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SC African Amercan History Calendar Featuring James H. Salley

From: Education

Bette Jamison

SC African Amercan History Calendar featuring James H. Salley

Since 1992, James H. Salley has been improving access to higher education for minority students as Associate Vice Chancellor for Institutional Advancement for Africa University in Zimbabwe. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Salley works within the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of The United Methodist Church where he is responsible for communicating about the university and fundraising through United Methodist Churches and other organizations.

With his leadership, Africa University has grown from 40...

Student Short Film Competition Open to ALL SC High School Students

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Columbia Jewish Film Festival logo: Identity: Its All About Me!

The Columbia Jewish Film Festival at the Nickelodeon Theater provides meaningful, thought-provoking theatrical content with Jewish and inter-related themes while creating an enjoyable and exciting experience for all moviegoers. For the second straight year, we are inviting high school students to compete in a short film competition.

The short film competition is open to all high school students (grades 9-12) who are currently living in South Carolina. The film festival is seeking student...

ORIGINAL SC | Engineer Ernest Middleton

From: Original SC

Tabitha Safdi

Middleton doing an experiment on grounding

Ernest Middleton loves electricity. At 14, Middleton says his life was not going in the right direction and his mother decided to send him to his uncle, an electrician. Together, the pair did wiring work and his uncle encouraged Middleton to pursue the trade further. Once in trade school in Charleston, Middleton found his passion and decided to pursue an engineering degree at the University of South Carolina. But a difficult course nearly ended his...

Shagger's Hall of Fame

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Shagger's dancing in Myrtle Beach

Derived from the jitterbug, the Shag is a legendary dance that grew up the Carolinas. The Shagger's Hall of Fame is located in North Myrtle Beach. Thousands flock to the area every year to enjoy this original Southern art form.

Charleston to Initiate New Police Project

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

police car

After a deadly week of shootings of young black men and Dallas police officers, local leaders have decided to institute policy changes and trust-building initiatives in the Charleston police department later this year.

The Post and Courier reports that these changes to the police department, which are still unspecified, stem from research gathered during the Illumination Project-—a program that gathered input from about 750 community members over 10 months' worth of listening sessions,...

New Palmetto Scene on Law Enforcement

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

police cars

Last week was a deadly week in our nation, which started with the killings of two black men by police in Minnesota and Louisiana. Amid protests throughout the country, a lone gunman opened fire at a protest in Dallas, killing five police officers and wounding seven. This Thursday at 7:30 p.m., Palmetto Scene sits down with law enforcement officials to discuss how we stop the carnage.

Renew in the Shade! Teacher Recertification Summer Courses

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Woman on laptop wearing sunglasses

It may be hot, but ETV provides a cool way for SC teachers to earn renewal credit! Learn and earn from anywhere … even in your sunglasses or PJs with ETV Teacher Recertification online courses!

SUMMER session STARTS July 1 and ENDS August 22 . (Must complete work by session END date.)

Register June 6 through July 11 for 20 renewal credit courses. Cost: $75 each.

ETV Teacher Recertification...

Understanding the Difference: Telemedicine and Telehealth

From: Telehealth

Marina Ziehe

Rural area of South Carolina with text on top

Telemedicine and telehealth are terms that have been used interchangeably over the years. However, sources indicate that telemedicine can also be identified as a category within telehealth, which, in turn, is much broader.

According to the World Health Organization , telemedicine is a term that originated in the 1970s. It comes from the Latin "medicus" and Greek "tele," which literally translates to "healing at a distance."

The World Health Organization adopts the following...

Book Based on SC Public Radio Interviews Wins Award


Glenn Rawls

Dr. Walter Edgar and his award-winning book

SC Public Radio host Dr. Walter Edgar’s book Conversations with the Conroys has won a Bronze Award from the 2016 Independent Publisher Book Awards. The book explores the family of South Carolina-based author Pat Conroy, who was best-known for The Great Santini and The Prince of Tides.

Based in part on radio interviews Edgar conducted for his weekly SC Public Radio program Walter Edgar’s Journal , the book examines the sometimes subtle divide between...

How To Be Alligator-Safe in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

alligator in water

If you ever come across a pond or lake along the coast of South Carolina, it is wise to assume that somewhere in the murky water, or hidden along a sunny bank, an alligator lies watching.

Alligators are extremely common along the coast of the Southeast, and they don’t always confine themselves to standing water; they can venture out into creeks, rivers, even out onto the beach. In fact, you can find alligators in...

Two Sea Turtles Rescued, Treated and Released in SC

From: Palmetto Scene

Sydney Hankinson

South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Rescue Program

Two sea turtles were recently saved, treated and released by the Sea Turtle Hospital at the South Carolina Aquarium.

Lady, a loggerhead sea turtle, was found emaciated and covered in barnacles near Lady’s Island last summer. Forest, a young green sea turtle, appeared to have been attacked and injured by a shark and was found by a group of girls at Forest Beach on Hilton Head Island back in April. The two turtles were...

Learning the "Narrative" | Endowment Intern Olivia Aldridge

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Olivia Aldridge

Intern Aldridge in the radio studio

I have been interning with South Carolina Public Radio for six weeks now, and it’s gone by unbelievably quickly. While this isn’t my first internship rodeo, the offices at South Carolina Public Radio are a stark change from where I’ve worked in the past. My previous internships have been in print journalism, and learning about a new medium has been challenging and exciting. I really enjoy the congenial atmosphere at SCPR, and I’ve especially appreciated...

Costco is Coming to Town

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Construction on Columbia's Costco

Watch out Sam’s, competition is coming soon!

According to The State , a Costco Wholesale Warehouse is set to open this summer on Piney Grove Road.

