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ORIGINAL SC | Conductor Morihiko Nakahara

From: Original SC

Tabitha Safdi

Morihiko Nakahara

Since 1964, the South Carolina Philharmonic has been performing and promoting high-quality, professional symphonic music for the community. Morihiko Nakahara is known for his charismatic presence on and off the podium. He’s the music director and conductor.

A native of Kagoshima, Japan, Morihiko Nakahara fell in love with music at a young age . He moved to the United States while in high school and graduated from Andrews University and the University of Cincinnati...

Bridges to a Brighter Future

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Bridges to a Brighter Future

Bridges to a Brighter Future is a college access program for Greenville County high school students whose potential outweighs their circumstances. The three year program starts after ninth grade and includes a four-week, summer residential experience on the Furman campus and year-round support and encouragement through Bridges Saturday College. A diverse mix of about seventy-five students participate annually.

New Pedestrian Bridge at Riverbanks Zoo

From: Palmetto Scene

Sydney Hankinson


Using a large crane, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden put in place its new pedestrian bridge late Wednesday afternoon. Funding for the bridge was approved by the Richland County Council in September. Bridge construction was estimated to be approximately $2.7 million, and is being funded by the Richland Penny Program.

In a press release, Richland County transportation director Rob Perry said of the project, “…we are excited to be able to fund a project that...

Getting the Experience | Endowment Intern Sydney

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Sydney Hankinson

Intern Week One

So, my first week as a 2016 SCETV Endowment Intern is just about over. What a week it has been! I went in a bit nervous and not knowing what to expect, but I feel like I’m starting to get the hang of it now. I’m not a morning person at all, so waking up early has been pretty rough on me, but I know the opportunity is worth it. My first day, I was...

Q&A | A Conversation with Joe and Jessica Kastner, Owners of Local Ice Cream Store

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

Front of ice cream store

We got in touch with Sweet Cream Company owners, Joe and Jessica Kastner, to tell us a little more about their boutique ice cream shop located on Columbia's historic Main Street and how they developed their business.

Q: What makes you so unique? A: We make a lot of traditional, as well as unique flavors, using organic dairy and local ingredients as much as possible. We love forming friendships with local farmers, smaller...

ETV Kids: Specials for May!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of PBS Odd Squad cast

ARTHUR – New Episodes May 23-27

In the last week of May, kids across the country are anticipating the end of the school year – and so is Arthur! During the week of May 23, Arthur presents a week of all new episodes, concluding with “The Last Day,” on May 27. Friday’s special two-part episode will be about the kids’ final day in Mr. Ratburn’s third grade class!

Watch Arthur weekdays at...

SC Legislature Overrides Gov. Haley’s Veto on $40 Million Farm Aid Bill

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley


Last October, nearly two feet of rain fell from the sky in 12 hours, flooding entire neighborhoods, destroying homes, and altering some people’s lives forever. After Governor Haley vetoed a widely supported $40 million bill meant to help compensate South Carolina farmers who suffered catastrophic crop losses in the torrential rainfall and flooding, the S.C. House of Representatives and Senate met to vote on overriding the governor’s decision.

South Carolina has about 25,000 farms...

Sustainability at The Biltmore Estate

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

The Biltmore

When George Vanderbilt envisioned his grand estate in Asheville, N.C. in the late 1800s, his goal was for it to be a self-sustaining property. Today, still family owned, the Biltmore continues to honor his vision throughout the 8,000-acre estate in many ways.

Keep It Real

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Photo of wrecked car, with fireman and police

As the spring semester comes to an end, our thoughts turn to proms, graduations and the start of summer vacations.

Almost in an instant, this joyous, celebratory time of year can become a time of immense heartbreak and tragedy when a young person’s life is taken all too soon, as a result of risky behavior or inexperience.

South Carolina ETV encourages you to influence a teen in your life, age 14 or above...

Program Incentivizes the Reuse of Vacant and Abandoned Buildings

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Vacant building

A new program offered by Columbia Empowerment Zone Inc. is up and running in the city of Columbia. The program provides property owners or tenants grants of up to $20,000 to reimburse the cost for renovating vacant and abandoned buildings within the City of Columbia and adjacent areas of the City. A total of $200,000 is available to fund the grant program.

According to Columbia Business Report , Lasenta Lewis-Ellis was introduced during a...

Student’s Request to Wear Hijab with Uniform at Citadel Sparks Controversy

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

The Citadel

The Citadel, a 175 year-old military public college located in Charleston, has recently received a lot of attention over issuing a denial to a student who wished to incorporate a hijab into her uniform, in keeping with her religious beliefs.

The Citadel has a very strict dress code based on the idea that cadets should leave behind most of their possessions and marks of individuality in order to establish opinions, beliefs, and reputations based...

A Glimpse into Belly Dancing in Spartanburg

From: Student Multimedia Program

C. Lowe and B. Simmons


Georgia Burnett has been belly dancing since 2005. She now has her own studio, Bella Dance Studio in Spartanburg, where she offers a wide range of belly dancing classes.

Burnett spoke with us on the benefits, styles, and history of belly dancing. It is believed belly dancing began as a way to make childbirth easier, considering there were no hospitals and pain medications then. Mothers would teach their daughters the moves and ways of...

Q&A| Talking Music Entrepreneurship with Educator, Author and Pianist David Cutler

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

David Cutler being interviewed

Last week, Carolina Money spoke with local musicians who are approaching their art in unique ways. Today, we bring to you a longer version of our interview with the director of music entrepreneurship at USC and author of the book "The Savvy Musician," David Cutler.

Questions asked and timecode:

0:05 - What is one of the biggest challenges facing the music industry?

