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South Carolina Helps Flood Soaked Louisiana

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

food donations

Just as South Carolina was hit by historic flooding last year, the state of Louisiana has been hit with 6.9 trillion gallons of rain that has caused extensive damage; 4,000 residents remain in Red Cross and community shelters after being impacted by the flood, and thousands remain without power.

Several S.C. organizations have been lending a hand, including the University of South Carolina, who sent two trucks full of supplies. The American Red Cross...

PODCAST | Using LinkedIn to Connect in the Midlands

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Rob Mendenall, founder of Midlands Connecting

Technology allows us to connect faster, easier, and better than ever before. However, in a quickly changing world, the rules are somewhat vague and tend to change. How can we utilize social networks properly to network in our communities?

Rob Mendenall is the founder of a networking group on LinkedIn called Midlands Connecting. This group has over 3800 members and continues to grow on a daily basis. It connects community members throughout the Midlands...

City Roots: Columbia's In-Town Farm

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Plants in the greenhouse at City Roots

City Roots is an in-town sustainable 2.75 acre farm in the city of Columbia. This urban farm not only grows fresh, organic food for the community but it's also grown roots in the hearts of the people they serve.

Welcome Back! ETV is YOUR Partner for Teaching and Learning

From: Education

Dean Byrd

People on computers

ETV is proud to be your network. We love working in the unique communities of South Carolina we call home, from the farming crossroads to our urban communities. Communicating events and telling your success with blogs , newsletters , and feature programs . And we have good friends at SDE, EOC, Higher Education, public, private and home schools … many vested partners with our children at the forefront, PreK to 12.

ETV Education sees...

Tele-psychiatry Helps Provide Emergency Mental Health Consultation

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Dr. Ratliff interacts with patient during a tele-psych consultation (simulation)

“Hello, I’m Dr. Ratliff, can you tell me your name please?”

The psychiatrist Brenda Ratliff asks on a computer screen.

Sitting in her office, in Aiken, S.C., Dr. Ratliff asks questions and listens carefully to the patient's feelings and needs via a video link. At the other end of the feed is a patient sitting in a private room, which is located at one of the emergency departments in S.C. that provides tele-psychiatry...

High Levels of Mercury Found in Several Fish

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

bass fish

South Carolina has many bodies of water used for recreation activities and one of the most popular is fishing. But, for those who like to eat what they catch, be warned, a large quantity of some fish aren’t good for you. S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control released their annual state fish consumption advisory and several new locations and species were added to the list.

They include spotted and largemouth bass in Lake...

Telehealth Increases Access to Care in South Carolina

From: Telehealth

M. Ziehe and T. Crouch

Doctor working with patient

Due to combined efforts, South Carolina is now on the edge of a new frontier in health care. Telehealth offers new ways of delivering care through the use of video and audio technologies.

The South Carolina Telehealth Alliance, a collaboration of academic medical centers, community hospitals and providers, existing telemedicine systems, government leaders, and other entities believes that all South Carolina residents should and can have access to quality health care.


Q&A | Can I Actually Pay for College?

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Hands holding up money

It is back-to-school time across the country. Richland and Lexington counties are bustling with new energy as students of all ages emerge from the lethargy that comes with summertime in South Carolina. With the beginning of the fall semester come concerns about finances, especially for parents sending students off to college.

The State newspaper recently reported that student debt is up 58% at the University of South Carolina, and the average student leaves...

Back to School with PBS TeacherLine

From: Education

Kathy Finger

Build Your Career with PBS TeacherLine

PBS TeacherLine is 'back to school' too, offering several facilitated courses to begin September 14, 2016. SC Renewal and graduate credits are available; you can even earn 3 graduate credits for as low as $585!

Choose from 20+ courses , including:

INST320 Connecting Family, Community and Schools MATH330 (New course!) Differentiating Math Lessons for a Range of Learners SOST507 America's History in the Making: A Special Collection from Annenberg Learner RDLA400 (New...

Student Mentor Urges Youth to 'Be All That They Can Be'

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaisha Young

Gordon sitting in front of a church window.

Robert Gordon understands the importance of having a solid support system while getting an education. While he was still a student himself, Gordon led his fellow North Middle/High School classmates to ensure they had just that.

Since the eighth grade, Gordon acted as a stand-in assistant principal and dealt with the needs of the students at his school. His duties included organizing fundraisers, planning field trips, and monitoring the halls. Gordon also acted as...

Colonial Williamsburg Emmy-Winning Educational Productions, Course Content Available Free Online Beginning August 16

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Screen shot of Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library

For the first time beginning August 16, the Colonial Williamsburg Education Resource Library of Emmy award-winning educational productions and supporting course content will be made available free online for teachers, home educators, their students and lifelong learners around the nation and world.

“By offering our extensive media library as a gift to America’s educators, we can help alleviate the lack of critical history and civics curriculum available to today’s students,” said Ted Maris-Wolf, Colonial...

Chimera, Part II by P.A. Bennett

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett

3 scientists in a lab, one looking through a microscope

Last week I wrote about chimeras, part animal, part human organisms created by scientists. A news story on National Public Radio (NPR) brought it to my attention. Seems the National Institutes of Health (the NIH) is ready to lift a ban on funding chimeric research.

With the ban lifted, our government could bankroll scientists who are injecting human stem cells into animals to see what happens. Most animals could be included in this experimentation,...

