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South Carolina Entities Taking Bold Steps to Affect Climate Change

From: SCETV

Kaitlyn Park

South Carolina pier at the ocean with swelling tides

In 2015, the United Nations Climate Conference passed the historic Paris Agreement, signed by representatives of 196 nations. This agreement, combined with the scientific findings on climate change, is a testament to the international consensus that climate change and its effects are to be addressed with urgency, in order to assure a habitable planet for future generations.

Six months previous to the U.N. Conference, the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), the U.S. Department...

Two SC Museums Receive Awards

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

The S.C. Museum wins prestigious award.

Two S.C. museums have earned prestigious awards this year. The winners are the South Carolina State Museum in Columbia and Colleton Museum and Farmers Market in Walterboro.

The South Carolina State Museum was awarded the Governor’s Cup, which is the highest tourism award. It received this award for the planetarium and observatory, along with other expansions, according to an article in the Post and Courier . As a result of the expansion in 2015,...

Carolina Classrooms Focuses on Assessment February 24 at 7 p.m.

From: Education

Bette Jamison

Teacher with students

The topic of assessment in schools can often be confusing. Join ETV on February 24 at 7:00 p.m. to learn about changes in assessment for SC public school students as well as the results of a survey that looks at exactly how much testing is happening in schools today.

Carolina Classrooms is ETV’s monthly educational series for teachers, parents and all citizens invested in the education of our children. This special program will...

ETV Offers Variety of PD Tech Workshops – Book Yours Today!

From: Education

Bette Jamison

teacher with students at whiteboard

Contact ETV Education now to schedule free professional development technology workshops for teachers in your school or district! And, look for ETV at upcoming conferences and school visits

ETV trainers will come to your school or district to provide professional development workshops to meet your needs. We offer technology training for teachers on using mobile devices, webtools, StreamlineSC, and more. Contact ETV Education now because training slots fill up fast!

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PBS LearningMedia Resources Reinforce Science Concepts

From: Education

Bette Jamison

PBS LearningMedia - NOVA

Grab your helmets and follow us into space! This week’s PBS LearningMedia resources support the on-air premiere of PBS KIDS’ newest program, “Ready, Jet, Go!” and reinforce key concepts in science.

Life Beyond the Solar System

Astrobiology presents young thinkers with intriguing questions about the universe, like, is there life beyond Earth? To date, there is no definitive proof that life does—or has ever—existed beyond Earth, but astrobiologists continue to investigate. Recent...

Legislative Update- February 19th, 2016

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Senate debate how to fix S.C. roads.

This week in the State House, lawmakers dealt with issues of road repair and the budget. The House met in committee meetings all week to talk about budget details, preparing to take it to the House floor for debate in the next few weeks. The Senate took up the bill dealing with road repairs that would raise the gas tax by 12 cents a gallon. Sen. Tom Davis, a Republican Senator from Beaufort, continued his...

“Pork and Politics”: Hudson’s Smokehouse and the Campaign Trail

From: Palmetto Scene

Kaitlyn Park

Jeb

As the Republican and Democratic primaries, Feb. 20 and Feb. 27 respectively, draw near; the visibility of Presidential candidates has increased more and more, from posters to canvassing, and even candidate visits to local forums and restaurants.

One restaurant, in particular, is that of Hudson’s Smokehouse, primarily among GOP candidates. The Lexington barbecue beacon has hosted Chris Christie on June 2 with Attorney General Alan Wilson. Mike Huckabee visited July 7, Scott Walker July...

Bending Sticks

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Artist Patrick Dougherty's Rock Hill, SC installation.

The film Bending Sticks celebrates the twenty-five year career of internationally renowned environmental artist Patrick Dougherty, who has created hundreds of monumental, site-specific sculptures out of nothing more than saplings. The film follows the artist and his collaborators during a year of stick work in the Carolinas and reveals Dougherty’s process, personal story and inspirations. The film airs Thursday, February 25 at 9:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

The heart of the film is...

South Carolina Maritime Museum

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Maritime Museum

Located on the waterfront in Georgetown, the South Carolina Maritime Museum celebrates the rich history of seaports in the state. The museum features wooden boat replicas of some of the major ships of the 17th and 18th centuries and also a photography exhibit.

