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The Jamestown Foundation

From: Making it Grow

Sean Flynn

The Jamestown Foundation

Clemson Extension Agent and Host of "Making It Grow Amanda McNulty travels to Jamestown in the Mars Bluff Community of Florence, SC and talks with Terry James about The Jamestown Foundation. The Jamestown settlement was founded in 1870 by Ervin James a former slave. Ervin wanted to leave his family with landownership rather than a legacy of slavery and sharecropping. Five years after The Civil War, during the Reconstruction Era, Ervin bought more than 200...

The Importance of Using Locally Sourced Plants

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. When thinking about adding native plants to our yards, the Ladybird Johnson Wildlife Society and the US Forestry Department both encourage us to find locally sourced plants. They say that locally sourced plants represent specialized ecotypes – a subset within a variety that is adapted to particular environmental conditions – the soils types, the date of the first...

USC Economists Say SC Economy to Remain Strong in 2018

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

USC Economic Outlook

University of South Carolina economists said the state’s economy will remain strong in 2018, despite a tight labor market and large layoffs in the Midlands area.

Job creation, the single best indicator of economic performance, is expected to grow at 2.1 percent in 2018, according to research economist Joseph Von Nessen who spoke at the annual economic outlook conference in Columbia on Friday.

“Although our current economic expansion is now in its ninth...

Walter Scott's Family Hopes Officer Sentencing Sends a Message

From: SC Public Radio

Victoria Hansen

June Scott holds a picture of her son Walter

It was a rare sentencing following a string of officer involved, racially charged killings across the nation. Thursday, a federal judge gave former North Charleston police officer Michael Slager 20 years behind bars for killing an unarmed man as he fled a 2015 traffic stop. The crime was caught on witness' cell phone video. Few officers in recent years have been convicted in such killings, much less received a lengthy punishment. Walter Scott's family hopes...

Celebrate the Holidays with SCETV

From: SCETV

Ty Moody

Call the Midwife Holiday Special

The holiday season is officially here! Grab a warm blanket and a cup of hot cocoa with family and friends to enjoy the following SCETV programming. We also encourage you to check out special events in your area or find helpful holiday planning tips from our Happy Holidays Collection page.

Call The Midwife Holiday Special

Join the midwives as they battle snow, ice, power cuts and frozen pipes to provide patient care during the...

A Pleistociene Era Sloth in South Carolina

From: SC Public Radio

Rudy Mancke

Giant ground sloths, relatives of the living South American tree sloths, lived across much of North America.

A listener finds the fossilized bones of a giant ground sloth.

Can Chatbots Connect You to City Government?

From: SC Public Radio

Victoria Hansen

North Charleston uses chatbot for customer service

Bratton Riley has a true appreciation of city workers, whether they're picking up our trash or keeping us safe. The 44 year-old has had a bird's eye view as the son of former Charleston City Mayor Joe Riley. But he knows not everyone shares that appreciation. Dealing with government can be difficult. So he's created a chatbot called Citibot in hopes of making it more accessible.

"A chatbot is a glorified term form something...

S.C. Rich in Small Business Resources

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

Gregg White

Starting and running a small business takes a lot of work. And in many cases, a lot of assistance. Fortunately, there are several organizations in our state that can help a small business and our next guest runs one that also supports two more.

Mike Switzer interviews Gregg White, the new district director for the South Carolina office of the US Small Business Administration in Columbia, South Carolina. SCORE locations in SC , SC...

#SCHolidays: the Lowcountry

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

kids on beach in Santa hats

After the Governor's Carolighting , the holidays have arrived in South Carolina, and everyone has their favorite activity or tradition. There are all kinds of events happening in the coming weeks, and we would love to see what you are up to across the state! Place the hashtags #TagYourTradition and #SCHolidays on your photos and tag @SCETV or @Palmetto Scene in your photos on Facebook, or on Instagram add the hashtags #TagYourTradition and #SCHolidays ,...

Rep. Todd Atwater Announces Attorney General Bid

From: This Week in South Carolina

Gavin Jackson

Rep. Todd Atwater

Rep. Todd Atwater, R-Lexington, announced on the State House steps Wednesday his run for attorney general.

Atwater is taking aim at current Attorney General Alan Wilson, a fellow Republican from Lexington County, who is running for his third term in office.

The crux of Atwater's campaign is to stymie corruption in Columbia, something he says the current attorney general can't do since he removed himself from the ongoing State House corruption probe citing...

PBS TeacherLine Announces Winter Courses and 2 New Courses!

From: Education

Kathy Finger

"Are You Ready" to grow your career? PBS TeacherLine is now enrolling for their winter renewal and graduate credit courses to begin January 17, 2018. PBS is also launching two new science courses for K-2 teachers: SCIE611: Teaching Animal Adaptations in the Inquiry-Based Classroom SCIE621: Teaching Energy and Motion in the Inquiry-Based Classroom

These two new topics are offered as both 6-week facilitated courses and as ‘mini’ self-paced courses. The self-paced courses are even offered in both free and certificate ($49) versions...

Five Tips for Healthy Eating During the Holidays

From: SCETV Health

Palmetto Health

Holiday Food

Holidays are a time for gathering with family and friends, enjoying each other’s company and food, lots of food! For most people who are trying to eat healthy, the holidays can be a challenge. Kristen Ziesmer, Palmetto Health’s Apex Athletic Performance sports dietitian , shares five tips to help you navigate healthy eating during the holidays.

1. Bring a healthy dish When attending a pot luck, the food options may not fit your...

Co-work Expanding in Greenville

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

Each month, our next guest’s company brings in top marketers from national and international brands such as The Ritz Carlton, Southwest Airlines, and Chick-fil-A to speak to his customers in an intimate setting about the strategies they use to push their brands beyond their competition. That intimate setting is the fast-growing phenomenon known as a co-work space.

