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StoryCorps in Columbia, South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

The StoryCorp Mobile Booth

StoryCorps is in Columbia, South Carolina to collect interviews with residents.

StoryCorps’ mission is to preserve and share humanity’s stories in order to build connections between people and create a more just and compassionate world. They acheive this by recording and celebrating the stories of everyday Americans. They are partnering with South Carolina Public Radio to record, preserve, and share the stories of Columbia, South Carolina, from November 17 – December 19,...

SCETV and SC Public Radio Welcome StoryCorps to Columbia, SC

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

StoryCorps Airstream trailer

On Thursday, Nov. 18, StoryCorps , EdVenture and South Carolina Public Radio held a press conference to announce the beginning of StoryCorps' tenure in the Palmetto State. StoryCorps gives people the opportunity to record conversations with someone else—a loved one, a friend, a teacher, etc. The goal is to preserve conversations with people from all over the country in their own voice. Conversations are stored at The Library of Congress. StoryCorps plans to record 150...

REEL SOUTH Season Two Preview


Amy Shumaker

Darius Rucker

REEL SOUTH, the public television series spotlighting documentary films steeped in Southern flavor, will return with an expanded season and a new host—platinum-selling, Grammy-winning recording artist Darius Rucker. The series, a coproduction of UNC-TV, South Carolina ETV and the Southern Documentary Fund, premieres weekly on ETV on Thursday nights beginning January 5 (check local listings).

Season Two of REEL SOUTH features 12 documentaries from across the region, highlighting the rich Southern tradition of storytelling...

Distance Education Helps Providers Treat Patients for Hepatitis C

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Dr. Ahuja and Caroline Derrick teaching the tele-infectious disease course

Telehealth is not all about seeing a patient on a computer screen to treat his or her condition; the clinical side is just one component of telehealth. An integral component of telehealth is distance education, which refers to situations in which the instructor and learner are geographically separated and rely on electronic devices for instructional delivery. Distance education courses are educating patients, community members and/or healthcare providers on a range of health topics.


Drought Conditions Lead to Wildfire Spreading In SC Upstate, Air Quality Concerns


Kaitlyn Park

Wildfires on Pinnacle Mountain in the Piedmont

Wildfires have been spreading throughout the Southeast, creating concerns for the upstate of South Carolina, where a dry summer and fall have led to a prolonged drought.

The fire, which began in North Carolina, Georgia and Tennessee, has led to evacuations in those states and is currently only 15 percent contained. Rebecca Hersher of SC Public Radio reports that many of the blazes are under investigation for being caused by arson.

The fires...

Photo Story: Gwen Ifill in South Carolina


Kaitlyn Park

Journalist Gwen Ifill with SC Public Radio's Tut Underwood

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) and South Carolina Public Radio honor and remember Gwen Ifill.

Ifill visited SCETV in 2012 with PBS' Washington Week for the Presidential primaries. She returned to the state in 2015 for the PBS NewsHour's Special Presentation , SCETV's America After Charleston , produced at Charleston's Circular Church. The town hall style program looked at race relations in America in the wake of the Mother Emanual A.M.E. tragedy.


SCETV Remembers Gwen Ifill


Kaitlyn Park

Image of PBS anchor Gwen Ifill

South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) was deeply saddened on Monday, November 14 to learn of the passing of Gwen Ifill, an American Peabody Award-winning journalist, author and acclaimed television anchor.

“Gwen Ifill was a gifted journalist and a trailblazer. We were fortunate that Gwen visited South Carolina on two different occasions in recent years.” Linda O’Bryon, President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of SCETV reflects. “In January 2012, she hosted Washington Week in our...

Riverwalk Development Brings Economic Growth to Rock Hill

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Cannon

Photo of competitors at the UCI BMX World Cup Event held in Rock Hill, SC.

Based on the sight of the Celanese Acetate Filament Plant, Riverwalk is a community in Rock Hill, South Carolina. It features housing, dining, shopping and athletic opportunities. The plant is a major part of Rock Hill’s history and economy, employing as many as 2,300 people from the 1940s until it closed in 2005. In 2008, the Assured Group bought the land and initiated a cleanup operation. Shortly after, The Assured Group and The City of...

Joseph P. Riley, Jr.

From: SC Hall of Fame

Black and white photo of Joe Riley swearing in ceremony.

Joseph P. Riley, Jr. was born in 1943 in Charleston, South Carolina. He attended The Citadel and the University of South Carolina School of Law. Riley served six years in the South Carolina House of Representatives and was elected Mayor of Charleston in 1975. He served ten four-year terms as Mayor, leading the city in areas of cultural diversity, the arts, tourism, economic development, and city planning. He also shepherded Charleston through the ravages of...

Student Reporting Labs: A Trip to Congaree National Park

From: SCETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

Photo taken on November 1st at Congaree National Park.

On the first day of November in Hopkins, South Carolina, eleven students walked the trails of Congaree National Park . Mosquitos crawled all over their hair and bodies; they swatted at them with every step they took. Despite these conditions, and the daunting certainty that they'd be itching from the bites for several weeks to follow, the students interviewed a park ranger outside. The natural lighting was too good to pass up. They persevered through...

High School Graduation Rates Reach High

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Graphic showing graduate pictured with 83.2 percent rate indicated

President Obama announced in October that America's high school graduation rate has reached 83.2%, a record high rate for the country. The national high school graduation rate has been steadily increasing since 2008 (when it was 74.7%) when the U.S. Department of Education implemented regulations that required standard calculations of graduation rates and enacted policy mandates targeted toward high schools with low graduation rates. Among the regulations was a requirement that school districts intervene in...

