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Two Sea Turtles Rescued, Treated and Released in SC

From: Palmetto Scene

Sydney Hankinson

South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program

Two sea turtles were recently saved, treated and released by the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium.

Lady, a loggerhead sea turtle, was found emaciated and covered in barnacles near Lady’s Island last summer. Forest, a young green sea turtle, appeared to have been attacked and injured by a shark and was found by a group of girls at Forest Beach on Hilton Head Island back in April. The two turtles were...

Learning the "Narrative" | Endowment Intern Olivia Aldridge

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Olivia Aldridge

Intern Aldridge in the radio studio

I have been interning with South Carolina Public Radio for six weeks now, and it’s gone by unbelievably quickly. While this isn’t my first internship rodeo, the offices at South Carolina Public Radio are a stark change from where I’ve worked in the past. My previous internships have been in print journalism, and learning about a new medium has been challenging and exciting. I really enjoy the congenial atmosphere at SCPR, and I’ve especially appreciated...

Costco is Coming to Town

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Construction on Columbia's Costco

Watch out Sam’s, competition is coming soon!

According to The State , a Costco Wholesale Warehouse is set to open this summer on Piney Grove Road.

The presence of the bulk-purchase business has long been in demand by Columbia residents, but the city has trailed behind Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Greenville, and Spartanburg in building its own.

According to WLTX , the official opening date is August 10. The year-long effort to bring...

Halfway Done | Endowment Intern Sarah

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Sarah Stone

Image of Shannon Johnson

I have passed the halfway mark of my time at SCETV, and I can say with confidence that the past two weeks have been the best so far.

The most exciting part of the past two weeks has been working on my first video. I’m producing a feature about Shannon Johnson, whose titles include University of South Carolina All-American,WNBA All-Star, Olympic gold medalist, and Head Coach of the Coker College women’s basketball team. It...

Summer PBS TeacherLine Courses

From: Education

Kathy Finger

Grow Your Career with PBS TeacherLine

Grow your career with a high-quality PBS TeacherLine course! Earn renewal or graduate credits with a facilitated course beginning August 17 or just brush up with a ‘bite-sized’ self-paced course (some are even free!). Bonus: Save 15% off a facilitated course with promocode "SUNNYDAYS"!

11 facilitated courses are offered , including the new course RDLA400: Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World .

These 6-week courses offer active guidance, dynamic media,...

Try Out Our Interactives on Knowitall Media!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Images from Interactives on Knowitall Media

Yes, we now have Interactives on Knowitall Media!

Much of the content that was previously available on the original has been updated and is now available on Knowitall Media ! There is also some very exciting NEW content to explore!

Take just a few minutes now to explore our NEW interactive , An Athlete’s Journey: From S.C. to the Olympics . Learn more about this popular, well-loved event and the South...

July 14: Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner" at the White House!

From: Education

Kids State Dinner photo

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner "

streams live from the White House Thursday!

THIS THURSDAY, the 56 winners of the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge will attend the Kids' "State Dinner" at the White House. The event will be live-streamed, beginning at 10:00 am EST on Thursday, July 14, 2016:

You can spread the word through web and social media using the new images and suggested posts below....

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, July 2016


PBS Newshour

Dear Viewers and Listeners,

This month SCETV is proud to air A Capitol Fourth , the time-honored all-star salute to our country’s birthday. Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the inspirational program features top musical guests, with special segments celebrating the 75th anniversary of the USO and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Also in July, both political parties converge to hold their national conventions and SCETV...

Make Summer Reading a Breeze with PBS LearningMedia!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Between the Lions graphic

Inspire Students to "Get Wild about Reading!"

Help your students develop a voracious appetite for reading while building core literacy skills. This collection covers early reading and language arts topics including fluency, phonemic awareness, text comprehension, and vocabulary. Explore Collection

The Electric Company | Grades K-4

The Electric Company collection features resources to entertain and engage children ages 5-9 while teaching four crucial areas of literacy...

SCETV's and SC Public Radio's National Programs


Glenn Rawls

ETV logo

South Carolina ETV presents a variety of national programs for public TV and radio. Executive-produced by Linda O’Bryon, our national TV programs are produced by Amy Shumaker and our national radio programs are produced by Shari Hutchinson.

Song Travels with Michael Feinstein (NPR, NY Festivals International Radio Program Award winner) Expeditions (public TV, Emmy winner) A Chef’s Life (PBS, Emmy, Peabody winner) For Your Home with Vicki Payne (public TV, create) Reel South (public...

Statewide Celebrations this 4th of July

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley


As Independence Day weekend draws closer, South Carolina prepares to celebrate its patriotism across the state with a variety of fireworks displays, festivals, parades, and more. From the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coastal Lowcountry, a host of exciting events are sure to be happening in almost every county.

When it comes to fireworks displays, there are four particular shows put on for the public that are widely regarded as the...

Filmmaking Industry Growing in SC

From: Palmetto Scene

Sydney Hankinson

Film Industry in South Carolina

Thanks to legislation by South Carolina lawmakers, the state’s film industry is growing. On a recent podcast , director of the South Carolina Film Commission Tom Clark talked about the growth. Recently, South Carolina legislators passed a law making what was originally supposed to be a temporary proviso permanent, in hopes of making South Carolina a more tempting place for filmmakers to do business. The proviso originally promised filmmakers 15% back on wages, and then...

