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ETV Highlights for March 2017

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Nuremberg trial of Dr. Karl Brandt, Hitler's doctor and director of Nazi experiments on humans. Credit: PD / U.S. Signal Corps

ETV presents programs of interest to teachers and students! In March, you’ll find a diverse selection of specials to celebrate Women’s History Month, an unprecedented series of three programs that addresses civilians being targets of war crimes, plus new episodes in ETV Kids Splash and Bubbles and Odd Squad!

SC House Passes Anti-Semitism Bill

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-Myrtle Beach, discusses his anti-Semitism bill on the floor of the S.C. House on March 9, 2017.

South Carolina representatives overwhelmingly approved a bill Thursday that would combat a rising tide of anti-Semitism on college campuses across the country.

The bill's sponsor, Rep. Alan Clemmons, R-Myrtle Beach, said South Carolina college campuses have not seen an increase, but by strengthening the definition of anti-Semitism, they will be better protected.

“It sends a strong message to every other state in this nation to follow suit to stem the tide of rising...

Charter School Has Special Place in Family’s Heart

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Charter School Has Special Place in Family’s Heart

Since 2014, a charter school in Charleston has been using telehealth to care for students with multiple disabilities.

Using a computer camera and digital tools, the school nurse Courtenay Read is able to conduct real-time consults with physicians at the Medical University of South Carolina. The virtual consult requires parental consent to be given beforehand, and parents are invited to participate in the appointment. Follow-up notes are sent to the child’s primary care provider...

Tavia Gaddy, Project Manager, Greenville Area Development Corporation

From: Palmetto Voices

Kaitlyn Park

Tavia Gaddy laughing

Tavia Gaddy, Project Manager at Greenville Area Development Corporation (GADC), believes in the power of a positive attitude. When dealing with clients, "There’s no room for attitude or even to get upset. Move with it. If things don’t go your way, there’s always tomorrow and that’s why there are erasers on the back of pencils. Just keep it moving."

Gaddy began her career as a journalist, working in radio, then moving into state government...

ETV Features Women’s History Special Programs and Knowitall.org Resources!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Featured content for Womens History Month on ETV and Knowitall

Women’s History Month is celebrated in March to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. ETV presents special programming and Knowitall.org offers great classroom resources, too!

- On March 26 beginning at 3:00 p.m. , ETV will present a line-up of programs for Women’s History Month! The diverse selection of programs includes a documentary about the late Helen Hill, a midlands resident who created a film about a New...

Mary Boykin Chestnut

From: SC Hall of Fame

Mary Boykin Chestnut

5-minute biography of the life of American Civil War era diarist Mary Chestnut. Through the use of available archival materials, scholar interviews, and historical illustrations this program details the events surrounding Chestnut’s life and her contributions to South Carolina and American history.

SC Senators Push Tighter Gun Reforms

From: This Week in South Carolina

Sens. Marlon Kimpson, Greg Hembree and Greg Gregory on March 8, 2017.

A bipartisan group of South Carolina senators filed two bills Wednesday to reform gun purchase background checks and penalties on prohibited people from buying guns.

Sen. Marlon Kimpson, D-Charleston, along with Republican Sens. Greg Gregory, of Lancaster, and Greg Hembree, of North Myrtle Beach, want background-check waiting periods extended from three days to five days while the state improves its reporting process to the federal government. The aim is to close the Charleston loophole...

ORIGINAL SC | Gullah Chef Sallie Ann Robinson

From: Original SC

Tabitha Safdi

The Gullah Cooking Diva

If you asked Sallie Ann Robinson her purpose in life, she would answer, "To make everyone happy through food." Robinson, a sixth-generation native of Daufuskie Island, is a celebrity chef, television personality, and authority on Gullah tradition.

As the author of two cookbooks , she is renowned for her culinary expertise and knowledge of the Southeastern United States Gullah culture.

In author Pat Conroy’s 1972 novel, The Water is Wide, a reminiscence of...

Dr. Nathan Smith, Clemson University Professor of Agribusiness Production

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Dr. Nathan Smith, Clemson University Professor of Agribusiness Production

“Making It Grow” host and Clemson Extension Agent Amanda McNulty interviews Dr. Nathan Smith, Clemson University Professor of Agribusiness Production, during the fifth annual S.C. Agribiz and Farm Expo at the Florence Civic Center on Jan. 11, 2017.

All-Natural SC Farm | Slow-Roasted Pork Recipe

From: ETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

Pictures of Thames Farm in Fort Lawn, SC.

Thames Farm in Fort Lawn, South Carolina, raises all-natural pastured meats for those in Chester County and surrounding areas. “All-natural” means they don’t include additional hormones or unnecessary antibiotics in their meats. The idea for this all-natural farm came about in 2013, when Amy Thames and Kent Thames, spouses and co-owners, decided that they wanted to know exactly what was going into the meat they were eating, and the only way they would know...

South Carolina's Cooper River

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Cooper River

The Cooper River has made a huge impact on the Lowcountry of South Carolina. The river, known as the "cradle of history," still makes a huge economic impact as an important commercial waterway for Berkeley County.

SC Senate Update Feb. 27 - March 3, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

The S.C. Senate

The Senate on Thursday approved third reading of S. 394, which aims to make the state’s pension system more financially sound. The bill now heads to the House. The legislation is a companion bill to H. 3726, which was read the third time by the House on Wednesday. The Senate’s version was approved unanimously on a 41-0 vote. The goal of the bill is to make the retirement system solvent and make sure the benefits...