"My Life Was Given Back to Me," Says Telestroke Patient

From: Telehealth

Taylor Crouch

"My family is my everything," says stroke survivor Tracy Plush.

Tracy Plush suffered a stroke two days before her fiftieth birthday, leaving her to celebrate in the hospital.

On her lunch break, as a 9-1-1 dispatcher, her arm went numb and her speech became slurred. She knew she was having a stroke because she remembered reading about stroke symptoms in a pamphlet she found in a doctor’s office.

Since 2015, the Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg and the Medical University of South Carolina...

Ready To Learn Webinar: New Teacher Professional Development Resources in Early Science

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Graphic for Ready To Learn webinar

The CPB-PBS Ready To Learn initiative is expanding its professional development resource offerings with two new modules in early science learning. Join this webinar to learn about the latest Teaching Tips modules being produced by Boston University School of Education to help teachers effectively integrate PBS KIDS digital media into their regular classroom instruction. The two new modules — Animal Adaptations and Energy & Motion — focus on building science inquiry skills and use the...

ETV Highlights for November/December 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of Anne from Anne of Green Gables 2016 on PBS

Be sure to add these series and specials to your calendar for November and December!

Young Readers Invited to Write to Favorite Authors for 2016-2017 Letters About Literature Contest

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Screen shot of State Library website

Young readers in grades 4-12 are invited to write a personal letter to an author for the Letters about Literature (LAL) contest, a national reading and writing promotion program. The letter can be to any author (living or dead) from any genre (fiction or nonfiction, contemporary or classic) explaining how that author's work changed the student's life or view of the world.

Johns Island Conservancy with Dolphin Conservation

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Johns Island Conservancy

Johns Island Conservancy in Charleston County strives to make sure everyone knows the right way to treat dolphins in order to keep it a safe environment for both the dolphins and people.

South Carolina Artist Creates Exhibit Inspired by Historic Events

From: SCETV Regionals

Kaitlyn Cannon

Artist Charles Williams in his exhibit at Winthrop University.

Charles Williams is an artist from Georgetown, South Carolina. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Advertising. Currently, he is attending the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, where he will be receiving a Masters in Visual Arts. This fall, his exhibit Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See was showcased in the Elizabeth Dunlap Patrick gallery at Winthrop University...

Knowitall - November Collections: Career Explorations and Native American Heritage

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Photos of Native American children and woman in manufacturing career

In November, Knowitall makes it easy for students to explore potential careers and learn about our Native American Heritage . These Collections are just a click away! Videos play on your tablet or mobile device … and yes, your computer, too!

Find Out About Careers that Interest You in Career Explorations!

Knowitall brings an abundance of career education/job shadowing videos to your computer, tablet or mobile device! These videos provide insight into a...

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

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Young woman working on laptop smiling

SC educators can earn credit by the June 30th renewal cycle deadline through participation in the ETV Teacher Recertification upcoming sessions.

Over 55 courses approved by SDE for 20 renewal credits each offered in every session, plus Rudy’s Natural History course for 60 renewal credits offered, too!

Home Telehealth for Diabetes Transforms Man's Life

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Randall Smalls listening to music on his headphones.

Randall Smalls found out he had diabetes later in his adulthood.

"I always had the symptoms like blurry vision, dehydration, and tiredness. You get the symptoms and don’t pay attention to it," Smalls said.

Approximately 1 in 6 African Americans in South Carolina has diabetes, according to the Department of Health and Enviroment Control .

"We don’t know right now what causes diabetes, but we know some factors that are risk factors....

American Education Week Nov. 14-18, 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Students holding a sign saying "Thank you"

The first observance of American Education Week was held in December 1921 with the National Education Association (NEA) and American Legion as the cosponsors. A year later, the then U.S. Office of Education joined the effort as a co-sponsor, and the PTA followed in 1938.

"Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See," Explained by Charles Williams

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Cannon

Artist Charles Williams explaining his artwork.

Charles Williams is an artist from Georgetown, South Carolina. He graduated from the Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design and Advertising, and currently attends the University of North Carolina in Greensboro, where he will be receiving a Masters in Visual Arts. One of his major focuses right now is creating exhibitions. His exhibit Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See was showcased in the...

Election Day: What You Need to Know

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

voting booth

On November 8, South Carolina, along with the rest of the country, will head to the polls to cast their votes. The SC Election Commission released all the information voters need to be aware of on Election Day.

Q. I need to vote absentee. Can I still do that? What is the deadline to return my absentee ballot? Should I return my absentee ballot by mail?

A. Voters can vote absentee in-person...

Dehydration with Clemson Food Safety and Nutrition Team

From: Making it Grow

Dehydrated apple slices

Rhonda Matthews is a member of Clemson's Food Safety and Nutrition Team, and she's based in Greenwood. She's sharing a new idea, but it used to be something people did a lot. The technique for preserving food is centuries old. Now since we've had that resurgence of grow your own, eat your own, we're seeing folks doing all kinds of food preservation. Freezing and canning are extremely popular, but we want to address dehydration best...

Veteran Uses Home-Based Telehealth for PTSD Treatment

From: Telehealth

Taylor Crouch

Darling working on his farm in the low country of South Carolina

After serving in the Army with multiple tours abroad, Jon Darling now spends his days on his farm in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. He works with multiple organizations that connect veterans with small farms. He does it for the work, the cause, and the community.

Since his service, connecting with fellow veterans has been vital. Losing some that were close to him has been devastating.

“We kind of walk around like we...