For more information, visit the South Carolina Maritime Museum website .

Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission Relocating to Richland County

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

energy-pipeline

Dominion Resources, Inc., a national producer and transporter of energy, is currently making an effort to expand its operations in the Southeast. The company recently committed to a $10.9 million investment to relocate Dominion Carolina Gas Transmission headquarters to Columbia, South Carolina. DCGT, which was formed from the sale of Cayce-based Carolina Gas Transmissions Corp. by SCANA to Dominion Resources Inc. in Feb. 2015 for $492.9 million in 2014, owns and operates almost 1,500 miles...

PODCAST | Meet the Founders of Voterheads

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Karl McCollester and Matt Hudson, founders of Voterheads

It's a big election year, and the campaigns for the Presidential election have been dramatic to say the least. There has been a general increase in interest in national politics, but once the election is over, will the interest remain?

Karl McCollester and Matt Hudson are the founders of Voterheads . This website is meant to help citizens stay up-to-date with local politics, and no matter what time of the year it is or...

Hip­Hop’s Master Teacher KRS­One to Headline 2016 Hip­Hop Family Day in Columbia, SC April 9, 2016

From: Palmetto Scene

Tabitha Safdi

KRSOne

February 18, 2016 (Columbia, S.C.): KRS­One, Hip­Hop’s master teacher and international ambassador, will headline the FREE Hip­Hop Family Day in downtown Columbia on April 9, 2016, playing a full set of Hip­Hop classics that spans 20 years, live on Main Street.

Presented by the City of Columbia and WellCare Healthy Connections, Hip­Hop Family Day, now in its fourth year, brings the amazingly creative art form of hip­hop to Main Street through hands­-on art exhibits,...

SC GOP Chair Comments on Haley Endorsement of Rubio

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

Governor Nikki Haley

According to The State , Governor Nikki Haley will endorse Senator Marco Rubio at a rally tonight in Chapin. Senator Tim Scott and Representative Trey Gowdy have already endorsed the Senator from Florida.

Earlier today, SC GOP Chair Matt Moore was in the Palmetto Scene studios and commented on the Haley endorsement.

For the full interview, and a preview of both the Republican and Democratic primaries, watch Palmetto Scene this Thursday at 7:30...

Can’t Stop the Water

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

A homeowner stands in water surrounding her home.

Behind Hurricane Katrina and the BP oil spill, there is a much larger, more devastating problem: the loss of thousands of miles of marshlands protecting the Gulf Coast. Southeast Louisiana is the fastest disappearing landmass on earth. As its fertile lands are destroyed, America is losing one of its most extraordinary regions. Can’t Stop the Water airs Thursday, Feb. 18 at 9:30 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

No community has been hit harder than...

NPR'S "Here and Now" to broadcast live from SC Public Radio's studios

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Jeremy Hobson and Robin Young of HERE AND NOW.

Here and Now , the weekday news program from NPR, will broadcast live from the S.C. Public Radio studios Thursday, Feb. 18 and Friday, Feb. 19. The program will be covering the day’s news, with an emphasis on both upcoming South Carolina primaries.

Co-hosted by award-winning journalists Robin Young and Jeremy Hobson, Here and Now has a daily lineup which includes interviews with NPR reporters, editors and bloggers, as well as leading newsmakers,...

Trump, Clinton Leading in South Carolina

From: Palmetto Scene

Aimee Crouch

vote button

A poll released by CBS News shows that Republican candidate Donald Trump continues to lead in South Carolina with 42%. Ted Cruz is more than 20 points behind Trump, with 20%, followed by Rubio at 15%. Kasich, Bush, and Carson all have under 10%.

CBS News reports, “For Trump voters, who have been relatively steadfast in their support over the last few months, the percentage who say they've firmly decided on Trump has...

