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Governor Haley Reflects on Charleston

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Mother Emanuel

Governor Nikki Haley talks with Palmetto Scene about the response of the state after the tragedy at Mother Emanuel in Charleston one year ago.

ETV Kids Summer Special – Odd Squad: Agents of Change

From: Education

Odd Squad team members

Odd Squad: Agents of Change

Agents Olive and Otto investigate an unusual occurrence in their town. This new one-hour special, which premieres June 20, concludes Season 1 and begins Season 2 by introducing new agents!

Air Dates/Times:

June 20, 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on ETV; 7:00 p.m. on SCC

June 22, 4:30 p.m. on ETV

June 24, 6:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on ETV; 7:00 p.m....

Understanding Orlando a Year After Emanuel

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Sign reading "Send some love to Orlando"

Almost a year ago to the day, South Carolina and the nation grieved what was possibly the greatest tragedy in the state’s history. In an act of senseless hatred, bigotry and racism, nine innocent lives were lost in a church in Charleston. Today, Florida and the nation grieve the deadliest attack in the nation’s history since 9/11- an act of hatred and bigotry. Early Sunday morning, forty-nine innocent lives were lost in an Orlando gay...

Hundreds of South Carolinians Gather at Reformation Lutheran for Candlelight Vigil

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Congregation sits at vigil, altar lit in rainbow colors

Monday evening at 6 p.m., hundreds gathered at the Reformation Lutheran Church in Columbia, S.C. for a candlelight vigil to honor the lives of the Orlando shooting victims.

In the early hours of Sunday morning, 49 people at Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, were killed. At least 53 others were wounded.

Mateen pledged allegiance to ISIS. The attack is the deadliest mass shooting in America’s history, and the worst act of...

Telehealth Involves Much More Than Technology

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Dr. McElligott speaking doing a video conference consultation

While some may be discussing virtual worlds and avatars, or envisioning a stethoscope coming out of the screen of a cellphone, the answer of the pediatrician and medical director of the MUSC’s Center for Telehealth, James McElligott, M.D., regarding the future of telehealth is very simple: “It all circles back to the problem we are trying to solve.”

South Carolina is a state facing many difficulties in the area of health. Poverty, poor access...

A New Season of Expeditions with Patrick McMillan!


Amy Shumaker

Pika animal surveying its territory from a rock

Naturalist, biologist and educator Dr. Patrick McMillan embarks on exotic and fascinating adventures throughout North and South America in Expeditions With Patrick McMillan .

The television host and series co-creator travels from coast-to-coast exploring the diversity of plants, animals and wildlife across the United States. In the third season, Patrick examines The Clemson Experimental Forest in South Carolina and the Apalchicola National Forest in Florida, which is the largest U.S. National Forest in the...

Gov. Haley Vetoes ‘Pork’ in Capital Reserve Fund

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

Governor Nikki Haley

Last week, Governor Nikki Haley released her list of budget vetoes. While recognizing the positive budget items like funding for education, health services and law enforcement agencies, she took the legislature to task for allowing what she referred to as “pork, pet projects and earmarks.”

Among these earmarks vetoed were funds that would go to the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Patriot’s Point Development Authority, Clemson University’s Garrison Arena Education/Conference Center, and tourism...

Summer Heat Safety

From: Palmetto Scene

Sydney Hankinson


That hot summer weather is coming a bit early this year! Starting in June, temperatures in South Carolina will hit nearly 100 degrees. It’s a perfect opportunity to go swimming, eat popsicles or hang out somewhere with air conditioning. However, there are also a number of risks to be aware of when temperatures rise.

The National Weather Service states that heat cramps—painful muscle cramps and spasms, usually in legs and abdomen—may be the...

