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PBS LearningMedia Resources Explore Frontiers of Engineering!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

children in science museum learning about air

Explore the frontiers of engineering with PBS! Featured PBS LearningMedia resources highlight careers in engineering and offer students a look at what it takes to design rockets, jets, and 3D printers.

How to Build a Rocket and Think Like an Engineer

Do young children have a natural ability, fueled by their own curiosity, to pose problems and invent solutions? If children are to develop the ability to investigate, ask and test questions,...

Jennifer Pinckney Honors Late Husband Through Foundation

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Sen. Clementa Pinckney

Jennifer Pinckney, wife of the late Senator Clementa Pinckney, recently spoke at Duke University, along with Reverend Kylon Middleton and Reverend Chris Vaughn, friends of the family. Their message was of hope and forgiveness after the tragedy at Mother Emanuel in Charleston last June. Jennifer explains that through the Senator Clementa Pinckney Foundation, she is able to carry on her husband's work of being the “voice for the voiceless.”

For more information on the...

The Growing Trend of Facial Recognition Technology: It’s Not Just for Law Enforcement

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Customer Service

Many of us have watched those TV dramas where the investigators use facial recognition to catch the bad guys. It’s something that actually happens and it’s not just used in law enforcement. Many private businesses are using this technology to garner more business and to create a more personalized shopping experience.

In a recent article in Consumer Reports , many businesses across Europe are currently using facial recognition technology as a means for improving...

Q&A | Economics and Education: A Conversation with Courtney Epting

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Courtney Epting

Courtney Epting works with SC Economics , a support system for South Carolina teachers that is partnered with the South Carolina Department of Education. SC Economics provides free professional development opportunities to teachers that help them to build confidence in what they teach, and a deeper understanding of how economics can be used in the classroom. SC Economics also focuses on students in grades K-12, providing games and competitions, which promote interest in economics...

New USC Student Housing Complex Coming to Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

Construction Site

According to , a new student housing complex is being built near Williams Brice Stadium for students of the University of South Carolina. Dovetail Development, which is based in Athens, Georgia, will begin construction of Wildwood Columbia by July 2016.

Wildwood Columbia will consist of 17 buildings with 327,000 square feet of residences and a 7,500 square foot clubhouse. spoke with Dovetail Consultant Mike Swope, who said the dorms will...

SC Center for Teaching about Asia – Free for Teachers!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Screen shot of SC Center for Teaching About Asia website

The South Carolina Center for Teaching about Asia (SCCTA), headquartered at Furman University, is associated with the National Consortium for Teaching about Asia (NCTA) funded by the Freeman Foundation.

The purpose of SCCTA is to work with South Carolina school districts to enhance instruction on Asia throughout the curriculum, especially in world history, social studies, geography, and language arts courses. The faculty teams working with SCCTA seminars are drawn from among Asian specialists on...

SC Grandmother Fights HIV/AIDS in PBS Film


Glenn Rawls

Wilhemina Dixon, worries about her granddaughter Dayshal, born HIV positive

Meet Wilhemina Dixon from Williston, South Carolina, a one-woman army fighting for her family’s survival, in a new film from Independent Lens . Wilhemina’s War shows the devastating toll of the scourge of HIV/AIDS, one of the leading causes of death for black women in the rural south. Shot over the course of five years, the film bears witness to the resilience and determination of the human spirit in the face of tremendous adversity. Wilhemina’s...

It's a New Adventure! Sesame Street for Military Families - Transitions

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Sesame Street Transitions for Military Families characters

The Adventure Campaign

Big changes can make for a real adventure story! Whether your family has transitioned or is currently transitioning out of the military, resources from Sesame Street can help along the way.

That's why we've created The Adventure Campaign , an e-newsletter just for transitioning military and veteran families filled with fun activities and useful tips to help you and your kids navigate changes as a team. Get your adventure...

ETV Highlights for March 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of 7 men in space suits

PBS Space Week: The first week of March, PBS explores space!

March 1 at 9:00 p.m. on ETV: American Experience: Space Men

This new program is about the first high-altitude explorers (Repeats March 2 at 10:00 p.m. on ETVW)

March 2 at 8:00 p.m. and March 3 at 10:30 p.m. on ETV: A Year In Space

This program is kid-friendly, pairs nicely with Ready Jet Go ! It follows NASA astronaut Scott...

Donald Trump Wins SC Primary

From: Palmetto Scene

AB Madden

vote button

The South Carolina primary contest for the Republican Party gave Donald Trump his second victory over the other candidates. NBC News reports that by winning the First in the South Primary, Trump added “legitimacy to a campaign that many wrote off, since even before he officially announced in June.”

Trump’s victory gives him an added boost, heading into Nevada caucuses this week and Super Tuesday next week.

When addressing his supporters in Spartanburg...

First Food Truck Court to Open in Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Owners of The Belgian Waffle Truck standing in front of their food truck.

The food truck trend, a phenomenon in big cities all across the United States, starts to catch on in Columbia, South Carolina. Meeting Street in West Columbia is about to receive a new food truck court, the Hemi Food Truck Court , on March 14.

Several local food trucks, including The Belgian Waffle Truck , Brain Freeze Italian Ice and CupSide Down Cafe & Deli , have commited to joining Hemi Food Truck Court....

South Carolina Entities Taking Bold Steps to Affect Climate Change


Kaitlyn Park

South Carolina pier at the ocean with swelling tides

In 2015, the United Nations Climate Conference passed the historic Paris Agreement, signed by representatives of 196 nations. This agreement, combined with the scientific findings on climate change, is a testament to the international consensus that climate change and its effects are to be addressed with urgency, in order to assure a habitable planet for future generations.

Six months previous to the U.N. Conference, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the U.S. Department...

