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West Columbia Man Brings the Spirit of Christmas Alive as Santa Claus

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

Arthur Erskine of West Columbia and friend.

Most men don’t frequent beauty parlors, but Arthur “Cotton” Erskine of West Columbia visits his every day from Thanksgiving to Christmas to prepare his hair and long beard for a role he’s portrayed for years: Santa Claus. “Santa Cotton,” as he is known, becomes the Jolly Old Elf for events such as Christmas parades, private photo sessions and store appearances, sometimes with as many as six appointments a day. He is “Ho Ho” to his...

The Golden Silk Orb Weaver is Long Lived

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

A male Golden Silk Orb Weaver (top) is a lot smaller than a female .

This spider is becoming more and more common across the state.

Historic Marker Helps Uncover Military History Buried at Columbia Cemetery

From: SC Public Radio

Thelisha Eaddy

An historic marker honoring the 371st Infantry now stands at Childs Cemetery in Columbia.

For those who love military history, the date September 28, now carries an additional significance. It’s the date Cpl. Freddie Stowers was killed in battle. Stowers was an Anderson County native and a member of the 371st Infantry Regiment, the first African-American unit to train at then Camp Jackson. The date now also represents the placing of the first historic marker in the country to honor and recognize this unit. Grantham says 500 or more...

Night Terrors and Nightmares in Young Children

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Maria Riva about night terrors and nightmares in childhood and what parents can do to help. Dr. Maria Riva is a Pediatric Pulmonologist and Sleep Specialist at MUSC Children’s Health.

Need Renewal Credit by June 30? Learn with ETV Teacher Recertification

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher on laptop smiling

SC educators can earn renewal credit by the June 30, 2018, renewal cycle deadline through participation in the ETV Teacher Recertification upcoming sessions. We offer 52 courses approved by the South Carolina Department of Education for 20 renewal credits each, available in every session + Rudy Mancke’s Natural History course for 60 renewal credits offered in Winter session 2018, too.

Cabbage Palm Caterpillars

From: Making it Grow

Alfred Turner

Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow. We like to think of nature as being in balance and generally native plants can survive feeding from native insects due to coevolution. Bee keepers who want to produce palmetto honey have to move hives into coastal areas thick with sabal species, unfortunately they fairly frequently have poor yields when the cabbage palm caterpillar, the larva of an...

Attention SC Educators: ETV Education Seeks Your Input!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

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Each year ETV Education surveys SC teachers, staff and administrators to learn best how to serve you. We seek YOUR feedback … we want to hear from YOU!

Midlands Non-profit Sowing Seeds for the Future

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Sowing Seeds Into the Midlands

After years of working as a juvenile probation officer in South Carolina, Zakiya Esper became increasingly alarmed by the gap in support services for the teens she served. The vision for Sowing Seeds into the Midlands was birthed from Zakiya's belief in redemption for youth, honoring a fair shot for all teens, especially those living in the communities where she was raised.

Sowing Seeds into the Midlands ('Seeds') is a grassroots nonprofit committed to...

South Carolina Looks Back on an Active Hurricane Season

From: SC Public Radio

Olivia Aldridge

A satellite view of Hurricane irma on September 5, 2017.

Last month, the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane season finally came to a close. From June 1 to Nov. 30, South Carolinians were encouraged by SCEMD and other state agencies to be on high alert, especially after the severe storm impacts the state received during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Now that hurricane season has wrapped up, we called on John Qualiariello, a Columbia-based meteorologist for the National Weather Service, to reflect. “2017 turned out to be...

South Carolina's Population Passes the 5 Million Mark

From: SC Public Radio

Russ McKinney

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Next week state officials expect the U.S. Census Bureau to officially estimate that the state’s population has passed the five million mark. In fact, they believe the state reached that milestone back on June 8th. Officials estimate that the state is growing by 157 people a day making it one of the fastest growing states in the country. And it’s growing really fast. It took 67 years for the state to grow by a million...

ATTENTION: SC High School Media Specialists and Videography Instructors

From: Education

Bette Jamison

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The South Carolina Film Commission and Trident Technical College would like to extend a personal invitation to you to sign up to attend this FREE training:

MEDIA ARTS EDUCATION TRAINING OPPORTUNITY January 19, 2018 9:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. South Carolina ETV Idea Lab 1041 George Rogers Blvd Columbia, SC 29201 Cost: Free

Digital media is one of the world’s main communication tools, making Media Arts an essential part of a well-rounded...

Former Rep. Rick Quinn Pleads Guilty In Ongoing Corruption Case

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Former Rep. Rick Quinn, R-Lexington, in Richland County Court on Dec. 13, 2017.

Former state Rep. Rick Quinn could face jail time after pleading guilty to a statutory misconduct in office charge, stemming from an ongoing State House corruption probe that’s ensnared several current and former state lawmakers, as well as his politically-connected father.

