Aimee Crouch

Housing the Homeless in Greenville

By Aimee Crouch

GreenvilleThere are currently hundreds of homeless people roaming the streets of Greenville, a city nationally recognized for its amazing growth and beauty. To help with the issue, a group of senior citizens started an initiative called SEARCHlight to help find caring solutions for its homeless population. They partnered with United Housing Connections and several others to build Church Street Place. United Housing Connections has seen success through a similar project and they've learned it's not just a roof over someone's head, but services and security they can't find on the street.

Gates Talks Reconstruction in Beaufort

By Aimee Crouch

GatesDr. Henry Louis Gates, Jr. joined South Carolina ETV's Beryl Dakers in Beaufort, South Carolina to discuss his latest project, Reconstruction.

SC Legislators Honor Clemson Football

By Aimee Crouch

Swinney Addresses LegislatureIn a joint session of the S.C. House and S.C. Senate, Clemson Coach Dabo Swinney and the Clemson football team were honored for winning the 2018 national championship. Swinney addressed both chambers, where he spoke of working together for the betterment of South Carolina.

A Special Governor's Mansion Holiday Tour

By Aimee Crouch

Christmas treeSince 1981, the Columbia Garden Club has been decorating the South Carolina Governor's Mansion. Each year the theme changes, but the decorations are always fresh and beautiful. We take a tour of this year's festive decorations, with an appearance from a special guest., the first dog, Mac!

Me, Myself and I

By Aimee Crouch

paintThe arts are important throughout our lives, but especially in the early stages. This summer, the Children’s Fine and Performing Arts Foundation in Charleston hosted a special day, where children with autism learned to express themselves using self-portraits.

Memorial Plans for Mother Emanuel

By Aimee Crouch

Mother EmanuelThree years ago, the people of Mother Emanuel A.M.E. Church, the city of Charleston, and our entire state, mourned the tragic deaths of nine parishioners. As the church celebrated the 200th anniversary of its joining the A.M.E. church, a plan was unveiled by Michael Arad, the architect who designed the 9/11 Memorial. Arad hopes the eventual memorial will give visitors to this historic sanctuary a designated place to mourn…and to remember. The next step in the process is raising an estimated $15 million needed to build the memorial before breaking ground.

The Importance of HAM Radio During a Storm

By Aimee Crouch

AntennaWith Hurricane Florence heading to the coast, communications could become an issue between emergency personnel. HAM, or amateur radio, is used when nothing else will work. S.C. Emergency Management Director, Kim Stenson said, "Amateur radio, ham radio, is extremely important to emergency management, not just here but in every state in the U.S. It’s a form of communication that may work, or will work, when all the other systems are down and it’s proved that in numerous disasters here recently." And if there are issues during Florence, the operators, who are volunteers, will be ready to assist...

USDA Offers Food Safety Tips to Follow During Storm

By Aimee Crouch

Food  As Hurricane Florence heads for South Carolina, the probability of many in the area losing power and flooding is high. One area that this can affect is food safety. The USDA recommends consumers take the following steps to reduce waste and the risk of foodborne illness before, during and after the storm. Steps to follow in advance of losing power: Keep appliance thermometers in both the refrigerator and the freezer to ensure temperatures remain food safe during a power outage. Safe temperatures are 40°F or lower in the refrigerator, 0°F or lower in the freezer. Freeze water in one-quart...

1686 Violin Played in Charleston

By Aimee Crouch

Bekker and FullerThis past spring, the Charleston Symphony Orchestra performed a concert that was accompanied by a very special, unique, and OLD violin. In fact, this violin is over 300 years old and it one of the world's most celebrated instruments. South Carolina Public Radio’s Bradley Fuller talked with Yuriy Bekker to learn more.

The Organs of L’Organo

By Aimee Crouch

pipe organSince 1979, the Piccolo Spoleto Festival held in Charleston has featured a series of pipe organ recitals each day for two weeks beginning on Memorial Day weekend. This year, there are 12 recitals featuring seasoned professionals and gifted young organists from across the U.S. David Kiser , host of S.C. Public Radio's "On the Keys" and producer of "Pipe Organs of S.C." gives us a sampling of instruments heard in the series that are housed in some of Charleston’s most historic churches. For more information about these and other L’Organo instruments visit Piccolo Spoleto .

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