The presence of the bulk-purchase business has long been in demand by Columbia residents, but the city has trailed behind Charleston, Myrtle Beach, Greenville, and Spartanburg in building its own.

According to WLTX , the official opening date is August 10. The year-long effort to bring...

Halfway Done | Endowment Intern Sarah

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Sarah Stone

Image of Shannon Johnson

I have passed the halfway mark of my time at SCETV, and I can say with confidence that the past two weeks have been the best so far.

The most exciting part of the past two weeks has been working on my first video. I’m producing a feature about Shannon Johnson, whose titles include University of South Carolina All-American,WNBA All-Star, Olympic gold medalist, and Head Coach of the Coker College women’s basketball team. It...

Summer PBS TeacherLine Courses

From: Education

Kathy Finger

Grow Your Career with PBS TeacherLine

Grow your career with a high-quality PBS TeacherLine course! Earn renewal or graduate credits with a facilitated course beginning August 17 or just brush up with a ‘bite-sized’ self-paced course (some are even free!). Bonus: Save 15% off a facilitated course with promocode "SUNNYDAYS"!

11 facilitated courses are offered , including the new course RDLA400: Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World .

These 6-week courses offer active guidance, dynamic media,...

Try Out Our Interactives on Knowitall Media!

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Images from Interactives on Knowitall Media

Yes, we now have Interactives on Knowitall Media!

Much of the content that was previously available on the original has been updated and is now available on Knowitall Media ! There is also some very exciting NEW content to explore!

Take just a few minutes now to explore our NEW interactive , An Athlete’s Journey: From S.C. to the Olympics . Learn more about this popular, well-loved event and the South...

July 14: Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner" at the White House!

From: Education

Kids State Dinner photo

Healthy Lunchtime Challenge & Kids' "State Dinner "

streams live from the White House Thursday!

THIS THURSDAY, the 56 winners of the 2016 Healthy Lunchtime Challenge will attend the Kids' "State Dinner" at the White House. The event will be live-streamed, beginning at 10:00 am EST on Thursday, July 14, 2016:

You can spread the word through web and social media using the new images and suggested posts below....

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, July 2016


PBS Newshour

Dear Viewers and Listeners,

This month SCETV is proud to air A Capitol Fourth , the time-honored all-star salute to our country’s birthday. Broadcast live from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the inspirational program features top musical guests, with special segments celebrating the 75th anniversary of the USO and the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service.

Also in July, both political parties converge to hold their national conventions and SCETV...

Make Summer Reading a Breeze with PBS LearningMedia!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Between the Lions graphic

Inspire Students to "Get Wild about Reading!"

Help your students develop a voracious appetite for reading while building core literacy skills. This collection covers early reading and language arts topics including fluency, phonemic awareness, text comprehension, and vocabulary. Explore Collection

The Electric Company | Grades K-4

The Electric Company collection features resources to entertain and engage children ages 5-9 while teaching four crucial areas of literacy...

SCETV's and SC Public Radio's National Programs


Glenn Rawls

ETV logo

South Carolina ETV presents a variety of national programs for public TV and radio. Executive-produced by Linda O’Bryon, our national TV programs are produced by Amy Shumaker and our national radio programs are produced by Shari Hutchinson.

Song Travels with Michael Feinstein (NPR, NY Festivals International Radio Program Award winner) Expeditions (public TV, Emmy winner) A Chef’s Life (PBS, Emmy, Peabody winner) For Your Home with Vicki Payne (public TV, create) Reel South (public...

Statewide Celebrations this 4th of July

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley


As Independence Day weekend draws closer, South Carolina prepares to celebrate its patriotism across the state with a variety of fireworks displays, festivals, parades, and more. From the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains to the coastal Lowcountry, a host of exciting events are sure to be happening in almost every county.

When it comes to fireworks displays, there are four particular shows put on for the public that are widely regarded as the...

Filmmaking Industry Growing in SC

From: Palmetto Scene

Sydney Hankinson

Film Industry in South Carolina

Thanks to legislation by South Carolina lawmakers, the state’s film industry is growing. On a recent podcast , director of the South Carolina Film Commission Tom Clark talked about the growth. Recently, South Carolina legislators passed a law making what was originally supposed to be a temporary proviso permanent, in hopes of making South Carolina a more tempting place for filmmakers to do business. The proviso originally promised filmmakers 15% back on wages, and then...

B-roll and Interviews | Endowment Intern Sydney

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Sydney Hankinson

Getting B-roll for a Video

I just finished week six of my internship at ETV. I can’t believe I only have four weeks left! The time seems to have zipped by fairly quickly.

At the beginning of the week, Mr. Dave Adams invited me to sit in on another live shot, this time with Fox News. The guest was Hogan Gidley, a Republican communications advisor for the firm Brabender Cox. I watched as the crew set up behind the...

Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary

From: Palmetto Scene

Lynn Cornfoot

farm animal

Most people are aware that dogs and cats are in need of a good home, but farm animals are often neglected, as well. Palmetto Scene visited Cotton Branch Animal Sanctuary in Leesville to meet Jan Alber-Senn, a woman who is doing her part to help these animals.

Rachel Wyatt Crowned Miss South Carolina 2016

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

Miss S.C. contestants

Last Saturday, Miss Clemson, Rachel Wyatt, was crowned Miss South Carolina 2016 in the state’s 80th anniversary pageant.

Wyatt, 21, is a veteran when it comes to competing in pageants. She was crowned Miss South Carolina Teen in 2012, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in 2013, and Miss Clemson University in 2014. She enrolled in Clemson University in 2013 and became a Rally Cat, part of the university’s elite dance team.

This year was...