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#SCHolidays: The Upstate

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

couple with lights at mountain lodge

After the Governor's Carolighting , the holidays have arrived in South Carolina, and everyone has their favorite activity or tradition. There are all kinds of events happening in the coming weeks, and we would love to see what you are up to across the state! Place the hashtags #TagYourTradition and #SCHolidays on your photos and tag @SCETV or @Palmetto Scene in your photos on Facebook, or on Instagram add the hashtags #TagYourTradition and #SCHolidays ,...

Tilia Americana

From: Making it Grow

Amanda McNulty

Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The genus Tilia sometimes has lots of species associated with it, but the AC Moore Herbarium’s SC Plant Atlas lists just one in South Carolina, Tilia americana with several subspecies following it. This tree is the only member of the Malvacea family in North America, and notes I found said that the buds are edible but mucilaginous – okra famously for its...

Helping High School Students Succeed in the Real World

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

Despite the best efforts of parents and teachers, sometimes high school students need a little extra help to be best prepared to succeed in college and/or the workplace. Oftentimes, outside organizations can provide that guidance and assistance. Our next guest runs one of these that is part of an organization founded 45 years ago by former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Mike Switzer interviews Heather Love, state director for the South Carolina chapter of...

Christmas Tree Farmers Work Throughout the Year to Make December Green

From: SC Public Radio

Tut Underwood

Christmas tree farmer Mike McCartha  shakes the debris from a tree before wrapping it up for the trip to his customer's home.

Mike McCartha and Bryan Price are tow two men who essentially make their entire year's livings in one month. They're Christmas tree farmers. It takes year-round to grow Christmas trees and successfully market them. Growers like McCartha and Price say they like seeing smiling faces returning year after year.

McCartha says he enjoys being outdoors in nature all year, but adds that he loves his job because "it's one of the few businesses where...

#SCHolidays: The Midlands

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Governors tree and SC statehouse

After the Governor's Carolighting , the holidays have arrived in South Carolina, and everyone has their favorite activity or tradition. There are all kinds of events happening in the coming weeks, and we would love to see what you are up to across the state! Place the hashtags #TagYourTradition and #SCHolidays on your photos and tag @SCETV or @Palmetto Scene in your photos on Facebook, or on Instagram add the hashtags #TagYourTradition and #SCHolidays ,...

Hall of Fame Auctioneer Has Caused "Fights," Seen Families Heal in 40-Year Career

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

Chris Pracht (right) during his 2017 induction into the National Auctioneers Association Hall  of Fame.

Nationally-known auctioneer Chris Pracht of Anderson has run auctions in more than 30 states and three countries over his four-decade career. His reputation among his peers is such that he was elected to the National Auctioneer’s Association Hall of Fame, one of only four South Carolinians to achieve the honor in the Association’s long history. Selling estate items as well as land, Pracht feels that he’s helping people move on with their lives to...

5th Annual Oratorical Contest for Midlands Middle School Students, February 24, 2018

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. poster

Attention Midlands Teachers: Give middle school students in Fairfield, Lexington I, II, & V, Newberry and Richland I & II, the opportunity to express themselves through the art of public speaking!

Helping Your Employees Retire Ready

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

According to a recent national survey, 71% of Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, 58% feel the same or less secure than last year, and 46% have less savings today than they expected they would five years ago. Our next guest says that employers should be taking initiatives toward changing these numbers so he has some suggestions for the employers in our audience on how they can help their employees become retirement-ready.

Mike Switzer...

Five South Carolina Schools Advance in Samsung’s $2 Million* National STEAM Contest

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow logo

Five South Carolina schools are among the nation’s 255 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest , a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

Program Helps Service Members Transition Military Skills Into Employment

From: SC Public Radio

Thelisha Eaddy

Marilynn Bailey (Fort Jackson Army Volunteer Core Coordinator) and Michael Kouneski (Fort Jackson Command Career Counselor) during 2017 Hiring Our Heroes career fair.

Before a service member transitions out of the military, the Department of Defense requires they complete a pre-separation counseling session. Fort Jackson's Solider For Life Transition Assistance program manager says its the beginning of 12-month period that prepares service members and their family for life outside the military. "This is a collaborative effort for hiring our heroes," Andrews said. The employment workshop was led by several workforce professionals and covered a variety of topics including...

Ernest Finney (1931-2017)

From: SC Hall of Fame

Betsy Newman

Ernest Finney Photograph

Ernest A. Finney, Jr. was South Carolina’s first appointed African-American Supreme Court Justice, since Reconstruction.

Born 1931 in Smithfield, Virginia, his mother died when he was an infant. He was reared by his father, Dr. Ernest Finney, Sr., an educator who eventually moved to Orangeburg, SC, and became Dean of Historically Black Claflin College.

Young Ernest Finney, Jr. graduated from Orangeburg-Wilkerson High School, then, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Historically Black...

Trees That Bees Love

From: Making it Grow

Amanda McNulty

Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . A group of us was talking recently about trees that buzz – that are so attractive to bees that you can hear them from under the canopy. Tilia americana, basswood or linden, is one of those trees and it also has a beautiful fragrance. This is not a tree that you...

SC Business Update from John "Swampfox" Warner

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

John Warner

A weekly update of the entrepreneurial activity in South Carolina.