Two SC Museums Receive Awards

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

The S.C. Museum wins prestigious award.

Two S.C. museums have earned prestigious awards this year. The winners are the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia and Colleton Museum and Farmers Market in Walterboro.

The South Carolina State Museum was awarded the Governor’s Cup, which is the highest tourism award. It received this award for the planetarium and observatory, along with other expansions, according to an article in the Post and Courier . As a result of the expansion in 2015,...

Carolina Classrooms Focuses on Assessment February 24 at 7 p.m.

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher with students

The topic of assessment in schools can often be confusing. Join ETV on February 24 at 7:00 p.m. to learn about changes in assessment for SC public school students as well as the results of a survey that looks at exactly how much testing is happening in schools today.

Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. This special program will...

ETV Offers Variety of PD Tech Workshops – Book Yours Today!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

teacher with students at whiteboard

Contact ETV Education now to schedule free professional development technology workshops for teachers in your school or district! And, look for ETV at upcoming conferences and school visits

ETV trainers will come to your school or district to provide professional development workshops to meet your needs. We offer technology training for teachers on using mobile devices, webtools, StreamlineSC, and more. Contact ETV Education now because training slots fill up fast!

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PBS LearningMedia Resources Reinforce Science Concepts

From: Education

Bette Jamison

PBS LearningMedia - NOVA

Grab your helmets and follow us into space! This week’s PBS LearningMedia resources support the on-air premiere of PBS KIDS’ newest program, “Ready, Jet, Go!” and reinforce key concepts in science.

Life Beyond the Solar System

Astrobiology presents young thinkers with intriguing questions about the universe, like, is there life beyond Earth? To date, there is no definitive proof that life does—or has ever—existed beyond Earth, but astrobiologists continue to investigate. Recent...

Legislative Update- February 19th, 2016

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Senate debate how to fix S.C. roads.

This week in the State House, lawmakers dealt with issues of road repair and the budget. The House met in committee meetings all week to talk about budget details, preparing to take it to the House floor for debate in the next few weeks. The Senate took up the bill dealing with road repairs that would raise the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon. Sen. Tom Davis, a Republican Senator from Beaufort, continued his...

“Pork and Politics”: Hudson’s Smokehouse and the Campaign Trail

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park


As the Republican and Democratic primaries, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 respectively, draw near; the visibility of Presidential candidates has increased more and more, from posters to canvassing, and even candidate visits to local forums and restaurants.

One restaurant, in particular, is that of Hudson’s Smokehouse, primarily among GOP candidates. The Lexington barbecue beacon has hosted Chris Christie on June 2 with Attorney General Alan Wilson. Mike Huckabee visited July 7, Scott Walker July...

Bending Sticks


Glenn Rawls

Artist Patrick Dougherty's Rock Hill, SC installation.

The film Bending Sticks celebrates the twenty-five year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work in the Carolinas and reveals Dougherty’s process, personal story and inspirations. The film airs Thursday, February 25 at 9:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

The heart of the film is...

South Carolina Maritime Museum

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Maritime Museum

Located on the waterfront in Georgetown, the South Carolina Maritime Museum celebrates the rich history of seaports in the state. The museum features wooden boat replicas of some of the major ships of the 17th and 18th centuries and also a photography exhibit.

For more information, visit the South Carolina Maritime Museum website .

Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission Relocating to Richland County

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park


Dominion Resources, Inc., a national producer and transporter of energy, is currently making an effort to expand its operations in the Southeast. The company recently committed to a $10.9 million investment to relocate Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission headquarters to Columbia, South Carolina. DCGT, which was formed from the sale of Cayce-based Carolina Gas Transmissions Corp. by SCANA to Dominion Resources Inc. in Feb. 2015 for $492.9 million in 2014, owns and operates almost 1,500 miles...

PODCAST | Meet the Founders of Voterheads

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Karl McCollester and Matt Hudson, founders of Voterheads

It's a big election year, and the campaigns for the Presidential election have been dramatic to say the least. There has been a general increase in interest in national politics, but once the election is over, will the interest remain?

Karl McCollester and Matt Hudson are the founders of Voterheads . This website is meant to help citizens stay up-to-date with local politics, and no matter what time of the year it is or...

Hip­Hop’s Master Teacher KRS­One to Headline 2016 Hip­Hop Family Day in Columbia, SC April 9, 2016

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi


February 18, 2016 (Columbia, S.C.): KRS­One, Hip­Hop’s master teacher and international ambassador, will headline the FREE Hip­Hop Family Day in downtown Columbia on April 9, 2016, playing a full set of Hip­Hop classics that spans 20 years, live on Main Street.

Presented by the City of Columbia and WellCare Healthy Connections, Hip­Hop Family Day, now in its fourth year, brings the amazingly creative art form of hip­hop to Main Street through hands­-on art exhibits,...

SC GOP Chair Comments on Haley Endorsement of Rubio

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Governor Nikki Haley

According to The State , Governor Nikki Haley will endorse Senator Marco Rubio at a rally tonight in Chapin. Senator Tim Scott and Representative Trey Gowdy have already endorsed the Senator from Florida.

Earlier today, SC GOP Chair Matt Moore was in the Palmetto Scene studios and commented on the Haley endorsement.

For the full interview, and a preview of both the Republican and Democratic primaries, watch Palmetto Scene this Thursday at 7:30...

Can’t Stop the Water


Glenn Rawls

A homeowner stands in water surrounding her home.

Behind Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, there is a much larger, more devastating problem: the loss of thousands of miles of marshlands protecting the Gulf Coast. Southeast Louisiana is the fastest disappearing landmass on earth. As its fertile lands are destroyed, America is losing one of its most extraordinary regions. Can’t Stop the Water airs Thursday, Feb. 18 at 9:30 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

No community has been hit harder than...