The Lexington Republican resigned from his House seat shortly before Judge Carmen Mullen gaveled in a hastily called special hearing Wednesday. Mullen accepted Quinn’s guilty plea at the end of the two-hour hearing,...

A Biltmore Christmas

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Banquet Hall

On Christmas Eve of 1895, the public got its first look at America’s Largest Home when owner George Vanderbilt opened the doors for all to see. And still today, many Americans flock to The Biltmore during the holiday season to step back in time and experience the spirit Christmas.

Biltmore Floral Designer, Lizze Borchers, gives us a tour of some of her favorite rooms decorated for the season.

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Upstate Business Has Gone to the Dogs

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

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Many of us around the country find ourselves on our sofas glued to the TV on Thanksgiving. OK maybe it’s because we can’t move after stuffing on stuffing, but let’s face it, the National Dog Show is fascinating! (You probably thought I was going to mention the parade or football.) Our next guest is capitalizing on the need for well-behaved dogs, building a significant dog-training business not only in the Upstate where she is headquartered,...

Poinsettias

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

Poinsettias

Clemson professor and poinsettia expert Dr. Jim Faust joins us at "Making It Grow" and shares tips on selecting and caring for poinsettias, as well as a little history about the plant and how it came to America. Dr. Faust also brought some new varieties and historical varieties to show.

Musican Strikes Right Notes with Jazz in Charleston

From: Palmetto Scene

Marina Ziehe

Duda Lucena playing guitar

Creativity, for Duda Lucena , is the fuel to his energy. As a trained musician and Brazilian native, Lucena can be seen throughout Charleston performing classical guitar pieces. Lucena is recognized as a pivotal force of Brazilian music on the jazz scene. Throughout his life, Lucena has been influenced by, and performed with, musicians from the Americas and Europe, playing with them throughout Brazil, Mexico and the U.S.A.

Always including his original music, Lucena...

A Healthcare Year in Review

From: SCETV Health

Mike Switzer

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For the past year, we have been receiving monthly healthcare industry updates from our next guest who says today, she would like to share with us her year-end review.

Mike Switzer interviews Lynn Bailey, a healthcare economist in Columbia, SC.

Holiday Shopping Season Looks to be Best in a Decade

From: SC Public Radio

Tut Underwood

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USC Retail Department Chair Mark Rosenbaum is excited by this year’s holiday shopping season. A decade after the great recession that started in 2008, he said retail sales in the state and nation are back to 2007 levels. The stock market’s record highs are just in time for retail and for consumer confidence, he said.

Rosenbaum's optimism is shared by Andy Peach, manager of Columbia’s Columbiana Center Mall. His stores had a great Black...

Clemson Partners with Other Universities to Preserve Wild Tiger Populations

From: SC Public Radio

Tut Underwood

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Tigers are rapidly disappearing in nature because of poaching and habitat destruction, according to Dr. Brett Wright, dean of Clemson University’s College of Behavioral, Social and Health Sciences. In 2010 there were an estimated 3200 tigers still roaming India and other Asian countries. This alarming figure caused Clemson to contact the other major "tiger mascot" universities – Auburn, LSU and Missouri – and form the U.S. Tiger University Consortium to help increase the number of...

Snook

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

Snook

Caught by a listener off of Edisto Beach, a type of fish he'd never seen before...

S.C. State University - The Marching Band

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

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In South Carolina football is king, but for many schools in the state it's a time when fans get to experience spectacular half-time shows. We visited SC State’s marching band a few years ago to see what it’s like to be the best of the best.

This story is part of Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising campaign supported by the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen public media initiative. We will continue to...

Evaluating Stock Market Returns

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

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Most investment professionals will tell you that their clients spend too much time focusing on near term results and ignore the longer term averages. Why is that so important and how does that relate to the risk levels currently in the stock market?

Mike Switzer interviews Joe Giltner, a chartered financial analyst with CCM Investment Advisors in Columbia, SC and a member of the SC Chapter of the CFA Society .

The Science of Sleep

From: SC Public Radio

Bobbi Conner

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This week Bobbi Conner talks with Dr. Andrea Rinn about the latest understanding of sleep, and why it is so essential for good health. Dr. Rinn is a physician in the Department of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine and the Medical Director of the Sleep Lab at MUSC.

Plan Your FREE ETV PD on Content and Tools Today!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teachers on laptops around table

ETV trainers will come to your school to provide quality professional development workshops to meet your needs. We offer a variety of workshops for Pre-K to 12 educators and for Pre-Service teachers at Colleges and Universities.

S.C. State University Great, Willie Jeffries

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Coach Willie Jeffries

Willie Jeffries, a legendary football player and coach, broke barriers and records throughout his career, which began at S.C. State University in Orangeburg.

This story is part of Tell Them We Are Rising #HBCURising campaign supported by the American Graduate: Let's Make It Happen public media initiative. We will continue to highlight the people and places that make up the historically black colleges and universities in our state.

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