SC House Legislative Update Feb. 28, 2017

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

The S.C. House of Representatives

Legislative Update February 28, 2017 Vol. 34, No. 8

The House of Representatives approved and sent the Senate H.3146, a joint resolution for a PROPOSED AMENDMENT TO THE SOUTH CAROLINA CONSTITUTION THAT THE STATE SUPERINTENDENT OF EDUCATION BE APPOINTED BY THE GOVERNOR, upon the advice and consent of the Senate, rather than elected by the state’s voters. Under the proposed state constitutional amendment, the Superintendent of Education would be removed from the list of...

Primary Care Facility uses Technology to Help Residents Stay Local

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Telehealth equipment at local clinic

A primary care facility in Pawleys Island takes a patient-centered, innovative approach to delivering care. At Pawleys Pediatrics & Adult Medicine, 16-year-old Nichole and her mom, Sheri Blankenship, have seen firsthand the benefits and results of telehealth.

How to Make An Armadillo Trap

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

An Armadillo Trap

Making It Grow visits with Hank Stallworth of Calhoun County, SC and learns how he deals with the invasive armadillos on his property. We learn that Hank's friend Kevin Collins took the recommended trap design and made a wooden version that seems to effectively trap the armadillos.

PBS Student Reporting Labs: ETV’s DSLR Workshop

From: ETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

Legacy Charter Students Using a DSLR

High school students bustled around their DSLR cameras, taking turns looking through the preview monitors and wondering out-loud questions like, “Why does it look so dark?” and “So, do I adjust the ISO or aperture first?” With hands-on experience, along with the suggestions of their peers (and the help of their instructors), these students were able to figure out the answers to these questions and discover the ins and outs of DSLR manual settings. Without...

F is for Falls Park

From: Carolina Stories

F is for Falls Park

Jordan Franklin, manager at Falls Park in downtown Greenville, South Carolina, talks about this wonderful park.

What are Cloud Based Data Services?

From: Palmetto Voices

Kaitlyn Park

Lola Jordan of Companion Data Services

Lola Jordan speaks to Palmetto Voices about cloud based data services and their application in the business and beyond.

Lola Jordan is the President of Companion Data Services, which offers secured systems development and manages hosting services specialized in the health care industry. Jordan spans the emphases of business and technology within the IT field.

In a dynamic and growing Southern career landscape, Palmetto Voices identifies female leaders in South Carolina and shares...

House Gives Key Approval to Roads Bill

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

The S.C. House of Representatives

The S.C. House gave key approval to a bill that would raise about $600 million annually to fix deteriorating roads across the state. The bill will soon reach the Senate where debate is expected to again focus on the 10-cent per gallon gas tax increase and the need for more reform to the S.C. Department of Transportation.

The measure passed by a veto-proof 97-18 margin on Wednesday. House Majority Leader and bill sponsor Gary...

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Hemlock Woolly Adelgid

Clemson University's Dr. Joseph D. Culin and Clemson Extension Agent LayLa Burgess share with our viewers information about the Hemlock Woolly Adelgid. This small, aphidlike insect that threatens the health and sustainability of eastern hemlock (Tsuga canadensis) and Carolina hemlock (Tsuga caroliniana) in the Eastern United States.

Frances Ravenel Smythe Edmunds

From: SC Hall of Fame

Frances Ravenel Smythe Edmunds

Frances Ravenel Smythe Edmunds achieved national recognition as an advocate for historic preservation. She graduated from the College of Charleston in 1939. In 1947, she founded the Historic Charleston Foundation and served as Director. In 1971, she received the Louise DuPont Crowninshield Award. President Carter appointed her to the National Advisory Council on Historic Preservation.

The History of Glendale Mill

From: Student Multimedia Program

J. Turner and C. Drosos

Glendale Cotton Mill

Upstate South Carolina is littered with the remains of many beautiful textile mills that helped to build the community. One such mill with a particularly interesting story is Glendale Mill, known today as Glendale Shoals.

Dr. B.G. Stephens, a historical expert and native of Glendale, spoke with us about the rich history and social significance of the Glendale Mill. We discussed the history of the mill, as well as current investments by Wofford College...

Aaron Wood, S.C. Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture - Agency Operations

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Aaron Wood, S.C. Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture - Agency Operations

“Making It Grow” host and Clemson Extension Amanda McNulty interviews S.C. Assistant Commissioner of Agriculture - Agency Operations, Aaron Wood, during the fifth annual S.C. Agribiz and Farm Expo at the Florence Civic Center on Jan. 11, 2017.

More on ETV StreamlineSC Service Update

From: Education

Dean Byrd

ETV Streamline logo

TV has provided a wealth of free digital media to our SC schools for over a dozen years through StreamineSC. It will be ending after this current school year, but ETV will continue to make available free digital content and educational services as we look to the future!

EOC Seeking Teacher Comments about Computer Science by March 10

From: Education

Bette Jamison

SC Education oversight Committee logo

The Education Oversight Committee (EOC) is seeking teacher comments on behalf of the South Carolina General Assembly. Teachers are asked to participate in a short online survey to provide Information about their experience, training and interest level as it relates to computer science by March 10, 2017.

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