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Knowitall Media – Weekly Topics Presented All Through April – in Collections

From: Education

Mimi Brown

Knowitall Media Collections page

In April, Knowitall Media will highlight four very timely Collections , with a different topic featured each week.

We think it's the perfect time to focus on a healthy lifestyle, so first up is Knowitall Healthy!

For National Poetry Month, we’ll introduce you to our new Libraries, Literature & Learning Collection , which features writers and poets you won’t want to miss—and please note that this collection will continue to grow!


SC Grabs Top Ten Spot for High Number of Fast Food Restaurants

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Fast Food Restaurant

Every now and then, fast foods just grab you. You duck in for a quick burger and fries and are on your way. Fast food has been around for decades, starting in the 1920s when White Castle was founded in Wichita, Kansas . Taverns and coffee houses had been around since the 17 th century, but the founding of places like White Castle and McDonalds brought a food to the public that typically had been...

Malfunction Junction Improvements Added to Senate Roads Bill

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

heavy traffic

Under the road-spending plan that the Senate’s budget panel approved on Wednesday, April 20, Malfunction Junction, considered the state Transportation Department’s No. 1 priority since 2008, would be fixed, reports The State .

The plan would provide around $4 billion for road projects over the next 10 years.

Malfunction Junction, which refers to the area around the intersection of Interstates 20 and 26, is infamous in Richland and Lexington counties for its poor...

US Quidditch Cup 9 Brings Cash to Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

young students playing the game Quidditch

U.S. Quidditch Cup 9 brought the world of Harry Potter to Columbia for the first time last weekend, Apr. 16 and 17, and brought with it an economic boost to the Columbia area.

The game is a mix of rugby, dodgeball and tag, according to the U.S. Quidditch website. The tournament, drawn from the popular game in the Harry Potter series and part of a partnership with the Columbia Regional Sports Council, saw 60...

New Study Finds First-Graders’ Math Knowledge Increases with PBS KIDS’ ODD SQUAD

From: Education

Bette Jamison

ODD SQUAD web page

Research shows that content from popular PBS KIDS series helps children from low-income families boost knowledge of numbers and operations, algebraic thinking

San Francisco, CA – April 6, 2016 – First-graders’ knowledge of algebraic thinking, as well as of numbers and operations, increased significantly during a recent WestEd study in which the children, their families, and their teachers used digital and hands-on resources based on the PBS KIDS series ODD SQUAD. Materials...

VIDEO | 2016 Indie Grits' Artists Interpret the Flood’s Impact

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Sign on the Nickelodeon Theater about Indie Grits

This year, the capital city’s very own film festival, Indie Grits, celebrated its 10th anniversary, and the theme had important meaning. After the October flood, organizers decided to focus the work on the impact the water had on the area and as a way to help the community to heal.

Photographs retrieved from Indie Grits website and SCETV album .

Catawba Art Photo Exhibit

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

camera lens

In the late 1990s, the Catawba Nation received federal recognition. Photojournalist and Filmmaker Catherine Bauknight set out to document the revival of the tribe. Her photo essay exhibit, at the Native American Center in Lancaster, gives us a glimpse of life as a Catawba Indian.

Second Inland Port Being Discussed

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

port of charleston

Due to the success of the inland port in Greer, the S.C. Ports Authority is looking into opening a second facility.

The SCPA is seeing an increased demand for a second inland port, due to the fact that since 2011, intermodal volume has increased 166 percent. Approximately 23 percent of the containers that came through the Port of Charleston were moved by rail last year.

SCPA president and CEO Jim Newsome said, "Inland...

Education: Is South Carolina Failing Its Students?

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Empty Classroom

According to a recent analysis done by South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center , “South Carolina’s regular public school districts received less financial support per student on an inflation- adjusted basis in 2013-2014 than they did five years earlier.” It was also found that support declined most severely in districts with the highest poverty rate.

Official state estimates show South Carolina is continuing to fail the 35,000 students in the 15 poorest districts, based...

Q&A | A Follow-Up Conversation with Trey Gordner, CEO of the Startup KOIOS

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

Trey Gordner receiving award

As Carolina Money celebrates its one-year anniversary this month, we decided to follow up with the first startup companies that we talked to one year ago, to learn about their progress. Last week, we spoke with Mike Meyers, CEO of Tradeversity , and this week, we caught up with Trey Gordner, CEO of Koios , to hear about what they have been up to.

Koios, a startup located in Columbia, S.C., is striving to...

National Create Cooking Challenge Selects Local Winner


Glenn Rawls

ETV’s Create viewer, Julie Booher of Mt. Pleasant.

Columbia – American Public Television (APT), the original home to television’s culinary experts, and sponsor of the Create Cooking Challenge, announced today that two new “stars” have joined its ranks. Selected from hundreds of entries by judges who are some of public television’s best known chefs, Jaime Isobe of Brooklyn, NY, is the Grand Prize Winner, receiving $1,000 to finance the completion of a 10-episode web series for Second Prize Winner, Erin French...

Old Fashioned Note-Taking Helps You to Learn

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Hand written notes are better then typed ones, a study suggests.

A study published in Psychological Science , by Pam A. Mueller and Daniel M. Oppenheimer, suggests that taking notes by hand, and forgoing the tablet or laptop makes for better learning in the long run. The study suggests that since those who take notes via computer can take more down, electronic note-takers tend to write down too much information. On the other hand, when participants were taking notes by hand, they couldn't write as fast,...

Tax Day is Fast Approaching: The Opportunities and Changes You Need to Know

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

tax forms

With Tax Day, Monday, Apr. 18, the filing deadline for IRS tax returns, growing closer with every moment--even with three extra days to get your taxes in, many may still have some questions regarding filing 2015 taxes.