Mike Switzer interviews Joe Erwin, president of Endeavor in Greenville, SC.

#SCHolidays: The Upstate

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

couple with lights at mountain lodge

After the Governor's Carolighting , the holidays have arrived in South Carolina, and everyone has their favorite activity or tradition. There are all kinds of events happening in the coming weeks, and we would love to see what you are up to across the state! Place the hashtags #TagYourTradition and #SCHolidays on your photos and tag @SCETV or @Palmetto Scene in your photos on Facebook, or on Instagram add the hashtags #TagYourTradition and #SCHolidays ,...

Tilia Americana

From: Making it Grow

Amanda McNulty

Making It Grow Minute

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . The genus Tilia sometimes has lots of species associated with it, but the AC Moore Herbarium’s SC Plant Atlas lists just one in South Carolina, Tilia americana with several subspecies following it. This tree is the only member of the Malvacea family in North America, and notes I found said that the buds are edible but mucilaginous – okra famously for its...

Helping High School Students Succeed in the Real World

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

Despite the best efforts of parents and teachers, sometimes high school students need a little extra help to be best prepared to succeed in college and/or the workplace. Oftentimes, outside organizations can provide that guidance and assistance. Our next guest runs one of these that is part of an organization founded 45 years ago by former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.

Mike Switzer interviews Heather Love, state director for the South Carolina chapter of...

Christmas Tree Farmers Work Throughout the Year to Make December Green

From: SC Public Radio

Tut Underwood

Christmas tree farmer Mike McCartha  shakes the debris from a tree before wrapping it up for the trip to his customer's home.

Mike McCartha and Bryan Price are tow two men who essentially make their entire year's livings in one month. They're Christmas tree farmers. It takes year-round to grow Christmas trees and successfully market them. Growers like McCartha and Price say they like seeing smiling faces returning year after year.

McCartha says he enjoys being outdoors in nature all year, but adds that he loves his job because "it's one of the few businesses where...

#SCHolidays: The Midlands

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Governors tree and SC statehouse

After the Governor's Carolighting , the holidays have arrived in South Carolina, and everyone has their favorite activity or tradition. There are all kinds of events happening in the coming weeks, and we would love to see what you are up to across the state! Place the hashtags #TagYourTradition and #SCHolidays on your photos and tag @SCETV or @Palmetto Scene in your photos on Facebook, or on Instagram add the hashtags #TagYourTradition and #SCHolidays ,...

Hall of Fame Auctioneer Has Caused "Fights," Seen Families Heal in 40-Year Career

From: SC Public Radio

Alfred Turner

Chris Pracht (right) during his 2017 induction into the National Auctioneers Association Hall  of Fame.

Nationally-known auctioneer Chris Pracht of Anderson has run auctions in more than 30 states and three countries over his four-decade career. His reputation among his peers is such that he was elected to the National Auctioneer’s Association Hall of Fame, one of only four South Carolinians to achieve the honor in the Association’s long history. Selling estate items as well as land, Pracht feels that he’s helping people move on with their lives to...

5th Annual Oratorical Contest for Midlands Middle School Students, February 24, 2018

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. poster

Attention Midlands Teachers: Give middle school students in Fairfield, Lexington I, II, & V, Newberry and Richland I & II, the opportunity to express themselves through the art of public speaking!

Helping Your Employees Retire Ready

From: SC Public Radio

Mike Switzer

South Carolina Business Review logo

According to a recent national survey, 71% of Americans aren’t saving enough for retirement, 58% feel the same or less secure than last year, and 46% have less savings today than they expected they would five years ago. Our next guest says that employers should be taking initiatives toward changing these numbers so he has some suggestions for the employers in our audience on how they can help their employees become retirement-ready.

Mike Switzer...

Five South Carolina Schools Advance in Samsung’s $2 Million* National STEAM Contest

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Samsung Solve for Tomorrow logo

Five South Carolina schools are among the nation’s 255 state finalists in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest , a program that encourages students to solve real-world issues in their community using classroom skills in science, technology, engineering, arts and math (STEAM).

Program Helps Service Members Transition Military Skills Into Employment

From: SC Public Radio

Thelisha Eaddy

Marilynn Bailey (Fort Jackson Army Volunteer Core Coordinator) and Michael Kouneski (Fort Jackson Command Career Counselor) during 2017 Hiring Our Heroes career fair.

Before a service member transitions out of the military, the Department of Defense requires they complete a pre-separation counseling session. Fort Jackson's Solider For Life Transition Assistance program manager says its the beginning of 12-month period that prepares service members and their family for life outside the military. "This is a collaborative effort for hiring our heroes," Andrews said. The employment workshop was led by several workforce professionals and covered a variety of topics including...

Ernest Finney (1931-2017)

From: SC Hall of Fame

Betsy Newman

Ernest Finney Photograph

Ernest A. Finney, Jr. was South Carolina’s first appointed African-American Supreme Court Justice, since Reconstruction.

Born 1931 in Smithfield, Virginia, his mother died when he was an infant. He was reared by his father, Dr. Ernest Finney, Sr., an educator who eventually moved to Orangeburg, SC, and became Dean of Historically Black Claflin College.

Young Ernest Finney, Jr. graduated from Orangeburg-Wilkerson High School, then, earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Historically Black...

Trees That Bees Love

From: Making it Grow

Amanda McNulty

Making It Grow Minute

Credit SC Public Radio

Hello Gardeners, I’m Amanda McNulty with Clemson Extension and Making It Grow . A group of us was talking recently about trees that buzz – that are so attractive to bees that you can hear them from under the canopy. Tilia americana, basswood or linden, is one of those trees and it also has a beautiful fragrance. This is not a tree that you...

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