Jenna Schiferl

Bee Well Honey

By Jenna Schiferl

beeThere’s nothing as sweet as honey. We visited a bee colony in the Upstate to see just how important the honey bee….and its honey…is in everyday life.

Roads Less Travelled | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Jenna in WalhallaThe past few days at ETV were full of new experiences. At the end of last week, I drove to Charleston with Aimee Crouch, Lynn Cornfoot, and Titus Davis to interview Michael Arad, architect of the World Trade Center memorial. Arad created a design plan for a memorial dedicated to the nine members of the Mother Emanuel AME church who were killed by white supremacist Dylann Roof in 2015. Prior to the interview, I researched Arad and drafted some questions to ask, some of which Aimee used! The design plan was unveiled on Sunday, and the renderings can be found here . On Thursday, Rebecca Dymock...

Time Flies | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Interns Shannon Simmons, Rebecca Dymock, and Jenna SchiferlAs with each week I’ve spent at ETV, this one flew by. On Tuesday, I stood before a group of my peers, supervisors, and Endowment staff on Tuesday and presented an overview of what I've been working on for the past few weeks at the intern luncheon. I decided to create a PowerPoint presentation, but many of the interns showed a brief video showcasing a specific project they completed. I especially enjoyed watching my fellow Columbia intern, Rebecca Dymock, present her “Our Town” episode on Ridgeway, South Carolina. You can watch the digital short here . It was lovely to socialize with interns...

History Lessons | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Copy of the Richard  Riley 1983 inaugural addressAs I sorted through hundreds of historical documents this week, I was amazed by the parallels I found within the archived material and the daily realities of modern existence. On Monday, I started the process of compiling inaugural records related to previous South Carolina governors. I found these files online at the South Carolina State Library Digital Collection. The archives included documents like inaugural programs, addresses, and invites to official inaugural celebrations. I found myself getting lost within all of the material, and had to remind myself that I didn’t have time to read...

Learning Curve | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Rows of archived content in the tape vaults. This week marks the halfway point of my internship at ETV. Where does the time go? This week, I worked on a bunch of miscellaneous smaller projects, including updating the runoff election results, writing online stories, copyediting the runoff debate transcription and filming This Week In South Carolina . This week's show was special, as it was the last one before the hiatus. It will resume shooting in September, but by this time I will have finished my internship and will be back in classes at USC for my last year of my undergraduate. One of my favorite parts of this week was contributing...

SC Republican Runoff Gubernatorial Debate Transcript, Video

By Jenna Schiferl

Republican gubernatorial candidates.Below is a transcript of the Republican runoff debate between gubernatorial candidates Gov. Henry McMaster and John Warren. The debate took place on June 20 at the Newberry Opera House. Charles Bierbauer, dean emeritus of the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications, and Andy Shain, bureau chief of The Post and Courier , moderated the debate and asked candidates questions. Opening Statements Henry McMaster : Thank you. Ladies and gentlemen, thank you for being here. John, I appreciate you being here. I appreciate the television audience being here. I am proud to...

Home Stretch | Endowment Intern Jenna

By Jenna Schiferl

Newberry Opera HouseSince I have only completed my fourth week at ETV, this might be a misleading blog title. However, after we wrapped the last live debate of the season on Wednesday, I got an odd sense of almost-nostalgia. Things will certainly start to slow down after the runoff election next week, and with no more live debates scheduled, it feels like the home stretch of election-season. This isn’t technically true, considering that the entire process will revamp again in the fall before general elections take place. Much like the past three weeks, this week revolved around S.C. politics. On Monday morning,...

Warren Picks Up Endorsements Over Weekend

By Jenna Schiferl

Republican gubernatorial candidate John WarrenRepublican gubernatorial candidate John Warren continued to campaign into the weekend ahead of the runoff vote on Tuesday. His campaign trail included stops in Beaufort and Greenville counties, among others. According to the WYFF News 4 investigative team, some of these might be strategic stops meant to maximize potential swing votes. He received endorsements from former challengers Catherine Templeton and Lt. Governor Kevin Bryant earlier this month , but he needs to sway their supporters and make up more than 50,0000 votes in order to earn a spot on the Republican ticket before the general...

Trump, Healthcare and Global Warming: A Runoff Debate Recap

By Jenna Schiferl

Gubernatorial candidates Gov. Henry McMaster and John WarrenJust days before the primary runoff election, Republican gubernatorial candidates John Warren and Gov. Henry McMaster battled it out in their final debate on Wednesday. President Donald Trump was a strong presence in the debate, both in candidate responses and audience reactions. Warren pointed out the irony of McMaster’s traditional political career compared to the outsider movement embodied by Trump—who endorses McMaster, despite Warren’s outsider status. During the debate, McMaster repeatedly mentioned the benefit of having a political veteran in office. “There’s no real time for a...

Primary Runoffs: What You Need to Know

By Jenna Schiferl

Row of voting booths. The South Carolina primary elections are over, and there will be a runoff election for some candidates on June 26. Here’s what you need to know. Not everyone is eligible to vote in the runoff . The runoff is a continuation of the primary vote. If you voted in the primary, you may only vote in the runoff of the same party you originally chose. For example, if you voted in the Republican primary on June 20, you may only vote in the Republican runoff. Check your sample ballots to see if you have any candidates to vote on. If you did not vote in the primary, you may vote in either party’s runoff...

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