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From: SCETV Presents
An Enduring Legacy: Louisiana’s Croatian-Americans by James V. Catano
Little known even in their home state, the Croatians of Lower Plaquemines Parish have used grit and determination to build an oystering industry that has made Louisiana famous. Follow the lives of four people who embody the 150-year Croatian experience in Louisiana and share in the history of this unique tight-knit community. (30 min.)
A collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern...
From: SCETV Presents
Red Wolf Revival by Roshan Patel and Madison McClintock
Three decades ago, the nearly extinct red wolf was reintroduced in North Carolina. While this flagship conservation effort paved the way for reintroducing several other species across the country, today fewer than 100 wild red wolves remain—and their fate hinges on significant biological, political, cultural and economic challenges.
A collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF), REEL SOUTH includes...
Private Violence by Cynthia Hill
With at least four women murdered each day by abusive (and often, ex) partners, a woman in America is most in danger in her own home. Witness the complex realities of intimate partner violence through the eyes of two survivors: Deanna Walters, a mother seeking justice for her estranged husband’s crimes against her, and victims’ advocate Kit Gruelle. Executive produced by Gloria Steinem. (60 min.)
120 Days by Ted Roach
Due to his immigration status, family man Miguel Cortes must make a tough choice. After an unexpected traffic stop, a North Carolina judge has offered Miguel 120 days to get his affairs in order and self-deport to Mexico—leaving his wife and two daughters behind. Will he leave for Mexico or disappear into the shadows in his adopted homeland? (60 min.)
A collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and...
The Exceptionally Extraordinary Emporium by Lindsey Phillips and Lauren Domino
Come along with colorful characters carrying on a cherished Mardi Gras tradition as they gather at the epicenter of all things costuming—the family-owned Jefferson Variety fabric and craft store. The film highlights the creativity and personal expression linked in the cultural identity and narrative of New Orleans and provides a deeper look into the significance of costuming and the carnival season. (30 min.)...
The State of Eugenics by Dawn Sinclair Shapiro
Between 1933 and 1974, the state of North Carolina ran one of the most aggressive eugenics programs, sterilizing more than 7,600 men, women and children. This film follows the journey of survivors, legislators and journalists who insist the state confront its role in the tragic, forced sterilization of thousands of Americans thought to have “undesirable” genetics. (60 min.)
A collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV,...
Deep Run by Hillevi Loven
Exiled by family and rejected by an ex, 17-year-old Jasmine finds new love and the courage to become Cole, a strong-willed transgender man, in this powerful verité portrait of trans life in rural North Carolina. Cole’s candid humor and steadfast Christian beliefs counter the bigotry he experiences daily. Executive produced by Susan Sarandon. (60 min.)
A collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF),...
Overburden by Chad A. Stevens
Meet two unforgettable women—a fiery, pro-coal right-winger and a tenacious, environmentalist grandmother—whose lives collide when a mine disaster shatters their community. Filmed over seven years, the pair’s courageous story underscores the need for reconciliation as they take on a rogue industry to help heal their Appalachian Mountain community. (60 min.)
A collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF), REEL SOUTH includes half-hour and...
Eat White Dirt by Adam Forrester
Discover the oddly spellbinding personal, cultural and scientific history of the deeply transgressive and often misunderstood practice of consuming earth, a phenomenon known as geophagy. The film collects and combines the experiences, processes and explanations of people who eat white dirt with information from the scientists who study the phenomenon. (30 min.)
A collaboration between UNC-TV and SCETV, and the Southern Documentary Fund (SDF), REEL SOUTH...
Soul City by Monica Berra, SheRea DelSol and Gini Richards
Learn the story of a group of civil rights activists who attempted to build a multiracial utopia—Soul City—in the heart of North Carolina’s Klan country during the 1970s. Rich archival material, interviews with former and current Soul City residents, animation and soulful rhythms of the era bring alive the vision of founder Floyd B. McKissick and his band of idealists who, despite the...
From: Palmetto Scene
StoryCorps is in Columbia, South Carolina to collect interviews with residents.
StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. They acheive this by recording and celebrating the stories of everyday Americans. They are partnering with South Carolina Public Radio to record, preserve, and share the stories of Columbia, South Carolina, from November 17 – December 19,...
