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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.

Moving East: Tiny House Movement in SC

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

Tiny House

The average home in the United States is 2,600 square feet. Now imagine living in a house one-eighth that size. That’s what one family has decided to do. The Singletary family wanted to downsize, in order to have life experiences, instead of being forced to keep up with a mortgage.

According to The Tiny Life , a “tiny house is between 100 and 400 square feet.” Other reasons folks around the U.S. are joining...

President's Corner Monthly Newsletter, April 2016


Jackie Robinson

Dear Viewers and Listeners:

This month, SCETV programming highlights the creativity of the master documentarian Ken Burns. Burns focuses his lens on the legendary baseball player Jackie Robinson, telling the story not only of his amazing talents as an athlete, but also as a humanitarian who spoke out against injustice and racism. Burns’ other series this month include Jazz, a six-part look at the beginning and ongoing legacy of this truly American music, and...

Earn Renewal Credit by June 30th with “Perfect Fit” Courses!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher and elementary students in classroom with hands raised

S.C. Teachers … earn your renewal credit around YOUR schedule in the comfort of YOUR own “digs” with ETV Teacher Recertification ! All 55 courses offered for upcoming session are approved by SDE for 20 renewal credits, facilitated online/self-paced, and cost $75 each.

The SPRING II session , which starts April 25 and ends June 13 (deadline to complete), will provide renewal credit by the June 30 th renewal cycle deadline - REGISTER beginning...

South Carolina Economist Expects Flat Growth Through 2017

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi


Unemployment is low and the economy is growing both nationally and locally, although according to Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen , readings on the U.S. economy since the turn of the year have been somewhat mixed. The national economy is limping along at a fairly slow pace, and that’s why the Federal Reserve is keeping interest rates low. So, what does this mean for South Carolina’s outlook?

In a podcast interview on South Carolina...

HEMI Food Truck Court is Up and Running in West Columbia

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Food Truck Court in Columbia, SC

Many small to medium-sized cities are growing, or at least have the opportunity to grow tremendously, because of the innovative solutions that small business owners develop.

Here in Columbia, South Carolina, the business owner Christina Survana decided to embrace the booming food truck trend by bringing a new food truck court into existence. “I would always pass by and see a vacant lot here, so I thought, why not have a food truck court?,”...

Q&A | A Conversation with Kiran Ravindra, Founder of Carbon Trim Solutions

From: Carolina Money

Krishna Thakker

Kiran Ravindra sitting in the car

Young Entreprenuer, Kiran Ravindra, founded Carbon Trim Solutions in 2012, and since has been featured on Business Insider , Yahoo! Finance , DuPont Registry , and DailyTekk .

Born in Boston in 1996, Kiran lived most of his life in Columbia, S.C. He graduated from Spring Valley High School in 2014, and is currently a part-time student at the Darla Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina. After being involved with...

EOC Reports - Resources for Schools and Districts on Testing

From: Education

Bette Jamison

SC Education oversight Committee logo

Are you looking for resources for students and parents on testing? The Education Oversight Committee (EOC) has developed a print resource to help students and families understand the purposes of assessment and what the different types of assessment are. Tips for student testing success are included in the document.

The EOC has also updated the print resource on WorkKeys. This year will be the second year that all South Carolina 11 th graders will...

ETV Highlights for April 2016

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Picture of Ready Jet Go! characters

Profile: SC Cities: Each week in April, ETV will air these classic portraits of different regions in the state of South Carolina.

- April 3 at 3:30 p.m. on ETV and 4:30 p.m. on SCC : Allendale Barnwell (1967)

- April 10 at 3:00 p.m. on ETV and 4:00 p.m. on SCC: Face of Columbia (1966)

- April 17 at 3:00 p.m. on ETV and 4:00 p.m. on SCC: Charleston and...

Additional Funds to Retain SC Teachers

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

SC State House

The S.C. House unanimously passed an amendment to the state budget that would allocate over $9 million to teachers in high-poverty areas. The school districts included in the plan have at least 80 percent of students living in poverty. The one-year funding is to help retain good teachers in poorer districts that can’t pay the same salaries as some of the richer districts in the state. Some of the areas include Allendale, Clarendon, Hampton, Lee,...