B-roll and Interviews | Endowment Intern Sydney

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Sydney Hankinson

Getting B-roll for a Video

I just finished week six of my internship at ETV. I can’t believe I only have four weeks left! The time seems to have zipped by fairly quickly.

At the beginning of the week, Mr. Dave Adams invited me to sit in on another live shot, this time with Fox News. The guest was Hogan Gidley, a Republican communications advisor for the firm Brabender Cox. I watched as the crew set up behind the...

Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary

From: Palmetto Scene

Lynn Cornfoot

farm animal

Most people are aware that dogs and cats are in need of a good home, but farm animals are often neglected, as well. Palmetto Scene visited Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary in Leesville to meet Jan Alber-Senn, a woman who is doing her part to help these animals.

Rachel Wyatt Crowned Miss South Carolina 2016

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

Miss S.C. contestants

Last Saturday, Miss Clemson, Rachel Wyatt, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2016 in the state’s 80th anniversary pageant.

Wyatt, 21, is a veteran when it comes to competing in pageants. She was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen in 2012, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in 2013, and Miss Clemson University in 2014. She enrolled in Clemson University in 2013 and became a Rally Cat, part of the university’s elite dance team.

This year was...

EPA To Help Columbia To Develop Sustainable Design Strategies

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

The Mills at Granby and Olympia

The Capital City Mill District is finally gearing up for a much-needed facelift.

The city has been meeting with residents of the area to gain insight as to what needs to change. According to WIS-TV , there has not been a plan for the neighborhood since the 1980s.

Some efforts have already begun, with some of the old mills being renovated for student housing. Furthermore, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected...

Charleston Tragedy Commemoration

From: Palmetto Scene

Brandi Siebel

Emanuel 9 victims

This past week-and-a-half, a nine-day commemoration was held in Charleston to honor the Mother Emanuel 9, their families, survivors, and church members who were affected in last year’s tragedy. “Victory in the Valley” featured programs that allowed the community to discuss unity in all races, while remembering what happened in this historic church that forever changed this community.

Palmetto Scene was in Charleston last week and talked with several people about what the...

“Daufuskie Memories” Displayed at Columbia Museum of Art

From: Palmetto Scene

Sarah Stone

Daufuskie Island

The Columbia Museum of Art is hosting the exhibit “Daufuskie Memories” through August 7.

“Daufuskie Memories” is a photography exhibit that tells the story of Gullah culture on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina . The collection of more than 60 photographs, which were taken by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe , spans from 1977 to 1982.

Moutoussamy-Ashe, a Chicago native, is a Cooper Union School of Art alumna whose work largely focuses on African and African American...



Glenn Rawls

Edwin McCain, Live at the Charleston Music Hall

After an audio premiere on South Carolina Public Radio, LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL moves to South Carolina ETV for two Thursday nights beginning June 30th.

Hosted by Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish, LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL showcases two artists in two separate shows each Thursday. On June 30th, Edwin McCain (9:00 p.m.) and Sam Bush (9:30 p.m.) perform in two programs. On July 7, American Idol’s Elise Testone...

VIDEO | The SAVVY Musician in Action Teaches Business to Artists

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Musicians singing at SAVVY

The arts and business tend to not intersect, especially in education. However, USC professor Dr. David Cutler is working hard to change that.

For the past few years Cutler has directed a six-day workshop called The SAVVY Musician in Action, which helps artists from across the globe create and develop business ventures that could be financially viable in the real world. At the end of the workshop, the teams pitch their business ideas to...

SC Farmers and Roadside Markets App Makes Healthy Eating Easier

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley


For many families, finding healthy food easily can be a struggle, especially when there are fast food restaurants located conveniently on almost every corner. Today, DHEC made finding some of those healthy alternatives easier when it launched the new S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App.

The web-based app is designed to help people locate farmers' markets and places that sell fresh, local produce. It contains a free, interactive map that shows the location, hours...

Columbia Nearly Fails in Small Business Friendliness According to Recent Survey

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Columbia Skyline

Something is making small business owners and entrepreneurs unhappy with how things are run in the city of Columbia.

Just a year ago, Thumbtack —a website dedicated to helping people hire professionals for a variety of projects—conducted the Small Business Friendliness Survey and found that participants rated Columbia as a good place for business and entrepreneurship. The city got an overall grade of a B+ and ranked #19 out of 78 cities.


SC Improves in Children’s Health, Worsens in Other Areas

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

Kids with teacher

South Carolina has usually placed poorly in regard to children’s quality of life, often being counted among the ten lowest-ranked states for kids in the nation. While the state continues to be ranked low, a recent study, now published, shows that South Carolina is improving slightly for children.

The annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count list was released last Tuesday, listing South Carolina as 41st in the nation for children’s quality of life,...

South Carolina Ports Authority Harbor Deepening

From: Palmetto Scene

William Richardson

SC ports

Recently, the South Carolina Ports Authority exported its two millionth BMW, which was manufactured at the plant in Greer. Plans are underway to deepen the Port, which will expand the Port's competitiveness and capabilities, as it continues to be a force for growing the economy in our state.

New Exhibit at SC State Museum Explores Race

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaisha Young

Photo of Race Exhibit Poster

Last June, the Charleston A.M.E. shootings sent a shockwave through South Carolina. The tragedy shed light on the fact that race is unfortunately still an issue in this state. In response, the South Carolina State Museum has recently opened a new exhibit that hopes to educate people about race, as well as encourage discussion about it. Race: Are We So Different? addresses race from a scientific, historical, and cultural standpoint. It was developed by the...