Film Reveals the Controversial Life and Work of SC Author

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Julia Peterkin

The controversial life of South Carolina author Julia Peterkin , the white wife of a plantation owner who won a 1929 Pulitzer Prize for her book, Scarlet Sister Mary , is the subject of the one-hour documentary, “ The World of Julia Peterkin: Cheating the Stillness ,” which airs Thursday, February 18 at 8:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

Produced, directed and written by Gayla Jamison, “ The World of Julia Peterkin: Cheating the...

Phase One of Innovista Project Is Underway

From: Carolina Money

Marina Ziehe

Road improvement

According to the Richland Penny Program website , the section of Greene Street that runs between the Koger Center and USC's Darla Moore School of Business has opened to vehicular and pedestrian traffic.

This marks the opening of the first phase of the Innovista project, which aims to increase connections between the downtown and the nearby Congaree River.

As mentioned in the release, Phase One of the Innovista project includes "constructing improvements to...

Millennials More Likely to Cohabitate Before Marriage: Crunching the Numbers

From: Carolina Money

Kaitlyn Park

Couple buying their new home

Several studies in recent years have found that millennials are more likely than previous generations to live together and even buy a home before marriage. The Pew Research Center finds that while only 22 percent of millennials are married, compared to 29 percent of Generation X-ers in 1997, the percentage of young adults 18-29 living with a partner to whom they are not married has increased from 5.8 percent in 1997 to 9.2 percent in...

Even with Help, Poor Students Lag Behind Wealthier Districts

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Education in S.C. needs a closer look.

A report on South Carolina’s $65 million dollar a year program that offers free 4K to underprivileged school districts, shows that even with the extra program, children who attend still lag behind other students from wealthier school districts.

The study, which was conducted by the S.C. Education Oversight Committee, according to The State newspaper, “compared how poor children who enrolled in 4K during the program’s first four years performed later on standardized tests.”...

Counter Histories: Rock Hill

From: SCETV

Glenn Rawls

Actors recreate the Friendship 9 at the lunch counter.

Counter Histories: Rock Hill brings 1961 to life through the lives and words of the Friendship 9 whose actions ignited a passion that rose into the famed Freedom Rides, bringing the United States closer to major Civil rights reform. The film airs Thursday, February 18th at 9:00 p.m. on South Carolina ETV.

On January 31st, 1961, in Rock Hill SC, the men who would become known as the Friendship 9 walked across town...

PODCAST | Getting to Know Ron Lieber, Columnist at The New York Times

From: Carolina Money

Andrea Esselman

Ron Lieber

Ron Lieber, The New York Times “Your Money” columnist and author of the bestselling book The Opposite of Spoiled , recently visited the Midlands to talk about raising kids who are financially smart.

The event was hosted by the Central Carolina Community Foundation, the Jewish Federation and the Katie & Irwin Kahn Jewish Community Center.

Carolina Money had the opportunity to talk to Lieber about his career, life, and of course, money....

The Palmetto Statesmen

From: Student Multimedia Program

C. Lowe and B. Simmons

Palmetto Statesmen

The Barbershop Harmony Society, a nonprofit organization of more than 30,000 men, has a chapter in Spartanburg called The Palmetto Statesmen. These men love to dress up in tuxedos and deliver roses to unexpected sweethearts on and around Valentine’s Day. One could say it is a specialty of theirs.

The Spartanburg local chapter has more than 50 men who perform singing Valentines this year. Singing Valentines is a tradition that has been around for...

Extended Interviews On Sex Education Bill

From: Palmetto Scene

K. Blackwell

Sex Education in S.C. is under review.

The Comprehensive Health Act was passed in the late 1980s mandating that sex education be taught in public schools in South Carolina. This session, a new bill amending the sex education practices in the state was put forth in the House, where it passed quickly. The bill looks to update the current sex education, mandating clear, accurate and up-to-date medical information. The bill was stalled in the Senate when Republican Sen. Mike Fair of Greenville...

Little Red Barn Pottery and Art Gallery

From: ETV Shorts

Tabitha Safdi

Little Red Barn

If you are looking for something handmade and unique, the Little Red Barn is the place to check out. From one-of-a-kind pottery to hand-woven rag rugs, the Little Red Barn tells South Carolina's story through art. You can even meet the feline resident, Miss Kitty.

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