Mike Switzer interviews John Warner is co-founder of Concepts to Companies and founder of the Swampfox Facebook page, based in Greenville, S.C.

Arbor Day

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

J. Sterling Morton, founder of Arbor Day.

Today is a great day to plant a tree! Rudy shares the story of the creation of Arbor Day.

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, December 2017


Anthony Padgett

Graham Nash Live

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

Thank you for your warm welcome. South Carolina ETV and SC Public Radio have a rich history, and I’m pleased to join the team as we approach our 60th anniversary next September.

I’ve always believed that dedication to quality and service should be at the core of public media, and that understanding and serving community needs is at the core of the local stations. I see this exemplified at...

Business Marketing Tips

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

Most businesses are constantly looking for the best way to get their message out and at the most effective cost. So we thought we’d invite an expert to share some tips. Our next guest has earned global recognition at Cannes, The One Show, in the Communications Arts Advertising Annual, and through multiple national ADDY® Awards.

Mike Switzer interviews Rick Bryson, global creative director for ZWO Branding and Marketing in Greenville, SC.

Interstate 73 Moves Closer to Reality

From: SC Public Radio

Russ McKinney

Abstract map of possible routes for proposed I-73

The five major interstate highways that crisscross South Carolina are part of its social and economic lifeblood. Since 1982, when Ronald Reagan was President, there have been plans for a sixth interstate, I-73 which would run from the North Carolina-South Carolina state line near Bennettsville through the Pee Dee to the tourist Mecca of Myrtle Beach. Over the years there have been a number of proposed routes for the new federal highway, questions about how...

Mom Uses TeleBurn App To Help Burned Child

From: Telehealth

Julia Shillinglaw

Cooper and his mom Sarah use the TeleBurn App.

Cooper, an eight-year-old from Goose Creek, South Carolina was burned severely when he tried to catch a pot falling from the stove. His legs, arms, and stomach suffered third-degree burns. He was quickly rushed to MUSC’s burn clinic, which is currently the only center in the state with a burn clinic for children.

Cooper received treatment and was able to leave by the next morning. However, burns are a very serious matter that need...

Need Renewal Credit by June 30? Learn with ETV Teacher Recertification

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher on laptop smiling

SC educators can earn renewal credit by the June 30, 2018, renewal cycle deadline through participation in the ETV Teacher Recertification upcoming sessions. We offer 52 courses approved by the South Carolina Department of Education for 20 renewal credits each, available in every session + Rudy Mancke’s Natural History course for 60 renewal credits offered in Winter session 2018, too.

8th Grade Students Learn about SC Career Opportunities

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Cannon

Teen CEO Day at Winthrop Coliseum

When it comes to the event Teen CEO Day , CEO stands for “Career Exploration Opportunity.” Teen CEO Day allows eighth grade students from Chester , Lancaster , and York Counties to talk with representatives from local companies about different career paths and the job skills necessary to excel in them. One of the goals of this event is to educate the students about the job opportunities available to them in South Carolina.


Extend Learning Through the Holidays – Knowitall Activities & VRs!

From: Education

Mimi Wortham-Brown

Images from Knowitall Activities and VRs

This month, we’re highlighting our Knowitall Activities to extend learning through the holidays! There’s a wide assortment of subject areas—plus, they’re fun and engaging! These Activities all work on mobile devices!

Please feel free to post the link on your school website or newsletter, and send to students and parents. Below, there’s a feature that you’re welcome to use!


Please Share the following with Students and Parents!...

MUSC Develops Hurricane Health App

From: SCETV Health

Victoria Hansen

Flooding from Hurricane Irma near Charleston Harbor

The 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season comes to a close this week, officially ending November 30. It was one of the most active and costliest to hit the United States, with 17 named storms and 10 hurricanes, six of which were major with winds of 110 milers per hour or more. With such monster storms as Harvey, Irma and Maria, many are still struggling physically and mentally in the aftermath. The Medical University of South Carolina...

Richland County Making Economic Development Easy

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

Jeff Ruble

Of the 46 counties in our state, Richland has the youngest population with a median age under 33. And of the 3,142 counties in the United States, Richland is in the top 10% in not only that category, but also in level of education. Our next guest says that these statistics and the fact that Columbia is becoming a pretty cool place to live, are combining to make his job a little easier.


Gov. Henry McMaster Announces Running Mate Pamela Evette

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Pamela Evette named Gov. Henry McMasters 2018 running mate on Nov. 28, 2017.

South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster named Upstate businesswoman Pamela Evette as his running mate in the 2018 gubernatorial race on Tuesday afternoon. Evette, 50, is president and CEO of Quality Business Solutions, a Travelers Rest-based company, which generates nearly $1 billion in revenue. She is a self-proclaimed “Trump girl” who is in good company with McMaster, who was the first statewide elected official to endorse President Donald Trump in 2016.

Evette, however, did not...

South Carolina Prepares for Winter Weather Season

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Severe winter weather in South Carolina

With freezing low temperatures already chilling South Carolinians this week, several state officials told citizens on Tuesday to be prepared for the winter weather season and the potential hazards it may bring over the coming months.

U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Robert E. Livingston, the S.C. Adjutant General, said one way to do that is to be prepared before the weather becomes an issue.

The Palmetto State has experienced snow, sleet and freezing rain...