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University of Possibilities

By Ricky Taylor

Students  A program at the University of South Carolina is getting middle school students excited about college. Watch the full episode: Education Highlights in South Carolina

Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum

By Ricky Taylor

Exhibit from Cecil Williams Civil Rights MuseumCecil Williams is perhaps the most well known photographer of the South Carolina civil rights movement. His photos have been featured in books, magazines, newspapers and even movies have captured many of seminal events which helped to shape this history. Although he has published books of photos documenting South Carolina's civil rights events, this active octogenarian has a new mission, to create the Cecil Williams Civil Rights Museum. Cecil states, "The mission of the museum is not only to display, collect, and preserve the memories of these years but also to reclaim our rightful place in...

Porgy and Bess: The Untold Stories

By Ricky Taylor

Porgy and BessThough it premiered in the 1930s, the world-famous opera "Porgy and Bess" did not receive its debut production in Charleston, South Carolina–the city of its birth–until 1970, due to segregation laws. "When Porgy Came Home" offers a glimpse at the people and the culture that inspired the show’s author, Dubose Heyward. Produced and directed by Lauren Waring Douglas this soon to be released documentary shares the untold stories of the performers from the 1970 show. The documentary also features a look at the most recent rendition of "Porgy and Bess" at the 2016 Spoleto Festival in Charleston...

Gullah Bible

By Ricky Taylor

Gullah BibleSouth Carolina has a rich Gullah culture in the state’s Lowcountry. Many of the Gullah people adopted Christianity, but the laws, for hundreds of years, prohibited them from learning to read. It was a law that did not allow them to fully appreciate the word. Today that has changed and there’s even a Gullah version of the Bible. Watch the full episode: Celebrate Black History Month

Female Fitness in Business

By Ricky Taylor

Female Fitness in BusinessEvery new year many pledge to improve their health and fitness routines. Unfortunately, exercising and eating healthily can at times be quite challenging. In this story, take a look at a group of ladies who have found a way to turn their passion for health and fitness into careers that are both physically and financially rewarding. Watch the full episode: Health and Wellness in the New Year

Historic Theaters of South Carolina

By Ricky Taylor

Dock StreetSouth Carolina is full of history and you can find so much in theaters across our state. Take a tour as we visit some of the oldest theaters in the state which include: Newberry Opera House, Newberry, SC Abbeville Opera House, Abbeville, SC Dock Street Theater, Charleston, SC