Carolina Money spoke with Rosemary Wright; a Senior Wealth Planning Strategist with Wells Fargo that covers the Columbia, S.C. area, about some changes and opportunities the average citizen may not be aware of this tax season....

Spirit Communications Park Welcomes Fans to Its Inaugural Game

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Entrance to Spirit Communications Park

Anticipation filled the air, as people milled around outside the stadium. The gates opened, and the pressure of all the months leading up to this moment was released. Spirit Communications Park was officially open for its first baseball game.

Fans from all over came to Thursday’s inaugural game at the brand new Spirit Communications Park, located off of Bull Street. They were greeted with a wide variety of festivities, including a live band, balloon...

Sons of South Carolina: The Mobros’ Homecoming

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Image of Patrick and Kelly Morris on stage

With a catalog that wakes the spirits of the likes of Otis Redding and Sam Cooke, vibrant harmonies, a lush wall of sound and often haunting lyrics, it is not surprising that the past few years have been good to the genre bending Mobros. Since 2013, the group was hand-selected by B.B. King to be the opener for his Southeastern Summer tour dates, released an album, “Walking With a Different Stride” in 2014, lived in...

Fahamu Pecou Featured at Columbia Museum of Art

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Fahamu Pecou

Columbia Museum of Art’s latest exhibit, Remix, is a wide variety of works that look at what many African American artists practice – a retelling of ideas from their own perspective. One of the featured artists, Fahamu Pecou, looks at pop art through African American masculinity. Here, he talks about the art form of remixing in all forms. For more on Pecou, watch Palmetto Scene Thursday at 7:30.

VIDEO | USC Students Work Collaboratively to Build Mobile Apps

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Computer science class

As previously mentioned in Carolina Money , the University of South Carolina Entrepreneurship Club has partnered with the USC Computer Science Department to make 13 mobile apps. Students in the computer science class are working collaboratively with business students to build a minimum viable product that they are envisioning. This partnership will culminate with a pitch event on April 21, where the students will have the opportunity to showcase their work.

About the...

Developing Passionate Readers in a Digital World

From: Education

Kathy Finger

Young digital readers

Educators, you know the power of reading! Help your students develop a daily, joy-centered reading practice with the strategies in this new course from PBS TeacherLine! You’ll learn how to ignite students’ interest through personal, real-world connections, explore digital reading and audio technologies, discover how to use a wealth of online resources and tools, and analyze social reading’s power to connect and engage. You’ll also develop and implement a classroom literacy initiative that will inspire...

Local Tech Startup, Tradeversity, Goes Through Rebuilding Process

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Tradeversity team meeting in a conference room

When trying to sell a few spare bookbags during college, Mike Meyers had what entrepreneurs call the “Aha!” moment. What if there was a safe and convenient website for the university community to buy and sell items to each other?

In 2014, Mike Meyers and a team of fellow business school students started to develop this online marketplace concept for University of South Carolina faculty, staff and students. Meyers presented his idea at Proving...

The Mayor: Age of Riley


Glenn Rawls

Mayor Riley in an early Spoleto film.

The Mayor: Age of Riley, directed by Barbara Tranter and produced by Jennet Robinson Alterman, follows the career of Charleston Mayor Joe Riley’s remarkable four decade tenure. The film, four years in the making, features interviews with Mayor Riley and those who found favor (and disfavor) with his vision for the city. It premieres Thursday, April 14 at 8:00 p.m. on SCETV with re-broadcasts Sunday, April 17 at 4:00 p.m. and Sunday, April 24 at...

Indie Grits Celebrates 10 Years

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch


Columbia’s Indie Grits Film Festival opens in the Capitol City on April 14th and is celebrating their 10th anniversary. To commemorate this milestone, all festival events will be free to attendees. There are approximately 60 films being screened.

The theme this year, “Waterlines,” is an opportunity for artists to give their interpretation of the devastating floods that hit S.C. in October.

Seth Gadsden, co-director of the festival said, “After the floods we experienced...

P.A.'s Thoughts: Spring Projects

From: Palmetto Scene

P.A. Bennett


In the old days, they talked about spring cleaning; washing everything from bed linen to baseboards. You don’t hear about people doing spring cleaning so much anymore, but spring projects, especially outside projects, are big. With the recent sunny, warmer days, my husband and I have been thinking a lot about spring projects.

Last year, near the end of the summer, we had several large pine trees taken out, leaving gaping bald spots in...

SC Film Goes Nationwide

From: Palmetto Scene

AB Madden

women holding hands

An award- winning Christian film that was shot in Charleston and Greenville is headed to theaters across the nation.

The film, Only God Can , tells the story of five College of Charleston alumni who have remained friends since graduation. Following a reunion between them, tragedy strikes and the women are forced to reflect and examine their own lives and faith, as they help one another.

The uplifting movie has received two awards-...

Solar Farms Coming to Lexington County

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Shot of solar panels and sunrise

Cypress Creek Renewables, a company based in Santa Monica, California, will build three 10-megawatt solar farms in Lexington County.

As reported in the press release, the company will make a $20.4 million investment in solar energy operations in Lexington County. The farms will provide energy to 2,000 South Carolina homes - totaling 6,000 customers with the three projects.​

“Lexington County is delighted that Cypress Creek Renewables has decided to locate in the Swansea/Gaston...

Cooper's Country Store

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Cooper Country Store

When you walk into Cooper's Country Store it's like walking back in time. The store was built in 1937 and not much has changed since then. It's located in Salters right off of highway 521 and has just about anything you could possibly need.