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SCETV's and SC Public Radio's National Programs


Glenn Rawls

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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...

EPA To Help Columbia To Develop Sustainable Design Strategies

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

The Mills at Granby and Olympia

The Capital City Mill District is finally gearing up for a much-needed facelift.

The city has been meeting with residents of the area to gain insight as to what needs to change. According to WIS-TV , there has not been a plan for the neighborhood since the 1980s.

Some efforts have already begun, with some of the old mills being renovated for student housing. Furthermore, the U.S Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected...

Charleston Tragedy Commemoration

From: Palmetto Scene

Brandi Siebel

Emanuel 9 victims

This past week-and-a-half, a nine-day commemoration was held in Charleston to honor the Mother Emanuel 9, their families, survivors, and church members who were affected in last year’s tragedy. “Victory in the Valley” featured programs that allowed the community to discuss unity in all races, while remembering what happened in this historic church that forever changed this community.

Palmetto Scene was in Charleston last week and talked with several people about what the...

“Daufuskie Memories” Displayed at Columbia Museum of Art

From: Palmetto Scene

Sarah Stone

Daufuskie Island

The Columbia Museum of Art is hosting the exhibit “Daufuskie Memories” through August 7.

“Daufuskie Memories” is a photography exhibit that tells the story of Gullah culture on Daufuskie Island, South Carolina . The collection of more than 60 photographs, which were taken by Jeanne Moutoussamy-Ashe , spans from 1977 to 1982.

Moutoussamy-Ashe, a Chicago native, is a Cooper Union School of Art alumna whose work largely focuses on African and African American...



Glenn Rawls

Edwin McCain, Live at the Charleston Music Hall

After an audio premiere on South Carolina Public Radio, LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL moves to South Carolina ETV for two Thursday nights beginning June 30th.

Hosted by Mark Bryan of Hootie and the Blowfish, LIVE AT THE CHARLESTON MUSIC HALL showcases two artists in two separate shows each Thursday. On June 30th, Edwin McCain (9:00 p.m.) and Sam Bush (9:30 p.m.) perform in two programs. On July 7, American Idol’s Elise Testone...

VIDEO | The SAVVY Musician in Action Teaches Business to Artists

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Musicians singing at SAVVY

The arts and business tend to not intersect, especially in education. However, USC professor Dr. David Cutler is working hard to change that.

For the past few years Cutler has directed a six-day workshop called The SAVVY Musician in Action, which helps artists from across the globe create and develop business ventures that could be financially viable in the real world. At the end of the workshop, the teams pitch their business ideas to...

SC Farmers and Roadside Markets App Makes Healthy Eating Easier

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley


For many families, finding healthy food easily can be a struggle, especially when there are fast food restaurants located conveniently on almost every corner. Today, DHEC made finding some of those healthy alternatives easier when it launched the new S.C. Farmers and Roadside Market App.

The web-based app is designed to help people locate farmers' markets and places that sell fresh, local produce. It contains a free, interactive map that shows the location, hours...

Columbia Nearly Fails in Small Business Friendliness According to Recent Survey

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Columbia Skyline

Something is making small business owners and entrepreneurs unhappy with how things are run in the city of Columbia.

Just a year ago, Thumbtack —a website dedicated to helping people hire professionals for a variety of projects—conducted the Small Business Friendliness Survey and found that participants rated Columbia as a good place for business and entrepreneurship. The city got an overall grade of a B+ and ranked #19 out of 78 cities.


SC Improves in Children’s Health, Worsens in Other Areas

From: Palmetto Scene

Kristina Rackley

Kids with teacher

South Carolina has usually placed poorly in regard to children’s quality of life, often being counted among the ten lowest-ranked states for kids in the nation. While the state continues to be ranked low, a recent study, now published, shows that South Carolina is improving slightly for children.

The annual Annie E. Casey Foundation Kids Count list was released last Tuesday, listing South Carolina as 41st in the nation for children’s quality of life,...

South Carolina Ports Authority Harbor Deepening

From: Palmetto Scene

William Richardson

SC ports

Recently, the South Carolina Ports Authority exported its two millionth BMW, which was manufactured at the plant in Greer. Plans are underway to deepen the Port, which will expand the Port's competitiveness and capabilities, as it continues to be a force for growing the economy in our state.