Learning the Creative Process | Kaisha Young

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Kaisha Young

Young Internship

I’ve only been at ETV for a week and I can already tell I’m going to love it here! My experience is going to be a little different from the other interns’ and that’s because I’ll actually be splitting my time between the Columbia station and the Rock Hill station. The commute to Columbia is a long one for me, so my supervisor, Don, and I agreed that I’d only come to Columbia a few...

SCETV Announces 12-Year-Old SC Chef to Lunch with First Lady


Glenn Rawls

SCETV Announces Local Winner in Nationwide Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

SCETV Announces Local Winner in Nationwide Healthy Lunchtime Challenge

Winners to Attend Kids’ "State Dinner" at the White House on July 14

Kiana White, age 12, of Blythewood, SC has been announced as a winner of the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge for her recipe for Carolina Shrimp Tacos with Pineapple Salsa, which includes a trip to the White House for lunch with First Lady Michelle Obama.

The Healthy Lunchtime Challenge is a...

Lancaster and York Counties Host the Ag + Art Tour This Weekend

From: Palmetto Scene

Sarah Stone

AG + Art Tour graphic

Lancaster and York counties will host the Ag + Art Tour this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Ag + Art Tour aims to showcase rural South Carolina culture. Each stop on the self-guided tour showcases local farms and local artists. Visitors can take tours of the farms, observe artists at work, and buy local produce as well as local art. Bluegrass and folk...

Road To Recovery

From: Palmetto Scene

Sarah Stone

pothole that vehicle is about to hit

A bill aimed at temporarily fixing the lack of funding for South Carolina road repairs was signed into law yesterday by Nikki Haley.

This bill will alter state financing in order to allow the government to borrow $2.2 billion towards the repair of infrastructure affected by October’s flood, resulting in about $4 billion in the state budget to use towards repairs overall. Changes in the process of choosing highway commissioners and the secretary of...

Q&A | Making Columbia a Hub for Innovation

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Panelists discussing questions

What draws people to a city? What makes people stay? What really makes a city a great place to be?

These questions and others were discussed in the recently renovated City Hall in downtown Columbia on the night of June 8 as a way to bring together the arts, business and technology, and government communities, in collaboration, to make Columbia a better place for innovation.

Hosted by local entrepreneur and community builder Greg...

S.C. National Air Guard Fighter Jets Collide Over Georgia

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

F 16 jet

Tuesday night, alarm rose when two South Carolina F16 jets collided in midair during a training exercise and crashed into a heavily wooded area in Jefferson County, Georgia.

The jets were a part of the 169th Fighter Wing called the “Swamp Fox.” Fighter Wing Commander Col. Nicholas Gentile said at a press conference Wednesday morning that the jets were involved in a routine training exercise for the unit’s air defense suppression mission, but declined...

PODCAST | Following Up with Fund My Pro

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Fund My Pro t-shirt

In August 2015, we met up with former NFL player Corey Jackson to learn about his newly started company, FundMyPro. This company connects fans with their favorite athletes, and it allows them to collaborate to positively impact communities in need. Corey founded the company to fulfill his dream of helping communities find solutions to tough issues. The mission: "impact the world, many communities at a time." The motivation: "giving is the greatest human experience."...

Not in Vain: Tucker Hipps’ Transparency Act

From: Palmetto Scene

Sydney Hankinson


On September 22, 2014, the body of a 19-year-old sophomore at Clemson University was found floating in Lake Hartwell. According to CNN , Tucker Hipps was a political science major, and was attempting to pledge with the Sigma Phi Epsilon fraternity at the time of his death. It is believed that he was killed after being forced to walk along a narrow bridge railing as part of a hazing ritual before he slipped and fell...

We Need Your Help! Telehealth Survey Responses Needed

From: Telehealth

Taylor Crouch

Doctor and Computer

South Carolina ETV and the South Carolina Telehealth Alliance are working together to assess, explore, and share the available telehealth resources in South Carolina. Every day, doctors, patients, and researchers are using telehealth to provide care throughout the state. Looking to meet the needs of the patients where they are, more doctors are realizing the need to look at healthcare in a 21st century way. Telehealth is where technology and healthcare intersect. The goal is...

