.

3) The Richland County Public Library hosted an SCETV 50th Anniversary exhibit from June-Dec 2010.

EVALUATION:

1) Over 25 articles in newspaper and magazines, plus coverage by television newscasts around the state.  

2) The radio and TV membership drives following the Sept. 25 wrap-up exceeded goals by almost $60,000.  

3) Viewership went up by 19 percent (at a time when national PBS viewership was down 6 percent).

4) Live event attendance close to 3,400.

5) Facebook Fan page created 06/10 had 781 fans by 06/11, and 1538 fans (97percent increase) by Sept. 27.

6) Twitter account created 02/09, had 184 followers by 09/10.

7) StreamlineSC usage up 9 percent, but local teacher-contributed content jumped almost 2,200 percent.

8) Knowitall.org usage up 16 percent.

9) Perhaps most importantly, when Governor Sanford vetoed almost half of our state budget in 06/10, an outpouring of support from fans calling their legislators helped override those vetoes.

ETV maintains and oversees 11 television and 8 radio transmitters with its Engineering and Administrative staff.

Each week, ETV reaches 1.8 million households* in the state with 504 hours of content through three different television schedules, and on radio reaches 300,000 listeners with 336 hours of content.

For many people, ETV is a central part of their access to state culture, history and education. For those who are unable to afford to pay for TV services through cable or satellite, ETV is the only noncommercial television network reaching the entire state.

ETV serves as the repository for the state’s wealth of historic, cultural and iconic moments, maintaining an irreplaceable archive of almost 41,000 hours of television and radio recordings that span more than 50 years.

Business and industry leaders who want to do business in South Carolina focus on quality of life as one important factor in locating here. ETV’s programming and content improve the quality of life in the state, and it is paid for by contributors.

South Carolina ETV and ETV Radio produce and present local and national programs. Its rich history includes the state’s first minority-focused and Emmy-winning program, Jobman Caravan, and the nationally recognized Firing Line with William F. Buckley. Today ETV continues to produce quality radio programming, including the longest-running music program distributed nationally on public radio, Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz, and Spoleto Festival USA. South Carolina-focused programs like Carolina Stories, Walter Edgar's Journal, Making It Grow, and Palmetto Scene connect citizens in every corner of the state. ETV is a beacon that shines well beyond its borders.

*AC Nielsen, Nov. 2010-TV HH viewership 799,000 per month; Radio Arbitron May 2010

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