New Exhibit at SC State Museum Explores Race

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaisha Young

Photo of Race Exhibit Poster

Last June, the Charleston A.M.E. shootings sent a shockwave through South Carolina. The tragedy shed light on the fact that race is unfortunately still an issue in this state. In response, the South Carolina State Museum has recently opened a new exhibit that hopes to educate people about race, as well as encourage discussion about it. Race: Are We So Different? addresses race from a scientific, historical, and cultural standpoint. It was developed by the...

Early Education Programs Offer Head Start for Youngest SC Students

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaisha Young

Youngest Student

Research shows that children greatly benefit from receiving education before kindergarten. During early childhood, the human brain develops the majority of its neurons and is most receptive to learning. For example, children often have an easier time picking up a second language than adults. This is because the neurons in their brains are actively creating new connections that allow them to retain information so well. This growth primarily happens within the first two years...

Settling In | Endowment Intern Kaisha

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Kaisha Young

Keisha with other interns

This is the start of my third week at ETV, which is so hard to believe. It feels like I just got here! I’ve finally gotten into my groove, so my days run a lot smoother now. Last week, I went on a shoot that I organized and planned at the South Carolina State Museum. The footage we shot was about the new Race: Are We So Different? exhibit there. The video is a part...

Collaboration Drives South Carolina Health Providers

From: Telehealth

Taylor Crouch

Ed Spencer demonstrates the Telepsychiatry program's high definition technology for video conferencing.

“I get lots of calls from other states.”

Ed Spencer at the South Carolina Department of Mental Health says it is not uncommon for programs across the nation to seek advice on expanding their access to care, specifically in regards to telepsychiatry in rural areas.

“They look on the Internet, like we all do, and they find our program. They call and say, ‘you know South Carolina is a small state.’ They don’t...

Telehealth, Al Sharpton, and the Museum, Oh My! - Endowment Intern Sydney

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Sydney Hankinson

Sydney and Al Sharpton

Well, I’m officially halfway through my internship! I tried to do a blog post last week, but things got a bit busy. Instead, I’ll just cover weeks four and five in this post.

Last week was quite productive. I continued to work on making our Pinterest boards look nicer, but I also did a little research on the history of Telehealth . I actually hadn’t heard the term “Telehealth” before I started my internship...

Balancing Patience and Determination in Media | Endowment Intern Sarah

From: SCETV Summer Interns

Sarah Stone

Sarah with other interns

Over the past few weeks, I have been writing a great deal. Between blog posts for ETV’s website and county summaries for Knowitall Media , I have been writing more in a day as an intern than I do in a week as a student.

As a result, I have come to further enjoy the research, writing, and editing processes. I am now not only a better writer but also a faster writer. A...

Remembering Charleston, Mayor John Tecklenburg

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Mother Emanuel street sign

Mayor John Tecklenburg addresses how Charleston came together after the Mother Emanuel tragedy, and what the city is doing to continue the healing.

Remembering Charleston – Special Palmetto Scene Tonight 8 p.m. on ETV

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Photo ofPastor Betty Clark of Mother Emanuel, Rev. Joe Darby, Bakari Sellers, and Malcolm Graham, brother of victim Cynthis Hurd

Taped in the sanctuary of the historic Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, almost one year after our state and country were shocked by the nine tragic murders, Palmetto Scene talks with members of the church and community about healing and forgiveness one year later.

In this one-hour special Palmetto Scene: Remembering Charleston , ETV host Beryl Dakers talks with Mother Emanuel pastor, Rev. Betty Clark; Presiding Elder of the A.M.E. Church, Rev. Joe Darby; former...

Remembering Charleston, A Special Palmetto Scene

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch


A special one-hour Palmetto Scene from the historic sanctuary of Mother Emanuel in Charleston. SCETV's Beryl Dakers talks with Mother Emanuel pastor, Rev. Betty Clark; Presiding Elder of the A.M.E. Church, Rev. Joe Darby; former S.C. legislator Bakari Sellers; and brother of victim Cynthia Hurd, Malcolm Graham. The conversation focuses on the reaction after 9 people were murdered during a Bible study and what is left to be done.

VIDEO | How Columbia has Changed over the Past Decade

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Main Street in Columbia facing the State House

Columbia is one of only five American cities that is home to both the state capital and the state university. Toss in a pinch of Southern charm (and cuisine), plus the nation’s largest U.S. Army training facility in nearby Fort Jackson, and you have a lively stew of ideas, commerce, and innovation.

Columbia has always drawn its influences from the coastal Lowcountry and the Blue Ridge Mountains of the Upcountry to create South Carolina’s...