Aiken's Equine Industry

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Aiken's Equine Industry

Aiken's Equine Industry is stemmed in history and the fabric of what Aiken has become over the years...the Mecca for people who love horses!

Now Available on - Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Kathleen Parker and Jim Hoagland from Pulitzer Prize Winners in SC

From the Jazz to the Digital Age: Pulitzer Prize Winners in South Carolina are three thirty-minute programs that feature Pulitzer Prize honorees from our state.

Each program is supported by a Pulitzer Prize Board partnership with the Federation of State and Territorial Humanities Councils, and funded by grants from the Carnegie Corporation and the Mellon, Ford and Knight foundations.

The programs were produced by SCETV in partnership with South Carolina Humanities and...

VIDEO | Performing Artists Get a Jump-Start at Midlands Tech's Performance Incubator

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Performer at the Harbison Theater at Midlands Tech

It is tough for performing artists to make a living pursuing their passion. Despite our community valuing the arts, those who pursue a career in the arts are constantly struggling to get their work off the ground.

This is where Midlands Technical College steps in.

The Harbison Theater at Midlands Technical College is the home of the Performance Incubator, which invites local professional artists to create new works that are suitable for touring,...

ETV Kids: Ready Jet Go! Week of NEW Episodes August 15-19

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Image from Ready Jet Go!

Blast off to adventure with a week of all-new episodes of Ready Jet Go!, exploring the many moons of the solar system.

The week kicks off with Jet and the kids trying to recreate Celery and Jet’s first date on one of Bortron 7’s moons. Then our fearless adventurers explore Earth’s moon, find out that Jupiter and Saturn have more than 60 moons each and investigate the incredible variety of moons in the galaxy....

ScienceSouth: NASA Saturday in the Pee Dee - August 27, 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Boy wearing ScienceSouth t-shirt holding rocket


Date: August 27, 2016 Main Activity: Building rockets Location: ScienceSouth Pavilion

Morning Session (9:00-11:00 am): K-4th Grade Come build and launch pop and water rockets!

Afternoon Session (12:00-3:00 pm): 5th-10th Grade Put your thinking caps on as we build and launch solid fuel rockets with recovery systems.

Register Now


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South Carolina's The Nickelodeon More Than a Theater

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaisha Young

The Sign at Nickelodeon Theater

Andy Smith understands the importance of having a safe space to get creative. He's the executive director of the Nickelodeon , South Carolina’s only non-profit art house cinema. The theater is located on Main Street in Columbia and has become an anchor of activity for the city.

"The Nick" was founded in 1979 by two University of South Carolina students who wanted to create a place for film lovers to come together.


Epic Water Balloon Battle is Hoping to Bring History to Life in Columbia

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Man throwing a water balloon

South Carolina is famously hot for its warm temperatures this time of year and Historic Columbia wants to help folks beat the heat. Historic Columbia’s second annual Happy Hour Water Balloon Battle is from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19 on the grounds of Robert Mills House & Gardens .

Active drill sergeants lead the event, and participants break into two teams and will use more than 1,700 water balloons to recreate...

The Pros and Cons of Social Media

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaisha Young

Social Media

Across the state, families are preparing to send their kids off to college. For many students, school is only a few miles away, but for University of South Carolina sophomore Savannah Willis, it’s much farther.

Despite this, Willis manages to find a way to minimize the distance. “I moved 11 hours away from home for college and without social media, I would’ve completely lost contact with everyone back home,” says Willis. “I still feel...

ETV Highlights for August 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Mayor Joe Riley of Charleston, SC

Southern Lens: Bin Yah – There’s No Place Like Home

Growth and development in the Lowcountry threatens the potential loss of important African American communities in Mt. Pleasant, SC.

Airs: August 8 at 9:00 p.m. on SCC

The Blueprint: The Story of Adventist Education

The third-largest private-school system in the United States and the second-largest in the world champions "whole person" education that encompasses body, mind and...

The Birthplace of Sweet Tea

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Sweet Tea in a Mason Jar with lemon

In the late 1700s a French botanist landed on Middleton Place in Summerville, South Carolina bringing the first tea plants to the United States. The Lowcountry is also home to the only tea plantation in America, the Charleston Tea Plantation on Wadmalaw Island.

Columbia Ranked Number 3 in New List

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

SC State House

For the second year in a row, Columbia was named one of the 10 Best College Towns by . The number 3 ranking was because of the numerous government jobs, healthcare industry, and Fort Jackson. It notes that not only does the University of South Carolina bring a youthful feel to the city, but the other private colleges and universties do so, as well. They also point to all the activities the city has...

PODCAST | Information Technology: It's for Women, Too

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Tammy Mainwaring, interviewee

Information technology. Science. Engineering. Math. These are all words that come with a certain expectation of masculinity. A female who goes into engineering is rare, and a woman in a top position in IT tends not to stay long. Does this really matter?

Research shows that a diverse workplace is a successful workplace. According to a recent study by the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT), gender-balanced companies perform better financially, particularly...

Medical Trainees Use Telehealth in Psychiatry Residency

From: Telehealth

Taylor Crouch

Residents demonstrate how they use telehealth in their medical training.

“In psychiatry, there’s that big part, what we call the therapeutic alliance, being able to interact with the patient, being able to make the patient feel comfortable, make that eye contact,” says Isabella Adjinah, a child and adolescent psychiatry fellow at the University of South Carolina School of Medicine.

Isabella Adjinah is in her fifth year of the fellowship. During her third year, she participated in a newer residency rotation with the South Carolina...