From: Palmetto Scene
On Thursday, Nov. 18, StoryCorps , EdVenture and South Carolina Public Radio held a press conference to announce the beginning of StoryCorps' tenure in the Palmetto State. StoryCorps gives people the opportunity to record conversations with someone else—a loved one, a friend, a teacher, etc. The goal is to preserve conversations with people from all over the country in their own voice. Conversations are stored at The Library of Congress. StoryCorps plans to record 150...
REEL SOUTH, the public television series spotlighting documentary films steeped in Southern flavor, will return with an expanded season and a new host—platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker. The series, a coproduction of UNC-TV, South Carolina ETV and the Southern Documentary Fund, premieres weekly on ETV on Thursday nights beginning January 5 (check local listings).
Season Two of REEL SOUTH features 12 documentaries from across the region, highlighting the rich Southern tradition of storytelling...
Telehealth is not all about seeing a patient on a computer screen to treat his or her condition; the clinical side is just one component of telehealth. An integral component of telehealth is distance education, which refers to situations in which the instructor and learner are geographically separated and rely on electronic devices for instructional delivery. Distance education courses are educating patients, community members and/or healthcare providers on a range of health topics.
Wildfires have been spreading throughout the Southeast, creating concerns for the upstate of South Carolina, where a dry summer and fall have led to a prolonged drought.
The fire, which began in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, has led to evacuations in those states and is currently only 15 percent contained. Rebecca Hersher of SC Public Radio reports that many of the blazes are under investigation for being caused by arson.
South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) and South Carolina Public Radio honor and remember Gwen Ifill.
Ifill visited SCETV in 2012 with PBS' Washington Week for the Presidential primaries. She returned to the state in 2015 for the PBS NewsHour's Special Presentation , SCETV's America After Charleston , produced at Charleston's Circular Church. The town hall style program looked at race relations in America in the wake of the Mother Emanual A.M.E. tragedy.
South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) was deeply saddened on Monday, November 14 to learn of the passing of Gwen Ifill, an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, author and acclaimed television anchor.
“Gwen Ifill was a gifted journalist and a trailblazer. We were fortunate that Gwen visited South Carolina on two different occasions in recent years.” Linda O’Bryon, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCETV reflects. “In January 2012, she hosted Washington Week in our...
From: Palmetto Scene
Based on the sight of the Celanese Acetate Filament Plant, Riverwalk is a community in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It features housing, dining, shopping and athletic opportunities. The plant is a major part of Rock Hill’s history and economy, employing as many as 2,300 people from the 1940s until it closed in 2005. In 2008, the Assured Group bought the land and initiated a cleanup operation. Shortly after, The Assured Group and The City of...
From: SC Hall of Fame
Joseph P. Riley, Jr. was born in 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Riley served six years in the South Carolina House of Representatives and was elected Mayor of Charleston in 1975. He served ten four-year terms as Mayor, leading the city in areas of cultural diversity, the arts, tourism, economic development, and city planning. He also shepherded Charleston through the ravages of...
From: SCETV Regionals
On the first day of November in Hopkins, South Carolina, eleven students walked the trails of Congaree National Park . Mosquitos crawled all over their hair and bodies; they swatted at them with every step they took. Despite these conditions, and the daunting certainty that they'd be itching from the bites for several weeks to follow, the students interviewed a park ranger outside. The natural lighting was too good to pass up. They persevered through...
President Obama announced in October that America's high school graduation rate has reached 83.2%, a record high rate for the country. The national high school graduation rate has been steadily increasing since 2008 (when it was 74.7%) when the U.S. Department of Education implemented regulations that required standard calculations of graduation rates and enacted policy mandates targeted toward high schools with low graduation rates. Among the regulations was a requirement that school districts intervene in...
Tracy Plush suffered a stroke two days before her fiftieth birthday, leaving her to celebrate in the hospital.
On her lunch break, as a 9-1-1 dispatcher, her arm went numb and her speech became slurred. She knew she was having a stroke because she remembered reading about stroke symptoms in a pamphlet she found in a doctor’s office.
Since 2015, the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg and the Medical University of South Carolina...
The CPB-PBS Ready To Learn initiative is expanding its professional development resource offerings with two new modules in early science learning. Join this webinar to learn about the latest Teaching Tips modules being produced by Boston University School of Education to help teachers effectively integrate PBS KIDS digital media into their regular classroom instruction. The two new modules — Animal Adaptations and Energy & Motion — focus on building science inquiry skills and use the...
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Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author's work changed the student's life or view of the world.