Learning Social Strategies | Endowment Intern Sydney

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Sydney Hankinson

ETV Presentation

It’s the end of my third week at SCETV! On Tuesday, I gave a presentation to several of my coworkers. The presentation was about what we could do to improve our social media accounts. Everyone seemed to enjoy it, and I learned a lot through my research. I talked a bit about what people like to see the most on social media, the best times to post on different social media networks, and the importance...

Friday's at Bill's

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Bill's Old Time Music Hall

"Friday At Bill's" is a story about music and it's also a story about a small business in transition. Bill Wells, founder of Bill's Music Shop and Pickin' Parlor, died in November 2011, and his son, Willie Wells, stepped up to run the family business, a musical institution for hundreds of bluegrass and traditional country fans throughout the Columbia area. Each week, Willie Wells shuttles between his wife and family in Nashville and the Pickin...

A History to Remember: Penn Center Campus Proposed a National Monument

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

Penn Center

The historic Penn Center of St. Helena’s Island has been a center of African American education, cultural preservation, and social justice for over 150 years.

Founded in 1862, the Penn Center, then called Penn School, was one of the first institutions in the South that provided a formal education to the Gullah-Geechee people, former West African slaves who lived on the islands and coast of South Carolina. The school was established by Northern missionaries...

Columbia Museum of Art Recognized at the White House

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Entrance to Columbia Museum of Art

Hard work and dedication truly do pay off.

Eighteen years ago, the Columbia Museum of Art opened its doors at its current Main Street location. The move from its original site on Bull and Senate Streets was the beginning of Columbia’s revitalization of its downtown. The museum was meant to serve as the cultural anchor on Main Street, and it has served its purpose so well that now, nearly two decades later, it is...

Attending ISTE? Come Learn with ETV’s Debbie Jarrett!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Adults in seminar

If you'll be attending ISTE later this month, we encourage you to visit us at ISTE Booth #3341 . Special guest, Debbie Jarrett, Education Technology Instructor and Content Coordinator for ETV StreamlineSC, will lead a series of interesting presentations!

Topics include: How to Share Learn360 videos with your Students via Google Classroom and other LMS/CMS, Blendspace, Zaption, QR codes, and more.

Debbie will also cover how to create assignments and custom segments on...

Horne-Sanford Debate Monday, June 6 at 7pm on SCETV


Glenn Rawls

Jenny Horne and Mark Sanford to Debate on ETV

South Carolina ETV is broadcasting a debate between the Republican candidates for S.C.’s First Congressional District. Incumbent Mark Sanford and challenger Jenny Horne will debate live from ETV’s Beaufort studios Monday, June 6, 2016. The program will be carried statewide on all ETV stations and ETV's YouTube Channel .

Sanford has served previously as the state’s Governor. Horne has served previously in the South Carolina House.

Media inquiries relating to broadcast rights and...

Dream Job | Endowment Intern Kristina

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Kristina Rackley

Endowment Intern Kristina

Four weeks into this internship, and I’m still blown away by how lucky I was to be chosen to work here. I’ve only been here for a month, but I’ve already written nine articles and have gone on three shoots. I got to interview someone at the Riverbanks Zoo on Facebook live, I talked to a USC track athlete who is going to the Olympics, and last week I went to a farm that rescues...

Wells Fargo Visits W.F. Sandel Elementary to Teach Children to Save

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

children learn about saving in classroom

On May 12, 2016, Wells Fargo Team Members visited W.F. Sandel Elementary in Columbia, S.C., as part of the bank’s Teach Children to Save Campaign.

Teach Children to Save is a national program sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA).

Bank volunteers speak with students and teach mini-lessons to help young people develop saving habits early in life. SCETV was with Wells Fargo as they visited second-graders and taught them about the difference...