0:49 - So, what happens now?

1:21 - What...

SC Philharmonic Music Director and Conductor Talks about the Piece of Music that Inspired Him

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

SC Philharmonic

Morihiko Nakahara has served as music director of the South Carolina Philharmonic since 2008. He's known for his charismatic presence on and off the podium. In this clip, he talks about the piece of music that captured his attention as a young boy in Japan.

To learn more about Morihiko Nakahara and the South Carolina Philharmonic, watch Palmetto Scene on Thursday May 19 at 7:30 p.m.

Learn with PBS TeacherLine This Summer

From: Education

Kathy Finger

woman in summer clothes on laptop outside with leaves in background

PBS TeacherLine is offering a range of renewal and graduate credit courses this summer, including a NEW math course for K-8 educators! TeacherLine’s flexible, weekly schedule and convenient online delivery give you the freedom to enjoy summer while also growing your career. Your facilitator will guide you along and your peers will keep you company with enriching and engaging discussions. Feel free to attend class in your swimsuit!

Sample courses to begin June 15...

The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

From: SCETV Regionals

William Richardson

The Southern Campaign of the American Revolution

The National Park Service celebrates its centennial this year, and South Carolina ETV and the Sons of the American Revolution are collaborating with them to tell the stories of the Southern Campaign of the American Revolution. Eight five-minute video segments will anchor an online curriculum that will be made available to South Carolina teachers via Knowitall Media and ETV StreamlineSC.

Crown Forces Monument at Guilford Courthouse Dedicated

From: SCETV Regionals

William Richardson

Crown Forces Monument at Guilford Courthouse

The Battle of Guilford Courthouse was fought on March 15, 1781, but on March 13, 2016, in Greensboro, N.C., the National Military Park dedicated the Crown Forces Monument, to recognize all of the British soldiers who fought and died in the Battle. The Monument acknowledges their sacrifice in war but will also better enable the park to educate its visitors.

Elizabeth O'Neill Verner and Jean Laney Harris Folk Awards Given

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

Hootie and the Blowfish receive award

The South Carolina Statehouse lobby was full of flashing cameras Wednesday as avid onlookers congratulated the 2016 recipients of the South Carolina Arts Awards.

The South Carolina Arts Commission has taken pride in recognizing and rewarding outstanding achievement and contributions to the arts in South Carolina since 1972. The Elizabeth O’Neill Verner Governor's Awards and the Jean Laney Harris Folk Awards were both given at the ceremony. The Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Governor's Awards are...

Wings Across SC: Bioblitz at Congaree National Park

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

students in park

Soon the densely wooded forests and sprawling, shaded walkways of Congaree National Park will be filled with scientists, students, and nature enthusiasts from all over the state.

The Wings Across South Carolina Bioblitz will be taking place within the park May 20-21. The statewide event focuses on birds and will be a regional showcase for the Bioblitz project.

Bioblitz is a collaborative effort between the National Park Service and National Geographic. During a...

TD Bank to Distribute 20,000 Books to Local Teachers and Educators

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe


In partnership with national nonprofit First Book , TD Bank is distributing 20,000 new books to teachers and educators to add to their classroom and school libraries. Aimed at Pre-K – Young Adults, these books are part of TD's "Banking On Books" program, which is designed to help provide Title 1 schools with new books for the school year. This Columbia event kicks off the first of five events across the TD footprint to give...

Behind the Scenes of The Biltmore's Biodiesel Facility

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

canola oil seeds

The Biltmore has been a sustainable estate since George Vanderbilt's original vision in the late 1800s. Today, the family owned property has put a focus on energy efficiency with biodiesel and solar energy production. Ted Katsigianis, V.P. of Agriculture and Environmental Science, explains the process of the biodiesel facility and the many uses that come from the production.

For more on The Biltmore's energy efficiency, watch Palmetto Scene Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Behind the Scenes of The Biltmore's Production Garden

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Biltmore Production Garden

When George Vanderbilt built The Biltmore in the late 1800s, his goal was to make the estate sustainable in many areas, one being agriculture. Eli Herman, the manager of the production garden, gives us a behind-the-scenes tour of the greenhouse and tells us how they are continuing Vanderbilt's mission today.

For more on The Biltmore, watch Palmetto Scene , Thursday at 7:30 p.m.

Debates Continue Over Construction of Hotels in Charleston

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley


The concern over how Charleston’s growing tourist industry will affect everyday life in the city that many people call home continues to grow, as more and more visitors arrive each year.

For several years now, residents and city officials have debated how many tourists the peninsula can accommodate. The arrival of the Carnival Cruise line to Charleston is still an issue that residents feel very strongly about. A hearing was held April 12th in...

ETV Thanks Teachers – Winner of a Free Recertification Course!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo of teacher with elementary school students

To thank all of our educators during the first week of May for “Teacher Appreciation Day,” ETV Education invited SC educators to sign up to receive the online monthly ed-news bulletin and one teacher was selected from those who signed up to receive a FREE ETV Teacher Recertification course!

Congratulations to Raquel Lemrick from Anderson School District Two! Thank you for signing up to receive our online newsletter with key information especially for our...

"Making It Grow" Wins Telly Award

From: Making it Grow

Glenn Rawls

"Mason Jar Salad"

The Telly Awards has named ETV and Clemson University’s “Making It Grow” as a Bronze winner in the 37th Annual Telly Awards for their segment titled “Mason Jar Salads”.

“ Mason Jar Salads ” is a segment produced for “ Making It Grow ”, the live weekly horticulture call-in program produced with Clemson University from ETV’s Sumter studios. In the segment, host Amanda McNulty and guest Laurie Aker of Earth Fare show audiences...